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    Bill , we'd need to know what your Ob. hive...

    Bill , we'd need to know what your Ob. hive looks like. I made one like the plans on Beesource. The top bar I only screwedÂ*on so I can get the top frame of honey out and replace it as it gets...
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    I'm feeding my nuc's in the spring and they have...

    I'm feeding my nuc's in the spring and they have to make comb because all I have is foundation. Which ratio should I use? Darrell
  3. Thread: MITES

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    I have understood from reading various articles...

    I have understood from reading various articles that mites are not usually what kills worker bees. Mites getting into the cells and on pupa's, killing the newly hatched bees. This destroys the...
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    I buy 1/8 hardware cloth or screen wire as I call...

    I buy 1/8 hardware cloth or screen wire as I call it by the foot either in 3 foot width or 4 foot width. Not very expensive. At Ace Hardware. Darrell
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    I haven't seen them. What are they like and...

    I haven't seen them. What are they like and where can I see them? Thanks
  6. Thread: Midnite bees

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    Michael or anyone, If I planning to split two or...

    Michael or anyone, If I planning to split two or three large colonies in the fall or spring and I want to raise queens for these new splits . I have buckfast bees now what queen would be to best to...
  7. Thread: FGMO Outline

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    Excellent work !!!!!! Thanks

    Excellent work !!!!!! Thanks
  8. Thread: How many supers?

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    I'm getting back into beekeeping for pollinating...

    I'm getting back into beekeeping for pollinating vegetable gardens and some fruit trees. I have 6 nuc's coming and I'm planing to go with the unlimited brood and food chamber(3 deep hives). All of...
  9. Thread: Stairstep hive

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    I built a 33 frame long hive simular to Micheal's...

    I built a 33 frame long hive simular to Micheal's . It looks like a house with a pitched roof that has a ridge vent along the top for ventilation.. That whole top story that sits on the 33 frame...
  10. Thread: hives

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    Got 6 nuc's coming 1st of May. That's all the...

    Got 6 nuc's coming 1st of May. That's all the money and boxes I got. Hope to spit them next spring. Only wanted bees for pollination. Found an orchard and another wholesale gardener who would...
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    Living in southern USA does have it's perks. ...

    Living in southern USA does have it's perks. We're still in the tundra in N. Iowa It'll be another month yet, if then before we dare open any hives. The bees are very quiet up here. Sometime...
  12. Thread: Winter Kills

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    Hi you all, Been reading all the topics and...

    Hi you all, Been reading all the topics and enjoying the discussions. Question----I'm wonder if the winter kill was in certain locations---say more southern than northern and this would give us a...
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    I'm interested if anyone has tried a 30 frame...

    I'm interested if anyone has tried a 30 frame horzonal hive to be used as an unlimited brood and food chamber. Will the queen lay her eggs all through out the 30 frames, or will she keep closer to...
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    Thanks I appreciate your wisdom. Darrell

    Thanks I appreciate your wisdom. Darrell
  15. Thread: Trough Hive

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    Michael, I read where you have made one and are...

    Michael, I read where you have made one and are in the making of another one, is this right? Here's a question for you and anybody else. I'm thinking of making a Horizonal brood and food chamber...
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    Michael, In postioning the foundation, isn't the...

    Michael, In postioning the foundation, isn't the foundation on one side of the center comb one way and on the other side of the comb it is reversed. Should we be observant of this when putting in...
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    Micheal, When you remove frames for processing...

    Micheal, When you remove frames for processing do you use a fowler bd with a bee escape to get the bees off the frames your taking or just remove the frames and shake them off? With out frames they...
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    Oh, one more thing. Will it work with 9 frames...

    Oh, one more thing. Will it work with 9 frames instead of 10 frames. Will the bees fill out the plastic cells like they do on regular foundation? Darrell
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    Steve, thanks for your answer. I assumed that...

    Steve, thanks for your answer. I assumed that was the way it is. I'm going to try some this year. thanks again Darrell
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    I've not heard anyone mention the use of ...

    I've not heard anyone mention the use of Plasticell but many have mentioned Rite cell. Is there a difference between the two? Or are they the same made by different companies? Darrell
  21. Thread: nails

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    Jorge, just add a 3/8" piece to the bottom of the...

    Jorge, just add a 3/8" piece to the bottom of the box all the way around. I have some boxes that are getting rough on the edges and I just run them through the table saw and glue a piece on whatever...
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    Let me ask a question as this is so very...

    Let me ask a question as this is so very interesting to me. Something I'd like to do as my colonies will be used for polination then 2ndly for honey if any. With 3 deep brood chambers has anyone...
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    Thanks didn't know. Darrell

    Thanks didn't know. Darrell
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    How many of you are using the unlimited brood...

    How many of you are using the unlimited brood nest and how does it work? What
    are the differences between limited and unlimited? Darrell
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    Thanks every one for your info. I'll be getting...

    Thanks every one for your info. I'll be getting my dado blade soon and be in business. Darrell
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