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    Re: What to so with wrong size frames?

    winner:banana:
  2. Thread: Why not?

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    Re: Why not?

    In case it gets exposed to treatments that may compromise the honey.
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    Re: How long do most neew beekeepers keep at it?

    Your right on both accounts.
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    Re: How many 16oz jars per frame?

    Medium frames I get a quart apiece on average, extracted.
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    Re: Moving a bee swarm

    I have had my best luck by giving them a frame of brood and moving a few miles for a week or so. I'm 50\50 on the last two I hived here at home.
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    Re: Kentucky Bloom season, when to feed?

    Sourwood blooming but the rain has slowed the bees down. Same with the clover.
  7. Re: Do bees know which plants have alread be checked by other bees?

    I read a study back in the winter in which they were looking at the static charge created by the pollinators and the ability to sense it.

    It was this NPR report o a study...
  8. Thread: oxalic acid

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    Re: oxalic acid

    Anyone bought OA from brushy mt.?
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    Re: am I a strange breed?

    I don't really care at all for the flavor, we may eat a pint a year. But I don't like extracting and I hate the marketing. I much rather play with the bees. I have maxed out my little setup but not...
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    Re: am I a strange breed?

    Location and weather has alot to do with it. My first year I fed aout 75 lbs of sugar to six hives. I thought that was a crazy amount. Those six packages pulled two deeps each and an average of...
  11. Re: Bees seem to be taking a LOT of sugar syrup...How much is too much?

    Here coms the art part, I say keep it coming but if they begin filling the brood nest they will begin swarm mode. Once a day will probably be enough but you will need to check their progress and...
  12. Thread: frame feeders

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    Re: frame feeders

    1.5 gallon for me.
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    Re: Can I rearrange frames?

    I have always had good luck placing in between brood to get them pulled out. Usually only one at a time. And usually raising one frame of brood upwards to bait them, but only during warm weather.
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    Re: Going to give grafting a go tomorrow...

    My wife really liked the jzbz tool over the Chinese tool. I hate them all and grafting as a whole:)
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    Re: Kentucky / Bullitt County regulations

    Your good to go on the honeyhouse until 150 gallons sold then it will have to follow the guidelines of a certified kitchen. At least that is my understanding. There are some requirements for...
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    Re: Hopkins method pros and cons

    Grafting allows you to choose the location of the queen cells. Also it allows for the cells to be placed on cups that can be managed a little better, especially on a little larger scale. Also the...
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    Re: Pressure treated for hive stands

    It will take a coating better this fall after it has dried out somewhat. But it is better to do it before you place bees there. The Thompsons is a waste of time imho.
  18. Thread: Grafting Tips

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    Re: Grafting Tips

    Awesome, thanks1
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    Re: Who's got drones

    Capped drone brood in East Ky now, one week later.
  20. Thread: Table Saw

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    Re: Table Saw

    I am looking at a Ridgid 4512. Since I need to work out of my basement instead of a dedicated shop, this has most of the features I need in the 5-600 hundred range. Of course when I get things...
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    Re: Who's got drones

    No sign here in East KY
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    I think I may try it this year. Snowed in and dreaming of spring:) Can I get in on the discount code?

    Tried it, it worked. I let you know how it works for me.
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    Re: Making Splits with a purchased queens

    I like to make them up the day before if possible just like these guys. Make sure no queens are involved or harmed in the making of this nuc:D The day before has made for better acceptance, but if...
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    Re: New Hive plan to use crimpwire

    :thumbsup: Cross wire or X wire deep foundation if you have the time. I keep some bobby pins in case of an emergency swarm. I'm usually prepared for one or two, but the fifth or sixth things can...
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    Re: Tulip Poplar Honey

    Pretty good flow last year, but a lot was used in refilling the hives and brood after a cold winter. Year before was one of my worst in my local area due to a last freeze and untimely rains. A few...
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