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  1. Thread: Removing honey

    by jbraun
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    Re: Removing honey

    Bee escape plus brush?
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    Re: What type of nuc's

    Christian, I'm going to start both nucs and queen castles this year. I think that I will do four groves in each box. One in the center then two evenly spaced groves. The two will get me 3-3...
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    Re: reneck bee yards

    After someone moved their old singlewide out of my rural little town, I salvaged all of the 4x4s and cinder blocks. The cinder blocks are little narrow but not to bad. I only use 2 cinder blocks...
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    Re: Need help on what to do...

    I had an almost identical circumstance in my 8 colony yard. Last week I did a newspaper combine on another weak hive. I'm going back today to see the results.

    I'm probably going to remove the...
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    Re: Foundationless comb and Aggressive bees

    I used foundationless for the first time this season. Lots of large cells built on the edges of the frames. So I had lots of drones. I'd say that 20% was about right. I don't think that the time...
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    Re: Is the entrance too small?

    Bees keep their brood chamber around 91 degrees F. I believe that's about 30 C. You should be OK.

    I keep my bottom opening about 10 cm long, or 3 cm when it's a new colony or if they are weak...
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    Re: Preparing a single deep for winter

    I also overwintered a single last year. No feeding in fall just mountain camp feeding in Jan. I don't have any experience with under supering. Has your heat started to break yet? I'd take the...
  8. Re: Trying to decide if I should buy and extractor.

    Steven, There's a bee club in Sacramento, Grass Valley,Turlock and other areas. So depending on where you are you may have one near you. Just google bee clubs in Ca. Our club has...
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    Re: Minding my own beeswax:)

    Welcome Joe. I kept bees at an Organic growers place about 45 miles from my place. He wasn't paying me to do that for him. After about 3 months I removed my hives from his place. Not only was the...
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    Re: Harvesting Honey - New Beek

    In my area I use double deeps for the brood chamber to over winter. I try to keep 60 lbs on a colony going into winter. I'm in a 5b zone here. I would suspect that you may need 2 deeps plus one ...
  11. Thread: Winter reserves

    by jbraun
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    Re: Winter reserves

    I usually shoot for 60 lbs. For me that's a double deep. Last year I had one that only made it to a single deep and still made it. I guess overkill is better than to little.
  12. Re: Ideal configuration within wintering hives in a very cold climate

    enj

    Since no one has replied yet I'll say what I was thinking. The order you described is what we see during the spring and summer. I was under the impression that the bees would move the honey...
  13. Re: Goldenrod blooming in Central to West Michigan

    Central Missouri it's starting here. I also saw the Sumac changing colors.
  14. Thread: robin hooding?

    by jbraun
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    Re: robin hooding?

    mpgreer

    I choose to steal from my strong and gave to my weak. That seemed to work out poorly for me. The weak ones never seemed to catch up. I decided to stop that.

    Is your small one to...
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    Re: Need some pointers

    kenr.

    You've more experience than I have and I have similar problems. Getting them bulked up for the flow has eluded me so far. After watching Michael Palmers videos this year it seems to me...
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    Re: Close up a hive during backyard party?

    I just want to chime in on my experience with soda cans and honey bees. On the 4th of July in my small town the trash cans are full of both honey bees and yellow jackets. They both seem to like the...
  17. Re: I need to move a hive about 50'. i need to know how.

    I used MB method but didn't have much success with only a branch. I had an extra top with me and leaned it in front of the porch. All of the bees had to go to either end to fly in and out. I took...
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    Re: Bees Drowning in frame feeder!

    Honey Bee Healthy.
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    Re: colonies absconding from nucs

    Danial Y,

    What kind of population pressure do you have in that yard? Do you have full colonies as well as the nucs there? Are you feeding your nucs or is there still a flow on when they...
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    Re: Old Man Grafting

    I don't think you offended any one. You just made us think of younger days!
  21. Thread: 4 frame nucs

    by jbraun
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    Re: 4 frame nucs

    I'm building double divided 10 frame nucs. The bottoms just have a 3/4" divider with an extra 3/8" piece on the tops to fill in the gap at the top. The tops are deep boxes at 8 1/8" wide. They sit...
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    Re: Comb in between frames

    You can rubber band it to the inside of an empty frame, no foundation. Masking tape works well also. Secure it in at lest 3 places. If it doesn't reach from the top to the bottom, use the bottom...
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    Re: what kind of flower is this?

    This is Liatris spicata or Blazing Star. It's a North American native to eastern and central states. The bees seem to like it as much as we do.
  24. Thread: Mating Nuc

    by jbraun
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    Mating Nuc

    I'm planning on starting grafting and queen rearing next season. I've a couple of questions regarding personal preference and filling in gaps in my understanding. I'm located in Mid Missouri.

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    Game Plan Change

    This year I started out with 4 hives. I split them in May and ended with 8. I thought that with splitting that early I would be able to harvest honey in July. No luck there. I think my problem...
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