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  1. Thread: Squirrel

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    Thanks for all of the comments! Guess it can be...

    Thanks for all of the comments! Guess it can be either a red squirrel or a coon as both are frequent visitors where we live.
  2. Thread: Squirrel

    by New in KY
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    The hive is on a platform about five feet off the...

    The hive is on a platform about five feet off the ground built on the back of the barn.
  3. Thread: Squirrel

    by New in KY
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    Do squirrels try to enter the hive? Some critter...

    Do squirrels try to enter the hive? Some critter had tried to remove the entrance reducer on one of my hives. Too far off the ground for a skunk.
  4. Thread: Bee Blowing

    by New in KY
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    Michael: How long do you leave the bee escape...

    Michael:

    How long do you leave the bee escape screen on to give the bees time to leave the super?
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    Thank you for being so informative and willing...

    Thank you for being so informative and willing to answer a beginner.
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    On a two medium brood box hive that was ready for...

    On a two medium brood box hive that was ready for more space a queen excluder was used and then a medium honey super. Now this honey super is almost full of drawn comb and uncapped honey and it is...
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    Thank you for your advice and consolation. Just...

    Thank you for your advice and consolation. Just really want to protect the bees.
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    Opened one hive last night that has two brood...

    Opened one hive last night that has two brood boxes and a super that had been added about a week ago. There on the inner cover and down below the super were three roaches. How can I get rid of the...
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    How do I determine when it is time to push the...

    How do I determine when it is time to push the top covers forward to open the upper entrance? Is it after the second brood box is put on or after the Honey super is added?
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    A beautiful Peony is in full bloom in our yard...

    A beautiful Peony is in full bloom in our yard and the bees seem to be having a feast. Are they gathering pollen or nectar??
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    Denise: Glad to hear from a KY beekeeper!! We...

    Denise:

    Glad to hear from a KY beekeeper!! We are in Morehead--Cave Run Lake Area. Do not personally know a beekeeper in our area.
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    Thank you Michael: Since ours are new package...

    Thank you Michael:

    Since ours are new package bees that have been treated we should not have any problems until later. When we insert the tray under the screened BB to check we will know what to...
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    Identifying substances on the tray under the...

    Identifying substances on the tray under the screened BB seems to be so easy for an experienced beekeeper. As a beginner what do we look for and what does each tell us?? Describe a mite, signs of...
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    Thank you for your insights!! IPM bottom boards...

    Thank you for your insights!! IPM bottom boards came with our kits and Kentucky winters can be very unpredictable, thus my concern. Cardboard could very easily be inserted as insulation if the need...
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    What are your comments on using wire bottom...

    What are your comments on using wire bottom boards??
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    How many frames in an eight frame medium super...

    How many frames in an eight frame medium super needs to be filled befor adding the second brood super? Also, why are the bees building comb above and below each frame instead of going on the next...
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    Thank you for the information especially how to...

    Thank you for the information especially how to identify robbers and the reminder that the bees will decrease before they increase. Will need your advice in the coming weeks as there will be many...
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    March 31 installed two packages of bees in new...

    March 31 installed two packages of bees in new medium 8 frame supers. Entrance is reduced to about an inch per instruction. Now the bees are returning from flights and having to fly around before...
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