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    Re: Can drone comb be a problem?

    Thanks, the drone comb was to the outer edges of the brood nest. Probably frames 3 and 7. Once those drones emerged and the cells are empty, what do they "usually" replace in those cells with? I...
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    Can drone comb be a problem?

    I have an overwintered hive that just is booming with bees and I just added the first super for the season. It may be a bit early though for that since only dandelions are blooming mostly right now....
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    Re: Fresh Bait?

    I close it about half way(quart size bags). I intentionally leave a corner of the paper towel sticking out of the bag just to make sure the smell slowly comes out and that the bag doesn't...
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    Re: Fresh Bait?

    I always place a baggy with drops of lemongrass oil in it on a paper towel which keeps the smell inside for months. I do however rub a little oil at the entrance every time I check them, about 2...
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    Drawing out 1 frame in a 10 frame box

    If I need to swap out 1 frame of drawn comb in a box of 10 frames of drawn and replace it with a frame of undrawn plastic foundation, do I need to scrape off the facing comb on the frames on either...
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    Scraping dark comb

    I tried this in Beekeeping 101 and didn't hear any suggestions. I am hoping this forum will do it....

    I have been scraping off frames of some old dark brood comb in preperation for placing it in...
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    Scraping dark brood comb

    I have been scraping off frames of some old dark brood comb in preperation for placing it in some new hives this week(packages). Whenever I scrape it down(warm or cold comb) the "cells" scrape off...
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    Re: 2:1 down to 1:1 syrup?

    Thanks for all the replies. So I guess what I am thinking now is that if many beekeepers have stated, bees "probably" don't care....they use whatever syrup ratio mix they have on hand...etc.... Why...
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    Re: 2:1 down to 1:1 syrup?

    I was thinking about feeding it to them "as is" like you suggested, but heard from another that 2:1 might be too "tough" or "heavy" on them now in the Spring to digest and to build up with. Any truth...
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    Re: Pollen patties or not?

    My "opinion" is if you see any pollen coming in on the bees, don't add the patties. In recent years I always wanted to "help" them along in Spring and give then patties and feed. Many times it seemed...
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    2:1 down to 1:1 syrup?

    Last Fall I made up a surplus of 2:1 sugar syrup with HBH added into it. It looks and "seems" like it stayed just fine through the Winter in my cold shed at my beeland. Now in Spring I usually do 1:1...
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    cold temp feeding

    Now that I have gotten repsonses for cold temp installs in a previous thread, my concerns turn to cold temp feeding. For the next week the temps are to be 30-40's during day and below freezing...
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    Re: Cold temp install

    Thanks for the help everyone. The weather was not going to get much better in the next week. I decided that since snow is coming tomorrow to install them this afternoon. All went well and I chose to...
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    Re: how many boxes of drawn for new packages?

    Colobee, and others- If I find that I have enough frames of capped honey to do this...would you advise to only use them in the slot 3 and slot 8 location and replace them as the bees consume it as...
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    Cold temp install

    I have checked the site for answers on installing in cold temps but I have yet to discover an answer for my dilemma. My 2lb. package has come in today (Fri.) and is to be picked up tomorrow(Sat.)....
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    Re: how many boxes of drawn for new packages?

    Here is another part I should add to those that have responded and anyone else that may respond to my question. The packages come tomorrow, my local weather forecast is showing daytime temps for the...
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    Re: One more newbie from Wisconsin

    How many books have you read in 3 years????:lpf: Enjoy the hobby and enjoy the learning that will happen for you as you are at the beeyard each trip, it will be a better resource than any of the...
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    Re: Beautiful March weather in Wisconsin

    Fellow cheeseheads, I brought my boat home from storage last week in a snow storm....really, true story.... and about a week earlier I got my first sting of the year. Looking on the bright side...at...
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    how many boxes of drawn for new packages?

    Here is an easy one for most of you but I just can't reason for myself what I need to do here. I have drawn comb for both deeps and mediums...from hive bodies that died over the Winter. I will be...
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    Too early for Wisconsin feeding?

    Hi all, so our Winter here in WI has been quite up and down temperature wise. Right now it is 62 degrees out and the daytime highs and lows for the next week and a half is forecast to be middle 50's...
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    Tips for starting a new bee club

    Myself along with 2 other beekeepers are going to be starting out a club this Spring here in Wisconsin for elementary through middle school aged children. We are throwing our personal thoughts and...
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    Re: My Honey Stand Busted by the PoPo

    Ha, great story, and cool looking pool. What you need to do is move here to Wisconsin no license/permit needed. If moving isn't in the picture, do what I do. Around this state many places "sell"...
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    Re: Hive to far gone?

    I found this thread as I was about to post a question of my own. I had the same straaaaaange result in a hive of mine here in Wisconsin as Beeranger. A week ago I took 2 supers from a hive to...
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    Re: Downside of combining hives?

    I think I will feed each hive separately for a while. Find out if any eggs show up and then combine. Should I "condense" each hive down into their own separate single deep prior to adding a top...
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    Re: Downside of combining hives?

    Danke......that is some very good advice. I'm going to feed both and combine as late as possible. It will be a roll of the dice, but better than leaving them die. Thanks for you advice and quick...
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