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  1. Re: When to add a super...mid April or a better gauge?

    The best indication for me is to find out how much of their current space they are occupying, before making a decision on adding a super with drawn or undrawn frames. The weather is my next...
  2. Re: hey new here but was just wondering

    Ohhhh no, they didn't get the memo:eek:
  3. Re: New bee keeper tragedy but may have silver lining.

    And remember, don't be a slob this time:D
  4. Re: bees are dead but long live the mice

    All parts, if you ask me:D I have a few yards where they stay on all year. All of mine are metal, because I've had determined ones begin chewing their way in with wood. Each one has a different...
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    Re: How do I limit my hives?

    Really? Consider getting with a local beekeeper/club, he/she will take some of your extra population. Can always do cut down splits & sale/give them to new beekeepers;)
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    Re: Swarm lures

    Do tell which stuff it is:shhhh:
  7. Re: Difference between two hives question

    Congratulations on overwintering! With no pollen coming in, & the other does have pollen coming in, yes you should be worried. Put your head in the box when you can. Sooner than later;)
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    Re: Cheap Nucs?

    Most of this holds true, not so sure about the pay:D
  9. Re: Putting sugar water feeder in hive

    You might consider getting ahead of them, and nailing wooden carpet tacks/strips on your bottom boards along the entrance. Nothing worse to wonder why your hives are not building up, to suspect a...
  10. Re: Can I harvest honey this spring?

    I sometimes do Spring harvests, but some say that the honey will crystalize at a higher rate. I have not experienced this.
  11. Re: Putting sugar water feeder in hive

    I would also be curious about what four legged animal is knocking the feeder down. Odds are it/they will be back for grub.:eek:
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    Re: Is this frame ok to reuse?

    Good question Acebird, & I am not sure, but it must have something to do with bees bodies:scratch:. I usually find the mold starts on them, & then on/around the frames they occupy.
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    Re: Is this frame ok to reuse?

    And the rest of us are chopped liver:lpf:, but I will thank you too:D
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    Re: Is this frame ok to reuse?

    If you say so, but that was not my advice/suggestion;), & yes I meant residue;) I do like the alternative advice though.
  15. Re: bees are dead but long live the mice

    If there was ever a good time to use bleach on wooden ware/wax, I am certain this is it. Depending on the level of contamination, I would consider it not worth the time & effort. Can we say mouse...
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    Re: Is this frame ok to reuse?

    And bleach water reside/wax/wood is:D? If you are sure starvation was the issue, then I would reuse. What do you mean, "it's the only hive I didn't screen on the bottom"? The rest was solid bottom...
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    Re: Is this frame ok to reuse?

    And bleach water reside/wax/wood is:D?
  18. Re: Anyone captured a secondary/after swarm?

    Less than fifty bees? I would call that, are you sure it's a swarm:lookout:
  19. Re: Who is NOT small cell but successful?

    Agreed on testimony of other beekeepers, but you also must be willing to accept the negative (& sometimes that comes from beekeeper error). However, even the credible source writes this under their...
  20. Re: Anyone captured a secondary/after swarm?

    Last season I got a call about a swarm that the homeowners knew came out of a bee tree that bordered their property. Long story short, I collected three additional swarms in about a two week time...
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    Re: Hello from Colorado!

    Welcome from your neck of the woods:)
  22. Re: Bees attracted to hot tub and drowning by the hundreds :(

    From my experience this will nearly be impossible to stop bees from visiting the hot tub (unless it is drained), especially when it has become a known watering hole. It is the time of year that bees...
  23. Re: One small success, one giant step!

    AWESOME! Sounds like you are well on your way to be self sustaining:eek: Congratulations! So, it wasn't as hard as everyone said it would be right? Practice makes perfect, no matter how long it...
  24. Re: Who is NOT small cell but successful?

    For me, this is one of the potential issues of treatment free queens (even if they are local). How will they fair in a different location?, particularly where the mite infestation pressures may be...
  25. Re: Beekeeping Methodology, Definitions, and Repeatedly Beating a Dead Horse

    We are going to beat the dead horse again:D. I am with Rusty Hill Farms
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