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    Re: undecided with honey supers

    I also heard - NEVER use a queen excluder during the winter. If the cluster moves up, the queen could be left behind because of the excluder and freeze.
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    Re: Type of exterior paint

    I got the most expensive exterior paint I can find - I believe it was $40 or more per gallon. Seems expensive, but it will probably outlast the others 5X, making it actually cheaper. I do prime...
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    Re: source for #8 hardware cloth

    It was very hard to find for me also. All the big name stores did not have it. I finally found it at a local independent hardware store. Another name for the #8 is 1/8 inch galvanized steel (in...
  4. Re: Anyone have better, more detailed plans for the Miller Type feeder?

    It just seems easier (for me) to just buy a $18.00 top feeder. (just noticed the ones I got are on sale at $15.00)
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    Re: My Double Nuc

    Can someone explain to me why a double nuc is better than a single deep?
  6. Re: How long for bees to get used to robber screens?

    I lost a lot of bees while they were trying to figure it out. It seemed like they figured it out in a little less than a week (the ones that didn't, perished). Even though I lost a couple of...
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    Re: Having a Mentor

    On my own. My mentor is the internet with places like this site. After starting, I have run into other beeks though and they have been more than helpful.
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    Re: Homemade/built 8 frame hive

    With a nice stand, she might be okay with it. :)
  9. Thread: Robbing ?

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    Re: Robbing ?

    Hopefully, he does it correctly and warns you ahead of time in the future like he said he would. But, like I said, if he continues to show negligence in the future, OSHA really does oversee this...
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    Re: 3 deep box hive 2 full of capped honey

    Would this work better? What about putting the scratched deep above the inner cover? When I do this with wet supers, they go up and get the honey and take it back down. Of course, they'll need a...
  11. Re: Notches and holes... Does it really matter?

    I have that exact same winter cover and decided to try it for the summer (notch side down as per instructions). I like it so far but I don't see much advantage other than better ventilation. My...
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    Re: Homemade/built 8 frame hive

    After all that work building that beautiful beehive, you have it on cinder blocks? LOL. I found these helpful plans for a hive stand that I built myself and I think they would look great with your...
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    Re: Neighbors destroying colonies

    Entertaining thread so far and I hope things work out. I'll throw in my 2 cents though; IF I had a neighbor that objected to bees, I certainly wouldn't put my hive a couple of feet from our shared...
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    Re: Giving the bees water on hot days..

    We're probably overthinking this. Considering that they have about 20,000+ foragers, they probably are pretty resourceful about finding water. I remember seeing a lot of bees working clover in our...
  15. Thread: Robbing ?

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    Re: Robbing ?

    If the problems continue, call OSHA. That is one nasty regulatory agency!
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    Re: Extracting two frames

    Wow. I would not have figured there would be that much difference between crush & straining and centrifugal extracting. If true, a cheap extractor would pay for itself in no time, not to mention...
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    Re: Robbing ?

    I thought skunks ate bees, so it would seem odd that they would leave that many behind. I lost a lot of dead bees from robbing, but not that much and all the dead were out front but none on the...
  18. Re: can bees clean hive properly with solid bottom board and ri bber screens?

    I wondered about this until I saw a bee carry a dead bee all the way up the face of the hive. Went about 1 1/2 deeps high before she decided to fly off to drop off the dead one. Why all this...
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    Re: Extracting two frames

    About 3 1/2 (one pound) jars per medium frame. Crush & strain in cheesecloth would be the best way if you don't have equipment.

    Do NOT put in the sun to drain (I wouldn't think being in a hot car...
  20. Thread: extracting

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    Re: extracting

    3 mediums = 2 deeps
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    Re: Is this a poplar seedling ?

    No need to plant around here - very plentiful! Another benefit? Great place to find morel mushrooms.
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    Re: Lots of Dead Bees in Front of My Hives!

    That's what mine looked like after a robbing incident.
  23. Re: Would a larger landing board help eliminate clustering under SBB?

    I just had a cluster develop under the hive on the screened bottom board after adding a robber screen. I think its the bees that didn't figure out the screen and went underneath instead. the even...
  24. How "Empty" should the second brood box bee during the dearth?

    Just looked into my brood box and the second deep was fairly empty. Very little honey on the edges and scattered pollen, but the brood cells were mainly empty (I'm not good at recognizing eggs). ...
  25. Re: Sunlight or heat causing honey to taste bad?

    Yeah, I heard honey lasts forever, BUT, it has to be kept away from direct sunlight. I guess we all know why now.
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