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    Re: Building comb already ? In New York

    Last year I had a few hives still dropping a good amount of wax scales on the inspection boards into January. Eventually it stopped in February. I thought it was the October fall feeding they were...
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    Re: When is the best time to add a deep

    When they need it. Each hive, region, year is different. If the comb is undrawn they'll be hesitant do to anything until a good flow hits. In our area, end of April or May.
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    Re: Jar feeder on a nuc

    If you leave a blank lid in without insulation, it will condensate in northern climate winters.
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    Re: Dead hive, mites?

    Mites are definately part of the problem. Usually its a combination of things. Poor buildup, problem queen,genetics, poor diet. In nature things die, it happens, its natural.
  5. Thread: Hey all!

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    Re: Hey all!

    They'll be able to find water no problem. In the cold weather months they go after sun-warmed water on porous materials like wood, stone, concrete.

    Heres a pick of bees in February on my garden...
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    Re: Dimensions crucial for telescoping cover?

    I don't think it matters too much. Enough to keep out wind and rain,and to allow for ventilation thru the top.
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    Re: Elm tree is buzzing today

    Season will start before we know it! My hives busy during the crazy record breaking heat. No idea what they were on, multiple pollen sources common in.
  8. Thread: Dead out

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    Re: Dead out

    I leave them outside till things warm up in spring.
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    Re: Wax moth under outer cover

    i've observed similar. Its common to find organisms near their food sources and reproductive sites
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    Re: Question about bulk milk tanks?

    physics says yes, but the amount of heat transfer is unclear to me.
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    Re: Coates Nucs..how long do they last?

    Couldn't agree more when it comes to wood. I put aluminum covers on them and the bottom sits on "stands" . I use the same aluminum for all my std size tops. After 3 years mine are in great shape.
  12. Re: Did my bees forget about the bottom entrance?

    cluster is probably in the top box. The bottom box is probably not active.
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    Re: Double Nucs Blown Over

    Sorry to hear. When that windstorm came thru during lunch I had a feeling a hive or two would get blown over. Usually its the late winter, early spring storms that we see more down as hives are...
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    Re: Starting packages in nuc boxes?

    Theyll take off pretty quick in a 5 frame nuc. There will be a lag at first, actually a decline in population. Once the new brood begins to hatch they will soon be ready for a bigger home. A hive...
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    Re: wind and hives

    A heavy brick or stone should do the trick for most cases. The issue that arises is from tall light hives. The wind acts on a greater surface making additional leverage/torque available to gain...
  16. Thread: Hive box gaps

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    Re: Hive box gaps

    .125 or smaller shouldnot be a problem. If the boxes r warped they will settle into place with a bit of weight
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    Re: losing bees in hives

    How did u treat for small hive beetle?
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    Re: What is the per hive value?

    By no means am i commercial. 150 sounds good. Supply, demand, location, time of year, equipment, quality
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    Re: Does the must smell

    Your wifes request is likely mindless. I would keep it in the house unless you can regulate the temperature in an outside garage or shed. The smell is not much, its mostly co2, smells sweet yeasty...
  20. Re: Can someone explaine how bringing bees to the almonds works.

    I would call a bee hive contractor for almold pollination and discuss them. These people look for beekeepers to fill their pollination contracts with almond growers. They should be able to answer...
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    Re: Organic cotton twill for quilt box floors

    i would probably go to jo-ann fabric and buy whatever scrap they had.
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    Re: Winter weather

    the noaa predicts above normal for the north. Normal in the middle and below avg in the south.
  23. Re: Trick to getting bees to notice pollen substitute?

    sounds like they prefer the corn over the polon sub. I would ignore it. You could try moving the corn for the deer somewhere else, then place a bit of corn near the hives.
  24. Re: Tom Seeley raw data: top entrances vs bottom entrances

    I was never a big fan of top. Whenever you do a hive onspection bees are piling up, they seem a bit more angry. I believe the main reason michael likes them so much is he doesnt want to fool with...
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    Re: Helianthus annuus

    I grew a few mamoth single headed sunflowers, the native bees and bumblrs loved em, honey bees wrrnt so interested.
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