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    Re: Slow year for honey

    We just made our harvest today and we very disappointed. We only have two hives, set up the same. Both are 10 frame boxes with two deeps for brood, ect. and two mediums for honey production. #1 hive...
  2. Re: Help! I screwed up my first cut-down split - Does it need to be corrected urgent

    Very good reading. Getting ready to make my first split, hince my reading of this thread! I'm somewhat apprehensive, but figure if they've survived millions of years doing it themselves maybe I can't...
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    Re: So why DO you keep bees?

    We're pretty much like Robbin. Honey for personal consumption and barter,for pollination of our garden and fruit trees, and they're intriguing to work with. memtb
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    Re: Rite Cell question

    Rusty,
    I'm very new at this and may have"screwed-up", but this was our answer to the same problem. I asked the wife to warm some honey, take a basting brush and lightly coat the frames. So far,...
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    Re: Entrance Reducers Question

    Snookie,
    I was born and raised in Zachary. Moved to Wyoming in '85!!!! memtb
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    Re: Entrance Reducers Question

    Snookie, I can't give you a good answer, as I'm just a beginner also. But, I have a question!!! I know where Turkey Creek is, but where is Lizard Creek? memtb
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    Re: Made it through the winter.....hopefully

    I'd love to give some advice, but I'm mostly clueless! This is only my second winter and have only one hive. I'm hoping the "girls" can take care of most issues. After a couple of warm days here, I...
  8. Re: Resurrected Bees...they are not dead until they are "warm and dead"

    CaJunBee & Gilligan, You folks haven't had a winter like this in a long time. I left Zachary (born and raised) in1985. Winter's of 84 and 85 had some pretty ugly weather. We don't see much, if any...
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    Re: Well, I haven't killed them yet!!!

    That's kinda what I'd like to have. I'd like to go as natural as is reasonable with bees that can survive hard winters, diseases, and me!! memtb
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    Re: Well, I haven't killed them yet!!!

    I only gave mine some granulated sugar and some winter supplement! We're a while away from anything blooming, I don't need any more mouths to feed!! memtb
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    Well, I haven't killed them yet!!!

    My second winter as a beek, and after killing-off my hive last spring I was apprehensive. We've had a harder, longer winter than we've had in some time. A few weeks ago (still below zero) I "bumped"...
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    Re: Something Bloomed Last Night

    Edymnion,

    Congratulations on the girls already collecting pollen this season. However, it looks like my girls may not be working for a while. It looks like the only thing that may be blooming for...
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    Re: Hive Base Question!

    Thanks for the responses. It seems that maybe I didn't mess-up, and that alone may be a first. Also, around here moisture isn't a problem. Most years we average under 6 inches total precip. How do...
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    Hive Base Question!

    I've only been involved with bee keeping for two years and have a question, albeit late. Upon observing many pictures of hives, bee yards,ect., it appears that everyone places their hives upon cinder...
  15. Thread: They're Gone!

    by Memtb
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    Re: They're Gone!

    Thanks to everyone who offered possible reasons. It was a hive top feeder and the large quantity of dead bees at the bottom pretty blocked ventilation. Just a guess on my part but it appears the...
  16. Thread: They're Gone!

    by Memtb
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    They're Gone!

    As in deceased! I'm really "bummed out! Now I need too ask some opinion questions and didn't keep good enough notes to give adequate info for a good forensics answer. We had a long cold spell in...
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    Re: The girls made it

    Moon,
    Winchester is about halfway between Thermopolis and Worland, beside the Bighorn river. Best described as just a "spot in the road, then they moved the road"! When I said coldest maybe I'll...
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    Re: The girls made it

    johns bees,

    So far, so good!!! Our morning temps are still in single digits, but a couple of days ago I bumped the hive a little and heard them "happily" buzzing away. So, when it warms a bit...
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    Re: How many beekeepers on here are in WY?

    I'm here!!! Located in the suburbs, about (1) one mile from downtown Winchester,Wy. memtb
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    Re: Ok, what got you into beekeeping?

    BeeGhost,
    My grandparents had bees when I was a kid. Also, "robbed" a few bee trees with my uncles when I was a kid. So, I've always had the interest! What really prompted me to take the plunge,...
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    Re: It's been pretty cold!!!!!

    We went into winter with what I think were pretty good stores. Hive was wrapped in tar paper, but not insulated. I was hoping for some daytime warm-ups as we have lot's of clear (but cold) days. The...
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    It's been pretty cold!!!!!

    My first year of bee keeping and mother nature is testing me and my girls. I sure hope they've had their "woolies" on as we've had the longest streak of cold days, most below 0 F in 12+ years. I...
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    Re: Juniper hive bodies

    Steves1967,

    Have you considered cypress, wide boards should be a none issue and excellent rot resistance!

    memtb
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    Re: 55 Gal. Barrels

    Moon,
    Try contacting Pepsi in Worland, they get their syrup for soft drinks in 55gal. white plastic drums. memtb
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    Remove Supers now or Wait?

    It's getting cooler here by the day. I really want to make my first ( kinda like opening a Christmas Present ) harvest but time constraints will prevent me from extracting for about 10 days. Can I...
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