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    Re: Coloring and putting symbols on Entrances

    Ford man, sweet Easter eggs.
  2. Thread: How long?

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    Re: How long?

    Brian, wouldn't they draw out some if the other five frames of foundation for the queen to lay in?
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    Re: How long?

    Yep, sorry misread the comments above regarding Nuc. I'd imagine they are bringing in pollen.
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    Re: Double Nucs, has anyone tried....

    What are the dimensions of two side by side Nuc boxes? I thought they would be wider than a standard 10 frame box or 10 frame excluder.
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    Re: How long?

    Are the other five frames comb, foundation, plastic or foundation-less? I second making sure the queen has been released. There is definitely pollen available. Wikipedia has a pretty good pollen...
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    Re: Help with mountain camp vs medium super

    Yep, and a flat butt.
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    Re: Help with mountain camp vs medium super

    I didn't feed sugar syrup, I harvested two medium supers begin in of July. I left a third medium on top of the hive till Christmas, when I added the sugar on top.

    This have was booming over the...
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    Re: Help with mountain camp vs medium super

    Lack of hairs on the top of the thorax, different eyes and longer abdomen. I'm no sure how long these have been dead, also, given that I found a capped queen cell, I'm not sure that she was laying,...
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    Re: Help with mountain camp vs medium super

    Some photos:

    http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t433/bdeaner5/Mobile%20Uploads/bee%20stuff/35F681EA-F1B5-42E8-8A27-28844C7C78D9_zpsuuwz4hoh.jpg
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    Re: Help with mountain camp vs medium super

    So I finally checked this hive yesterday... It did not survive. The bees had moved up into the sugar, where they died. The upper deep was empty, besides a few abandoned capped brood, and the lower...
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    Re: Box's sticking together

    I'd worry about using pledge. I mean I wouldn't clean plates with the stuff, and wouldn't put it near honey that I was going to eat. Could be harmless, but why risk the contaminant?
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    Re: Starting over with new packages

    That all makes sense. Just don't let a mouse get into the hive, and destroy/eat all the comb.
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    Re: Starting over with new packages

    Just use one deep per package, wait until the deep has at least 7 frames covered with either brood or pollen/nectar to add a second deep on top. You could even start in Nuc boxes if you have them...
  14. Thread: Mite Treatment

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    Re: Mite Treatment

    Andrew, I understand Mite away is weather dependent. What time of year do you plan on treating?

    Here in south central PA we often have a late summer dearth and a finicky fall flow. We try to...
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    Re: Sugar syrup in the winter?

    I wouldn't feed sugar syrup. Even a 2:1 (sugar to water) mix would add a lot of moisture to a hive. If they seem light to you, consider feeding dry granular sugar or make some sugar bricks up and...
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    Re: Help with mountain camp vs medium super

    Brian, the first picture was a goofy configuration for two days. Since early fall the medium had been on top of the hive, with the hole covered up. I use the bottom entrance with one of those sheet...
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    Re: Help with mountain camp vs medium super

    Merry Christmas everyone. So I checked on the hive and removed the medium super. Only three frames had any honey on them at this point, the largest an area maybe 2 in he's higher by 7 inches wide on...
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    Re: Help with mountain camp vs medium super

    Sqkcrk, would you still recommend removing inner cover if I used a full medium for the rim spacer? That extra depth seems like it would allow a lot more heat to rise than just a little 1 1/2" spacer...
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    Re: Help with mountain camp vs medium super

    Thanks Vance. I will pull the medium and store in the Garage. I don't like that the honey wasn't cleaned out of it, as I don't want the ants to find it. I will probably put the super back on the hive...
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    Help with mountain camp vs medium super

    I have a hive in an out yard. 10 frame equipment, double deep brood chamber and I had left a medium super half filled with honey over the inner cover from the fall.

    I checked the hive 2 days ago...
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    Re: Old School idea for winter?

    Thanks for the detailed explanation. I don't understand how the bees access the syrup above the quilt box. Can you explain?
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    Re: Camp feeder alternative ?

    Thanks for the explanation.
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    Re: Camp feeder alternative ?

    I assume he meant mountain camp method of leaving dry granulated sugar on top of the hive. I'd like to know how he filled un-drawn frames with sugar too.
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    Re: Triple Deeps, Benefits of Larger Hives

    Ok thanks. But you still put the 4 mediums on at once, instead of one at a time, waiting until the super is 70-80 percent full as I have often heard recommended.
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    Re: Triple Deeps, Benefits of Larger Hives

    Tim, when you say "using 4 supers" do you mean you put 4 honey supers (deeps?) on a three deep hive all at once in April?
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