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  1. Re: Asking for help to "read" my frames once again please

    This year I had one hive gained 40 pounds the last week of May however the normal gain is 10 pounds per week for a weaker hive and 20 pounds per week for a strong hive during spring flow. For better...
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    Re: Hello from southern Ohio

    Jaminb, Welcome to the forum,
    I live in southern Washington County and the spring flow ended here about two weeks ago, last weekend I spun out my medium and shallow supers and ended up with 180...
  3. Re: Asking for help to "read" my frames once again please

    To know precisely when a flow ends you need to develop a way to weigh your hive, when the hive stops gaining weight then the flow has ended. This is a simple device that I made using two pieces of...
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    Re: Recommendations for extractor?

    AndBee, what is the name of the company in Kentucky? Sounds like it's pretty close to my location.
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    Re: Harvest timing, when and why?

    I harvest spring honey around the end of June or first of July when the spring flow subsides, this gives me the chance to go through all my hives during July and see if they are queenright and...
  6. Re: Very Very New and Need LOTS of Guidance and Support (Buyer beware LOL)

    Just trying to be helpful Metro, everyone need to find their own path in life and Amanda stated that she needed to find some mentors so my response was in kind. At this point with her just starting...
  7. Re: Very Very New and Need LOTS of Guidance and Support (Buyer beware LOL)

    Hi Amanda and welcome to the forum, hopefully you will find a mentor who is close to you and can give you hands on assistance when needed, there are many people here on BeeSource who are willing to...
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    Re: Simple mating nucs in a hurry!

    Very creative beepro and good idea, I don't like drilling holes in my boxes either.
  9. Re: How Can You Tell if The Girls Are In a Bad Mood?

    Hmm, that's odd because my bees don't line up like that every time I open the hive but I do look at it as a precursor if you will or a warning sign however like you said if they jump at your hand,...
  10. Thread: new memebr

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    Re: new memebr

    Welcome oleh
  11. Re: How Can You Tell if The Girls Are In a Bad Mood?

    When you open the hive and see several rows of little bee faces looking up at you from between the frames that is a sure sign that you are in for a rough time if you proceed any further.
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    Re: Recommendations for extractor?

    ABruce,
    I am curious as to why it took you 6 hours to spin out 4 supers with a two frame tangential extractor? Four supers should take an hour tops. I do realize that there can be other extenuating...
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    Re: Recommendations for extractor?

    I suspect most would say to get the biggest one you can afford however it really depends on how many hives you want to end up with and what type of extractor you want, I have 10 hives and a two frame...
  14. Thread: Oxalic Acid Types

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    Re: Oxalic Acid Types

    I use oxalic dihydrate at 99.6% purity which is in crystal form and is very effective for killing mites.

    I like Peters explanations of the different forms of oxalic, very enlightening.
  15. Thread: Just a rant

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    Re: Just a rant

    Foundation is pretty delicate and not always perfect no matter who you purchase it from, if you need to trim the foundation try running a hair dryer over the wax to warm it up just a bit this will...
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    Re: Hello from the Caribbean

    Welcome Chris, I look forward to hearing from you as well. :)
  17. Re: how many hives can a typical zone 6 indiana rural backyard support?

    I live in zone 6 here in Southern Ohio and I have 10 hives which all thrive just fine, it really depends on the weather, your forage, and the condition of the hives. Personally I don't foresee you...
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    Re: does anybody sell unpainted hive tools?

    I have also seen these unpainted stainless hive tools being sold at Auotzone, they are commonly sold in a number of places as scrapers and pry bars.
  19. Thread: Hive that had mice

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    Re: Hive that had mice

    Check out this video on cleaning frames, I cleaned up a number of frames with this method several years ago and it really does work well, the fatbeeman knows his stuff.

    https://youtu.be/400LMufHONY
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Inspected one of my nucs today which has been queenless and I had given it a frame of brood, I seen a few larvae where a new queen is just coming into lay, it is a good day. :thumbsup:
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Within this past week I decided on a change in my hive management technique, after a two year test on the three deep brood nest concept and it's inability to provide me with satisfactory results I...
  22. Re: What oxalic acid do I need and where is the best place to get it?

    When ordering from the internet make sure that you purchase Oxalic Acid Dihydrate, 99.6 or 99.9% pure is always best, either purity level will work fine.
  23. Thread: bees not moving up

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    Re: bees not moving up

    A queen excluder used at the wrong time or in the wrong way can certainly hinder progress in a hive, adding to the suggestions above there are a number of reasons bees won't cross an excluder...
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    Re: Mow grass/weeds around hives.

    Ev, I started working for Union Carbide 30 years ago; small world right? the company has been sold three times during my years there and is now owned by Solvay Specialty Polymers, I have spent the...
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    Re: Mow grass/weeds around hives.

    Ev, your not too far from me as the crow flies.
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