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    Re: Single, 5 Frame Nucs

    What is the advantage of over wintering nucs? If it is just a five frame nuc with say 2 frames of honey would that possibly be enough for them to over winter?
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    Re: Foundationless or using foundation?

    Matt....did you use any kind of wire or such to help support the foundation. I prefer foundationless but just am concerned about extracting those. I have never extracted from the foundationless. ...
  3. Re: Great Randy Oliver Post from Bee-L on Honey Bees and Smoke

    I once head that if you use too much smoke your honey will taste like smoke? Any truth to that?
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    Re: can you overfeed sugar?

    Yep it is always something!! Thank you all for advice and input. I figured it was cheap insurance!
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    Re: can you overfeed sugar?

    How would I know if they are hauling it out or eating it? There were a decent amount of bees on it. It is hard like a brick now. Since I wasn't able to look at the hive and check stores I felt it...
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    can you overfeed sugar?

    HI:
    I have two hives that I checked a few weeks ago. I just propped the top open to check and see if I could take a peek at stores. I noticed a lot of bees in the top super but did not see much...
  7. Re: A couple of fun days watching open protein mix feeding...

    Yep... that is why I had to take down our bird feeder! How is the Bee pro holding up?
  8. Re: A couple of fun days watching open protein mix feeding...

    How is your bee pro holding up? Since is has protein in it do you worry about any other animals (mice, squirrels) getting in it?
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    Re: Foundationless honey supers

    When you use foundationless- do you use crush and strain to extract your honey? Or do you put it in an extractor and hope for best?
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    Re: Arkansas small bodied bees?

    The reason I asked is my daughter, who lives in MO and is a beekeeper, has a friend who is traveling to Arkansas in March to pick up "Arkansas small bodied bees" from someone who is selling them...
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    Arkansas small bodied bees?

    Has anyone heard about this strain of bees? If so, can you share any information about them? Thank you!
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    Re: Arkansas small bodied bees?

    Oooops I did not mean to post this in the Welcome thread. Moderators could you please remove this?
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    Arkansas small bodied bees?

    Has anyone heard of this strain of bees? If so can you share what you know about them?
  14. Re: what temp can I slip a new sugar block to them.

    Mike- when you "pop the top" do you put the sugar block on top or below the inner cover?
  15. Re: Beige Carpet Stained With Yellow Dog Vomit from eating beeswax etc

    Spot Shot. You can buy it at Target, Publix or Kroger. It is the best! I spilled a big glass of red wine (oooops!) last week and you cannot even tell. Good luck!
  16. Re: Do you let bees draw out the frames or do you use wax foundation?

    Thank you all for the advice. I just rent an extractor- it is a 4 frame hand crank. I will try it next year. It just seems that they draw out the foundation much quicker on their own rather than the...
  17. Re: Do you let bees draw out the frames or do you use wax foundation?

    How do you do this- do you use any wire to wire it? I do prefer to use NO foundation as that is what i feel the bees prefer and most natural. Last year I did crush and strain but hate to waste all...
  18. Do you let bees draw out the frames or do you use wax foundation?

    This year I had two hives and let them draw out their own foundation. They did this fine - (a few were a mess but most OK). I put a few wax foundation frames in there as well but they did not seem...
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    Re: I was a beekeeper for Halloween!

    Good thread. My coworkers made me dress up as a bee keeper and another worker was a bee. Someone asked me if it was an ebola suit as well! I tried dry ice in the smoker and it did not work at all.
  20. Re: When your ex topples your hive, can I site animal cruelty?

    So sad to hear that. It is animal cruelty in my book. Can you prove it? I would file a report.
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    Re: Should the hives be combined??

    I agree.
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    Re: Mediums over a single deep for brood nest

    I have mediums over a single deep brood box. What happened though was the brood is now all in the mediums and nothing is in the brood box.
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    Re: Why a nuc instead of a full colony?

    This is really fascinating to me. So a nuc that has 5 frames...say one or two frames have the queen/pollen and brood and the rest of the 3 frames have honey. You are telling me that three frames of...
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    Re: Why a nuc instead of a full colony?

    Interesting discussion. I am new to this and trying to understand it all. So for the nucs you keep all summer to keep them from getting over crowded you pull frames of brood and put into existing...
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    Re: OAV crack pipe method

    That is what scares me about making my own. Who sells these?
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