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    Re: Bumper crop Goldenrod

    Yup.smells like gym socks and Fritos around our apiary too Hahahaha.
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    Re: Really strong flow on in se kansas

    Thanks greatly for the advice everyone. Getting rain today and tomorrow and gonna pull supers afterwards. Thanks again :)
  3. Re: Can I overwinter my bees in two deeps? I'm a bit north of Boston.

    Best method I've found and had success with is mountain capping :
    -lay a layer of newspaper on the top of the top frames.
    -add a 3" ventilation box.( a 3" super basically with 3 holes drilled on...
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    Really strong flow on in se kansas

    Couple questions. I don't have a refractometer (sp?) how can I check if frames are 10% or less moisture ? Supers are 7 1/2 out of 9 filled with 90% capped. Should I just pull them for an overnight...
  5. Re: Hive inspection video frame by frame- spotty brood.

    U should really do a mite count before u do a " just in case" in my opinion.
  6. Re: Hive inspection video frame by frame- spotty brood.

    Hmmmm well.....it could be a number of things. U definitely need to get better with ur frame handling. Use the ears to hold them as a rule.u need to make sure u put them back in the sMe direction Nd...
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    Re: Flow in Kansas ?

    Thanks Tim. Would u happen to be Tim tucker by chance ? I believe Kansas honey producers on Facebook just said to get ahold of u via Facebook....literally just now hahahaha. Can u share some...
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    Flow in Kansas ?

    With this weather I haven't seen any stores to speak of. Is there Ny place online where I can track honey flows around the u.s.? I'm pretty sure it's over here but geez. This rain has killed us the...
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    Re: Best Sources To Learn Queen Rearing

    Hopkins method modified with some hints of bullet and powder. I'm gonna go check out masa platter now. See y'all
  10. Thread: brood

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    Re: brood

    Hmmmmmm....it could be an issue. She should have layed something on those warm periods we went through (I'm in kansas probably with similar weather to u). We'll have nucs if u need em.
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    Re: Missouri early buildup timing

    We open feed on any day above 50 (bees are flying). And tomorrow will be quickly topping off the dry sugar in the hives. We should be fine here in se kansas. Just remember ... Do NOT crack those...
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    Re: Missouri early buildup timing

    I'll bee foraging morels when they are foraging for pollen :)
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    Re: Help with strange yellow stuff

    Freezer for a few days before u use them in a colony again.....please.
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    Re: 20oz Fluted Bottles

    The key is that it is Tupelo and great marketing. If u read their site......heck I almost bought a bottle. And I'm staring at 20 half gallon masons full on the shelf in front of me hahahaha.

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    Bes foraging grain/feed ?

    Had my second "come look see" this year. First was a nice woman a block away worried she had a colony move in to her coop. Today was a local ranchers thinking a colony had moved in to a co op grain...
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    Re: Screen Bottom Boards

    We are cheap. We run all of our hives with sbb's we made in the shop....with no plans. We do not. have future ideas of oil pans,sticky boards or other stuff. When winter gets almost in...I go out and...
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    Re: powder sugar

    We experimented with created a brood break this year. We caged queen and left it in the hive for 12 days.seemed to work well.
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    Re: Fall flow not happening in Midwest?

    Flow is on big time here ! 2 hives have built comb on 6 outta 9 frame supers (1 super each),and packed them tight with honey. Smells like gym socks and Fritos in the home yard lol.

    fun events...
  19. Thread: Found bees

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    Re: Found bees

    I think they are mine. I watched them leave yesterday. :P
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    Re: flat wax foundation

    Here ya go. May do a few myself to test if they build faster. Last on our apiary to-dos though.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=T7VxZVSLm4E
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    Re: flat wax foundation

    We stand by foundationless completely. Too many pros to list...including time and money. But,ironically I just saw a youtube with someone making flat foundations he uses. Simple pine board with a...
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    Re: Fall flow not happening in Midwest?

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Fall flow not happening in Midwest?

    My nucs are fine. I was talking about our double deep colonies.
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    Re: Fall flow not happening in Midwest?

    We are in a strong flow of some sort here in southeast kansas. I didn't get a spring harvest but the brood boxes are packed full of honey. I'm not sure if I should letem go and see if there ends up...
  25. Re: Denver area beeks - how does your honey production look for 2014?

    The late spring frosts killed most of the early blooming a in my area. No spring surplus to speak of. But, they are booming now and the goldenrod is getting ready to bloom. Soo I think we should do...
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