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  1. Re: Using a blow dryer to uncap frames - pros and cons

    A key factor in my experience is that you have the nice white caps on newer equipment. If the wax has no air under it there isn't the nice white caps. The process worked very well for us as long as...
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    Re: How long should i leave my supers on?

    Would there ever be a time, with a very strong goldenrod flow for instance, that you would want to add a honey super at this time of year? My brood boxes are full of honey and I have a honey super...
  3. Re: Anyone with experience using 3 hive bodies for brood nests?

    They are 10 frame deep boxes. The norm is 2 deep supers here, too, but a friend from the bee club indicated that it works well for him. He had no losses (15 hives) last winter and already has lots...
  4. Anyone with experience using 3 hive bodies for brood nests?

    I have two new hives that have two hive bodies each nearly full of brood. Would a third hive body for the brood nest be a good idea to build up the hive for a cold mid-west winter? I have heard...
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    Cold, wet, and new bees coming

    I'm a new beek and will be receiving a couple packages and a couple nucs of bees next week. Our weather is way behind for this time of year and I am wondering if there is anything special I can do...
  6. Re: Frame assembly jigs: Walter t. Kelley vs brushy mountain

    Plans for the jig many referred to earlier are posted elsewhere on this forum: http://robo.bushkillfarms.com/downloads/beekeeping/FrameAssemblyJig.pdf
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