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    Visually the first one looks less complicated and...

    Visually the first one looks less complicated and easier and better built....cheaper too. If you are at all handy or know someone who is you can build a jar feeder for a nuc. I’ve built a couple...
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    Although it has been a bit too cold to really...

    Although it has been a bit too cold to really check on the bees this year it appears our Saskatraz hive is doing very well. We have had a long winter here in Montana.
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    I’m planning on using #8 hardware cloth. I’m more...

    I’m planning on using #8 hardware cloth. I’m more concerned with the mess I might have this year.

    I’m not sure how many bees are in the quilt box now. A bit too cold to really mess with too...
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    Bees in the quilt box

    Well a couple of weeks ago we went out to make sure our hives had plenty of food to get them by until spring. One hive had chewed a hole in the canvas of the quilt box.

    When we checked on them...
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    Can’t tell about stores since it was 25 and we...

    Can’t tell about stores since it was 25 and we needed to be quick.

    Funny thing is they all have been high since November. I can view them through the upper entrance and have been able to see them...
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    Any chance Queen was high in box

    We are going to have at least 6 more weeks of below freezing weather. We thought we should check hives for food stores.

    Thought the best way was to just quickly lift up the quilt boxes and...
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    Here she is!
  8. Thanks Michael. Interestingly enough today we...

    Thanks Michael. Interestingly enough today we actually spotted her. So at least I know that she is alive and well. My wife thought she may have seen some young looking bees on a warm day coming from...
  9. OB hives in northern climates. Where’s my queen?

    Carniolan queen shut down last year in Early October. We did spot her mulling around for another couple of weeks then she disappeared. Figured she was hiding between the frames. Bees all seem to...
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    I use quilt boxes as well. For what ever reason...

    Agreed. I keep a quilt box top of my hives, so if i need to add candy or pollen i lift the quilt box and plop them on the top bars.[/QUOTE]

    I use quilt boxes as well. For what ever reason my bees...
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    How to add food in winter?

    This is our second winter in the wonderful world of bees. I believe I have made sure there were plenty of stores to get them through the winter. I have also added sugar bricks and candy depending...
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    After a bit of frustration and some help other...

    After a bit of frustration and some help other beeks on this forum I was able to figure this out.

    In doing some searching I discovered others that found these instructions a bit confusing. Kelley...
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    Well I think that helps. It looks like I may...

    Well I think that helps. It looks like I may have done it right. Just can’t believe these instructions are this bad.

    Thanks to everyone for their help
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    I have looked for YouTube videos. There has to...

    I have looked for YouTube videos. There has to be something out there. I’ll make one myself if I can figure this out.
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    Those are the instructions that come with it. ...

    Those are the instructions that come with it. They really aren’t helpful. #3 states to ‘nail one block at each end’. Maybe it’s just me but I don’t know what that means. There are several...
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    Not sure why I should have to pay for...

    Not sure why I should have to pay for instructions. All I really need is a good photo or two to see how it goes together
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    I believe it’s considered a split.

    I believe it’s considered a split.
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    Disappointed in Kelley Beekeeping

    I’ve done a small amount of business with Kelley over the past couple of years. Always been happy with their products.

    I recently posted on here a bit of a frustration with a honey comb kit I...
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    Kelley Beekeeping Honey Comb Kit #22

    I purchased one of these for my wife for Christmas. Figured I’d probably try to put it together for her. Problem is the instructions are absolutely terrible.

    I work better by visualization. ...
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    Re: Hive scales - anyone use them?

    I purchased one BroodMinder for my wife last Christmas. She likes it. They also have temperature and humidity monitoring. I'm think of getting a couple more this year. They are a bit pricey but I...
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    Re: Varroa resistance through Africanization?

    I have 2 VSH queens and I think they are hotter than the Carniolans. I don't seem to have the mite problem that I had last year.
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    Re: Bleach to syrup ratio

    I would be more comfortable using apple cider vinegar. Does the same thing and it has an added bonus.....its not bleach.
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    Re: Feeding Sugar Bricks, Candy , Fondant, etc...

    Winter is actually here. With the exception of today and yesterday our days have been in the 40's. Have had a couple days of snow already. 2-5 inches or more.

    We have sugar bricks from last...
  24. Re: Consumer Reports Magazine November 2017 issue Unhealthy Honey

    I have never taken a whole lot of what Consumer Reports has to say as acurate. I know they are supposed to be non-bias but I really believe they are.
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    Re: Cranky old man thread

    'Grey Pride'
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