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  1. Re: Could you use screen to seperate nucs in a single box?

    there is shared heat with wood divider, and they will form 1 cluster 1/2 in each NUC side.
    if you made something Ideally it would need to be bee proof , IE no bees going back and forth. over ,...
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    Re: Hive Location (Backs to metal shed)

    LJ working from the back is my preference as well. When from the front My Bum is pointing toward the incoming field bees.:(

    I guess, plan a safe Bum place.....
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    Re: Funny honey

    sounds like it could get tippy.
    Do you want to stay 5 frame?
    do you want to get increase?

    2 deep and 3 medium, I would either split or move to 8 or 10 frame gear..

    Do you extract? if yes the...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Rain is GOOD, the die off is delayed by each rain day and the crowing increases. then on the first nice day they swarm....
    If the spots have produced, they should again.

    good luck Greg

    GG
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    Re: Caught Swarm - Nuc or Full box?

    could be lots of things , Not likely your hives.

    Lay Lines
    geographically a crossing spot.
    They often rest after a short flight, are there hives about a mile away?

    We had a cedar tree in a...
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    Re: Hive Location (Backs to metal shed)

    Light colored hives and wall, should be ok. North wind protection good as well
    Concur on the distance from the wall, be nice to work them from the back.

    Looks like a good spot to me.

    I would...
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    Re: Hive Location (Backs to metal shed)

    Kindly add your location and the way the wall faces.
    If you are in the UP of Michigan maybe good place, if in florida not so much.

    Put a thermometer on the top of a hive during the hot times, if...
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    Re: Global Warming

    on the fuel yes the "BTUs" in a pile of rice is less than the 100s of gallons of jet fuel. is it "right with the world" to use it to look??
    Maybe virtual tours can help with that.

    Same can be...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Hi Russ,
    couple points, comments.

    Smaller cavities would "requeen" them selves and have brood breaks more frequently,, both good things. I would think the second/third etc swarms from the Warre...
  10. Re: Can hive go from building comb to starving in three days?

    could have been the "haul out" many of my hives have a pile on the bottom of dead bees, If I get to it first I sweep/scrape then off the bottom. If not at some point the bees haul them all out. ...
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    Re: Global Warming

    Trin, Rather the problem is public education. People so easily accept the "experts" opinions. Trained to accept. Look today at the COVID experts, following their expert opinion almost puts us in...
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    Re: Global Warming

    Crofter, I did read the article and pondered for a day.

    IMO the same cadre of power grabbers went from Global warming to Climate change , and now to Population will destroy us. The first 2 did...
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    Re: Caught Swarm - Nuc or Full box?

    :)
    I am with you, I am down to 1 NUC box. Doing a combine, and 5 to 10 conversion to get 2 back today.
    Thought I had lots....OF 5 frame boxes, those little buggers are very handy.

    GG
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    Re: Caught Swarm - Nuc or Full box?

    if you have both deep 10 frame and 5 frame NUC be less disruptive to add a second NUC box, then in 3 weeks if move them over

    GG
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    Re: Plastic frames in a trap?

    So take 4 of his plastic frames , cut the plastic out fasten in the black comb, show him, set 1 More trap.

    If you end up catching 1 good swarm, value 125 bucks, his 4 frames for trying were worth...
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    Re: Global Warming

    ogada,
    the battery comment is for the Electric vehicles, in 8-10 years the battery packs need to be changed , as they are worn out. These old pack will require recycle as they are very toxic to...
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    Re: Plastic frames in a trap?

    there you go Greg, drop them into one of your hives and draw them out
    :)
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    Re: Plastic frames in a trap?

    Sorry Greg, I avoid Plastic....too many issues with it.
    I guess it they are old they have off gassed the plastic smell.

    If you can put one in the same area as one not having plastic, and keep...
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    Re: Strange spherical cells on new hive

    So do all your frames look like these? The Pic in the reply to JConnolly"looks" normal, but only see a bit at the bottom..
    SO IMO they do not like this foundation. I DO NOT use plastic for this...
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    Re: Questions about captured Swarms

    first swarm "Should" contain the old Queen , mated, laying in a week i would think. clipped Queens cannot fly so they wait for a Virgin.
    Second, third swarms etc will Likely contain 1 or more...
  21. Re: Can you run an 8 frame hive with a single brood box?

    4 over 4 is not 8 side by side. the volume is less of an issue that the comb depth IMO, here in mich 12-18 inches is the least I would consider.
    If he does not have Nucs , one could change the...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Seen this exact thing on one of my large hives.
    They went brood crazy , about 1 week pre dandelion, top was saturated and dripping. Lots of brood.
    then they dried up and the hive top was cooler. ...
  23. Re: Can you run an 8 frame hive with a single brood box?

    "Can you" Yes
    "Should you" depends.....
    flow , winters, race of bee, management style

    Give it a whirl, you will likely learn lots

    GG
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    Re: Bee club blues

    LOL I came aboard Pre meeting I guess, and Pre internet. So with the books and online stuff we have now, I have way more than I need.
    new starting folks , have a gauntlet to navigate. My first...
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    Re: 1st year beekeeper - 2 Queens??

    Concur, Both those pictures contain a Queen.
    Where in Mich are you , Kindly add your location it helps for advise.
    if you are south of Mt Pleasant , feeding would not be mandatory any more, If you...
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