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    Re: Making a Queen Catcher

    that is beautiful carpentry, well done! I wish I had those skills - great attention to detail.
  2. Re: How to take a trap with bees down mid-day (video).

    How long would you have to wait for the majority of foragers to return? Would you figure on a foraging distance of up to 3 miles x the average speed of the bees to figure it out? I guess you could...
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    Re: best way feed sugar bricks ?

    I put a queen excluder on the top bars, then my sugar bricks surrounded by the Better Bee shim (the one with the hole and orange plastic cap in the middle), then the inner cover with some Reflectix...
  4. Thread: Sale?

    by castlebar
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    Re: Sale?

    get on their email lists and they'll let you know, usually the best sales are the week after Thanksgiving (free shipping, etc.)
  5. Re: Saga of a beekeeper and starting over in 2019 with a positive attitude

    Instead of buying two deep nucs, just buy one package and spend the $ you would have spent on the other package building a few swarm traps (the 40 liter size using the plans on horizontal hive dot...
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    Re: Trapping 2018 - success rate?

    Check out the Swarm Commander that looks like the air freshener - that was a game changer for me. Went from 0 swarms caught over the past 2 years to 4 swarms this year. I credit the SC solid lure,...
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    Re: Removable screened bottom boards

    I use the Betterbee varroa screen (the one with the cafeteria tray) over a solid bottom board, and this combo enables me to treat OAV from the rear, and also monitor mite drop and other hive activity...
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