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    Re: Panacea of weak hives

    The heck with that............drink the vodka and settle for a sheet of newspaper on combining colonies, LOL!
  2. Thread: slatted rack

    by Bill Bru
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    Re: slatted rack

    I use 8 frame woodenware and use the corresponding Brushy Mountain slatted brood racks. They line up directly under the 8 frames in the bottom brood box. They reduce bearding and seem to moderate...
  3. Thread: Ohio

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    Re: Ohio

    The local basswood trees here in Henry county started blooming the third week of June.
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    Re: How many boxes do you winter your bees in ?

    I have 8 frame medium equipment so I have four high for winter with the top box containing all honey.
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    Re: Beekeeping Suit advice

    I received a full cotton suit as a father's day gift. My biggest complaint is the veil with is like the one pictured above. The veil netting is constantly pushing up against the tip of my nose. I...
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    Re: The forgotten "Dadant Deep" hive

    I'm guessing that 14 frame dimension hive advocates must have much better than average back and arm muscles?
  7. Re: Nicot Plus Cloake Board-Egg and larva in the same cell?

    Thanks for the excellent explanation madasafish

    I also have back issues so I opted to standardize all my supers/hive bodies into 8 frame all medium woodenware.
  8. Re: Nicot Plus Cloake Board-Egg and larva in the same cell?

    Bummer! I was hoping grafting wasn't part of the premise. I can't see well enough to even spot eggs so there's not much chance I could manage queen cell grafting.
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    Re: Cloake Board ?

    I see where several of the above posts mention grafting queens. I'm confused! I thought one of the advantages of using the cloake board system was so you did not have to deal with grafting. Can...
  10. Re: Nicot Plus Cloake Board-Egg and larva in the same cell?

    I was under the impression that you don't do any grafting anyhow when using the cloake board method. If this is not a correct assumption, please enlighten me.
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    Re: What flower seeds should I buy for my land?

    I highly recommend buckwheat. The bees are all over it once it's been blooming for a few days. I got a lot of compliments on the flavor of my honey on my second extraction session which included...
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