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    Re: Split in Horizontal Hive

    thanks for the posts. I'll check the queen cells this weekend and if nothing good is going on, I'll probably take some eggs/larvae and see if I can get some queen cells reared.
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    Re: Split in Horizontal Hive

    There are two bee proof separation boards in place with a 1' space between the two colonies. I would like to have two fully functional colonies in the horizontal hive going into winter this years if...
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    Split in Horizontal Hive

    I had a two box deep colony that I split and put the queen with brood, nectar, pollen, pollen patty, and 1:1 sugar water in one half of my horizontal hive. On the other side, I did the same thing but...
  4. Re: Nucs Installed, need treatment, what to use?

    Thank you.
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    OK, so there are a lot of options. The flow is going to start here within the next two weeks so appear is out. I don't want to use anything that might be hard on the bees. Maybe OA vaporization will...
  6. Nucs Installed, need treatment, what to use?

    First time beekeeper here. I installed two nucs today but found out that they had not been treated for varroa this spring. The nucs had a significant amount of capped brood, larva in many stages,...
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    Re: Newby with Horizontal Hive Build

    Thanks for the information Greg adn LJ. Much appreciated!
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    Re: Newby with Horizontal Hive Build

    My bees will be coming within the next week or two but I was wondering if I put 2 or 3 nucs into the horizontal hive and have separation boards between them, do the separation boards need to fit...
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    Re: Question for posters/ morning rant

    Personally, as a new beekeeper, I would not understand why location is important unless it is explained clearly and succinctly. I would prefer some reasoning as to why location matters for the...
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    I have a couple of questions.

    1) How are you measuring the resistance of the band heater?

    2) My hives have 3" walls, top bottom and sides because they are insulated for the NE Minnesota...
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    Re: Newby with Horizontal Hive Build

    LJ

    Thank you for the photos! It helps explain things for me.
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    Re: Newby with Horizontal Hive Build

    LJ


    Would you post some pics please. Thank you

    Chad
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    Re: Newby with Horizontal Hive Build

    If I cut the ears off a deep and then use a regular langstroth deep with the second deep with the ears cut off and zip tied below it, will the bottom "earless" deep work in a radial extractor?
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    Re: Newby with Horizontal Hive Build

    Thanks to all who commented. It is much appreciated. There is a lot of information that i've garnered from the comments. Thank you all.

    Multiple people have commented on using zip ties and...
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    Newby with Horizontal Hive Build

    First time posting and after I started reading, thought maybe I should start beekeeping with the Langstroth hives then work into the Horizontal Hives. However, living in NE Minnesota where the we...
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