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    Re: Cell size survey.

    When i would measure around the outside of the frame I would get 5.1
    But when I went to the center of the brood nest 4.35.
    First time I am posting a picture hope it worked.

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    Re: feeding to slow

    Thanks I will try more holes and let you know how it works.
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    feeding to slow

    Just wondering how fast your observation hive takes sugar syrup.
    I am feeding with a jar with holes punched in the top through a
    window screen. I was feeding through a 1/8 screen but changed
    it...
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    Re: If you could only have one book

    I would pick the practical beekeeper. But small cell beekeeping worked for me. But you need to read many books once you read 50 or 60, you will think about something you read and say that’s not the...
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    Re: Help me Identify my comb

    I'm thinking worker brood.
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    Re: New Calhoun County Mi Beekeepers

    Scott
    welcome to the bee family.
    very nice place you have.

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    Re: Wife is allergic to wood smoke

    I don't use the sweetened water but you asked for an alternative to smoke, I save the trimmings from my lavender bushes. It is my favorite smoker fuel gives a pleasant smoke not to hot and I can...
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    Re: Wife is allergic to wood smoke

    Does anybody use a feasible alternative to wood smoke

    Rev. L. L. Langstroths book pg 28
    I sprinkle them gently with water sweetened with sugar.
  9. Re: Wondered if I was alone in my situation...

    how often were you getting stung?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0QB96RrGdM
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    Re: Hive split?

    I would not do a split until you have 4 full frames of broad to give each split.
    and with adding a laying queen no later then July 1.
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    Re: Dead Brood heads out fo cells

    This has been a strange year I had a hive swarm April 28 and other hives that just can not get any momentum going.
    you reversed boxes first of April that is a month to soon for Michigan unless that...
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    Re: OTS MDA Splitter questions

    According to Mel 12 that is if all your queens get back from mating.
    2015 I had 80 %
    2016 only 50 % (cold front came in)
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    Re: Brood break to control varroa

    razoo

    The brood break has to last until no caped brood is left in the
    hive, then a queen can can start laying. It also has to be done
    at the right time Just after June 21. The queen has to be a...
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    Re: Educational Opportunity

    Time for school observation hive.
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    Re: Laying workers 10 days after install??

    Many packages supersede soon after install.
    The eggs were they on the side off the cell. [f
    At the bottom the queen is just learning to lay.
    They only have three frames of comb they are
    not...
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    Re: 35ft off ground hive?

    you can buy 3 nucs or 5 packages for 500
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    Re: First time I've seen this...

    This is interesting, over the years I have read once,
    Do not remember where, that there is one of the
    Subspecies of honey bee that when the colony is hopelessly
    queen less that a worker would...
  18. Thread: Bearding

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    Re: Bearding

    what do you mean by room?
    if it is foundation they will not draw it out on a weak flow.
    i would feed in a empty frame in to the broad nest.
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    Re: OTS - Treatment Free

    I use small cell and have had good results.
    I started to use OTS to build numbers and
    I see my overwinter survival get even better
    So now I use both.
  20. Re: My observation hive, best design? I think so.

    If the nuc that you used was struggling why not kill the queen and save the cell?
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    Re: Winter Management of Observation Hive

    How did the observation hive work out for your friend, for there apitherapy ?
    How did they harvest the bees?
    Did you go with four deep frames and would you go larger to be able to harvest that many...
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    Re: Sometimes I am SO dumb ...

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    Everything has been robbed out--the honey, the pollen, and even the comb! All that is left are empty frames of plastic foundation.

    Thy robbed out the wax comb!!
    Are you sure you...
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    Re: Establishment mode - Walt Wright

    Mike
    I think you answered yourself when you said they are both established.
    When you think about it, the worker bee lives at most 6 month, when over
    Wintering. So the heart of the hive is the wax...
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    Re: Weight of supers

    Your friend can do beekeeping by the frame. Beekeepers move the whole box for speed.
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    Re: The Best Youtube Beekeeping Channels

    Here's one of my favorites:

    https://www.youtube.com/user/nationalhoneyshow
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