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    Re: How Much honey?

    And yet you posted this garbage. 3 total posts in 4 years and this is one of them. I've learned a lot from many of the "wipes" here and have taken nothing away from your contributions, or lack...
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    Re: Set It and Forget It?

    >I also may disagree with regard to the spreading of mites since I wouldn’t be treating till mid summer anyway. Moot point no?

    No not moot. In fact, this logic supports squarepeg's argument. ...
  3. Re: Advice please, too late to reverse boxes?

    >Why dont you put every other frame honey, then starter frame, ect.

    I'd be a little cautious of that. Seems whenever I put undrawn frames between honey frames(especially uncapped), they tend to...
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    Re: XXXL nitrile gloves?

    >and am ditching the jacket as well

    Yes, I ditched the jacket too. I just use a mosquito net with a draw string(very important). It just got so hot and uncomfortable that I figure the jacket is...
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    Re: XXXL nitrile gloves?

    My first year I used the regular beekeeping gloves. Then I switched over to nitrile gloves. A couple years ago, I was working the bees and ripped the nitrile gloves. I was so tired of fighting...
  6. Re: Beek attire - Wish I knew before yesterday...

    I'm bald, like shaved to the bone bald. Believe me, I can relate. I have a 10 pack of those cheesy '70s and '80s style terry cloth headbands. Without them, sweat just streams right down my head and...
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    Re: Stop Swarming during flow?

    Yes. By removing the queen and making a nuc with her, the hive already thinks it swarmed. No queen, no swarm. You just broke the swarm "mode". Just keep an eye on your supers. If they start...
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    Re: Stop Swarming during flow?

    >If you prefer not to pinch the queen, remove her with some bees and a frame of capped brood and a frame with honey and put into a nuc box


    This is the approach I take. In fact, 5 hives in one...
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    Re: Deer, a problem or not?

    I have hives on a property that is loaded with deer. In fact, I can see my hives from 2 tree stands during hunting season. I think deer are going to be a non issue for you.
  10. Re: Cutting Out Queen Cells from Plastic Foundation

    My thoughts weren't to cut the cell off of the foundation, but to actually cut the section of foundation out. Cell, wax and plastic. Say maybe 3 inches long by 2 inches wide. Then take the...
  11. Re: Cutting Out Queen Cells from Plastic Foundation

    I have looked for this same info a while back. I found nothing. I made a post asking if a hot knife would work. It didn't turn up one response. So, I do plan on exploring a hot knife experiment...
  12. Re: It's official - My 2 NUCS arrived Saturday but I was told to wait to transfer ??

    Because people will advise you with what works for them. It doesnt mean other methods dont work. Look at me and fivej. His advice is the text book way of doing it. I just started doing it the way...
  13. Re: It's official - My 2 NUCS arrived Saturday but I was told to wait to transfer ??

    Yes. I would just try to avoid splitting 2 brood frames with 2 new frames.
  14. Re: It's official - My 2 NUCS arrived Saturday but I was told to wait to transfer ??

    Sounds like you are ready for your first be inspection today. I agree with ruthiesbees. Put the nucs on top of their new 10 frame equiptment. Then you and the bees chill out for a bit. Go over...
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    Re: Why are my bees not drinking their syrup?

    Remember the post you made on 3/19? Maybe re read that thread over. A few people over there already mentioned that this may happen and gave some advice on how to cover your bases. I think your...
  16. Re: could spring finally be coming to the north east?!?!?!?!

    "Not sure i really understand the term degree days but does this mean that this year was unusual in the amount of feed the bees consumed due to weather?"

    I won't go too in depth and leave it up to...
  17. Re: could spring finally be coming to the north east?!?!?!?!

    I just started dabbling in grow degree days and don't fully understand it yet, but I downloaded an app simply called 'growing degree days". Maybe this will help either or both of you?
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    Re: Lost my hive last yr, just opened,help

    Ohhhh you only had the 1 hive. I'm sorry. When i first read it, I thought 4 replacements for 4 deadouts.

    So basically you are starting 4 hives this year and you have 1 hive full of frames of...
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    Re: Lost my hive last yr, just opened,help

    You should be fine. No live bees or larva, no live mites. Try to get as many dead bees of the frames as you can but don't sweat it too much. No point destroying any comb removing bees. The mold...
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    Re: Is this Fence a Problem?

    Makes total sense now. I was trying to figure out what it was. Good thing my glasses are in the console right next to me. I should probably put them on my nose once in a while.
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    Re: Is this Fence a Problem?

    Fence looks ok. What's going on with the entrance though? It's really blurry but looks like the entrace reducer needs to be addressed. It looks as if the reducer is sitting on top of the bottom...
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    Re: Will it be TOO cold to install my bees???

    I'm with dudelt on this. I don't think they will take the syrup. You say it is your first package install. Did you have bees from purchsed nucs and replacing dead outs, or new to bees all...
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    Re: Business ethics question. Am I in the wrong?

    Thank you all for your support and ideas. Much appreciated.

    Todd
  24. Thread: Tenbears?

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    Re: Tenbears?

    I am one of these beekeepers you speak of. I speak only for myself here. The reason I don't contribute is I'm not confident enough. I am in my 6th winter, yet I still consider myself a beginner or...
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    Re: Should I feed a swarm?

    This is exactly what I experience as well. Come October, syrup consumption slows to a stop by the end of the month. When I find light hives during winter, I do exactly what's pictured and...
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