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    Re: Is anybody else having a hard season?

    It has been a odd year for me. I had 2 overwintered hives this spring, one did well (filled 3 supers). The other overwintered hive did not do much all summer, and I am just starting to get them...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    I have atleast 4 different varieties of bumble bees that I see on my property. They vary from small (1/4" long) to big (over an inch) in size. I would describe it sort of like dogs, dogs have...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    I was using a metal one, I left it on the stack and she was on the other side (below it) today. Today I found her on a frame as I was shaking the hive thru multiple queen excluders to increase my...
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    Re: Ears on plastic frames

    That is what I was thinking also. Looks like it is cheaper at Kelly
    https://www.kelleybees.com/frame-repair.html
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    I tried to track down a drone only laying queen today. I shook the hive thru a queen excluder and saw the queen 2 or 3 times but then she disappeared. I think she snuck thru the queen excluder, so...
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    Re: Plastic bee escape disk

    I have had good luck with the triangle escape boards. I have not tried anything else.
  7. Re: Just saw the first Monarch Butterfly of the Season-can Autumn be far behind?

    off topic, but I had a black witch moth at my house last night. It had a 6 inch wingspan and I have not seen them before.
  8. Re: Do you think there's life outside Earth in the Universe.

    Yes

    There are multiple things that lead me to believe this.

    Humans (and most life on earth) are made of some of the most common elements in the universe. We are made of carbon, water, and...
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    Re: The Covid 19 Thread

    I am at 4 people that I know/are connected with that have had it. I have 2 friends, a highschool classmate (not someone I am close with but I know who it is. I saw a post about it) and one of my...
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    Re: Sugar Purchase

    It may be worth trying a local restaurant supply place. I dont think they have limits on the sugar quantity at the one by me.
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    Re: The Covid 19 Thread

    Here is some more info, I am not sure how much I trust anything coming out of China though.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7190514/#!po=4.16667
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    Re: Front Range roller coaster - 2020

    I am at 1.75" of rain in the last 3 days, this should be good for the plants.
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    Re: The Covid 19 Thread

    I have not had it, but I know a few (non beekeepers) that have.

    I would like to be able to adjust the scale on this map, it is to biased to the high end now, but I think the rate/100K people is...
  14. Thread: Green honey?

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    Re: Green honey?

    https://thumbs.gfycat.com/BruisedKindDogwoodclubgall-small.gif

    I use green because it is not common and it stands out. I also mark all of my queens green regardless of the year because I think it...
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    Re: The state of United States

    http://static.skaip.org/img/emoticons/180x180/f6fcff/headbang.gif
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    Re: The state of United States

    I want to meet your bees and have a conversation with them
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    Re: The state of United States

    I am pulling mine in about a week. One hive filled 4 supers, the package is having mite problems, and my other over wintered hive decided they wanted to swarm and never really did much this year. ...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    I pulled the data off my data logger and found that the RTC (clock) lost its mind and is now reporting garbage for the time. Time to do lots of math and back calculate the time and date.
  19. Thread: Green honey?

    by elmer_fud
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    Re: Green honey?

    I wonder if your hive is/was robbing another one that has been fed dyed syrup. I dye the syrup I feed my hives green to keep track of it.
  20. Re: WARNING - Bee Keepers! Bee On The Lookout For Murder Hornets!

    Troll away, This has been posted many times already
  21. Re: Spacing on honey super frames and thin capped honey layers?

    I am running 9 in the supers to make it easier to extract. Most of the frames that have foundation in the supers were already drawn out last year. I use the plastic spacer tools because I move...
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    Re: 20 supers high..

    I have had a hive hit 6-7 feet both this year and last year. Working a hive that is at/over head height is difficult. I am at 1 deep, 7 mediums, and about a medium sized quilt box on one hive right...
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    Re: Mann Lake bucket covers

    I was thinking try something like this. I have one and it seems to help

    https://www.amazon.com/Plastic-Bucket-Opener-Opening-Office/dp/B07DCTJY2B

    If the lids are not sealing try pounding them...
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    Re: Front Range roller coaster - 2020

    I think that cold snap also what that got several of my fruit trees this year. I saw flowers on some trees before that cold snap, and I think I lost a lot of buds. A few of the trees are new, but a...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    hmm, I figured the beer contributed to the levening. Live and learn.
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