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  1. Thread: Frames

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    Re: Frames

    great article!
  2. Thread: Frames

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    Re: Frames

    I must have bought some budget grade or something- they actually were for my great-nephew who just started beekeeping last year (he's 12)... and the Mann Lake frames that were included in his kit...
  3. Thread: Frames

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    Frames

    I have used “Brushy Mountain” frames for years and have found them very durable and sturdy (especially compared to some others like Mann Lake s).

    This year I am culling quite a few frames and I...
  4. Quality Equipment- Brushy Mountain replacement?

    HI,
    I have equipment mostly from Brushy Mountain (out of business). I loved the quality of their equipment... I have tried other vendors (Mann lake, etc.) but, I find that there was a noticeable...
  5. Thread: Pollen?

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    Pollen?

    I have several hives- two of the hives, which I installed packages in a few weeks ago. Today I have notices this bizarre debris. I assume it is pollen that they have pulled out and discarded? Any...
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    Re: Two queens- what to do?

    I agree- just not sure where to keep them.. I only have installed packages right now... not a whole lot of resources.
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    Two queens- what to do?

    Talk about going from famine to feast- I had a dead queen in a package install and was I was desperate to get a queen to requeen the queenless colony. Now, thanks to some friends, I have two queens...
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    The queen is Dead 🙄

    I installed a package 3 days ago and the queen seemed ok. Today (day3), I did quick inspection and found her dead in the cage (candy was eaten through). I installed queen cage between frames of...
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    Mhmmm what to do with these frames??

    I'm cleaning up some hives that didn't survive the winter :( Some of the frames appear to have a fuzzy substance (mold?) on them... Any idea if this is ok to put back in hive with new packages? I...
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    Feeding frames of honey

    I have three or four boxes of capped honey that I didn't extract last fall.... I am getting some packages of bees soon, and was thinking I could feed the honey to the package bees versus sugar...
  11. Re: What to do with frames/honey in brood box from dead hive?

    I had the same question today-- did you get our packages at the church today? :) I think I am going to use the honey frames versus feeding sugar water... we have a strong nectar flow going in Lake...
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    Supering nuc colonies... ideas?

    Hi knowledgeable beekeepers!

    I have a question regarding the scenario below....

    I purchased a few 7 frame (deep) nucs.... they are booming right now. I was considering the following (please...
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    package bees/ medium nucs

    Hi knowledgeable beekeepers!

    I have been beekeeping with below average success for a few years. My new years resolution is to up my game and be more successful :)

    Today, I brought home some...
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    Re: Beekeeping Suit??

    I purchased the "Natural Apiary" suit. I will update with how it works for me :)
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    Beekeeping Suit??

    I am going to finally invest in a high quality beekeeping suit... I have looked at the Aerated suit from Humble Bee, Natural Apiary, and the Brushy Mountain ventilated suit.

    Any suggestions? ...
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    Nucs SE Wisconsin

    I'm looking to buy 4-6 nucs near Lake Geneva Wisconsin for 2017.

    Any suggestions on a supplier?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Put some quilt boxes on today.

    Nice! Thanks for sharing your pics! Do you over winter with 2 deeps and a medium? I am in SE Wisconsin and I am trying a deep and two mediums... I hope I am not too light for winter stores. I...
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    Feeding Honey?? Pollen Patty?

    Hi Bee experts!

    I am putting hive top feeders on my hives tomorrow. I have 5 gallons of golden road extracted honey (not the most tasty, in my opinion). I was thinking about feeding the honey to...
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    Re: UH OH... Ideas please!! :)

    The first one, yes... she is awesome. The second one (that I plan to combine tomorrow).. I'm not sure. She was just released a few days ago into the nuc. This whole experience has made me a huge...
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    Foundation color...

    I am transitioning to all mediums. I am ordering some frames and was curious what color I should get? I think the general consensus is that you get black for brood and white for honey? When...
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    Top entrance...

    I want to use a top entrance this winter to help control moisture. I have seen some people drill holes in the side of the hive bodies. I am using the inner cover below and it has a notch out for an...
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    Hive top feeders

    I am getting back into beekeeping after a long hiatus... I'm super excited.

    I am going to start feeding my bees using a hive top feeder (I will try to attach photo). I will be doing 2:1 ratio. ...
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    UH OH... Ideas please!! :)

    Hi,
    I am trying to get ideas on my next steps for a situation I didn't manage well in the bee yard:

    1) I had 4 full sized hives with 2 nucs. One nun was established and BOOMING and the second...
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    Re: Overwinter nucs..

    https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0F5Uzl7VGrFjEx

    I am trying to have some nucs for the spring to use in full sized hives, or to split. I like the idea that I have been reading of having nucs...
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    Overwinter nucs..

    I have several 5 frame medium nucs. I live in southern Wisconsin. Any suggestions on how to overwinter? I have no idea on what they need to make it through winter- I like the idea of starting the...
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