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    Tearing down cell builder

    Hi
    I have a double deep cell builder with cloake board set up that is currently cooking 2 bars of grafts. My idea is to use the contents of this cell builder to help build out my queen castles. I...
  2. Thread: Pro nuc

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    Re: Pro nuc

    Finally got bees in mine. Before I tear this thing up any suggestions on getting the soda bottle feeder to work? I cut the slots but the bees don't seem to be able to reach bottle lid. It's a swarm...
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    Hot bees after split

    During a inspections 48 hours ago I found swarm cells and decided to make a split. Now the hive is really hot and cannot go in the back yard. This hive has been mildly hot but now it's off the...
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    Re: Replace zippered Veil question

    I just asked Mr Ed on his video. He wrote back that he added it. its a sewed on sweat band. Good idea.
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    Re: Replace zippered Veil question

    I do wear a baseball hat. Usually the weight of the veil pushes the hat off my head.
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    Replace zippered Veil question

    Hi everyone

    My current jacket has a common style inverted U shaped zippered veil. It's a great veil when you are looking down, but when catching swarms up in tree the veil falls on your face.
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    Replace zippered Veil question

    Hi everyone

    My current jacket has a common style inverted U shaped zippered veil. It's a great veil when you are looking down, but when catching swarms up in tree the veil falls on your face.
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    Re: If you could only have one book

    Thanks everyone
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    If you could only have one book

    If you could only have one bee book, what would it be?
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    Re: Bee Guards for Hummingbird Feeders

    Ihad the same problem. Spray painted the yellow bee guards black. So far its working.
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    Re: Help with seeing eggs?

    Try going to black foundation
  12. Re: Hives on deck style platform or gravel

    Yeah that would be the plan. The deck would be as level as possible with the ground.
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    Its too steep
  14. Hives on deck style platform or gravel

    I need to move my hives, to close to house now. The area i have chosen is off a steap bank in my back yard overlooking acres of blackberries. Thinking of either building a deck to hold the hives or...
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    Re: Swarm after split

    Kind of confused. This hive swarmed again today. Much smaller, but this time 40ft up.
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    Re: Swarm after split

    They are currently in two deeps and two honey supers that are barely drawn out. I have been fighting this queen since day one out of a Nuc this spring.
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    Swarm after split

    Hi,

    On June 20, I did a split on a hive that was making swarm cells. Moved the old queen to a nuc and let the swarm cells develop. Left about 2 or 3. Well today that hive swarmed. (I was able to...
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    Re: Moving swarm from deep nuc to mediums

    Well it went pretty staight forward. Just shoke the bees off the deep frames into the western and all seems fine.
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    Re: Moving swarm from deep nuc to mediums

    Unfortunatly i dont have any broad on medium frames. The bees will only be in the nuc for about 12 hours
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    Moving swarm from deep nuc to mediums

    Caught a swarm last night and only had my 5 frame nuc with me. I would like to transfer them into a 8frame medium. Is it ok to just shake them off the deep frames or should i put a 8frame deep on top...
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    Hello from Western WA

    They finally let me in. Been lurking for some time and had trouble registering. Learned so much already.

    Question, is there a secret handshake or call sign?

    Jeff
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