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    Re: Bear (electric fence?)

    Well I was cleaning the remains of my last hive when I had a visitor yesterday

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    Re: Bear (electric fence?)

    What is the average square feet of the bee yard for the folks responding to this? This is a hobby so I keep between 3-6 hives depending on the winter. I’m thinking once I reconstruct my area for the...
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    Re: Bear (electric fence?)

    This is very good information, and I appreciate it. I will be doing my homework now.
    I took a half day off from work yesterday just to clean up the mess (exhausting). Poured gallons of bleach around...
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    Re: Bear (electric fence?)

    OK, this looks great! Thanks!
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    Bear (electric fence?)

    OK so it happened. A bear ripped apart my yard (in the middle of the day yesterday and again this morning.) I have one hive left. Gonna clean it up today.
    Anyway whats the best bear fence (for next...
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    Re: Moving Honey Frames for the Winter

    It’s going to be in the teens and twenties for a few nights. IT was just 70. Day’s in the high 40’s, maybe fifties. I still need to put my quilt boxes on top, I figure this Sunday, High 48.
    I have...
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    Moving Honey Frames for the Winter

    One of my hives was laying on it’s side this morning – Bear? Don’t think so everything seemed in tacked so I’m figuring a deer hit it, raccoon…etc
    My Question:
    When I was putting the hive back on...
  8. Re: 11 out of 12 packages dead by 1-15 and still addicted. I must be crazy.

    Last winter 3 out of my 5 hives survived and I got 60 lbs of honey.
    I added 2 more nucs (local) which brought me back up to five hives. 2 hives didn’t make it past fall. I thinking they got robbed...
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    Inspection yesterday :-)

    So I had 3 swarms and two after swarms this year. The swarms happened at the end of April and a couple days into May. I caught one swarm and let the rest go.
    All three hives that swarmed are doing...
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    Re: Using smart phone for notes

    Android - Evernote,
    Voice, share, attachments...etc I used it on my PC and smart device. Works well for me.
  11. Thread: AfterSwarm

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    Re: AfterSwarm

    I understand that the mated queen left.
    I was thinking that the hive would have to be queen right before an afterswarm would leave with a virgin queen.
    I’m not a bee, but it seems if all the...
  12. Thread: AfterSwarm

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    AfterSwarm

    So I’ve had a couple after swarms. I read that after swarms usually include a virgin queen.
    So the ? – Since these are virgin queens in the after swarm, can I assume that the hive is queen right...
  13. Thread: Another one

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    Another one

    My wife just called me and said while she planting in the garden, she heard buzzing. She looked up at our hives and saw a swarm starting. She ran inside :)

    So I have three (3) hives and they did...
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    Re: Where does it end?

    Same issue with me. I ordered two nucs for this spring, thinking maybe my 3 hives wouldn’t all make it thru the winter (WRONG), they are booming. So I just had 3 swarms and 1 after swarm in one week....
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    Re: Do you ever feed swarms?

    Good ? imthedude
    Caught my first swarm over the weekend, I added a frame of honey to the nuc I put them in. Figured it wouldn’t hurt.
    I may be on the right track.
  16. Thread: Connecticut

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    Re: Connecticut

    06804 Brookfield CT
    Swarm on 4/30/2016
    Saw them swam, watched to where they congregated to. 15 yards from my other hives, 3 feet off the ground on a think limb-
    First swarm I caught, very cool.
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    I open the brood nest on my 3 hives and added supers on March 24 to help prevent a swarm. 6 day’s later (4/30) I had a swarm. Guess I was a little late trying to prevent this. Last year one hive...
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    Re: Connecticut bee keepers.

    Brookfield
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    Re: Thinking of a quilted boxes

    I will be adding the IC on top of the quilt box and closing up the hole, perhaps put a thin layer of installation on it. Just don’t want it sitting around my garage. I know “petty”
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    I use...
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    Re: Thinking of a quilted boxes

    Great guidance,
    Thanks folks.
    I’ll add the #8 hardware cloth, about a ¼ of an inch or so above the bottom so it will give me a little extra room over the top bars (feeding, patties…etc.)
    I like...
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    Thinking of a quilted boxes

    Never thought about a quilt box till this year.
    I have three strong hives going into winter.
    I have an old deep, so I would cut three sections out of it, width of 2-3 inches, add some ventilations...
  22. Thread: SBB

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    Re: SBB

    Going to rethink this. Lots of good ideas'.
    Thanks,
    Rob
  23. Thread: SBB

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    Re: SBB

    I do have a lot of scrap wood. I'm just not clear on exactly how it's done.
  24. Thread: SBB

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    Re: SBB

    Great information here. Thanks everyone.
    I’m going to try the plywood technique. With the CORRECT plywood.
  25. Thread: SBB

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    SBB

    In the Build it yourself page they have two options for the frame for an SBB. One with lap joints the other just cutting a square out of a piece of plywood. I have built a SSB with lap joints but was...
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