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    Do you use screened bottom boards, and if so do...

    Do you use screened bottom boards, and if so do you leave them open? I am right on a river so went into this worried about the moisture and may be over doing it. I have SBB and Vented Covers, plus...
  2. Thread: Queen cups?

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    Ok I will look closer to make sure they are dry...

    Ok I will look closer to make sure they are dry next time. I thought about removing them but decided they probably know better then I do what sort of cells they need.
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    Wintering over in Oregon

    What steps do you take to help your hives winter over in Oregon?
  4. Thread: Adding Box

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    Hey Champy how are you liking the latex gloves? ...

    Hey Champy how are you liking the latex gloves? I am new this year and bought some nice goatskin gloves which are too bulky so I find myself finishing all inspection with no gloves at all.
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    Am I right in thinking these are Queen cups? If...

    Am I right in thinking these are Queen cups? If so since they are open is it true they are of no concern? I was able to locate my queen and new eggs so she is there and laying. I do have what...
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    Ooh I know this one, fill it up! If you leave...

    Ooh I know this one, fill it up! If you leave extra space they will fill it with cross comb and make a terrible mess.
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    Well that's a relief. I try to have a plan...

    Well that's a relief. I try to have a plan before I open the hive but then I get it open, see something new and go dumb.
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    . They are in bloom like crazy, do they have grey...

    . They are in bloom like crazy, do they have grey pollen?
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    Their pollen pants have all looked yellow and...

    Their pollen pants have all looked yellow and orange. I hope you are right tho, it does appear to be in the same cells as the pollen.
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    Ugh

    Ugh
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    I found grey stuff that looks sort of like mold...

    I found grey stuff that looks sort of like mold in some of my comb, should I be worried? I also found one queen cell, lots of drone cells, and my very first Vorroa Mite 😞 using the sugar...
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    Found a tiny bit of cross comb again today, but...

    Found a tiny bit of cross comb again today, but nothing like what we had before. Just a few patches on the bottoms of 3 frames and between 2 frame ( maybe didn't have them shoved close enough...
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    Re: Another newbie here

    Hi BumblingBeek, that is a genius name.

    No the weather here is always within a couple degrees of the Eugene area, I am just above the valley fog but just below where the weather starts to get...
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    Re: Cross Comb Gooey Mess

    Thank you so much for your quick replies. I have the comb on my deck to prevent robbery from the chickens that are in the same yard and there are still bees on it (that do not appear stuck to it). ...
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    Re: Cross Comb Gooey Mess

    It was all in between the two boxes, and I had a gut feeling it was the fault of the box so I switched it out.
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    Re: Cross Comb Gooey Mess

    So I am feeling pretty bad about not checking the fit before investing my time and then my girls time into this stupid box. I am so glad I went with my gut to swap them out but now am second...
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    My setup has a screened bottom, a slatted rack...

    My setup has a screened bottom, a slatted rack (Google told me I needed it), a 10 frame deep that has a mix of wired frames, plastic, and drawn frames from the 5 frame NUC. On 04/19 they had drawn...
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    Another newbie here

    I started my first hive on 04/11 with a 5 frame NUC, and am already in love with my Bees. They are brilliant amazing creatures that I could stare at all day.
    Thank you for allowing me to join and...
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    Hi I am a brand new Beekeeper in training this...

    Hi I am a brand new Beekeeper in training this year. I got a NUC 24 days ago and I think my bees are super over achievers, as today when I opened to inspect I found a lovely mess of cross comb built...
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