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  1. Thread: Hive Alive

    by Rigratt
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    Re: Hive Alive

    And I’m worried about it getting down to 28*s tonight. As a first year beekeeper I worry a lot ��
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    Re: Applied Apivar today

    Thanks that is some good reading there, I have it bookmarked.
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    Re: Applied Apivar today

    Thanks I will look into that also
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    Re: Applied Apivar today

    Thanks seems I maybe late for the party
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    Re: Applied Apivar today

    Thanks, I’m not real sure when exactly the flow starts around my area. 55 days would put me around April 5th and 2 weeks after that would be April19th. I have some new frames with foundation ordered...
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    Re: Applied Apivar today

    Thanks
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    Applied Apivar today

    First year beekeeper here so please excuse the newbie question. So today I finally had a little break in the weather to inspect my hive. First off they seemed to have wintered very well. I got my...
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    Re: 2020 How was your winter?

    First winter for my hive but so far I think they’re doing good. On warm days there’s been lots of activity at the entrance with them bringing in lots of pollen. I have a glass inner cover and can see...
  9. Thread: Guardian

    by Rigratt
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    Re: Guardian

    Thanks, I’ve ordered some to try also. Videos on you tube look promising. I will post my results also.
  10. Thread: Guardian

    by Rigratt
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    Guardian

    I tried searching for these but Iím new to the forum and couldnít find anything. But wondering if anyone has tried these? Thinking about using them on some 5 frame nucs this year....
  11. Thread: Acorn frames

    by Rigratt
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    Re: Acorn frames

    Thanks, didn’t think of that either. It does get pretty hot here in the summertime.
  12. Thread: Acorn frames

    by Rigratt
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    Re: Acorn frames

    Thanks, sounds simple enough. My startup hive came with a mixture of both wooden and plastic frames and all of them were black.
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    I was offshore on jack up drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. I now work on land rigs in South Texas.
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Thanks, it’s all been trial and error as I work a 2 week rotation (I’m gone two weeks and then home two weeks) hopefully I can harvest some honey this year.
  15. Thread: Acorn frames

    by Rigratt
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    Re: Acorn frames

    Which is preferred better by the bees the acorn white or black
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Weather here in central Mississippi has been really wet. Temps have been from the 50s to upper 60s in the daytime and 40ish at night. Haven’t done a inspection since last fall but have been out and...
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    Hello from Dixie

    Hello from East Central Mississippi! Got my first hive last spring, still learning just hoping they survive the first winter with me.
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