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  1. Patience is important. On hives that are going...

    Patience is important. On hives that are going through requeening I write the next inspection date on the telescoping cover. That way there is little confusion and prevents me from interrupting...
  2. Michael, Thanks! I am looking forward to this...

    Michael, Thanks! I am looking forward to this book!
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    Yeah between the inner cover and the deep, it...

    Yeah between the inner cover and the deep, it allows for more vent without adding another entrance. You could also turn over your inner cover to create the upper entrance.
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    how long ago did you receive your nuc?

    how long ago did you receive your nuc?
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    I don’t know where you are in CT but you could...

    I don’t know where you are in CT but you could buy a nuc box or two from Bee Commerce in Newtown. I realize you don’t want to make a ton of splits but you could hedge your bets, take a split with...
  6. Re: 2.5 weeks post package install question and pics

    Not now, but eventually you could also move it to the outside positions, rotate it so the wonky frames are outward. Don't do it now as the population looks small ish and you dont want to separate...
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    Re: Bees bearding

    Good morning perez, what is your hive set up, couple of deeps and a super or two? So, this time of year robbing shouldn't be so bad so you have a lot of options. Depending on your inner cover setup...
  8. If it was me I would wait. I would’ve afraid...

    If it was me I would wait. I would’ve afraid that if I recombined that you could have a second swarm. What likely happened is that the mated queen left during the prime swarm. She will frequently...
  9. You can buy an EFB test, you Should pick one up...

    You can buy an EFB test, you Should pick one up to confirm.
  10. Wooden skewers will work, but keep in mind since...

    Wooden skewers will work, but keep in mind since you are not going to be extracting that frame you could just mark it and be extra careful. The more the frame is used the stronger and more stable...
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    Poll: I respect your experience, I just made a solar...

    I respect your experience, I just made a solar melter this spring I took this picture today (to show off to the wife), I started it with some cut out brood comb. Am I missing something, gunk uptop...
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    I have a flow hive, it is very difficult to...

    I have a flow hive, it is very difficult to inspect and yes you still need to inspect before harvest. One thing I will say is that it is very strong. Just today I unburied it under a pile of poorly...
  13. It does make a difference what your goals are. ...

    It does make a difference what your goals are. Either way, I would start with one brood box with 4-5 built frames in the middle, balance of that box foundation. Then a feeder on top, since it...
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    If it was me, I would try a dose of something...

    If it was me, I would try a dose of something else, yes it’s working but maybe you need a swipe at something gets below the caps. If it’s approaching a flow where you are maybe give Formic a shot...
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    Lauri, you said experimental, it’s been a few...

    Lauri, you said experimental, it’s been a few years, how do you like using it?
  16. B1rd, allgood advice. It is natural to be scared...

    B1rd, allgood advice. It is natural to be scared of loosing a queen. Do you have just one hive? I always recommend new beeks have two hives, that way if you roll on queen you have the ability to...
  17. I use Formic in the spring and Oav in the fall. ...

    I use Formic in the spring and Oav in the fall. One of the biggest benefits I see with formic is that it doesn’t require multiple visits and it can be used with honey supers. If you do oav make...
  18. Re: Is an AI breeder queen worth it for 20-25

    I wish I didn't throw out the brochure, someone in CT was offering AI, Production queens and locally mated queens. Their locally mated queens would have had at least some of the AI's queen (assuming...
  19. Mosherd, I too am in CT are you entertaining...

    Mosherd, I too am in CT are you entertaining buying from the company that sent out the mailer a week or two ago? If I remember they had a few cheaper (non AI) mated options.
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    Re: Brushy Mountain is no longer???

    I am sure there are some threads here but I remember something about new owners and growing too fast? Not sure my memory isn't what it should be.
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    Re: Storing built out frames

    Last year I had been playing around with some "outside storage". I have no real storage space in our freezers and can only put in a frame at a time. So last year I stored some trial comb outside in...
  22. Re: I'm convinced that OAV is a cure-all for mites.

    Agreed, I am doing the same mamm, Formic spring OAV winter... lets hope 100% OAV doesn't create resistance.
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    Poll: Swarm Trap - Burn vs No Burn

    Hi folks,

    I just built some new swarm traps and I was reading through the research on preparing them. I have historically used 1 deep box with one built frame and a frame or two of foundation...
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    Re: SwarmTrapCam is live for 2020!!!

    I saw one of Tom's chats once but honestly had trouble getting through the first part of the book. I'll give it a try. As for why all the bees disappeared ... keeping with the Democracy analogy ......
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    Re: Single brood box colonies

    mtnmyke,

    have you tried putting an upper entrance above the queen excluder?
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