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    Re: Simple Harmony Farms uncapper

    We ordered our in and mounted it the day it came (4 days from ordering). We spun about 40 frames out. most of the frames were new wax and fairly well filled out. One pass and you get 90% of the...
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    The Lyson seems true to size. So that's good. If...

    The Lyson seems true to size. So that's good. If your between a LG and Xlg get the xlg
    The thing I dont like about lyson is when working hives and the flimsy veil material wrinkles up cause of your...
  3. Thread: Super Size?

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    I'm running 10 frame on 40 hives deeps and med....

    I'm running 10 frame on 40 hives deeps and med. Used to also have 8 frame stuff. It is maddening! I'm done with 8 frame stuff, phasing out of deeps going all mediums. Like another said they winter...
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    I bought 2 this past winter. Once you get used to...

    I bought 2 this past winter. Once you get used to the left hand zipper it's a great light hive work jacket. Just a hint put the hat strap on back of head rather than chin is what works better for me....
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    Concerned about not enough foragers? Nope, our...

    Concerned about not enough foragers?
    Nope, our true honey flow (not build up flow) is brief. Remember your hive is full of emerging bees with no brood to care for. What are they going to do? Raise a...
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    DP If I felt that OAV is a must while flow is...

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    If I felt that OAV is a must while flow is on, which has not occurred for me in July/August. I would Remove honey, apply one OA treatment (1gram from bottom 1 gram from top). Put supers back on...
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    Another thought that is worth thinking, is to OTS...

    Another thought that is worth thinking, is to OTS above a snelgrove till you have 2 queens laying (original below and new above) then, simply use a queen excluder and let it be a 2 queen hive. I...
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    Another thought that is worth thinking, is to OTS...

    Another thought that is worth thinking, is to OTS above a snelgrove till you have 2 queens laying (original below and new above) then, simply use a queen excluder and let it be a 2 queen hive. I...
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    Deepster, That is how I used snelgrove boards...

    Deepster,
    That is how I used snelgrove boards last season on 2 hives. I did it a bit backwards perhaps.
    I moved queen and brood up above the board to let my OTS queen emerge in bottom with the...
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    Re: Cloak board and queen castle question

    Deepster, I would say that there is an entire group that believe this queens raised after summer solstice is an important key to successful beekeeping
    ( I am not yet among them due to not having...
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    Yes, they have everything needed to make QC...

    Yes, they have everything needed to make QC assuming you've moved eggs or or just hatched larvea. You'll want remove them down to 1 or2 QCs or break it up into your queen castle/mating nucs on day 6...
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    Re: Cloak board and queen castle question

    Deepster, yes I think the SB are very easy to use. But like a paintbrush it takes practice, experience and attention to get the desired results
    I used it as described above for controlling where the...
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    Re: Cloak board and queen castle question

    Nancy,
    I am enjoying your discussion of the use of SB and swarm/split management
    If you were to present swarm prevention/management to a group of New beekeepers at a club meeting would you...
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    Re: Walter Kelley Multi-Purpose Tank

    Thank you Mike and Riskybizz, I have access to borrow an extractor for another year . maybe more. I am considering an uncapping tank this year to drain cappings and hang drippings frames as the next...
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    Re: Walter Kelley Multi-Purpose Tank

    what do you feel the Kelley tank could do well that the MUTT does not do?
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    Re: Walter Kelley Multi-Purpose Tank

    so for the same money between the Kelley tank and and the Maxant tank ( with presloped bottom & removable cappings drainer) which would you buy today? Is the bucket heating easy enough to do other...
  17. Re: Blue Sky Lega vs. Dadant combination uncapping/extractors

    So how did you like your new equipment? Been considering the same
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    Re: Best Smoker Fuel

    Collect all lint from your clothes dryer.
    Pack in egg carton compartments.
    light old unscented candle, dripping some wax on lint.

    One of the above set on shallow layer of fuel of choice and...
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    Re: lemons to lemonade

    Squarepeg, you really should treat us to some photos of the QCells on those frames if possible........ So 60 cells notched, To me that seems like overkill (I have no experience doing this OTS) . why...
  20. Re: Tips for successfully splitting and multiplying

    Thumbs up Tenbears. There was no sign of swarming and these hives had not been into for 3 years. It was not too bad but it was not pretty, cross comb and bur comb. We cleaned them up and replaced...
  21. Re: Tips for successfully splitting and multiplying

    I am buying three hives from a one year and out guy who got them from an old timer last spring. Inspected them 3 weeks ago and they were strong. Very dark large bees. Here in mid missouri we have an...
  22. Thread: Swarm Trap ?

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    Re: Swarm Trap ?

    Ferg, we set out 22 last year and ended the season with 18. The ones by water did 100%. We face them south or east round here (Mo) on any tree that's convenient. I think hive volume and being...
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    Re: 2017 Swarm season

    Same here on apples, this weekend will be interesting 75 this morning 20 and 3 inches of snow by sat. night. Hey, its Missouri. Dittos on the year long weird weather, I am concerned that we will miss...
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    Re: 2017 Swarm season

    Hey Stlkeeper, I am in Miller county, Mo! is that my tree stand? ;) This is a good place to capture some strange black bees if it is. I don't know if they are some Russian strain or what but they are...
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    Re: Where To Buy Snelgrove Board Or Got Any Plans?

    Frank, i read the link you provided and yep, Good read! for understanding Snelgrove background.
    I found this summary of his method that really helped a lot...maybe it will clear things up for...
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