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  1. Re: Turning a Neglected Pasture into a Bee Yard?

    I have my bees (atleast as far as I know) in all of the trees and plants in my yard when they bloom so I this isn't true for me. The closest flowering tree (large ornamental apple) is about 15 feet...
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    Re: Sugar $0.39 / lb at walmart.com

    I ordered 60 lbs of granular sugar, 10 lbs of dirt (for water plants) and a bottle of green food coloring. It was about $1/bag cheaper to have it shipped
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    Sprouting Jar Lid

    Does anyone know if a mite will fall the the screen in a sprouting jar lid? (stainless screen in canning jar size) I came across these randomly on amazon and was thinking they look easier than...
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    Re: Removing Supers...

    I have a triangle escape board that I have found works well. My process is:

    1. Put on the triangle escape board (on my big hive that I took 4 supers off, I reduced it 2 boxes at a time)
    2. ...
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    Re: Hive stands on concrete pavers?

    My hives are all on cinder blocks on concrete pavers. I don't have problems with SHB though.
  6. Re: Fall hive inspections - what should I be looking for?

    Being in Canada you definitely need a minimum of 2 deep boxes on your hive. If you have it 2 deeps and a medium this is a better option. The bees and brood nest should be in the bottom and all of...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Over the last 2 days I extracted honey. I extracted 39 frames from 2 hives and ended up with about 8 gallons of honey :) I still have 3 frames to make into cutcomb, but I am happy with this years...
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    Re: Nucs not taking feed

    Any chance you have some empty drawn frames? If so I would add one of the nuc and see if it helps, it may be a case of the nucs are not in wax drawing mode and do not have anywhere to store the...
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    Re: Bee keeping supply score!

    Any interest in trying bee tracking?



    Sounds like a very nice gift. I would definitely send a lot of honey their way for many years :)
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    Re: I'm walking again.

    Another thing that I have seen a picture of is somone that put "car tailgate struts" on the lid of a long langstrom to make it easier to lift the lid. If you go the route of a long hive this may...
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    Re: Beekeeping Trailer

    Does anyone know about how fast they can spin their frames with wax foundation before the foundation blows out?

    You can probably make a very rough estimate of how much a wax frame can withstand by...
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    Re: Beekeeping Trailer

    I am not sure I would trust something like this with more than 1-2 hives. Ladders are designed to take most of the load down axis not perpendicular to the axis. With a lot of weight the 2 sections...
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    Re: Hurricane Dorian issues...

    That looks like a mess, but it sounds like you hives made it atleast initially. I suspect atleast one hive will still have a queen (based on the hives still having bees) and hopefully all of your...
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    Re: Temperature to kill wax moths

    I am going to put my supers in bags/syran wrap and seal them up. I am then going to place them in my basement after cycling them thru my freezer. If I let the bees pick them clean, seal them up on...
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    Re: ants ate my queen???

    I wonder if the bees decided that was not their queen and killed her thru the screen? I have heard of this happening with new queens, but I think it is less common with existing queens.
  16. Re: Giganto Hive: How to get them to condense resources

    How many frames of capped honey do you have? I think that is a better measurement than the number of of boxes for a hive going into winter. I would try to get the hive down to 20 or 30 frames of...
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    Re: What to do???

    The other thing I am thinking is do you have robbing issues going on? This could explain part of the low stores and exposed brood.
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    Re: How many boxes as I prepare for winter

    you want the brood nest at the bottom because the bees eat their way up thru the hive during the winter. They do not eat down so they will not consume anything below them.

    I try to go into...
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    Re: Temperature to kill wax moths

    Thanks for the information. It sounds like it is time to clean and organize the freezer.

    I could probably do this some days since I almost live in a desert, but I dont want to count on it. The...
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    Temperature to kill wax moths

    Does anyone have any data or know what the temperature is that you need cool frames/a box to so that wax moths are killed?

    I can easily get 2 full boxes of extracted frames in my fridge right now...
  21. Thread: In a Bind

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    Re: In a Bind

    I have also heard some people leave the supers on for the winter and extract in the spring. The theory is the bees will then have plenty of stores for the winter and everything left in the spring is...
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    Re: Cleaning my leather gloves

    I have started wearing these nitrile gloves

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00U8VD9JA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I have watched a a bee try to sting thru these gloves,...
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    Poll: Re: Engineering Project

    As an engineer most engineers have horrible spelling and poor grammer. I think having handwriting that others can read will be way more important than grammer.

    My big hive right now is about...
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    Re: Hurricanes and bee hives...

    I would be inclined to put the strap around the hive under the brick rather than on top of it. I suspect that the hive is going to wiggle a bit in the high wind, and the brick may start to cut thru...
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    Poll: Re: Engineering Project

    I like this idea
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