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    Re: Front Range roller coaster - 2020

    cool one more to be able to split
    GG
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    Re: Front Range roller coaster - 2020

    shinbone, I had some similar winters. with wide ranging temp swings, what do you do for insulation? I have been trying different things, it is perhaps ancidonal but the better insulated hives do...
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    Re: Cut Out Question From a Noob

    Good luck b1rd, trial by fire is the best way to progress, in the moment it may not feel like it. the math for the queen is, eggs hatch in 3 days, the bees can make a queen from 2-3 day old...
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    Re: Cut Out Question From a Noob

    If you end up missing the Queen and the field bees go back, the cutout you have should make a queen. then go back in 2 weeks and do the same thing again, be less bees and less comb, so likely easier...
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    Re: How much is too much drone brood?

    Frank, By fall the sugar will be back on the shelves, IMO. May need to leave a bit more honey this year if the sugar is not there. Maybe look into restaurant providers, here that would be Gordon...
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    Re: Shipping queens - room for improvement

    If you have facebook account, over on the right , Click rent article, looks like you can have a 2 week trial. I do not Facebook so I did not click thru
    GG
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    Re: Palmer queen lines make up and history

    Michael,

    The truth matters
    "Anyway, I don't know what else to say without calling out the researchers to explain their "study"...something I will never do"
    Odd seems a shift in the study.
    Some...
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    Re: Painting Supers

    Hive the packages in what ever you have. When the new deep order comes in paint them let it dry then on inspection day swap to the painted one, then paint the original.
    GG
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    Re: "Camoflage" hive bodies, ideas?

    +1 dead leave and bark colors in a camo pattern. BTW a camo pattern does not require stupendous tallent as a painter. Just do the hive in 1 of the colors and put some of the other color or 2...
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    Re: Driving with bees

    Done it several times 3-5 hours.
    Keep the AC on at a temp you can tolerate but cool 65ish will cause less movement and more tendency to cluster. wear a jacket if you are easily chilled
    If possible...
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    Re: Any beekeepers sick w CV-19? SURVEY

    grozzie I did not get that the poster Implied Immunity, I got that he was asking if any keepers had come down with Covid. For a fact bee hive products have beneficial properties. This is 1 reason I...
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    Re: Starting all natural frames

    Welcome little Joe. Something to consider is get 20 or so foundations, once you have hives established insert Foundation less in between brood frames they tend to keep them straight and build what...
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    Re: Shelter in place...unintended consequences

    I would think that + 9 months from now we do se some sort of Increase, Passing time ,,,,,,, Can't say I was not wondering the same thing.
    GG
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    Re: Shipping queens - room for improvement

    Bernhard good post, helps with the why. I have also read, not sure where, that there is a time when the queen is ramping up to full laying when If she is shut down IE for shipping, some of the...
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    Re: Requeening above an excluder

    Andhors, Have you ever actually hatched and mated queen above an excluder over a queen rite colony? Just wondering I want to try it. Upper entrance would be needed.
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    Re: Shelter in place...unintended consequences

    Well of course.
    "Howard K. Mell, a spokesman for the American College of Emergency Physicians said the crisis requires decisive federal action.

    Did you expect the truth "Howard K, Mell...
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    Re: Shelter in place...unintended consequences

    Plus 1
    GG
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    Re: Shelter in place...unintended consequences

    Grins, Sorry I will not sign, and here is why.
    Your comment which means many of them will get sick and die. in the case of this pandemic of Italy who is ahead of the US 3% ,, 3% is some, few ,...
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    Re: A sign of the times

    Well Greg Sorry you had a Bad "experience" Many of us have had 1 or 2. Most of the politicians in Canada bring their family to the US for treatment. seems folks with power could choose and they...
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    Re: A sign of the times

    Or the doctor who visits the home did not use "clean" procedures. Or the Nurse and her boyfriend went to a concert... Or the food coming into the place was prepared by someone exposed.
    Could be...
  21. Re: Let's just be honest: This spring is historically early.

    Seen this, some reality is this is an early spring
    The Earliest Spring in More Than 100 Years!!
    If you’re as calendar-obsessed as we are, you may have noticed something odd about this year’s...
  22. Re: When should I switch out a candy board for a liquid feeder?

    So take the brick or rock off the hive and Lift one end, for a double deep you should be able to lift it with 1 hand now, if it is a grunt to get it lifted they have plenty feed, if it is very light,...
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    Re: A sign of the times

    So Greg Which country can handle 50-70% of the population getting very Sick, Pandemic? To a Pandemic every country is fragile.
    And define a country with Useful politicians.
    I recall our...
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    Re: A sign of the times

    Same thing set the case of water in the corner and not touch sink, faucet, cups, glasses, just use and toss 14 day supply.
    the Hey Spouse can you get me a drink of water 10 times a day, is not...
  25. Re: No sign of queen at first spring inspection

    Got eggs :)
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