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    Re: Balled after Painted

    I'm always cautious when placing her back in the hive, and like to clear the bees some with smoke and gently get her in there where there is fewer bees.
    I've found that just dropping her right in a...
  2. Thread: Missouri

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    Re: Missouri

    Blackberry are coming on pretty good now. Surprisingly the bees are favoring dewberries though.
    Heard folks in Mo. with locust bloom but none here yet.
    White clover started blooming this week.
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    Re: My experience with Minnesota Hygienic bees

    Don't have any but they are popular in different parts of Missouri and hear they do well. Couple big nuc suppliers here use them.
  4. Re: Are you ready to replace carrying heavy honey supers by hand with an electric pow

    Boris, your video speaks for itself. Well done.

    If others have differing ways and opinions then good for them, but your product certainly has it's place.
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    Re: Making nucs vs. Making Honey

    Having a decent number of hives that are not reserved for honey production opens up a lot of opportunities.

    Boosting, splitting, cell builders, mating nucs,,,,

    I watched "The sustainable...
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    Re: Sorting Wheat from the Chaff

    A strong enough desire should enable someone to stick around long enough to learn what is wheat and what is chaff.

    More chaff than wheat for sure, but over time you get it sorted out.
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    Re: Have You Smelled It Yet?

    The smell is here now. Dade county Mo.
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    Re: My first two hives of 10,000 have been ordered :)

    I mentioned early on to "enjoy your bees". Think it was Mark B. who said that in a post to an aspiring beek long ago in a thread. It always stuck with me.
    As you grow there will be more and...
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    Re: Beekeeping in extreme hot weather

    I use a sweat band to keep the sweat from covering my glasses. It really helps.
    As far as overheating, i can't wear my cheap non vented suit when it's really hot so just a light t-shirt and...
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    Re: Pros and cons of screened inner covers

    So far i like them. For feed shim, ventilation, and as an inner cover with tel. lids.
    Maybe down the road just a migratory lid will be used but for a feed shim and winter ventilation they are...
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    Re: 4/4 double nuc question

    Not sure of your cut-off time up there.
    If you are concerned about taking more brood from the main hives to boost the nucs, at least shake some nurse bees from open brood frames to allow them more...
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    Re: Question about opening sides of brood nest

    You're keeping them busy drawing wax so that is a good thing.
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    Re: Marked queen with green dot?

    My testors fluorescent yellow looks more chartreuse / green on the queens i marked this year.
  14. Re: "Hot Box" Ideas For Warming Frames Pre-extraction

    What about an electric blanket wrapped around a large rubbermaid, wrap that with reflectix... The blankets are cheap and adjustable and would think plenty hot.
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    gww,

    We had some with cups/eggs/rj a week ago, and again this week. Lots of brood/bees, even though i can tell there was a setback recently on a lot of them.
    Been doing the OSB method with...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    gww, On your 3 deep hive, sounds like the queen could have possibly shut down for a bit with these cold spells we've had. Noticed a couple of mine where they were going pretty good and then...
  17. Thread: Which Extractor?

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    Re: Which Extractor?

    We have the other one listed at the bottom of that page. It's a VIVO, with lappes sticker on it. Can get it for around 170 shipped....
    It's ok for us being small and not a ton of honey to...
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    Re: My first two hives of 10,000 have been ordered :)

    Someone mentioned on a similar thread one time that you'll figure things out along the way, don't try to go too fast too hard at the start and enjoy your bees. That last part stuck with me.
    Best...
  19. Re: Age Old Question, What to Do with All this Honey!

    A high quality problem to have. Get fat on honey, sell some, give away, feed new colonies...
  20. Thread: Single Box Hive

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    Re: Single Box Hive

    As a newbie it appears a challenge but this is the reason i want to start trying to manage a single with a q/e this year; to learn how to properly manage a compact broodnest.
  21. Re: what does this long winter mean to us beekeepers?

    Interesting, we aren't that far away from each other but here we have had dandilions since the first of the month and in good number right now.
    Two big hives had cups with eggs/rj in them, and a...
  22. Re: 2 Dead Hives, Replacement Package and Nuc Coming

    You'll definitely be able to give the package a better start as they won't have to draw comb, so that will put it on similar footing as the nuc.
    Maybe a couple frames of honey each but then i would...
  23. Thread: Drones ?

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    Re: Drones ?

    Had a few on a landing board today.
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    Re: Broadcasting Success

    We've frost seeded clover in the fall and in winter with snow and had some success. Not nearly as good as a prepared seed bed so have found it necessary to put it down heavy and right before a...
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    Re: Which type of deep frame

    We use the kelley foundation (wired with hooks), and Mann Lake frames (wedge top w/ split bottom).
    The wedge top secures your foundation and the split bottom allows the foundation to hang down. ...
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