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    Re: 2 frame mini nuc split

    Thanks everyone for the responses, i agree with you JWPalmer with pulling queen and let nuc make cells, i have even pulled queens out of double deeps and let them make bunches of cells and then make...
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    Re: Extracting Equipment

    interested in the cappings spinner, willing to sell seperate, if so what price
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    2 frame mini nuc split

    if i were to take a frame of bees, larvae and eggs out of a 5 frame nuc and put them into a 2 frame mini, like David at barnyard bees does, assuming the frame has honey and pollen, or i could give...
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    Re: Egg to Larva to Queen or Worker

    i always heard if it looks like a comma, it's good. if looks like a c it's to old
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    will queenless swarm

    took queen out of hive and put in a nuc with frame of brood, intended to let hive raise queen cells and go back in and harvest them. question is i missed taking the queen cells out of the hive, so...
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    Re: Does this look like a laying queen?

    queen will have a longer and thinner back end
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    Re: Does this look like a laying queen?

    that is a drone
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    cell punch tool

    trying to make cell punch tool using compression fitting, but what is used as the shaft that can be welded/soldered on to the i think is brass fitting?
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    bees in shed ventilation

    I have a 8x10 wood shed that i put nucs in with a 1" hole drilled in shed side and tube sticking in nuc going thru shed wall outside (bees are able to come and go when is warm enough) shed is fully...
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    Re: OAV or Apivar?

    Also curious as to what mighty mite killer is?
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    quilt box importance?

    I have made quilt boxes to put on, just got them finished and now we have turned cold, 30s day 20s night, how important is it to get quilt boxes put on? I realize the cold is what will make...
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    Re: Sugar brick in an inverted mason jar

    I'm overwintering some nucs, i make a 2" shim between nuc and cover and place a sugar brick directly on the top bars, has worked well in past
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    best way feed sugar bricks ?

    Which way is better to feed sugar, place sugar brick directly on top bars, and put empty shallow super or feed shim and cover or quilt box over that, or make feed shim type box with hole in center...
  14. Re: Confused about resources to overwinter a colony

    Nancy, i have looked at game scales before, but don't see how they are used to weigh bee hives, does the sclae have to be made on some type of tripod or rigging to pick up the whole hive at once or...
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    Re: insulation box

    or burlap?
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    Re: insulation box

    Is the painters drop cloth a canvas material, or would like a cheesecloth material work better?
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    Re: provap 110 stem changing

    Larry, I have watched a couple videos on using the provap110, and the stem is straight with the bottom of the bowl, am going to bend mine down more when heated up, and think that is my problem. don't...
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    Re: provap 110 stem changing

    my holes are drliled straight in, but i can't insert the provap110 because the stem is to close to the bowl, so i have to pry the stem down to make it a little straighter so it goes in the hole...
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    provap 110 stem changing

    2 times so far seems that the 1/4" stem you stick into hive gets bent a little and won't go into hole and sit there properly, and i have to bend stem out straighter a little bit. it is not hitting...
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    insulation box

    thinking about trying a quilt box this winter, have old shallow super boxes , planning on stapling screen on bottom, question is what is best to fill them with for absorbing the moisture? and looks...
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    Re: County is spraying for mosquitos

    Steve. my city sprayed for mosquitos last year, not sure what they used, but i called our town president and he contacted the spraying company, and we met with them and came up with a plan that they...
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    Re: Vaporizer Instructions "by the book"?

    cleaned out my closet of old t shirts and they work well for blocking hive entrance
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    generator size?

    what is the recommended cc or watts of a gen. for using the provap110, or what is the smallest watts or cc that would work?
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    Re: melting down sugar

    I have some nucs that have recently been moved up into 10 frame deeps, and need feed to fill their hive, would open feeding promote robbing from my other large hives, or if the large hives don't need...
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    melting down sugar

    tired of heating 2 pots of water 2 times a day, and only having 10 gal of syrup to feed, what is a way to make 55 or 100 gal of syrup, and a way to deliver it to hive top feeders in a simple way? do...
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