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    Sticky: Re: OTS - Treatment Free

    Russ-Modified OTS- these were pkgs- Only strong enough to do walk away splits in May. My after soltice splits will be be done according to Mels Methods. Will be making Nucs for overwintering at that...
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    Sticky: Re: Going to use OTS

    Wow- A pleasant surprise! Went into all 10 of my splits from May 14th. These were all in med.- deep- med.s. after the initial split. Used all drawn foundation and evened out resources at split...
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    Sticky: Re: Going to use OTS

    Russ- Did my splits yesterday. Split my 6 med- deep- med hives into 6 more med- deep- med hives. Evened out resources between the two - placed side by side. They looked like they were coming and...
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    Sticky: Re: Going to use OTS

    Going to do strength evaluations tomorro . Here it's split time if strong enough, finally warm enough. Going to be a busy few days. Feeders will either be refilled- on weak ones- or taken out. Will...
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    Sticky: Re: Going to use OTS

    Russ- In one of your other posts you said you had put med. boxes at bottom under your brood boxes and they weren't using them at all. I'm not sure about Walts view of that pollen box but I think he...
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    Sticky: Re: TF in a world that treats

    Greg- Are your bees building up this Spring as fast as they normally do? Every year is different- When do you think your first splits will be done?
    Jerry
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    Wow! Do you have equipment for all those swarms? They'll keep you busy for a while. I hope to catch a few this summer too. Maybe build some MP style Nucs though the summer for wintering in. 60's...
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    Sticky: Re: TF in a world that treats

    Sorry Greg shouldn't of went with that broad a statement-
    Jerry
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    Sticky: Re: TF in a world that treats

    Clayton- Finally- Someone in my latitude that is doing what I've been looking for. There is a great group of TF beekeepers using this forum to keep in contact with each other, but most of them are...
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    Sticky: Re: Going to use OTS

    Russ - saw your post on other thread. Sounds like you've had a couple interesting swarm experiences. Good Luck!
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    Russ- How are your swarm traps so far? I just put my 6 out this week end. Last year I put them mostly in wooded areas. Only got one all year. I put them out in more open areas this year - on the...
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    Sticky: Re: Going to use OTS

    Russ- Understand your concern for frame flexibility. I love being able to go anywhere with those medium frames. Some of the hives I plan on using for med. Nucs I won't be putting deeps on. This year...
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    Russ- thank-you for your input. I'm excited about the coming season. More insulation and proper hive configuration for CB next season is going to hold my attention this season. I will spend some time...
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    Sticky: Re: Going to use OTS

    Russ- yes- most of what i'm going to do this year is in preparation for next year. I'll be using Mel Dissoelkoen's OTS method to make as many increases as I can in May and early July. Building as...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Anybody else sick of snow on their hives? Winter Storm watch for southern Iowa for today.Be Gone Nasty Weather! Bees need to be flying.
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    Sticky: Re: Going to use OTS

    Going to incorporate Walt Wrights hive configuration with Mel's OTS methods . Not exactly sure how it's going to work out . Going to try a couple of different approaches . One med. on bottom for...
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    Sticky: Re: pdf version of walt wright's manuscript

    Have spent many days reading Walts Manuscripts this winter. Studying now if any of Mel Dissoelkoen methods can be incorporated into Walts methods. Just rolling it around for now. Have 10 deeps...
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    Re: Forest bees

    No hive beetles.
    Jerry
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Sat. put pkgs in with 55 degrees. This morning inch of snow and 24 degrees. Have got frames of honey on both sides of 2 drawn combs in all the hives. Sounds like a couple more days before warm up....
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    Re: "Extra" Queen, what to do with her?

    the 10 pkgs I installed yesterday had one dead queen. Pkg broker 1/2 hour away had x-tra queens because he runs into this every year with the truck load he orders. Picked up a queen for that hive...
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    Re: Forest bees

    Moved one of my outyards back home to my orchard. Placed pallets along side of individual trees so that hives get early morning and mid day sun and shade after 3 in the afternoon. Got sick of running...
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    Re: Humidity - Insulated hive - no top exits

    thanks Robert- I'm getting a pretty clear picture of what I want to do this year. Your box configuration sounds like what I want for this year. Now if the weather cooperates we'll all be happy. Got...
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    Re: Wintering Bees In Alaska

    Hi- I'm not sure I'd take insulation off at all on the top. Maybe the sides for the summer. Good Luck!
    Jerry
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    Cold Weather Pkg. Introduction

    I have some pkgs to put in the end of the weekend. Cold spell starting on Sunday through next week. I've put them in in the cold before and been ok but this one looks nasty. I do have drawn comb and...
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    Re: Humidity - Insulated hive - no top exits

    Robert - thanks for the thoughts. Two weeks ago I put a 3 inch space below 4 hives. Looked yesterday and they're filling it with comb. Extensions on frames would be unruly to work with.
    I've been...
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