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    Re: Grafting from a distant yard

    Strange this came back up today...

    I went to the distant yard with a nuc box and brought home 2 frames of eggs,larvae, and clingers. I just cleaned up from grafting about 3 hours ago.
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    Re: swarm cell found

    Sounds to me like you have too much free space and they are trying to supercede the queen. Those aren't necessarily related other than a poor queen will be slow to fill out a box. I'd take the...
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    Re: Some graphs not capped?

    I used one just like you setup earlier in the season and everything happened right on schedule with the calendar. I also kept it going for a 2nd round of grafts but let them keep a cell and become a...
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    Re: Pennsylvania

    I put the 10 frame boxes out this week between monsoon rains. I'll let 'em ride until mid/late July.
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    Re: combing nuc with 8 frame hive

    Look up Screen Combine posts by FlowerPlanter. I started doing those instead of newspaper combines. I make the entrances face opposite directions and every one I have done so far worked just fine....
  6. Re: Basswood trees start blooming in northern Illinois

    Just finishing here in the middle of PA. With the rain it will probably be over by the weekend.
  7. Re: According To This, I've Done Everything Wrong, & My Plans Are Not Good

    "How does one decide to take the leap of faith from conventional to TF beekeeping? "

    As a 1st year beek, you don't. Learn how to keep them alive the same way everyone else does 1st, then learn TF...
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    Re: Pennsylvania

    I had lots of activity then nothing. I think the grounds crew may have done something. Disturbed it at a minimum or sprayed it.

    I took it down last weekend. I was recently given some old...
  9. Re: Back yard BEEK,managing NUCS to maximize options

    It's just 2 5 frame boxes stacked, not individual nucs. I slide them together in winter for heat retention and give them a sugar brick. The good ones barely touch the brick. If I find a picture I...
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    Re: Hive Entrance Side?

    I think British National Hives are meant to rotate depending on the weather. They are square and in summer the frames are oriented same as a Langstroth. When the weather goes cold, they get rotated...
  11. Re: Back yard BEEK,managing NUCS to maximize options

    I think if you are going to overwinter 5 frame medium nucs they will need to be 3 deep. I overwinter in 5 over 5 deep nucs and they do great.

    You are also coming to the end of allowing them to...
  12. Re: process for selling honey locally (sall-scale) ....?

    It is very state dependent. Here in PA there are a ton of hoops to jump through (kitchen inspection, license, labeling) then after you do that you need to think about liability and insurance.

    I...
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    Grafting from a distant yard

    One of my beeyards is ~45 minutes from home. I do all of my "heavy lifting" at home in my workshop and take hives or nucs to the small yards I have. I have one particular hive that I would like to...
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    Re: Unmated queen and attendants

    I'm no help with that. I never bought a queen except my original nuc and just started grafting?raising queens this year.

    I will be following along to learn as well.
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    Re: Unmated queen and attendants

    If he was buying unmated queen locally, why not just buy cells and let them emerge in the nuc?
  16. I use a paint strainer bag from Lowe's. Looks...

    I use a paint strainer bag from Lowe's. Looks just like the Mann lake one above. Could even be the same thing repackaged. I have no idea the mesh but it works fine.
  17. Use ramps or 2x lumber then the dollie will work...

    Use ramps or 2x lumber then the dollie will work just fine. Think of it as moving a washer.
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    Re: Cowen Uncapper troubleshooting

    Does it make this sound with nothing in it? If so, I would bet on the start capacitor being bad.* My table saw did the exact same thing. Try taking the belts off and see if the motor spins.

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    It depends on where you are and we have no idea. In the south, they can and do go with one brood box. In the north, they use two and sometimes 3. I'm on the border. I tried a few with one deep...
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    Re: Why did they build comb on the cells?

    This is the one I opened. They are supposed to hatch Monday. I sure hope they do or I will have a bunch of queenless nucs.
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    Also of note, the top bar was grafted with a 00 brush. Bottom...
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    Why did they build comb on the cells?

    Today was the day to move cells to nucs. I opened the cell builder/finisher to find all the viable cells had comb on them. I candled them and things looked good. I even opened one up which also...
  22. Re: Introducing mated queen from my own yard

    Doh! I didn't even think of that. Thanks.
  23. Introducing mated queen from my own yard

    Today I did a flyback split on a hive that was getting ready to swarm. Normally I leave the queenless portion raise their own queen. This time I realized that I have some freshly mated queens that...
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    After 4 years of trying I caught my 1st. Came...

    After 4 years of trying I caught my 1st. Came sometime over the weekend and I moved it last night. I put a new trap in the same spot.

    Montoursville PA.
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    Re: New keeper with die off

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