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  1. Thread: Winter in Texas

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    Re: Winter in Texas

    You should "reduce" the honey from deeps. Extract half of the deep frames and return the combs. Arrange alternate empty combs and honey frames over the broodnest. If supers are not capped then you...
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    Re: Alternatives to Wooden Beehives?

    I have two words for you: Don't waste your time!

    I made all kinds of weird hives out of repurposed materials. They all starting to fall apart 2-3 years down the road. I make all new hives using...
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    Re: Warm weather in NC effects?

    I am in North Texas. Just finished my first inspection and every colony has several frames for brood. Way too early for our region. I would expect to see half as much brood at this time of the year....
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    Re: Why do Beeks stack supers so high?

    I have never had a hive stacked beyond 7 mediums but I still would not harvest even if I reach 10 medium tall hive. Simply because I am lazy and I want to harvest just once and be done with it. In...
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    Re: Help. Need my Bees to move on

    I am not sure anyone mentioned but the fact that swarm landed on your house on the first place tells me that their chosen future home is somewhere near or inside your home. You can move them around...
  6. Re: Podcast Samuel Ramsey - varroa more destructive then when it first arrived

    Good podcast. I learned a thing or two. Thanks.
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    Re: I left my hive sealed up - UGH!

    I don't close the entrances at all for OAV. In fact, I treat from the entrance. One less thing to do. I do have the entrance reducers in place before OAV.
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    Re: Motorizing an extractor

    I used mortar mixer on vertical shaft!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQLOa6P5_4Q&t=10s
  9. Re: looking for a well tested procedure to dry honey in the comb

    Fan alone may not do the job if the relative humidity is higher. The dehumidifier keeps the humidity low but it heats up the room in the process. So basement would be my choice.

    I let the fan blow...
  10. Re: I robbed some of my bees today. I have a few questions.

    It's not clear what you are saying. Are you saying the supers you took off had uncapped nectar ? If yes then I would simply put them back on the hives so they can ripe it. If you have some left over...
  11. Re: Not building on plastic frames, what to do?

    You can rearrange the frames but be careful not to squish the queen in the process. Or just wait. It takes a while for the queen to acclimated. They will draw combs when they need them. Try different...
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    Re: Bottling question

    I bought following valve and walked over to the plumbing isle and found a PVC male-to-male coupling that would fit the thread in the brass valve. I cut off one side of male thread and kept the hex...
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    Re: Bottling question

    I use a lead-free brass ball valve from Lowe's on a 5 gallon bucket. Much better than honey gate. Zero spill this year with this setup vs honey gate that caused a lot of mess last year.

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    I keep top of the broodnest open until early...

    I keep top of the broodnest open until early reproductive swarm season is over. Until hardwood green up. After that I just make sure they have enough room and infrequent checking of broodnest.
  15. Thread: Want More Honey

    by pjigar
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    Re: Want More Honey

    I didn't see if anyone mentioned but stronger/bigger hive produce more honey. Each colony needs a certain number of bees to upkeep the hive and it's occupants. So every extra bee over and above this...
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    When brood is separated from queen then they...

    When brood is separated from queen then they typically raise new queen. Totally normal. Lack of queen pheromone is the reason. Make use of the cells and start a new nuc.
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    Re: Powering a ProVap 110 in the Field

    Yes, it's a trade off.
    Inverter: Easy to power with vehicle battery but limited life.
    Generator: Unreliable but long running time.

    You pick based on your needs. I have been stranded on the yard...
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    Re: Powering a ProVap 110 in the Field

    I use 2-cycle portable generator like https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EFZQ53W

    Be sure to run them dry before storing and use only ethanol free gas.
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    Re: Odd Comb on Plastic Foundation

    You are supposed to have extra space near the box walls. Keep frames tightly together and center them in the middle of the box. The two last frames will be honey frames and will be drawn fat. Don't...
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    Re: 4 week old hive - No change in last week

    Sorry to beat the dead horse but first year hive should always be fed. Period.

    Drawing a foundation less frames right is a learned art. I would hang alternate medium frames in a deep brood box....
  21. Re: Startup advice - following Michael Bush's methods - Newbee

    I have tried screen board and top entrance when I was new. Over time, I have moved to solid board and classic bottom entrance and top ventilation using notch, hole, or Popsicle sick. I do use...
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    Re: Laying Worker(s) 3 weeks after install?

    By the way, there is another method to turn around LW hive. Search for it. But basically you move LW hive on top of a queen right hive separated by double #5 screen board with entrance in opposite...
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    Re: Laying Worker(s) 3 weeks after install?

    No, you let the leftover foragers, laying or not, parish. If you believe in flying LW then I would simply drown them in soap water once I lock them up in a box at night. Heartbreaking but necessary...
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    Good point. I have never had problem with rough...

    Good point. I have never had problem with rough LW infecting nearby queen right hive. I have done shake out twice.

    OP,

    To be safe, you can keep some empty frames or drone frames in an empty...
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    And don't keep ANYTHING at the old location. The...

    And don't keep ANYTHING at the old location. The useful foragers will beg their way into a nearby queen right hive automatically.
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