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    Re: New design of a honey extractor.

    Very interesting ideas here. There is one point not mentioned in them. Not all honey comes from the same flowers, even on the same super. It would take exactly the same floral harvesting of each...
  2. Re: We had it figured out until we didn't have it figured out

    Using two mediums will work. Place the five deep frames in the center of the top medium and place med. frames on each side in both the top and bottom boxes. The bees will draw comb on the bottom of...
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    Re: Dead hive and feeding back honey

    Last fall (late Sept.) we extracted what we thought was excess honey, leaving both deeps and a med. We had a longer than normal warm fall and the hives got light. We started feeding back some...
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    frames and new bees

    One of my hives got wet and froze off this winter. My second hive started bringing in pollen yesterday. I have lots of frames with honey and pollen stores and a few empty frames. I also have new...
  5. Thread: Pollen trap

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    Re: Pollen trap

    I have not used any pollen trap yet. I was told you only use it for 2 weeks at a time. When is the best/ normal time to use it? How many times a year do you use it without causing too little pollen...
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    Re: Home bred queens or bought queen

    To create a pure strain bred queen, you will need to have at least 10500 acres with your queen and the mating drones in the middle of it. Not sure how many generations of breeding it takes for bees....
  7. Thread: Frame Perch

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    Re: Frame Perch

    We bought a frame perch. It works great as long as you remember to remove it from the box before you restack the hive. I don't care much for it once there are tons of bees. It takes too much time.
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    Re: 2016, packages vs nucs?

    So you mare wanting to make enough woodenware to house your 12 to 20 nucs/packages plus clear a profit of $3,500 on sold woodenware in your first year of business.
    Questions to answer:
    1. how many...
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    winter patty or spring patty

    I just started seeing some comments on a couple bee groups mentioning winter patties and spring patties. What is the difference, if any?
  10. Thread: What to do??/

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    Re: What to do??/

    I live at North latitude 42.46. Central Iowa. When we pulled our supers one had brood in half of it, so we put it back on. I would like to feed both hives to build up winter stores in the deeps....
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    Re: adventure in harvesting.

    another note- huge bearding when I taped the openings. I had to prop the hive between the inner cover under the supers and the super below it.
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    Re: adventure in harvesting.

    Thanks for the information Vance.
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    adventure in harvesting.

    I thought I'd share my experience in harvesting. We have 2 hives. both had about four full supers and a fifth being filled when we inspected Thursday. We put an inner cover with bee escape on between...
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    Re: Lots of drones. Should I take action?

    Thanks Michael. I have many frames with drone in them and had no way of figuring out how to get them out and refilled with honey.
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    Re: queen and laying queen?

    This may be why. I bought the box with drawn frames, and I thought the cells looked big enough for drones. But, I also thought that since I was going to use it for honey it would be ok. It was the...
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    queen and laying queen?

    Just did our weekly inspection. One hive I was wondering if we had killed our queen accidentally, so did a thorough inspection. In the 2 deep brood boxes, I found 4 frames of eggs of various ages, as...
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    Re: Aficanized bees are fake

    Finally one person with proven facts. It was quite an interesting set of yakking. Maybe the term Africanized needs changed. But based on those who have personally experienced the said bees, I am...
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    When do you switch to an SBB?

    First location is N. 42.4663, w. -93.8205, North central Iowa. When would you switch from a solid board to a screened board here. Currently it's 54 degrees outside.
    I know some around here must...
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    cutouts- free, or who pays to repair

    When you do a cutout, do you charge for the cutout? If you do, is that to cover the repair of the building, or does the owner pay for the repair and pay you to take the bees out?
    What is customary...
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    Re: Queen Rejection in New Package - twice

    New guy here, but is it possible the reason for the killing of your released queens because there was a loose queen in the package the seller didn't notice?
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    Re: New hives-How often to check sugar water?

    estimate how much was used in the 2 days to figure how long til it is empty. I go in and add syrup 1 day before I think it will be empty.
    Now that your queen is out, she will start to lay on the...
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    Re: some new emerging, soon dead

    update. It rained a bit Saturday washing off the dead bees. Between the undertaker bees and the rain I had no dead today on the board or in front on the ground. Looks like maybe someone sprayed their...
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    Re: I got stung today!

    My second sting was due to a loose fitting shirt. I'd rather go shirtless than have a loose fitting shirt on. Then they just land on you and fly off after a bit.
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    Re: some new emerging, soon dead

    package came from Cali. The italian workers I expect to see dying due to age. I was just surprised to see any new bees that emerged this week outside at all. Maybe they fell off the frame and got...
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    some new emerging, soon dead

    I am getting the first bees emerging from my queen, package installed on the 3rd of April, queen released on the 5th. The first bees should have emerged on the 26-27th. I know the numbers I'm seeing...
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