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    FWIW: This is the one @ 50% off w/ free...

    FWIW:
    This is the one @ 50% off w/ free shipping:
    https://www.kelleybees.com/Shop/17/Honey-Harvesting/Honey-House-Extracting/4777/2-Frame-BEE-EZY-Stainless-Steel-Extractor
    small enough to fit...
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    I started out with ...

    I started out with
    http://www.pigeonmountaintrading.com/stainless-steel-honey-extractor-sku-pm9304.html
    and found it a little too light and quickly upgraded to...
  3. You don't tell us where you are, thus we can't...

    You don't tell us where you are, thus we can't guess how much more honey you will have and what they might need to power through late summer dearth. But, the rule of thumb is to go into winter with...
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    Depends on your reasons for checking. is...

    Depends on your reasons for checking.

    is there an issue or problem?
    are they in rapid transition like spring buildup, new queen, or fall dearth... and may need intervention?
    ​are you just...
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    Pros: better moisture/condensation control ...

    Pros:

    better moisture/condensation control
    better temperature control & options (e.g., vented attic)
    better feeding & treatment control options (e.g., mountain camp feeding)
    bees do not...
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    Welcome :hi: Check recent answers here: ...

    Welcome :hi:

    Check recent answers here:
    http://www.beekeepingforums.com/threads/11790-Honey-super-and-queen-excluder
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    Agree with cam. Excluders are optional. I...

    Agree with cam.

    Excluders are optional. I find the yes or no debate tedious. Pick a system and a guru and follow it until you find what works for you. e.g.,...
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    Well, with that all that new information, and...

    Well, with that all that new information, and looking again at your photo: Plan B:

    Re-glue what you have with a construction cement grade adhesive. You can use some angle braces on the outside if...
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    I am a sideliner, currently only running 25...

    I am a sideliner, currently only running 25 colonies, adding 5 each year. At $12-13 list, (20% less on sale or buying in bulk), I find no cost saving building my own boxes and supers. I typically...
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    Sticky: Welcome! :hi:

    Welcome! :hi:
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    Sticky: Welcome! :hi:

    Welcome! :hi:
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    Welcome! :hi: I would have to keep the 8N. We...

    Welcome! :hi:

    I would have to keep the 8N. We can always help you make more bees.

    If you are within driving distance of Woodland, CA (just north of Sacramento) I would advise you take a day...
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    You can pinch the Q and replace at any point. You...

    You can pinch the Q and replace at any point. You might lose a week or two of laying. Queen acceptance isn't guaranteed, no matter how much you pay for her.

    Cranky, crowded summer bees protecting...
  14. Thread: new queen

    by ibeelearning
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    Un-mated a week or so. Mated a day or so. A lot...

    Un-mated a week or so. Mated a day or so. A lot depends of weather, season, or other circumstances.
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    IMO, 3/4 of frames should be fully involved. ...

    IMO, 3/4 of frames should be fully involved. But, my guess is Vermont is in spring flow and will build fast, so even if you add a bit prematurely, all will be well. Rejoice: there is no bad...
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    Yes, welcome. :hi: Yeah, I've seen this. In...

    Yes, welcome. :hi:

    Yeah, I've seen this. In addition to kebee's line of inquiry, sometimes I have have to re-wax plastic (if'n I recollect that's plaskick in NC) frames, but the only reason I can...
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    Welcome! :hi:

    Welcome! :hi:
  18. Thread: Kia ora!

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    Welcome! :hi:​

    Welcome! :hi:​
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    Yeah. they don't use arsenic anymore to treat,...

    Yeah. they don't use arsenic anymore to treat, but it is still nasty stuff... lots of copper and chromium.
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    ditto

    ditto
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    Welcome. :hi:

    Welcome. :hi:
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    Welcome. :hi: About once a week is as much as...

    Welcome. :hi:

    About once a week is as much as my bees can stand me. Let 'em work.
  23. so... curiosity stung the cat? patience...

    so... curiosity stung the cat? patience grasshopper...
  24. I'd give it more time. They been doing whatever...

    I'd give it more time. They been doing whatever the hell they want for 14 years, I expect it will take more than 3 days to reform them.

    I would be tempted to band in some comb in the new box......
  25. The normal queen acceptance rate is as low as...

    The normal queen acceptance rate is as low as 50-60%... queens from eggs maybe another 60%... you could just be on the wrong end of the probabilities. You are about to run out of time, so try more...
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