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Re: brood at following board- what's al this got to do w/following board ?? LOL

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  • roger
    Message 1 of 20 , Jul 4, 2009
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      --- In TopHive@yahoogroups.com, howard pirtle <zeeduk69@...> wrote:
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      > Ya I remember those banana slugs...lots of fun was had with "lady fingers" (fire cracker) around this time of the year..I used to live in the Centralia/Chehalis area..yes they will cover anything on the bottom with propolis if its large enough to not be able to carry out...HHH
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      > From: mike hoffman <m_hoffman@...>
      > Subject: RE: [TopHive] Re: brood at following board
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      > Date: Friday, July 3, 2009, 7:28 PM
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      > Thanks for the suggestions. One of my hives has a front entrance with a
      > 1/2" slot entrance which I have a reducer for. But the other TBH has a
      > side entrance with three 3/4" holes drilled in the side. For the winter
      > I was thinking of plugging two of the holes and leaving one for
      > entrance/exit. The hardware cloth is a good idea for a hole that big,
      > thanks. I also have seen a few slugs around one of the entrances, and
      > the slugs in the Pacific NW can be huge.
      > I have read that the beez will seal with propolis any intruder that
      > happens to die inside the hive. Has anyone ever seen this? The more I
      > read about propolis, the more amazed I am. My daughter is a violinist,
      > and one of my hives are Italians. When I told her that these Italian
      > bees are the decendants that were involved in the making of Stradivarius
      > violins she looked at me like I was crazy. Then I showed her that their
      > propolis was one of the main ingredients in the varnish, she was amazed
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      > On Fri, 3 Jul 2009 20:52:38 -0500, "bill lorch" <jetphixer@hotmail. com>
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      > > to be honest with you i have never had mouse probs in all my time, Than i
      > > was using lang and placed a 7/8 hole on front of the second hive
      > > body,Come to think of it it could have also been in the lower because i
      > > used to switch in spring so i had ready made brood chamber. But ive never
      > > had mous probs. an usualy where i was snow covered the lower entrence
      > > /landing bord. Not sure what to advise here. ill look that one up 4u Bill
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      > > From: m_hoffman@fastmail. fm
      > > Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2009 18:17:41 -0700
      > > Subject: RE: [TopHive] Re: brood at following board
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      > > Thanks Bill, I'm aware the beez need an exit, I made an entrance
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      > > for the hive of mine I had last winter. But this brings me to another
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      > > the winter months when the beez can't defend their turf as well due to
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      > > On Fri, 3 Jul 2009 18:03:04 -0500, "bill lorch" <jetphixer@hotmail. com>
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      > > > DO NOT CLOSE ALL THE HOLES UP IN WINTER!!!!!! The beez need to make
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      > > > closed up... BILL
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      > > > Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2009 14:44:39 -0700
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      > > > Subject: Re: [TopHive] Re: brood at following board
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      > > > I decided against the screened bottoms on mine too, perhaps it is
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      > > > > Nope. I decided against the screened bottoms because I didn't want to
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      > > > > Subject: Re: [TopHive] Re: brood at following board
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      > > > > Date: Thursday, July 2, 2009, 10:47 AM
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      > > > > Hi Roland,
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      > > > > I am a new beekeeper as well, do you have screened bottoms on your hives?
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      > > > > From: Roland Denner <rdshu4u@yahoo. com>
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      > > > > Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 15:53:57
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      > > > > Subject: Re: [TopHive] Re: brood at following board
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      > > > > I've been wondering where everyone went also Roger. I'm a newbie myself,
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      > > > > ask. I have kinda the same problem. I hived 2 packages of bees on April
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      > > > > 8 and have 16 bars of brood in each hive. I don't have follower boards
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      > > > > week. I've taken 8 lbs. of honey in the last 3 weeks jst from the
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      > > > > crooked comb. One thing I did do was replace a really bad comb with an
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      > > > > off the brood and placed it in the back of the hive to hatch, then
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      > > > > I have read that some people will fashion a queen excluder for their tbh's. But, from what I've read, the honey flow really just depends on the "what & when" plants are blooming in your area. Here, it appears that my bees figure they need to start putting away a little for winter and have slacked up on bee production.
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      > > > > --- On Thu, 7/2/09, roger <toad08551@yahoo. com> wrote:
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      > > > > From: roger <toad08551@yahoo. com>
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      > > > > Subject: [TopHive] Re: brood at following board
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      > > > > Date: Thursday, July 2, 2009, 4:22 PM
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      > > > > When will they start storing honey?? roger
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      > > > > > My top bar has the brood at the following board end. checked yesterday and went down thru hive bar by bar. Lots of brood and VERY lil honey on bars. 16 bars drawn by swarm. finally toward end i found #3bar was half honey and #1-2 had good amount of honey. I put new bars in #1 - 3 and 5 spot. Is that a good way to give them more room to store more honey???? nubee Roger NJ
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