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by hivefivebees
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: Smoker Fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 1172

Re: Smoker Fuel

Just thought I'd put my two cents in... I found that when I cut logs along the grain with the chainsaw it makes long curls. We also make our own hardwood charcoal. A few pieces of lit charcoal in the bottom then stuff it full with dry wood curls. Burns for hours! Jeff, Tappahannock, VA hivefivebees....
by hivefivebees
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: Early spring
Replies: 11
Views: 1125

Re: Early spring

Hey thanks, great points, dandelions, fruit trees and lots of drones. I think I was to hesitant last year and wound up splitting using swarm cells. I'd like to get ahead of that this year.

Jeff,
Tappahannock, VA
hivefivebees.com
by hivefivebees
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: From Large to small cel
Replies: 24
Views: 1449

Re: From Large to small cel

Sibylle,
I have never seen a foundation press before, only a roller, that is nice! Unfortunately I think you're a continent and an ocean away, so you can't make foundation for us. Could you tell us a bit more about your press?

Call me Jeff
Hivefivebees.com
by hivefivebees
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: From Large to small cel
Replies: 24
Views: 1449

Re: From Large to small cel

SiWolKi,
Thanks for the link! You have a very fine apiary. Are you making your own foundation with a press.

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by hivefivebees
Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: From Large to small cel
Replies: 24
Views: 1449

Re: RE: Re: From Large to small cel

Welcome Marcel! The best way to regress in my eyes is to use plastic comb small cell ( this must be taken out before winter) or a drawn small cell comb to start the bees. You must have smaller beespace between frames, too. ( 32-33mm) My large cell co- workers will use natural comb or 5.1 foundation...
by hivefivebees
Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: Early spring
Replies: 11
Views: 1125

Early spring

Well, winter is over, oh, that was Tuesday, it's back today... I checked on my hives Tuesday, I think it was in the upper sixties. Everyone was flying well, my best hive, a 3rd winter caught swarm is carrying a greenish pollen like crazy. Without tearing the hives down I'm assuming they are brooding...
by hivefivebees
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Virginia-Flying well in February
Replies: 0
Views: 165

Virginia-Flying well in February

Well, winter is over, oh, that was Tuesday, it's back today... I checked on my hives Tuesday, I think it was in the upper sixties. Everyone was flying well, my beat hive, a 3rd winter caught swarm is carrying a greenish pollen like crazy. Without tearing the hives down I'm assuming they are brooding...
by hivefivebees
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Virginia-Flying well in February
Replies: 0
Views: 94

Virginia-Flying well in February

Well, winter is over, oh, that was Tuesday, it's back today... I checked on my hives Tuesday, I think it was in the upper sixties. Everyone was flying well, my beat hive, a 3rd winter caught swarm is carrying a greenish pollen like crazy. Without tearing the hives down I'm assuming they are brooding...
by hivefivebees
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Virginia!
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Hello from Virginia!

Hello all!
I've been a beekeeper for about three years, started out TF and plan to stay that way. I've been following the podcast for well over a year. Looking forward to hearing from you all!!!

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