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Thanks thats what i was thinking, but haven't actually seen or made similar. I have some entrance feeders which won't work with a Parkers plastic brood box, hence the looking about for options.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Beekeeping software
« Last post by devehf on Today at 01:16:15 AM »
I've looked at both of those apps. The pricing is a turn off for me.

Check out this article. At the bottom is a list of worksheets and references. http://www.beeculture.com/dont-know-can-hurt/

I suggest making a Google Sheets document from these sources that you can fill out with each inspection. You can call up the entry form on your device by saving a shortcut to the URL to the home screen.

I use an old iPhone tethered to the personal hotspot on the new, clean phone in the protection of my pocket. The old phone has a nice patination of propolis and wax. I can take photos, videos, tapatalk, whatever.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Signs of swarming
« Last post by sawdstmakr on Today at 12:53:55 AM »
I recall they sat and watched the entrance for what the bees were doing at the entrance to determine when to put the nets on.
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Sounds like just a inner cover with a inverted jar or similar over the hole and a empty box and lid on top of the inner cover.
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Hobbies other than beekeeping
« Last post by gww on April 26, 2017, 11:58:44 PM »
Retirement:  Everything is a hobby now.  I have the reloader but have not reloaded in years, Solar and wind took a couple years but is now installed and I am out of the mood for more.  Now it is a little sawmilling,  Building buildings though I think I am about done with that.  My wife really does the gardening but i run the tiller and sometimes dig the holes and I unload the cow poo from the truck.   Watching the chickens and really been hooked hard on the bee forums and bee things including the building of all bee stuff.

Have cut down on the fishing and haven't rabbit or squirl hunted since starting the bees and sawmill.  Do still do rifle season for deer.

I have cut down on the beer drinking and picked up on my coffee drinking.  Still like it all but being a bit of a hermit now, my habits have just sorta changed.

Enjoy the times my grandkids are around though I am usually wore out pretty good when they go home.
Cheers
gww
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: When to treat for mites?
« Last post by cao on April 26, 2017, 10:45:31 PM »
How long will hives survive on average untreated?
I don't think you will get a definite answer to that.  IMO treating or not treating is not as important as how well you manage a hive.  Managing a hive means giving what they need and not giving them what they don't need.  Is that vague enough? :wink: 

I still have bees in the first two hives that I started 5 years ago.  Right now they are 5-6 boxes tall.  I would say they could go on indefinitely if I manage them good enough.

Those 2 hives and buying 2 queens were the start of the 20 hives that overwintered this year and the 14 swarms caught this spring and the 20 or so nucs also started this spring.  All treatment free.  I do make mistakes but the bees usually fix them if they aren't too bad.

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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Hobbies other than beekeeping
« Last post by sawdstmakr on April 26, 2017, 09:32:25 PM »
Shooting, reloading, building buildings, ranch work.
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GARDENING AROUND THE HOUSE / Re: Favorite Type of Tomato
« Last post by Sniper338 on April 26, 2017, 08:46:19 PM »
Green and fried!!!
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: New installed package
« Last post by Iokra on April 26, 2017, 08:33:52 PM »
Thank you all for the replies. I opened today my hives and none of the queens where released, almost but not quite. I wish I would have read Mrs.'s Bushes reply before I went into the hives, because I would have released the queens today and retrieved the queen cages. The feeders where absolutely dry, even the straw I placed to prevent drowning was not even sticky anymore. There are a lot of trees and flowers in bloom and I do see some of the bees carrying pollen back to the hive even though it has been drizzling or raining almost constantly since I installed the packages three days ago. My concern is the bees dragging out of the hive other bees there are still alive. I don't think there is robbing, I have robbing screens on and there is no fighting that I can see.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Follow the Bloom 2017
« Last post by Turkey165 on April 26, 2017, 08:12:51 PM »
Im new here. Iowa the tree pods are just opening. 35 was the hi today and middle 20s tonight. Bees come in on Friday
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