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    Re: Cleansing Flights.

    i was about to post a similar question?? i have all the same observations. Also i had a bee fly out at 25'F the other day?? i watched for a few min to see if she returned but got told it was time to...
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    Recomended Podcasts??

    My new phone has plenty of space to put mp3 files on so i am loking for beekeeping podcasts to enjoy in the truck.

    I'm aware of the following podcasts

    David Burns
    Southern Md Beekeeper
    Nky...
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    candy boards

    I was expirimenting using the 12345 method/recipe for making candy boards. 1= 1pint water, 234= heat to 234' F, 5 pounds sugar. i used a candy thermometer and heated the mix to 234' or soft ball...
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    Re: Wax Moth Residue

    so would there be a viable future wax moth in the cocoons? is that there form of overwintering?
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    Re: Mating Nucs defended by Red Tailed Hawk

    i'm not the best a bird otopsies.. but the only smaller birds i have seen around the nucs were starlings. So i guessed the black feathers were from starlings.
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    Mating Nucs defended by Red Tailed Hawk

    I have a few 5 frame nucs that i have used for queen mating remaining in my mating yard. Upon checking on them last week i found on top of one of the strongest nucs, feathers blood and bits of...
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    brushy mt sideliner uncapper

    http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/The-Sideliner-Uncapper/productinfo/795/



    anyone out there using one of these? opinoins?
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    Re: Magnifying Visor?

    i use one that is lighted for grafting and counting mites on sticky boards.
  9. Thread: Why?

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    Re: Why?

    Cost, i have a top bar swarm trap/ bait hive in every bee yard i have. I can leave them to catch swarms and not worry about money just sitting there unused. I usually take a bit if brood comb from a...
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    Re: Miksa Queen cells

    Beeslave, what strains or breeds of queen cells work for you in Blair, WI?
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    Miksa Queen cells

    How many of you out there have used queen cells from Miksa Honey farms? Experiences? acceptance?
  12. Thread: Wild comb

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    Wild comb

    Interesting observation:

    I had to move some hives recently. I found one that had a cluster of bees undrneath the SBB with a laying queen. upon further inspection there was a laying queen in the...
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    Re: beekeeping wirlygig

    a wirlygig is a wind vane that has some whimsical action. example a man choping wood where the movment is made by wind power.
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    beekeeping wirlygig

    recently watched the Woodrights Shop and was wondering if anyone has ever seen a beekeeping wirlygig. I thiught it might be fun to try to make one. I'm thinking of two scenes one with a beekeeper...
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    Heated Shop

    When i grow up I want a heated shop to build hive parts in. the forecast is highs in the teens! argh bundle up like a eskimo and git r done.

    Dan
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    Re: Number of Hives

    1. How many hives did you start out with (first year)? 4
    2. How many hives do you currently maintain? 56
    3. The maximum number of hives you hope to keep?um.. whatever is enough to keep up with my...
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    Forage Radius

    Does anyone know of a tool for google maps or some other source where i can place a 2 mile radius circle on a map? I find myself using the satelite views of an area to try to get a guess of...
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    Dry Sugar feeding

    For those of you who use the Mt Camp method of placing dry sugar on newspaper on top of the top bars. Do you find they ignore the sugar till all honey reserves are depleted or do they work with it as...
  19. Re: Something Larry Connor Says in Increase Essentials...

    I value Larrys opinion on queen rearing.

    I have reared queens in a 5 frame nuc box. The queens were good and overwintered and then made a good crop the next year for me. Two things about the nuc....
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    moving TBH's

    I am planning to use some THB as swarm traps and some as increase colonies next year. I'm thinking i will need to move some of these at some point. I'm looking for some suggestions on moving these...
  21. Re: Glenn VSH Queens...off-shoot of the VSH vs MH thread

    Imust have got a good one! She was introduced to a 5 frame nuc about june 1 and i grafted off of her in june and july. she kept going and is in a strong hive ready for winter.

    Dan
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    Top bar sizes

    I'm planing to buils some tbh this winter and want to keep all of my top bars the same/simple. 1 3/8" with a starter wood strip in the middle. Is that going to work?

    Dan
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    Re: Mixing sugar syrup

    i just use the hottest water i can get from the tap. Homemade paint mixer on a 3/8 drill. My ratio for fall feeding is 20# sugar to 2 gallons - a pint of super hot tap water. I then add 1/8 c. HBH....
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    nuc / dinner plate

    I went to ceck on my last nuc left in the mating yard yesterday. The nuc upon checking was ready to be combined with a queenless hive in an outyard. The 'dinner plate' was on top. It seems some local...
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    Open feeding

    I like the option of feeding sugar syrup in buckets like in the April 2009 ABJ article Commercial Beekeeping 101. Any suggestions on the size of the holes drilled in the side of the buckets? anyone...
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