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    Re: fermentation speed

    I soaked the bubbler stone in some kmeta solution for a while before and after using. The pump was just blowing air, so I wasn't too concerned about "germs" from it. I don't believe that any must...
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    Re: fermentation speed

    Roaming off topic, just a tad, but I discovered something helpful this year. This is about my 4th batch of mead & this time, I aerated the initial must by using a fishtank bubbler stone. I let it...
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    Re: Will freezing kill beetles

    Oh, there are no more bees on this comb. They went elsewhere. I just want to salvage the comb w/o releasing any beetles onto my property. It's not a hive.... it's in a 5 gallon bucket.
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    Re: Will freezing kill beetles

    Good deal. Thank you. I knew it will kill moths, but I've never dealt with beetles before I did this cut-out today.
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    Will freezing kill beetles

    Will freezing kill small hive beetles on/in comb from a cutout? Will it kill adults, larvae, etal?

    Robert Lewis
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    Re: Kelley Russian Hybrids

    Good deal. This way, I can "ease into" the russians..... them being ~ 1/2 russians. They'll be 1/3 of my hives (2 of 6), so we'll see how they do.

    RTL
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    Kelley Russian Hybrids

    Regarding Walter Kelley Russian Hybrid queens, does anyone know what the "hybrid" part is? I mean, what is crossed with the russians to make these queens?

    I'm guessing their breeder queens are...
  8. Re: Warm winter fly day - do they "re-center" the cluster?

    Back to the top. Another curious mind here. I just assumed they did "re-center", but I don't know.

    Robert
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    Re: Guerrilla planting for bees

    For your purposes, I like white clover. It stays fairly short, so is less likely to be mowed. Heck, even if it is mowed, that shouldn't hurt it. I plant white clover in the dead of winter... just...
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    Disadvantages of running double deeps

    Are there disadvantages to running a double deep hive. Of course the main reason for doing it is to ensure enough food for the winter, but any cons? My thinking is that perhaps the bees having to...
  11. Re: What's the fastest you have seen bees draw out comb in 2 deep brood boxes?

    " Originally Posted by fish_stix View Post
    What is a GSX-R?

    Suzuki Motorcycle. "

    A very fast Suzuki Motorcycle.

    Robert
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    Re: Amino-B Booster(tm) ABJ Article

    I'm skeptical. This product is made by Dadant, the same company that publishes ABJ.

    Or am I wrong? Very well could be.

    Other than the obvious conflict of interest, the product may indeed have...
  13. Thread: Bear advice

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    Re: Bear advice

    Here's some instruction from one company's website.

    Robert
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    Re: Bear advice

    Hoodswoods,

    I appreciate your concern about the greater plan for conservation. Consider though, that I live in the county in Tennessee with the highest population of bears in the state. Also, it...
  15. Thread: Bear advice

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    Re: Bear advice

    I had my first bear this year, a couple of weeks ago. I learned that the only thing predictable about bears is that once they find your hives, they'll keep coming back until: a: the hives are all...
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    Re: I killed my queen. How long to requeen?

    So what will happen if the colony has already started making a queen when I do introduce the storebought queen? Will the colony disassemble the queen cell? Will the new (mature) queen kill any...
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    I killed my queen. How long to requeen?

    Monday morning, I killed my queen (intentionally) with a plan to requeen. My new queen was shipped priority mail on Monday. Here it is Wednesday & no new queen yet.... hopefully tomorrow she'll...
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    Ah... That's a beautiful sight. Robert in...

    Ah... That's a beautiful sight.

    Robert in the hills of Tennessee
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    Thank you Jack & Dragonfly for your responses. I...

    Thank you Jack & Dragonfly for your responses. I think I'll do a combination of planting & spreading. This patch is ~6000 square feet with some newly planted clover & various wildflower mixes.
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    For those of you who plant Borage...

    I want to start Borage this year & have about 1.5 ounces of seed, which is thousands of seeds. Looking at various websites, some say to plant it ~1/4 inch & some say to not bury the seed as it needs...
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    Thank you Mike & Dale. That is some good stuff...

    Thank you Mike & Dale. That is some good stuff to think about.

    Is it possible for you to state how far apart the frames (in a 9 frame super) should be? ....... so that I know how wide to make my...
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    Why use spacers for 9frame supers?

    Why use spacers for nine frame supers? I understand "bee space", so is the issue that they might build burr comb between frames that are not correctly spaced?

    Is "eyeballing it" good enough? ...
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