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  1. Re: ways to keep bees warm in a tabletop display hive for a 3 day weekend

    I think you need to get your methods worked out ahead of time. Probably a heating pad sandwiched between the hive and foam insulation would be too much. Guys that shelter their hives try to maintain...
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    Re: French frame buidling jig

    Question: do you guys toenail or staple up under the frame ends at an angle as shown in video?
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    Honey thieves will no longer have to steal your hives, just go to your outyard with a bucket.
    And what does the poor wax making juvenile do with her idle time? Swarm prep?
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    Re: What would you do?

    How are the ferals dispositions? Are you confident there is no Africanized genetics?
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    Re: Empty Gallon Lined Paint Cans

    Steve, would the screen from a faucet work?
  6. Thread: Birds and bees

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    Re: Birds and bees

    Bees don't need a landing board, cut it off or put a cover over it.
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    Re: Can a noob take care of 60 hives?

    Something else to consider is whether the hives get built up by the almond bloom. In what month do almonds bloom in Spain?
  8. Re: What to feed during Winter when the hive has no honey?

    I vote for Bernhard's method.
    As far as the amount of water needed to make sugarcubes and the fragility thereof, last winter I filled frames (empty, but monofilament "wired") with stated recipe and...
  9. Re: What to feed during Winter when the hive has no honey?

    To judge how much liquid to use, the recipe for making sugar cubes calls for only 1 tsp liquid per cup of sugar. Just saying....
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    Re: Sugestions for project title

    I've read several times that scout bees use calculus when evaluating a prospective new home. Size matters.
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    Re: Close up a hive during backyard party?

    In defense, seems I remember the trash cans next to my high school, mostly yellow jackets, but a few bees; altho it was a long time ago.
    Is the OP experiencing a dearth in forage?
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    Re: Close up a hive during backyard party?

    Week ago, birthday party for 3 year old granddaughter, a dozen kids plus parents 20' from 2 hives. People didn't even notice the hives were there. A good opportunity to educate at the end by...
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    Re: How much syrup is too much?

    Ditto what Graham said.
    My first year I bought a nuc from a State inspector and was told to feed; at the June 10 club meeting was advised to feed (by the inspector); they swarmed June 18; called...
  14. Thread: Two Queen Hive

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    Re: Two Queen Hive

    Consider setting the two brood chambers side-by-side and super, spanning both hives. I think the bees will accept the new queen, it's the other queen you need to worry about.
    Nothing gets...
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    Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

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    Dandelion just starting; lots of capped drone cells; added shallow supers
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    Re: The need for feed

    I was thinking I should check their stores. No, I appreciate the advice, I'll check 'em out.
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    The need for feed

    It's in the critical period when colonies can starve waiting on nectar. If my bees are building some comb and I'm not feeding them syrup, can I assume they have enough stores and are finding some...
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    Re: Bee with Red thorax???

    Notice the red tongue where the other bee is sampling the goods.
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    UPDATE ON FEEDER FRAME (mt.camp variation)

    Early winter I asked what the ramifications might be for using a frame filled with sugar in the super above the cluster. I titled the thread "Camp Alternative" because the word "variation" didn't...
  20. Thread: Bloom dates

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    Re: Bloom dates

    Dominic,
    I understand what you were saying now, the "same" genotype of corn expresses differently geographically. Darn fickle corn with all those different sets of genes. Is the same seed corn...
  21. Thread: Bloom dates

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    Re: Bloom dates

    Swarm,
    Bouncing off Dominic's post, look to natural species, like weeds. Ground ivy, creeping Charlie, is pretty widespread; dead nettle, Bittercress, ajuga, dandelion, henbit, some may be...
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    Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

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    Ground ivy
    Dead nettle
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    Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

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    Hairy Bittercress,
    Red Maple
  24. Thread: Insulating hives

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    Re: Insulating hives

    Oldiron, I use bs all the time, but I capitalize it. I suppose it was targeted at me and my statement about losing solar gain. What I am referring to is not the internal thermodynamics of the box,...
  25. Thread: Insulating hives

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    Re: Insulating hives

    All this technology is exciting, but while we wait for the results and the implications, we should ponder a 1920 study reported in "The Journal of Economic Entomology":
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