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  1. Thread: Top insulation?

    by Khild
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    Re: Top insulation?

    Condensation will develop based on the relative humidity of the air and the surface temperature of the material that air is in contact with.
    Here's a calculator ...
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    Re: SHB population creeping up

    Just a update to the thread. I installed a Freeman trap and used mineral oil in the pan, I also installed 5 Beetle Jails with a single crushed Blueberry for bait and Diatomaceous earth in the...
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    Re: SHB population creeping up

    I've got one ordered, thanks for the advice
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    SHB population creeping up

    I'm new to this and have had my 1st hive since April. The hive is strong, the queen is laying and lots of traffic in and out. They have filled 2 deeps and 1.5 supers. Early on I saw 1 or 2 beetles...
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    Re: Swing Bucket Extraction?

    You could rig up with a ceiling fan but you'll need two frames and a really understanding and forgiving spouse if it doesn't work out...
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    This might be helpful - USDA Testing

    I came across this site. The USDA will test your bees for free and let you know what pests or some diseases they have.

    http://ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=12-45-33-00
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    Outdoor Temps and Hive Activity

    I've been watching my first hive for the last 10 days and noticed the warmer it gets during the day the more the bees fly. The morning temps are around 50 with some afternoon temps over 90. Mid to...
  8. Thread: Watering Bees

    by Khild
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    Re: Watering Bees

    Thanks for the advice.
  9. Thread: Watering Bees

    by Khild
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    Watering Bees

    With the flow on and bees doing good I'm thinking about putting plain warm water in my Boardman feeder for them to drink. The temp should reach about 90 today. I do have a water supply nearby but so...
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    Re: My first days with the Bees

    Good point, I hadn't thought about the smoke being too hot.
    Thank you
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    Re: My first days with the Bees

    Thank you for the response Mr. Bush.
    No more feeding for now.
    Did you happen to notice at the end of the video that bee doing the crazy gyrations, what do you suppose that was about?
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    My first days with the Bees

    Hello Beeks,
    Well I've finally gone all in and got some bees after reading books, watching videos and scouring the forums for months.
    I thought I knew a lot until I put on the "Michelin Man" suit...
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    Re: Are Magnolia trees benficial for bees?

    I live in Tulsa and have a 30' Magnolia. They drop their huge leaves twice a year and the seed pods are 4" long. The highest maintenance tree I've ever seen, something's always dropping off of it....
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