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  1. Thread: ABJ Update

    by Knisely
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    Re: ABJ Update

    The author of the article cited has made her career not in science but in politics. At the bottom of the article, she gives her qualifications to have written this article. She has a Ph.D. in...
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    Re: Size To Cut Boards For 5 Frame Nuc

    Well explained! Easy to figure, with those instructions, if you wanted to make a 4 frame or 6 frame nuc.
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    Re: Wiring waxed foundation for honey supers

    Vdot:

    Do a search on Beesource using the term "frame wiring". There are multiple threads discussing this topic, pictures of devices to assist with the wiring, devices to assist with the wire...
  4. Thread: Lost my swarm

    by Knisely
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    Re: Lost my swarm

    They left without the queen? That's not supposed to happen ! I agree with your statement..."never saw this, never." Did they fly back to their original hive?
  5. Thread: Lost my swarm

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    Re: Lost my swarm

    Every single part of that story is sad, except for the fact you're still keeping bees! Your telling the story was faultless!

    I hope that the new queen that will replace the one that flew off...
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    Bees Delivering Fungicides

    There's been a new approach to fungicide delivery tested in Europe. The bees get coated in it as they exit the hive and deposit it on the flowers they are pollinating. This is a little-bit mind...
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    Re: Hello from Connecticut

    Welcome from New Haven, Terridawn.
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    Re: New England Bee Keepers0

    New Haven, CT. 7 full colonies and 2x 5 over 5 nucs going into the winter. All alive as of today.

    Cleansing flights were being taken, and I had the opportunity to clear the entrances of dead,...
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    Re: Long handle scraper

    Would this work?

    http://tinyurl.com/mcgt5t5

    40" Nylon paddle
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    Re: Hello from Monroe, Connecticut

    Greetings from New Haven! There are Nutmegger beekeepers on this site and near you who'd be happy to help sort out problems you may encounter. How do you plan on getting started? Have you taken an...
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    Re: electric embedder

    Old toy train transformers and an old Kelley embedder do the trick for me, with a board under the frame to allow the embedder to push the wire down into the wax as it begins to warm up (as Laketrout...
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    Re: French frame buidling jig

    Très bien. Merci beaucoup. Très facile et rapide.
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    Re: Box joint jig plans? Need to make a jig..

    Thank you for the build information and the pictures. Useful for those of us with the desire to do it right ourselves (with help).
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    Re: swarm trap placement

    This is an inspiring set of posts. I think I need to consider this for my neck of the woods.
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    Re: Just saw a drone!

    "To preserve drones for late queen-rearing, I have been in the habit of carrying all frames containing drone-brood to some quenelles hive, knowing they would be safe there as long as wanted, even if...
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    Re: 20oz Fluted Bottles

    Here's the webpage for the honey pump that SBC sells. It looks like it's a hand sanitizer/soap dispenser repurposed and repackaged. At a hefty markup.
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    Re: 20oz Fluted Bottles

    Mark, you misunderestimated them. On their website (I just checked) the tupelo honey's going for $100 for 5 pounds (80 ounces). My oh my!!
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    Re: Wintering Nucs - Redux

    It's interesting that a single 4 frame nuc will do well for you. Do you have Italian, Carniolan, mutt bees? I have trouble reconciling your statement with the recommendation for 70# of honey for a...
  19. Re: Hello, just joined, from Middlefield, Connecticut

    Welcome aboard from New Haven! Insect husbandry, right? Search the archives to get started on locating information useful to your goals.

    Knisely
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    Re: Running two queen colonies

    Meister Imker Heuvel:

    Very interesting posting on your two-queen system. How frequently do you pull brood frames up to the 3rd super (above the queen excluder)? Are you doing this on a weekly...
  21. Re: Checkerboarding to accomplish specific goals

    GoPro camera anyone?
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    Re: Ez lift hive cart

    Can someone with the Mann Lake cart post some pictures of it? The images on line leave me ignorant of how those clips fit into the handholds and how it can work to permit picking up from either the...
  23. Thread: Hive moisture

    by Knisely
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    Re: Hive moisture

    WARM moist air rises, as has been said by others in the responses.

    COOL moist air settles--and is the source of morning dew or hoarfrost (in winter) on the grass.
  24. Re: How to stay focused for prolonged grafting? Music? Coffee?

    The abuse potential of amphetamines should remove them from consideration, and indeed, they are not commonly available except through illicit channels. They have been used almost since their...
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    Re: Queen castle plans

    Hi PAHunter62:

    Thanks for that photo! It is now clearer to me what the 1x8 meant. I thought you were describing fitting 6 frames into each half of a single 8 frame medium super. I now know you...
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