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    Re: Over Emphasis on Feeding

    I think it might be helpful here, at least to new beekeepers, to take a step back and try to put the feeding thing into perspective. The first couple of years with bees is a lot like learning to...
  2. Re: I know I'm crazy, but what about a buried hive?

    Lots of late Fall honey crystallizes rather readily so the bees need water to make use of it. Stored in a cellar or buried in a trench, water might not be accessible. Hence the rule. Sort of like...
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    Re: Over Emphasis on Feeding

    It is an unfortunate thing in the forums that many post responses as if it was they, themselves, that posed the question. Others just need to throw in their two cents worth. I know precisely how...
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    Re: inner cover? and bee tea

    I wouldn't use an inner cover with a hive top feeder - the feeder should look like an inner cover from the bottom. Indeed, the hives I am building, which will have upper entrances, have the hive top...
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    Re: Over Emphasis on Feeding

    I think that it is important to distinguish between the "advice" from those who simply reiterate someone else's instructions, those who manage their bees in a manner consistent wiith their...
  6. Re: I know I'm crazy, but what about a buried hive?

    I know of one beekeeper here in Ontario that still Winters her bees in the cellar. That's how her great-great-grandfather and the generations since have done it. Same cellar, too.
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    Re: Alt. equipment idea?

    Ingenuity at its best!
  8. Re: Please help....Did I make a boo boo when adding pollen pattyies today. Ontario

    Given your successes last year, even if it was year one, I think you have a reasonable sense of bees.

    Be careful about dates quoted on the Internet to be sure you know what region they are...
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    Re: Alt. equipment idea?

    Those boxes look fine! It is important to distinguish between what the bees need (most imortant) and eye candy. Eye candy is for the artist in you and the neighbours but won't contribute much to the...
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    Re: Alt. equipment idea?

    There will be handholds of some sort. Just not sure what yet. These hives will be in a bee house with a mechanism for lifting and moving the boxes. I have no trouble lifting 100 lbs but not sure...
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    Re: Arduino Bee Projects?

    I think $100/hive would be at the upper justifiable limit. My rough calcs indicate that $50/hive is almost certainly justifiable. A double deep colony sells for around $350 here later in the...
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    Re: Alt. equipment idea?

    This newb went to a local mill and paid about $1.10 per board foot of 1" pine (actuall 15/16"). When I went back for more, I got yakking about what I was doing with the wood and the sales guy...
  13. Re: What Bottom Ventilation for Top Entrance Hives?

    Would the humidity during the nectar flow be a variable in choosing whether or not to provide bottom ventilation? Humidity can get very high here in Summer although, given the amount of ice coverage...
  14. Re: What Bottom Ventilation for Top Entrance Hives?

    Here are some pics. Don't look to closely at joints as this box is just fit together - gluing and screwing remains as does a door on the end with screened openings and the bottom board screen...
  15. What Bottom Ventilation for Top Entrance Hives?

    Getting ready for my first ten nucs, I am strongly inclined to go with top entrances. All hives will be in a bee house.

    My first bottom boards are combination ones - flip one way for solid...
  16. Re: Please help....Did I make a boo boo when adding pollen pattyies today. Ontario

    I am not quite brand new at beekeeping yet - my first bees should arrive mid/late May 2014.

    Just to be sure, you did feed pollen patties, not Winter patties, right? I notice some people...
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    Re: Arduino Bee Projects?

    Great stuff, Phoebee!

    I am planning on putting some Arduino based hive monitoring systems in my bee house(s). I have a handful of each of DHT22 humidity sensors, DS1820B temperature sensors and a...
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    Re: All is Lost..........

    Greetings folks! I guess you could call me one of the "chased off" ones. I debated for a long time before I chose to say this little bit. Also, I do not consider myself chased off but rather smart...
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    Re: Indoor wintering

    Hey, that's great news Willy!
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    Re: Indoor wintering

    A couple of things, Willy. First, temperature, the amount of moisture in the air and the amount of condensation are intimately related. That's why it's called RELATIVE humidity - it is temperature...
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    Re: Mapping software for bee plants?

    I would use qGIS primarily. It is awkward to get up and running with but, as in beekeeping, a mentor can make life relatively easy. If I am understanding your objectives correctly, that would...
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    Re: Dropping in from Canada

    Welcome, Bloom!
    Officially, I work in Oakville but it's hard getting me out of my home office 240 Km away in Madoc. I do not like the commute across Toronto.
    Will you be, or are you, keeping bees...
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    Re: Purple flowers along highways in Ontario

    Might have been Purple Loosestrife, which is an invasion weed that takes over where soil retains significant moisture. I do not know from personal experience (don't have bees yet) but it is said...
  24. Re: New Member Looking For Beta Users For New Beekeeping Software

    Hi, Kelly;

    I would be interested in having a look at your bee app. I am starting with a couple of nucs next spring and would like to start out with digital records, but haven't found anything I...
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    Re: Posting Pictures

    I think you want to use the 'Insert Image' button in the message editor toolbar to post pics.
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