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    I also like the fact that when I procrastinate,...

    I also like the fact that when I procrastinate, and I do it often, I only have to wait as long as it takes me to make the hive body. No one week shipping delay.
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    I have to say that I'm partial to the miller...

    I have to say that I'm partial to the miller style feeder whose plan is available on this web site. Pop the outer cover off and pour the syrup in and the only bees you'll have to face are those...
  3. Thread: Bad weather

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    Here in Richmond, according to the weather...

    Here in Richmond, according to the weather service, it rained 23 of the 31 days in May and 2 of 4 so far this month. Believe it or not, last year we had near normal spring precipitation. Of course...
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    To create hand holds, I personally find dropping...

    To create hand holds, I personally find dropping wood over a spinning table saw blade dangerous (and I wouldn't dream of doing an assembled hive body that way). I would use the router with either a...
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    Just looked at the weather forecast for Fremont,...

    Just looked at the weather forecast for Fremont, NH at weather.com. Looks like bad luck on the timing of your package arrival. Supposed to be in 30's and low 40's until next weekend and nasty...
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    I believe this is the study to which you are...

    I believe this is the study to which you are referring --> http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?articleID=000572AF-76C8-1C61-B882809EC588ED9F
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    http://www.bpo.bg/abstracts/pdf/2000/2000-11-zp.pd...

    http://www.bpo.bg/abstracts/pdf/2000/2000-11-zp.pdf
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    I don't think you're going to move much bee...

    I don't think you're going to move much bee generated interior moisture through the wood of the hive so painting is mostly a matter asthetics and preservation of the wood. Although I know one should...
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    You're certainly not too late. Italians are very...

    You're certainly not too late. Italians are very popular around here with a few choosing Buckfast and I have kept Carniolans that did very well.
  10. I see you're from the Richmond, VA area so...

    I see you're from the Richmond, VA area so couldn't resist responding. I have found that during a nectar dearth the honeybees will find the hummmingbird feeders and a battle will ensue with the bees...
  11. Thread: What wood

    by Glenn West
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    Regarding the use of a biscuit jointer to join...

    Regarding the use of a biscuit jointer to join two pieces of wood: it is my understanding that the biscuits don't add much strength but merely serve to aid in alignment. As long as a Type II outdoor...
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    Brushy Mountain has been selling screened bottom...

    Brushy Mountain has been selling screened bottom boards (a.k.a. IPM bottom boards) for some time now. If you go to this web site => www.beeequipment.com and use item number 277 in a search, you'll...
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    One way to reduce your bee population would be to...

    One way to reduce your bee population would be to remove a few frames of brood every two weeks or so. This, of course, is extremely labor intensive. You could remove the adult bees from the frames,...
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    I would worry about the effect of Apistan. My...

    I would worry about the effect of Apistan. My impression is that it is a contact acaricide and so there is the clear possibility that the chemical (fluvalinate, I believe) could be spread into the...
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    I've read it and you're right, it's interesting...

    I've read it and you're right, it's interesting and well written.
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    Queens typically will mate within 8 to 9 days of...

    Queens typically will mate within 8 to 9 days of emergence and no more than 2 weeks. It will then take another 9 days after the queen lays the egg before the cell is capped (which, IMO, is the...
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    I don't know that you are becoming allergic. I...

    I don't know that you are becoming allergic. I had a similar reaction last year. Got stung thru the mesh in the glove gauntlet and my arm swelled from my knuckles to my elbow. I've been stung...
  18. Thread: propolis

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    I have a couple of hives of carnolians and agree...

    I have a couple of hives of carnolians and agree that they do produce quite a lot of propolis as compared to, say, Italians. Never heard of pines influencing propolis production. To save your...
  19. Thread: queen cells

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    Everytime you inspect the hive?

    Everytime you inspect the hive?
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    On average the queen should emerge about 7 days...

    On average the queen should emerge about 7 days after the cell is sealed. About 7 days later the queen is sexually mature. Then you need to allow time for a mating flight(s). Most queens will mate...
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    I would recommend using a polyurethane glue...

    I would recommend using a polyurethane glue similiar to "Gorilla Glue". You might be able to get away with a Type II glue. In either case I agree with Billy Bob and would use melted wax (I used...
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    Inner cover is not necessary but you can put it...

    Inner cover is not necessary but you can put it on top of the Miller feeder if you wish.
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    I am interested to read your responses as I am...

    I am interested to read your responses as I am also in Virginia and have experienced something similar. My hives that have survived are Carniolans (probably pseudo-mongrel at this point) that I have...
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    I see tworedroseman gave you the answer you...

    I see tworedroseman gave you the answer you explicitly said you DIDN'T want so I'll chime in. Let me first off say that I use cleats (secured to the hive body with galvanized screws) and taper the...
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    Regarding midnites... click here ->...

    Regarding midnites...

    click here -> http://www.yorkbee.com/prod01.htm
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