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    Re: open nectar comb

    "Large areas of uncapped nectar--that is not what they have opened to eat, is it?"
    Nope.
    "They are collecting nectar?"
    Yes.
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    Re: what would you do?

    "And what transport boxs will you use?" Dadant sells medium cardboard nucs: http://www.dadant.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=1441. But we build nucs out of discarded plywood. Cheers,
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    Re: what would you do?

    "So what would you do?"
    I would use and sell all mediums. Your potential market includes new beekeepers and existing beekeepers who are using medium supers and would like or be willing to begin...
  4. Re: Confused....where did this queen come from?

    "Where there 2 queens before the split or did the tiny swarm move in with their queen? Or, other explanations?"
    Good job separating the two queens when you split the hive. Most likely you had both a...
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    Re: Raising my own Queens.

    "Can I raise good quality Queens in my area??????"
    There should be plenty of drones within queen flying distance of you in Prentiss County. You might raise your confidence by putting out a little...
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    Re: Dead colony

    "i think the main problem was too much room for the small colony to patrol."
    +1
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    Re: Bees Only Heat the Cluster, Not the Hive?

    Beecurious, good information in the chart. Thank you. My beekeeping mentor explained to me that in our area when the temperature goes up enough for some of the bees to explore outside the hive, the...
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    Re: Laying worker nuc?

    "Does this look like brood from a laying worker?"

    Please do not rely on my advice. My purposes are probably not your purposes, I am not in your area, and there are many people on this site with...
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    Re: Late season Queen Marking attempt

    "So, are we making a mistake by doing this inspection to find the queen and attempting to mark her this late in the season?"
    It's a matter of choice and style of beekeeping. I would wait until I...
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    Re: New Guy from the Pacific Northwest

    Duncan's advice is sound.
  11. Re: "...honey vs. sucrose or high fructose corn syrup"

    Square, the study in footnote 20 (http://jinsectscience.oxfordjournals.org/content/13/1/19) in the study that you cited earlier (www.nature.com/srep/2014/140717/srep05726/full/srep05726.html) was...
  12. Re: Feeding wild bees - wow, they sure drink alot!

    "Are these bees I am feeding from multiple hives? If so, there doesn't seem to be any animosity between bees of different hives -- while foraging?"
    They are probably from multiple nearby hives....
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    Re: Bottom Board 3/4" or 3/8"?

    This is another thread that may be helpful regarding 3/8" vs. 3/4". www.beesource.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-277348.html
    Cheers,
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    Re: is it ok not to paint hives?

    BeeMT, we live in an area that is humid and prone to wood eating insects. We cut and build our hives out of cedar. We do not paint or stain. Our cedar is highly resistant to rot and termites. I would...
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    Re: Bottom Board 3/4" or 3/8"?

    Not here.
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    Re: Bottom Board 3/4" or 3/8"?

    "So what is it? 3/8" or 3/4"?"
    We build our own and have been transitioning to ⅜" bottom boards year round. I think that ⅜" helps with robbing, allows the bees to more easily limit cool air loss...
  17. Re: "...honey vs. sucrose or high fructose corn syrup"

    I did find this which I found interesting. www.apimondia.com/congresses/2013/Biology/Symposia/Impact%20Of%20Different%20Feed%20On%20Intestine%20Health%20Of%20Honey%20Bees%20-%20Goran%20Mirjanic.pdf
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    Richard, I apologize for offending you. I really didn't mean to. I did go back and read your posts. I do follow (as best as I can) what you are saying concerning the effects the contaminants in...
  19. Re: "...honey vs. sucrose or high fructose corn syrup"

    I would not necessarily have expected that in light of the study cited in post number 1 of this thread (http://www.nature.com/srep/2014/140717/srep05726/full/srep05726.html). If I understand what you...
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    Re: requeening a queenless hive

    Alexander, what I understand from those instructions is that you should remove the old queen when you put the queen cell in the introduction cage. If I were using this approach, I would bank the old...
  21. Re: "...honey vs. sucrose or high fructose corn syrup"

    Have there been any reasonably large scale studies comparing the effects of allowing bees to eat their own honey stores versus feeding with an equivalent amount of cane sugar syrup or HFCS syrup, on...
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    Re: What’s best for my bees?

    Justin, what a pleasant looking beeyard.
  23. Re: Trans-generational immune priming in honeybees

    Fascinating information. Kiitos paljon.
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    Re: new in ohio

    "thinking i will get a top bar (or 2?) this winter and bees in the spring. My goals are helping bees and having local honey to reduce my allergies, wax for crafts would be a bonus."

    I have top...
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    Re: What’s best for my bees?

    "What over winter configuration is ideal for 8 frame mediums (brood and supers)?"
    In your area, I would use about four total 8 frame mediums. (This number would include both brood and food.) The...
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