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    Re: Canola picture

    canola stands for Canadian Low Acid Oil
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    Re: supercedure cell in split

    i had found a nearly capped queen cell in one of the nucs so i put it in hive B left it for a while and when i checked that cell had hatched and i found a few eggs and the queen.
    hive A i put a...
  3. Re: NY Times Editorial: "Risking Another Silent Spring".

    at first you say you want a choice in what seed you can buy then suddenly you already know you had a choice but still your complaining about not having a choice.
  4. Re: NY Times Editorial: "Risking Another Silent Spring".

    try a different vendor, where do organic farms get seed because they cannot use coated so it has to be available through someone.
  5. Re: NY Times Editorial: "Risking Another Silent Spring".

    seed not coated is available all over, if your vendor doesnt sell it change vendors there are plenty of organic suppliers out there for those that want organics, why force everyone to switch to...
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    Re: supercedure cell in split

    ok after work i am going to add a frame to each hive from their nucs, hopefully they make a queen if not maybe i should go queen shopping if anyone around me has any they can sell.
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    Re: supercedure cell in split

    I checked all 4 hives today and found that the 2 new ones are queenright and growing fast going to need to add a super to one and another deep to another.
    Both the parent hives are totally queenless...
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    Re: Solar wax melter not melting brood comb

    i have never started a woodstove with brood comb but i have started fires in the yard and it worked great.
  9. Re: I need a hayfield sprayed for briars/wild blackberries...

    i would turn the soil deep and rake out the roots and leftovers, burn it and then rerake again then level and plant a high quality pasture mixture very heavily and make sure it all comes up nicely...
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    Re: supercedure cell in split

    yep with this rain i expect the clover to really start flowing here so it should be good, thanks everyone
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    Re: supercedure cell in split

    yes the original hive now has a laying queen, i did the split when i found a nearly capped queen cell. after doing some reading it sounds like i should just let the supercedure happen not much of a...
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    Re: Never seen or heard of this before?

    my bees seem to do this for the first couple foundationless frames when i put a new box ontop but once one is drawn to the top they do the rest top to bottom, the upside down frame is not always...
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    Re: supercedure cell in split

    I dont think it is left from the split as it is only an egg still and my queenless hive from the split has eggs in it now, also doing great laying full frames in both deeps.

    should i try for a...
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    supercedure cell in split

    I did a split 3 weeks ago and moved the queen and all open brood and lots of honey and pollen into a new hive box, 10 frame deep, i checked on them last week and they were drawing comb quickly and...
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    Re: Hive inspection-tell me whats going on

    i bring a flashlight to look for eggs sometimes the angle of the sun is impossible to get into the comb and light up those tiny white dots.
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    Re: honey extractor

    make sure you know the rpm of the motor and then buy your pullies to give you a correct rpm on the extractor end, doubt you want a 3600rpm extractor.
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    Re: The healing power of... propolis?

    honeybees are european natives would not have had propolis until settlers arrived
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    Re: Where is the Queen?

    i always look for her legs they stick out differently than other bees.
  19. Re: How many days from queens cells with Royal pudding to possible swarm?

    i checked my entire hive and found 3 swarm cells with jelly in them, one very full that broke when pulling the frame as it was between frames and the other 2 had a tiny larva in it and a tiny bit of...
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    Re: bee sting after care home remedies

    i havent tried this myself but have used it with my kids when they were stung by wasps, cut a fresh yellow onion and apply the onion to the stung location, kids said it worked right away and there...
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    Re: Amazing flower....

    the fruit looks like strawberry tree a species of arbutus or madrone if you are not Canadian
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    Re: Documenting Individual Hives

    i use a program called elog its available free and can be customized however you want, i use it for my entire farm and all my animal breeding and keep track of maintenance etc. I use it at work as...
  23. Thread: Hive Tilt

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    Re: Hive Tilt

    i prop my lid up with some rocks when it is really wet out, it rains a lot where i am from so moisture is far worse for me than most, we have 100% humidity 90% of the winter.
    all hives have top...
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    Re: supplements for spring build up

    some of us live in areas bees cannot survive on their own very well.
  25. Thread: queen cells

    by spreerider
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    Re: queen cells

    thats what i thought but there were probably 10 in one hive and 4 in the other my last inspection
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