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    Re: Comb Built on Queen Cells

    How about putting JZ-BZ cell protectors on the queen cells shortly after they are capped? Would this discourage them from building comb on the cells? Even if it didn't, it would protect the cells...
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    Re: Comb Built on Queen Cells

    Thanks for the replies. I had tentatively decided that the incubator approach is the way to go, especially during a nectar flow. I have tried the foundation approach and it does not seem to make a...
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    Comb Built on Queen Cells

    How do you prevent comb from being built all over your capped queen cells? I am using the Cloake board method. In my latest attempt I had 31 nice sized queen cells capped from a graft of 40. As...
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    Re: small size queen rearing question

    I believe this covers the method you are proposing to use:

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?261875-Beginner-Queen-Rearing-using-the-Joseph-Clemens-Starter-Finisher
  5. Re: Method to remove queen cell from Rite Cell foundation.

    A spiral saw like this would certainly make the cut smooth and fast. But there would be vibration. Since spiral saws operate at high speed the vibration would be high frequency and might not damage...
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    Re: What to look for besides stores.

    I pull frames frequently when temperatures are 60 and even as low as 50 and have had no problem. The bees are not densely clustered when the outside temperature is 50 or above.
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    Re: Sugar bricks recipe

    I made the Megabee candy board recipe last winter (4% protein content):
    http://www.megabeediet.com/candy.html

    I used a turkey fryer and did 25 lbs of sugar at a time. A five-gallon paint mixer...
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    Re: Mite devastation...

    Here's a varroa calculator site that may help determine when treatment should be done:

    https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/beebase/public/BeeDiseases/varroaCalculator.cfm
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    Re: A cure for nucs being robbed

    David, the method you suggest works for me. See: http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?247150-Poor-Man-s-Robber-Screen&highlight=poor+man%27s+robbing+screen

    I now use 1/8 inch screen on...
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    WSJ Article: "Blessed are the Beekeepers"

    Today, I began driving across the Deutsche Alpenstrasse (German Alpine Route) in southern Bavaria. I stopped at a bauernhaus (farmer house) that displayed both a zimmer frei (room available) and a...
  11. Re: Vanishing queens in queenright cell builder

    Timely topic! I just discovered today and yesterday that I lost two queens in two queenright cell finishers. Actually, I was using a Cloak board in both. I pulled the Cloak board bottom out two...
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    Re: Nuc from deeps to mediums

    It's simple. Just put the nuc's deep frames in a deep box and fill out the rest of the box with deep frames. When they need more boxes put on mediums. Eventually, move the deep to the top and use...
  13. Re: Kingfisher Apiaries (aka Mike's) Super ultra bee candy!

    Megabee recommends mixing Megabee into candy heated to ~ 220-230 degrees F. Are they wrong? http://www.megabeediet.com/candy.html
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    Re: Ultra light suits ???

    After receiving too many stings (20) on one of my index fingers in about a two hour period, through leather beekeeping gloves, I decided to find gloves that were sting proof. I researched welding...
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    Re: Candy in a medium frame????

    Yes, your probably correct. I seem to remember leaving a black Pierco frame out in the sun last summer for a few hours and it warped, even though the surface temperature was no where near 270.
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    Re: Candy in a medium frame????

    It seems that you could take a plastic Pierco frame and pour candy in each side. This would do away with the need for foil and clamping. I'm not sure what effect the wax coating would have. The...
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    Re: Upper entrance questions

    I'm not sure what you mean by "reducing the entrance with a shimmed cover".
    My shimmed plywood covers are either open (with the shims down) or flipped over (completely closed with the shims up). I...
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    Re: Upper entrance questions

    I use the cedar shim approach that Michael Bush uses. It works great. When you want to close the entrance just flip the top over.
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    Re: two medium wintering

    It seems to me that if Micheal Palmer can successfully winter single 5-frame nucs in Vermont, you could winter your 2 ten-frame mediums. You may have to watch them more closely and feed, perhaps...
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    Poor Man's Robber Screen

    In August 2009 I installed queen cells in several newly made up 4 medium frame nucs. I reduced the entrance on these down to a one or two bee width using wood. Almost all were robbed out. All my...
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    Re: Thymol crystal dosage rate for Nosema

    Thanks, beekuk.
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    Re: Thymol crystal dosage rate for Nosema

    This recent research may answer the "does it control varroa" part of question 4.
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    Re: Name that nectar plant!

    It is yellow crownbeard, often also called stickweed. My bees all all over it and there are tons of it around. But, I doubt they get much nectar from it. At least, I don't see much evidence that...
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    Re: Thymol crystal dosage rate for Nosema

    Beekuk, beebreeder, or anyone, I have a few questions about the 3X Manley approach.

    1. What strength syrup do you use? It appears to be 1:1.

    2. What time of year do you feed the thymol syrup...
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    Re: WeevilCide

    Good question! Especially when one remembers that phosphine gas was a primary gas used in gas warfare during WW I. It's nasty stuff.
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