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    Re: Feeding Syrup in Communal Feeders

    [QUOTE=challenger;1370167]I was a proponent of open feeding until this year. I have open fed for several years and this year I got what so many warned me about. I was feeding in the fall and the...
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    Re: Feeding Syrup in Communal Feeders

    Perhaps 'prevalent' was the wrong word. I have had two cases of AFB in an apiary of 20 hives over the past 5 years; but it is out there.
    My worry is that by open feeding a feral colony or neglected...
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    Feeding Syrup in Communal Feeders

    In my area American Foul Brood is prevalent. Next spring I am considering open feeding syrup in a communal trough rather than inside the individual hives.

    What are the disease risks?
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    Height of Small Hive Beetle

    Have a friend who keeps Australian Stingless bees and who is in the process of budding off micro colonies but he is having a problem with attack from small hive beetle. He is looking at doing slits...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    So who is writing the book "Flow-hive for Dummies"?
  6. Did the Honey in Egyptian Tombs taste like Sump Oil?

    I have read that the honey found in Egyptian tombs could still be eaten after thousands of years. Apparently it was put there as an offering to the Gods. I say it would have tasted like sump oil...
  7. AFB-how does the foundation supplier kill the spores

    Knowing that the minimum temperature required to kill AFB is somewhere in the vicinity of 120 degrees centigrade, what treatment does the foundation maker put the wax through to kill the spores? Can...
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    Honey from drained cappings

    If I leave my cappings to drain for say one week in the uncapping tub I notice that the honey on the surface becomes runny while that on the bottom is much more viscous. If I drained off the runny...
  9. Re: Impressions on beekeeping with a Warré or Gatineau hive

    Great work, Bernhard.
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    I have thought about converting my Langstroth hives to Warre with a Gatineau approach but I do not think the frames would fit my Italian made radial arm extractor without some serious modification.
  11. Re: Impressions on beekeeping with a Warré or Gatineau hive

    Bernhard, another great post and the photos are awesome.

    Do you only use that type of hive? I remember seeing curved frames but the ones now are all straight. The Warre method puts new boxes on...
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    Re: Is this a Disease?

    The first photo just appears to be pollen in those cells. The second one from what I can see is a paperlike cocoon which is what the larva spins before it goes into pupation.
    Unfortunately, the...
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    Re: bees and horses

    If you read Lauri Miller's Facebook posts you will see her horses standing on the other side of the fence close to her hives. Those ones have minimal flies on them whereas the ones away from the bees...
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    Re: Bee Hive as Security While Away From Home?

    Don't know if they have been used for security before but people have stored their valuables in the hive and they have been used in warfare.

    http://www.beekeeping.com/articles/us/war_bees.htm
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    Re: Queen breeding question

    Charlie, this is a short video showing how an Australian does controlled mating with his own queens and drones. He is the breeder of the breeder queens over here. He keeps his hives in the dark...
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    Re: My lovely queen...plus some other bee pics

    Yes she is pretty; they are wondrous creatures
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    Re: Small Hive Beetle Damaged comb

    Some beekeepers over here, hose the slime off the less damaged frames and put them back in strong colonies but no more than two frames at a time.
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    Re: Tiny bees-type?

    How about some photographs. What is to stop some Asiatic Bees like Apis Cerana getting into the States with container shipping etc.
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    Re: What are your thoughts on queen excluders

    .....and sometimes you will get a Houdini queen that climbs through the excluder and lays in your honey supers.
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    Re: What is "Aggressive"?

    AGGRESSIVE is when they try to sting the tyres on your car and chase you five miles up the road!
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    Re: How old is your oldest brood comb?

    So is it a myth that (a) the brood cells get smaller and smaller with the accumulated cocoons and the emerging bees are much smaller, and (b) the combs do not get a build up of pathogens and...
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    Re: american foul brood

    Did you physically shake the bees directly onto the foundation frames? Thought I read recently on this forum that you also shake the spores as well and it was suggested you shake them outside of the...
  23. Thread: Borage

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    Re: Borage

    Below is an interesting article written by a member of my local bee association where he is trialing borage as a support plant for strawberry pollination.
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  24. Re: What's bad about half height frames & boxes?

    For quite a number of years now, I have run a full depth brood box with ideal honey supers. Over a long period I supplied Comb Honey to a honey factory in ideal frames. If you are thinking of doing...
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    Re: New Dadant Smoker.....inlet tube issue??

    Over here in Australia I recently purchased a Mann Lake smoker with the plastic bellows on recommendation and I chose it over an Australian made one because the Mann Lake had the wire cage. I now...
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