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    Re: Smoker fuels

    My favorite is mulched cottonwood bark. Burns longer than burlap with cool, copious amounts of smoke and less soot than Cedar or pine cones.
    Just my 2 pennies.
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    Re: Observation hive

    To piggy back on this thread...
    I'm planning on doing the same at farmer's markets.
    Is there a time that is typically "too long" to have the queen out of the hive before the they start wanting to...
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    Re: How do you prononce Carnolian ?

    And I thought it was Carni's...:D
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    Re: At what temp does brood "chill"

    Now that's interesting.
    Thanks for the input.

    Brood is likely a little, or a lot, tougher than I was thinking regarding "lower" temps.
    Low temps likely just delay the cycle.

    Maybe when the...
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    Re: At what temp does brood "chill"

    Charla, good point, I was thinking about that too. Whenever the vac is off I'll try to have it just outside in the shade. The capture bucket is quite portable.
    Thanks.
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    Re: At what temp does brood "chill"

    I'll probably do both. I'm going at it from the inside of an old adobe storage shed. It's in the ceiling. Hopefully with the vac I'll keep things tidy and avoid squishing and riling so many bees in a...
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    Re: At what temp does brood "chill"

    Wow, either this was a really stupid question that doesn't deserve a response or it's a stumper! ??
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    At what temp does brood "chill"

    I'm doing a small "cutout" this weekend from a feral hive. In other words, I'm stealing some brood and leaving most of the hive intact. (that's my intention, we'll see how it goes)
    I'm using a bee...
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    Re: Painting Cypress

    I "stained" my cypress hives with a beeswax/frac. coconut oil mixture. They look great for now. Time will tell how it holds up.
    Actually I plan to reapply every other year or so, or "as needed"....
  10. Re: Thymolated syrup and Generic Honey B Healthy

    HBH is touted as a feeding stimulator.
    I don't think there is any question that it does that.

    As far as what spearmint and lemon grass EOs do to keep them healthy is another story but IMO it very...
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    I'll give a big second to Randy Oliver's site....

    I'll give a big second to Randy Oliver's site.
    Follow the Varroa Management links and specifically look at the "soft" chemical articles.
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    You can get 4 oz for about that price here...

    You can get 4 oz for about that price here.
    You have to give a business name when ordering (but you don't really have to have a business).
    I get all my essential oils here.
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    Thanks Ravenseye, I don't think temps are the...

    Thanks Ravenseye,

    I don't think temps are the problem in Silverthorne.
    The temps in Craig, where I used to live, would dip into the -30's and sometimes the high was significantly below 0. The...
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    Thanks Fred and Ben, Zane, We're very close to...

    Thanks Fred and Ben,

    Zane, We're very close to Redlands but still in GJ on 25 Rd.
    Regarding Palisade Peaches - they're almost unbelievable - the altitude is the main reason as it raises the...
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    Thanks for the welcome guys. Zane, no those...

    Thanks for the welcome guys.

    Zane, no those aren't mine. There are at least 2 big commercial producers who have hives in Craig over the summer but move 'em out for the winter. And at least 2 other...
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    Howdy from western CO!

    Howdy (again), My name is Chuck and my wife is Beth. We've been keeping bees for 5 or 6 years now and I've been a lurker on this forum for a good part of that.
    I thought it was about time to...
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    Poll: I recently moved from the boonies of NW Colorado...

    I recently moved from the boonies of NW Colorado (Moffat County) to the edge of the largest city on it's western slope, Grand Junction. Just a small city, or a big town to some of you eastern folks....
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    :D Too funny! Unfortunately too true. I work...

    :D

    Too funny! Unfortunately too true.
    I work for the USDA and I see this now and then. Someone runs across a scenario they haven't seen before and they don't have the nuggets to make a decision....
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    Good luck with that! Sorry to be cynical. ...

    Good luck with that!

    Sorry to be cynical.

    Actually with the burgeoning studies on essential oils for mite control it might be reasonable that their effects on AFB et. al. would also be studied...
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    Knowledge and experience...which tell us to...

    Knowledge and experience...which tell us to do...??
    I'm all ears! :)

    Isn't the best cure prevention?

    This stuff seems to work well for prevention, along with good ventilation, low...
  21. Freezer is great IMO

    I agree that if you need freezer space for something that really needs it then get the honey out.
    On the other hand, if you have space, the freezer is an excellent spot for it. When you let it ...
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    Modified slatted rack?

    I was thinking of using a slatted rack with holes drilled in one long side and placing it above what I "want" to be the brood chamber for a "mid-hive" entrance. It may deter the queen from moving up...
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    Use the search Function!

    I've been keeping bees for about 5 years now and a lurker on this forum for about 3.
    Along with the all the reading of various books the search function on this forum has been one of the most useful...
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    Howdy, This is my first post on the forums...

    Howdy,
    This is my first post on the forums although I've been a lurker for a long time.
    Just thought I'd chime in here and add to the kudos for the Jackets. We just received ours yesterday and they...
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