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    Re: Bee Lineage Question

    I don't know all the details, just what he said. To clarify, he raises and sells about a hundred nucs a year with AI queens, so genetics will vary, but if he populated his outyards (that take 50 mile...
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    Re: Bee Lineage Question

    Double post
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    Re: short frames in a Deep

    It should be warm enough to be able to spread the brood frames out with deeps in between so they draw the extension comb parallel to the frames. When they are complete, move them toward the sides,...
  4. Re: water to honey ratio to get 1:1 equivalent feed

    Water makes up @18% of your "honey", but let's call it 20% or 1/5th. Four fifths of your volume is sugar, so figure out that and add equal amount of water for 1:1.
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    Re: Remove swarm from cardboard box

    Shake them to one side of box and pour them in top of hive or onto a sheet, on the ground, that leads to hive entrance and let them walk in
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    Re: excerpt from a local 'master' beekeeper

    Well Jim, they are pretty smart critters, figuring out that they can be more prolific by using drone cells. My comment was uncalled for.
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    Re: locust and poplar bloom

    Here in river valley, poplar started blooming 5/1.
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    Re: excerpt from a local 'master' beekeeper

    Could it be he was saying that varroa genetically choose where they feed, and that those that live between the abdomen segments survive treatment and now all feed there. Preposterous
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    Re: BernhardHeuvel method

    This sounds interesting. I'll give it a try next spring. Thanks Cristian and Bernhard.
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

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    Tulip poplar just beginning in town
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    Re: Did research, and now I'm really confuzzled

    The wrong answer would be how a friend of mine has his hives configured, a deep plus a medium for brood chamber and shallow supers.
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    Re: Need a little advice

    Craneman, the reason for all the discouraging replies is that 100 bees is not enough to do all the activities necessary to sustain a hive, especially tending brood over multiple frames.
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    Re: Question about Sevin Dust????

    Good ideas Dave and Tenbears. I can't imagine anyone still using Sevin for CO potato beetle. They developed immunity years ago. I think, last time I looked, potato beetle wasn't even listed on the...
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    Re: Clorox

    GB, According to the guy that supplied my nucs, who is a commercial bk and St Apiary Inspector, boiling for 20 min submerged will clean equipment of wax, propolis, etc. If AFB is a concern, and you...
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    Re: Clorox

    Boiling water soak should clean them right up, just don't use a good pot.
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    Re: Thwarting a Swarm

    Thanks goes to Popeye in post #20 of thread, "Swarm cell found, now how to prevent swarming".
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    Re: Thwarting a Swarm

    G, I misunderstood your intent, I guess.
    But relating to the post by Gary, if you leave the queen on the bottom, what keeps all the foragers from going back there and continuing their swarm prep?...
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    Re: Fitting plastic foundation to fame size

    I ordered medium frames from Kelly's and they only offer, as best I can tell, deep plastic foundation. I was going to try Laurie's example, but didn't care for the amount of open area left in the...
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    Re: Thwarting a Swarm

    If the desire is to maintain a large foraging population, I would try the Snelgrove board.
    It is a board with a screened hole in the middle to allow Q pheromones to circulate, a 3/8-1/2" rim around...
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    Re: Thwarting a Swarm

    Hi Bigg, have you ever considered a Taranov split or use of a Snelgrove board?
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    Re: Rotating brood chambers

    My friend that uses a medium-over-deep configuration went two summer's without bees moving back down to use the deep, apparently for anything. This spring he reversed to force them to use the deep...
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    Re: How to move a hive three feet

    How far total do you plan to move it three feet at a time?
    I saw somewhere a guy painted a long landing board blue with white chevron (arrowheads) leading to the hive. The bees would land on the...
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    Re: Bee Technical Specifications

    http://www.benefits-of-honey.com/honey-bee-facts.html has some. Hope that helps
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    Re: Bad loses this winter but new hope.

    The OP didn't state the hive was successful, just that he had spread the brood from two boxes out over five and asking if this was correct. Good luck, kenr.
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    Re: Bad loses this winter but new hope.

    kenr, to expand on Ace's post, reread the how-to' s on checkerboarding. The manipulation is to the stored frames of honey over the brood chamber. Checkerboarding the brood frames could exceed the...
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