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  1. Thread: German bees

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    Re: German bees

    If they run like crazy and even tumble off the bottom of the combs, that would be a sign that they were at least part German. Really, hard to tell just by looking, but as others have same they are...
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    Re: Killing the hive beetle systematically.

    I'd think a 9'' square of signboard laid on the top bars of the top box would be way easier and probably more effective. Each time you open the hive grab it and what? throw it in a pail of water,...
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    Re: Separating Honey From Cut-out Comb

    Personally, I would only consider selling the crushed comb honey if it came from new or barely used wax. In other words, in my opinion, you should separate the old black combs from the new (last...
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    Re: rheumatoid arthritis

    I'm with Bees of SC on this. So long as you KNOW that you are not allergic, grab a bee by the wings or front sides and place it on the hot spot. Let the venom flow. Then every other day or so, do...
  5. Thread: Table Saw

    by Gino45
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    Re: Table Saw

    Great pdf on tuning the table saw.

    IMO, anyone who is half way serious about bees needs a good table saw. I don't know about making hive bodies, though. At least for me, the price differential...
  6. Thread: Queens

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    Re: Queens

    I think the standard is to see a good pattern of eggs being laid by the new queen. It's not hard to tell if a new queen has it or not; however, until the larvae are being capped and they're seen to...
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    Re: do brood rearing deffer from year to year?

    The short answer is yes.

    Bees respond to a number of stimuli. Some, heat & cold, limit their foraging; however, the overwhelming determinant of what happens with the bees given suitable flying...
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    Re: Moving Bees in the Winter?? Any thoughts...

    I wonder if the dog is still mad at you.

    Seriously, put a piece of comb or a frame in the spot and let them gather on it and then take them over and shake them in front of the hive late in the...
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    Re: Latest Dee Lusby Video

    Call me a skeptic regarding thelytoky. I know what eventually happens when MY bees lose their queen. They end up with drone laying worker(s). And when they try to raise a queen, it comes out a...
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    Re: How many queens can one person catch per day?

    Cells are grated, then put into nucs on 9th or 10th day. So the number of days is strictly referring to the time from when the queen cell is placed until the laying queen is removed.

    So given...
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    Re: Latest Dee Lusby Video

    What shocks me about the video is that, after my being insulted by Dee because I suggested to someone on her forum 9 frames in a honey super, she said she runs 11 frames per box top to bottom.
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    Re: How many queens can one person catch per day?

    The issue I see here is: is the 'catcher' evaluating the queens and only taking those that appear to be 'viable'. Some turn out to be duds, for sure.

    Also, a 28 day rotation seems excessive. ...
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    Re: Some Science related to Beehive Colour

    White paint is good, aluminum is also, but I prefer pastel 'oops' paint for financial reasons.

    Now GLOCK, how about a picture of those hives as they look TODAY? That would be a fun comparison...
  14. Re: Where to buy lumber? Mill, store, etc? Please post

    We used to get these 'pine shorts' out of Washington for real cheap; however, I understand they all go into particle board these days, fwiw. Wish I was wrong about this.
  15. Re: beekeeping in ecuador on 1500meters in the cloud forrest

    I have some questions for you:

    Where or how did you get your bees? If bought, that should be a source of some information.

    What are the dominant forest species in your area? Any nectar trees?...
  16. Thread: Varroa & swarms

    by Gino45
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    Re: Varroa & swarms

    Well, the varroa may not make them swarm; however, the small hive beetles that the bees can no longer control due to their (bees') diminished numbers do frequently cause the bees to swarm. I think...
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    Re: Brazilian pepper honey

    My experience is that Brazilian pepper harvested from new combs is a very good honey. One of its great qualities is that it is extremely slow to granulate. And of course it has that wonderful...
  18. Re: Beleaguered Florida Citrus Industry Hits New Snags

    I think most do; however, I once had a run in with a 'grower' who was spraying his trees to get rid of the bees---'made seeds in the oranges', said he.

    Lauri, I must say you are hard core, as is...
  19. Re: Beleaguered Florida Citrus Industry Hits New Snags

    Another approach that offers 'hope'.

    http://cisr.ucr.edu/urbanACP/?p=80
  20. Thread: Gout....

    by Gino45
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    Re: Apitheripy....Why I came back to beekeeping!

    You guys talking diet are on the right track. Gout is caused by dietary excesses. Three things that can cause it are alcohol, coffee, and chocolate. Again, to excess. Of course, different folks...
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    Re: Crikey, could this be a world record SHB kill?

    re: the record. I'd give it to you if that was for a week. For 4 weeks, I dunno. There's a lot of competition out there, cd cases and such. :D

    That cloth does seem worth a try. I bet Wal...
  22. Thread: what is RAW

    by Gino45
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    Re: what is RAW

    Well, the alternative to 'raw' is the old term 'pure', which one still sees out there in the market.
    I've always thought that it was acceptable to use a coarse kitchen strainer on honey and still...
  23. Thread: kubota tractor

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    Re: kubota tractor

    I have a king kutter carry all (pto forks) that I use with my kubotas.
    http://www.kingkutter.com/store-product.aspx?id=3406
    Mine is a little bent up however, after my son used it for pushing stuff...
  24. Thread: Honey in Beer?

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    Re: Honey in Beer?

    I like to add a pint at the end of the boil. Stir in, no problem! I'm talking about a 5 gallon batch.
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    Re: Does feeding lead to lazy bees?

    I've got to disagree with this one. Honey stored in combs in the hive is not the same as feeding, whether it be honey or sugar being fed. I've yet to see bees fail to go after available nectar if...
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