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    Red Honey

    It was some years ago that I got Red Honey from the Eastern USA. I believe it was called Ruby Red Honey, or something like that. Would anyone know of a red source honey from the Eastern USA?

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    Re: Old queen from Kelleybees???

    We mark ours according to which line they are from, and don't follow the year scheme at all.

    Jh
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    Getting Dead Bees out of Cells

    As the title suggests, I'm wondering if people have any tricks for getting the dead bees out of the cells from deadout hives.

    Here's what we've done in the past:

    - Used a garden hose nozzle to...
  4. Re: Drivert / Invert Sugar for Stimulatory Feeding

    Reply from Randy Oliver:

    Hi Jonathan,

    Drivert is a bakery sugar produced by C&H consisting of finely flaked cane sugar with added invert sugar. *Commonly used by Calif queen producers for dry...
  5. Re: Drivert / Invert Sugar for Stimulatory Feeding

    Perhaps I'll ask Mr. Oliver directly what he was referring to.

    Thanks for the replies.

    Jh
  6. Drivert / Invert Sugar for Stimulatory Feeding

    This past weekend we had Randy Oliver as a speaker for the MBA Research Symposium.

    During one of his presentations, he mentioned that California beekeepers use one of the sugars for a brood...
  7. Re: icicles inside foming on lower frames

    In a cold climate, a top hole is needed to let the condensation escape. This is absolutely essential for outdoor wintering in the cooler areas.

    Suggestions from above: notching the inner cover,...
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    Re: CFIA report complete Re: Can/US Border

    What would prevent it from happening just as bad as in ND?
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    Re: November COLD

    Ian, the tree we've got is not restocked every year. I make a point to check in spring time. They start flying regularly before our hives start, and seem to be carrying pollen sooner, and in greater...
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    Re: November COLD

    We've been watching a bee tree on our yard for a few years now. The bees inside the hive have made it through two winters, and the traffic looked good all year. It raises a questions on a few...
  11. Re: 600 Hives Lost in Ontario--CCD/Neonics Suspected Cause

    A big emphasis on the "routinely" part. I have seen some years where bees didn't touch the canola. I don't know if it is the variety or another variable. For example: this year, we have canola fields...
  12. Re: 600 Hives Lost in Ontario--CCD/Neonics Suspected Cause

    I would like to personally commend the positive attitude Sergey has demonstrated on this forum. In numerous posts and threads, I have read where people have rudely posted references to his...
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    Re: Nicot Cup Socket

    Precisely what I was looking for. :)

    Are those the same sockets that fit into the yellow top parts, or are there more than one size? Also, where did you purchase those from?

    Did you have to do...
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    Nicot Cup Socket

    My question is in regards to the Nicot Brown Cup Socket. I know that they are used with the Nicot system to hold the yellow cell fixtures to the frame
    support.

    I am wondering whether they are...
  15. Re: How long does it take for a hive to realize that it's queenless?

    There's for sure some larvae in the photo young enough.
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    Re: Large pesticide bee-kill in minnesota

    And the rest of the post.

    How was he to know it was corn to be put into these fields? Or is there only one crop being sown in MI?

    I don't see the "fact" as you stated. From my point of view, I...
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    Re: Large pesticide bee-kill in minnesota

    And the rest of the post.

    For one, this year has been different weather-wise. We have people planting corn up here, and have been for over a week, and dandelions are not yet blooming or even...
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    Re: Large pesticide bee-kill in minnesota

    I cannot see how it appears to be surrounded by cornfields. There is one field, and until planted with corn, it is not a "cornfield". Beekeeper was there before the corn was planted, and therefore,...
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    Re: The Australian Distraction Defense

    I have seen bees on field corn tassel/flower browsing and collecting pollen.
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    Re: Canadian border open?

    Agreed! Is this an example of short-term gain vs. long term pain?
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    Re: Ultraviolet Sterilization of Bees ?

    In connection to this thread, and in the spirit of the original poster that was courageous enough to venture forth with an "idea", here's something else that I would like to know more about.
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  22. Re: looking for queenline bottles in Canada

    Try Dominion and Grimm. They have a specific catalogue for honey.


    JH
  23. Re: Essential oils in winter - causing hive exodus?

    What is the temperature of the basement? If it is too warm, the bees will think its summer and fly out the tube and perish. Could be that it has nothing at all to do with the essential oils.
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    Re: Melt and Pour Soap Tips

    Have you checked out www.soapmakingforum.com?

    Jh
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    Anything new on prices? We haven't gotten a post in this area in over a month. Anybody selling? What is to be gotten for light honey?


    Jh
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