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    Re: How many of you started with just one hive?

    I started with one small hive that my wife found on Craigs list for $100.00, she asked me if I wanted it so I decided to get back into beekeeping after a long hiatus. From the picture in the listing...
  2. Thread: my DIY OA burner

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    Re: my DIY OA burner

    Looks like it will work for under $30.00, I look forward to seeing your new pan.
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    Re: “Single-hive” honey?

    I think that quantity is the key word, this type of separating of honey types could more easily be done with ten hives or less. The honey frames would each need to be tasted and segregated before...
  4. Re: Will bee roll test work with window screen rather than #8 Hardware cloth?

    I called Home Depot just the other day and they carry #8 galvanized screen in 2ft and 3ft wide by 5ft if I remember correctly.
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    Re: “Single-hive” honey?

    I keep the spring wildflower honey and the fall goldenrod honey separate but that is as far as I go with it, I favor the goldenrod for my own consumption.
  6. Thread: October swarm

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    Re: October swarm

    If the queen is okay this small cluster can be nursed through the winter but it takes some effort to make it happen and can be a learning experience, a small cluster does not have the ability to...
  7. Re: Electrical help: Using car battery charger as power supply for OAV.

    I use an automatic charger with my vaporizer but to make it work I had to open it up and bypass the circuit board which controls the charger, it's been a while since I done this modification so I...
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    Re: Best weather to vaporize the bees

    I get this response from my bees as well, very curious :scratch:
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    Re: Best weather to vaporize the bees

    Colino;
    I have not seen that type of agitated response from my hives, they are always calm and go on about their business. I do keep a smoker lit and blow two or three big puffs directly into the...
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    Re: JB600 OA Vaporizer from Heilyser

    The cheaper tube vaporizer would work fine but remember that you need to heat the tube with a torch and that can place you right into the path of the OAV, what JWChesnut suggests would be a better...
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    Re: Nectar bound help, my fault

    You may need to extract a frame or two from each hive and save this extracted syrup to feed back to them later when needed.
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    Re: smaller space = warmer bees?

    Justin;
    While it is true that the intent of the bees is to heat their cluster the radiant heat coming from the cluster can and will heat the inside of a hive to a certain point. It would be wise to...
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    Re: OAV crack pipe method

    Yes I definitely concur with you Michael, one must be extra extra careful when using the pipe method since it places you right up next to where the OA is being vaporized. I might also add that using...
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    Re: OAV crack pipe method

    The straight pipe will work just fine however you must use a slightly larger hole in the shim to allow the tail end of the pipe to drop down lower than the end that is in the shim or when the OA...
  15. Thread: Beetle problem

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    Re: Beetle problem

    Thanks jbeshearse for the Dadant link I did not know that this company sold add on freeman type traps, I will need to make an order soon, just a week ago for the first time I seen a few small hive...
  16. Thread: Rethinking it.

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    Re: Rethinking it.

    Very similar to Japanese beekeeping in this video...... http://youtu.be/IZldnd9wMLU

    Framing lumber would make better insulated hives for winter.
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    Re: finally, fall flow!

    Nice looking hives, I like the hoods I can see where they would provide excellent protection from heavy snowfall during the winter :).
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    Re: What do bees and ukuleles have in common? Me!

    Beautiful
  19. Re: Goldenrod in NC.......Lots of Bloom But No Nectar?

    Fortunately here in Southern Ohio we are getting a decent goldenrod flow, the hives are averaging 4 to 10 pounds weight gain per week, I love to walk through the hives and smell that wonderful rich...
  20. Thread: first hive

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    Re: first hive

    Hello Amber and welcome.
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    Re: Mark's new Honey Label

    I agree David, I think it works well the way it is, he looks like a man who is serious about providing the best honey for your table, truth in advertizing, I would run with it and see what happens :).
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    Re: What size hardware cloth to keep mice out?

    1/4 or 1/2 inch slot is not the same as a 1/4 or 1/2 inch square, I would really like to see a mouse fit through a 1/2 x 1/2 inch square hole. I have always used 1/2 inch hardware cloth with no...
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    Re: how to kill hive of bees

    A good no mess way to snuff out a hive is place a large garbage bag over it and seal them in, it shouldn't take long to suffocate them.
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    Re: MAQS and absconding

    I wonder if the bees look at the Formic treatment as an Ant invasion and with the hive beetles being already present it is just too much for them to cope with, perhaps a hive that is already stressed...
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    Re: I'm stumped on identifying a pollen.

    Could also be Japanese knotweed, my bees work it pretty hard starting roughly mid August....
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