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  1. Re: With Beepods, the bees don't get mad when you inspect the hive or extracting hone

    I heard they just sold one.

    Now they have to wait for the one born a minute after that one....
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    Re: Question on Swarm Traps

    That's what happens when I use my cell phone first thing in the morning to post on beesource.

    Amazing how spelling improves after coffee!
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    Re: Question on Swarm Traps

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    Re: Question on Swarm Traps

    I catch bees using ten frame boxes for swarm traps.

    I have had small swarms move into empty 5 frame nucs that had empty comb in them and were just sitting in the yard, but I'm with odfrank on...
  5. Re: How to OAD a cluster of bees hanging from the ceiling?

    You can get Oxalic acid at Brushy Mtn 35 grams for $5.95 plus shipping, or get it at the local hardware 340 grams (12 oz.) for six or seven bucks.

    Savogran Wood Bleach is pure oxalic acid.
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    Re: Advantech nuc cover test

    In pounds? No clue....but enouh that if you loadrd them on a truck for almonds, you'd have to leave quite a few on the groind to stay legal weight.

    I *might* use it if I only had three hives I...
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    Re: Advantech nuc cover test

    I made some hive bodies out of it.
    Some painted, some not.
    After a few years they are in great condition.
    But they are heavy as bricks I won't do it again
  8. Thread: Bee Shield

    by Beregondo
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    Re: Bee Shield

    Well, in the years since this post was made there have been no published scientific studies of this product published on the "News" page of Bee Shield's website.

    There are only alarmist articles...
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    Re: HHEELLPP? CAPPED QUEEN CELLS

    Yes, it would, if you can find her.

    I normally ascribe to the "when you're not sure, do nothing" school if thought as well, but in this case, so late in the year, I'd be concerned about ending up...
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    Re: HHEELLPP? CAPPED QUEEN CELLS

    If you want to play it safe,
    take the bar with the queen cells, a bar of open brood and food and make up a mating nuc...two ( one for each queen cell) if you jave enough resorces to do it and still...
  11. Re: Honey Extraction Question - Has this been done?

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    Re: Wintering Nucs

    Bees stop taking syrup when the *syrup* temperatures get down to about 50F.

    Depending on what sort of feeder you're using, you can often continue feeding when outdoor temps are in the forties.
    ...
  13. Re: Any negative in leaving robber screens on through winter?

    Months from now, the screens will have gotten stuff on theirnsurfaces and be far less effective as robbing screens.
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    Re: Changing Ultrabreeze zipper to plastic

    I haven't bought an Ultra breeze yet...but I do have experience with brass zippers, having worn jeans for the last 50 years since I was 5 or so.

    In my experience, it is common for brass to be a...
  15. Thread: Quilt box

    by Beregondo
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    Re: Quilt box

    Staple a piece of heavy fabric tongue bottom edge of a hive body or super box , fill it with wood shavings or shredded drynleaves and you have a quilt box.

    You don't really need plans.

    Have...
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    Re: Do bees like Clematis

    There are clematis in one yard that I have a hive in.

    I've only seen bees on it during a dearth, when they are being watered but wild forage I'd unproductive.
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    Re: Splitting hives to overwinter

    *IF*
    I had drawn comb to make the splits with, and

    *IF*
    I had a laying queen to put in each one when I made the split,

    and
    *IF*
    I either typically had a good fall flow,
    *OR*
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    Re: Requeening in August: buy vs. build

    It depends.

    I have a yard near a bog that has stayed well fed despite the current drought here is he south Puget Sound region...I'm sure a queen raised now *here* would be well fed.

    There are...
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    Re: foundationless deep?

    I've always used deeps for my hive bodies.
    I've used foundationless frames from the beginning. I have found that wiring is not necessary in medium frames, but that it is wise to wire or used fish...
  20. Thread: Honey Supers

    by Beregondo
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    Re: Honey Supers

    I have a yard in Oregon City, and the bees are still pulling comb.

    Colton's a bit higher elevation, I think?

    If it were me, I'd pull the supers on schedule, but hold back from extracting til I...
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    Re: queen replacement

    If you want the queen to lay, she ne ds clean empty cells to do it in.

    Pulling a couple frames of honey and putting a frame of foundation should accomplish that.

    Put a frame of foundation on...
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    Re: New Package - Sugar Water NOT Punctured

    Unfortunately there are two incidences of negligence here.

    The supplier who didn't pierce the feed can was negligent in doing so, and should have replaced it immediately when your receiving...
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    Re: Adding brood to new swarm question

    If you are worried that they'll abscond, it's against their nature to abandon open brood.

    Add a single frame of open brood and you should be fine.

    Have fun.
    Enjoy your Bees.
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    Re: Small cell bees and Survivor bees

    It's absolutely normal.

    Brood cell size varies within every hive.

    Clean, new cimb is more important than small cell comb if you want your Bees to survive.

    It just happens that when your Bees...
  25. Re: Converting over to small cell foundation--

    I think the fact that the wax in your small cell frames is new and clesn, and uncontaminated with pesticide residues has more to do with colony health than small cells.

    I quit using them after...
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