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    Re: new guy needs help

    assuming 2 deeps. put the most messed up box on bottom now. the bees will move up over the winter, in the spring pull the messed up box, put new frames in it and put it on top...if some frames are...
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    Re: Mark's new Honey Label

    at times, marks bees are confused, they feel there may be a bear attack underway.
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    Re: Overwintewring in Lake Placid, NY

    good posts enjambes. I noticed a better use of political signs.:applause: you will want the bear-fence like glock has. last year it was not the cold temps but the endless no fly days, no thaw at...
  4. Re: Weak colony in fall... posible causes

    natural variations. see what happens next. looks like you have a good plan going.
  5. Re: Why do these beeswax pellets smell bad?

    could be the aroma of dead bees.
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    Re: First hard frost overnight

    the first frost is funny, sometimes if it is not frozen too long stuff does not all get killed, the ice protects the plant. if there is anything out there the bees will find it. we had our first last...
  7. Re: First Year Hive with 4 Brood Frames in a 10 Frame Box by August

    I think your right that the drench will not hurt anything but alas it will not help much or at all. I understand that Ontario bee association does research associated with Guelph univ. and is...
  8. Re: First Year Hive with 4 Brood Frames in a 10 Frame Box by August

    the " drench" you are using is of little use. the only recognized treatment for nosema is fumagilin. the latest research is showing that this treatment does lower nosema counts a lot but leads to...
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    Re: Treatment free vs. good sense.

    I like the original title better. unfortunately closer to reality.
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    Re: Treatment free vs. good sense.

    I told a beekeeper that he should figure out how he was going to treat after doing an ether count last month. he told me he did not like chemicals. my answer was " me too, but I like dead bees even...
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    Re: Need advise? bees have to go!

    it is up to you. if a friend in my area asked me I would suggest finding a large chalk board and writing on it 100 times "I am sorry but I am too busy now"
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    Re: What type of nuc's

    no offense intended. K.I.S.S., keep it simple stupid. way too complicated. stick with the basics.
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    Re: tankless water heater

    when it gets down around freezing a propane engine is difficult to start. some of this answer depends on your location. it is not a matter of how much propane you use in a year it is a matter of...
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    Re: What is raw honey?

    97% of the customers can not tell the difference, but you do want to be truthful.
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    Re: Extractor measurement

    speed up the extractor. the centrifical force is determined by tip speed not rpm. the smaller the diameter the higher the rpm's needed. the thicker the honey the higher the rpm's. if you go too fast...
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    Re: What can I do about varroa mites?

    a lot of the treatment free mystique has to do with management not genetics. if you are selling treatment free bees and are splitting for more nucs to the maximum, the brood breaks and newer brood...
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    Re: Top feeder vs. Frame Feeder

    with a top feeder the bees can take a lot more feed in a hurry. if you see drowned bees in a mann-lake top feeder you need to seal the edges of the screen with silicone. you just lift the cover to...
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    Re: Late season swarm

    when the dust settles do a mite count. I would guess your chances might be better than some might think if you can give them some drawn frames and stores along with a queen. add a third medium full...
  19. Re: My bees are bearding , only 50 degrees outside

    they were mostly doing bee stuff.
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    Re: What is raw honey?

    :shhhh:I can tell you for sure that even mild dyslexia makes posting a bear. my brothers, sister and I all have some to can not really read much. the one that can not read much got an academic...
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    Re: What is raw honey?

    I am not sure I understand how all this relates to the term "raw honey", but then again I get confused at times.
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    Re: Deeps or Mediums

    it will last longer sealed or painted. I would seal or paint the top and bottom edges also. the rest is up to you.
  23. Re: My bees are bearding , only 50 degrees outside

    in the upper 40's and raining this morning and some were hanging outside the entrance, a few more as it got up into the 50's. it does not look like we will hit 60. the stronger the hive the more this...
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    Re: Two hives or one to start

    you will want to start with 2. that way you can much better manage things as you have heard. real soon after starting you will need to have a third empty hive and a nuc box on hand. bees multiply and...
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    Re: "Winter Hardy Bees"

    I understand that mr. davis offered a spring nuc and latter a local queen at a reduced cost as a combination. this also put you in line first for an at times scarce local queen. mr. davis got some...
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