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    Re: bear problems

    Take a look at my post yesterday titled "keeps hanging around" that bear and a host of other have backed away from that yard all summer. Keeping my fingers crossed, good luck.
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    Still hanging around

    This guys been coming around since June. This is a very remote yard with solar efence, nite eyes and a motion detected siren. This weekend was his first hit at the fence twice in one night, it kept...
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    Re: He just keeps hanging around

    Your are right its on the inside of the sheep fence if all is well next week when I return I am going to lay chicken wire around the perimeter attached to the ground. This has been going on this way...
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    Re: He just keeps hanging around

    Their about 100 miles east of you in NH Mike, those are the nucs I got from you and are doing great all in 3 deeps. Very quite girls and I can't make them sting me.
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    Re: He just keeps hanging around

    Yes trail cam can do vids as well about 125 for this one holds 4g
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    He just keeps hanging around

    This guy has been checking out one of my remote yards about every5-10 days so far no hits, I have solar electric fence, motion detected siren, and solar LED blinking night eyes. This is a great yard...
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    This set is a remote site that I only get to every 2 weeks. I have a solar electric fence, night guard solar blinking red eyes, and a motion detector that sets of a shrill alarm. Its a long 2 weeks...
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    Not Cool
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    Whats on his mind

    Have not seen it in 3 weeks
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    Feeding double nuc's?

    I have a double nuc that I would like to give some sugar water, it is a divided deep with 2, 4 frame bodies on top of it, with 2 inner covers. I always feed with inverted pails, if I put a pail on...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    02645, Soccer ball size at shoulder height on apple tree branch in back yard, getting a box ready will get in about an hour , I hope
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    How often to get stung?

    I've been told to get stung in order to not have an adverse reaction, about once a month , that toxins build up in us that adversely affect us from handling bees but not getting stung. I do not get...
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    Re: Bad reaction to bee sting!

    same thing happened to me at 5 years and many stings I was driving home from an out yard and felt somthing crawing on my ankle I squished the bee and she hit me must have hit a nerve or vain. By...
  14. Thread: Small Cell

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    Re: Small Cell

    I started out a couple of swarmsI caught on HSC and move them to some 4.2 wax foundation a few years ago. I do not feed I do not have a mite problem and I do not treat. I always leave enough honey...
  15. Re: Which ph papers do you use? (if you adjust the ph of your sugar syrup )

    Ph paper is not very accurate get a Ph pen or meter that can be calibrated 10-25 dollars on ebay and elsewhere my honey this year is at Ph 3.5. If I feed I use cider vinegar to adjust to their...
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    Re: U.S. water ph map

    Adjust the Ph after the syrup is made
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    Re: Leaving Honey Supers On Through Winter

    I used to just take in the spring so I would not have to feed , now I just take what I need in the fall and still leave a good amount. Lift the hive from the back from time to time to get a feel for...
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    Re: NE honey PH

    mostly for our canning operations but if I have to feed I will adjust to thier stores.
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    NE honey PH

    I just tested the PH of this years honey crop in a certified lab it was 3.48 FYI

    Jay
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    Re: Acidulating Sugar Syrup

    get a cheap PH meter try ebay
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    Splits raising new queen ?

    How many days should it take until I see queen cells on a fresh split ? I have two frames with all stages of egg to brood plus 1 of honey 7 used comb and lots of bees all in a medium 10 frame box ....
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    Mike Palmer Queens

    Does Mike palmer sell queens ?
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    Re: Mediums for Nuc's

    I should have said 10 frame mediums, I know the location says capecod but I have a yard in northern NH as well , the girls on the cape flew all winter last year. thanks
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    Mediums for Nuc's

    Anybody use mediums for nucs in the north , temps down to -15-20 sometimes. I am trying to switch to all mediums. thanks
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    Re: anybody onthis board from cape cod

    Im next door in Harwich going to NH tonight home early sunday if the storm dont mess me up to bad I can look next week, are those your hives on Queen Anne? jay
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