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    Re: What's the difference ...

    By what you're suggesting, similar or at least the Italian bloodline.
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    What's the difference ...

    Italian hygienics and MN hygienic. What's the difference?
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    Re: Slushy hive entrance

    None of them are insulated, yet have snow drifts 4' tall around them and green giant arborvitae for wind protection. In high winds there seems to be a pocket of non flowing air where the hives sit.
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    Re: Slushy hive entrance

    Turns out 2 of 3 hives are gone. Again, the brutal arctic cold takes its toll. Will be switching to Carniolans if possible. Looking for any Apiary up in Wisconsin, Minnesota or state that has...
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    Slushy hive entrance

    Yesterday, went back to visit the girls. We're under heavy snowfall lately.
    Cleared the hive entrances and noticed that right at the entrance slot it was slushy on all three hives.
    Took a...
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    Queen of the Sun

    Just watched this movie a few days ago. About 80 minutes long and had some interesting ideas about CCD & seasoned beekeeping. If you can get it on Netflix or other, it's worth the effort.
    Very...
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    Re: No bees on flowers lately

    There's one thing I've learned all these years, is that my hives are blind to flowers within 50' of the hives. Had them in between my apple trees in the shade and those trees got ignored. Moved...
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    No bees on flowers lately

    Found no honeybees on anything in entire yard. Only hundreds of bumble bees working the usual honeybee plants. The hives are teaming with them, yet no activity throughout the yard.
    The same...
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    Coffee grounds

    Just found out that used coffee grounds deter ants and bees love rummaging through these early spring.
  10. Re: Bees going at you after switching brood boxes

    Most certain these are NOT it. These bees where the same shape and size as honeybees except they where ALL black, no stripes on abdomen at all. Almost like a mix with a carpenter bee. Just odd. ...
  11. Re: Bees going at you after switching brood boxes

    Turns out the original queen could not be found. There where lots of all black worker bees, wish I had pictures. These black variety where attacking my Dad anywhere in the yard. Some originals...
  12. Re: Bees going at you after switching brood boxes

    He's going to change things back today. We'll see...
  13. Re: Bees going at you after switching brood boxes

    Tell us, Ravenseye, what you're thinking about "requeening" ? Your thoughts on why ?
  14. Bees going at you after switching brood boxes

    About 3 weeks ago my Dad switched the upper deep (filled with honey) and the lower brood box. Said it was a mess at the time. A week ago, while it was warmer he went to take a peek inside and a...
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    Re: Beekeeping and Japanese Knotweed

    Everyone has their preferences for taste. If they don't like it, then cut it down and replace with another nectar source.
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    Re: Cold Weather Activity

    I've always seen interference as a setback. They'll manage to survive. The only things that help are to keep snow off the entrance and wind from gushing in during harsh storms.
  17. Re: there is no brood in my hive.,; the population is good and active,

    At least around here, last winter was mild, as with much of the country. They're predicting a dry and warmer winter in the midwest. Almost all queens stop laying, yet there are a few types that...
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    Re: Arbor Day Foundation/Plantings for Bees

    Be careful if ordering fruit trees. I've ordered several fruiting pear trees, cherry trees and a nut tree that turned out to be a Golden Jubilee Peach tree. The pear trees turned out to be Bradford...
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    Re: Looking for a particular smoker.

    The Pro Smokers have the wire frame guard around it and the top wires may be bent out with pliers to make hooks.
  20. Re: Wintering in NorCal - a few questions

    Check to see if the problem is part of crop dusting, spraying trees and such. Driftwatch.org covers the midwestern states to let the farmers know about your hives. See if there's an equivalent in...
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    Re: Wax Moth eggs and Larva

    Easier to replace the foundation and frame. The old stuff can be burned or singed with a torch.
  22. Re: southern AZ advice winterization and feeding

    Heck, with that climate, doing nothing should work. The robbing should be dealt with though, don't add to the problem by feeding. Maybe an entrance reducer on all hives would help them sustain their...
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    Re: 1st hive Almost complete :)

    Was thinking about making an outer lid heavy enough so no stones where needed on top. Maybe double/triple up the plywood on top before putting some tin/aluminum top on it ?? Would significantly...
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    Re: In need of some advice

    All those ingredients sound like a chem lab mixture. Besides, they should have their own sources for winter. Sometimes best not to disturb, even though tempting to do so.
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    Re: A question about bee orientation

    Joseph,
    Is it possible to simulate rain with a cloudy day and garden sprinkler? Think that might fool them?
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