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    Re: Front Range Snow & extended Swarm Advisory

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/group.php?discussionid=2469&do=discuss

    Of my five hives that successfully over-wintered and survived our un-ending Spring rains, each has about 70 lbs of surplus...
  2. Re: Hive configurations going into fall/winter

    Maybe simplify the question to get more responses?

    As far as I know, there are two ways to get comb built: 1) a flow; or, 2) feed syrup.

    If you are in a dearth and feeding syrup hasn't worked,...
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    Re: Burt Shavitz Dead At 80

    Sounds like he died pretty much a happy man.

    But, boy did he bungle an incredible business opportunity.
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    Re: July swarm. best course of action?

    I'm just a newbie, but I would feed with both 1:1 syrup and pollen sub any swarm caught in July (and later) in the northern U.S.

    Be sure to maintain a small entrance (2 -3 bee-widths wide) so the...
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    Re: So confused, robbing or not??

    Good question!

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/group.php?discussionid=2469&do=discuss
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    Re: Stacking Hives (vertical long hive?)

    For a beginner beek: first focus on building up strong hives using well-known standard methods for your area.

    Once you have a reasonable level of experience and knowledge, as demonstrated by...
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    Re: So confused, robbing or not??

    Good advice from previous posters.

    I, too, struggled with determining the difference between robbing and orientation flights my first year, so I understand the concerns. The problem with much of...
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    Re: Bottom board debris - what is this?

    Michael - Great info! Thanks!
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    Re: Bottom board debris - what is this?

    Good to know. Thanks.
  10. Re: Caspian bees - I'd like to learn more about this line of bees

    This!

    I am interested in learning more about these bees. Can you please provide more detail in explaining the link between "making capped brood" and "very good bees." It is an interesting...
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    Re: Bottom board debris - what is this?

    Okay. Thanks.

    I thought about chalkbrood, but having never seen it before, I was expecting more gray.

    Thanks again.
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    Bottom board debris - what is this?

    A friend sent me this photo of the bottom board of his beehive taken during an inspection today. Something is going on, but I don't know what.

    Anyone know what the larger, elongated, black and...
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    Re: 5 gal sugar syrup recipe

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?308584-sugar-and-water-syrup-mixing-ratios-1-1-2-1-for-feeding-bees
  14. Re: Is treatment-free beekeeping possible at all?

    This is an interesting, valuable, and rarely seen, data point.

    Thanks for sharing!
  15. Re: Czech School Teacher and Solar Hives - Varroa

    Without accompanying reliable data showing its efficacy, it is just another of the many internet whiz-bang gimmicks which do not work.

    JMHO
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    Re: 12 volt BEE hive ventilator

    A solution looking for a problem.
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    Re: Educate me on foundationless

    foundationless = lots of drone brood
  18. Re: Best smoker fuel I have ever found, what do you use?

    I used wood pellets from my Green Mountain smoker for awhile. The wood pellets smell good and last a long time. BUT . . . I found burning wood, including smoker pellets, produced huge amounts of...
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    Re: Why do people have top bar hives?

    Yes, TBHs are more "treehuggery."
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    Re: Why do people have top bar hives?

    I've never used a TBH, so I can't comment directly on their benefits or lack thereof.

    IMHO, though, I think beekeeping attracts a lot of people who love to be different just to be different. I...
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    Re: Alexander Bee Hive Feeders I Made

    What don't you understand?
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    Re: Apiara Hive Scale Question

    Accuracy also depends on the equipment used.

    I checked the website, I couldn't find info on price, accuracy, precision, etc.

    I would love to see a regular readout on the weight of one of my...
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    Re: Apiara Hive Scale Question

    How much do these cale costs? How accurate are they?
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    Re: Alexander Bee Hive Feeders I Made

    Interesting concept feeding from the bottom of the hive.

    I am always looking for a better feeder - something that is easy to refill and doesn't kill many bees. it is not obvious to me why this...
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    Re: Latest from Brushy Mountain on Oxalic Acid

    It is also legal to use in Colorado:

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?313459-Oxalic-acid-use-in-Colorado
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