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  1. Thread: 1:1 vs 2:1

    by WillH
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    Re: 1:1 vs 2:1

    In my experience, when you feed sugar whether in 1:1 or 2:1 or whatever the ratio, if the temperatures allow it, will prompt the queen to start laying and sometimes bees to start drawing wax. The...
  2. The Head-scratching Case of the Vanishing Bees - NYT Article

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/29/us/the-head-scratching-case-of-the-vanishing-bees.html
  3. Thread: Deep Maintenace

    by WillH
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    Re: Deep Maintenace

    I never clean hive bodies. As long as there are bees they keep them clean. I never rotate hive bodies either. Bees occupy different parts of the hive depending on the season. In early spring you will...
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    Re: Tax Numbers and accouting

    You might also find the following helpful:
    A guide to sales tax in New York State
    http://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/publications/sales/pub750.pdf
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    Re: 5 nuc boxes from 4'x8' plywood - cut layout

    Thanks for pointing out. I missed the "medium" part. I am not interested in medium nucs. Difficult to keep them from swarming.
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    Re: 5 nuc boxes from 4'x8' plywood - cut layout

    Thank you for posting this. I don't see how numbers in your plan to cut 5 boxes agree to numbers in Bushkill Farms website. For example number 5 on your plan calls for a 7 1/4" x 19 1/8" piece. I can...
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    Weighing hives using a Shop Crane

    I wanted to get an accurate weight of the hives before start feeding. So I used my shop crane to lift the hives and slide a scale under and get the actual weight. I am going to be feeding this hive...
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    Re: Amazing Plant for Bee Stings

    Before any one use this treatment please read this:

    http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/scientists_use_genome_sequencing_to_prove_herbal_remedy_causes_upper_urinary_tract_cancers
    ...
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    Re: Beesource.com Mobile version problem

    Thank you Ray, I did that but does not solve the problem.
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    Re: Beesource.com Mobile version problem

    Thanks plcnut. I cleared the cache but the problem is not fixed. On home page over the "Recent Forum Threads" there is a document that start as follows:

    "Dallas only 5000 people will be randomly...
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    Re: Beesource.com Mobile version problem

    I am using a Droid phone, don' t know what kind of browser it has.
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    Beesource.com Mobile version problem

    When I go to Beesource.com on my cell phone I see some text written over making actual text masked. Does anyone have this problem?
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    Re: double screen board

    When I treat for mites I see hundreds running around on SBB. If they are dead how are they running around?
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    Re: southern south america. honey bee

    It has been reported that European honey bees were brought in 1658 to western hemisphere. So what you find in south America are same as the bees in north America.
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    Re: Overwintering Nucs in Mediums

    I started in July after the main flow. What MP says is that we need to make nucs when bees are in build-up mode. Overwintering is only one use for his nucs. Other uses are selling, using to boost...
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    Re: Overwintering Nucs in Mediums

    I listened to Michael Palmer at the LongIslandBeekeepers club sponsored meeting at St. John's University last Sunday. He successfully overwinters 5 over 5 nucs in Vermont under severe winter...
  17. Thread: Cold in NC

    by WillH
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    Re: Cold in NC

    You are feeding sugar syrup. They are going out looking for pollen without regard to weather. Start feeding pollen.
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    Re: What happened to my bees!?!?!?!?!?

    This year I treated 4 strong hives with Apiguard starting August 15th. I closed the SBB on all hives and also reduced entrances on 2 hives. The reason for reduced entrance was that I saw more mites...
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    Re: What happened to my bees!?!?!?!?!?

    Did you have any entrance reducers on?
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    Re: Drones, expelled or killed

    When a hive decide that they no longer need drones (it happens around this time of the year when no more flow and the hive is queen-right) they will let the drones know that they are not welcome in...
  21. Thread: Mouse guard

    by WillH
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    Re: Mouse guard

    I guess you can install the mouse guards but can leave at least 5 holes open to allow them to fly freely without having to compete to get in to hive.
  22. Thread: Mouse guard

    by WillH
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    Re: Mouse guard

    You're welcome.

    I use inner cover with notch down for upper entrance and ventilation. You can also put a penny on both sides of the inner cover to raise it a bit that will also enhance escape...
  23. Thread: Mouse guard

    by WillH
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    Re: Mouse guard

    From an article found right here on Beesource:

    "Beekeepers are notoriously slow in accepting new ideas, they still live in the horse and buggy days as far as their bee equipment goes, yet for...
  24. Thread: Mouse guard

    by WillH
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    Re: Mouse guard

    I buy them from Mann Lake as they come assembled. Brushy has them for $4 less but unassembled. And if you are buying a bunch, Mann Lake gives you free shipping so price will be the same.

    In his...
  25. Thread: Mouse guard

    by WillH
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    Re: Mouse guard

    SunnyR, If you have highs in 70's no need to put mouse guards in. Bees are still flying, they will take care of any mouse that sneaks at night. I won't put mouse guards until daytime temps are...
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