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  1. Thread: what IS shb????

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    Re: what IS shb????

    No Barry, I mean one to help decipher what posters sometime use, like: JTTBH (just trying to be humorous).
  2. Thread: what IS shb????

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    Re: what IS shb????

    Thanks Tenbears, et al, I dread having to deal with SHB.
    As for acronyms, I think Barry should create a sticky with definitions. JMHO, FWIW.
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    Re: All natural weed killer (say no to Round-Up)

    If anyone has ever piled fresh wood chips or sawdust on the ground to rot, you know that it will leave a bare spot for a couple of years, due to nitrogen depletion.
  4. Thread: solar wax melter

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    Re: solar wax melter

    John, does your melter reach temps above 140F.?
    Old brood comb consists mainly of propolis and cocoons, very little wax; and what there is, is locked up in the structure.
    Glad I proofread,...
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    Re: All natural weed killer (say no to Round-Up)

    A while back I conferred with Chemguy about concentrating vinegar and he suggested an old method originally used to increase the alcohol content of homebrew. Put vinegar in the freezer and when ice...
  6. Thread: what IS shb????

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    Re: what IS shb????

    What accounts for the distribution of SHB? I have heard they had been found in a border county and are in bordering states, but apparently not a problem here, thank Goodness.
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    Re: Is this some type of privett?

    My guess would be a laurel tree
  8. Re: 1 Frame of bees and a Queen = hopelessly lost?

    Sorry for your situation. I don't have answers, but questions. What about larvae or capped brood? What did you treat with?
    The frame with nurse bees should be just fine.
  9. Re: Please, could you help me "read" my one month old hive for the first time?

    To expound on JWC' s recommendation, when you take out the first frame and set it somewhere (it can also be set on end and leaned against hive), you then have room in the box to inspect the frames...
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    Re: Overwhelmed by the strength of my flow

    Mike, you know even if the frames aren't capped you can give them a shake to see if it is nectar or honey. If nectar, you could try feeding back, but it may spoil quickly.
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    Re: Question about bee space and burr comb

    Walter, I did the same thing a few years ago, but didn't notice till I had the box completely removed. I saw the space in the lower box and wondered, "Where'd that frame go?", just as it fell off and...
  12. Re: How to get the bees to use my water source instead of my neighbor's bird bath?

    If we are offering suggestions on waterer designs, here's mine: I cut a 3/4" piece of Styrofoam that would loosely fit in 5 gallon bucket, then I cut 3 long parallel slots with sides that sloped down...
  13. Re: How to get the bees to use my water source instead of my neighbor's bird bath?

    You could try spiking with anise oil or something attractive, but doubtful it will work 100%. How about boardman feeders with water in each hive?
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    Re: What type of tree is this?

    "Tree of Heaven". When in bloom, look for an orangish color on branch ends. Very invasive and roots secrete substance that prevents other trees from getting a start, thus colonies. Also referred to...
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    Re: Suburban Beekeeping Honey flows

    Suburban areas, to my understanding, often provide excellent forage for the reason you stated, plus the huge variety of plantings.
  16. Re: Caging Queens to Induce a Brood Break: pre Mite Treatment

    I have know idea of the effects on the queen, but wouldn't you initiate supercedure?
  17. Thread: Hello

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    Re: Hello

    Thanks wc, my problem is when arranging frames, I somehow get a shallow in a medium box. I think I'll mark the shallows.
    Wishing all a good harvest.
  18. Thread: Hello

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    Re: Hello

    Throw together a 3" extension (short box), to accommodate the longer frame for a month. You could go a little further and make a slatted rack with one slat missing for the deep frame; that would...
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    Re: Bee Lineage Question

    I don't know all the details, just what he said. To clarify, he raises and sells about a hundred nucs a year with AI queens, so genetics will vary, but if he populated his outyards (that take 50 mile...
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    Re: Bee Lineage Question

    Double post
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    Re: short frames in a Deep

    It should be warm enough to be able to spread the brood frames out with deeps in between so they draw the extension comb parallel to the frames. When they are complete, move them toward the sides,...
  22. Re: water to honey ratio to get 1:1 equivalent feed

    Water makes up @18% of your "honey", but let's call it 20% or 1/5th. Four fifths of your volume is sugar, so figure out that and add equal amount of water for 1:1.
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    Re: Remove swarm from cardboard box

    Shake them to one side of box and pour them in top of hive or onto a sheet, on the ground, that leads to hive entrance and let them walk in
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    Re: excerpt from a local 'master' beekeeper

    Well Jim, they are pretty smart critters, figuring out that they can be more prolific by using drone cells. My comment was uncalled for.
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    Re: locust and poplar bloom

    Here in river valley, poplar started blooming 5/1.
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