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    Re: double screen board

    Why go to the trouble. Combine the hives, which will make them stronger all through the winter and into spring. Feed appropriately. Next spring, if you want two hives, make a split next spring.
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    Re: southern south america. honey bee

    Burns375 is in error: Stingless bees are found in most tropical or subtropical regions of the world, such as Australia, Africa, Southeast Asia, and tropical America. The majority of native eusocial...
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    Re: double screen board

    Most mites that drop are dead. I rarely find live mites in drop counts. Crawling migration is more probably if either top or bottom hive has a large mite count.
    With respect, on what actual and...
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    Re: double screen board

    Congratulations on bringing your hives through the winter.
    In one of my apiaries there are 11 hives, a nice small manageable group of hives. I checked each hive for varroa this August and found...
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    Re: double screen board

    1. The idea is to allow the heat from the bees in the lower box to help keep the bees in the upper box warmer.
    2. You will need a top inner cover placed on the upper box.
    3. Have you treated the...
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    Low Hop Clover

    Does anyone know if honey bees like "Low Hop Clover" (Trifolium campestre)?
    I have a field full of this little yellow stuff, it covers like a carpet and is either annual or biannual.
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    Re: Hive Oil Paint

    Commercial paint remains oil base, at least for a while, but you'll have to ask for it or do a little research. I agree that two good coats of primer go a long long way toward protecting the wood....
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    Hive Direction

    A friend brought in a new hive this morning and placed it on our prescribed location. The only problem (if it really is one) is that the hive is facing southwest rather than southeast. This means the...
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    Re: cedar shavings

    Most healthy hives will resist the hive beetle, we all know that. Someone would have to have a hive with mulch and one without to compare, then switch the mulch over and create the reverse situation....
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    Re: cedar shavings

    I'm also a woodworker and run a shop. HOWEVER, I also must consider some other things about cedar shavings. As both the wood and the shavings oxidize as noted by the gray color of the wood, the...
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    cedar shavings

    Does anyone have any information about putting red cedar shavings under the hive stands?
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    Re: Paint inside of hive?

    Consider that in keeping bees inside of a man-made hive might be best for the bees IF the hive were more similar to a tree. Obviously, trees are not painted inside. As far as moisture goes, wood...
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    Re: Best NC Summer "bang for the buck" plant

    Well, I do have pleanty of acerage to plant, but even so, we need to be careful about what seed we sow. I'm planting large strips of buckwheat. It blooms in about 4 weeks and you can continue to...
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    Re: winter feeding

    You said: Sugar feeding for me is not replacing what I have taken, but supplementing what they have.
    OK, let me ask the question this way: Why, if you leave enough honey, must you supplement?
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    Re: Japanese campaign against neonicotinoids

    Gentlemen: If, big IF, we can somehow glean the facts about CCD and somehow possibly remove all the conjecture, possibly we might discover a hint of those things or that thing which causes CCD. ...
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    winter feeding

    About a half mile away from us is a tree full of honey bees. My neighbor has been watching this tree and its continuing colony of bees for over 7 years now. Obviously they are surviving well. This...
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    Re: Bee Hive Entrance Height?

    I can't imagine any snake being interested in honey any more than I could imagine them being interested in peanut butter or potato skins, but, having then occasion black snake in our country house, I...
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    Re: wood for screened bottom

    ok, thanks. I must be getting sensative to the walnut dust in the shop. our filters are being replaced and this stuff stinks. Happy New Year.:applause:
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    wood for screened bottom

    Today I ran out of cypress so I opted for a piece of 3/4" walnut to make the two sides and back of a screened bottom board frame. I personally don't like the smell of walnut in my shop which comes...
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