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  1. Thread: Varroa count

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    Re: Varroa count

    10-4 thank you!
  2. Thread: Drone comb

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    Re: Drone comb

    if you think mites are high freeze it, then +1 to Mr. Bush.
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    Re: When does the webbing come

    ime- wax moth leave a web upon doing their deed. SHB slime out a frame. Both leave larvae, both suck, both stink, but SHB stink more.

    If you want to 'save' the honey from your frames, ime I'd...
  4. Thread: Varroa count

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    Varroa count

    I don't think I'd be the first to post this question, so I'd not be offended if I were redirected to another post that I could not locate...


    I pulled 55 purple/blue eyed drone larvae from a...
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    Re: Swarm Hive Bearding

    check in ten days for eggs in either box. If you can give eggs to either box; a queen less colony would likely generate QC's.

    a new queen might need to mate, sounds like maybe a secondary swarm...
  6. Re: Unlimited Brood Nest, Medium Supers Question

    a narrow band within a deep and several med's is not out of the question.

    Working the medium frames down, and placing a honey barrier on top is good practice I think.
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    Re: cut out advice/set up

    I was just given a ladder stand to repaint and hunt with this fall, guess I gotta get a coat of rustoleum on it in a hurry.
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    Re: cut out advice/set up

    pics are straight on and at 90degree, btw, to the entrance bees are using
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    cut out advice/set up

    Was contacted by some folks looking to get a colony out of an oak tree. Bees are starting to gather on the front porch light, and such...now they figure the leaner is hollow and a threat to the...
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    Re: Lethargic Newly Hatched Virgin Queen

    when in doubt, I like to add a frame of eggs, the bees know better than I think I do. If they wanna start over, they'll let you know.
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    Re: Demaree Swarm control

    not sure I understand what you have going on, my two cents from the interpretation would be inserting an empty frame or two from dead outs into the brood nest usually gives some laying space. You...
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    Re: Advice desperately needed

    Old timer and Gillmore both have good points. Your comfort of finding queens, etc would steer the decision. Beekeeping is a little bit like laying tile. You want to have more tile on hand than the...
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    ants in pollen trap

    I did a quick search for existing threads, and couldn't find any dealing with this, but can't imagine I have an original problem here.

    I pulled off some pollen traps today, which had some ants...
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    Re: chocolate creamed honey recipe?

    Now we're getting somewhere!
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    Re: chocolate creamed honey recipe?

    I may give the cocoa powder a go. Regarding cocoa butter- you thinking about a double boiler to get some chocolate to melt and fold into honey?
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    chocolate creamed honey recipe?

    I've done a bit of looking and thought I'd like to put together some chocolate creamed honey for Valentines day. Any links to a recipe, or recipe, that can be shared?
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    Re: replacement creamed honey tool

    thank you. Currently mixing 3 gallon batches, so I think the ss corkscrew is good, but maybe one day I'll run a 400# batch!
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    Re: replacement creamed honey tool

    Matt, I'll try to call ya this week and elaborate.
  19. Thread: mosquito trck

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    Re: mosquito trck

    I have only observed what I thought was a contact kill from a spray, one time. I think the bees had been bearding, and the truck came by. It's probably happened more often than I observe, but the...
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    replacement creamed honey tool

    I want to replace the tool I am using to mix creamed honey. The paint mixer types add a lot of air, in my experience, so, I think I want to purchase the stainless steel corkscrew model from...
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    Re: Teak oil allergy?

    the natural oils, perhaps released from the heat of the melter, were in question. I will not be applying anything to the interior of the melter. I've almost got the whole thing put together, hope...
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    Teak oil allergy?

    I was given some solid teak pieces, and planned to make a solar wax melter from the wood, figuring it would hold up to the weather rather well. My neighbor says there is a possibility that the teak...
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    solar melter experience/thoughts

    I've looked at plans online for solar wax melter, and some common things I see is:

    relatively limited capacity for cappings
    a catch container for melted wax inside the unit.




    I'm hoping...
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    Re: cut out in a public location

    Specifically, this particular one is a tree, and they want a trap out, so it'll be there for a bit...fastest I've ever finished one is two weeks...
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    cut out in a public location

    What do you all do to label/post etc if you do a trap out in a public place?

    Trying to avoid any complications, last trap out I did that was not a discreet location got kicked over by kids...I...
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