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    Re: how's your honey production?

    Where the heck is the sun?I never thought I would be feeding this time of year but here I am.I am so glad I didn't bother with queen rearing this year.I think goldenrod and aster will be great this...
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    Re: humble abodes recently put up a website

    "This site is still under construction, so please pardon our appearance."

    Maybe they will work on it when they have time.The prices are on pdf for now it looks like.I just call them and pick up...
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    Maybe try to get mistented Duration exterior...

    Maybe try to get mistented Duration exterior paint from sherwin williams its self priming and is about the best latex product I know of.
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    candyboard recipe

    20 pounds granulated sugar
    1 pound powdered sugar
    46 oz Water
    *** 2 oz pollen substitute (dissolved in ~4 oz water)
    2 oz honey (yours)
    3/4 oz lemon juice
    Pinch of aromatic spice mixture...
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    If you have an inner cover with a hole on top I...

    If you have an inner cover with a hole on top I would pop your outer cover and pour sugar around the hole rather than try and switch.If you pull the inner on a 40F day there will be a good chance of...
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    Hey its not even up to the window sills! Um ok I...

    Hey its not even up to the window sills! Um ok I know this is no good for your blooms and hope it warms up fast for you.

    We are having a little dusting as I write this :)
    ...
  7. Thread: buying frames

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    I was buying wax foundation from Swans Honey in...

    I was buying wax foundation from Swans Honey in Albion the kind without hooks then I would crosswire and imbed .This is with Humble Abodes grooved top and bottom.Ive never tried the wedge...
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    Yea Humble Abodes is great I am lucky they are...

    Yea Humble Abodes is great I am lucky they are only an hour from me.......
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    They have a forum :) ...

    They have a forum :)

    http://boards.aetv.com/category/The-Exterminators/700000042
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    We use a small kids pool with shavings and a red...

    We use a small kids pool with shavings and a red heat lamp off to the side.
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    I bought nucs from three places last year.Six...

    I bought nucs from three places last year.Six overwintered carniolans nucs from CT.Twenty Italian nucs made in GA around March and brought to Maine in May.And ten nucs five Italian and five...
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    I buy all my woodware there.They are great...

    I buy all my woodware there.They are great people.

    Humble Abodes
    Coopers Mills Rd
    Windsor, ME 04363
    (207) 549-5501
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    I heard Mr Seeley speak at the annual...

    I heard Mr Seeley speak at the annual M.S.B.A.meeting last April.After hearing him I have a much better understanding of what swarms look for in a new home.Im tempted to take the drive south just to...
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    This is from monday....

    This is from monday.
    http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj21/hyptno99/Dsc00565.jpg
    Was warmer today some were flying.

    Merry Christmas everyone.
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    I would think all it would take is light at the...

    I would think all it would take is light at the entrance the bees know when its daytime in a normal hive. In the book they had a 60W bulb in an empty deep below the hives with a screened bottom to...
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    Great minds think alike :)

    Great minds think alike :)
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    Maybe you could lengthen their day with a...

    Maybe you could lengthen their day with a lightbulb like you do to make chickens keep laying.Its mentioned in Bee Sex Essentials they gave the bees 18 hours of light to get drones a month early.
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    Mike palmer brought up Tropilaelaps this mite...

    Mike palmer brought up Tropilaelaps this mite alone should be reason to close the border.

    "The life cycle and parasitism of A. mellifera by Tropilaelaps is similar to that of Varroa destructor...
  19. Thread: Two queen colony

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    I was not lucky. "even if they don't fight the...

    I was not lucky.

    "even if they don't fight the queens will find each other and one will kill the other through just one excluder."

    This is just plain wrong! There were 3 queens in this hive...
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    This summer I had 3 deeps separated by excluders...

    This summer I had 3 deeps separated by excluders with a queen in each box.I pulled the top queen after a brood cycle and used the top deep as a queenright cell finisher.All i had to do was use window...
  21. Thread: pallets

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    So what your saying is the frames dont slap on a...

    So what your saying is the frames dont slap on a 6-way because they get loaded with entrances facing front and back rather than side to side??
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    Idee is refering to the photoperiod getting...

    Idee is refering to the photoperiod getting longer after solstice. Photoperiod (length of daylight) tells plants when it's time to bloom,birds when to start laying and when brood rearing can...
  23. Thread: Paint colors

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    Yes drifting is when workers end up in the wrong...

    Yes drifting is when workers end up in the wrong hive.My Italians often get lost and end up in the first hive they come to when returning with nectar.
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    Acido Ossalico it says in the video.I would guess...

    Acido Ossalico it says in the video.I would guess its Oxalic acid in the yellow bottle.
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    My bees didnt work the early goldenrod last year...

    My bees didnt work the early goldenrod last year there was no nectar.This year we had about 3 weeks of rain just before the bloom.So this year they are working early and late GR,still drawing...
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