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    I added 100% cotton full suits and half suits,...

    I added 100% cotton full suits and half suits, besides the pull over jacket, to my thread in the For Sale section of this forum. Check them out!
    Alejandro
  2. I doubt it's the sugars, even admitting they are...

    I doubt it's the sugars, even admitting they are there. The reason for my doubts is simply that the bees don't seem to be interested in finding sugar. I even offered honey to them on nice days,...
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    Michael, I do not understand what your assumption...

    Michael, I do not understand what your assumption in the message above was.
    How would the cement mold be used? In the same manner as the steel plates? Squishing a pre-made thin film of wax between...
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    I would use something called hydrocal and not...

    I would use something called hydrocal and not cement. Hydrocal is similar to plaster of paris but much stronger. I think it would give better detail than cement.
    What is not clear to me is how...
  5. Oh, also... I do have a salt block as the ones...

    Oh, also... I do have a salt block as the ones they use for cattle, same distance from the hives as the compost pile (about 300 feet), but I never saw them on that salt block yet.
  6. I did photograph. Is there a way to post the...

    I did photograph. Is there a way to post the picture here?
    If anybody wants to see it, email me and I send a jpg file.
    Take care,
    Alejandro
  7. They go really crazy for the dry grounds from a...

    They go really crazy for the dry grounds from a day or two ago. Not so much for the still damp grounds coffee from the morning, so it seems that they like eating it rather than just sucking it... ...
  8. They don't just roll on the coffee. Even though...

    They don't just roll on the coffee. Even though it's hard to tell what they are doing it, they are not packing it into balls on their legs. They seem to eat it. And they surely take it away, at...
  9. I noticed that my bees go nuts for the coffee in...

    I noticed that my bees go nuts for the coffee in my compost pile. They dive into it in hords and pay no attention to any other scraps. My question is what is there in the coffee that they seem to...
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    So far I got no bites on my ebay posting for the...

    So far I got no bites on my ebay posting for the jackets I offer on the "For Sale" section (at $34 a piece + shipping). If you are looking for a bargain go to ebay and search for "beekeeping...
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    Last year in the late fall I noticed some...

    Last year in the late fall I noticed some condensation on the inside of the outer cover particularly in the hives I was feeding 2 sugar/1water parts of syrup. I put a 2 inch piece of foam insulation...
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    I also want to add my name to the (already long)...

    I also want to add my name to the (already long) list of thankful folks!
    Always thoughtful and knowleagable, his help is invaluable to us. When is your book going to came out, Michael? It might be...
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    dburgess, I was wondering about that, but I have...

    dburgess,
    I was wondering about that, but I have not seen that hot and ground alternate set-up in any of the sites from extension services or the like, which I checked over the internet......
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    I'm setting a fence now, because I was told a...

    I'm setting a fence now, because I was told a couple of bears have been spoted a couple miles away from my 14 colony apiary.
    I need to know the spacing of the wires (from the bottom up, does 7"...
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    I'm not a doctor, but what I read about those...

    I'm not a doctor, but what I read about those pens is that they carry their own danger. They have to be used only as a last resort by someone that's truly alergic, not the bulk of as us that have...
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    angela, I had several hives I made from splits,...

    angela,
    I had several hives I made from splits, where the bees raised themselves queens, which are doing fine now. It seemed to me that after those queens emerged ,they took a while before they...
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    What good would it make to sterilize the jar (by...

    What good would it make to sterilize the jar (by boiling it for so many minutes presumably) when what you are about to pour into it the honey that went through the extractor and sieves or filters,...
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    I used a good cardboard box (from a dehumidifier)...

    I used a good cardboard box (from a dehumidifier) big enough to fit the five gallon bucket with plenty of room around. I wired a 90 watt lamp and a switch that cuts off the power to the light at a...
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    Mark, I feed mine but only if the foundation I...

    Mark,
    I feed mine but only if the foundation I have is in brood supers. I never fed them after adding surplus honey supers (I use medium supers) with new foundation, because I though that would...
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    The queen was born, and mated! I checked the 5...

    The queen was born, and mated! I checked the 5 frame nuc yesterday and saw the blond queen with a huge abdomen, lots of eggs and quite a bit of open brood. All of this after 26 days from having...
  21. Michael, Thanks again. The laying worker colony...

    Michael,
    Thanks again. The laying worker colony is only in one deep, and I would say it's 2/3 full. So with my jacket and gloves (and my jeans...) I feel brave enough... So shake down will be....
  22. Here is the situation. Slow colony, from an...

    Here is the situation.
    Slow colony, from an earlier split, in one deep super. About a week to ten days ago, I caught a swarm which I put on top of this colony on a double screen with the opening...
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    Mark, > ...

    Mark,
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    dandelion:you asked,when a virgin goes out for the big date ,how long is she out of the hive,..????? 2-3 weeks?.The queen mating flight
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    The virgin queen will leave her hive an go to...

    The virgin queen will leave her hive an go to mate with other drones. There seem to be areas where drones congregate, assuming there are other colonies to provide drones in the area. Once I read...
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    Thanks again Michael! Very explicit site! On a...

    Thanks again Michael! Very explicit site!
    On a different point from my original questions...
    I had never read that it would take so long, after emergence, for her to go out and mate. I always...
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