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  1. Re: Is it possible bees don't like the smell of blood?

    Smell of the bandaid?
  2. Re: Where to find control box (rheostat) for elect uncapping knife

    Why not use an old electric stove switch? Go to the dump=free. Most stove elements are 1000wats or more.
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    Re: Vsh hygenic grooming? ( video)

    Grooming.
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    Re: Extraction during flow

    Thanks all. We are hitting peak flow now. I need comb so the honey stays on.
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    Re: Extraction during flow

    Ok thanks, that's what I was thinking.
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    Re: Extraction during flow

    Makes sense. Any difference doing that to just leaving them on. Foundation drawing wise? Most have 2deep plus 2 superes. Some have 3 deep and a super. I would rather only have to clean up after...
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    Re: Extraction during flow

    2 options.
    1 leaver the full super with the foundation super under, shouldn't affect anything.
    2 extract super and put back on, bees may think that they have room and drawing foundation may slow....
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    Extraction during flow

    How does extracting during the main flow affect wax production? I have 3 hives with full supers on. Added more under the full ones. If I extract the full supers and put them back on will this make...
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    Re: How Fast to Take the Cover Down?

    We got to see some pick of that. Please.
  10. Re: Requeening: I'm trying to be patient, but I'm panicking a little...

    You are only 13 days it can take 3 weeks after emergence.
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    Re: Preventing poisoning from spray.

    Thanks. My hives are 100yards or so from the nearest crop so I should be good for no drift. Just wondering if they spray at night will the bees be affected the next day. I suppose it maters greatly...
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    Preventing poisoning from spray.

    I have a couple of hives near a canola field that may be sprayed. What can be done to keep the bees off it till its safe? I could screen them in and give them thin sugar water for the day but if its...
  13. Re: Newbee question- Putting second brood chamber (deep) today

    I've been moving 5 brood frames up to the new box put to same side as the 5 left in the bottom. The rest new frames.
  14. Re: Help with Expenisve Breeder queen introduction problem

    Why not use a large push in cage. Trap her on emerging brood with some space to lay for a while. Sorry for your losses.
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    Re: 1/2 frame-frame feeder?

    Ya BReanger that's what I'm talking about but Mike divides them and has a colony on either side.
    Paraffin eh SNL. It doesn't crack?
    I was thinking maybe treat before assembly with some kind of...
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    1/2 frame-frame feeder?

    I'm going to try out some 1/2 frame 4way mating nucs Mike Palmer style. Just wondering if anyone has some picks and advice on the feeder. Mostly what is used to seal it and what materials work best....
  17. Re: Photos of USDA based Pol-Line/Carniolan first generation cross

    Thanks for the picks.
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    Re: Mini Mating Nuc

    Yep forgot to mention feed I have some sugar water on them. Do you put a screen in the feeder or just fill it up? I was thinking a screen ladder may help with swimmers.
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    Re: Mini Mating Nuc

    What are you all doing when starting them? I put plastic foundation in with a little extra wax rolled on. Just shook bees in tonight. Have caged virgines in with them. I plan on leaving them screened...
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    Re: Grafting without buying anything?

    Cool thanks for the tip.
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    Re: Grafting without buying anything?

    This was my first attempt so it is totally doable without all the fancy stuff.
    I think I used 5/16 or 1/4 dowel I'll have to look. The Chinese tool works ok but takes up a bunch of room, can't see...
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    Re: Grafting without buying anything?

    Like so.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v510/sdeering/image.jpg1_zpsjn8bef8l.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v510/sdeering/image.jpg2_zpsytrj1reb.jpg...
  23. Re: Single deep with excluder finishing 14 cells

    Sounds like success so far. Picks are always good.
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    Re: Grafting without buying anything?

    Paper clip, wood dowel, bees wax, frame, bees is all you need. Oh and some Macgyver brains wouldn't hurt.
  25. Re: Swarm season in full swing in Alberta.

    No I just a hobbiest. We have an awesome swarm reporting/catching group. Fun stuff.
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