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    Re: Relative Humidity Within the Hive

    It's been said often that cold doesn't kill bees; moisture does. So we have to work with the principles of science to solve the problem you bring up. Principle: Convection. Warm, moist air is...
  2. Thread: Dropping like...

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    Re: Dropping like...

    They are in a cardboard nut box. 3 frames with no foundation. 2 frames of honey from my dead hives.
    My bee yard is in the NY State Watershed. No pesticide use in my foraging area. My own bees...
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    Re: What are they dying from?

    If it was pesticide exposure it had to be overspray from the golf course or inadvertently exposure from the gardeners work. I'm still waiting to hear from the homeowner on this. As I said this was...
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    Re: What are they dying from?

    This may be the case - but I'm not sure it is. They were hanging around that lawn for a couple of days before they attached themselves to the small lower branches of a little fir. Thousands were...
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    What are they dying from?

    I first thought this swarm I caught might have been exposed to pesticides. But now I'm not so sure. I'm learning that the symptoms of pesticide poisoning closely resemble classic symptoms of acute...
  6. Thread: Dropping like...

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    Dropping like...

    I first thought this swarm I caught might have been exposed to pesticides. But now I'm not so sure. I'm learning that the symptoms of pesticide poisoning closely resemble classic symptoms of acute...
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    Re: How to begin TF from day zero?

    Squarepeg,

    I observed robbing but at first I did not equate it with a dying colony. Thought they were trying to get some crushed honeycomb I was feeding this hive on top of the inner cover....
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    Re: How to begin TF from day zero?

    Squarepeg,

    how do you keep your dying hives from becoming the source of diseases and pests to other bees?

    The only way I know of to solve this problem is not to have a congested yard - not to...
  9. Re: Isn't Small Cell Just as Fraught with Potential Issues as Large Cell?

    In answer to the original post question: Most of you are probably familiar with Jennifer Berry's research and findings but for those who are not, I think it would be a good idea read this article -...
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    Re: How to begin TF from day zero?

    The best advice I can give you is to be prepared for a world of hurt. Expect losses. You WILL be tempted to treat your bees when your bees begin dying - when you open a hive and there are no bees...
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    Re: Interchangeability between suppliers?

    I run all mediums. I have some Brushy Mountain boxes with some of their frames, and lots of Kelley boxes. This winter I ordered 100 mediums from Mann Lake. Whatever I have, I only use commercial or...
  12. Re: Brushy Mountain, Dec. 1-20 Free Shipping-What's the Promo Code?

    Yes, I just tried entering the code and it gives an "invalid" message. Seems rather unprofessional. Crazy thing is that the site still accepts the code for the Cyber Monday special! "PCCM"
  13. Re: Brushy Mountain, Dec. 1-20 Free Shipping-What's the Promo Code?

    Thanks.
  14. Brushy Mountain, Dec. 1-20 Free Shipping-What's the Promo Code?

    Brushy Mountain is offering free shipping Dec.1 through the 20th. Promo Code is in December issue of Bee Culture, but I left it 160 miles away. Does anyone have that code? Thanks.
  15. Thread: FGMO Fogging

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    Re: FGMO Fogging

    Thanks for the information, Joe.

    Unfortunately, that link didn't take me to the article. Only to the general site. Have that specific link?
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    FGMO Fogging

    I've heard of good results from using mineral oil in a propane fogger for the control of mites. The Fat Bee Man swears by it. And it makes sense to me. Since the oil coats everything in the hive,...
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    REMOVAL NEEDED: Niagara, NY

    I was contacted to remove a beehive from a building slated for demolition. I'm too far away. If you're interested in doing it, please PM me. Thanks.
  18. Re: Nail gun or wide crown stapler to assemble supers?

    Good point Acebird. However, I'm very confident that my equipment will do just fine, glued and stapled the way I have them. In the event that I have a problem that can't be repaired, I guess I'll...
  19. Re: Nail gun or wide crown stapler to assemble supers?

    I glue with Titebond ll, clamp the ends together and I use 1/4" crown staples x 1 1/2 inch deep. Seems to be fine. If I were putting together a few boxes, I might try screws and such. But I'm putting...
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    Re: Holding cutouts in frame

    I use #33 rubber bands. You can pick up a large bag at any office supply store - Staples, Office Depot, Office Max etc. Works great on mediums. Probably enough play in them for deeps too. Just...
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