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    Re: Basswood/linden - ID and bloom ???

    Basswood blooms here in early to mid July. According to oldtimers, the years it does not bloom are the years that we have a late frost and the leaf buds get frosted. Also, hot humid weather is needed...
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    Re: Gallagher Smart Fence

    we have the premier bear quick fence in a couple yards. It works well. powered by a parmak 6v. just bought a few more. have coon problems in a few yards and that fence works for them also.
    Nick ...
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    Re: Who is in New York?

    I am in Virgil NY , south of Cortland.Its starting to bee swarm season here :banana:
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
  4. Re: bear problem-- can I raise new hive inside a big barn??

    Nice pics. I own some of those nite guard solar units. Mine work just as good as jays-not!
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com

    BTW. a determined bear will rip a hole in a not so sturdy barn wall or come in a...
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    Re: Allure of Russians??

    I believe its the swarmy tendency, not the co-evolution.
    Nick
  6. Re: Drone frames - the green ones - New beekeeper - Long Island, NY

    Dr. Calderone at Cornell did a study a few years ago to determine the efficiency of drone frame removal. Mites were at low levels till august ,then the levels were the same as the control colonies. ...
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    Re: Bee Culture Article of OA

    who was the author? did they provide any studies? just asking before I go thru the motions of getting the article.
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
  8. Re: Business Auto Deduction Mileage or Actual Expenses?

    We use actual also. Mileage seems to apply if you also use your vehicle for a lot of personal use, other than bee related.
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
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    Re: Smoker bellows repair

    Mann Lake makes a PVC bellows with a replaceable skin. Very reasonable price, very easy to squeeze. Just gotta bite the bullet. Will cost you about a pound of honey. replacement bellow skin about 1/2...
  10. Re: How to OAD a cluster of bees hanging from the ceiling?

    11 and 14 are not good! TREAT! they should bee 0-2.
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
  11. Re: How to OAD a cluster of bees hanging from the ceiling?

    Shake them down and drizzle them. Its not a big issue. Bees are a lot more resilient than we think. I have done this many times and no issues. Drizzle only once though. The bees spread it around....
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    Re: crack in a honey pail

    spend $6 and buy a new pail. It will save you grief in the long run. Nothin worse that a puddle of good honey on the floor.
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
  13. Re: N.Y. Apiary Industry Advisory Committee Mtng notes 6/19/2014

    I agree with Beeware. Plus you would have too much diverse input from the clubs and the AIAC would not get anything done -ever . the clubs should branch from and network with eshpa. AIAC needs to be...
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    Re: NYS Pollinator Protection

    Alright wait a minute! This is America! Not Russia! We don't need or want a bee gestapo. Inspection is fine where it is. Voluntary and as requested. We need less govt intrusion and more...
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    Re: Drum Heater Blankets

    Hot rooms are real nice if you can get it warm enough to liquefy the honey. I bought a couple of power blanket wraps last year to liquefy some very hard honey. They wok like a dream. no burnt, temp...
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    Re: parts needed for 2 frame honey extractor

    try ebay
    nick
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    Re: Bees bearding in rain?

    I love beesource just for the entertainment value!
    :popcorn:

    Things would be really dull without you two!! :D
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
  18. Thread: Buckwheat

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    Re: Buckwheat

    Silver hull is the one. It is an old open pollinated variety. the new hybrids do not produce much nectar, we usually look for an area of at least 20 acres or more. the 1-5 acre plots are not big...
  19. Re: Caspian bees - I'd like to learn more about this line of bees

    If I remember correctly :scratch:, Dave Miksa in Fl was has caspians for sale last year.
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
  20. Thread: Bee Blower

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    Re: Bee Blower

    Hi. It is a Husqvarna 350BT commercial. We have used it for a number of years with good success. It has more than sufficient air speed and volume to blow the bees out of deep supers fast. We run all...
  21. Thread: Bee Blower

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    Re: Bee Blower

    we use a Husqvarna commercial backpack blower (lowes) with a dadant hose and nozzle assembly. sits on the ground and the 10ft hose reaches a few hives at a time. the handhelds get too heavy by the...
  22. Re: new york AIAC Mtng notes for the meeting on 6/19/2014

    The reality of all this is that this is only an ADVISORY BOARD to inform the comm. of AG what is happening in our industry. They do not set policy. We are not a high priority in the eyes of AG and...
  23. Re: new york AIAC Mtng notes for the meeting on 6/19/2014

    They ought to just live stream it. This is 2015!
    nick
  24. Re: new york AIAC Mtng notes for the meeting on 6/19/2014

    That's real convenient for the members in central and western NY, HUH?
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
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    Re: First bear attack

    phopkins,
    don't waste your money! we bought 20 of them and they will not even keep the coons and skunks out of the yards. good on theory but not good in practice.:lookout:
    I agree on the parmak 6...
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