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    Re: Is it normal to see drones?

    I see drones the year around. It is true that I seldom have a week without a day or two of flyable weather. That may explain the drones.
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    Re: Treating within a resistance raising system

    "Oldtimer is now on the naughty step here too. I won't be opening his posts on this thread till 17th April."

    We are talking serious penalties here! Naughty Step, is that similar to short plank?
  3. Thread: Frustrations

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    Re: Frustrations

    http://jeffcobees.org/

    Here is a bee club that you can attend and maybe pick up a mentor.
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    Re: Observation window and condensation

    I have plexiglas inner covers on three Langs. Good tool in winter for hive inspection without heat disturbance. Some condensation, increased venting fixed that.
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    Re: Dead Drone Pupae

    Good question, I have one hive doing the same, otherwise very healthy. I did a complete OA vapor job on this hive in December. Have not mite counted yet this year.
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    Re: Inner cover vent opening.

    Last year I varied my vent size based on bearding. I did not finish this but could vary the bearding by changing the vent. Will work on this more this year. Note that I live in a hot, wet climate....
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    Re: For Treatment Free Beeks only

    "proves that this thread is trolling." Sol Parker

    Agree.
  8. Re: Emergency Bee Feed Sugar paste? (check your hive weights northeast beekeepers asa

    I mix water into cane sugar until damp, spoon it into a paper plate and set that plate on the top bars. Use a 2" spacer or empty super for room over the plate. Then pour a small bit of water on the...
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    Re: Do you have to paint a cypress hive ?

    https://www.swingsandrockers.com/Articles.asp?ID=131

    This site says painting/not painting is fine, won,t hurt the life of the wood.
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    Re: Article; Honey Bee Evolution

    Phoebee, sqkcrk, I see the superorganism mentioned in many ways and places. It amazes me how the hive plans, controls things as unusual as the Queens weight, tests her ability to fly on the first...
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    Re: Article; Honey Bee Evolution

    Wing coupling is only a minor player in the over all design and construction of the bee. Not to mention the social construct of the order. The probability must be pretty high since it did happen in...
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    Article; Honey Bee Evolution

    http://io9.com/why-honeybees-are-a-strange-example-of-darwinian-evolut-1538074226
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    Re: Solar Gain Tests

    Of course you vent the hive, but for insulation value the top of the insulation should be blocked. This prevents heat rising, sucking cold air under the insulation. Or so it appears to me.
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    Re: 2 Year and treatment free

    You put it nicely Michael..."But yes, the Beesource definition was only intended to define the topic and scope of the forum, not to make a definition the rest of the world has to abide by."

    Husks...
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    Re: Solar Gain Tests

    What were the wind conditions and humidity? Without that the tests are weakened to near useless.
    How soon did each hive reach equilibrium temp.? The wrapped could take much longer saving bee work....
  16. Thread: Washing Gloves

    by julysun
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    Re: Washing Gloves

    Oil your gloves BEFORE you use them. Olive oil, WD40, mink oil, canola oil, whatever. Give them a light coat, "wash your hands" motion to spread and soak in the oil. Not so much as to feel greasy but...
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    Re: Pollen Counts by Tree Type

    Brian,yes they do. Located on top of the Admin. Building.

    http://www.houstontx.gov/health/Maps/hdhhsadminmap.html
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    Pollen Counts by Tree Type

    New information source for what is blooming in the Houston, Tx. area. New to me anyway. This should help identify bloom time in my area. Probably available all over, just a find for me while looking...
  19. Re: US Marines assist with teaching Beekeeping!

    Good to go!
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    Re: Kelley vibrating knife

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiLQeSs-9Zg

    This one is $1300. Not sure about the price, I just grabbed this off the web.
  21. Re: Spring feeding to build up early population for queen rearing and splits

    I have two hives in 100 feet of each other. One a wild queen the other a Calif. queen. The wild bunch has gobbled up sugar and pollen sub like crazy and is built up for spring, the other just nibbles...
  22. Re: Bee bringing in pollen, but what in the world is blooming?

    My bees are also bringing in pollen and nectar, the nectar is a guess because I have many bees returning without pollen! Here plums, peaches, weeds and such are blooming, WA_HOO! we are at 86 degrees...
  23. Re: Zone 7-8 ,52 degrees and my bees found pollen!!!

    Peaches are blooming here!
  24. Thread: Dead hives

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    Re: Dead hives

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?290641-My-recipe-method-for-sugar-blocks

    GOHoney, I have copied Lauri's methods, and they work for me. Admittedly, I live in a warm world, compared...
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    Re: Solid Brood - as a bad thing?

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    Evidently bees can detect chemical or odor traces, so their method of VSH activity? http://www.defense.gov/specials/bees/

    Also, although I cannot find the reference now, hybrid queens...
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