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  1. Thread: beavers

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    Hives on top of 2 pallets gets them another 16 or...

    Hives on top of 2 pallets gets them another 16 or so inches off the ground. I use 2 hives per pallet year round. Just in case of flooding.
  2. Thanks for the tips. It comes down to packages in...

    Thanks for the tips. It comes down to packages in early March or nucs(3 frame) in mid June. Mid June is getting late for buildup with such a tiny nuc.
    They'd be going onto drawn comb and I do have...
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    If the mesh is falling over chances are you don't...

    If the mesh is falling over chances are you don't have good corner posts that will be holding it all tight.
    Weeds underneith are a pain and a weed wacker will damage the mesh. I turn the charger...
  4. If there are still frosts, or even snow on the...

    If there are still frosts, or even snow on the ground, will the success of a 2 pound box plus queen be effected?
    There will be willows blooming, but that is basically all.
    I was thinking about an...
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    I also use the Parmak 12V low impedence solar...

    I also use the Parmak 12V low impedence solar fence charger. It's surprisingly hot, works for weeks in dark cloudy days.
    I use electric mesh fencing, the portable New Zealand sheep-type stuff, and...
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    Two of my 12 hives look like this by the way, the...

    Two of my 12 hives look like this by the way, the others have a handful of spots as can be seen on the hives in the back of the photo.
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    Thanks for the tips. I looked it up in the...

    Thanks for the tips. I looked it up in the disease book. Definately dysentery, and I'll check intestines for nosema.

    Some more info. My hives were inspected for disease in September and deemed...
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    Not sure why it didn't work, but it worked with a...

    Not sure why it didn't work, but it worked with a cut and paste. Sorry...
    http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e31/organicfarmer/dogsJan07008.jpg
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    http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e31/organicfarme...

    http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e31/organicfarmer/dogsJan07008.jpg
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    Wondering what all the brown spots are, it's only...

    Wondering what all the brown spots are, it's only on a few of my hives. It's started this winter, didn't happen last winter from what I remember.
    Thanks for any help.
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    I gather you got tired of the old veil and found...

    I gather you got tired of the old veil and found better suits then. Good to know! Thanks,
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    Is it common to find 10-20 bees stinging you...

    Is it common to find 10-20 bees stinging you inside the veil from time to time?
    Originally I would put it on quite loose until it happened the first time. Last week I had it on so tight I was nearly...
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    Thanks that's great. I read about solar melters,...

    Thanks that's great. I read about solar melters, that will be a great option for next year.
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    I have about 5-10 pounds of cappings/comb from...

    I have about 5-10 pounds of cappings/comb from crush and straining a few supers today. I'm going to let them drip overnight but would like to somehow clean it up to get wax.
    I'd like to hear how...
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    Thanks, I'll try to wait the weather out. There...

    Thanks, I'll try to wait the weather out. There are probably no flying days left for these guys but it's worth waiting a week, sounds like rain or snow for the next 7 days.
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    My mite strips are due out right now, and I'd...

    My mite strips are due out right now, and I'd like to move the hives a bit while at it. The temps are just above freezing and it's raining plenty. I went into a hive Friday to get out the strips and...
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    I had a vegan girlfriend who was upset at my...

    I had a vegan girlfriend who was upset at my beekeeping. She didn't like the plant torture I played with aka bonsai.
    She definately had a point with the chickens/pigs/beef. Factory farms are not...
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    Sorry to see that.There are bear footprints in...

    Sorry to see that.There are bear footprints in the snow circling my beeyard. I have electric mesh, but what else can you do?
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    Thanks both of you. I'll see if there are screens...

    Thanks both of you. I'll see if there are screens inside and go from there.
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    May sound like a dumb question but it didn't come...

    May sound like a dumb question but it didn't come with a book.
    I gather I get the supers up to a temp where the honey liquifies some (it's cold here now), scrape/melt the caps off, place the frames...
  21. Thread: Toxic Honey

    by farmer joe
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    Growing up we didn't have honeybees, but the...

    Growing up we didn't have honeybees, but the bumblebees were always in the rhodos.
    Seems they only bloom 2-3 weeks in spring.
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    Any chance you're getting repetative swarming?...

    Any chance you're getting repetative swarming? That can reduce/ruin any crop and a new beekeeper may not notice.
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    Thanks, not sure why I didn't consider this...

    Thanks, not sure why I didn't consider this first. Got the bees out as darkness came and put a garbage bag over them. I gotta get on extracting here!
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    Oops I did something really dumb. I keep my...

    Oops I did something really dumb. I keep my important paperwork in my old van. And I put 3 full supers in there till I get a chance to extract.
    I pulled them out to get at some papers, then forgot...
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    So is it a myth that babies shouldn't eat...

    So is it a myth that babies shouldn't eat unpasteurized honey? I'm always paranoid a customer isn't going to understand what I mean by unpasturized honey and give it to the kids.
    I would have...
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