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    Re: tankless water heater

    I've got a cranky old Onan 7.5JB (7.5 kW) with voltage regulator problems. I don't recommend it. Several of my friends have the tan ones that you get at Home Depot, and they're entirely pleased. ...
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    Re: Top feeder vs. Frame Feeder

    My frame feeder is a bee-drowning device. The only robbing I've had was with the frame feeder.

    I prefer my top feeder. I've added screened vents to it. There is no top entrance and any robbers...
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    Re: All the talk about goldenrod....

    We've been seeing goldenrod everywhere EXCEPT where our bees are. But we've had other stuff, particularly wingstem.

    What made us shout was on Wednesday when we got to the turn about 3 miles from...
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    Re: Found a V Mite on a drone - Treat?

    Count. Sugar rolls (sugar shakes) do little harm to the bees and give pretty good results. There are a thousand guides on the internet ... here's one of them.
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  5. Thread: Varroa Bomb?

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    Re: Varroa Bomb?

    Do you still have drones? I'm pretty sure when they kick the drones out that there's a major dustup with the mites. If they're pulling drone brood out, the viable mites on the drone pupae scramble...
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    Re: 2 videos I recently made

    I've got a friend with bees that bump the camera like that. Mine rarely do.

    How do we get the camera companies to make white cameras?
  7. Thread: Drone removal

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    Re: Drone removal

    Like Pharaoh's edict, one of our hives, (I-O) started with the young. Drone pupae by the dozen were being dragged out of one hive yesterday. But that may be hygenic behavior after a formic acid...
  8. Re: They're flying all over my yard., what are they doing?

    Update on my robbing solution: After leaving the new nuc, installed in a nuc observation hive in its new location 100 ft from the original hive, they were doing splendidly. No signs of robbing. I...
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    Re: tankless water heater

    I was kinda wondering where that came from. I use solar for heating a floor but sure would not bother in a honey house in late summer ... my panels are covered over and the system off.

    If I were...
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    Re: WOW--Fast Blooming Buckwheat

    Well, I'm disappointed in our little patch. The girls are ignoring it. I made a special point of checking this morning.

    The nuc is going after chicory, the big hive apparently is still after...
  11. Re: Alternative Protein for extra brood rearing (For overwintering success) Need Reci

    Our local bee supplier enthusiastically pushes a soy flour based concoction he calls Beezilla. The distinction is that it is boosted with vitamins. I have no opinion as to the effectiveness, but I...
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    Re: Shelter & insulation

    Dave, was it you who was wondering about bee autopsies?

    Not much information there, but a good reason to look for answers.
  13. Re: Why are there still so many drones in one hive?

    AKA Frostbite Falls.

    There are a number of names I expect realtors hate. Frostbite Falls I'm sure they'd like to lose, but nearby is Thief River Falls, a town known to anyone that buys electronic...
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    Re: Varroa Mite mobility?

    Agree with Michael ... the little beggars can move with incredible speed for what looks like a seed with legs totally unsuited to mobility. I've watched them on a dry Freeman oil tray. They can't...
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    Re: Mites are doing very good this season.

    The last sugar roll on hive A returned zero mites, and the hive dropped 14 during the week.

    The last roll on hive O produced 4 mites, but the drop rate to the IPM board was quite high, so I gave...
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    Re: Do bees know their beekeeper?

    An interesting insight related to me recently by a member of our bee club is that it is her opinion that bees seem to have no sense of danger whatsoever. That's an interesting idea, but a bit tricky...
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    Re: Do bees know their beekeeper?

    I was once riding with a vegetarian, and looked wistfully at a KFC as we drove past. I asked him why he was a vegetarian. He said he wouldn't eat anything he could talk to. I suggested he'd be in...
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    Re: Do bees know their beekeeper?

    Tim,

    To whom is that directed? I think most of us are talking about physical recognition, not emotion. I admitted to using anthropomorphic analogy, but clearly bees are capable of showing...
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    Re: Inspection of one bee

    For anyone considering microscopic examination, the equipment and materials are not that hard to come by.

    I recently picked up a biological microscope on e-bay, a fairly nice American Optical...
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    Re: Inspection of one bee

    Hah, you inspired me to scan their website a little better:

    http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/np/honeybeediseases/honeybeediseases.pdf
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    Re: Inspection of one bee

    I think it is a good opportunity to learn something, but I'm pretty much in your boat and hoping to learn.

    I have magnifiers, an inspection/dissection scope, and a high powered microscope.
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    Re: Queens for Sale-September 2014

    I have a failing Carniolan queen, and might take you up on it. We're in Manassas ... probably save her some stress and just drive down and pick her up?
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    Re: Moving hive in winter?

    I established a new nuc recently. I had to move it due to robbing from the donor hive. I moved it to a new location about 100 ft NE of the donor hive, with a small fence around it and a couple of...
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    Re: Do bees know their beekeeper?

    I've watched mine orient, and pay particular attention to the unique letters we've put on their hives. I was particularly amused to watch one study a "honeybees sting to defend their hives" warning...
  25. Re: They're flying all over my yard., what are they doing?

    What at least temporarily worked was:

    I moved the nuc to a location about 100 ft from the robbers. Buys a little time. And surprisingly the recent draftees to the nuc appeared to say there.

    I...
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