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    Re: diy oxalic acid vaporizer

    I agree with both sides ..

    A one time cost then it's $.10 per treatment, but with about $20 in parts - that's a whole lot of treatments at $.10 each hive. Other treatments aside, as we all...
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    Re: Freezers

    Do you think a block of dry ice in a cooler for a couple of days would freeze everything up? Of course, dry ice is bad on your fingers too.

    If so, maybe I don't have to pay electric bill for long...
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    Re: Do you reverse hive bodies?

    I'm also located in SC and follow a lot of the principals describes above by sqkcrk.

    Basically, I'm trying to judge the weather against the hive status (brood/cluster pattern, # of bees in the...
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    Re: Opening hives this weekend, feed sugar?

    a follow up note -

    checked all hives today and they were doing well. 1/2 or possibly more of the pollen/sugar patties that i'd placed in the hives that needed it were gone and the clusters...
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    Re: Honeybound in January?

    Moving the brood area or nest this time of the year is really kind of dicey. I had a couple of hives with a lot of honey still in place last year and thought I was honey bound also. I took several...
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    Re: Screen Bottom Boards

    Just checked my 8 hives this afternoon and all are doing well. All have SBB and I never 'closed' them up for the winter. Granted we don't get as cold as some of the other readers here, bur we have...
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    Re: Do you reverse hive bodies?

    I always reverse the brood boxes. I've found that after about 6 to 7 frames of brood up top, and mostly empty frames, that they tend/want to swarm more than moving back down. I think that they...
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    Re: bees only heat the cluster?

    OMG - did you get hammered with snow this year, or is a normal snow fall for you guys ??
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    Re: ideas for frost tolerant nectar sources?

    Here's a quick link for average timing of nectar sources in NC -

    http://www.ncbeekeepers.org/honey/floral-sourceswhats-blooming/

    haven't found 1 for SC yet, but as I'm only about 50 south of...
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    Re: bees only heat the cluster?

    and so perfectly round also - must be perfectionist bees :D

    sorry - couldn't resist either..
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    Re: bees only heat the cluster?

    Easy enough to tell where the cluster is, ain't it?
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    Re: Lost Hive, Reusing Frames and Reserves

    Freezing everything, before reuse should be ok as you haven't described any pictular smells or anything. SHB usually don't leave any type of residue around and I think white sediment (in the cells)...
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    Re: Should I concider 5 frame nucs

    Nuc's are great additions to the beekeeper, and can't think someone shouldn't have a few laying around.

    What I use them for?

    - splits
    - whenever i go through a hive - i need a place to...
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    Re: pine vs cypress boxes

    thanks to all that replied. I really wasn't able to get a definite answer from previous questions (suggested by MB earlier) and hence the posting again. It seems that this subject, like all others,...
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    Re: anybody used valley bee supply?

    thanks devil dog -

    I'm considering purchasing a larger order (20 deeps and 20 supers) and am concerned about the wood being bowed, or warped. How many of the sides do you think were bowed - out...
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    pine vs cypress boxes

    Hello all -

    I became a beek about 3 years ago and plan to be in this for awhile longer. I've purchased and made my equipment up to this point but was wondering if the costs of going to cypress...
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    anybody used valley bee supply?

    I need some more brood and supers for this season and noticed that their pricing is reasonable (14.25 and 11.25 and free shipping right now) for their equipment but haven't purchased any from them...
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    Re: Opening hives this weekend, feed sugar?

    I had made up some patties earlier in case I needed them and after realizing a few nucs and 1 hive was 'low' on stores - I added some to them. It wasn't much, probably about 3X3" but knew it's last...
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    Re: Opening hives this weekend, feed sugar?

    I'm located in SC and our weather will be similar this weekend. The weather should be good, and if the bees are flying - then you can probably inspect w/o any issues. As it's still gong to be cold...
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    Re: Screen Bottom Boards

    Whenever I started keeping bees 3 years ago I used the solid bottoms but have since moved over to almost exclusively SBB. I've found that bearding isn't quite as 'bad' with full SBB and have to...
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    Re: Testing FREE SHIPPING

    Nice site, and I've looked there before, however if I have to call - to determine pricing for less than a pallet (130), and then have to determine what shipping costs will be to SC .... am I not...
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    Re: Oxalic acid. To dribble or vaporize?

    What exactly is OA vapor ? A quick search returns that it's actually wood bleach, which contains something called "savagran". Is this correct ..

    "Wood bleach contains oxalic acid which when mixed...
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    Re: sugar water age, and dcoates tops ..

    I've learned that unless you can pretty much guarantee no drowning, I always limit their access to the food resource (within limits) AND also provide an 'escape' (via #8 cloth) for them to get out. ...
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    Re: sugar water age, and dcoates tops ..

    1542615424It was raining today - but here's some quick pics - 154251542515425
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    Re: sugar water age, and dcoates tops ..

    Duh..Hadn't thought to taste it. Good point.

    As far as the weather in SC we have had some cold weather but it's starting to stay in the upper 40's and 50's now and out maple flow usually starts...
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