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    "no mow" leaflet

    Does anyone have a half page leaflet with some info about not mowing the lawn or at least mowing less of it and letting weeds grow up to feed the bees and butterflies? It doesn't have to be too...
  2. Thread: Bee Debris

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    Re: Bee Debris

    Can someone ID an item for me. It is brown and rid shaped. The length is 2-3 mm, slightly
    longer than a T mite. The diameter is 1 mm. There may be 100 or so of these rods. I have screen bottom...
  3. Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporization - Questions and Answers

    2 questions.
    I am using 3/8 threaded steel rod screwed 1.5 inch into block.
    Is this wasting the heat?

    At 40F, 10.5 V from battery I was close to 10 min to sublime.
    Should I mill more alum...
  4. Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporization - Questions and Answers

    "Don't OAV the honey supers"

    Why not?
    I plan on OAV as soon as possible and my cluster
    Is in between the brood box and their honey supper.

    I plan to OAV the honey supper and have all of that...
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    Re: OAV alum block/ glow plug thickness

    I bought 5/8 block just incase since it will still fit in my hives. I can tap the hole for the glow plug if need be but looking at the pictures, the hex nut that is build onto the glow plug looks to...
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    OAV alum block/ glow plug thickness

    Hi. I need a measurement on the minimum thickness I can use. My entrance is a kerf blade under 3/4 in, stupid mistake on my end.

    Will a Bosch 80010 fit into a 1/2 thickness block? 5/8 thick?
    ...
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    Re: My hypothesis about mineral oil and Varroa.

    Any updates or additional info?
  8. Re: In bloom now, hundreds of tiny white flowers

    Not knotweed. The flowers are more...upright and branched, like fingers on you hand making a claw.
  9. In bloom now, hundreds of tiny white flowers

    Can anyone point me in the right direction to ID this plant ?
  10. Thread: Fig tree

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    Fig tree

    Can anyone tell me what sort of insect bores a hole into the fig fruit ? My neighbor is saying that honey bees do it and I am pretty confident that this is not the case and I would like to provide...
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    honey bee repellent ?

    Is there any sort of oil or smell or..something, that I can tell me neighbor to put on her birdbath to keep the honey bees away yet still be safe for her dog to drink from ? She put some sort of...
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    extractor speed?

    In the process of making an extractor. Does anyone know of a speed or rpm minimum for the honey to get pulled out of the comb? Also does anyone have a maximum before the comb sags/gets ripped apart?...
  13. Re: split a regular hive into a top bar hive with a new queen?

    Attach comb or foundation to the top bars. Better if attaching brood/pollen/honey comb.
  14. Value of tomato and pepper plants to honey bee

    Do tomato plants provide nectar/pollen to honey bees?

    Do pepper plants provide nectar/pollen to honey bees?

    I have my bees at a farm that will have mostly pepper/tomato/corn and I'm wondering...
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    Suppering w/ all foundation less frames

    I have 1 deep brood box and want to supper with a medium box that has all foundation less frames. The hive might be at an outyard so I don't want to keep moving frames back and forth between the 2...
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    Re: 2nd st of Hive placement?

    Why not put the hives next to each other?
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    Re: 50 year beeks - show us your stuff

    It means get ready to split. :)
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    What to do with candy boards in spring?

    I have some homemade candy boards ( comb filled with dry sugar ) that the bees didn't eat. Should I leave them in the hive, store them for next winter, or give them to a new hive that will have a...
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    Standard set of markings for hives/frames?

    I am going to mark my boxes and frames with the years they were used and if they are wired or not. Is there a pattern that everyone follows for this type of stuff and is there any more information...
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    Re: Guerrilla planting for bees

    Not sure if I posted here already. I am tossing clover seed around my town..within a few blocks of my house. Maybe a few of the seeds will make it to flowering.
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    Re: Yellowjacket / paperwasp winter feeding ?

    I have no reason to kill them. I wouldn't have even know they were there if it wasn't for fixing the light fixture.

    Yellowjackets will eat insects from the garden and it is important to maintain...
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    Re: Yellowjacket / paperwasp winter feeding ?

    Ha. I want to feed them so they survive. I removed them from an outside light fixture and want to keep them. I gave them a meat scrap so I will see what they do with that. Some sites say that the...
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    Yellowjacket / paperwasp winter feeding ?

    Does anyone know what I would feed a nest ( 10-20 wasps ) of yellow jackets?
  24. Re: Your preference for winter feeding: dry suger OR fondant

    Filling empty comb with dry sugar and misting it with water is fun and it gets the food right next to the bees. I would need a lot of space to do this for more than a few hives.

    What do the bees...
  25. 2 Questions. Outyards and commercial pollination

    I was thinking about how someone could buy an outyard down south and go down for the winter ( say Maine to Florida) but why not just keep your bees down south all year? I guess you would have to make...
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