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    Re: WHY! WHY! WHY!

    Beesource is based in Chicago. And guess what - Chicago is implementing a 9% tax on "cloud services", which seems to me to include Beesource.com service/hosting providers. :rolleyes:
    Details here: ...
  2. Re: Neighbor using Roundup weed killer.

    Around here, there is usually dew on the weeds in the early morning. I find that glyphosate is better applied when the target foliage is dry, so early mornings generally are not the best choice here....
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    Re: WHY! WHY! WHY!

    Beesource does not charge any fees for viewing or posting (except if you want to post a display or classified ad). The display ads that you see at the top and right sides of the pages are what pays...
  4. Re: Neighbor using Roundup weed killer.

    Glyphosate (Roundup is one brand of glyphosate) mixtures normally have a surfactant as part of the mix. Surfactant is similar to dishwashing soap and is used to reduce the surface tension of the...
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    Re: Shelf life of honey

    In general, honey does not go 'bad'.

    Honey certainly can crystallize, but crystallized honey is still fine to eat, and crystallization may be reversed by gentle heating.


    It is possible for...
  6. Re: Home made root tone for starting and rooting plants

    I treat anything posted on eHow with a great deal of skepticism. Ehow is a unit of Demand Media's "content farm" and they simply throw anything on their pages to capture eyeballs (i.e. advertising...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    Or not! :eek: :(

    Jim posted this a bit earlier ....


    8 flow frames per hive are just not going to make the cut in the above situation.
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    Re: What's going on here?

    Welcome to Beesource!


    Your photo shows an entrance (Boardman) feeder. While having only water in that style feeder is OK, it is not a good idea to feed syrup that way. Entrance feeders are...
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    Re: More of Walt's stuff in POV

    >> Go back to home page and click on Point of View.

    Walt is referring to the Beesource Home page, not the Forum 'Home' page. Or click below ...
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    Re: Hi from St. Louis

    Welcome to Beesource!


    >> I will be removing an established colony from a building on Tuesday. We will see how it all goes!

    However well it goes, it will make a great topic for a new thread! :)
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    Re: What are they doing?

    Well, you didn't offer us much to go on, but besides pollen, foragers also bring back nectar, and sometimes water. Nectar and water is carried internally to the bees' bodies, so there isn't...
  12. Re: Any reason NOT to use outdated Apiguard?

    >> Thanks for any informed responses.

    What !?!? :eek: :shhhh:
    Are you trying to desecrate Beesource traditional values? :lpf:

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    Re: one more time

    You can just copy/paste the text (caption/info) directly into your message/post, without making it an attachment, as in ...

    From: Scott Noble [cmxlbike@gmail.com]
    Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2015...
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    Re: wintering ? eight frame mediums

    You don't know Mark B. (sqkcrk) in Brasher Falls, NY? :scratch: :s
    Funny, I could have sworn that you have posted about visiting his apiary. :rolleyes:
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    Re: Plastic inner lid - bad idea?

    Where I am we average about 44 inches of rain per year, distributed fairly evenly over the 4 seasons. A top entrance offers plenty of ventilation to deal with moisture.
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    Re: Plastic inner lid - bad idea?

    Traditionally, migratory covers do not have an overhang as migratory covers used on 'migrating' hives need to fit the same profile as the hive body when the hives are loaded en masse on the...
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    Re: Plastic inner lid - bad idea?

    An alternative is to get rid of the inner cover and telescoping covers completely, and use a migratory cover (essentially a flat piece of plywood, perhaps with a brace or two to keep it flat) as the...
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    Re: Maple pancake syrup

    >> that honey is sucrose and fructose.

    What gnor actually said (correctly) is that "honey is a combination of glucose and fructose".

    Note that ordinary granulated sugar is 'sucrose'.

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    Re: burnt honey

    Careful that you don't get the cart before the horse! :rolleyes: "Impossible for them to reproduce"? :s

    From the paper I linked back in post #17 ...



    Not all bacteria are inhibited by low...
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    Re: burnt honey

    Ace, bees dry nectar. Once they get it to an appropriate moisture level, then they cap it and then we call it honey. :rolleyes:
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    Re: Pollen and Nectar

    In a paper/study on differing flight characteristics of bees carrying pollen vs nectar, I found this ...
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    Re: Will my bees winter in Minnesota

    >> Are my bees doomed?

    No.

    Obviously, I am not in Minnesota, and I haven't kept bees there either. But its clear that with adequate food (honey/sugar) and a suitable environment inside...
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    Re: burnt honey

    You don't think that a "screw lid" qualifies as a 'tight seal'? :scratch: :s


    Here is Jim's original comment from post #12 ...
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    Re: Pseudo Name on Bee Source

    Wouldn't that be "Hills Farm" on that rusty sign? :scratch: :D
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    Re: Why not?

    A queen excluder allows the beekeeper to "decide what is a honey super."
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