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    Re: Share your honey harvest tips.

    Anyone have an idea how this would happen?

    This year we've had perfect luck with excluders but I have seen this before. Could a young queen be slim enough to slip through the excluder but then...
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    Re: Share your honey harvest tips.

    For us, we like to let it clarify, so letting it sit a few days in buckets is a good idea. I've heard that if you cover the top of the pail with Saran Wrap the scum and debris will lift off easily...
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    Share your honey harvest tips.

    We're going to harvest honey over the next few days. We have around 30 hives in 3 locations. We are seriously pressed for time and want to make this go quickly and smoothly on the days we actually...
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    Re: Egg laying drones

    Trust me, you don't have egg laying drones.

    You have laying worker bees. Hives go into this mode as a last ditch effort to reproduce. The queen is dead, there's no resources to make a new one....
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    Re: Goldenrod already?

    I think there is some blooming earlier, but it may be stressed plants. Of course there's some variability but here the big bloom doesn't come until mid/late August.
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    Re: Is the northeast in a dearth now?

    There is no dearth here. Scale hives are adding a 1lb to 2lb per day in my slow yard. Bees in the more active yard are drawing nice straight white comb.

    Seems better closer to the river.

    I...
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    Re: Goldenrod already?

    Not all goldenrod is created equal. We have an early goldenrod that doesn't seem to have much value. Later goldenrod, I think Canadiensis and/or tall goldenrod, are much better. Goldenrod is a big...
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    Re: extracting outdoors at night.

    Every surface is expensive, new or expensive and new.

    If we wind up with forty supers that's 360 frames. Extracting in the house isn't going to happen.
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    Re: extracting outdoors at night.

    We looking at 30-35 supers I would imagine. It makes a big pile, there may be more. Not sure, it's been a good year here. Had I been on top of swarms it'd be a lot bigger.

    I think we're going...
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    Re: extracting outdoors at night.

    I am not sure how we'd wind up with wax moths from this operation but the buggy thought is a good caution. We may try and borrow a greenhouse from a farm we supply services. '

    Has water, is as...
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    Re: extracting outdoors at night.

    Uncapping and extracting in the house will not work. The work space is too tight and there level of finish is too high. You cannot mop cork floors. Every surface you look at is expensive, new or...
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    Re: extracting outdoors at night.

    We have a high level of finish, cork floors etc. The basement is too tight etc. It just cannot happen.

    So, simply interested if anyone has done this.
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    extracting outdoors at night.

    We run about 30 hives and I expect to take a few hundred pounds off soon.

    We don't have any really good options where extracting is concerned. We wont do it in out house for obvious reasons....
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    Re: Swarms in Upstate NY, anybody seeing any?

    TBH is iffy because heat rises. With the TBH the bees are spread on a horizontal access. The also don't warm the honey above them.

    You'll see the most success with TBH in southern climes. I hear...
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    Re: Best Manner in Which to Feed

    If they have empty comb present they'll back fill. They build new when they need storage. The bees will define the brood nest, but if you have a queen in there that's not strong or there's not a lot...
  16. Re: NY Times Editorial: "Risking Another Silent Spring".

    Plenty more where that came from.



    Neonics are not a change in strategy, they're a tactical change at most. It's a refining or adjustment of something we've been doing for a long time, but...
  17. Re: NY Times Editorial: "Risking Another Silent Spring".

    God forbid that we should have to change anything about the way we live. So, what's your vision if we just crank it up to 11 and just keep on cranking out new pesticides, drugs and nail polish...
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    Contact microphone, listen to bees

    I picked up a cheap contact microphone to help me find bees for a removal job in a massive building.

    The Contact microphone is cheap and I got it on eBay. It works really well, I haven't used...
  19. Re: How to find bees in massive brick/stone building?

    As a former archivist I will be contacting the archives tomorrow.

    This'll be interesting to see what actually works.

    Adam
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    Yeah, a real FLIR camera. I am the director of the local library and we used the fire department's FLIR camera to look at energy use in the library. It was amazing. Though, I am skeptical with...
  21. Re: Use Cleo Hogan traps....

    I wonder if just the honey itself would show up, or honey dye et al would simply be in their little tummies. This sounds like an interesting idea.
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    The only exit to the outside is the chimney. The building is very, very tight. We set up what amounted to a Hogan trap but it wound up making bees come out of the walls. In the long run when we...
  23. Re: How to find bees in massive brick/stone building?

    We are charging time and materials. I am actually subcontracted, the situation is complex but I am being compensated.

    Maybe your right about the triangle escape slowing bees down too much...
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    The whole building is occupied. The basement is IT. So, no bait hives in the basement.

    The campus has a central steam plant. So there's no heating system in the building per se, just how water...
  25. How to find bees in massive brick/stone building?

    I have an unusual bee removal project.

    It's in a 4 story building built around 1910 at a private college. Most walls are 3-4 courses thick. The bees, years ago, flew down a chimney and took up...
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