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    Re: Deer? Vandals? We shall see.

    It look's like the camera is too high, it might trigger a person's head but an animal might be too low to trigger it. About 1/2 that height should work.
    And If it's coons, I bet they are visiting...
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    Re: Rose hive method

    Just watched part of the video, he puts an empty box in the middle of the brood nest. I see that as potential problems.

    If there is not a flow they will not draw that box. The queen wont cross the...
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    Re: Rose hive method

    http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/roseosb.html
    12 frame med hive.

    I don't see anything you couldn't do with a 10 or 8 frame hives.
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    Re: Recognizing Signs of Swarm Prep

    You can do splits, keep brood nest open or checkerboard.

    Here's a good place to start for splits;
    http://www.bushfarms.com/beessplits.htm

    Swarm Prevention;...
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    Re: cedar hives 90% done

    Nice job!
    I prefer to build too, gives you a feeling of accomplishment, when your done.
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    Re: Deer? Vandals? We shall see.

    Any pictures yet?
  7. Re: Anyone ever use a 3rd deep brood chamber?

    I have some 3 deeps and mostly 2 deeps.
    IMO the extra size makes for a bigger population and increased winter survivability. Come spring it's going to take a little longer to fill up all the extra...
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    Re: Swarm trap location spacing?

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?307629-swarm-prep&p=1222519#post1222519

    I have found it is best to set traps 50-100 yards away from apiary in all directions, this is where most seem...
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    Re: Essential Oils

    from the link posted above.
    http://beeinformed.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/HoneyBHealthy.pdf
    "winter colony mortality among beekeepers who reported treating/feeding or not treating/feeding with...
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    Re: Essential Oils

    These are all based on a 1996 study done by WVU.
    Here is a link to the WVU site (Last Updated: December 30, 1996)
    http://www.wvu.edu/~agexten/varroa/varroa2.htm

    The problem here it that this...
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    Re: Deer? Vandals? We shall see.

    I think it's gremlins
    :popcorn:




    >Wildgame
    wildgame innovation is a disposable camera that will quite at any time, it also corrupts your SD cards and make them unusable. Unfortunately I...
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    Re: Essential Oils

    >So can anyone point me in the direction of some good information on essential oils and their impact on bees?
    EOs kill microbes; LAB in the bees gut.

    Here you go this will get you started:...
  13. Re: Beekeeping in the snow with a 3 year old: Photos

    >I used to use dry sugar on newspaper.
    Me too "used to"

    We can tell which the bee like better!
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    Re: Dead bees with small/short abdomens

    I don't think it's CBPV unless he is seeing other symptoms.
    Black, greasy bees with no hair, trembling.

    "described symptoms, which include abnormal trembling of wings and body. Some individuals...
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    Re: Dead bees with small/short abdomens

    >short stubby abdomens
    Mites.

    I have ferial survivors that have not been treated in 1.5 years. I see this sometimes.
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    Re: Bees flying in 10 degree weather

    The light reflects off the snow and a few think it's time to fly.

    Also when a bee gets old and ready to die it leaves the nest, so not to burden the other works.

    If it happens a lot I might...
  17. Re: Beekeeping in the snow with a 3 year old: Photos

    Nice pictures.

    Looks like the sugar blocks are working.
  18. Re: Any problems with your commercial vaporizor?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALHz4B1vqKo
    This is the Catholic of OAVs.
    Very easy to make, an advantage over other models is you can see exactly what's going on. You know when to stop. OAV is...
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    Re: garden pollination?

    My neighbors have a garden every years, about 100 yard from my bees. At any given time of the year there will be a few bees in his garden, even during a good flow, more during a dearth.

    The bees...
  20. Re: Do bees utilize reed canary grass pollen?

    When I want to know if bees work a plant I google it.
    Did not fine one image of bees working reed canary grass.
    I would guess no they don't work it.

    "Corn and honey bees" comes up will a lot of...
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    Re: How cold is too cold?

    I would only take off cover at those temps and just to feed sugar blocks.
    If you can get a partial patty on the cluster without taking apart the hive it should be ok. Other wise I would wait until...
  22. Re: Any problems with your commercial vaporizor?

    wire $0.55
    2 ea battery clamps $0.59
    medal rod $2.64
    Plastic spoon $0.01

    http://www.amazon.com/20ga-Red-Black-Hookup-Wire/dp/B001JT1CEE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1424870385&sr=8-3&keywords=wire...
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    Re: Hives Died in less than a Day. Why?

    How are you neighbors? Any you don't get along with? Any of them know you have bees? Any dislike bees?

    I would get a motion detector and a game camera.
  24. Re: Any problems with your commercial vaporizor?

    I made several different kinds, when I treated. They all worked just fine and cost me just about nothing :)
    A stainless tube with a propane torch was the easiest to carry around from hive to hive....
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    Re: Heated Boardman Syrup Feeder

    Heating a small hive will increase it's winter survivability. You don't want it too hot, I would try for 50 degs. An empty box on top might be what you are looking for.
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