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    Re: Observation Hive

    Michael
    The weather is supposed to be about 59F. I plan to pul the frames the evening before and give the presentation the next day and return frames that afternoon. Thanks for the insight as I go...
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    Observation Hive

    Next week end I was sake to make a presentation on beekeeping and would like to use my observation hive. The weather is getting around the mid 50's and I am concerned about disturbing the brood...
  3. Thread: Fondant

    by woodedareas
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    Re: Fondant

    Our weather is getting cold at night and they have stopped taking the syrup. I even had some frozen in the morning hours. I could wait for a few warmer days and add more but it will have the same...
  4. Thread: Fondant

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    Re: Fondant

    Michael
    I am using fondant for the first time. I am in the midwest and wonder if there would deb any harm using the fondant at this time rather than a month from now when the weather can make a...
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    Insulation Material

    I have some extra space around my sugar bricks and would like to fill it with a safe material. The bricks will sit directly on the frames and I use shallow supers (rather high) but I have them...
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    Re: Winter Prep and Sugar Bricks

    I am not expert in bee survival. But it appears that starvation and excessive moisture were the primary causes. This year I am trying to overcome these issue. I am certain there are numerous other...
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    Re: Winter Prep and Sugar Bricks

    Using your suggestions and others I have found a solution. Iam not able to accurately describe it but I am floating a solid insulating board on top of the blocks. When the blocks are used, the board...
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    Re: Winter Prep and Sugar Bricks

    Michael
    I have been feeding sugar syrup and will do so until the weather gets colder. The bricks are intended for the remainder of the winter as I did not use any bricks last year and had poor...
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    Re: Winter Prep and Sugar Bricks

    I like your system much better than mine. My problem si that I purchased sugar blocks that are 3" thick. They are excellent but present a whole series of other issues in context of size, so I can't...
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    Winter Prep and Sugar Bricks

    I am using 3" thick sugar bricks and placing then in shallow supers and covering the shallow supers with an inner cover and then a cantilever cover, My question is....... there will be a considerable...
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    Re: beedun still can smell on frames

    I have used this Bee-Dunn without any problem. Just don't use as much and follow directions. I have reverted to using nothing as it is quicker and I don't mind the bees. I might add I don't have any...
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    Re: Small Yellow Jackets?

    We have had them all summer and they somehow even get into our home. I have never seen so many of these smaller yellow jackets before and they can easily be confused as bees by non beekeepers. I have...
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    Re: Large Beekeepers and Treatment Free

    You are correct. He does use some products for mite treatment but refers to them as organic. He also move bees to the south for the winter. I have learned there is a big difference between treatment...
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    Re: Large Beekeepers and Treatment Free

    I lost 100% last year, but the weather had a big role.
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    Large Beekeepers and Treatment Free

    I noticed a large beekeeper that sells to many sources and indicates he does not use"chemicals" in his hives. I am totally treatment fee and I have only 10 hives but I have significant losses. How...
  16. Re: Live throws a curve ball...will the bees be OK

    First of all I hope you are feeling better. I went through the same thing and your health's more important than bees but I understand your concern. If you can not get someone else to help don't do it...
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    Re: how to get bees out of my garage?

    I had the same problem and it was a disaster. Thank goodness for my leaf blower. It took 4 days and then I did what I should have done in the first place,.... move the supers to my barn and power...
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    Re: fume board honey harvest

    I use a product called Bee Dun from Dadant. First you will find a lot of bees in the supers. I use fume boards but I do not feel they work all that well. So I end up working without it and hers there...
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    Re: Bacteria and Our Amazing Bees

    That is fascinating. I believe some health care providers actually use honey patches to heal wounds so this information seems to make some sense.
  20. Thread: Dead Hives

    by woodedareas
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    Re: Dead Hives

    Possibly as I will have to check further but I have 4 deeps... 2 per hive Could make 2 hives from the 4. I have no queens.
  21. Thread: Dead Hives

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    Re: Dead Hives

    Vance
    Actually they were not first year hives and I did super them. I am not certain but they swarmed or were robbed. I had to purchase some new bee packages this year, and I only bought 3 from a...
  22. Thread: Dead Hives

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    Dead Hives

    I have 2 hives that are queen less and essentially dead. I have 2 deeps on each hive and 10 frames per deep. The frames are still filled with honey. I have very few bees and I would like some advice...
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    Re: Do bees know their beekeeper?

    If they know me they sure don't like me.
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    Moisture Content

    I was wondering what moisture content others are getting this year in their honey.It has been a strange year and I had a few supers that I returned to the hives with moisture above 18.6%. Most of my...
  25. Re: Average haul from a hive in northern climates?

    Sorry
    I am closer to60#/hive. Its really not a meaningful number as each hive is different. I am also talking about only productive hives. I have some dead hives I have not counted, and left them...
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