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    Re: Dearth Nucs...

    I find that I have good luck limiting the entrance for the nucs. I use 1/8 hardware cloth that's folded into a V with the point going into the hive. A smaller entrance will allow a smaller/weaker...
  2. Thread: Best Gloves

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    Re: Best Gloves

    I had anaphylactic reaction to a sting two years ago, so I've become a little paranoid.

    I wear a pear of standard yellow dish-washing gloves under a pear of home depot chemical gloves. Stings...
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    Re: Bearding or Swarm activity???

    Maybe it's a lot of bees with nothing to do (Dearth).

    Tony P.
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    Re: How much wax

    Any way to MacGuyver an 'center' insert making a doughnut channel for the liquid wax? That would dramatically reduce the volume...

    Tony P.
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    Re: queen Anne's lace

    We had a drought in Eastern Massachusetts a couple of years ago, and the bees were working it. At the time, the VP of our bee club said that he'd been keeping bees for 20 years, and that was the...
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    Lauri,

    With your sugar blocks, how do you deal with the bees' burr comb attaching to the meshed inner cover? Scrape/melt with a propane torch? Don't have that many issues?

    Thanks,
    Tony P.
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  7. Re: Paint/Stain What do you use/How long is it lasting?

    All beekeeping is local. Your environment may vary, but The Eco-Wood Treatment is junk (here in New England) and should be avoided. Boxes lasted less than 3 years before they started warping and...
  8. Re: Question for Massachusetts Beekeepers - Re: Bears

    Lots of problems with bears in Middlesex County. The bear that was shot in Newton last summer messed up a bunch of hives through the county as it made its way East - all the way up to 128/95.

    Tony...
  9. Re: Old Brood Comb, with mold !? Can i use them for...? - (Photos attached)

    I'd say yes, but will let others with more experience chime in.

    I would put them outside in the sun, and flip to expose both sides.

    Cheers,
    Tony P.
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    Re: hauling out fresh pollen

    Could it be old pollen by any chance? It's a protein that will break down over time, and I'm wondering if it's out with the old and in with the new?

    Edited Sorry, just reread where you say they're...
  11. Re: Caught and installed swarm from my hive. Now what?

    If you did put them back into the same hive, they haven't left, and you have the equipment, make a split.

    Find the queen and move some frames of workers and brood (no queen cells) into a new box....
  12. Re: G'Day from Down Under, somewhere along the 35th parallel

    Oy! Welcome to Bee Source!

    Tony P.
  13. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    In, thanks!

    Tony
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    Re: Your favorite brew supply store

    https://beerbrew.com/shop/

    Local Shop that I walk to. Looks like a decent online store...

    Tony P.
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    Re: hello from Mindanao Philippines

    Welcome to Bee Source!

    Tony P.
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    Re: Where to but brewers yeast

    Most Whole Foods have it in the 'Bulk' bins.

    Tony P.
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    Re: Engineers and Bees

    Two-fer. BS in Biology, and I currently work for a bunch of Mechanical Engineers at MIT.

    TP
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    Re: What is your hive?

    All beekeeping is local. Join a local club (there must be one thereabouts, or up in Macon) and do as the Romans do.

    Getting input from folks in Massachusetts, North Dakota, or Canada won't do you...
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    Re: cutting pf 100's

    Just bought 90, so it'll be me and the band-saw at the school shop for a spell.

    Tony P.
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    Re: The Olympics are Back!!!

    It's just too bad that the coverage sucks. In other countries they broadcast THE ENTIRE GAMES. Every sport, every heat.

    NBC has ruined the olympics here in the states. You would think that the...
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    Re: Why do you keep bees?

    Ostensibly because I like honey, enjoy learning about new things and working with my hands.

    I originally started as a project to interest my daughters in science... but if you were to look at this...
  22. Mosquito Control Projects in Massachusetts

    I'm in Middlesex County in Massachusetts, and just found the following posting on my club's website.

    Per Mass. Law you can request your property not be sprayed. Not sure how much good it will do,...
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    Re: Queen Excluders?

    I disagree. While I don't use excluders normally in my hives or nucs, they sure do come in handy when trying to isolate the queen.

    Add a foundation-less frame to the middle o each box and separate...
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    Re: Eco Wood Treatment

    Not if it's red or blue. Or green.

    Even when I just run the Eco Treatment straight (clear), I use and then recycle.

    A little common sense. I just wanted to offer a simple small batch...
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    Re: Eco Wood Treatment

    I grab a plastic water bottle (about 16 oz) take a swig (or pour out, measure 450 ml about, 15.2 oz, and drink the remaining) and pour in 6.7 grams of the eco wood treatment.

    I shake it up well,...
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