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  1. thanks

    thanks
  2. cutting deep pierco frames to fit medium super

    I'm cutting some one piece pierco frame and foundations down to fit a medium super.

    My question is: How important is the bottom bar lip on the frame? i.e. do I need to fit a bottom bar to what...
  3. now that i have the honey supers off and the...

    now that i have the honey supers off and the brood nest is still strong, can i put empty frames in during the goldenrod flow (hoping for small cell) or is this a bad idea?

    also, dadant sells 5.1...
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    i've seen these fully drawn combs for sale and...

    i've seen these fully drawn combs for sale and wondered if it's difficult to uncap them.
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    i've seen the "younger smoker" advertised in the...

    i've seen the "younger smoker" advertised in the bee journal and wondered if anybody tried it as a fogger.
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    i posted this in the "every thing honey" section...

    i posted this in the "every thing honey" section and haven't recieved a reply yet, so i figured i'd try it here.

    i'm looking for a computer program (or web page) that will allow me to type a city,...
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    somebody bought me some of the thymol NF and it...

    somebody bought me some of the thymol NF and it seems to work great.

    i first tried it last fall and the white board was covered with dead mites within only five hours (my hives made it through...
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    i'm wondering if a program exists that when i...

    i'm wondering if a program exists that when i type in a location (city, state, province, etc.) it will give me a honey flow chart for the season of that area (level of importants, duration, etc).
    ...
  9. these frames were fed into the brood chamber and...

    these frames were fed into the brood chamber and in all three hives they built what looks like drone comb (most likely), total of six frames (two in each hive).

    there is no sign of swarm cells,...
  10. i've started puting some empty frames in some...

    i've started puting some empty frames in some strong colonies in an attempt to regress to small cell.

    most of these frames are already completed. they're straight and in the frame, but they all...
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    i don't know about the garlic either, but i've...

    i don't know about the garlic either, but i've seen it for sale in the "glory bee" catalog for a few years now.

    there must be SOMETHING to it.
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    only make sure you hit the groggy oposum in the...

    only make sure you hit the groggy oposum in the head with something. i neglected to do that and it looks like he wandered off somewhere.
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    GOT 'IM!! smile.gif i put three bowls (one...

    GOT 'IM!! smile.gif

    i put three bowls (one egg and three aspirin a piece) by the hives last evening and pulled them this morning.

    i expected to find them licked clean, but there was still a...
  14. Thread: New Fogers

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    has anybody compared the burgess and the black...

    has anybody compared the burgess and the black flag? does one work better than the other?

    the lady i talked to at "fountain head" said the advantage to the black flag was that it could light it's...
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    if i tried to sell goldenrod for half price then...

    if i tried to sell goldenrod for half price then the first question i'd get is "what's wrong with it?".

    i've thought about making a seprate label for it, one that reads "goldenrod" and not simply...
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    thanks jim, for one thing, i've never been...

    thanks jim,

    for one thing, i've never been able to sell the goldenrod for much (it was kind of a waste to harvest it when i did).

    but, this brings up another question. i know that the queen...
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    it souds like mixing it in a bowl would be alot...

    it souds like mixing it in a bowl would be alot easier than trying to mix the egg in the shell.

    is there any real advantage to using the shell instead of a bowl?
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    what's the recipe for this and how do i serve it...

    what's the recipe for this and how do i serve it (scrambled, poached)?
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    it was warm enough yesterday (and today) for the...

    it was warm enough yesterday (and today) for the bees to be flying. however, several of the bees (a handful any way) are relieving themselves on the hive and in the grass. they also congregate in...
  20. Thread: Api-life Var

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    i have a question (i haven't read all of these...

    i have a question (i haven't read all of these posts so i don't know if it's aready been asked or not).

    the add for api-life var says that it's been used successfully in europe for 16 years. that...
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    i have several cases of cramed honey that are now...

    i have several cases of cramed honey that are now too hard (at room temp.) and my guess is that the moisture content was too low. but, all that aside, i need to soften these cases.

    i've heard...
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    thanks. smile.gif

    thanks. smile.gif
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    i've had a couple days up in the 50's and at days...

    i've had a couple days up in the 50's and at days end there are several bees that decided not to re-enter the hive.

    they don't look abnormal (crumpled wings or k-wing) they just "froze" doing...
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    btw, the dead bees are more than a handful

    btw, the dead bees are more than a handful
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    well, it seems that this is not a problem with...

    well, it seems that this is not a problem with the fogger, but maybe something else.

    the other day (christmas day) was about 55F and bees were flying. i didn't fog at all and found that the bees...
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