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    Re: Vegans don't eat honey?

    Your a better person than I. These people often talk about the issues that concern them, which they read about from a blog, website, book, or heard on TV, yet other than stop eating certain foods,...
  2. Re: Bees don't heat the hive - modified version

    Now that is my exact thought, if the beer can starts condensation on the outside, empty her faster.
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    Re: Question about syrup.

    These were nucs 5 on 5, I guess I did say hives.

    Didn't think about it acting as a cold sink. But not feeding enough to make the become syrup/honey bound, just to stimulate brood production. ...
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    Another Question

    I still have plenty of stores and it varies between hive whether they are hitting it or not. Some hives are uncapping cells and some seem to be stacking up new honey. I am hoping to get them to...
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    Question about syrup.

    I know the general trend is to not feed syrup when temperatures drop below 50 degrees, but I have to ask is that day time temperatures or night temperatures that reach 50. I have been watching some...
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    Re: Short warm spell

    Yea, my ladies were buzzing around alot today, didn't see much pollen coming, but that is ok, they have pollen bread, but the bigger hives are ignoring it. Hoping to jump start some brood building...
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    Re: Short warm spell

    Don't think I have serious lack of ventilation. Probably too much ventilation since most are homemade and probably not quite a tight as some are. My migratory lids all seem to warp just a...
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    Short warm spell

    Weather will have a 5 to 7 day spell of warmer weather with temperatures bumping up to around 60 to 64 for 3 to 6 hours every day. Thinking of adding syrup (1:1) in an internal feeder to help...
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    Re: Spring is here !

    Even though mayhaws are swelling and few blooms starting and was told the red maples are swelling as well, maybe it is not spring yet. Dropping in 20s this week. And that is plenty cold enough for...
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    Re: Mating nuc question

    Buckybee - I was thinking of the same idea, and using a devider board in the middle so I could run it as a dual queen castle. Once the queens are mating and laying well, move one queen out and let...
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    Re: Insurance for Queen shipping

    Surely no one would try that. :rolleyes:
  12. Thread: Ants

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    Re: Ants

    If you have import red fire ants there, the cinnamon will not work on them.

    The Andro bait you sprinkle on the yard works well. It is a chemical that works on ants similar to the way Bt works...
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    Re: Helmet for really big head

    I am using a hardhat - has a wide brim all the way around. Then using one of the veils that fit over those sun style hats that look like the old british bush hats. I have the same issue with the...
  14. Re: thoughts on build up and small hive beetles

    Didn't have to use anything so far as this is my second winter, but since I still have beetles and had some larvae I have been making some of the FatBeeMan's beetle traps from political signs and...
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    Re: Queen Condo

    Beepro - I was warned that the bees will eat the foam apart if it is exposed. I don't know, had made two 5 frame NUCs from foam, but they are sitting aside because of the issue. (and I just have...
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    Re: Which bee vac and why

    If it is just for you sunroom, I would modify a 5 gallon bucket as a holding chamber. Suck them up and then carry outside and dump.

    Cheap and easy. And I love that.

    Now if you plan to do...
  17. Re: thougts on 4 fame med nuc for raising queens and making splits

    Fairly certain that some of the threads talk about 4 over 4 NUCs for overwintering. Also some are using 4 frame as NUCs. That should be something similar to a 3 frame deep, just slightly smaller.
  18. thoughts on build up and small hive beetles

    Added some pollen patties to the hive a few days ago plus sprayed some 1:1 syrup on the open cells, about 1/4 cup or so. The temperatures were mid 50s or so last few days. Patches of brood went...
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    Re: Queen Condo

    Beepro - is the inside of that foam box lined with wood.
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    Re: Medium Nuc Build

    dsegrest - LOL - your skills and mine sound to be on the same level. measure is twice and cut once is supposed to keep from making mistakes, but darn if I don't waste wood regularly.
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    Re: Farm Field and Round Up

    Dave is right about some of the herbicides volatilize when temps hit the 80s and 90s. Especially it seems when in high humidity. Grazon P+D is another one that is spooky when it does it. One mile...
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    Re: swarm control methods

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    Re: How do you get outyard area?

    Drlonzo - Awesome questions.

    And if you don't mind,

    How do you figure out how many hives each outyard can handle?
  24. Re: Question about winter/spring build up

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    Texan - Yes sir, mine are bringing in some pollen but not alot.

    Kilo - LOL, so like everything in life I am behind. Thanks for the clarification.

    Guess I will add patties next week. No...
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