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  1. Thread: wild pigs

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    Re: wild pigs

    When I lived in FL I would bowhunt wild hogs. The best ones were what we called smogs, small hogs. But, they sure can turn the ground over. There is never any doubt when they are in the area.
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    Re: Bees Only Heat the Cluster, Not the Hive?

    So, back to the OT. Bees work to keep the cluster warm. They do not make any attempt to heat the interior cavity of the hive. Sometimes, some heat will escape the cluster and thus slightly warm...
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    Re: Lifting and moving hives.

    I have not moved hives 2-400 yards by hand. I can drive my truck a lot closer to the hives than that. Since you are in N. Illinois it should not be hard to find a cool day the bees are not flying...
  4. Thread: Bee Trailer

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    Re: Bee Trailer

    Oliver,

    What are you using to hold the hives in place? A W-pallet clip? http://www.kelleybees.com/Shop/13/Hives-Components/Accessories/4071/W-Style-Pallet-Clip

    It seems to me something like...
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    Re: How do I Move My Hives 170 Miles?

    It should be nice and cool. The biggest potential problem is overheating. An enclosed trailer on a sunny day could get warm/hot. That would be your biggest concern. Moving early or late in the...
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    Re: Ready Date Calendar

    Lauri,

    I had not noticed that, I just blindly followed the calendar. That helps to explain some of my results this year. I was thinking I had slipped in one larvae much older than others. I...
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    Re: Suddenly High Varoa Count

    Could it be that there is no longer any brood in the hive? The mites may be out where the bees can groom them off.

    Treating may be something you consider. Do you have a local mentor? Or, local...
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    Re: Which bees in central OH

    A lot of people like Carniolan. Most packages probably come with Italians. You can also get packages with Russian queens.

    As far as what most beekeepers requeen with? Most are probably some...
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    Re: Comb honey and foundation

    I tried Michael Palmers 'system' this year and was very happy with. I used Kelley N style frames with a slot in the top bar to put the foundation in. The comb honey produced this way looks nicer...
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    Poll: Re: Bees, lies and evidence-based policy

    I wonder if the exposure is even greater with canola than corn or soybeans. Measuring neonic levels in pollen and nectar would be the most valuable information. Plant biomass will impact the...
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    Poll: Re: Bees, lies and evidence-based policy

    Farmers don't want to hurt bees, or anything else. They want to raise profitable crops so they can support their family and their businesses. Kind of like commercial beekeepers.

    Where neonics...
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    Re: Frustrated with VSH and looking for suggestions

    Rusty,

    I came to the conclusion that there is no silver bullet when it comes to mite tolerant, honey production and temperment. I have re-queened most of my hives with Aurea cordovan queens. I...
  13. Thread: They Swarmed

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    Re: They Swarmed

    If the swarm is at all reachable I would try to get it. Scouts are out looking for a new home right now. Bees tend to go where they want, not necissarily where we them want to.

    Any idea why your...
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    Re: Purchasing hive parts

    I have dealt with most of those you have mentioned. I would/will deal with them again. If going with mailorder you may also take a look at Walter T Kelley. They have free shipping on orders over...
  15. Re: Help needed for wintering bees in the Horn of Africa

    Sultan,

    Your situation looks good for open feeding to save labor. I have never done it but have considered doing it. My concern is drawing in bees from surrounding areas.

    What I have read...
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    Re: honey bees and sweet clover?

    White sweet clover and dutch white clover are not the same.

    White sweet clover: http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/weeds/plants/wh_swclover.htm

    Dutch white clover:...
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    Re: Winter Prep and Sugar Bricks

    I can attest to the fact that a strong colony will empty gallon paint cans quickly. I have found a can of warm syrup placed on a strong colony in the evening is often empty in the morning.

    Tom
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    Re: honey bees and sweet clover?

    Do you know what type of clover it is? Honeybees cannot forage on all types of clovers.

    Also, if there is something else available the bees like better they will ignore it.

    Tom
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    Re: honey bees and sweet clover?

    Sweet clover, white, yellow, annual and biennial, are all great nectar sources.

    Tom
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    Re: Recent experiences with Rossman Apiaries?

    I bought my first woodenware form them. I would use them more if they were closer, cheaper shipping.

    Tom
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    Re: scientificbeekeeping.com

    Wayne,

    Do you equate hobby beekeeping issues with the ones you have listed? I don't think a cure for HIV is on the same level as Oxalic acid treatment regiemes for varroa mite control. As far as...
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    Re: Should I be feeding in Ohio?

    This has been a pretty good honey year in Ohio. We never had very hot temps and regular rains kept the nectar flowing. Typically, we will have a short dearth in August. It did not seem that we had...
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    Re: scientificbeekeeping.com

    Roland,

    That is definately true.

    The drive for tenure for junior faculty overrides everything else. Publishing in refereed journals is the gold that tips the scales. Extension work/applied...
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    Re: The trouble with Russians

    If you are planning on a 'hands-off' approach to beekeeping it probably won't matter what strain of bee you get.

    Russians may, or may not, survive better than other hygenic stock.

    I was once a...
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    Re: Top feeders with Top Entrances?

    I have not had robbing problems with my upper entrance hives.

    I have/use division board, miller style and paint cans inverted on the top bars. My preference is the inverted paint cans ala Michael...
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