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    Sticky: swarm

    Friend called us with a swarm on Sunday, July 22. Near Plattsburgh, NY, northeastern corner of NY. It has alternated cold and wet with hot and steamy.
  2. Thread: OB split logic

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    OB split logic

    Please check my logic on my OB hive split.

    It is a 6-frame. Started with a purchased 3 frame med nuc this spring, on old commercial size comb to supply honey and comb. These are the 3 bottom...
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    hive top feeders, again

    Sorry, I did a quick search but didn't find the info I need. I got two nucs yesterday, one in a 5-frame nuc box with stationary cover, one in an 8-frame box with telescoping cover. Put a 5-frame...
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    Field corn - they put a soil insecticide in the...

    Field corn - they put a soil insecticide in the seed planter at planting, or use the GMO corn rootworm BT, or both. Or, if he is only growing corn one year he may not use any insecticide since the...
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    I suggest you try taking it as an offhand remark,...

    I suggest you try taking it as an offhand remark, maybe even trying to be friendly, not knowing what else to say. Ignore it. If he ever asks your friend where his honey is, let the friend deal with...
  6. Thread: ob hive vents

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    We just built an OB hive using the plans from...

    We just built an OB hive using the plans from http://www.honeyrunapiaries.com/beekeeping_plans.phtml. The vents are 7/8" holes drilled in the sides with 1/8" hardware cloth stapled on the inside.
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    Just because you are allowed 10 pages doesn't...

    Just because you are allowed 10 pages doesn't mean you should have 10 pages. Five good pages are better than 10 shallow or irrelevant pages.
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    Actually, just click on the nice fancy...

    Actually, just click on the nice fancy "BeeSource" lettering at the top left of the page. It goes to the home page.
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    Champlain Valley Beekeepers mtg

    Champlain Valley Beekeepers Association Spring Seminar
    Featuring Michael Palmer sharing how he overwinters nucs and Tony Jazak sharing information about the winter loss problem.
    This annual event...
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    Woops. The paste didn't take. Here is the link: ...

    Woops. The paste didn't take. Here is the link:

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7304562435786960616
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    Watch this video and see if it looks like it. I...

    Watch this video and see if it looks like it. I am too new to have seen mites 1st hand to ID them from you excellent photos, but no one else has replied yet so I'll take this stab at it.
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    Thank you. Get our first bees this weekend.

    Thank you. Get our first bees this weekend.
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    Housel positioning

    I understand the concept, but can't tell the difference on the frames. The only foundation I have is the Mann Lake PF-120. Any hints on just what I am looking for and how to look for it? I don't see...
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    neoprene gloves

    I remember someone recommending neoprene gloves from Gemplers, but I have searched the forum and OrganicBeekeepers archives, the only two places I think I would have read this, and don't find it....
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    Alfalfa requires better drained soils and higher...

    Alfalfa requires better drained soils and higher pH than clover needs. Also, it is takes more to cut it and keep it in good shape, just because of the bulk and woody stems. I think I also read that...
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    Rough-cut wood was $49.50. Out of that I now have...

    Rough-cut wood was $49.50. Out of that I now have 16 medium boxes and 3 telescoping covers, 2 medium nucs and migratory covers, pieces for a 6-frame observation hive, and a little wood to go towards...
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    The wood for each 8frame medium was only $1.68...

    The wood for each 8frame medium was only $1.68 though. Yes, we need to run it through the planer, but as much as that thing cost ought to use it more than it is.

    Future - I want to play with TBH...
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    8-frame dimensions

    Would someone please give me the interior measurements for an 8-frame medium? I have a couple of plans, but can't decide if the measurements are interior or exterior, and depend on thickness of...
  19. Observation hive plans

    I have asked DH to make one using the following plans, except cut it down to 4 frames.

    http://www.honeyrunapiaries.com/beekeeping_plans.phtml
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    hive body = super

    Hive bodies and supers are one and the same. Only "difference" is usage. Ten-frame medium super = ten frame medium hive body.

    Thank you SO much for asking this. I am a newbie and this is the first...
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