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  1. Thread: pinch bugs ?

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    Re: pinch bugs ?

    I think you guys are correct -- when I did a little more googling, I'd say the proper term is earwigs.
    Thanks for your replies.
    Scott
  2. Thread: pinch bugs ?

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    pinch bugs ?

    I inspected my hives on Monday and found every one had pinch bugs on the inner cover. I've never seen nor heard of pinch bugs around a hive. Has anyone else experienced them.
    The hives and nucs ...
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    Re: Cleaning Frames ?

    I use the Maxant hive tool and scrape / slice each bar. Most of the wax falls out the rest I was able to push through with the Maxany.
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    Re: Will Bees Clean Crystalized Frames?

    Thank you for the replies.
    Given the weather here, I think I'll try Libhart's idea as it'll be a while before I open the hive to put the frames in. While the weather was warm the bees worked the...
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    Will Bees Clean Crystalized Frames?

    I extracted some frames that were partly crystalized and placed the empties out for my bees to rob. All the wet honey has been cleaned up nicely. Many of the cells /frames are still full of dry...
  6. Re: Why does syrup or a nectar flow encourage virgin queens to go out and mate?

    I'm just starting to raise queens - so my answer is not the 'expert'.
    It seems to me the mating NUCs are extremely small & weak. Their only purpose being to give the queen a home and to verify...
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    I agree w/ J Clemens . .

    and not just because he's more experienced & wiser. . . .

    A package is basically an artifical swarm. Swarms want to build up comb and forage. You need to give the comb builders space to work.
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    Genetics?

    Do you know for a fact that the hive is not africanize at all? It seems to me this could be asking for issues in NY . . .possibly not just in your hives
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    cut the deep down?

    >>Actually i will have a spare 10 frame deep from my kit

    You could easily cut the extra deep down and make it a medium. Likewise you could cut down the end-bars of the extra deep frames and make...
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    Perhaps . . .

    Lagrant's in Ware Mass might have some.
    You MUST call first to be sure someone will be there if you're driving. If you're wondering how I know . . . you're right. ...
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    Mlcs

    MLCS has relatively inexpensive bits.
    http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/

    I've used the 1 inch core and 1 inch straight bit to rout my hand holds. I found routing one and a half bit widths using...
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    What Size Frame?

    When using wired foundation supportted by the pins, I found deeps to be difficult to extract (radially) without blow outs. 'Course that's not to say I started slow enough -- but I did have multiple...
  13. Thread: I need a skep

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    Link to German Skep Keeping . .

    This link has the search results . .
    http://www.iwf.de/iwf/do/mkat/listing.aspx?Action=Schnell&SearchStr=skep

    This link is the home page. You may need to click on the British Flag (Top Right)...
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    1 pt = 1.4 lbs

    I use pints last year for the first time. They came consistently to 1.4 lbs using a scale that allows you to zero out the container.
    Scott
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    Thanks -- I keep learning . . . Scott

    Thanks -- I keep learning . . .
    Scott
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    So when hygenic bees remove mite infected pupae...

    So when hygenic bees remove mite infected pupae from the cell, they're removing a live but diseased / stressed pupae? hmmmm, I always assumed they were removing a dead bee . . .

    Bees4U -- thx for...
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    True . . yet varroa does kill it's European host...

    True . . yet varroa does kill it's European host on both macro level(hive/colony) and the individual level (specific larva / bee). Whereas to my understanding it does not kill it's Asian host on...
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    Does Varroa die when the bee larva dies?

    Just wondering on this aspect of the life cycle of varroa . .

    Does the parasite die when it kills the host in the capped cell?
    OR
    Is there enough life left to jump to a new host when the...
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    Thanks for replies . . .

    I see good point about both replies. Since the amount of brood is very little, I'm thinking I can wire it in a smaller frame and avoid damage. Hopefully that's not overly optimistic.

    I did make...
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    Thx - for reply

    Carbide,
    Thx for the reply / validation of my plan. There is some viable brood -- so I'll move that. I appreciate your post.
    Scott
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    Chilled Brood - Weak Hive - a plan ??

    Hi everyone,

    I just checked one of my hives this afternoon. It's basically a 10-deep box with only about 2 frames of bees working the tops of 3 frames. Some of the brood was dead -- mostly on...
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    Poll: Clean the wood . . .

    Ref: "The editors were even surprised at the poor showing since it's suppose to be the superior adhesive for oily tropical woods."

    I seem to remember that for oily woods, it's recommended to...
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    Pics & steps would be MOST appreciated

    "Do you guys think this would be appreciated by list members or do you think it's a waste of time?"

    I'd find the pics most helpful . .
    Scott
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    deknow --- ...and consider the mechaincs of...

    deknow --- ...and consider the mechaincs of drawing out foundation (two separated clusters working from the midrib out...or one hanging cluster, drawing from top down).

    An interesting point. I've...
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    I've got the owner's manual. If you want I'll...

    I've got the owner's manual. If you want I'll make a copy & snail mail it to you . . . It'll tell you how to align the blade to the miter & then fence to the blade / etc . .

    PM me your address...
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