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  1. Thread: Feeding already?

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    Re: Feeding already?

    From everything I have heard from the local people around here, you start feeding in the fall and quit feeding when they don't take it any more.
  2. Re: Free Download of all Key Bees & Pesticides Reports

    What is "TG"?
  3. Thread: Still new

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    Re: Still new

    Welcome!
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    Re: "You just might be a beekeeper."

    . . . when your grandmother offers to knit a "hive cozy" for your bees because "winters are cold"
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    Re: Having problems logging into chat

    It did not used to work for me on Firefox, but as of today, it is working. I have usually been using chrome to get into the chat.
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    Re: DNA methylation in honey bees

    Was that a request or a theory?

    I would happily do it.
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    Re: DNA methylation in honey bees

    I am just curious. . .

    How many people on here can actually read and understand the paragraph posted above?

    :digging:
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    Re: southern AZ advice winterization and feeding

    Check out these guys. http://www.beesource.com/point-of-view/ed-dee-lusby/

    They are in Tucson and have written some things on Southern Arizona beekeeping. I hear that they are nice people and...
  9. Thread: new

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    Re: new

    Welcome to the forum!
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    Re: How does one "get" mites?

    I am willing to concede that since I have not stuck a mite board under my hives, I do not know if the mites have been picked off and dropped, therefore, I see none on the bees.

    Not quite. Hook...
  11. Ed and Dee Lusby, and the small cell/ natural comb thing.

    Statement: I heard a while back that if bees make their own comb, they will make it smaller. This makes it harder for mites to reproduce, and it is more natural for the bees. Apparently, Ed and...
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    Re: How does one "get" mites?

    I have had them about 8 months, I got two Italian packages then requeened with a local Russian queen and a local Cougar-WSU (Sue Coby project) queen, both bred to Russian/WSU/Caucasian drones.

    I...
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    Re: Wax dipping for preservation

    I looked on their website. I cannot find anything saying that they sell that at all.
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    Re: Goats cows and bees ?

    I know someone that had to put their potbelly pig down because it bit someone. There was a 16 year old boy that was trespassing on their property to fish their pond. The pig wanted the kid's bait...
  15. Thread: mason jar lids

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    Re: mason jar lids

    The dish soap is taking the protective coating off the lids.

    To sanitize your lids, put them in a saucepan with some water and have them at a rolling boil for 3-5 minutes.

    To sterilize the...
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    Re: How does one "get" mites?

    I know what they look like. I have seen them in other hives. I have not seen any in mine. As for the vision check, I find it easier to see the eggs at the bottom of the cells with my glasses off...
  17. Thread: Idea and question

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    Re: Idea and question

    I remember which way it goes because during the winter, if you heat up a space, the relative humidity goes down. That is why a lot of people stick tea kettles on top of their wood stoves to increase...
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    How does one "get" mites?

    I am treatment free because I have never seen anything that would require treating. I have tested for mites and always come up with nothing. I assume this is because all the bees I have gotten have...
  19. Re: Questions on...going to small cell and going to 8 frame mediums

    As for the local/mutt bees, I assume she is talking about http://www.wildernessbees.com/
    I think for the 2-3 years for local queens, I think she means queens that she has made.

    I was reading...
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    Re: Convert deeps to mediums

    I would, in the spring, put on a couple of your boxes as supers, and treat it a bit like a bee tree. There is a nice visual that I cannot seem to get to post here, but it is in...
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    Re: 9 or 10 frames in the broodchamber?

    I made some medium boxes out of some left over 1/2" OSB I had. The outside measurements are the same as my commercially bought boxes and they fit 11 frames just fine. :lookout:

    I was told to use...
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    Re: box joint separating

    Thank you, I just wanted to be sure.
  23. Thread: Idea and question

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    Re: Idea and question

    You increase humidity in a hive with lower humidity outside of it by decreasing the amount of ventilation that the colony gets (It also helps if the temperature outside is cooler than inside). You...
  24. Thread: Missing eggs

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    Re: Missing eggs

    There are a few things. They may have gotten too cold, died, and got cleaned out. If there were just eggs and no hatched brood, since it was away from the brood nest, they may have thought that...
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    Re: box joint separating

    *tries to draw a picture*

    Is that [)] [(] or [(] [)]?
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