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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    pictou county, nova scotia canada, 9/17 swarm on the side of a house, got it with in a few hourse of arrival, same house last week, 9/11 swarm arrived and moved into eves immediately, cut out 9/13,...
  2. Thread: spanish-english

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    Re: spanish-english

    excelent, thanks...... can anyone think of some other common words that may be useful?
  3. Thread: spanish-english

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    spanish-english

    hi all,

    my wife and i are going to be talking a trip to cuba. shes a lay on the beach and soak up the sun kind of person, i am not. So while she is relaxing i will likely be off fishing and...
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    vee gee pdx-2 refractometer

    hi, just purchased on of these used and can't seem to find a manual online. Does anyone have a manual for one of these units? can you email me a scan or an electronic version if you have one? ...
  5. Thread: honey/bee related

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    honey/bee related

    does anyone have any good suppliers of honey/bee related items that would go along with honey at a farmers market? My wife isn't on this board but she is the one who will be doing the bulk of...
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    Re: Overwintering in one deep

    apparently a beek in PEI does all his in singles and i was talking to a comercial guy in northern nova scotia not far from me and he does the same.
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    Re: Overwintering in one deep

    if stacking you may want to alter entrances, exampl one hive exiting south side of stack, next north, or one east one west. Will make it a bit easier for them if/when they fly durring the winter to...
  8. Thread: oxalic

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    Re: oxalic

    it says oxalic acid and looks like a salt, whiteish crystals. My worry is it may not be the exact right stuff so i think unless someone can confirm it is then i will pass on it and track down the...
  9. Thread: what is RAW

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    what is RAW

    ok, so i searched raw and the site, for what ever reason, said no threads found.

    So what constitutes raw honey. What level of filtering/straining/heating still is considered raw. I didn't do...
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    Re: High Winter Mortality After Strong Fall Flow

    Just wondering if the higher losses could be more because the workers have shortened their life span by working than if they had just stayed more or less in the hive. The harder a bee works the...
  11. Thread: Colours of honey

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    Re: Colours of honey

    taste any different perry?
  12. Thread: oxalic

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    Re: oxalic

    i appreciate the link but that doesn't answer the question. I am able to get another drug store to order it in locally for near the cost on the web page once shipping is added.

    I wanted to know...
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    Re: No queen-what to do going into winter

    i got a queen from a local larger operation. He was combining wearker colonies with stronger ones and i had a colony with no queen. I am doubtful that it will make the winter even if they accept the...
  14. Thread: oxalic

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    oxalic

    I have decided to try oxalic. I purchased a varrox and found salts of lemon at the pharmacy. They told me its oxalic acid and it does say that in french on the package (acide oxalique) but i wanted...
  15. Thread: Dead bees

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    Re: Dead bees

    drones or workers?
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    Re: How much honey from one frame?

    i average 60lbs off 9 deep frames so i would guess around 6-7lbs/frame
  17. Thread: Moving help

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    Re: Moving help

    trailers come cheap used, lots of folks buy em with big dreams of using them and then find out they really just sit there and if you aren't using them a fair bit its a PITA to get the safetied and...
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    Re: Open Feeding Barrel - Tip

    i use old towels in a water station. I wonder if you were to take an inflatable tire for a wheelbarrow or similar and attach some window screen to it if that would work well?
  19. Thread: whats going on

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    Re: whats going on

    any one have pictures of what chilled brood looks like? I was talking to a fellow bee keeper and they thought this might be whats going on
  20. Thread: not sure

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    Re: not sure

    i don't think we have wax moths here and yhey don't seem to be in a line.
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    Re: Dedicated thread - Pics of bee stings

    took one on the chin through the veil last night http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e89/afss/stings/sting2010.jpg
  22. Thread: whats going on

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    whats going on

    Hi all,

    Tonight with some help i went through my hives and removed all suppers above #2. On 5 hives they had lots of stores and looked good. One the three swarm hives there was some capped honey...
  23. Thread: not sure

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    Re: not sure

    i only see the one bee with a mite
  24. Thread: Beary P O'ed

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    Re: Beary P O'ed

    i say for good measure when you get the fence back up bait it in a number of spots with bacon
  25. Thread: Wood Preserver

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    Re: Wood Preserver

    yes, out side only, figure the bees look after the inside. the edges do get treated pretty good as it wicks in between the boxes.
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