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  1. Re: Newbee in Maryland amazed with all the conflicting advice :D

    RE: Most tell me to release my package queen with a slow release.. let the bees eat through the candy plug. But I went with Bush's advice from The Practical Beekeeper.. a direct release since she has...
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    Re: Queens from Honey Bee Genetics

    Keep the brood nest open! They over-winter with smaller clusters and when spring arrives they expand rapidly.
    Regards,
    Ernie
  3. Re: old comb with some wax moth larva , what to do?

    You could mist the combs down with B.t. which is a biological approach. It can be purchased at most garden suppliers as a liquid. You can also use it in the garden and on your veggies for members of...
  4. Thread: Migratory top

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    Re: Migratory top

    21-1/2" (includes a bee way space cleat).
    Are these hives going to be on pallets? Or, on a flatbed?

    Ernie
  5. Thread: feeders

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    Re: feeders

    :)FYI:
    Try cutting down to your frame size a heavy duty plastic bag, insert your frame, place 3 or 3 rubber bands onto the frame and plastic bag, place in your Mini nuc and do a test filling with...
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    Re: Feeding Indoor Bees

    Another option:
    Spray fill drawn comb with warm syrup and place the combs with syrup adjacent to the cluster.
    Just my $0.02,
    Ernie
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    Re: Feeding Indoor Bees

    Ian, I am aware.
    As warmer weather approaches switch to a pollen substitute patty such as Ultra Bee or Bee Pro® Patties which will provide both carbohydrates and protein for brood rearing.
    How...
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    Re: Feeding Indoor Bees

    MANN LAKE has the product that you might consider.
    Regards,
    Ernie

    Pro Winter Patties

    Our new Pro Winter Patties will provide your colonies with food stores when the bees find the cupboards...
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    Re: Keep the smoker burning

    As smokers are used the vent holes in the bottom become clogged. Inspect the vent holes and clean them out with a long threaded bolt
    Regards,
    Ernie
  10. Re: Plans for 2016 and utilizing nucs for the first time

    Your nuc operation will be much more successful by using mated queens! Your bees lose to much time and population raising a queen. Try selling some of that honey to purchase mated queens. Hives with...
  11. Thread: Wax Dipping

    by BEES4U
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    Re: Wax Dipping

    2/11/2016.
    Here on the West Coast:
    http://www.calwax.com/?page_id=281

    Regards,
    Ernie
  12. Re: Kelley news letter says: don't feed your bees GMO sugar!

    2/10/2016
    Bought my first sack of C & H sugar today with the Non-GMO label on the front lower left side.
    Regards,
    Ernie
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    Re: Meeting Bee Nutritional Requirements

    February 10, 2016.
    Ian,
    My history of proteins.:)
    Brewer’s yeast, non-fat dried milk, and soy flour, 1975. ABC & XYZ of Bee Keeping.
    Brewer’s yeast, non-fat dried milk, dried egg yolks, and soy...
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    Re: Meeting Bee Nutritional Requirements

    2/9/2016.
    Re: The impact of different feeds on the length of bees.

    http://www.resistantbees.com/fotos/estudio/feeding.pdf (Contains many micro photos of the mid-gut).

    CONCLUSION
    Based on our...
  15. Re: Kelley news letter says: don't feed your bees GMO sugar!

    Monsanto

    https://www.rt.com/usa/320104-monsanto-backlash-sugar-beet-farmers/
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    Re: Types of hive stands - ideas

    2/8/2016.

    A little Audio Visual presentation.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8yA-Fyt6dg

    Regards,
    Ernie
  17. Re: Are/Can almonds be grown in other areas of the country?

    Here's some more information on your question:
    http://www.almonds.com/sites/default/files/content/Technical%20%20Information%20Kit.pdf
    Regards,
    Ernie
  18. MAKING WOODEN WARE FOR BEE HIVES OUTSIDE THE USA.

    Sources of how other people make their own wooden ware:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5Y9FniwX7M

    Regards,
    Ernie
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    Re: Supplier that makes half - length top bars?

    1/31/2016
    The frames mentioned in post # 6 are 9" and no 32" long.
    Regards,
    Ernie
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    Re: Dead hive, guesses welcome

    How old was the queen?
    Was your queen failing going into the late summer early fall when you need a winter cluster of young bees.
    Did you re-queen in 2015?
    What was your Varroa count and when?...
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    Re: Can you do the math?

    1/31/2016.
    Just 0.02 worth.

    Additional data:
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-230451.html

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    You will find that plastic...
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    WEATHER DATA 31 JANUARY 2016

    1/31/2016.

    Current Jet Stream for Eastern Pacific & Western North America (Animated).

    http://squall.sfsu.edu/scripts/jetstream_model.html

    Atmospheric Rivers....
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    Re: Making mason jar feeder holders

    1/30/2016
    What did diameter did you cut the hole size?
    The following URL lists all of their, LENOX, speed slots, including a 2-7/8". However, wood will swell with wet conditions. Try a 3"...
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    Re: Meeting Bee Nutritional Requirements

    Specialkayme

    01/28/2016

    What % vegetable oil is in your mix?
    Try for about 7%.:)
    Regards,
    Ernie
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    Re: Meeting Bee Nutritional Requirements

    1/26/2016
    FYI: Pollen Supplements.
    I have been adding the following mix to my patties for the past 10 years.
    Additional Ascorbic Acid is added to preserve boiled egg yolks.

    Guaranteed Analysis...
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