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    Re: Fondant attempt went horribly wrong!

    I did not stir constantly. The temperature finally went up to 238-240 when I took the thermometer out and closed the lid and left it for several minutes. But that was after almost an hour. I can't...
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    Fondant attempt went horribly wrong!

    I used the popular recipe of 4 parts 2:1 syrup, 4 parts white sugar, 3 parts water; boil water, slowly add sugar & syrup until dissolved; cook/boil until temp reaches 238 F, etc.etc. I was preparing...
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    Re: Mites still visible after treating.

    I agree with Hawkster. The Vita directions for use clearly say 14 days for the first treatment, then swap out the tray and leave on another 14 days. The full treatment is supposed to take 4 weeks. ...
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    Re: Longlanehony Honey-Bee-Kind Candy Boards

    There is pollen in their candy boards. I'm sure there are recipes all over this forum. The Megabee website, which sells a powdered pollen substitute, has a recipe. I use 2:1 sugar syrup instead of...
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    Re: Longlanehony Honey-Bee-Kind Candy Boards

    I think the correct name of this product is "Winter-Bee-Kind" and it's not just candy board for $39. It's an insulated inner cover that uses a special piece of insulation backed with a thin piece of...
  6. Thread: Salt for bees?

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    Re: Salt for bees?

    Could you please reference citations or links of where you read research that states "salt reduces bees life span" and other negative effects?
  7. Re: Mite count? Using Mite Away quick strips - need advice

    I'm also going to use grease patties this fall & winter. Here's the link to the info & recipe from the West Virginia University:
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  8. Re: Mite count? Using Mite Away quick strips - need advice

    I opted to use Apiguard trays instead of the strips. I just finished the treatment yesterday. It was incredibly easy to use and boy did it kill a ton of mites. We'll see how well the bees do this...
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    Mouse Guard for Hives on Rooftop

    I live in Chicago and my hive is set up on the roof of my brick two-flat. Does anyone think mice would/could crawl up to the roof and try to get into the hive? I have seen mice on occasion in my...
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    Re: Reducing The Entrance

    [QUOTE=Dave W;263267] Close off Screened Bottom Board unless you are in the far south [BC Calendar, 10/07]. (See Entrance Reducer above) The need to close off SBB depends on the severity of your...
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    Re: Wintering with Screened bottom boards

    When you say you close your SBB's, how do you actually close them up? Do you insert an IPM board which actually leaves a little bit of space for ventilation? How exactly are you "closing" your...
  12. Thinking of using plywood on top of hive to produce shade

    I have a rooftop hive with full sun/no shade (today is was over 90 degs.) and was considering putting a small sheet of plywood on top of the hive with bricks underneath for air flow and of course...
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    Re: Temporary shade for summer

    Could you please elaborate on how you put plywood on the S & W sides? I have a rooftop hive with full sun/no shade and was considering putting a small sheet of plywood on top of the hive with bricks...
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    Below is from Michael Bush's response to "Dubious Treatments?", with other posters concurring with the notion HBH may affect their gut flora and make them sick...
  15. Should I Remove & Replace Feeder? Used Honey B Healthy-Causing More Harm Than Good?

    I live in Chicago (my first hive) and drove down to southern Illinois yesterday and brought home an 8-frame nuc & queen with a good amount of brood, some honey, very little pollen and nectar flow. I...
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    Re: Dubious Treatments?

    Michael Bush,
    I live in Chicago and drove down to southern Illinois yesterday I brought home an 8-frame nuc & queen with a good amount of brood, some honey, very little pollen and nectar flow. I...
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    Re: Snow covered hive

    Is this something you set up to use just for the winter? if not, how do you keep robbers out during the season? Also what is "a migatory during the flow"?
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    Rooftop hive in Chicago

    Hi All,
    I'll be starting my first hive this season. I own a brick two-flat in Chicago with a flat roof. The building faces south with a cornice at the top.
    My thoughts were to locate the back of...
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    Rooftop hive in Chicago

    Hi All,
    I'll be starting my first hive this season. I own a brick two-flat in Chicago with a flat roof. The building faces south with a cornice at the top.
    My thoughts were to locate the back of...
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    Re: Screened bottom boards and slatted racks

    I'm confused. Are you saying that only commercially made slatted racks are meant to be placed with the slats running perpendicular to the frames? That doesn't seem practical for IPM. Why would...
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