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    Re: What sliding compound miter saw should I buy?

    Table saw is a much more versatile tool for beekeeping. Can make bottom boards, reducers, inner covers, Miller feeders, and outer covers. I have made some supers as well.

    Buy a good quality...
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    Re: Hints on spotting the queen

    No smoke or minimal smoke.

    Separate supers so they are singles. Queen can move downward along with bees to super below. Supers without queen will get quite "loud". I place the supers on a solid...
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    Re: sticky queen candy

    Candy may have been fine. Someone in the chain may have misted too much water on the queen cage.

    A question - should cage with queen always be stored and installed with candy up?

    Let the bees...
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    Re: Extractor Advice

    I have a 3100P and a good day (8-9 hours)for me is 100lbs. This one person pulling frames(deeps), uncapping with a fork, and packaging into pint jars.

    Others may have different experience.

    I...
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    Re: Lost queen mid inspection...

    I use a piece of plywood with a 3/8 rim on the perimeter. Plywood is same dimension as the super. This prevents losing the queen out the bottom.

    When placing the super on the board, move the...
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    Re: Beesource - What's it good for?

    I am very grateful for Beesource for helping me gain a good basic understanding of beekeeping. I am also grateful for members such as Vance G and Ian who have taken time to respond to private...
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    Re: Overwintering and candy boards

    After spring and fall treatment of mites, it is a must to ensure adequate stores.

    Weigh the hive in early fall is one way to access, fall feed for the hobby level is not much money. I don't...
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    Re: Too many stings/venom?

    Is that four years experience or one years experience four times?http://www.beesource.com/forums/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

    With proper bee suite and gear and proper application, there is very...
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    Re: Michael Palmer nuc plans.

    I cut four pieces of light guage angle metal used for suspended ceilings. Screw them to the inside of the super, leaving a vertical slot the width of the divider board.

    When making the divider...
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    Re: Overwintering and candy boards

    If you have a heavy fall mite infestation because the mites were not dealt with in the spring, a fall treatment is not likely going to save the hive. The hive is in a lot of trouble as the mites...
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    Re: Overwintering and candy boards

    Should be feeding 3-5 gallons of 2:1 or 5:3 syrup in fall. Should also feed pollen patties to grow winter bees when pollen dearths.

    I also add sugar blocks or candy boards as insurance. Stores...
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    Re: foam like marshmallow cream

    I package in glass pint jars and have the same thing happening when I warm in a hot water bath. I keep the water temp about 115F. I'd prefer if the thin foam layer was not there, but haven't had...
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    Re: canola

    Canola fields are sprayed with roundup before planting of the canola to kill volunteer cereals and grassy weeds and again about a month before the canola blooms. Bees will not be in the fields with...
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    Re: snow bound hives/locations

    Ian, how concerned are you about chilled brood? Will the liquid syrup you have been feeding provide enough readily available carbohydrates to keep the brood warm.

    I have been feeding patties and...
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    Re: Feeding to build comb?

    You need to keep a watch on backfilling of the brood nest with long term syrup feeding of a padckage. Need to keep it open(no syrup/nectar storage going on) so queen has a place to lay.

    Excessive...
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    Re: Hive stands; are these really needed?

    Think you are going to use bottom entrances and with no stands, you need to be more mindful of pests such as skunks, mice/shrews(fall & winter), ants, ???small hive beetle and ???toads. I know very...
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    Re: Feeding Sub Response

    Consistency is no problem with above mixture. I was in one hive about a week later and patty was still quite pliable. However, will keep HFCS in the memory bank!

    Just adding to your thoughts...
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    Re: Feeding Sub Response

    4.5lbs white sugar
    1.5lbs BeePro
    1/8 tsp of vitamins
    1 liter of warm water
    2Tbsp lemon juice
    1/4 cup canola oil

    Plus a further cup of soy flour and a cup of BeePro as mix was a bit runny. ...
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    Re: Feeding Sub Response

    Made some patties with 4.5lbs of sugar and 1.5lbs of BeePro, and water, canola oil, lemon juice and bit of vitamins.

    The hives consume a 3/4lb patty in about a two week time frame.
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    Re: Feeder Pail/Jar Question

    Feeder is best in/on the hive for a package. There is not a lot of forager in the first few days and not a lot of syrup will be brought back to the hive. Bees will take a lot more syrup if feeder...
  21. Re: How much moisture is added to the hive, from respiration, over the winter?

    Air can enter by the top entrance and exit through the quilt box. Quilt box are configured with vent holes in sides or in the sides above the shavings.

    Secondly, it's only the shavings that get...
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    Re: Hive Theft Prevention Measures

    You've got a poor case if you have no identification on the hive and frames!

    A brand on the hive and frames is surely a deterrent but not 100%.
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    Re: Hive Theft Prevention Measures

    How much voltage would be on the fence if the thief drove a rod into the ground and attached a battery booster cable between the fence and the ground rod? It does take a bit of effort and as pointed...
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    Re: First time build

    For future, a quick way to check if they are square is to measure the diagonals. Need to be equal length to be square.

    To adjust the boxes to make them square( has to be when the glue has not yet...
  25. Re: How do you protect a weak colony from being robbed

    Probably a good decision to move the weak hives to a new yard. Once robbing starts, it is difficult to stop.

    I suggest you make up some entrances reducers that have an opening of 1/2 inch wide by...
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