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    Re: Hello, Guys Nu-Bee Here

    Hello Welcome aboard. Going on my 4th year of beekeeping and I have built all my own equipment. I have about $200 invested in materials(mostly staples and glue) and have built enough for 15 complete...
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    Re: Why foundationless? Newbie questions

    It depends on your climate and whether you are starting with packages or Nucs and whether you want a decent honey crop your first year. Packages here in the north do not do well on foundationless...
  3. Re: Starting with Foundationless Frames...looking for advice/clarification

    Enjambres offers some good advice, all I would like to add is when you do consider advice check to see where the poster is from. People in Florida and Texas keep bees different then in your area....
  4. Re: Starting with Foundationless Frames...looking for advice/clarification

    What I do is buy culled honey frames from a commercial operator. He doesn't have the time or desire to fix frames that are less than perfect so I buy drawn frames quite reasonable. Most of them just...
  5. Re: What is the big attraction of pine saw dust??

    When I first started watching this I thought it was just some New Age Hippyism. But after watching it I believe this guy may be on to something because I have seen my own bees visiting soil where...
  6. Thread: heater plane

    by Colino
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    Re: heater plane

    I use this method by "Honey Bee Guys."
    Colino

    http://youtu.be/Pd1bMhtDYqE
  7. Thread: Youtube Videos

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    Re: Youtube Videos

    I got a serious warning from my antivirus software on this one Ray.
    Colino
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    Re: Bee Brush Alternatives?

    While not about what to use instead of a brush, but how to use it. After reading it on another forum I hold my frame horizontal and brush upwards when clearing honey frames. Older bees would much...
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    Re: Youtube Videos

    I use Firefox and it has a free add on called "Downloader Helper" that does a fairly good job. Sometimes the videos will be protected, then I use a program I bought which records any video/audio on...
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    Re: Common Telescoping cover for Nucs

    Each nuc has it's own inner cover. I figured this way the wooden ware could be more versatile and save the work of building special 4 frame supers to put on top of a divided 10 frame box. The five...
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    Common Telescoping cover for Nucs

    I built myself a dozen 5 frame nucs this winter and while building them they were sitting in 2 stacks side by side. I wondered why not build a common outer cover to cover 2 wintering nucs pushed...
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    Re: Dead bees on top of the snow...

    I collected a 100 bee sample and did a visual count of them and you can see Varroa on the dead bee. The one hive I have might be in serious trouble because out of 100 bees I counted 30 with varroa....
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    Re: Queen castle plans

    Check out this thread: http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?276911-Queen-Castle-Plans
    Or there is also the Double 3 Frame Brood Nuc in the DIY section.
    Colino
  14. Thread: chickens

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    Re: chickens

    My bees have never bothered with my chickens. I find it difficult to believe they could even sting through all those feathers. If they did and killed a chicken I would throw it in my burning barrel...
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    Re: Winter pictures?

    Vance G asked me to post these for him.

    "Last Feb 10th" Snow is about the same now."
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    Re: Lost 2 of my 4 hives already

    I started end of October, and my last one in December. I spaced my treatments more than 5 days. I had done some sugar rolls in Sept. and my counts weren't that high but I decided to buy a vaporizer...
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    Re: Lost 2 of my 4 hives already

    Nobody has seemed to mention the most important treatment in my opinion, when the hive is brood-less. If you have timed by mistake that you are not treating the most mites when they are out of the...
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    Re: would like to start home beekeeping

    If you're in south central Manitoba, I would leave them alone until spring. They may die anyway depending on how late they moved in but cutting them out now is a death sentence. I myself won't do cut...
  19. Re: NewBee questions about TBH in Nova Scotia Canada

    Excellent post, and I really like you're advice about maybe considering Langstroths for beginning beekeeping in Canada.
    Colino
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    Re: would like to start home beekeeping

    Hi goldenoldie:
    You say you're from Canada, could you narrow that down a little because Canada is a big country. I'm west of Medicine Hat and wouldn't think of opening a hive in December. Even if...
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    Re: mice out in winter?

    Are those Tomcat mouse blocks? I use something similar. I buy the blocks and make my own bait stations. I take a plastic cottage cheese container, cut a 3/4" to 1" round hole in each side near the...
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    Re: Is this what robbing looks like

    Don't look like robbing to me. It just looks like a hive that is doing well. If it was robbing it could look like this.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/kndlhdahkyd8vyx/P1150008.MOV?dl=0
    Colino
  23. A lecture given by Jamie Ellis at the 2014 National Honey Show entitled "Biology of t

    I have been studying bee behavior for over 3 years now and I am surprised at how much I didn't know. Bees reproduce more like apple trees than mammals, amazing concept.
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    Re: Accidental Beehive

    Take a jar without the lid, mason jar, mayonnaise jar, what ever. Fill it with syrup, take a saucer(preferably not your wife's best china) and place it on top of the jar, then holding the saucer on...
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    Poll: Re: Do you Build or Buy your Hive Bodies?

    I make all my own wooden ware, even most of my frames. I scavenge the majority of my material. First time I bought wood in 3 years was this year I bought enough 1x8 for 30 boxes for $39.99. It was a...
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