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    Re: Warm welcoming summer Goldenrods

    Most plants are easy to pull up or contain. Mint is something that is like bamboo and sends runners underground. Definitely be careful about where you plant it! I plant it between the house and the...
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    Re: Tree suggestions for upstate NY

    Thanks everyone. I have a few that I need to research further!
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    Tree suggestions for upstate NY

    All,

    I need suggestions for a tree or bush between my property and my neighbor. I would like these things:
    1. Visual wall, so I don't see my neighbor. I am uphill, so when I look out, I see his...
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    Re: The cut out of my Life!

    Good job!

    Having recently completed my first cut out, I have a question for you all. I imagine my situation was very similar. Hive is between first and second floor in an older house.

    Once...
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    Re: Help, wiring an electric fence

    We also had a bear wipe out one of our hives last year. One thing I would add is that once the bear knows where the honey is, he or she will be back! Once we set up our electric fence we baited it...
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    Re: Beehive hygeinic behavior test

    Vince,

    Why would the first little bit of nitrogen "seal" the can? I have never had anything "seal" by adding liquid nitrogen. Typically the opposite happens, as the cold makes things contract at...
  7. Re: Seeley Lab Study: Small cavities and frequent swarms, primary resistance to mit

    I, too wonder about the honey production. The only mention is the 200kg harvested from the large hives. No honey was taken from the small hives? Too bad data wasn't taken of hive weight so that...
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    Re: Beginner's mistakes

    Don't assume that being in the suburbs prevents bear from finding your hives. If other beekeepers report bear around you, take precautions before the bear eats one of your hives completely.
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    Re: Avoiding cross comb in a top bar

    I agree. If you watch any of the JP the bee man videos on YouTube where he is harvesting cutouts, you see comb going in all different directions, even in the same hive. If there is an effect, I...
  10. Re: BEE BULB : Bee Value of some fall planting bulb (Ipheion , Brodiae, Hyacinthoide

    I too am interested where you can get crocus bulbs bulk. Last year I got some through dutchbulbs.com. They had a tricky website, though, where you had to game it to get the right prices. This year...
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    Caffine for bees?

    Have any of you seen this?

    http://en.ilovecoffee.jp/posts/view/132

    Interesting thought. Would like to see the references!
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    Re: American Foulbrood pre-emptive treatment?

    I'm not sure exactly. All the email said was the border of Michigan/Ohio.
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    Re: American Foulbrood pre-emptive treatment?

    @sqkcrk - basically the email said "There is a commercial beekeeper with AFB that has old equipment and is spreading it. " So not that it is an outbreak, just to be careful of used equipment.

    My...
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    Re: American Foulbrood pre-emptive treatment?

    But if your hive doesn't have it, you just play the wait and see game? Bees are communal, so if someone has AFB close to you, chances are you'll get it, right? Hope that your hive is strong enough?
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    American Foulbrood pre-emptive treatment?

    Our local group found out that there is an outbreak of American foulbrood in a neighboring county. The suggestion was to go get chemicals and treat your hives.

    I don't have bees, but I was...
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    Re: My first go at making foundationless frames

    I'm trying to visualize the cross section of the top bar. Please let me know which one you would suggest. The scale is inches, and I made the base 1" just for convenience - I'd probably make it...
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    Re: My first go at making foundationless frames

    Quick question. I am drawing up a foundationless narrow frame, as per the suggestions in this thread. The standard frame pdf linked to earlier in this thread shows the ends of the top bar, the part...
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    Re: Small Cell Studies

    Thanks - as Solomon mentioned I need to reread the studies mentioned.
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    Re: Small Cell Studies

    How many hives were tested? Wasn't it only one? It seems the hive in question was suffering in general, as he notes it probably wouldn't have survived the winter. Does that explain the high mite...
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    Re: Small Cell Studies

    Very interesting indeed, and I would like to discuss it as well.

    1.I didn't understand the part about cutting out the drone cells. It was my understanding that the mites prefer the drones (is...
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    Re: My first go at making foundationless frames

    Thanks crofter. The image works fine and the top bar looks really nice. What wood are you using? It looks almost like oak in the picture. You'll have to let us know how the bees like the starter...
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    Re: My first go at making foundationless frames

    I'm thinking the glue would be strong enough as long as it is held in place while it dried.
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    Re: My first go at making foundationless frames

    David, Did you glue and nail, just nail, or something else to attach the pieces together? It looked just like glue, but I wasn't sure - the nails are pretty small.
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    Re: My first go at making foundationless frames

    I considered top bar only, but it seems that they don't really move around that well. After reading Michael Bush's website and others, it seems one method of preventing swarming is to manipulate the...
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    Re: My first go at making foundationless frames

    David - that is what I was thinking, namely something simple with the same width all the way around. I think the top bar must have many factors of safety since the same top bar is used for shallow,...
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