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    Re: Bees and Chickens

    I've never seen my chickens eat dead/alive bees but I fed them chilled larvae.
  2. Re: Hive stands; are these really needed?

    No problems at all. I have bees and chickens for 3 seasons. The bees occasionally sting the roosters when they intrude too much. It's actually a very funny scene.
  3. Re: Hive stands; are these really needed?

    I prefer low hive stands. It's easier with the lifting and you have the advantage of a good snow insulation during winter.
    Disadvantages: you have to maw more frequently if you don't use top...
  4. Re: Technique of changing queen in cold weather

    I replaced the old queen with other young queen from another nuc that I united. I squished her against the cage and left it there. What's funny is that the cage was faulty and the young one was...
  5. Re: Technique of changing queen in cold weather

    I've overwintered 4-5 too weak nucs(more as an experiment) wich were made in July, the populations dwindled and they died.
    It might be the queen. The young queen will die if I don't put it in a...
  6. Re: Easiest type of cell builder for a beginner

    Good point. :)

    Most of the times principles come afterwards but the bagage of information helps with practice.
  7. Technique of changing queen in cold weather

    Hi,
    I saved a 2014 queen from a dying nuc. She's in a cage with attendands. Nightly temps are just above freezing and daily almost flying temps.
    I have a hive with 2012 queen laying decently but...
  8. Re: Easiest type of cell builder for a beginner

    I think the best thing is to first understand the principles then you can easily choose what you like best. I personally prefer Michael Palmer's method because it's straight forward, but I've also...
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    Re: Deadout from nosema?

    I have three simlar cases as I've overwintered small clusters. Is it OK to reuse the combs too?
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    Re: Bee cluster is not moving to the food

    Mine too. I thought they had run out of stores when seing uncapped cells at the top, so I placed some sugar bricks upon them. Then later on a warmer day I had the chance of pulling 2 frames on one...
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    Re: Winter pictures?

    Nature's perfect insulation:

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=15677&stc=1

    :)
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    Re: Weak colony in fall... posible causes

    I kept two weak nucs(small ball of bees on 3 frames, each one in it's own deep box) as an experiment to see if they pass the winter and they are OK for now, eating some sugar that I've placed on top...
  13. Re: Hive humidity - how much is too much?

    I wanted to post a thread like this one but I post here instead:
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    Is this too much?

    ...double nucs in 10 framer
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    Re: Wasps,wasps and more wasps..

    I also have wasp hives. Welcome to the club. I think they feast from the resources far from the bee nest. When temperatures raise bees begin to defend the hive but not very actively. I don't worry...
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    Re: Check out my new grass mower

    Impressive. I'll buy a horse some day.
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    Re: Check out my new grass mower

    Sheep are best for the job. I have three but I keep them in some other guy's herd.

    I don't know about the ad, as I don't watch TV, but junk food runs more or less everywhere in the world. Romania...
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    Re: Check out my new grass mower

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Check out my new grass mower

    It's a dairy cow and she mows under my surveillance as my hives are too loose(too many mobile parts). Once she rubbed her horns over one hive's cover moving it sideways, also if there is an isolated...
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    Re: Small Cell Benefits

    :thumbsup:
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    Check out my new grass mower

    Anyone else using this technique?
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    Re: Mouse guards

    Michael Bush idea of mouse guard in practice:

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    The width of the hole could have been a bit larger but I have clusters the size of a handball :(. The boxes I've made are far from...
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    Re: Cell Builders and Brood Factories

    the answer of a real apiarist... similar to asking a shepherd how many sheep owns and he stands perplexed.
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporising Bulk Hives

    Hi,

    Did the treatment using the vaporizer you bought worked? I'm interesting in making such a device for myself. Do you have any pictures with more details?
    I'm currently browsing the plumbing...
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    Re: Weak colony in fall... posible causes

    Thank you and good luck to you too!
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    Re: Weak colony in fall... posible causes

    I finally did some varroa tests this weekend and varroa is definitely the cause(~10%). What's interesting is that the bees are looking good showing no signs of disease. Haha

    It seems that my...
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