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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...
  12. 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...
  16. 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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    Re: How to use Bee Pro

    IMHO
    1. Olive oil is pricy compared to canola oil

    2. 1 Tbsp is a lot of vitamins for vitamins mix I use. Package instructios recommend 0.18g/liter of water. A Tbsp. weighs 12g. ??0.5g for...
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    Re: How to use Bee Pro

    Grozzie, started with your recipe and tweaked it a bit.

    4.5 lbs white sugar
    1.5 lbs Beepro
    1/4 cup of canola oil
    1 liter of warm water
    2 Tbsp of lemon juice
    1/8 tsp of vitamin/electrolytes
    1...
  19. Re: How much moisture is added to the hive, from respiration, over the winter?

    The wood shavings take on moisture and can freeze. Insulation value of the shaving itself is not huge to begin as it is wood. Wet and frozen the insulation value is virtually zero.

    However, it...
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    Re: Pry Frames Apart to Install Apivar?

    This was my first time using Apivar in the early spring. It is on the cool side to take the hive apart to clean out burr comb, so some burr comb in the way of installing the strip.

    It's a sick...
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    Pry Frames Apart to Install Apivar?

    Do you routinely pry frames apart to install Apivar?

    Apivar should be in better contact with mites if bees have more space to contact the strips and the odds are lower of injuring the queen.
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    Re: Oxalic Acid question

    Thanks, sorry, I meant 0C.
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    Re: Oxalic Acid question

    Been used here as low as 0C by beekeepers. Use warm water, I'd suggest 90F. As a precaution, have a top entrance in place and open and close up the bottom. Close the bottom screen boards off and...
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    Re: How does my nuc design hold up?

    What you have built is getting awful close to a Miller feeder. Need to add four cross pieces and cut an opening slot in the bottom. They work very well with few drownings. Easy to fill as just...
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    Re: Can I harvest honey this spring?

    I'd do a check on the mite levels when you have the hive open. Need to stay ahead of them as they harm the bees and spread viruses. This then affects honey production and ultimately result in a die...
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