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  1. Re: Front Range Snow & extended Swarm Advisory

    Hooray! Free water falling from the sky! After this storm, we should see mega-blooms.
  2. Thread: OXAVAP

    by shinbone
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    Re: OXAVAP

    "That is why they don't want me to ruin their business should I release it. "

    And Chevron bought the patent to the 100 MPG carburetor in the '70's and then hid it away in a safe so their gasoline...
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    Re: Alternative to beekeeper gloves

    I, also, was a fan of the playtex dishwashing gloves. They provided good dexterity, with the only slight problem being they would be literally sloshing with sweat after working a half-dozen hives.
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    Re: Feed Essential oils

    I use Honey Bee Healthy as a feeding stimulant and food preservative. Beyond those two advantages, I see no other benefit to EOs. I use HBH everytime I feed syrup, and am happy enough with the...
  5. Thread: demaree ?

    by shinbone
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    Re: demaree ?

    Walt - Thanks for weighing in on the questions about Demareeing a hive us rookie beekeepers have Obviously, your swarm prevention method of choice would be the checkerboarding technique you...
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    Re: OXALIC ACID IN A FOGGER

    CBoggs - as you probably know, stonybrook's last post on Beesource was in May, 2005. Seems like the guy is long gone.

    Also, notice that once someone started asking for before and after mite...
  7. Thread: OXAVAP

    by shinbone
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    Re: OXAVAP

    An OAV heater discharging the OA vapor into the hive through a hole in the bottom board. Since the heater need not fit inside the hive, the heater can be made from most any appropriate heat source. ...
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    Re: Mann Lake Pro Health

    I started feeding in mid-February here in Denver. I stopped feeding in late March because we started getting blooms and the bees shifted their focus from sugar water to real nectar.

    I use Honey...
  9. Re: Help! Neighbours bees attracted to our Ipe decking

    A few photos would help us to understand what is going on.
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    Re: Feeding the Bees. How necessary is it?

    +1

    Whether feeding is necessary depends on your locale (climate, forage, etc.) and your goals.
  11. Thread: Insurance

    by shinbone
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    Re: Insurance

    " I have always been concerned about lawsuits since honey is a product that is consumed."

    Before you start spending your limited resources for honey lawsuit insurance, you should do some research...
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    Re: re-queening every year !

    +1
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    Re: Bearding or Swarm???

    In my limited experience, if the bees are going to swarm they don't cluster on the hive. Instead, they come pouring out like black oil and away they go. It over in about 10 minutes.
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    Re: Feeding the Bees. How necessary is it?

    This year I fed in early Spring to get big population in time for our early Spring flow. I stopped feeding when I put honey supers on, though.
  15. Re: Odfrank finally admits he's been wrong about packages!

    rock'n brood pattern.
  16. Thread: Hot Hive

    by shinbone
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    Re: Hot Hive

    With a hot hive, it is better to requeen it yourself with a queen from a line known to be gentle, rather than simply let nature take it course.
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    Re: "MiteNot" project

    Sounds like someone is just speculating out loud.

    From the press release:

    the board’s embedded sensors detect temperature fluctuations and other environmental data, then transmit it via a 3G...
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    Re: ANOTHER INVENTION FOR BEEKEEPERS

    Sounds like someone is just speculating out loud.

    the board’s embedded sensors detect temperature fluctuations and other environmental data, then transmit it via a 3G cellular connection to...
  19. Thread: demaree ?

    by shinbone
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    Re: demaree ?

    I am just a rookie, and am trying the Demaree method for swarm prevention for the first time this year.

    I've been Demareeing when I start to see backfilling in the brood nest.
  20. Thread: Mites Beware

    by shinbone
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    Re: Mites Beware

    Sounds like someone is just speculating out loud.

    the board’s embedded sensors detect temperature fluctuations and other environmental data, then transmit it via a 3G cellular connection to...
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    Re: Warm Way Langstroh Hives

    Since this thread popped back up . . .

    As I understand it, "the warm way" is simply this one and only feature:

    "the entrance is oriented perpendicular to the frames"

    And, as is so often the...
  22. Re: Swarm cell found, now how to prevent swarming?

    ilharder and JRG13 - Thanks for your inputs.

    Using a spreadsheet, I made a dead-simple graphic calculator to estimate when I should see eggs. Obviously, there are too many variables to do...
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    Re: Alternative to beekeeper gloves

    lol!!
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

    Obviously just speculation on my part, but, the Flow Frame has received 100 times more publicity with its crowd source funding campaign than bee equipment normally does. Anyone, who, either has not...
  25. Re: Swarm cell found, now how to prevent swarming?

    Yes. Except for the hive giving up the frame eggs, adding eggs is win-win.
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