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  1. Re: any N.Y. beeks heard of a plan to start charging for bee registration

    There was talk about registration a couple years ago. I haven't heard anything recently. I was not aware that there was a "modest" inspection program provided by the state.
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    Re: Triangle Escape Board

    So, here's a new observation. The escape worked well with one super but when I installed under 2 and 3 supers, not so good. Installed yesterday and pulled today. Tremendous traffic jam resulted in...
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    Re: feeding bees "old" sugar

    Use it up. I can't imagine rain water would be any worse than what comes out of the tap :eek:. But if left too long, it will grow mold.
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    Re: Oxalic Acid treatment.

    I did Oxalic acid treatment a couple years ago. This was in the drip method rather than the vaporized method. Colony survived so maybe it worked :scratch:

    Since I've been using 24 hr. Formic acid...
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    Re: Triangle Escape Board

    I am fortunate that shb is not a problem here. We have a lot of clay/hardpan below the grass. It's my understanding that shb does not thrive in that environment.

    Just pulled a super from an...
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    Re: Triangle Escape Board

    I built one a couple years ago. Just built 3 more. They do work. In theory only a couple hours should be long enough on a warm day (so the bees are moving about). I left one on too long a couple...
  7. Thread: Milk Paint

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    Re: Milk Paint

    I had heard of Milk Paint years ago but have never made/used it. Interesting to note that I grew up on a small dairy farm! We fed "fresh" milk to pigs if we were raising a couple. (for those who...
  8. Thread: Hives per acre?

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    Re: Hives per acre?

    Actual physical size of the yard will be what you feel comfortable maintaining. That is, spacing around hives for working each one. So, deciding how many hives and that comfort zone will set the size...
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    Re: Why I keep bees...

    I keep bees because I'm interested in learning new things. I'm guessing I'll never learn all there is to bees.

    Producing honey is a byproduct right now. I expect to retire in a few years, so...
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    Re: feeding pollen substitute in NY

    Winter seems here to stay for a bit. Last year bees were bringing in pollen by now. should straighten out in a couple weeks but AccuWeather is expecting a colder than normal April.

    I put pollen...
  11. Thread: veil wearing

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    Re: veil wearing

    When only wearing a veil I've had the problem of my t shirt riding up when squatting :eek: Now that can be disconcerting.

    I don't know how many years the veil with 4 yards of string has been...
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    Re: Drawing comb in the supers question

    I have too few drawn supers to put on this Spring. what I expect to do is alternate foundation only frames with drawn frames. Absolutely no feeding with supers on. The bees will draw out the comb...
  13. Thread: 40" Spatula

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    Re: 40" Spatula

    I scraped down at the end last year before washup. Just easier.
  14. Thread: 40" Spatula

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    Re: 40" Spatula

    I made a spatula out of a piece of plexiglass. About 3 x 5 and sharpened along the short side. Attached to about 3' or so of 1/2" pvc pipe. The pipe was slotted to accept about an inch of the plexi...
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    Re: what to do with partially filled frames

    I would either leave the frames on for the bees to finish or take and extract. The honey will be ok.
  16. Thread: AFB and plastic

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    Re: AFB and plastic

    Jim134 - I don't suspect AFB at this time. This was a question that was meant to spark conversation on the subject and compare different practices.

    sqkcrk - I certainly will post any information I...
  17. Thread: AFB and plastic

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    Re: AFB and plastic

    Thanks for that info Michae B.

    I also plan on bringing up the subject at the next local meeting. Maybe someone there has info in irradiating hives.
  18. Thread: AFB and plastic

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    AFB and plastic

    First off, I hope no one ever needs to deal with AFB. But, while my mind was wandering around I started thinking about that horror. Bad enough to deal with AFB on wax foundation, wooden frames, and...
  19. Re: Name One Important Lesson You Learned in Last Year

    I learned to keep a close watch on the summer weather, what the bees are bringing in and if they are gaining hive weight, maintaining, or losing. Got very lucky and fed a bit as I thought they...
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    Re: Pail Feeder Question

    The pail feeder should be placed over the hole that is in the inner cover. Then an empty deep is placed on finishing with the outer cover.

    It seems that what you had described was placing the pail...
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    Re: Still alive in new york state

    Happy Honey Farm - that pretty much stinks:(

    Keeping my fingers crossed with this new cold snap
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    Re: Pacific Tree Frogs.....

    Whoops, sorry I was thinking of the Northern Pacific Tree Octopuss:doh:
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    Re: Anyone use liquid N2?

    Whatever you use make sure to not make skin contact. use plenty of protection. Very heavy gloves, goggles, etc.
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    Re: Pacific Tree Frogs.....

    Just be careful of the traps they may set up in the lower branches. Bees will be going missing by the thousands.:eek:

    (My wife has been using PTF in her web design class for a number of years to...
  25. Thread: anyone-skype?

    by PeeVee
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    Re: anyone-skype?

    Don,
    I too am on satellite. While I have used Skype with my daughter in Texas, the usage is painful.

    I have really enjoyed the information available from your YouTube videos.

    Thanks,
    Paul
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