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  1. Thread: Smoker fuel

    by BMogardo
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    Pellets

    I have been using pellets that can be used in pellet stoves. They are pure wood with no additives to hurt the bees and only cost $4.50 per 50# at HomeDepot.
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    Very dark honey

    Can someone tell me why, every now and then, a hive will throw a super or 2 of very, very dark honey. This hive could be in a yard with other hives and be the only one with this color honey. Almost...
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    Weaver Queens

    I have been using R Weaver Buckfast queens for 5 years and they have the best wintering survivor rate of any of the queens I have tried. I'm out here on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Our winters are...
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    Smoker-Pellets

    Placing the pellets in an old glass jar works well to keep the moisture out. I also bought a small kitchen type propane torch. I put a handful of pellets in the cover of the smoker...light them...
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    Hive top feeders

    Go with the fiberglass resin. Just give a week or 2 to cure and wash it good.
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    Any one know of a source for HFCS in NE sold in 5...

    Any one know of a source for HFCS in NE sold in 5 gal buckets?
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    I checked the hives in April andd they were both...

    I checked the hives in April andd they were both dead outs. Nothing ws alive in the hives. I checked again in October and found bees and beetles. I found them on the outside frames (7,8,9,) on my...
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    I'm on Cape Cod and I have friend who lost two...

    I'm on Cape Cod and I have friend who lost two hives last winter. Since he was selling his house he left them for the summer. I recently checked them and found them both to be full of beess and...
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    Mix up a batch of syrup and spray or paint the...

    Mix up a batch of syrup and spray or paint the sides of the cage. Make sure your equipment is all set up and ready to go in the location you have selected. I have installed packages in the rain and...
  10. Thread: bee blowers

    by BMogardo
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    I use a Stihl, $ 185, has all the power you could...

    I use a Stihl, $ 185, has all the power you could want without killing the bees.
  11. Thread: bee blowers

    by BMogardo
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    I use a Stihl, $ 185, has all the pwer you could...

    I use a Stihl, $ 185, has all the pwer you could want without killing the bees.
  12. Thread: Pesticides

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    Recently, here in New England, we have developed...

    Recently, here in New England, we have developed a problem with Winter Moth. One of the treatments is to spray Spinosad on shrubs and trees to kill the moth in the caterpillar stage. Spinosad works...
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    That is goods news. I put them out yesterday on...

    That is goods news. I put them out yesterday on 20 + days of cure. I feel better knowing your experiences. Thanks again.
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    How many days and at what temp do you allow for...

    How many days and at what temp do you allow for curing? Also, since the price was right, some corners and seams are 1/4 inch thick. The last thing I want to do is kill the bees that made it through...
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    They said that other people have used it to...

    They said that other people have used it to repair feed and water troughs for live stock and that they have never had anyone complain. It's ust that when I pressed him for a timeline to be safe, he...
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    I recently, 3 weeks ago, repaired for syrup...

    I recently, 3 weeks ago, repaired for syrup feeders with epoxy. I used the West System (borrowed from an old job)to seem all corners, sides and bottom. They cured in the cellar at room temp for 2...
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    Looks like I'll give the triangle type a go. I...

    Looks like I'll give the triangle type a go. I visited Dave Cushman's site and he has many other types to choose from as well. Thanks to all for the suggestions.
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    I have tried the blower but it knocks the hell...

    I have tried the blower but it knocks the hell out of the bees. I prefer to use the blower after I have cleared the super with as many bees as I can. I'm looking for a a method other than using a...
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    What type of bee escape do you prefer? I realize...

    What type of bee escape do you prefer? I realize of course that no one escape is 100%, but which ones do most people use?
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    I'd like to try another method of removing the...

    I'd like to try another method of removing the bees before taking the honey crop other than with a fume board. The beekeeping outlets seem to carry, porter, triangle and cone escapes as alternatives...
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    Question: If using a two deep system, is it...

    Question: If using a two deep system, is it necessary to use trays of gel in both deeps if there is brrod in both deeps? (Similar to Apistan)
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    Thanks to all. I'll give it a try. I won't need...

    Thanks to all. I'll give it a try. I won't need them until spring so they will have plenty of time to air out.
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    My Hive top feeders leak and are in need of...

    My Hive top feeders leak and are in need of repairs. I've tryed the wax thing, but I quess that I am too rough with them and they are leaking again. I was thinking of putting a coat of fiberglass...
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    R Weaver has Buckfast at $ 75.00 per 3# pkg. but...

    R Weaver has Buckfast at $ 75.00 per 3# pkg. but that is without shipping. Anyway, I see that queens are up as well, some at $ 25.00 ea. I think that this how it's going to be since demand is...
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    Hi to all, I want to replace an aging queen with...

    Hi to all, I want to replace an aging queen with a nuc. What is the best method and timing to install the nuc into an existing hive after the queen is removed? Should I move the nuc into a deep and...
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