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    Re: Slow buildup from Nuc

    Some thoughts on this situation--you won't be able to transfer to a 10 frame deep, I suspect, without disrupting the burr comb that was started from the inner cover (and is likely also attached to...
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    Re: What type of weed is this?

    I see Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota). It's an important forage flower for a lot of small pollinators, but I don't ever see my bees working it.

    Oh yes, and whacky tobaccy, too.
  3. Re: A few hard learned lessons to pass to the new beeks

    Now THAT was funnny!

    Experience is a good teacher, but the tuition can be high.
  4. Re: Honey-filled bridge comb between top bars normal?

    :applause:

    :shhhh::applause::D

    A taste of honey, some applause,and a smile for how good it is
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    Re: Syrup Ratio suggested

    I looked on scientificbeekeeping.com to see what I might be able to find on that source.

    Randy Oliver has stated there that a syrup that is 33% (1 part sugar to 2 parts water) is adequate for...
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    Re: Syrup Ratio suggested

    Hypotheses in need of scientific testing is what we have. We need someone who knows the scientific beekeeping literature to tell us from experiment which concentration of syrup is 'best' at getting...
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    Re: Syrup Ratio suggested

    Have there been any studies done looking at varying the concentration of sugar syrup and how it affects the amount of wax drawn? I can imagine, as Michael Bush has indicated, that the energy...
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    Re: The EpiPen and you.

    Agis Apiaries: As nonconfrontationally as possible, there was nothing I found wrong in the capsule summary that you found fault with.

    Your situation was included in what was stated, in that it was...
  9. Thread: what is it?

    by Knisely
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    Re: what is it?

    Centaurea is it, as stated above.
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    Re: What is this insect?

    Agapostemon splendens is my uneducated guess.

    See here: http://bugguide.net/node/view/475348
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Amasa (post #182): You're doing right by your bees. Your colony will need to have a place to expand into, and your bees are creating it with your assistance. Trust me, you will be happy you have...
  12. Re: OxaVap.Com - Name the new OA Vaporizer and get it FREE!

    Varroarator
  13. Re: Where to find control box (rheostat) for elect uncapping knife

    Contact the manufacturer:

    http://www.piercemieras.com

    Not such a great webpage for luring people in, but good uncapping knives. Explain to them what you have a need for, and they'll be able...
  14. Bees at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)

    This is probably worth a trip to see, if you ever get within striking distance of Manhattan. A sculpture that incorporates a colony of bees...to represent the 'hive mind'. Creative minds at work! ...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Today was a day for growing the apiary. 10 queens from way out west in Roy, WA made their way by mail out east, and two underperforming 10 frame double deep Langstroths got broken down into 5 frame...
  16. Thread: Frame grips

    by Knisely
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    Re: Frame grips

    I'm betting that you'll get more comfortable with using it if you use it...and that if you don't use it, you'll become comfortable with using only your hands and a hand tool for frame manipulation. ...
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    Re: Simple mating nucs in a hurry!

    I see the top bars. On top of a hive cover, I'm guessing. What were the other components you used to make the compartments? I'm guessing window glass with duct tape around the edges, with some...
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    Re: Found two swarms this evening

    I think that you should use these swarms to draw out more foundation (assuming you're not running top-bar hives) so that you can do some checkerboarding next spring. And having plenty of supering...
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    Re: What are my bees doing here???

    Clyderoad's right. Circulating air within the hive. This sort of organized activity is important for keeping the brood at the right temperature and concentrating nectar into honey.

    Are there...
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    Re: 3rd deep hive body? Too late for supers?

    You can anticipate that there will be some nectar being produced locally by Linden trees (Tilia species), Sumac (Rhus species), and clover ('lawn clover'). It looked to me as though there was still...
  21. Re: Converting over to small cell foundation--

    AR Beekeeper: Thank you for sharing your experience. What you describe seems like a very realistic description of what to do and what to expect. If the bees are drawing these deep supers out but...
  22. Converting over to small cell foundation--

    I'm hoping for some explicit guidance on how I might be able to get a few hives converted to small cell foundation.

    I have been happy with my overwinter survival rates since I started using oxalic...
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    Re: Any tips for trimming comb from q-cells

    I think a hot knife might cut through the excess wax without excessive risk of injuring the queen cells you're trying to free up. I'm talking a cheap paring knife heated in a flame, not your...
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    Re: Wife's eczema cured by our bees!

    I would love to see any photographs.
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    Basswood (Tilia sp) was being worked at dusk in Long Island City (zip 11101) on 6/10/15--right across from the United Nations building. Nice to see bees in the city.
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