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    Re: Adding a honey super

    Typical advice is to add a new box when the existing top box has about 70%-80% of the comb built out, assuming nectar is still coming in (or you are feeding syrup). However, if you are feeding...
  2. Re: Inept beekeeper - bees sat outside the hive.

    Your bees are going to be very reluctant to abandon any viable brood (unemerged bees). If you are going to be successful at moving them to the new hive the rubber bands that Hops Brewster mentioned...
  3. Re: Anyone run 12v in 6v fence charger?

    Well, a resistor based device is probably not the best choice, but there is no need to break out the soldering iron or perfboard when affordable off the shelf solutions to 12 volt to 6 volt...
  4. Re: Winter stores - protracted cold better than occasional warm days?

    Bees are likely to use the least stores at about 40 degrees F. That is the typical target temperature that beekeepers that winter indoors strive for.

    Temperatures outside the hive significantly...
  5. Re: Ideas To Prevent Top Bar Cross Comb

    >> Thoughts? Any other crazy ideas out there?


    You could make a TBH with vertical sides - a Tanzanian Top Bar Hive. And if you made the sides 18 3/8" inside measurement, then you could use...
  6. Re: difference between hive body and super

    Using the term "super" indiscriminately is part of the confusion. "Super" refers to "upper", as in superstructure or superscript. So traditionally, a "super" is a honey super, placed above / on top...
  7. Re: Anyone run 12v in 6v fence charger?

    Or for $12 you can buy a 12 volt to 6 volt converter ...
    http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/BWD0/VR1/N2529.oap?ck=Search_N2529_-1_-1&pt=N2529&ppt=C0335

    Most people would use it with an...
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    Re: Show us your honey labels!

    I like that swamphoney label. :)

    Now it looks like its time to get busy on that www.swamphoney.net website! :p
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    Re: Assaulted by the opinion lady...

    But, Kilo, you are not paying those bees California minimum wage, are you? :lookout:




    ... so you must be keeping them as slaves! :ws:
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    Re: Extractor question

    I have nothing to add to Fusion_power's post, but for those that aren't familiar with this older style of Maxant extractor drive assembly, here is a photo ......
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    Re: New breed of bees

    Check the date on that news article! :p



    ... upper left hand corner :)
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    Re: Honey Guide Birds

    What I find fascinating about this situation is that the birds have trained humans to do their bidding! :p

    The wild birds actively lead humans to the location of the feral bees' nests with the...
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    Re: Beetles!!!!!

    Swiffer is a commercial product designed to act as a small dust mop. More here: http://swiffer.com/en-us

    Some enterprisng beekeeper figured out that the 'hairs' on the Swiffer entangle small hive...
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    Re: Ad Copy

    Harry, I knew that you were the Commercial forum moderator, but it didn't occur to me that Marketing was a subforum of Commercial, which I see now that it is.
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    Re: Ad Copy

    Barry is the moderator of this forum, so it is his opinion that counts, but my:p opinion is that if you did not include prices in your different versions that it would be acceptable.
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    Re: New Hive question

    Welcome to Beesource!


    A 3 lb package of bees is somewhere around 10,000 bees. Given that it will be about 3 weeks for new brood to emerge, and the existing bees are dying off, the bee...
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    Re: Ways to extract honey

    Re the 'sling' method described above, see post #10 and #11 of this thread:...
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    Re: Bottom Boards

    Bees are capable of cooling the hive below the outside temperature by evaporative cooling (similar to a 'swamp cooler' in a structure). To do evaporative cooling, they haul in and spread around the...
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    Re: Honey house requirements.

    You can see the "pole barn steel":) on the inside walls of Ian's extracting room here:
    http://www.stepplerfarms.com/StepplerHoney.html

    Click on the "Extracting Equipment Gallery" link once the...
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    Re: Wax Moths! - Colony Dead

    Bt is short for Bacillus thuringiensis.

    There are multiple varieties of Bt, with each variety targeted towards a specific type of pest. The best choice for wax moths is variety aizawai. See this...
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    Re: Beetles!!!!!

    >> .I wish someone made a #6 as it would be just right for beetles to go through.

    Yes, the beetles would fit through #6. :)

    But then worker bees fit though #6 also! :eek:
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    Re: Oxalic acid controlled?

    It appears as though New York State, at least, did not waive the registration fees. Here is a screenshot of the NYS registration for oxalic acid ...
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    I apologize for the small size of the...
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    Re: are new jars clean enough?

    Wrong! :eek:


    AFB is a bacterial disease, and can be transmitted in honey to bees. Ergo, there can be live bacteria in honey!*



    *AFB does not affect humans
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    Re: Oxalic acid controlled?

    There is no argument that the USDA was the sponsoring agency for the US EPA oxalic acid registration/approval process. Certainly Brushy Mtn did not pay the $600,000+ EPA new pesticide registration...
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    Re: Oxalic acid controlled?

    The registration fee for a new pesticide registration in Alabama is $600. That fee is good to December 31 of the issuing year, then the annual renewal fee is also $600. If you slip-up, and wait to...
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