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  1. Re: How do you protect a weak colony from being robbed

    Sultan,
    What triggered the original robbing event was the open bowls of syrup, bees have an amazing sense of smell and can quickly go into a robbing frenzy. Inverted sealed containers with about 6...
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    Re: Wiring Frames without an Embedder

    I agree wholeheartedly, there is very little room between combs, when you decide to move frames around in the hive or exchange frames between hives you want the comb straight, bowed comb is a misery...
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    Re: Wiring Frames without an Embedder

    Spur embedding is quick and easy as 1,2,3.

    1. Lay the foundation sheet into the frame on top of the cross wires and secure it to the top and bottom bars, now flip the frame over so the wires are...
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    Re: Winter Losses or Success?

    Hang on Mike your reprieve is on the way, your area should be significantly warmer in a few weeks :).
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    Re: Winter Losses or Success?

    All 10 of my hives made it through and they are gaining strength, with all the rain we have had so far this spring I am hopeful of a good harvest this year :thumbsup:.
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    Re: How does my nuc design hold up?

    Cyan,
    It appears you put a good bit of thought and work into this project, it all looks really great. If I may add a word of advice I would take the time now to place another set of blocks to...
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    Re: Adding a Third Deep to Hives with 2 Deeps

    The addition of a third deep will help in the control of swarming however drawn comb should be used in early spring and placing the deep on top will work just fine. Adding foundation this time of...
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    Re: Mixing essential oils in suryp.....

    Add 8 oz of the water to a blender along with the essential oils and 1/8 teaspoon of lecithin granules and blend on low speed for 1 minute or longer if needed making sure the surface tension is...
  9. Thread: ANGRY Bees

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    Re: ANGRY Bees

    I agree with the above responses and will add that foundation installed before the spring flow will usually get chewed up and used for brood cappings, feeding syrup can help to alleviate the chewing....
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizer with Temp Controller

    The vaporizer does work well, good job. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Booming to dead in 5 weeks

    This has been my experience as well, I also vaporize the four weeks in August and one more time at Thanksgiving and have had excellent results. The only time I have lost a hive was when I began...
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    Re: bees are dead but long live the mice

    Bleach them, let Don show you how it's done.

    https://youtu.be/400LMufHONY
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    Re: What bee suits you?

    I like my mutt bees, it's anybody's guess what they are, pedigree doesn't concern me.

    http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i384/WWW3156/Bees/DSC_0031.jpg
  14. Thread: Pollen coming in!

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    Re: Pollen coming in!

    Yellow pollen is coming into my hives here in Southern Ohio, it's a wonderful thing to watch.

    Better make sure your hives still have enough stores, this is a time when they can starve out very...
  15. Thread: DUBBLE STACK NUCS

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    Re: DUBBLE STACK NUCS

    I have three nucs coming out of winter and they are set up in triple deeps, each of these hives have four shallow supers that will go on them this year. I know this is an extremely tall stack for nuc...
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    Re: Yellow Snow, warning don't eat.

    I agree, I find it better to let them build up naturally at their own pace unless you know for sure there is a shortage of natural honey and pollen in the hive. Your temperatures are too cold yet for...
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    Re: Attempt at DIY Vaporizer

    It looks great, it appears your have found the balance in design that make it work well, congratulations.
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    Re: Honey Frames to Drawn Comb

    You did not mention whether you had an extractor, you really do need one to be able to extract your honey efficiently. I am not sure what you mean by scrapper but I have seen people on YouTube using...
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    Re: They made it, Now it's feeding time

    Don't fret about it your bees will be okay, it might have been preferable to have warmed the supers but the bees will take care of warming them just fine and the snow will melt into water which they...
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    Re: Dead Out Numbers/Winter Losses

    All 10 have come through the winter and are doing well. :)
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    Re: My experience with Bee Thinking

    Very nice looking hives, it is plain to see that Bee Thinking takes pride in their product, I wish you well with your new hives.
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    Re: OAV alum block/ glow plug thickness

    The heilyser JB 200 is 1/2 inch in height, to accomplish this the threads are turned down along with the hex on the plug body, as Frank has stated the plug body and pan are held in place by set...
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    Re: Attempt at DIY Vaporizer

    The glow plug itself does not have a cycle time. Nice looking project. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Uncapping knife suggestions

    I have an older knife that is set on the lowest setting and it works great, any hotter and the honey boils and scorches onto the blade.
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    Re: Anyone ever use a 3rd deep brood chamber?

    Walt I have noticed this as well and sometime this month when the weather straightens out I will also be applying your checkerboarding to the two top boxes of each hive to help reduce the swarming...
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