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    Re: smooth foundation

    Whiskers
    Thanks for the link as I knew someone else had to wondered about that also.
    Mr beeware nice to see you still reply to this post with a similar rude response as you did 3 years ago to...
  2. Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporization - Questions and Answers

    What about the bees in the supers? Leave them assuming you will get them the next 2 treatments?
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    smooth foundation

    Don't laugh but I had a thought other day after watching a guy make wax foundations.
    I read about foundationless vs foundation and I understand that bees draw out from the patterned cells on the...
  4. Re: Basically a newbee, but have experience from helping my grandfather.

    prairie dogged up from his video game.....
    I LOVE IT!!!! And welcome to beekeeping
  5. Re: How long do most newbies stay with beekeeping?

    I cannot believe the timing of this thread. I researched for a couple of years before getting into beekeeping last spring. I truly feel I have a good strong basic understanding of beekeeping. 10 days...
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    Re: -40 f windchill in central NY

    Unless they have one heck of a breeze blowing through the hive, windchill has no bearing. Remember windchill is how cold it feels on our skin. If it's -10 with a windchill of -40 and your outdoors...
  7. Re: 2 dead hive with pics and questions

    I want to confirm that in pic H2C, that is pollen? The fact these two hives have totally different history, and fact they died so close together is just coincidence?
    I have to admit, it makes me...
  8. Re: 2 dead hive with pics and questions

    Vance I added water to sugar don't recall the ratio. I then packed it in pans and popped it in the oven overnight. At 175.. I am wondering if I should remove what's in the 3rd hive place paper and...
  9. Re: 2 dead hive with pics and questions

    Thanks everyone for the replies so far. I thought it was larva in there. Vance thanks as I was thinking AFB with the holes vs what I have read. Is it common for the candy to puddle like that?
  10. 2 dead hive with pics and questions

    I have two dead hives and went through them today I have a few questions first let me list background info

    Hive 1. I got last sprint as a package
    Hive 2 I got Dec 15th as a CL deal and have no...
  11. Re: 2 of my 3 hives died simultaneously

    Yes the package hive I did but only got one OVA treatment done. The other one is was the CL deal I got 2nd week in Dec .....so no. I was wondering if I could do a couple of treatments this time of...
  12. 2 of my 3 hives died simultaneously

    2 of 3 hives just died pretty much simultaneously and I have a few questions. I just found them dead today after they were alive just last week. The reason I checked today was yesterday I noticed...
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    Re: Totes

    I would be more concerned about the history. You have no idea if that honey has came into contact with something and is now contaminated. Unless you know for sure that the place you got it from in...
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    Re: What is the magic number?

    very interesting replies I've enjoyed reading them. I have no idea where I'll end up I'm sure nobody does when they first start out.I already know that I'm going to further than I intended to start...
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    What is the magic number?

    Ok, I know there is no true magic number....

    The question is what is the number of hives that the average backyard beekeeper can handle before it shifts from fun to work?

    I understand that...
  16. Re: Can't find a source for wood bleach (lazy beekeeper)

    http://m.ebay.com/itm/251806652380?nav=SEARCH
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    Re: winter porch canopy

    I have mouse guards also and they get plugged more than I thought they would. I will place something over them like the canopy as I have tons of scrap wood and will take no time or cost to make.
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    Re: winter porch canopy

    I have two 1/2 holes on top now, but like I said I like to also keep the lower open. PLus I got some used live hives in mid December with no upper entrance, (at the moment) .... plus on the warn...
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    winter porch canopy

    I am a new beek going through my first winter. My hives face east but I still get a lot of ice and snow on the front porch.
    I have upper escapes but I still like to clear the porch. I have a simple...
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    what is considered a local queen?

    I read a lot about local Queens on this forum and it got me wondering. Exactly what is considered a local queen? my main question is, if I take a package of bees through the winter, split them the...
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    Re: Bee radio

    by tuning it to the local talk radio station they'll be able to keep up on the local buzz....
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    Re: New member from SE Indiana

    Joe.... welcome from east central indiana 2014 ..was my first year
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    Re: used frames question from CL find

    Ace. ... what about mice I assumed they would be attracted to the smell of the comb? Are you saying that I should not save any brood comb? please note with this Craigslist find I have way more...
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    Re: used frames question from CL find

    with all these frames I'm not really sure where to store them since they almost all have a drawn comb. Once they come out of the freezer my first thought was to seal them tight top and bottom in...
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    Re: used frames question from CL find

    JW nope that was not me lol I seen that post also
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