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    Re: Master Beekeeping Course

    Hi Okie,
    That piece of paper may give you a different perspective or two on beehives and beekeeping. If you have the time and ambition for it, then definitely do it. It may be that it will give you...
  2. Re: Do I have enough bees to overwinter or should I shake em?

    It sounds like you have enough population for over wintering fine, but they need a queen to make it. Hopefully they have a queen. It is seldom that they become queen-less, every if you rolled the...
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    Re: My achy breaky shoulder

    Good to hear it Dan.
    Take it slow and easy, don't get in a big hurry, and keep up with the PT on your own, even after the appointments have ended. It should keep getting better over time, so long...
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    Re: Follower boards to reduce 10 frame hive

    A tight fitting division board can be used as a follower board.

    A follower board can not be used as a division board,
    as the queens can get to each other through
    the beespace around the...
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    Re: Weak colony in fall... posible causes

    You're doing great for the second year, good luck through winter.
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    Re: Question about fall feeding

    By adding pollen as well, they may pick up some brood rearing, feeding syrup and pollen sub both simulates a nectar flow so they may pick up on the brood rearing. Is what I'm doing here to get brood...
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    Re: Beeswax wood finsh?

    I grated some wax and added some distilled mineral spirits and some lemon oil and used to to rub into an old pellet gun stock of my Mom's and it turned out looking very good.
  8. Thread: Lip Balm...

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    Re: Lip Balm...

    Sounds wonderful, is this your first time making it?
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    Re: my DIY OA burner

    It looks very functional, thanks for sharing. Do you by chance have a brand and part number of the glow plug?
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    Re: Should the hives be combined??

    You didn't give a history of the two hives, so I must ask, have you checked for varroa mite numbers? Do you think they may be a cause for the low numbers and low stores of your hives? It would be a...
  11. Re: I am right on target for overwinter weight!

    It's a good feeling when they are up to snuff for winter.
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    Re: Comb honey and foundation

    Thins surplus foundation is a very thin white wax foundation that is used for comb honey as the foundation is so thin there is very little mid-rib build up so there is less wax and more honey in the...
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    Re: Protein patty supplementation

    Here in my area of California, it's not all just about the almonds. Bees need their fats and proteins from the pollen in the fall in order to raise healthy young bees to take the hive through winter....
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    Re: Comb honey and foundation

    If you don't care about the looks of the comb honey then foundationless or starter strips work out fine. If you want good looking comb honey then using Thin Surplus Foundation is a must, and having...
  15. Re: Pennsylvania Lost a great beekeeper this week.

    Someone must tell his bees of their keepers passing.

    http://www.bloomfieldbeeshoney.com/beepoem.shtml

    Beekeeping Traditions For the Ages
    Bloomfield Bees Honey shares this poem with our fellow...
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    Re: Open the brood nest?

    I think your night time temps are too cold, and your daytime temps are not warm enough, it's too late in the year. Take off that empty super and think about expansion in the spring next year. This...
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    Re: It finally happened... varroa..

    I really doubt that you need to use both.

    I've not use OAV but one time last year, I waited to late to treat, and only treated once, so I'm not the one to ask about it too much. I think it's a...
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    Re: It finally happened... varroa..

    You can get the ten pack of apivar from mannlakeltd.com without an applicators license. The webpage is deceiving. In California, you can get the ten pack without the license. Purchasing any more than...
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    Re: Drone congregation Area

    Light and fuzzy vs black and more bald could very well be the difference between a newly or recently emerged drone (light and fuzzy) vs an older more mature drone (black and more bald). I myself seem...
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    Re: Does anyone use apistan?

    It sounds to me like you have proved that the Apistan strips are working for you on your hives with your bees and varroa mites. I would say continue it if you feel comfortable with it. I have not...
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    Re: Follower boards to reduce 10 frame hive

    "Will frame-sized follower boards work for the purpose of reducing the size of the hive box without causing any harm to the bees? I'm focusing on this because I think the precision required for...
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    Re: Follower boards to reduce 10 frame hive

    A follower board has beespace around it, just like a frame. It is usually made out of solid wood and is the dimensions of a frame, giving it beespace around, between it's edges and the box and top...
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    Re: Prices and Plans for spring 2015

    Some of the beekeeping supply stores have sales after Thanksgiving and around Christmas times. Most likely for end of year inventory reduction in preparation for the new year. You just have to keep...
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    Re: Drone congregation Area

    The breeding I did that year, I ended up with what I called two-toned drones. The drones were both Black and Gold, in one drone, something I'd never seen or heard of. That proved to me that queens...
  25. Re: Does losts of Pollen being hauled in mean Brood and Queenright?

    I would conjecture that it is for feeding the last rounds of fall brood so that there is good healthy younger bees going into winter, and it is also to store for early spring brood rearing at a time...
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