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  1. Re: Which to buy: Dadant or Kelley Bee Frames and Small Cell Foundation

    the 3 suppliers, Kelley, dadant and mann-lake all offer quality products. there are others that are good too. look at the order cost including shipping... I assure you that the bees do not care which...
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    Re: Gov agencies protecting our bees

    excellent idea mark.
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    Re: Nosema, not apis, but ceranae

    the best treatment for nosema ceranae is healthy well-fed bees. it will clear up in a healthy hive. quite likely you were queen-less with a high mite load. the powder sugar treatment is a waste of...
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    Re: What is this equipment worth?

    the one disease you really have to be concerned with is American foulbrood, in many areas it is not real common but it is around. there in no way to kill this except high heat or radiation. chemicals...
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    Re: Gov agencies protecting our bees

    there is no problem [except wasted money] as long as the programs concentrate on administration and management of the programs. plans for future plans should be watched closely.
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    Re: What is this equipment worth?

    dan's answer is in line... I have answered ads on craigslist and not even considered looking at the stuff. I can not help it if the original buyer paid way too much and wanted most of it back. just...
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    Re: What is this equipment worth?

    if you look around you can do much better than catalog prices. a sort of local amish shop charges about 250 for this list with frames, not including the hat and glove.. less unassembled
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    Re: What is this equipment worth?

    I would offer 100$ something like 40% of new, my cost, not 40% of high catalog. be carefull of not getting American foulbrood as a bonus.
  9. Re: Not feeding, why??? Low on stores, and not feeding.

    solid thinking lloddj.
  10. Re: Not feeding, why??? Low on stores, and not feeding.

    sounds like a sound plan for someone with 500 hives... how does this fit with non-intervention beekeeping?
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    Re: Gov agencies protecting our bees

    thank-you to "our friends in Washington" I have nothing to worry about.
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    Re: Honey vs 2:1 sugar feed

    very good answer.
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    Re: Syrup vs Dry for fall feeding

    a lot of times the bees haul the sugar out of the hive. dry feeding sugar is for winter emergency only. I have never heard of bees storing dry sugar. sometimes bees will use dry sugar cake for...
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    Re: Advise

    vance is on target.
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    Re: winter quilt configuration?

    I would leave out the Styrofoam if using a quilt box. the moisture drops on the bottom of the board is no big deal, the moisture and mold on the top of the board will be nasty.. the moisture is...
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    Re: Bees Only Heat the Cluster, Not the Hive?

    thank you for the link frank. I got a couple of good ideas.
  17. Re: Not feeding, why??? Low on stores, and not feeding.

    just being bees.
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    Re: Bees Only Heat the Cluster, Not the Hive?

    is the tire pressure of the bus affected by bee hive temperature on Tuesday? what about Thursday?
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    Re: Is this robbing?

    not robbing. just busy doing mostly bee stuff.
  20. Re: Not feeding, why??? Low on stores, and not feeding.

    larry.. for future reference a light nuc this late in even the warm parts of ny is way too late ... some questions to consider, did you scald the syrup? white refined sugar? is the syrup at feeding...
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    Re: Bees Only Heat the Cluster, Not the Hive?

    :applause:I was at post #201 and I was ready to give up and unsubscribe to this thread, gone to useless... from #202 up it is real useful, I will see how this goes.
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    Re: Never had this happen before.

    screened bottom boards have a place. not a place under the hive as the season gets cooler. consider replacing them with solid type or closing them up. at mid summer they have a use for some who feel...
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    Re: Bees Only Heat the Cluster, Not the Hive?

    :shhhh:
    sounds about right
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    Re: Bees Only Heat the Cluster, Not the Hive?

    this reminds me the empire state honey producers meeting is coming up soon
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    Re: Bees Only Heat the Cluster, Not the Hive?

    condensation or possibly wind blowing in water you do not see.
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