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    Re: -40 f windchill in central NY

    No, we don't dig them out. I used to when we only had a few hives. I have seen them flying out of a plate sized tunnel in the snow, melted out above where the cluster is on a warm spring day in...
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    Re: -40 f windchill in central NY

    :popcorn::popcorn:Yep! Sure is cold here too! Good winter to ski and sit by the woodstove . Our ladies have their nod bee cozies on and are happy as clams -buried till the spring melt.
    Nick...
  3. Re: Bottling Tank using the Maxant No Drip Valve

    I think yall have been cooped up tooo long this winter and need some bee sting THERAPY!
    Nick:lookout:
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    Re: Hello, new from NY

    Greek peak is a favorite hangout for us being we only have 2 seasons here. Winter and July 4th! Might venture there today for a few runs down the mountain. 10F , windy and lake effect. But then...
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    Re: Hello, new from NY

    Welcome! I have a beeyard in northern Broome county:lookout: Its a good place to make honey most years. Its mighty cold there right now. bees are all hunkered down.:w
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
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    Re: New York Nucs?

    bob brachman at coldcountryqueens.com ships medium nucs of Russians. He is a member of the Russian breeders assoc.
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
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    Re: Oxalic drizzle in winter

    I drizzle 5 ml per seam of bees( on the bees) if I can see them, 5 ml per space between the frames if I don't know exactly where they are. It might waste a little that just runs onto the bottom...
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    Re: Oxalic drizzle in winter

    we are finishing up the last few yards doing OA drizzle now. We run the same amount of frames in the top and bottom of a double and just drizzle the OA with a big syringe between the frames in the...
  9. Thread: OA Dribble

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    Re: OA Dribble

    we normally do it now, when our hives are broodless and the temps range from 20-40F daytime. never had an issue with bee mortality. about 15 years of OA dribble-PS use a big syringe . DO NOT spray...
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    Re: Crystallization of Wildflower honey

    make a snowman:lookout:
    Nick
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    Re: Crystallization of Wildflower honey

    our fall wildflower-unheated raw honey takes about 48 hours at 57 deg F.
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com:D
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    Re: Southbound 2012

    we use formic in early august after we pull summer honey and OA as soon as they go broodless sometime between now and Christmas :D Its a mad rush to get it all off before it snows.:lookout:
    Nick
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    Re: Acebirds one hive

    I think y'all need a few more hives of bees to work. Way too much time on your hands!:lookout:
    nick
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    Re: Dry sugar on wintering inner cover?

    Fondant works great. We flop the 50# block out on a piece of cardboard and cut it into 10# slabs with a regular flat harden spade. Then plastic bag it to keep it soft for the bees. We cut a 1" strip...
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    Re: DRUM GRABBER ISSUES

    I had that same issue. Replaced my grab with a gator grab. No dropped drums, esp. off the back of a semi :no:. Will move any drum, with or without ribs.,over rough terrain with a skidsteer. More than...
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    Re: Old Dadant 20 Frame Trouble Shooting

    Try tightening the large wing nut on top of the friction drive. That controls the final speed of the unit.
    Nick
  17. Re: 5 gallon buckets- Home Depot or food grade?

    Good thread. BUT--- at the current pricing for honey, we should pack a pail of artisanal honey in a new FDA approved pail-especially if you are selling in that pail. Its all about image. Most...
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    Re: shipping container for super storage

    We have used a 40' container for about 8 years. We use 40X48" pallets-each has 6 stacks of supers-2 deeps and 4 mediums or equiv. All are banded to the pallet with PP banding and double stacked. We...
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    Re: Purvis Queens

    We ran Purvis goldlines for a number of years. Good producers, but they died like all the rest from the mite pressure/viruses when left untreated. They were not the silver bullet in my opinion.
    Nick
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    Re: commercial beekeeping

    Hi Mark,
    A beek friend of mine in NE PA said to watch out. might bee a local thing.
    No, I do not have a CDL and I don't plan to go out of state.( today at least) I don't remember why I registered...
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    Re: commercial beekeeping

    Ben, That depends on your DOT number. I run ag plates on my 1 ton 12000# GVW, have a US DOT # that ends in NY and I am valid only to run in NY. I believe that you have to run commercial plates to...
  22. Re: new york AIAC Mtng notes for the meeting on 6/19/2014

    well put mark :applause:

    We beeks need to work together for the cause of better beekeeping and leave the state out of things.
    Nick
  23. Re: Mite counts, treatment thresholds - Central NY or similar climates

    You can plan on having mites. Hives should be treated the end of July or early August to have low levels of mites going into the winter bee raising season. MAQS if you plan to make fall honey to...
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    Hi Wayne, Better get your honey supers on. We usually travel through NE PA to ohio to visit relatives on Memorial day weekend and there is usually a huge black locust bloom about then. Its worth a...
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    Re: Shipping queen cells

    you have the packaging correct. Add enough bees to keep the cells warm. Fondant and a wet sponge for water. Do not forget a piece of wax paper between the cell cups and the foam board to keep them...
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