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    Re: Honey warming box air temperature

    I did this after watching your video and it works like a charm. I don't have any metal QE's so I used a couple of cookie racks. What's nice about it also is that I can add or reduce mediums to...
  2. Re: Please clarify a statement about feeding in the late fall and winter

    It's this easy, here is a video by Honey B Guys.
    Colino
    http://youtu.be/3d6Wp_Ip2XQ
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    Re: Should a new beek start with langs?

    X2, I started with TBH's 1st year and they all died through winter. I switched to Langs, and things seem to be going great.
    Colino
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    Re: Bees have left the hive

    There is a lot of bad advice out there and as a newbee you have to wade through it. Find someone in your area who successfully keeps bees and follow his/her advice. Figure out 1st how to keep bees...
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    Re: Hive wraps and condensation question

    Got them all wrapped and tucked away under a 6" blanket of snow. But we're only supposed to get -8F here on Wednesday night or as we call it in Canada " A good night for a backyard Barbeque".:D...
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    Re: Hive wraps and condensation question

    The Fatbeeman has a video you may wish to watch.
    http://youtu.be/cGVWStglt38
    Colino
  7. Re: Beehives and bee-keepers? Your experiences!

    I filled out your survey, good luck with your studies.
    Colino
  8. Thread: Apivar

    by Colino
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    Re: Apivar

    I asked this question on a different forum and got the following answer which I thought quite profound.
    Colino


    You know, in life there are people who want to make the rules for everyone else to...
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    Re: Too late for Apivar?

    Below is a reply I got on another forum from a pretty smart Beek. It might help you decide what to do.
    Colino

    If the cluster moves away from the strip while the strip is in the hive, you are...
  10. Re: I just remembered why I switched to top bar hives!

    I was thinking along the same lines odfrank. All that crush and strain comb costs big time in honey. Whereas those drawn Langstroth frames with foundation can be harvested more than once. My girls...
  11. Re: What kind of honey did the bees make this year?

    I too harvested Canola honey. A 100 lbs off of each of my 2 hives. I strained it through filters down to 400 microns and it turned into beautiful creamed honey that people paid a premium for. Plus my...
  12. Thread: swarm ?

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    Re: swarm ?

    If they are an exposed colony I would go earlier in the day when there are not so many foragers in the hive. Sometimes they can get a little pissy just before dark.
    Colino
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    Re: Hitler on Beekeeping

    I have watched lots of these on different topics, this is the first time I've seen this one. It is Hilarious!:lpf:
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    Re: DIY Hive Boxes, etc.

    The secret to the system is ripping the 1st side boards in half so you get everything to over lap. Just one thing I might add. We don't have hive beetles up here and wax moths don't seem to bother my...
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    Re: DIY Hive Boxes, etc.

    If you are determined to make your own hive bodies at a minimum I would recommend buying a table saw. It will pay for itself in no time. Going into my third year and I have not bought any lumber. I...
  16. Thread: Winter Prep

    by Colino
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    Re: Winter Prep

    I use Vance G's method of wrapping hives. It's easy and fast and does a nice job. I'm trying a new method for presenting my pics in posts hope it works.
    Colino...
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    Re: Honor Canadians killed by terrorists

    At times like these I find comfort in this video.
    Colino
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RfXBB0BRHY
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    Re: bee vacuum question

    I second odfranks recommendation. Below is a recent thread about beevacs.
    Colino
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?304257-Bee-Vacuum-Please&p=1172404#post1172404
  19. Thread: Dead colony

    by Colino
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    Re: Dead colony

    I keep looking at the pictures of your comb and I just want to say drone comb. Did you actually see your queen or did you just see brood and eggs. Could the colony have gone laying worker? It would...
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    Re: creamed honey setting solid

    Below is a link to the Honey B Guys with an idea I thought was brilliant. It is along the lines of what you might want to do and with equipment we already have.
    Colino
    http://youtu.be/Pd1bMhtDYqE
  21. Thread: Thymol & mites

    by Colino
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    Re: Thymol & mites

    Hello Jim:
    I have some 1" shims, would a 1" shim be too slim Jim to evaporate them? The question is serious, the rhyme is jocularity.
    Colino
  22. Thread: Lip Balm...

    by Colino
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    Re: Lip Balm...

    Great site David thanks for posting it.
    Colino
  23. Thread: Lip Balm...

    by Colino
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    Re: Lip Balm...

    Brushy Mountain has tubes.
    Colino
    http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/Clear-Lip-Balm-Tubes-25-ea/productinfo/424/
  24. Thread: Thymol & mites

    by Colino
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    Re: Thymol & mites

    Below is some email correspondence I've had with Heinz at Heilsyer Tech. Heinz has been a Beekeeper for about 40 years. Not only does he know the product he sells, he uses it himself and is a patient...
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    Re: Beekeeping Videos?

    I never knew you had a Channel OF. I subscribed.
    Some of my favorites:
    nwnjba
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXFYLhOhi-tCaNllGlHUO_g

    Mr Beedude ...
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