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    Re: Swarm control, have we been doing it wrong?

    My goal is to have six production colonies. I had seven out of seven colonies survive the winter, even the nuts I started late summer due to supercedure. I had seven out seven hives swarm on me, ...
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    Re: Two nucs sharing supers?

    I have done this two years in a row now with my palmer style double nucs. This was proposed on here by a group from Quebec if I remember correctly.

    It works well, with no problem with queen...
  3. Re: What are commercial beekeepers filling these bee buckets with?

    If that was florida I would guess they were getting ready for that tropical storm that just went through. ;)
    :banana:
  4. Thread: Sugar is sweet

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    Re: Sugar is sweet

    How would you work a hive with dry sugar sitting on top of the frames?
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    Re: Popular Science article

    I assume people who don't support out engineering mother nature are living a subsistence life style. They would never support the mining and refining of ores to make things like computers, or would...
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    Re: Ortho to stop selling Neonics

    Oh yes, because other pesticides are so much better for bees and the environment. I suspect they are also better for the manufacturer's bottom line since they get to sell so much more of them.
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    Re: What is your bee water recipe??

    Interesting topic, this could be very useful to the bee keeping community. Just curious, are you going to be running some experiments to compare recipes?
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    Re: Split failed? What's next?

    Be careful with that slow hive that has only drone brood, it sounds like you lost your queen and it could be laying worker. It sounds like your don't have the resources to fix it, and throwing a...
  9. Thread: Location

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    Re: Location

    My hives are near my creek also, same type of animal concerns. Plus, the area does go under water a couple of times a year, up to two feet deep in the past couple of years.

    My hives are on...
  10. Re: Would like some feedback on how you deal with neighbors and lawn spray companies

    I have a neighbor who likes a perfect lawn and uses Chem lawn. I ignore it.

    Seriously, how big of a threat is this? He has an acre that gets treated out of the six square miles my bees forage in....
  11. Re: Need to liquify crystalized honey in plastic 5 gallon bucket,

    I was in the same boat, then realized I have a four shelf Bradley electronic smoker. I stacked all four shelves and placed them on the lowest shelf bracket. A five gallon bucket fits in the smoker,...
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    Re: Double nuc, what am I missing?

    I had two double nucs going into winter, 4x4 and 4x4x4. They both have plenty of stores left. In fact, in the three high they have not touched the top box in either side,with brood in the bottom and...
  13. Thread: Your opinion

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    Sticky: Poll: Re: Your opinion

    We're beekeepers. You expect to get a concensus on one opinion? Shirley, you jest.

    Fwiw, I say leave it. I find it more entertaining, than informative about my region, although it is both.
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    Re: Drawing comb in NY

    Same in my hives, I heard them telling me they were hungry since the stores in comb are running low, there is no reliable flow coming in and they are raising brood.
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    Re: Bee's and my neighbors hotbtub

    Same problem here, the neighbors have an insulated cover. There are numerous water sources for the bees much closer to the hives, I think the difference is that this one is warm. Will a bee...
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    Re: Extracting Others Honey

    Your quote above, emphasis mine. Why are extractors more of a concern than tools and materials used in the yards?

    Not trying to be argumentative, just trying to understand the concern,...
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    Re: Extracting Others Honey

    A lot of local beeks find his flexibility and professional service to be a fantastic service to the community. They don't see this as a problem at all.

    How is AFB relevant to this discussion, as...
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    Re: Extracting Others Honey

    Local bee supply business near here will extract hobbiest for ten dollars a box. He keeps the caps and cappings honey. He will fill your buckets, or will sell you a new bucket or jars for you to...
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    Re: Extracting Others Honey

    What would you do with four frames?

    How many frames would you put in a for frame extractor?

    Please enlighten us.
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    Re: All bees dead except queen

    Excellent article! Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Bee more like a tree

    Has this model he developed been tested in actual practice? I'm not going to bother finding the paper, the abstract seems to tell me all I need to know about any real world validation. From the...
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    Re: Checkerboarding

    When you are saying checker boarding you are talking about checker boarding shallow honey supers, not the deep brood nest? So, it sounds like you are hoping that having foundation mixed into those...
  23. Re: Deformed wing virus is a recent global epidemic in honeybees driven Varroa

    "Now what?"

    From this popular press article:

    "We must now maintain strict limits on the movement of bees, whether they are known to carry Varroa or not. It's also really important that...
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    Re: Oxalis acid vaporizer question

    I tried that method before going with an electric version. It is hard to control the temperature, and the amount of "smoke" generated was much less than using an electric version. It did however...
  25. Re: Varroa mites on bees. Many years ago 1/3 of the mites were sitting on bees while

    Color me skeptical. Is there a link to their research data, methodologies, measurement errors, etc.?
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