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    Re: Another 15-20"

    I love the winter time!
    Helps me get caught up in the wood shop for spring orders.
    Snow is a good way to insulate the east wind they are calling for by the middle of the week. The wind drives the...
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    Re: Mixing sugar with corn syrup

    Hi Mike,
    I have been doing this type of feeding for over 5 years, I find the key is not to heat the HFC 55 and daytime temps should be warm enough so the bees are able to fly. This is one way to...
  3. Re: Kingfisher Apiaries (aka Mike's) Super ultra bee candy!

    I pulled this off the Megabee website,
    per Dr. Wardell,
    (Boiling water shouldn't be a problem as it will cool rapidly after adding the MegaBee and Sugar. If you were to keep boiling the sugar and...
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    Re: Newspaper as Insulation?

    I know a beek that tilts his Hives so the moisture drips away from the center of the cluster and adds a medium with shreaded paper above the inner cover for insulation on top.
    That makes good...
  5. Re: Kingfisher Apiaries (aka Mike's) Super ultra bee candy!

    Mike,
    I have done some research on pollen and heat I would say that whey powder or pollen substitute.would have very little value after being exposed to anything over 150 degrees F.
    As for one...
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    Re: Tiny Plastic tasting Spoons

    Gordon Foods Servises has them 200 for $5.00
    http://www.gfs.com/
    work great for tasting
    Danny
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    Re: Wrapping for winter

    >I keep coming back to the premise that bees heat the cluster and not the whole inside of the hive. Though heat and moisture escape from the cluster, ventilation is of greater importance than...
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    Re: Candy frames

    Yep,
    I am amazed how beekeepers are willing to try different things to help the bees survive the winter. If you look at the candy board thread they have the same thoughts.
    As for candy frames you...
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    Re: frames and foundation

    Hi Ken,
    A long time ago I found that price is not the only thing that promotes me to jump on a sale. You ask for my thoughts, I can give you three pointers.
    First the quality of the wood.
    Second...
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    Re: sugar takes a jump in price

    It pays to look ahead,
    work with your local food stores, order with other people that have the same needs if you can. I ordered in July and took delivery for a pallet 2500 pounds @ $.3875. the bad...
  11. Re: Storing honey frames in vacuum-sealed space bags?

    Hey, that is a lot of extra work. noting where you are in NY. the frames will freeze in a few weeks and then wrap then in a garbage bag till next spring. Keep them in a out building or move them to...
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    Re: Making Candy Boards

    Good stuff,
    I have been using candy boards for 7-8 years and agree with all of you. Most of the moisture is used to your advantage if done correctly. I like to think of it as an insurance policy...
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    This time of year I could not sell it for that...

    This time of year I could not sell it for that price... If I was to wait till the first of June I could add $10.
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    Overwintering nucs is not as easy as you may...

    Overwintering nucs is not as easy as you may think. I have tried stacking on top of another hive. This did not work for me, in this area of the changing cold to warm overnight will make too much...
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    The last few years I have done a lot of feeding...

    The last few years I have done a lot of feeding and hive moving after dark with a light that you can get at Walmart Super store (sport section) Head ban LED clear or red. Switch back and forth as...
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    I use 2 or 3 breeder queens, I do agree you use...

    I use 2 or 3 breeder queens, I do agree you use the best of the best when you want to pass on the to the next generation. Feeding a light solution keeps your queens laying and never run out of eggs....
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    GR is in full swing here. If you want to know if...

    GR is in full swing here. If you want to know if the flow is worth anything put some wax cappings on a tray away from the hives. I did that last week and all my bees and the surounding areas showed...
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    1:1 will keep the brood going longer, I agree. I...

    1:1 will keep the brood going longer, I agree. I alway feed Honey-B-Healthy.I buy it by the gallon. I learned a few years back that October is too late to start feeding. Sure, you will feed a few...
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    Greetings, There is a lot of good info in this...

    Greetings,
    There is a lot of good info in this thread. I agree with Three Elms. I like to start with a pollen patty in late February. The thing you need to watch is that so they don't get too...
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    Hi Joseph, I find dumping lots of young nurse...

    Hi Joseph,
    I find dumping lots of young nurse bees in the cell builder after every cell harvest helps make grafting more successful. Keep a feeder on them and let the mated queen lay for more then...
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    Holding queens in a bank

    Hi all,
    Thanks for all the good ideas. The queen bank had two of the seven queens that looked strong so I released one into the cell builder / bank. She walked on the frames proud and the worker...
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    Holding queens in a bank

    Hi all,
    I have been grafting each week since late June. Last week I did not sell all my queen cells and they started to hatch in the incubator. I was committed out of town for the weekend so I put...
  23. over-winter in the North?

    >Does the traditional combination of inner cover and telescoping lid really make a difference in how well a colony will over-winter in the North?

    Hi all,
    I agree with the insulation and air...
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    Making plans to overwinter nucs

    Hi All,
    I read all the responses and would like to share the things that work for me.
    2006-07 was a funny weather year and beeks adjust to the bees needs?? I had 47 nucs at the end of Dec. and...
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    Congratulations on your first rewards, The way...

    Congratulations on your first rewards,
    The way you describe the taste, I would think you have some of the most sought after flavored honey in the mid west Dutch Clover!
    I think you did the...
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