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    Re: Brood in the super.... help

    Hive one is a booming hive with two deeps that i checkerboarded then put a super on top. That super got filled with brood with a thin rim of honey bound at the top so i put a second super on which...
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    Brood in the super.... help

    Last year when i put supers on i did fine. This year i got brood in my super with a thin rim of honey bound at the top. When i put a queen excluder on it got clogged with a ton of bees that got...
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    Re: How do you reclaim moldy frames?

    Do beekeepers know of other ways to clean frames other than letting bees do it.


    All 10 frames in each deep are loaded with fresh mold. I was thinking of checkerboarding between good frames...
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    How do you reclaim moldy frames?

    I have 9 deeps of built out frames with a combination of capped honey, pollen frames and nectar only frames that were stored in my shed that did fine over winter until we had this rainy humid spell...
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    Re: Honeymoon Apiaries Jacket

    I have the suit and the craftsmanship and attention to detail is excellent. I gave it the ultimate test and used it against my africanized buckfast bees with no smoker with just shorts and a T-shirt...
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    Re: SHB Study... NEED YOUR THOUGHTS

    Hi Russell
    I did my experiment with Tansy on my two hives with SHBs and they both failed. I put a fist sized bunch of tanzy flowers and stems rubberbanded together on the inner cover and in between...
  7. Thread: A Request

    by archiater
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    Re: A Request

    Claudia
    Join a local beekeeping club and you will find a mentor their. A beek in your local club will let you keep your own hive with his until your ready to move it to your own place or you can...
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    Re: SHB Study... NEED YOUR THOUGHTS

    Russell

    In the link posted you will see their are health warnings associated with it. So i dont necessarily want the tansy nectar or pollen to get into the honey. Through word of mouth i was...
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    A new treatment for SHBs?

    Tansy....a plant used in the old days stuffed into mattresses, hung on windowsills to repel bugs. It wards off ants, Japanese beetles and potato bugs.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tansy

    I'm...
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    Re: SHB Study... NEED YOUR THOUGHTS

    I just discovered tansy. A plant used in the "old days" to repel ants, mosquitos was stuffed into mattresses, coffins, and hung on windowsills to keep bugs away. It does repel Japanese beetles,...
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    Re: Cleaning Frames after SHB

    I found out the hard way that a 2-3 day freeze in the freezer kills the larve but not always the eggs. I took my frames out of the freezer but left them in my basement because i didnt have time to...
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    Re: Ventilation for over wintering nucs

    My temporary fix is to use two inner covers placed on top of each other and add extra holes with mesh to the inner covers then set them on top of it. In the Fall when they arent flying anymore you...
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    Re: Honey and Fiberglass Insulation

    Assuming that its a full FG particle and not the shattered bits from one FG particle you would need about a 0.25 micron filter to try to get rid of the intact particle. In the small and large...
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    Re: Talk to me about anaphylactic shock?

    In anaphylaxis all your blood vessels massively dilate and you drop your blood pressure essentially going into shock. HIs coronary arteries went into spasm and squeezed like mad to narrow the...
  15. Thread: Bweaver

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    Re: Bweaver

    I bought two packages and they both failed. The first one never built out to make it through a New England winter despite my massive feeding efforts and the second turned into a laying worker hive. ...
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    Re: A bizarre result of a sting?

    Make sure he was seen by an opthalmologist and not a optometrist. If the opthalmologist is unsure he can be referred onto a neuroopthalmologist at a bigger medical center who specializes in nerve...
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    Re: Nucs in New England

    Erin with overlandhoney.com in Maine does medium nucs but i'm not sure she has any left. They go pretty fast.
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    Re: Best Air-Nailer to buy for hive bodies ??

    Knowing very little about tools, does these recommendations work for nailing FRAMES too? I would hate to buy two nailers if one can just do the trick for both hive bodies and frames. Cheers!
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    Re: Experience with Arnold Honeybee Services?

    Received two packages from them last week. The packages seemed really light on the number of bees they put in the box. It arrived in great shape with not very many dead bees and the can was almost...
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    Re: Commercial/sideliner mentors?

    CB
    Great website..thanks!

    Grant
    I was slowly coming to that realization with my own mentoring with new beeks in our club and my interactions with bigger more experienced beeks but you put my...
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    Re: Commercial/sideliner mentors?

    Many thanks gentlemen for your advice. I'm definitely getting out there and pretty much already assumed the "school of life" is my mentor for bees too. I have no problem giving my time and labor...
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    Re: Where to buy cheap sugar?

    BJs has very good deals in my area on 25 lb bags. So i buy 100 lbs at a pop. You might try BJs or Costco's there.
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    Re: Best SHB Oil Trap design?

    i use the CD cases under the outer cover and they work like a charm. I use a small drill head to open up the the slots on the CD case to get the bigger ones to go in. Mix in some crisco with a...
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    Commercial/sideliner mentors?

    I know alot of people in my area who have approached me over the past year with a strong demand for "boutique" honey for their companies, nucs from beeclub members and small backyard hobby farmer...
  25. Re: Piping- Help me understand the process- Walk-away splits

    what is piping and how can you differentiate it with 60,000 bees buzzing at you?
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