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    Re: Smoker or not?

    I have a number of hives. Some of them need no smoke, some of them need very little, and I have two that are fairly hot and I need to use smoke with them. They are the most productive of the bunch...
  2. Re: Ready to super - didn't expect to this year!

    If you want honey, take the feed away before you super or you will have sugar syrop honey.



    That he knew of.


    As 10 different beeks, get 10 different opinions. IMO go with 9

    I would...
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    Re: Buckfast stings

    I have not noticed any more pain with the buckfast, but, I get localized hives around the sting site and it stays itchy and red for a couple days. I dont get that with the Russian bees I have, just...
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    Re: grease patties

    In my opinion, I wouldnt use essential oils during a honey flow. I usualy treat in the fall and early spring as I dont want any off flavour to end up in the honey. In my opinion nothing shouldbe...
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    Re: grease patties

    Eastside; Some people use them to help fight tracheal mites and other ailments that may be helped by essential oils. The sugar they use for carbohydrate and the grease is partly and emmulsifier...
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    Grease Patties

    Check your recipe, are you sure it said to heat it? I have warmed up the honey only to make it flow better, but have not melted the grease/lard. Also if your mixture is too hot the essential oils...
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    Painting Hive bodies

    Argghh, you beat me to it. I too also hire some of the local kids to help when it is time to paint the bodies. Gives them some money and a sense of accomplishment. It also means that since they...
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    Pretty

    Beautiful frame of brood. You have a winner of a queen there
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    linseed oil

    When I coated my TBH's I made a mixture of 1lb of beeswax to 1 litre of boiled linseed oil. I heated the mixture until the beeswax disolved in the oil and "painted" the TBH with the warm mixture. ...
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    syrop

    yikes. looks like I made up 3 gallons of concentrate......lol....wont be the first time I screwed up, likely not the last either. Thanks
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    Syrup question

    Greetings, I have several questions regarding syrop for feeding.

    I made a couple of gallons tonight using a recipe I found on this forum. Basically 1-1. 1L of water to 1L of sugar. I mixed...
  12. Thread: Used frames

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    Used frames

    Hello all. I have a question about some used frames. I just bought about 40 supers and other stuff from a man who got out of BKing about 10 years ago. Most of the supers came with frames of drawn...
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    Dipping TBH's

    I have had good luck heating boiled linseed oil <1 litre> with one pound of beeswax in a double boiler until the beeswax is melted and then "painting" the exterior of the TBH with the mixture. IMO...
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    How to deal with Bears

    Bnatural has it right, an electric fence is the best way to keep bears away from your hives. I live in northern Ontario and bears are a real pest and have been for years. More so as of late due to...
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    AHB: Are they really that bad?

    Bear in mind that in places like Ghana, farmers use tripwired AHB hives to guard and drive off elephants that would raid their crops.
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    Screened bottom board question

    Greetings all, I am here in the great and still white north waiting patiently for the snow and sub zero weather to go. Whilst I am doing so I have been building some TBH's and I want to put screened...
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    Swaping out regular frames

    Hello! I am starting out some TBH's in the spring. Where I live it is not possible to get packaged bees so I must order nucs. I have and I am in the process of constructing some tbh's to be able...
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    Having problems with Rauchboy, need help

    Hello all! I am interested in getting a Rauchboy smoker, but am having a devil of a time finding a vendor. I tried "the bee space" supposedly the distributor in the USA for these items but have had...
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