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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    High of 0 F tomorrow :pinch:
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    Re: Robbing musing

    I just realized I didn't answer the question; usually the entrances are wide open, but this year they will be smaller because of the bad robbing. There is plenty of ventilation so should not be a...
  3. Re: Transporting Packages... Best way to keep them contained?

    Alright, I have to laugh at this; when StingerMcStung mentioned his parents station wagon I immediately thought "oh, me too" , except I then noticed the year :-) Thw woody station wagon I thought of...
  4. Re: Potential Problem if my Bees Make it Through Winter

    I think they would be more interested in finding pollen and an early flow than maple.
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    Re: WOUNDED WARRIORS TAKES ITS CUT

    I think Heifer.org is great. You can actually help poor people in other countries with living sustainably by giving them animals to raise, etc. you can give them beehives to make and sell honey and...
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    Re: My blog from Portugal

    Wish I could read it! :-)
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    Re: Robbing musing

    I had a terrible time with yellow jackets this year; they were relentless! This coming Spring I will be hanging out in the yards with a fly swatter ready to kill any queens I see flying.
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    Re: hello my name is peter.b

    Bonjour.
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    Re: Tips for starting a new bee club

    I think that is a great idea. I also contacted our local school. If you have any ag programs it would be good to hook in with them. Also, I was thinking more on the plight of the pollinators and...
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    Re: Warm hives as opposed to ventilation

    I agree with you about the northern US. It is wet where I am thus Catskill Mtns NY. I was looking at the poly hives too, wanting to give them a try. I know ventilation is important but so are warmer...
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    Re: Re-Queening at French Hill Apiaries

    So the new queens pheromones is accepted by the bees immediately?
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    Re: Mite Bombs

    Yes yes!
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    Re: Mite Bombs

    That is what I am afraid of; I have to look at my notes but I think I did an OA vapor in early November. Did you have bad robbing and tons of YJ this past Fall? Deb
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    Mite Bombs

    I am not sure if it is ok to quote someone from another forum, but found this interesting, as I do anything bee related. ;-)

    As posted my Randy Oliver on Bee-l: I believe that I posted to the...
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    Re: Warm hives as opposed to ventilation

    I notice in his pic on his home page he has an insulated (or styrofoam?) hive pictured there.
    I was thinking of trying one from BetterBee.
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    Re: Warm hives as opposed to ventilation

    I see he wraps well and insulates.
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    Re: Warm hives as opposed to ventilation

    Colino"That is one of the main reasons for feeding 1:1 syrup in the spring, it causes higher humidity levels in the hive for quicker build up."

    I did not know that, I thought 1:1 was strictly for...
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    Re: Warm hives as opposed to ventilation

    [QUOTE=crofter;1364579]You can keep the heat in and still control moisture. You dont need rapid air exchange if you wick the moisture away instead of moving it away with warm air. That is what...
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    Re: Re-Queening at French Hill Apiaries

    "No? How many times have we located the queen in a mating nuc, and had her disappear right before your very eyes. She knew you were looking and turned on her device. The procedure to find her is to...
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    Re: Warm hives as opposed to ventilation

    An excerpt from the article: Derek & Elaine Mitchell, who have done some rigorous research into hive insulation and its effects. They have submitted their results for publication to the Journal of...
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    Re: Warm hives as opposed to ventilation

    Hi Enjambres, so you also use insulation around your hives. I only wrapped this year but when the temps get a little higher I think I will put on some insulation. Regarding varroa, I have recently...
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    Re: Warm hives as opposed to ventilation

    Hi Acebird, isn't the high count of varroa due to brood decline in August?
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    Re: Warm hives as opposed to ventilation

    From what I have read it seems varroa do not like it hot.


    larryh

    ."Interesting..I've been wondering recently if there have been studies on insulation in the warm months, and if keeping the...
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    Re: Warm hives as opposed to ventilation

    Well I think that using insulation would benefit whether you are trying to keep the hives cooler in the heat, and keep the hives warmer in the cold. As with a house, you always need some ventilation...
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    Re: Re-Queening at French Hill Apiaries

    Enjoyed, thanks. ;)
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