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  1. Re: Kelley news letter says: don't feed your bees GMO sugar!

    2/10/2016
    Bought my first sack of C & H sugar today with the Non-GMO label on the front lower left side.
    Regards,
    Ernie
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    Re: Meeting Bee Nutritional Requirements

    February 10, 2016.
    Ian,
    My history of proteins.:)
    Brewer’s yeast, non-fat dried milk, and soy flour, 1975. ABC & XYZ of Bee Keeping.
    Brewer’s yeast, non-fat dried milk, dried egg yolks, and soy...
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    Re: Meeting Bee Nutritional Requirements

    2/9/2016.
    Re: The impact of different feeds on the length of bees.

    http://www.resistantbees.com/fotos/estudio/feeding.pdf (Contains many micro photos of the mid-gut).

    CONCLUSION
    Based on our...
  4. Re: Kelley news letter says: don't feed your bees GMO sugar!

    Monsanto

    https://www.rt.com/usa/320104-monsanto-backlash-sugar-beet-farmers/
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    Re: Types of hive stands - ideas

    2/8/2016.

    A little Audio Visual presentation.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8yA-Fyt6dg

    Regards,
    Ernie
  6. Re: Are/Can almonds be grown in other areas of the country?

    Here's some more information on your question:
    http://www.almonds.com/sites/default/files/content/Technical%20%20Information%20Kit.pdf
    Regards,
    Ernie
  7. MAKING WOODEN WARE FOR BEE HIVES OUTSIDE THE USA.

    Sources of how other people make their own wooden ware:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5Y9FniwX7M

    Regards,
    Ernie
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    Re: Supplier that makes half - length top bars?

    1/31/2016
    The frames mentioned in post # 6 are 9" and no 32" long.
    Regards,
    Ernie
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    Re: Dead hive, guesses welcome

    How old was the queen?
    Was your queen failing going into the late summer early fall when you need a winter cluster of young bees.
    Did you re-queen in 2015?
    What was your Varroa count and when?...
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    Re: Can you do the math?

    1/31/2016.
    Just 0.02 worth.

    Additional data:
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-230451.html

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    You will find that plastic...
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    WEATHER DATA 31 JANUARY 2016

    1/31/2016.

    Current Jet Stream for Eastern Pacific & Western North America (Animated).

    http://squall.sfsu.edu/scripts/jetstream_model.html

    Atmospheric Rivers....
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    Re: Making mason jar feeder holders

    1/30/2016
    What did diameter did you cut the hole size?
    The following URL lists all of their, LENOX, speed slots, including a 2-7/8". However, wood will swell with wet conditions. Try a 3"...
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    Re: Meeting Bee Nutritional Requirements

    Specialkayme

    01/28/2016

    What % vegetable oil is in your mix?
    Try for about 7%.:)
    Regards,
    Ernie
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    Re: Meeting Bee Nutritional Requirements

    1/26/2016
    FYI: Pollen Supplements.
    I have been adding the following mix to my patties for the past 10 years.
    Additional Ascorbic Acid is added to preserve boiled egg yolks.

    Guaranteed Analysis...
  15. Re: Continuous Application of Water to Hives On a Truck

    Just my 0.02 cents, consider using micro misters or mini spraying heads rated in 1/2 gallon /hour and up.
    Regards,
    Ernie
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    Re: plywood tops and bottoms

    16-1/4" X 21-1/2" ( Can make some nice 8F bottoms and or covers.

    Regards,
    Ernie
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    Re: Reflective paint?

    High quality gloss paint and shade boards.
    Regards,
    Ernie
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    Re: Question on mites.

    1/19/2016.

    Drones are well known to drift into hives.

    Regards,
    Ernie
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    Re: queen in 11 days

    With weather permitting good flight weather.

    12 days post emergence from the cell. 17 days post emergence gives the queen more time to lay eggs and for a nuc to build numbers. Those extra days...
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    Re: Protein Patty recipe

    01/10/2016
    I have found the following link to be very useful over the years: :)

    Down load a working Pollen Supplement Patty Calculator Spreadsheet.
    ...
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    Re: Meeting Bee Nutritional Requirements

    Trying to keep my bees alive low rainfall years has taken its toll on hive numbers and health.
    The El Nino kicked in recently:)
    I have been hard boiling eggs, separating yolks from whites as my...
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    Re: Shimming between hive bodies for mite control

    Here is a very good web site!
    Please scroll down to the green frames and the modified wooden frames.
    I made some of the Varroa trap frames last season and they work.
    ...
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    Re: Evil Swarm of Caucasions requeening challenge.

    This may also help:

    http://www.koehnen.com/#!queen-installation/ccqi


    Before you attempt to install a new queen,make sure your hive has been queenless for at least 3 days. If your hive has a...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Credit:
    Egg-laying Worker Bees
    By Khalil Hamdan, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

    Add unsealed brood: In order to prepare a colony with laying workers to accept a new queen, the status of the...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    7/22/2015.
    Topic: LAYING WORKERS and My Home Made Double Screen Board with a 4" circle.

    I was pulling queen cages 16 days ago and observed laying workers in a strong nuc that have been busy...
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