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  1. Thread: Oak a mead?

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    Re: Oak a mead?

    Is there a difference in using Red Oak, vs White Oak ? How would it effect flavor ??
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    Re: OAV with a heat gun

    What keeps the OA from being blown out the end, is there a mesh screen? How long does it take to treat a hive with this setup ?
  3. Any advantage of Fondant over sugar bricks ??

    Is there any advantage of using Fondant over Sugar Bricks. Bricks are easier to make, but is the water incorporated into Fondant a benefit to the bees ??
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    Re: Lees for Bee feed?

    I would love to see a reply to this thread. I make wine, and would think that all that yeast would be a good protein source.
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    Re: Grave Robbers?

    Not pollen, but if you have a Dead Out with honey, that will disappear quickly. It can even look like Busy Hive.
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    Re: Grave Robbers?

    I have fallen for the mistaken idea that a hive was BUSY, when it was a Dead Hive, being robbed out !! Anyone else note this activity ??
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    When to add/remove feeding shims ??

    Last year I left my feeding shim, 2" on too long, and ended up with brood attached to the bottom of my quilt box. I hated cutting it away, but had no other way to move top box to bottom. Please...
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    Re: Best way to do a couple of frames

    While feeding, I noted my stronger hives had excess. they have 2 deeps, fairly heavy, and a medium full. I took 2 medium frames off of two of them, and fed, just to make it up. I have an extractor,...
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    Any harm with Mineral Oil fogging ?

    I have been watching "The Fat Beeman." and have a question. If your fog with Mineral Oil, with or without Essential Oils, will that not harm the bees as well. Insects are killed by oil fogs by...
  10. Is it too late to start 2:1 feeding, Upstate NY.

    I live in Upstate NY, Zone 3 to 4. Weather is still fairly warm, but is due to drop to 50's and 60's next week. I plan on putting on feeders this weekend with a 2/1 syrup. Too late ?? Should I put a...
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    Is an inner cover realy needed ??

    Do you really need an inner cover ?? I use telescoping covers, and they set nicely on top of hive, have not had a problem yet !!
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    I may have split too early.

    I have three hives, two doing OK, one busting at the seams. I found lots of capped and uncapped brood. I did a walkaway split. Now I'm doing the research, what an idiot !! In Upstate NY, I'm told I...
  13. Will bees take sugar block through #8 wire ?

    When I fed my bees around the first of March, they were all in top of hive, hanging onto the bottom of the quilting box. When I opened box, I pulled the clump of bees apart. Instead I was wondering...
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    Yellow Snow, warning don't eat.

    I am seeing what I believe to be a good sign. A yellowish cast to the snow around my hives. It's been in the 40's, and the girls are getting out for cleansing flights. Here in Upstate NY, it may be...
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    Would "Bee Quick" help on clothing.

    I plan on washing my protective clothing with unscented detergent, no fabric softener. Then place in plastic bag and spray with "Bee Quick". Will this help? My girls were much more aggressive this...
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    32 degrees, Bees flying?

    Hive is setting in a sunny spot, but temp is only 32. Bees flying out, are they on a one way trip ?http://www.beesource.com/forums/images/smilies/scratch_head.gif
  17. Will feeding sugar pack now cause problems with ants ?

    I put a left over sugar block from a dead out on a nuc. Should I be concerned about ants, or any other health problems ?
  18. Is it OK to use pollen left from deadout?

    I have several frames half filled with pollen from a deadout, the cells are about 1/2 filled. Is it OK to use in installing a package ?
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    Re: newly inst. package backfilling

    Sorry for such a Newbee question, Am I to understand the Queen will lay eggs on undrawn foundation in favor of drawn comb, or only if draw comb filled ? The nurse bees will instinctively draw comb...
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    Re: My Bees died over the winter :(

    I'm sorry to hear of your losses. I lost two of two hives last fall. All were doing well, then in Sep, onc crashed, the other robbed the first. I had 3 brood hives, and a 10lb sugar block on second....
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    Re: NewBee to BeeSource Forum (Alabama)

    I am having trouble finding out how to post a question, Help would be appreciated. I wish to install two packages, and split off a measure of each, into a Nuc, with a Queen. Will this work, I like...
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    Re: Installing a package

    I am having trouble finding out how to post a question, Help would be appreciated. I wish to install two packages, and split off a measure of each, into a Nuc, with a Queen. Will this work, I like...
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