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    Re: Mountain Camp or Syrup?

    What about the protein, the amino acids, the fatty acids, lipids, electrolytes, vitamins and other complex nutrients a hive needs to thrive? Why are will still feeding bees empty calories in a...
  2. Thread: Propolis Tincture

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    Re: Propolis Tincture

    It is hard to give a specific formula as propolis quality varies and it depends on the alcohol you are using, the source of the propolis and how much you cut it. Poplar propolis for example contains...
  3. Thread: USDA Honey House

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    Re: USDA Honey House

    What's anyone using for wall covering. I like stainless steel, I know epoxy paint is food grade? Anyone making the extracting room a " hot room, or just heating the building?
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    Re: Working with chainsaw around hives

    We can mow all day....as soon as we start up the weed wackier have the smoker ready. I think it has a to do with pitch of the engine and motion as seen by bees.
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

    Ok Ace...you might be a redneck if....
    I would park the canoe to do a few days on BeeMine.....nice Branding Barry.
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    Re: Recognizing Signs of Swarm Prep

    Everyone hates to see swarms leave but last year I found total peace with it. Sqkcreek, Huggins, papas and a few of us were at Barton's queen yard in SC And his hives were swarming like crazy. I...
  7. Re: Why feed syrup in the spring, when they have plenty of stores?

    Well said Vance....Randy Oliver..."if you want hives that are like sumo wrestlers, feed them like sumo wrestlers". Pay a visit to scientificbeekeeping.com to learn more.
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    Re: Hello from Catskills of NY

    We drive through your area weekly on our NYC jaunts. Is Upstate NY one of the most beautiful places in the country or what. Often wondered about you honey harvest due to all the heavy forestation...
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    Re: Weak Workers with Amber Tinted Wings

    Any sign of defecation spotting on the front of the hive or tops of frames. Bees wandering In circles aimlessly. Might be nosema, Amber wings may be from dysentery/feces.
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    Re: When did CCD problem start

    There was definately a paradigm shift in beekeeping after varroa hit. I agree with bad beekeeper, calling it CCD doesn't help us solve a problem. Many factors against beekeepers today but it really...
  11. Thread: USDA Honey House

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    Re: USDA Honey House

    Yea, definately have our electrician on board, however we are looking to lease vs build as we are tired of having the honey house at home. We are at work, like all the time. Thanks to living in...
  12. Re: looking for used bodies and possibly frames in TN

    Best to keep clear of used frames unless,you get an Inspector to inspect them first. American Foulbrood scale is most often harbor end and spread this way. Boxes, bottoms and lids ar low concerned...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

    Not to start anything, but wouldn't it be fun to have the 2015 Beesource Bee Comvention with these guys in Austrailia. I bet if we all chipped in Barry could get us some rockin travel packages for ...
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    Re: When is dead dead?

    It's not unusual for bees on the outside of a cluster in a hive with good stores to not "overreact" when you open them on a cold day. 35f and over cast is cold, 35 f and sunny may see cleansing...
  15. Thread: Wintering Nucs

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    Re: Wintering Nucs

    Starting nucs early in the season is the mistake as it will not be a nuc by fall but a hive. Everyone's climate will impact timing but 8 weeks of good flow and or supplemented with feeding is about...
  16. Thread: Aggressive Bees

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    Re: Aggressive Bees

    There is a huge gap between a hot hive and AHB aggression. I have a friend who was a former inspector who dealt with one, he was also a commericial operator b4. also a friend from Trinidad who got...
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    Re: USDA Honey House

    We currently extract and process for our NYC markets farmers markets. We are barely able to supply those so packing and wholesale are not on the radar at this point. There are other food related...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

    You are right on the mark Oldtimer, it is a thin veil when we offer arguments by dismissing someone's opinion with virtually no logical support other than something is silly or wasting time. I have...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015 treatment free experience

    Great thread squarepeg, this on a level and depth we seldom get here....real world honest results. Nice job!
  20. Re: How early in the season is too early to receive and hive a package?

    When we bought packages in the 1990's, we found the ones we hived May 01 did better than the ones hived April 15. Bees clustered in the cold don't forage much and don't draw comb quickly due to...
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    Re: uncapping for 100 hives

    the capping spinners is really meant to uncap into...we scoop fresh capping (from the same day) into ours from the cappings tank with it running, it is the part of the process I still am unhappy...
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    Re: Selling honey with another beekeeper

    Wow, what a well designed eye catching stand. You should make and sell them (outside your sales area of course). The yellow and black really pops.
  23. Thread: Wintering Nucs

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    Re: Wintering Nucs

    This is exactly the right time to think about wintering nucs, make your plans, schedule your queens and buy your equip before the season gets hectic. We have wintered nucs in just about every format...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    Tons of new beeks use entrance feeders, have for a couple of decades successfully and will continue, no idea why a new beekeeper couldn't or would've use one, I totally don't see any logical tie to...
  25. Re: Conventional Beekeepers Bashing on Treatment Free Beekeepers

    De know.If you have hives that are surviving the winter why not make nucs and use your own queens Instead of buying packages every year? What strain of bees are you having success with and what hive...
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