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    Re: Location Of New Hives

    I've faced a hive toward a building 18" in front of it when placing it in town before.

    The bees oriented on the building when doing orientation flights, and tended to climb quite high before...
  2. Re: Management changes for flow hive

    It seems fairly obvious.

    It will require not pulling supers mid flow toi empty them and make room for more honey.

    If the manufacturer report is accurate, the bees will umcap.and refill the...
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    Re: Flat, smooth foundation?

    There is an adntage, Mark, but it is to the one selling the foundation.
    It's hard to get an extra buck or two.upsell on frames without foundation...
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    Re: Pollen Trap Info

    The top Sundance trap works well
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    Re: Pollen Pricing

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    Re: Buying queen cells

    Rob, for anything climate related -- like whether or not a package will build up enough to winter well where you live in the Benelux, I wouldn't rely on the advice of folks who have never kept bees...
  7. Re: Hives (unassembled) arrive tomorrow would like feedback/suggestions on my plan...

    A stapler speeds things up.a screw gun is fine for assembling a dozen or so hives worth of boxes.

    Titebod 3 will make a glue joint stronger than the wood if used per directions.
    As long as your...
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    Re: Need Help! Just Inhereted 50 hives

    If your temps are only I'm the nineties, there is probably no need for the expense of a shade structure.

    If the beekeeper coming from the other island has much experience, even only two years, his...
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    Re: R sugar bricks supposed to be soft

    When I lived in upstate New York, I tried making cooked sugar bricks exactly once.

    I got soft candy that sweated goo over time.

    I have since used the mountain camp method (putting a sheet of...
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    Re: Quilt Box Inspection

    In New York I used a Medium half full of dry shredded leaves.
    I was quite impressed when I put my hand in it on a subzero day and discovered how warm it was at the bottom of the box, and how little...
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    Re: Flashing for two queen tower?

    I didn't have in y trouble with rain infiltration even in heavy thunderstorms back east, and I was using simple flat migratory covers cut from plywood.

    But it didn't rain nearly as long there as...
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    Re: Wind Chill - Cover or not?

    I overwintered some tough northern bees in subzero temperatures.
    Other than being near a windbreak, I didn't do anything to the hives to prepare for winter other than making sure that the were well...
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    Re: Migratory covers

    I used Aaavantech for a few years and it is very durable.

    The disadvantages of it are that is is quite a bit heavier than pine or plywood... weight that might add up to a lot on a flatbed full of...
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    Re: Burning Sumac Berries

    Finding berries both large enough to bother with and dry enough to burn sounds liek more trouble than it is worth when there are so many other good smoker fuels:

    Pine needles
    Wood chips
    twigs...
  15. Re: How long do most newbies stay with beekeeping?

    I read somewhere recently (I think on Beesource) that 25% or less of the folks who start beekeeping are still doing it after two years.

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    Re: How to develop a treatment free apiary?

    I agree with Michael about over thinking it.

    Some of my those years of keeping tf bees were right in town, and I had no problems.

    And if you do cutouts and swarm collections in town, thevqueens...
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    Re: Double Nuc Question

    No, I use two side by side 4 frame boxes on the second and higher levels, as in the two pics in the earlier post above.
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    Re: Double Nuc Question

    Those top boxes can get really packed with bees really quickly without the extra frame.

    You're adding a few thousand bees per box without adding any volume for living space.

    In addition, with...
  19. Re: honey tap

    Don't see any problem with open honey jars in a beeyard, do you?

    I mean as long as triggering robbing and getting bees in your honey jars don't bother you.
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    Re: Fog or Vaporize hives?

    That's right.
    When he did a.mite count and found no evidence that FGMO had no apparent effect on his mites he switched to Oxalic Acid Vapor and has used it since, and with good results, last I...
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    Re: Dog or Vaporize hives?

    Fgmo isn't toxic at all.
    Glock, a member of this forum who fogged with FGMO faithfully, didn't harm his mites at all!
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    Re: Help, no brood, what to do?

    Carnies will wait for a significant nectar clow before brooding up; Italians begin brood rearing much earlier.

    Here in Puget Sound area (I'm in Olympia)
    We haven't had a nectar flow yet...your...
  23. Re: Is robbing a cocern for a just installed package?

    I don't see any robbing...the bees zig zagging back and forth in fromt of the second one are doing orientation flight.
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    Re: How to develop a treatment free apiary?

    You may not be stuck treating them.

    Let them draw clean comb, preferably w/o using foundation in the brood nest ( commercial foundation carries miticide residue).

    Monitor your mites using an...
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    Re: Excess Sugar

    I use a wide drywall plastering knife to scoop it up and use the waste sugar to make syrup, straining the paper out through a mesh strainer once mixed.
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