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    Re: Bees on sugar candy not honey

    Had a similar problem a year ago. Had a mite problem, didn't treat trying to get a honey crop, treated in September, and hive died about end of December. Poop all over top bar of frames. I posed a...
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    Re: Bees on sugar candy not honey

    You may have had a mite problem and damage by mites was done before you treated. The only way to know for sure about mites is to sample and I think that is hard to do with a Warre hive. Bees were...
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    Re: Bees on sugar candy not honey

    I'm just guessing but bees may have got stranded on the sugar and not in a good cluster and perished.

    Were the mites under control?

    Is the interior and area over the cluster dry?

    I'd really...
  4. Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporization - Questions and Answers

    Is 37F just a guideline? Beekeepers are using OA at lower than 37F in my local and getting good results. Trying to get by with one treatment when no brood.

    Interior hive temp is what's relevant,...
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    Re: -40 f windchill in central NY

    In cold weather, oil can become like molasses. If the engine starts, the engine(bearings and rings) may not be getting proper lubrication for 30-60 secs. This will shorten the life of the engine.
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    Re: DCoates (Coates) Nuc Fasteners

    3" is also way overkill for 1/2 plywood.

    The recommended nail length needed is 1 1/2 for 1/2 wood. Screws hold better than nails. I used some 1 1/4 drywall screws because that's what I had and...
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    Re: French frame buidling jig

    Toe nailed staple is required for those that do a poor job of gluing!

    Do a thorough application of glue and two 1-1/staples from the top and I haven't after pulled a frame apart in 4 years.

    The...
  8. Re: Making Pollen Substitute today. (Thought I would share)

    Pretty loose use of the term "Recipe" - Beepro and 2:1 sugar syrup.

    When you prepare Kraft Dinner are you using a Recipe????????????????

    When I read the Thread Title, thought maybe there would...
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    Re: Just brush bees

    Totally agree.

    And if you don't pull early, the bee population is reduced much slower. When fall dearth happens, the large population will be consuming the honey and moving it lower into the...
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    Re: inner cover hole question

    I suspect that there is not a lot of condensation above the hole in the inner. If the telescopic cover has insulation in it or below it, the rising heat will keep this area warm, and warmer than the...
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    Re: Single, 5 Frame Nucs

    Am wintering two 6 over 6 NUCs that I have pushed together. Will be able to share heat on the common wall, so is really a twelve framer. Have a 2 inch Styrofoam between them so telescopic lids just...
  12. Re: Big population hive . Management to achive that

    I recommend you insulate and wrap to the above. Group hives together for winter so they share heat. Side by side on a pallet or stand, or 4/6 on a pallet. If side by side put a piece of styrofoam...
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    Re: Pricing of NUCs

    A bit more of the background. I have a number of orders at $215(includes woodenware) and this was when I guessed that packages would be up maybe $10 from $170 last year. Got lots of interest to my...
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    Re: Pricing of NUCs

    I think that that the price of a package is significant in establishing the price of a NUC. It is one of the competitors, as are other sellers of NUCs. The seller needs to educate the purchaser on...
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    Pricing of NUCs

    If a 1 kg(2.2 lbs) package is $197 and assume the purchaser has no drawn comb, what should a 5 frame NUC be priced at?

    Assume the five frames and NUC box are worth $25. My thoughts are that the...
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    Re: Canadian effects of exchange rates

    I will be putting together 5 frame NUCs with a purchased queen. A NUC is going to have drawn comb, more than 2 kg of bees, and all stages of brood. Frames, foundation and NUC box are extra(depends...
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    Re: Canadian effects of exchange rates

    Single package price is the $197.

    Think single package price was $168 a year ago.

    Price for my NUCs just went up.
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    Re: Canadian effects of exchange rates

    I was at Beemaid in Spruce Grove this AM and price for a package is $197. Must be something else going on????
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    Re: Having problem going into hive

    jfmcree, am having trouble fully understanding what you have done. Is the rectangle sitting in the bottom of the quilt box above 1/2 inch screen and does it have a 1/8 screen over top of the...
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    Re: Having problem going into hive

    Depends where the bees and cluster is. If they are above the frames and hanging from the inner cover, temp should be 6-7C. It is hard to not get some flyers and most of the bees that go for a...
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    Re: Having problem going into hive

    Needs to be 43F for bees to fly. Believe muscles(breathing and flight) no longer function. So stay out unless you are absolutely sure they are out of stores.

    Only feed pollen patties in early...
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    Re: fondant super hard what went wrong?

    I don't make fondant any more. Use sugar blocks and work equally as well and are quite a bit easier and less time consuming.

    When I did, one of the tricks was to simmer the sugar water until it...
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    Re: Location Question

    Chances of being stung are minimal. Have a hive on a pallet with three sides of pallet fenced and a metal roof. Hive entrance faces into my yard and has bottom entrance. Get the occasional bee...
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    Re: Early Queens CANADA

    Was a at a presentation by personnel from the National Bee Lab and they had done tests on sperm viability of transported queens. If my recollection is correct, only 40% of sperm is viable if queens...
  25. Re: Questions about this picture of Broodboxz and supers in FL

    In the process of doing a split?? Shook top brood down a few hours ago to ensure queen is in bottom, added excluder to keep her there.

    Nurse bees will move up through excluder to cover brood in...
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