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    Re: Are You In The Closet?

    I would say largely because of google and the fact that everything is FOREVER searchable there as long as it ever was online. People have privacy and security concerns
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    Re: 5 gallon buckets- Home Depot or food grade?

    Oops--

    I got so fast fingered with the post I stuck a 7 in there--They are marked with a 5 actually, which I understand to be polypropylene, which May/should be food grade, especially considering...
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    Re: 5 gallon buckets- Home Depot or food grade?

    I am getting crazed about the bucket issue. I just got some buckets free from a local bakery and some are plastic no 2 HDPE which is definitely food grade but others were no 5 which is polypropylene...
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    Re: How Do You Spell Honey?

    I for one have to say this is a VERY GOOD YEAR for honey production in the lower hudson valley-I cannot keep up with the honey supers on my hives I only have 7 production hives but they all have...
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    Dave Cushman's site dead?

    Hi,

    I just went to check the late Dave Cushman's site and it does not come up other than an error message. I had been thinking to myself to print out some of the articles in case the site ever...
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    Re: Reaction to stings worsening

    BEE Pappy--

    Get tested ASAP---it is a simple test done at an allergist but you need to know if you have developed an allergy--I had similar "ramping up" of reactions and so I got tested and sure...
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    Big Island Queens

    Hello,

    I just wanted to know if anyone here has any experience with Carniolan Queens from Big island Queens in Hawaii. I placed an order for 10 queens all the way back in the first week of January...
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    Re: NY State Winterlosses

    Mark,

    Westchester county NY here.

    Started winter with 10 hives (2 of which were 10 frame nucs)

    One large hive lost to starvation in March had to feed the rest sugar bricks for the last 2...
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    Re: Coexisting with backyard hives

    I was just going to post something in this vein myself. I am getting a bit frustrated with the bees interactions with people in my yard. We have a 3/4 acre property on which I have 5 hives all of...
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    Re: Fondant is a pain

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    Here is my second attempt on this--the first time it was a crumbly mess, the second time nice bricks, but I reused the sugar and I fear that I may have burnt it--note the off white...
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    Re: Fondant is a pain

    Thanks for all the replies on this.

    Other than Bee curious, has anyone else made bee "fondant" that was soft--fondant is supposed to be soft otherwise it is a misnomer and instead is just a sugar...
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    Fondant is a pain

    Hello,

    I would like some assistance in the making of fondant.

    My receipe calls for sugar, water and small amount of vineger.

    Heat to 234 and then stop heat. When the temperature drops below...
  13. Emergency Bee Feed Sugar paste? (check your hive weights northeast beekeepers asap!)

    Hello,

    I just checked my beehives yesterday for weight and horribly enough, one of them had starved (which was alive 10 days ago!!!)

    I should have just placed dry sugar on all the hives a week...
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    Re: Is this entrance reducer too small?

    Don't worry about flipping the bottom board over even if the reducer is out it is not worth the trouble. These bottom boards are a hundred year old design made to be reversable but I don't know of...
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    Re: Is this entrance reducer too small?

    flip the bottom board over the reducer should be able to fit UNDER the first deep box and be flush
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    Re: Bees on inner cover in Upper NYState

    I agree with Clyde on this one---I don't know about the bees location as being the key indicator---In my experience my hives always seem to be right under the inner cover even early in winter. A...
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    Re: reusing frames vs trashing them

    Thanks for all the replies.

    I wasn't going to get into the idea as to why to replace comb in this thread but being as the conversation has shifted to that point I would say that eventually ALL...
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    Re: reusing frames vs trashing them

    Just to be clear I am taking about moth eaten combs that are shot and need new foundation rather than just old comb. I wanted to see if commercial beekeepers cleaned them out and put new foundation...
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    reusing frames vs trashing them

    Hello commercial beekeepers,

    I currently have 10 hives (Knock on wood) so assuming they make it through this vicious winter I plan on splitting them all at least once to make 20 plus hives. I am...
  20. Re: Beekeeping Equipment and Ideas That Are No Longer With Us

    That's a baldock cage I have one they are from the UK-they are great for queen marking and much better than the plastic ones that the US suppliers make. Kelly must have just started carrying them...
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    Re: Dadant Frames :-(

    Who made the supers? Sometimes the super rabbit height (the frame shelf) is at a slightly different height depending on the manufacturer. As a result sometimes the frames of other suppliers do not...
  22. Youtube video Hallucinogen Honey Hunters in Nepal

    Here is an interesting documentary video I found on youtube


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_b2i_FvYPw
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    Re: Am I on the right track?

    might as well build the supers yourself as well and the frames--unless you have no time its a good winter activity and you can save some money
  24. Re: Newbie requesting tips on foundation free hive from a new package

    As I ask all newbees, why foundation-less==it is going to require more manipulation for what benefit? I think the PERCEIVED benefits are what drives people to foundation-less rather than real...
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    Re: quality of 2013 package queens from GA/AL?

    Bee Guy isnt H and R apiaries right in your town?
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