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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...
  5. 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...
  12. 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...
  14. 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
  16. 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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    Re: Please help me understand keeping a Nuc

    A nuc is just queen baby sitter until you need her--and since you can only have one in a hive, little nuc hives allow you to have more mated queens
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    Re: Mike Palmer Nuc setup.

    Thanks for the reply Mike and all. One more question on these--Mike is the major benefit on this setup some heat sharing?---I know that bees generally only heat their cluster area rather than the...
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    Mike Palmer Nuc setup.

    Hello,

    After a hiatus, it seems that I will be able to keep bees rather than give them all away. If any of you recall I posted a message some months ago about developing a bee allergy and so now I...
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    Re: varroa on landing board... oxalic now???

    DO not think "seem" think count--take dead bees in the cluster and try and alchol wash to see if there are mites--if not at the very least the bottom board should be littered with them--this hive...
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    Re: Today was the day.

    Its better to get the honey off before October 30 since its done open the hive and check the frames--checking a frame or two is not "gawking"
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    Re: Today was the day.

    Sorry to say but I will be a tad critical on this thread as it is a good example of a trend I see occurring on the "internets"


    Analysis Paralysis seems to be very prevent on this forum as a...
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    Re: How many medium supers do I need

    why mediums--an eight frame deep isnt that heavy for brood boxes--

    Bigger boxes=less equipment less assembly less initial cost
  25. Re: Fifty years in house - treatment-free (This isn't supposed to be possible)

    Thanks for the response but I beg to differ Mike

    I regards to my "misapprehension" regarding evolutionary animal husbandry I would have to say that the methods outlined by most people who favor...
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