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    Re: Pollen in MA in late november

    I still have some goldenrod and asters where I am..... Most of the pollen my girls were bringing in was orange......
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizing vs. Dribbling

    I prefer the OAV as it is effective and my understanding is that it is less risk to the colony..... Breathing is no problem as I always stand upwind... Only downside is that you have to do multiple...
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    Re: Slatted Racks.......

    I put slatted racks on my hives this year and noticed that there were significantly fewer bees hanging out on the outside of my hives.... Other than that did not see any other changes.....
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    Re: Mike Palmer nuc versus 5 or 4 frame nucs

    I use the 4 frame nucs.... For me it's good to be able to fit two 4 frame nucs on a standard 10 frame footprint.... This enables me to overwinter two nucs over a ten frame hive so the nucs have the...
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    Re: Sealing the inside of hive bodies?

    There is a member of our bee club that always seals the inside of new woodenware with a tincture of propolis in alcohol.... I have not tried it but she claims good results....
  6. Thread: Lauri is famous

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    Re: Lauri is famous

    Laurie you have some of the best ideas I've seen anywhere! I plan on converting over to this idea when my hives start up in the spring.....;- )
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    Re: Why or why not Carniolans?

    I have three hives that are Carniolan and two hives that are Italian and my observations pretty much mirror everyone else.... Good producers, gentle (except some defensiveness during dearth),...
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    Re: Winter Hive Weight in Indiana

    Also keep in mind that it depends on what bees you have..... Carnies for example are much more frugal with winter stores than Italians.....
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    Re: Is this American or European Foulbrood?

    Agree with mathesonequip that it looks like they are digging out the varroa.....
  10. Thread: Wax Moths

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    Re: Wax Moths

    Be aware that lesser wax moths might not be killed by freezing...... Greater wax moths do die..... My son ran into this exact problem.... Lesser wax moths on some frames, put in the freezer for 3...
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    Re: Wax Moths

    This is one of the few places I have been able to find XenTari Aizawai ....

    hidhut.com xentari
  12. Re: Goldenrod in NC.......Lots of Bloom But No Nectar?

    This is our situation here in Massachusetts as well..... We have had a long dry spell and our flow has been spotty at best......
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizing vs. Dribbling

    Randy Oliver has done some pretty extensive work that might be worth taking a look at.....

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    Re: finally, fall flow!

    Still looking for rain here in southern Massachusetts...... Almost 2 months now since we had a good soaking rain.... Goldenrod and Knotweed are blooming but very little nectar.....
  15. Thread: Hive Weights

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    Re: Hive Weights

    There are a number of different rigs that folks are using to weigh their hives...... This is mine:

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    The scale has a "hold" feature so I don't have to try and read the scale while I am...
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    Re: Fall flow not happening in Midwest?

    Flow has been weakly on and off where I am (southeastern Massachusetts) as well.... We have been without significant rain for a number of weeks and are roughly 6" behind normal rainfall for the...
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    Re: Sting sensitivity changing.

    I'm a fairly new beekeeper but have definitely notice that I am much less sensitive to stings than I was when I first started.....
  18. Thread: Plastic or wax?

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    Re: Plastic or wax?

    During the flow my bees build both plastic and foundationless equally well.....
  19. Thread: AHHHHH RATS!!!!

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    Re: AHHHHH RATS!!!!

    Ragged chewed cells and caps is a pretty sure sign it was robbed out.....
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

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    Finally blooming in my area..... Have seen it blooming 5 miles away for over two weeks before.....
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    Re: Heat gun wattage?

    Thanks! Definitely sounds like it might be worth a look....;- )
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    Re: Bees Chase Away Swallows

    I love to sit and watch the sparrows try and get a drink from the bird bath this time of year.... As soon as they land a cloud of bees comes up from drinking and the sparrow quickly leaves.....;- )
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    Re: How did you get into beekeeping?

    My father in law always talked about how he kept bees in rural Italy in WW2 and way back when I earned the beekeeping merit badge while in the scouts...... My kids saw an ad for our local beekeeping...
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    Re: Heat gun wattage?

    This sounds pretty cool.... Based on your experience, do you get many cappings in the honey? I am using the heat gun approach and really like that I don't have to deal with cappings..... Am...
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    Re: Maxant No Drip Valve

    I have one on my bottling tank and consider it well worth the money.....:thumbsup:
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