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    Re: Adding Third Box ?

    I wouldn't wait until till the 7th frame, if 6 frames are going, add a super. When the flow is on, they can build comb fast.
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    Re: Distance to move a fresh split

    The old 2 feet or 2 mile rule. I have done splits and left them in the same yard. Understand that all of the foragers will go back to their oringinal hives, leaving only the nurse bees. The split...
  3. Re: Advice on encouraging a struggling hive to build comb (?)

    I agree, I do this all the time. Are you working 10's or 8's? The 10's always need a bit of convincing in my part or the world.
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    Re: drone laying queen

    That is a common technique, after the flow you can pinch the queen and let them raise a new queen. It cuts down on brood and interupts the mite cycle at the right time of year.
  5. Thread: raising queens

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    Re: raising queens

    The more the better, but bee's are not the only variable. It helps if you have a good flow and pollen coming in. I don't like to think of things a single variable equations. If you flow is on, and...
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    Re: Fisher Bee-Quick not working?

    It's to late in Michigan, we barely get to 70 degrees these days. Next year, try to harvest the first week in August.
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    Re: any drones in michigan

    I'm an hour south of you, I noticed my first drones about 2 1/2 weeks ago, plenty are flying now. Start spliting, by the time your virgin queens emerge and start mating flights (20+ days) you'll...
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    Re: Bee's still finding pollen

    Chevy,

    I was scratching my head with the same issue here in Michigan. After a long walk with my dogs, I found some of my bees on some hardy mums that were in several peoples front yards, near...
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    Transitioning from syrup to dry sugar?

    WHEN REQUIRED,

    At what temperature do you transition from syrup feeding to dry sugar? Is the daytime high temperature or the night time low more indicative?

    I have a hive from a late swarm...
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    Re: Question on battling City Hall

    Does Nevada have a "Right to Farm Act"? Most states do, and the state law supersedes the local ordinance. I was lucky, the State of Michigan modified the Act a few years earlier to include...
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    Re: I love this state.

    Not only have we had to deal with an early fall, but we have also had several days of 50 degrees and all day mist. Mists all day, only stops for short periods so it can rain instead.

    Makes it...
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    Re: Winter book reading

    Thanks everyone for all of your input. I just purchased the latest version of ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, but I have added the other to the future purchase list.

    Thanks again
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    Re: I love this state.

    Yea, well I need to mow the law too! You need it to be nice and short so when the snow falls it looks nice and kept. Long grass and snow don't mix!
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    Re: I love this state.

    Tell me about it! I'm located in the lower-lower, in the only zone 6 area of the state and they are calling for 57F for the high and 37F for the low with mist. The bees aren't diggin it!
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    Re: Winter book reading

    I own both, I was looking for something more technical.
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    Winter book reading

    Hay beeks, it's getting colder, and I need to start looking for my winter reading material. Can you give me your favorite higher level bee book and why.

    Thanks
  17. Thread: Api Life Var

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    Re: Api Life Var

    Apigaurd is 25% thymol, I haven't had any bad experiences with it. All of the data from Europe shows that the Thymol levels in you comb and hive at the end of treatment will be about the same a...
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    Re: g) Hive design, what type?

    I started with all 8 frame mediums.

    Things to consider, all of the nuc's for purchase in the area are shifting to mediums from deeps. All mediums makes for more compatibility. A typical 5...
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    Re: Ugh, still debating

    If you think it was Nosema, freezing the frames will not kill the Nosema and it will come back again.

    Wiki: Nosema apis is a microsporidian, a small, unicellular parasite that mainly affects honey...
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    Re: Duragilt Foundation??

    All natural baby!

    I started with Duragilt, after a month I moved on to crimp wire wax foundation, that was a huge improvement, then I started using small starter strips of left over crimp wire...
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    Re: Coating for hive top feeders

    Polyurathane will work, make sure your put on three coats. Hay it works for Millar and Brushy Mountain. I made a feeded base on models I purchased from them.
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    Re: Why I hesitate to inpect my hives

    [QUOTE=11x;466149]...she has been there in the last 3 days. if by chance i do happen to kill her while i was moving the 3 maby 4 frames i had to move to find eggs at least i know there is fresh eggs...
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    Re: Survivor Drone Project

    Thanks Joe,

    I have always been concerned with the local practice of buying Italian bees from down south for every spring. It makes much more sense to have bees that are more adapted to the local...
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    Re: After harvesting

    Tree.

    A little late for harvesting in Ontario, how much honey did you leave for the girls?

    I'm down here in Detroit, I would say that you have zero chance of a swarm as the drones have...
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    Re: Fall and winter feeding recipes ?

    Crystallization only happens with prolonged boiling, where the syrup goes above the boiling point of water. Sugar is a saccharides, prolonged heat can break down the double carbon bond to make two...
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