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    Re: BeeCam suggestions for 2016?

    I have been working on some wireless telemetry for my bees, with arduino uno and was thinking about the raspberry pi's, but I'll bet you could hack an old smart phone with 8mp camera and wifi it to a...
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    Re: Comparing sugar cakes to "loose" sugar feeding

    I also add sugar to the top of my hives as a regular practice for cheap insurance. The thing I might add is that if your hive is running on empty on stores/carbs, it may also be running out of...
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    Re: Shook Swarm Benefits

    Here is a flavor of "Shook Swarm" I call ---Fat Bee Man Alamode----
    He claims it takes 3 minutes,,,,,but you end up with the queen and all the field bees in one box and brood frames with all the...
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    Sticky: Re: Checked an outyard today :)

    It looks like the secret to winter survival/buildup is the heat/insulation,,,,and not being afraid to start early.....Like pollen patties in feb and making queens when there is snow on the...
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    Sticky: Re: Checked an outyard today :)

    You are absolutely right Vance about insulation. This yard was ignored because it was small and remote, I did get some tape on the joints but didn't make it back to finish the job..And mgolden, I am...
  6. Thread: Feeding Honey

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    Re: Feeding Honey

    Great points, and it solves my problem of what to do with 5+ gallons of what I consider" unusabe honey". And how to feed it if possible to the girls :) Sorry Woodedareas, for the high jacking. Great...
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    Re: reccomendations for June Queens

    My first queens were from Kona queens (carniolans) in Hawaii which served me well, and last year I added some russian queens (caucasian) from Strachans....They don't advertise them but they are...
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    Re: Feeding Honey

    ? What about crystallized honey ?
    I've got some honey that was thick as mud when extracted, and crystallized within 5 weeks after harvest.
    Can I serve it up as is, or should I re-liquefy it? and is...
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    Re: Parmak 12 - life and maintenance of the unit?

    Probably the battery....jmho :)
    I don't have Parmak but I make mine from a battery, with a solar charger on a stand , with a fencer and my problems like this stem from the battery, especially this...
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    Re: I gotta ask this one

    Brace YOURSELVES ;)

    :digging:

    ==McBee7==
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    Re: BooZoo from Northern Wisconsin

    Welcome to BeeSource DrummerBoy. Lots of knowledgable beeks around here, enjoy.

    ==McBee7==
  12. Re: Winterizing my hives with 2" of foam insulation on top, back, and sides

    Alas Tim, only 2 made it to flourish into summer. 3 dwindled and died from unknow reason. And 3 starved out---Beekeeper error :( They had hollowed out the sugar sacks I had given them which I didn't...
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    Re: drone kickout festival

    Kind of reminds you of prom night ;)
    Girls all lined up and pretty and the guys all making their moves to NO avail.....
    I had a couple of Russian dbl 5 frame nucs that had a small cloud of drones...
  14. Re: Winterizing my hives with 2" of foam insulation on top, back, and sides

    They look good Muddy Fork and I'm sure you'll have box's full of bees in the spring provided they also have plenty of stores, and are as mite free and healthy as possible :)
    Here's a picture of my...
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    Re: I gotta ask this one

    Exmar- I did a search on BS and on the web for --potato/pollen substitute/starch--and the only thing I could find related on this topic was a set of experiments in the book "The Hive and the...
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    Re: I gotta ask this one

    Well, now that you've been set on the straight and narrow (tongue in cheek) and bandied about a bit :) I will offer up this bit of information....Soy flour is 35% protien. 10 grams per 1/4 cup..(off...
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    Re: "Notching" comb after a split?

    Great insights Frank, as I also have notched what I considered to be ideal larve and returned a few days later to find that they had repaired the comb perfectly. I hadn't considered the presence of a...
  18. Re: Does anyone heat their beehives during cold spells

    I don't have 2 sets of hives to make a comparison, but i can say that my first 2 years as a beek i had 100% winter loss (outdoors only) and LOTS of people telling me that bees couldn't live through...
  19. Re: Does anyone heat their beehives during cold spells

    My system isn't just warming the box, but its not full scale wintering like Ians either, requiring cooling because of heat generated by the bees, but its working for me...
    last year I built a 4 by...
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    Re: Opening hive to add sugar cake?

    Welcome to BS Bob---And go for it, because you have nothing to lose if the bees need something to eat...I've added sugar bricks at well below zero and they were fine,,,just make it quick as possible....
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    Re: Bee's flying today.

    I believe you are right Zelda as to differences in races of bees wintering abilities. Certain races like russians are known for their docile wintering abilities,,,,meaning that they are very quite...
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    Re: Bee's flying today.

    Your hives sound a lot like mine LowHog, matter of fact yours are probably warmer than mine, and on a sunny day with no wind, I think the temp in the hive warms up enough that they become very active...
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    Re: Sustainable Apiary?

    ---For what its worth---
    I see the event was sponsored by WicWas press.
    BUT--You are listed as the Headline speaked :)
    http://www.sneba.com/index.htm

    Careful where you tread,,,Maybe he can...
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    Re: Sustainable Apiary?

    Maybe ,Mr Palmer, the next time you share the podium with him you could title your talk "Increase Essentials"
    I'm SURE the audience and MR. X WOULD notice..I applaud your work and also own a couple...
  25. Re: Overwintering ? - moisture control and inner cover

    Your right Kurt , if you don't control the moisture in the winter you'll probably have dead wet bees in the spring,,,,at least thats how it works in my local....I dont use inter covers here summer or...
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