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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    hive full august 10. august 13, looked like half bees were gone. not to traphive or to empty- just gone.
    they were a small nuc installed june 4 2011 and built up like crazy.
    southern ontario, a...
  2. Re: Langstroth as a warre ? yes? no? Thoughts? Suggestions

    how would i make a quilt for tbh 17" wide 36" long with a gabled roof? i was thinking of lining roof with a rectangle of foam insulation-leaving 2-3 inches between foamboard and top bars.
    which...
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    Re: new hive close to full

    so how to move a couple bars of brood? the hives are about 100 yards apart. and it's brutally hot out.
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    new hive close to full

    hi,
    installed nuc june 4. there has been a steady population explosion. i have only 4 empty bars left in this hive. [24 bar capacity in a 36" hive]

    should i
    1. remove one or two bars of capped...
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    Re: TBH Inspection Tip: The "Bee-Down Strip"

    i use a small spray of light sugar water to clear space between bars. they go down and i close up space.
    i don't like to squish them-hearing that crunch- and i'm sure it agitates the others.
    also,...
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    Re: Feeding tips for a newbie

    table salt or borax in a line around edge of fence panel should do the job on the ants. supposedly they won't cross it. i used borax on ant nests in my lawn a few years ago-got rid of them quick.
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    Re: A few new pictures from this week

    neat pictures.thanks
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    Re: hives on platforms?

    hi all, platforms aren't high-just enough for hives to be level. there is room for me on platform or behind- plus i am a little taller than average.
    does anyone have experience with racoon damage...
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    hives on platforms?

    i set up my hives today on wooden platforms raised a little off ground to keep everything level. i mulch around to keep down vegetation-mowing/trimming not required[i hope]
    it looks nice-but i...
  10. Thread: Full Body Shots

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    Re: Full Body Shots

    Wow!!!!
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    Re: This beek says honey DOES go bad

    if it fermented, the moisture content was too high and/or it was contaminated.
  12. Thread: Gloves

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    Re: Gloves

    i'm a newbee. so this is what i saw on your video. you had a trap/lure hive set up between 2 hives thewn you moved them into a regular brood box. correct?
    will lure hives always work this close to...
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    sorry, that should be south ontario

    sorry folks, i didn't proofread my title.
    thanks again for all your info.:)
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    Re: newbee from south ontatio, canada

    i didn't mean influence the bees. i meant plants to be used as repellant to SHB, varroa, wax moth . kind of like using cedar chests to keep woolens in or using softwood shavings for bedding livestock...
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    Re: Maine beek year one

    yes, i built for myself 3 36" long TBH. talked to my nuc supplier-another 2-3 weeks as spring is so late here. there is no forage here. my supplier wants to make sure i have best chance of success-i...
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    newbee from south ontatio, canada

    hello from canada. i've been bitten by the bee bug and built 3 KTBHs in the last two months. Nucs coming in a couple weeks-whenever dandelions start. spring is very late this year. I attended a...
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    Re: New Beekeeper in Middle TN

    do i understand that long day sun is a deterrant to shb? shb is now in ontario/essex county near windsor. the county is quarantined by OMAF-hopefully will be able to keep shb from spreading. are...
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    Re: Maine beek year one

    hi from ontario. already i like thes forum as much or more than natural beekeeping forum. check out gold star bees website. christy hemenway sells tbh, is in i believe maine and she overwinters fine....
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    Re: Hello from Maine

    i'm new as well,from south ontario, canada. i, too, would like to know about siting in regards to lawn maintenance. thanks kd
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    Re: Hello from Western Wisconsin

    really cold and wet here in south ontario, too. only 3 days in april with bright sun and temps over 50. thank heavens my nucs don't arrive till the dandelions come out!
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