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    Re: Convert 2:1 Syrup to Fondant?

    Times are tough financially right now for me..and I bought several hundred pounds this fall...I've used the domes when using a bigger 'shim' (something between a shim for mite treatment and a shallow...
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    Re: Convert 2:1 Syrup to Fondant?

    mgolden...that is perfect, thanks! I usually have better luck with Fondant being on the 'fudgey' side so I presume if i keep it on the lower side of the temp range it'll be about that.

    Pete...I...
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    Convert 2:1 Syrup to Fondant?

    I have several 3 gal feeders which leftover 2:1 Syrup I'd like to utilize. The cold weather has treated it fine, I do not observe any signs of spoilage. Can this be done? Is there anything from the...
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    Re: Top or bottom entrance?

    I was going to answer with a smart remark and say 'both!'.

    Now i'm thinking about what what was said here and reflecting a little differently. I still have some metal entrance reducers at the...
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    Re: New England weather . . .

    Up in N. VT,

    I'm looking at the 10 day and i'm really not seeing anything that severe? maybe close to freezing one night? For my hives that needed room i've added a deep to the bottom...if it...
  6. Re: February Crocus and a Dandelion on CT shoreline...???

    Hmm....you sure you don't have coltsfoot down there?
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    Re: OW in triple deeps

    I've had a lot of a failure's over the years but also some surprising successes. And having time on my side now I can look back and honestly say dumb luck or maybe beginners luck was at play. The...
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    Re: Incorporating Nucs in a backyard apiary

    I still hope to understand this in the context of the proposed backyard situation. I guess i need to research and find out if the bee-raised queens from the mother hive can mate among those nucs...
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    Re: Incorporating Nucs in a backyard apiary

    Thanks, and i think all of your points are valid



    So, could this method here be incorporated into the backyard operation? The term 'founding hive' was what i was struggling to come up with and...
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    Re: Videos: Heathland Beekeeping in straw skeps

    Bush, thats what i was trying to get at...IMO i'm seeing what looks like from my amateur eyes as relatively sustainable practices?
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    Re: Finding the right Hive for me.

    Now that there are so many options for both 8-frame and mediums i may have considered differently when i started out bee keeping. Trust me, you'll tend to acquire equipment over the years...this is...
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    Re: Incorporating Nucs in a backyard apiary

    Well, i'm glad i came across this thread. Being the backyard beek myself for the past 8 years i've been thrown to the mat in the bee dojo a bunch of times. And that's just learning! I've made splits...
  13. Re: Undecided about hive top ventilation for winter

    is that just a shim of some sort? Or is that plexi-glass? if the latter: i'm picking up the plexi-humor!
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    Re: Videos: Heathland Beekeeping in straw skeps

    I watched these videos and was amazed at how certain management practices were accomplished within that system. And from a hygienic standpoint, i guess it seems problematic unless you consider the ...
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    Re: Winter Feeding

    this is a good question, and there is a similar thread going on over in the bee keeping 101 forum.....I'm interesting to know this too.
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    Re: How long should i keep feeding?

    No on is worried about moisture buildup? I'm in the same boat and by tonight i have 2 hives that will have taken down about 15lbs in sugar syrup each over the last 3.5 days.
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    Re: Queenless or not?

    Thanks guys.

    Does anyone think that looks like a queen cell?
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    Re: Queenless or not?

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    Right there in the center is what i'm talking about...
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    Queenless or not?

    I received and installed several packages around the 18th of April. I had inspected about 5 days after just to see if the queens were released. Last weekend I did a thorough inspection to find one...
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    Re: Package producers replacing queens

    Very interesting...I thought it was just me! I'm starting another thread about my particular problem.
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    shim+vented inner cover?

    Hi all, getting ready for winter as many of us are.

    I recently purchased some of the vented inner covers from Honey Run Apiaries.

    Last winter I used a shim on top of my hives so that I could...
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    MB, thanks so much! that is just amazing!

    MB, thanks so much! that is just amazing!
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    thanks Michael. I see your point about number...

    thanks Michael. I see your point about number two...

    how about this: what would be the avg # of cells in the two different scenarios? Perhaps you can find another way to quantify it? What i'm...
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    Thanks Gene! I was maybe over thinking the idea...

    Thanks Gene! I was maybe over thinking the idea that they might 'have' to draw out the sc foundation as part of the process.

    I have some nice fully drawn SC brood comb and i'd love to give it to...
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    no takers?

    no takers?
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