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    Re: Question on feeding neighboring bees.

    I have sub quality hummingbird feeders than for sure when the yellow guards get knocked off.
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    Re: Question on feeding neighboring bees.

    SUZYQ had a plate with some syrup on it and some bees showed up. A plate,a plate for God sake not a tanker full, not 55 gal. drum full not even a 5gal. pail or a gal. not even a qt. unless it was a...
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    Re: Can I harvest honey this spring?

    If its not crystalized extract it or feed it back to the bees if needed
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    Re: Question on feeding neighboring bees.

    I agree. Most here who condemn open feeding in spring have only been keeping bees for a few years. I think the more seasoned keeper would agree with you and I. Some times a little knowledge can be...
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    Re: Is this frame ok to reuse?

    Lots of moisture in larva and bees, squash some and see. I don't think you get much mold without moisture.
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    Re: Question on feeding neighboring bees.

    Vance, You never said what you did with the honey from dead outs. Posts #7,8,9,12 and 18 think open feeding sugar syrup is a really bad awful thing to do but you seem to agree with me that it's ok...
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    Re: Is this frame ok to reuse?

    I'm with Mr. Bush on this, the bees will clean it up in jig time with no apparent ill effects. Bees like to be busy, gives them something to do in early spring. No worries. Remember what you think...
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    Re: Question on feeding neighboring bees.

    What do you do with honey from dead outs? why is putting a saucer of sugar water out such a sin? Should we take our hummingbird and oriole feeders down? I don't think suzyq did any thing wrong, if...
  9. Re: Any wood products I should avoid for finishing bee boxes?

    its ok,just about any coating that is cured won't hurt the bees
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    Re: Is this paint good?

    I was a painter for 45 years and don't see any reason to treat a beehive any different than you would the siding on a house. Surface prep is the most important thing when it comes to painting. Clean...
  11. Thread: smoker fuel

    by bigeddie
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    Re: smoker fuel

    If you have access to dry cow pies give them a try. 30years ago I had dairy cows and thats all I used in my smoker. Had a nice smell, gave a cool smoke and there was never a shortage.
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    Re: Larger Apiary Configuration

    How did Toadman's question, that Vance answered turn into a debate on concrete, dirt and how much heat a city gives off? It would be nice if people would stick to the subject.
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    Re: Larger Apiary Configuration

    Keep the hives a few inches off the slab and put the hives however you want them, the bees will work things out.

    Eddie
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    Re: Greetings from Northwest Wisconsin!

    Hello,
    You have the right idea, pollen and honey on the outside and I would give her 3 empty frames to start with in the center.
    Good luck!

    Eddie
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    Re: Paint my hives?

    T.W.P. Total Wood Preservative
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    Re: foundationless frames in langstroth

    I run mediums with no wire. When I extract I just start out slow until everything is balanced. Very few blow outs.


    Eddie
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    Re: Aspen wood for beehive

    He asked if anyone made boxes from aspen. I have and I think they are 5 years old. They are in fine shape with no rot but they do need to be painted.


    Eddie
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    Re: Aspen wood for beehive

    I have lots of boxes made from aspen, just make sure you paint them good.


    Eddie
  19. Re: Is it wise to fill a new hive with all frames filled with honey?

    The queen needs empty cells to lay eggs in so I would pull a few frames of honey and replace with empty frames. 4 or 5 frames of honey will be a great plenty for now.
  20. Thread: Early pollen

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    Re: Early pollen

    Maybe pussy willow or maple
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    Re: Non Myth-Information

    Why does everyone think they are a comedian?
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    Re: How much space in between hives

    If you have one hive and a bee leaves the hive, can fly 2 miles then come back and find a hole the size of a nickel where it started from it shows me they have their own G.P.S. onboard.

    My hives...
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    Re: Used equipment

    Seems to me when you buy a nuc to start with you are buying used equip. When you buy a package of bees they came from someone else and you most likley have never seen thier operation, so whats the...
  24. Re: Ok lets clear this up: Raw vs. Pure - Filtered vs. Strained.

    Hey Bugboy,
    Its not impossible to get that much honey and still have enough stores for winter. I'm in northern Wisc and last year averaged 81# per hive from 16 packages started mid April and still...
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    Re: 8 and 10 Frame Spacers

    I use 9 frames in a 10 frame box and like them. I don't have small hive beetles so thats not a problem. Try some for yourself, then you will know if you like them. Everyone here has their own opinion...
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