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    Re: My Indoor Wintering Setup

    Where does the following text come from?

    "First, it doesn’t matter what carbohydrates you choose to feed your honeybees, you are either not improving their chances of survival or you are damaging...
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    Re: Back to square 1

    In addition to my 8-frame hives I have been overwintering double or sometimes triple five-frame medium "nuc" colonies. They don't require a lot of resources and they provide a nice buffer to soften...
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    Re: Back to square 1

    Trottet1,

    I would suggest that you start to overwinter some nucs in addition to the full sized colonies.
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    Re: Polar Vortex states

    If I'm not mistaken I thought you lost all but one hive in August or September because on October 5th you started this thread : http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?304285-Acebirds-one-hive...
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    Re: Small cell foundation

    I have some black pf-120's, you need to be very careful to avoid having them sit in the direct sun.
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    Re: Small cell foundation

    I buy mine from Walter Kelley. I buy "deep" unwired and cut them in half for mediums. The gap at the bottom is available for the bees to draw out as they wish...

    I also use a lot of plastic small...
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    Re: putting frames together

    "Yes" is the best, short answer.

    A very large number of us like TiteBond III or II.

    Avoid the common mistake of making parallelograms with your frames.
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    Re: Can winter bees eat hard candy?

    :scratch:

    What you need is "sugar".

    Not "bar sugar" (whatever that is) or "baker's sugar"... just sugar.
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    Re: Can winter bees eat hard candy?

    :thumbsup:


    I would also suggest that you use the simple Mountain Camp technique.

    Otherwise, buy 50 pound blocks of baker's fondant from a bakery supply distributor, it looks like this :
    ...
  10. Re: Moving hives to a sheltered place during frigid weather

    I lost a few colonies in the fall / early winter but I haven't lost any since.

    I think you would be creating problems by moving your bees indoors. My Connecticut hives have a piece of Homasote...
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    Re: Will copper top blow away?

    Some also believe that he is a beekeeper...

    What's next?
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    Re: Can winter bees eat hard candy?

    It's not a lot of corn syrup. When I made a batch of fondant I added one ounce of corn syrup per pound of Sugar.
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    Re: Can winter bees eat hard candy?

    I suspect that you are going to make a mixture that many beekeepers mistakenly call "fondant"...

    The list of ingredients is short for baker's fondant:...
  14. Re: Great Randy Oliver Post from Bee-L on Honey Bees and Smoke

    The conversation begins here:
    http://community.lsoft.com/scripts/wa-LSOFTDONATIONS.exe?A2=ind1501&L=BEE-L&D=0&T=0&P=163327

    Click on "Next" above the message where it says View: Message: [First |...
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    Re: Hive Hosting Payment by Honey

    25% of the honey seems to be very expensive "rent" in my opinion, especially when the "nice guy" is benefiting from the pollination.

    I'd find another host.

    Put an ad in the farm/garden section...
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    Re: Hi from Georgia.

    Welcome to the forum!

    You seem to be on the fast track to beekeeping success but the jury is still out concerning the aerodynamics of five gallon plastic pails. With some new interest in 5 gallon...
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    Re: Italian v. Russian bees

    The Italian bees might rob out the Russian hive during a dearth.

    If you get Russians you had better plan on having additional equipment for splits; the Russians will swarm quickly.
  18. Re: Bees don't heat the hive - modified version

    If this concerns the corner brackets of the "missing link" of bee boxes, all I can say is that I'm fairly certain that the corners will rot out sooner with the metal corner pieces than with a well...
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    Re: Slatted rack - simple

    Very nice.
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    Re: Queen Castle Questions

    My "queen castle" is made from full width 1x8 lumber which is perfect for medium frames.

    I took this picture this afternoon. The two middle cleats are slightly thinner then the outer ones. The...
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    Re: Queen Castle Questions

    That's right.

    Since the queen castle doesn't get knocked around like other boxes I didn't hesitate to build mine with glued and screwed butt joints.
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    Re: Queen Castle Questions

    I only have a couple of photos for now...

    http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj305/js06807/Beesource/Homebuilt%20Queen%20Castle/84fd4dbe-1eac-460d-b5bf-fe1d7c565d03.jpg
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    Re: Separating honey from wax, best method?

    You should send a private message to eliminate any confusion...:)
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    Re: Separating honey from wax, best method?

    No, I understood from his first post that he was interested in a more timely solution.

    The obvious indications are quoted above...

    "Oven" and "overnight" are the clues.
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    Re: Separating honey from wax, best method?

    http://www.dvdclassicscorner.com/images/Ma_and_Pa_Kettle.jpg


    :scratch:


    :update:
    The original poster doesn't seem to be interested in a four month plan.
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