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  1. Re: Best advice for overwintering on singles?

    I agree. I am changing to Dadants for the reasons you have noted plus it is much easier on your back. I am slowly going over to PF120 small cell and foundationless frames throwing out the old brood...
  2. Re: Best advice for overwintering on singles?

    I did have sugar on top as in CC Millers 'Fifty Years Among the Bees' for my best results and still do. Insurance. The single deep going into winter must have a minimum 40 pounds of honey on board....
  3. Re: Best advice for overwintering on singles?

    Then there is always the option of breaking everything down to nucs and over wintering feeding through out. This has been done successfully in the valley. I once over wintered twenty hives in...
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    Re: Queen cells on PF120 plastic.

    Thanks Adrian, I can work with that.
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    Queen cells on PF120 plastic.

    Does any body have a trick for successfully removing Queen cells from plastic foundation? Any comments would be appreciated.
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    Re: mann lake pf100

    I am happily amazed at how well the bees have taken to the PF100 frames. I am interspersing foundation less frames and with the flow on I am seeing good results.
  7. Thread: cataracts

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    Re: cataracts

    I cleared my cataracts using honey. I was told I had cataracts and I treated with honey dabbing it in the corner of my eye and dragging it to the other side. Four weeks later and I was told by a...
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    Re: mann lake pf100

    The frames in question are HSC. I am putting bees on to PF100 frames with cut down end bars. I have two boxes with five PF100 with three foundationless frames on either side. I have a Dadant super...
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    Re: OAV mite drop

    Hi Gord, How much wintergreen do you add to the FGMO? and is this a liquid or another form ? Thanks for any help you can offer. I feel that FGMO and essential oils must be effective if the method...
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    Re: mann lake pf100

    Then I must be mistaken on my sourcing. I find them ugly. Very heavy with thick walls between the cells. I am searching for the receipt and I will post pix. Thanks for the tip on the table saw, I...
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    Re: mann lake pf100

    I can dredge up the receipt but I think around three bucks a frame. I just didn't have the heart to put bees in such a hostile environment so here they still are.
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    Re: cutting pf 100's

    Thank you very much for sharing your expertise. I think I can take it from here.
  13. Re: Beekeeping Equipment and Ideas That Are No Longer With Us

    I sure wished I could have met the man, I loved his approach to life and he made the best drum dolly, a ninety pound weakling could tip over a drum of honey and wheel it away with minimum strain.
  14. Re: Beekeeping Equipment and Ideas That Are No Longer With Us

    I saw the Dadant Jumbo super used as brood chambers in Russia a few years ago. They were referred to as Dadanti and had been in use for some time in many of the bee yards I visited.
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    Re: 1 vs 2 Brood Chambers?

    The Pedersen brothers of Cut Knife Saskatchewan developed a programme using single deep hives for over wintering outside. This is a fascinating story and takes place about twenty years ago. The...
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    Re: Sustainable beekeeping

    Beware of beginners luck. Five years? You are a beginner, be prepared for surprises is my advice.
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    Re: mann lake pf100

    Thank you. I must trim the frames or remove the foundation and install in one and a quarter inch bee space wooden frames. Three years ago I bought twenty drawn plastic frames from Dadant that had one...
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    Re: cutting pf 100's

    I am trying to determine the frame spacing of the PF 100 frames, will somebody out there kindly let me know? Cheers Chris
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    Re: mann lake pf100

    What is the frame spacing for the PF 100 frames? I can't find this any where. Cheers Chris
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    Re: small cell foundation

    OK did I reply earlier? No I don't see going 10X my seven survivors this spring but with good weather finally and Caspian solution I am at 22 with eight of those ready to split. Better bee keepers...
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    Re: small cell foundation

    I prefer using wax in the brood nest but I am willing to give the PF 100s a try, I would love to skip the 5.1 stage. My earlier attempts using 4.9 wax was a disaster. I believe the SC bee will be...
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    Re: small cell foundation

    I am regressing four colonies on 5.1 foundation, wired, from Mann Lake. I prefer the unwired foundation but I cannot find it so far. Dadant makes an unwired 4.9 foundation. My bees drew the 5.1...
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    small cell foundation

    I am looking for 5.1 unwired wax foundation, can anyone source me? Thanks.
  24. Re: I hate this weather! Spring cannot come quick enough in the Northeast.

    We don't have ice, snow or freezing temperatures but OTOH we do have long cold wind wipped rain sodden winters. Its wet here. Surviving the winter is one thing, surviving the spring, long rainy days...
  25. Re: Has anyone treated nosema with coloidal silver?

    I have just now discovered this thread. I am a keen advocate od colloidal silver and gold. I have used silver for twenty years in order to solve a life long Candida yeast condition that had gone...
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