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    Re: Entrance reducing for robbing?

    That's interesting, Michael. Maybe I'll screen off the rest of the bottom. and drill a 3/8" hole towards the top..
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    Re: Entrance reducing for robbing?

    Thanks everyone for you input. All thoughts appreciated!
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    Re: Entrance reducing for robbing?

    That's interesting, AB. I will search that study online and read it, providing I find it. Thank you.
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    Entrance reducing for robbing?

    I have 4 hives. All 4 of them have a robbing issue.

    Will reducing entrances to less than 1" be sufficient to stop robbing on strong hives? This sucks because there aren't that money warm days...
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    Re: Sawdust to absorb moisture in winter?

    Splatt,

    The naysayers will indeed nay-say.

    Try it, and see if it works for your bees. As I and some others suggested already, just make sure you vent above the saw dust or which ever material...
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    Re: Sawdust to absorb moisture in winter?

    In most cases, I usually ignore the wheel comment. There's nothing wrong with experimenting and trying new things for yourself. Don't let anyone convince you of anything other than that.
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    Re: Sawdust to absorb moisture in winter?

    I tried using cedar shavings last year. It seems because I didn't have it vented enough above the shavings, that I had a big moisture issue and mold. Ounce I propped the top cover open, the moisture...
  8. Thread: Price of Honey?

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    Re: Price of Honey?

    $10/lb
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    Re: Brown leftovers from solar wax melt.

    Thanks Ed.
    I did the same with filtering through the paper towels. Fire starters sound like a good idea.
    Thanks again.
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    Brown leftovers from solar wax melt.

    What is the dark brown left overs from filtering with a solar wax melter?
    Is that propolis? Is there any use for it? or is it just garbage?
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    Re: Is cardboard safe as a smoker fuel?

    I would think cardboard would ne safe. I've found cedar shavings to work very well.
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    Re: Why some beekeepers fail

    Hokum if you got 'em.
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    Re: Queen can't retract wing

    Maybe the breaker to her servo motor tripped?
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    Re: Why some beekeepers fail

    It's not often I read things here and laugh. But, I just did.
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    Re: Has anyone ever tried this syrup method?

    Exactly! Including cannabis!
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    Re: Has anyone ever tried this syrup method?

    Yes, it would be organic. So long as you weren't adding chemicals to it.
    No, it would not be wrong.
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    Re: Has anyone ever tried this syrup method?

    I'm going to try to search out the ingredients this weekend and mix some up for one of my swarms. :)
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    Has anyone ever tried this syrup method?

    I'd like to give it a try and I'm wondering if anyone has tried it before?

    http://urbanbeeprojectseattle.com/2011/04/19/feeding-bees/
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    Re: Small Cell Question

    interesting, AramF. Thank you.
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    Re: Small Cell Question

    Why narrow frames? Do you mean just the top bar gets trimmed down?
  21. Thread: Organic?

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    Re: Organic?

    I believe little that it is purported by any mainstream media. That segment is a reminded me why.
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    Re: government grants

    I don't want to pay for someone else's bees; I can barely afford my own.
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    Re: Scouting and Swarming

    Rick -
    The cell was from the old hive that they swarmed from; I took an entire frame of brood, which included the QC and put it into the hive that I put the swarm into, because I wasn't sure if we...
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    Re: Scouting and Swarming

    So, do you guys think it was OK to take the brood and queen cell from the new hive made from the swarm? If it already had a queen they would just battle it out and end up with a queen either way?
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    Re: How do you react to a sting

    Seems every time I get stung, it gets worse. First time I got stung was on my finger. Bit of swelling, no problem. Next couple of stings, seemed to get worse. A month or so ago I got stung on my...
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