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  1. Thread: burnt honey

    by AramF
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    Re: burnt honey

    How is burned honey different than burned sugar syrup?
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    Poll: Re: re-discovered SIMPLE 2 queen method

    This year I started with 2 queen systems, but ended up simply combining two hives before the flow, taking the queen from the second hive with all uncapped brood into a nuc. I only need a queen to...
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    Re: how long should you feed a new hive?

    Any great queen will lay 6 deeps wall to wall. Probably cannot lay more than that at 2500 eggs/day. Unfortunately queens rarely lay a frame completely with brood if they are given free access. As...
  4. Re: Hypothehtical question about queenless colony

    If you move her on three frames with bees from the second hive back to the original probably very high that it will go without a hitch. But you would need to worry about queen cells and potential...
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    Re: one frame of bees

    Doug, you got good advice here, but consider placing the weak hive on top of the strong one, with 1/8 mesh between. The heat from the hive below will do wonders to kick start the weak colony. Give...
  6. Re: HELP!!! How to feed Ultra Bee Dry Feed (pollen substitute)

    In case paddies is the way you want to go, in the kitchenaid mixing bowl put 1 part boiling water to 2 parts sugar. Mix until clarified, then gradually add 1.25 parts of pollen sub slowly mixing it...
  7. Re: Replace the queen of quick and simple way : is it true?

    I do not think he is introducing a queen cell into a queen less half, with a queenright half to the side of it. He introduces two queen cells into a queenless split, that is divided in a middle.
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    Re: When are my package bees no longer a 'package'?

    A package started with one drawn comb can be very successful. That one comb will put a lot of bees to good use who don't have to waste energy on drawing out comb. I'd purchase one drawn frame if I...
  9. Re: Pollen substitute when real pollen available (in California)?

    More bees can make more honey and can make more bees and can make more splits and swarms. You could also end up with a marginal flow and not get return on your investments. Bees have to fly to get...
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    Re: Frame Groves top and bottom

    Good idea on the hot gun. I actually have one to use. To reinforce the ears I was gonna attach ~1 inch handles that were gonna be waste wood from reducing 7.5" board to 6 5/8 " to both top and...
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    Frame Groves top and bottom

    I am planning to construct some medium hive boxes this winter and was considering making frame groves at the top and at the bottom of each box. On my older boxes the lip often breaks after some use,...
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    Re: My Indoor Wintering Setup

    Just so you know, 5 degrees Celsius is the optimal wintering temperature for bees. They use the least amount of resources. You will find the bees will want to crawl out even in the total darkness...
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    Re: Foundation-less frames: my experience

    Datsdajoke, I think he was simply stating the strength of his analysis by including a p-value significantly below the (P<.05). For example, both P=.049 and P=.0049 are below 5%, but wouldn't you...
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    Re: Foundation-less frames: my experience

    I just wanted to add a bit more clarity to the statistical argument between our fellow bee keepers. In short, we were arguing whether or not population with large mean and small standart deviation...
  15. Re: Replace the queen of quick and simple way : is it true?

    Bees will quite often raise a second queen above an excluder if there are viable eggs there. So if you raise your own queen, separate the hives by an excluder and next day place an open cell in...
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    Re: Varroa Mite Control Methods

    Да, видел. Mine is similar, except my camera pushes warm air from the top to the bottom, to ensure that via convection the air never gets hotter than the temperature probe allows. The bottom is...
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    Re: Varroa Mite Control Methods

    I made a thermo chamber that can handle both, treating capped brood and treating live bees in cassettes. It is important not to overhold the live been at 48C or they do get nicely cooked. 10...
  18. Re: Feeding Rate While Waiting for Colony to Become Queenright

    My experience has been that drawing foundation is best done with a laying queen in warm weather with plenty of syrup. A shook swarm is a great example of that. A 4 lb swarm can probably draw out a...
  19. Re: Feeding Rate While Waiting for Colony to Become Queenright

    Think about it this way. A deep frame takes about 4 days for a queen to cover with eggs. Lots of the sugar that is consumed now will be turned into brood food. So as long as she has a frame or two...
  20. Re: How can I get my queen to increase egg production, before Fall arrives!

    I am sorry, but I disagree with the last post. I have 6 two-month-old queens that I mass fed about 2 gallons of syrup last month and gave them pollen paddy, even with normal pollen widely...
  21. Thread: 8 frame or 10

    by AramF
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    Re: 8 frame or 10

    The drawback that comes to my mind of going with an 8 frame medium is if you sell nucs. Most people want 5 frame deep nuc. That seems to be a standart. If you have 10 frame equipment an easy way...
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    Re: 3 out of 4 queens dead

    Well, the hives are basically 92-94F inside, so 90 degrees is a pretty natural temperature. I have shipped queens using both USPS and UPS and they all transport during the night, with the rest of...
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    Re: Hogg half comb refills

    As far as unfinished hogg section, is the freezer the only way to store then until the next flow?
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    Re: Can 2 swarms be combined?

    I woudl not pinch a queen. a good queen plus a bad queen is still better laying rate than just a good queen. Winter is really not that far away and you need to build up. Do the Palmer's two queen...
  25. Thread: Grafting an egg?

    by AramF
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    Re: Grafting an egg?

    just reviving this old thread, but it certainly seems interesting that they will raise a supersedure cell with an egg in it, but won't do that for a plastic cup with an egg. What if a cup with an...
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