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    Re: Hello! Ask This Old House brought me here!

    Check out Wicwas Press. Many great books there. "Honeybee Biology, and Beekeeping" by Dewey Caron and Larry Conner is great. Textbook stuff but very "new user" friendly.

    Subscribe to one or both...
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    Re: Easy Money!! Easy Money!!

    I lived in Philomath 10 years and don't remember a single day of 95 degrees or any humidity in Summer. Now that 40 degree humidity I remember well.
  3. Thread: For Sale

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    Re: For Sale Uncapper

    And are your used supers sold?
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    Re: Empty Gallon Lined Paint Cans

    I get new 1 gallon plastic paint pails w metal lids and optional metal handle for 2.25 ea at my local porter paints. Michael Palmer suggested top feeding 4 gallons at a time w paint cans when...
  5. Thread: For Sale

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    Re: For Sale Uncapper

    is it a model 200? You buy new? What year is it, any idea?
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    Re: Honey warming box air temperature

    I like to use my utility wash sink filled with water and a five gallon bucket water heater purchased from Tractor Supply.
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    Re: what to plant for bees

    New book at Wicwas Press. Garden Plants for Honeybees. Author Peter Lindtner. AWESOME.
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    Re: Move the hives to the bean fields?

    Farmer sprayed Warrior on the beans near me the second week of July. He told me he was spraying a fungicide and the company doing the spraying suggested adding Warrior for 40 or 50 cents more an...
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    Re: Hopguard II and Hive Kills

    I did not have good results with HG. Used it 3 times as recommended on a strong colony that produced over 100 pounds of honey with low mite levels (3 to 5 on a 24 hour drop, 1 or 0 in a powder sugar...
  10. Re: What is the smallest "winterable" unit for Northern Climates?

    Joe, Do you cut out the bottom smaller than the inside of the box? If so, how much do you leave at the edges to catch the mesh? And in the double setups, are the 4 frames centered in the box or...
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    Re: Bought unneeded Queens...

    Try a polystyrene nuc box from better bee.
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    Re: Suddenly High Varoa Count

    I think 12 mites in 24 hours in 2 deeps isn't too bad? Assuming you have bees on most frames and good stores.

    If you are trying to feed this hive and they need it but aren't taking it, then I'd...
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    Re: Mike Palmer Nuc

    They are great mating boxes as well and what they were originally designed for. The last queens get to stay and build up.
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    Re: Mike Palmer Nuc

    I can see evidence of the bees sharing heat through the 1.5 inch year round. There will often be full frames of brood against divider in both boxes with capped stores on outside frame. The main...
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    Re: Which bees in central OH

    Dan Ohanlon will be speaking just south of Indianapolis next Saturday the 25th at the annual Indiana State Beekeepers Fall Conference. No memberships required to attend. He is a queen breeder in W...
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    Re: Mike Palmer Nuc

    I cut deep boxes in half lengthwise and expand the overall width of the brood box by 2.5 inches. This allows for a very solid 1.5 inch x 10.5 inch divider board. Strips of half inch plywood(3/4 inch...
  17. Thread: Please Stop...

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    Re: Please Stop...

    A very smart and seasoned man once told me "If you want to work on cars, learn on the starter not the brakes!" I think this fits here somehow.
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    Re: Thinning/feeding thick corn syrup?

    High Fructose 55 is what you would want to feed bees with. It is what is used to sweeten soda pop and such.
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    Re: Post pic of queen

    13745Ankle biter.
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    Re: Need advise? bees have to go!

    Would hate to find out later. Removing to isolation yard for evaluation would be my choice.
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    Re: Need advise? bees have to go!

    I would not allow them anywhere near my otherwise healthy colonies.
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    Re: Fall flow not happening in Midwest?

    A couple of years ago I got to hear M palmer speak at EAS. I took lots of notes. Regarding feeding, he recommended feeding with 1 gallon paint cans and up to 4 gallons at a time on a single colony...
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    Re: Fall flow not happening in Midwest?

    I'd be checking mite levels and looking for funky brood.
  24. Thread: Hive collaspe

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    Re: Hive collaspe

    Was this hive inspected and ok two weeks ago? Did you find eggs and capped worker brood post swarm? Can you post pictures of any brood that remains, and a picture or two of the empty combs? Do you...
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    Re: Hive collaspe

    How old is that hive? Have you done any mite counts? I am 20 miles from you and mite loads are very high for me. Also, the farmer around me sprayed Warrior on the Beck's soybean fields in mid July....
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