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    Re: Keeping bees in a greenhouse?

    Even if there was a summer benefit, in the area of the country where there is winter, hives in a warm greenhouse would stay far too active during the period they should be clustered and consume their...
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    Re: where to buy bees

    The short answer to your question of where to buy such bees as you describe: Nowhere.
    The longer answer has already been given.

    At first, I thought your post was a joke, then realized that you...
  3. Re: All natural weed killer (say no to Round-Up)

    Nothing natural about adding all that salt to your soil. Read the previous posts in this thread.

    Wayne
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    Re: Warning / Safety Signs

    Now, that could be effective.

    I know that I wouldn't bother with someone posting that even if invited to his apiary.

    Wayne
  5. Re: Caspian bees - I'd like to learn more about this line of bees

    Since you just installed a couple nucs, can you tell us who is supplying them in the Northeast?

    So were they very calm and mellow?

    Wayne
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    Re: 30 year old beehives!

    So, how did it go yesterday beesjeeze? A description works for me. No need to produce an elaborate video production.

    Anything worth salvaging?

    Wayne




    Beestudent, it is considered bad...
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    Re: OAV - is this the stuff

    No, you want oxalic acid (H2C2O4 )

    Trisodium phosphate (TSP)( Na3PO4) is something else.

    You have the right brand but need to look for their Wood Bleach listing oxalic acid on the label.
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    Re: City water

    I would not worry about it. If you can drink it, the bees should have no problem. I've made lots of syrup using city water.

    If you could see some of the places that bees collect water from on...
  9. Re: Caspian bees - I'd like to learn more about this line of bees

    Apis mellifera meda?

    Wayne
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    Re: 3 questions

    Cornfed,

    I always defer to advice from someone local to the area in question. RayMarler gives good advice.

    Wayne
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    Re: 3 questions

    I would also advise to stop feeding. You will have true honey when the bees decide they have evaporated enough water from the syrup, stop moving it around your hive, even into the top boxes that you...
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    Re: Finding Drone Concentration Areas

    Same study from link 3 posts above.

    Wayne
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    Poll: Re: New hive design

    I have a bunch of 1/2 width mediums that I use on nucs and have found myself putting them over a 10 frame box just like you show for various reasons. They are always there temporarily until moved...
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    Re: Bear Attack how to clean up

    A few years ago, a USDA rep talked to our bee association's bee school up in Maine about a USDA program for (I believe) a no-interest loan for electric fence protection for apiaries. It wasn't free...
  15. Thread: Need help

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    Re: Need help

    Take a quick look at the brood box to see if you have a queen laying in there or the bees are backfilling the center of the brood box with honey.

    Wayne
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Types

    Look at the MSDS for the product that you use in pools & compare it to that of Wood Bleach. The Savogran MSDS indicates 95 to 100% Oxaliyc acid by weight. The consistency is that of of powdered...
  17. Re: Q-less/laying worker and new queen/smoke ?

    I may be the exception but I don't know for sure that I've ever had a laying worker hive. I've had queen-less hives dwindle away.

    I've released dozens and dozens of queens over the years, almost...
  18. Re: fixing a colony's microflora/ecosystem (practical experiences/studies)

    An old organic gardening trick for combating pests was the bug juice method. You gathered up about a half cup or so (if possible) of the insect that was plaguing your plants, grind them up and put...
  19. Re: large queen intoduction cage on plastic foundation - anyone ?

    I've never tried it, but if I were to do so, I'd be concerned that determined workers could easily chew a path through the wax to kill the queen.

    Again, just my supposition,

    Wayne
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    Re: A bear in Indiana.

    Hard to imagine bears not being a daily concern. Never lived in such a place.

    Wayne
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

    Glad to have this thread running, enormous in size and entertainment value.

    The Flow Hive will be bought largely by surgeons, lawyers, engineers and a surprisingly large number of retired military...
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    Re: Water for your bees

    Have a bird bath in the garden about 10' from the nearest hives. There is constant traffic there, but there is also a pond and creek several hundred yards away. No way of telling how much bee traffic...
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    Re: Trying the "snake oil"

    A few things come to mind:
    Pre-formed wax foundation? Plastic foundation? Large cell foundation?

    And of course, almost the entire arsenal such as Amitraz, Fluvalinate, Formic acid. Fumagillan,...
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    Re: when to stop feeding my new hive?

    As with all things in life, it depends. The may have enough now, but there's no guarantee that a dearth might eat all up all those stores. I haven't been in PA long enough to know what to expect, but...
  25. Re: Only 3 queen cups-go ahead and split up hive?

    I also would split the hive but instead of dividing those few queen cells, I would look for the current queen and put her in a nuc with a frame of brood, a frame each of honey and pollen and an empty...
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