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    Re: Can bees recognize Green?

    Thanks Micheal!
    are they able to recognize differing shades of blue, blue green, yellowish green and yellow?
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    Can bees recognize Green?

    I've painted a bunch of mating nucs yellow, blue and white. I had a spare can of green and also painted a bunch green.
    I'm sure green is a good contrast from the others.

    Is green a colour...
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    Re: Bee Thinking on "Shark Tank"

    What is the sales pitch ?
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    Re: Spin Float Drum Puller

    That is from Cooks and Beals.
    I'm not that good with a welding stick :)
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    Re: Spin Float Drum Puller

    I am not sure which heat exchange your referring to/
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    Re: Spin Float Drum Puller

    It is a three piece clamp assembly bolted in place with tabs to keep the drum from shifting.

    http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y489/IanSteppler/IMG_3513_zps3ac8k7hg.jpg
  7. Thread: winters grasp

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    Re: winters grasp

    :)

    Ben our weather has turned to the cold side again... waiting, waiting... ;)
    Those bees will bust once the weather turns
  8. Re: Bees attracted to hot tub and drowning by the hundreds :(

    I cringe at the sight of pools/hot tubs...;)
    One bee yard 300 feet from a yard, he wants bees, loved bees, but bought a hot tub... He ended up building a screened room over top without any...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

    I viewed a video on facebook the other day. What a neat idea! Hats off to those boys, make a fortune!

    Best of luck to them... Right guys...? ;)
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    Re: Spin Float Drum Puller

    Not done yet, but here is the idea. I just have to modify my drive sprocket, drill in some bearing block holes, install the safety grate and it will be ready to go. It is geared to turn once for...
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    Re: Spin Float Drum Puller

    I completed my drum puller and it works perfectly. I simply insert my drum clamp, hitch the cable onto the drum clamp and crank it up and out. It takes me a matter of seconds to remove the drum and...
  12. Re: Conventional Beekeepers Bashing on Treatment Free Beekeepers

    and viral load
  13. Thread: Setting hives out

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    Re: Setting hives out

    Yup , but it's not April it's middle of March
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    Re: Nosema spore counts this fall

    Yes that's great input.
    It re inforces the point how an analysis done by random sampling gives results that don't necessary hold true as symptoms. One or two bees severely infected can screw the...
  15. Thread: Setting hives out

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    Re: Setting hives out

    I have not moved yet. My refer cooled air has kept the shed at 8 degrees. I have been pressure wash 'misting' the room and lightly over the hive fronts to decrease the bearding and completely...
  16. Re: Conventional Beekeepers Bashing on Treatment Free Beekeepers

    Who knows, I thought you were saying something different in that post.

    I agree with your last post.
  17. Re: Conventional Beekeepers Bashing on Treatment Free Beekeepers

    No it doesn't. Simply setting out hives and later collecting empty boxes to breed from the survivors should be left to issolated areas. for survivor stock to actually be selected and mated...
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    Re: My Indoor Wintering Setup

    Ha ha ha ha, most times I try to do the bare minimum aswell. But when its go time... hint hint ;) :)
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    Re: My Indoor Wintering Setup

    Michael, with one or two hives like that and the amount of light entering the shed, they probaby would make it back but then why not just move them out? One one or two hives, 5 min job
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    Re: My Indoor Wintering Setup

    I don't really know what the access looks like when you say open the door, but if it is arranged the way I think it is, opening the door will be problematic. They will not find their way back into...
  21. Thread: Pattie supplements

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    Re: Pattie supplements

    They will be preferring that natural stuff for sure, and from what your saying, taking that patty out as trash.
    You will see response from your efforts during periods of low pollen flows. If the...
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    Re: When did CCD problem start

    If it were simple there would be no problem.
  23. Thread: Setting hives out

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    Re: Setting hives out

    The Weather Network tossed in a 16 degreeC day next Sunday... mixed in with the 4,5 and 8 degrees throughout this week. hmmm

    Going to have to watch that one as the week goes, and see whats behind...
  24. Thread: Setting hives out

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    Re: Setting hives out

    the bees tell you when it's time to move ;)
  25. Thread: Nosema and Queens

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    Re: Nosema and Queens

    I can't speak to your situation, but for giggles I sent away a sample out of a hive that crashed, high nosema counts, and I also sent away the queen. The queen had zero spore count. I was...
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