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    Re: Bee Bee Tree pictures.

    Where is this tree native to? Also, what does the honey taste like??
  2. Talk about Gentle Bees- What's going on here?

    Looks like asian bees. what the heck is going on here? I can't believe he's not getting stung!

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=353_1432919614
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    Re: Treated first time today

    I think I can summarize what I've read, and agree to by stating that if are TF, and you don't want to lose your bees, you need to start out with bees having hygienic traits or they will die. For me,...
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    Re: New Hive Scale Record Gain in One Day!

    We had off and on rain all day the next day. Hive only gained 12 lbs. I would say that 30% of the day was rainy.
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    Re: New Hive Scale Record Gain in One Day!

    I don't have enough equipment to sustain that kind of gain, over even the short term . . . .
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    Re: New Hive Scale Record Gain in One Day!

    I only have three hives, and one of them is on a scale. All three hives seem to work in lock-step, and you can infer from one, what's going on in the others (except swarms, obviously).
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    Re: New Hive Scale Record Gain in One Day!

    Here's how it simplifies my life . . . I put a super on, and KNOW it's ready to harvest when the weight goes up by 50 lbs. Never have to open and pull frames to check. Also, in October, if my hive...
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    Re: New Hive Scale Record Gain in One Day!

    For some more information on hive scales and bees, see http://honeybeenet.gsfc.nasa.gov/

    NASA honey bee net, hive-scale project.
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    Re: New Hive Scale Record Gain in One Day!

    I think all you need is weight. Keep it simple.
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    Re: New Hive Scale Record Gain in One Day!

    It's going to drop like a rock over night. You should hear that hive humming . . .
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    Re: New Hive Scale Record Gain in One Day!

    I couldn't imagine keeping bees without at least one hive on a hive scale. Besides the wealth of information that you gain, it allows me to know when the flows are precisely, and also allows me to...
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    Re: New Hive Scale Record Gain in One Day!

    Raspberry Pi! That would be a great Raspberry Pi project. For those of you who do not know Raspberry Pie . . . google "raspberry pi".
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    New Hive Scale Record Gain in One Day!

    I have a booming hive on a feed scale. I set a new record today for weight gain in a single day . . . Black Locust popped . . . 34 lbs in a single day. Crazy!
  14. Re: What trees do you wish you had more of for your bees?

    Black Locust then Linden. I Love BL honey, and I am not particularly fond of Linden honey . . . very minty. By the way, I have a 135 inch in circumference (yes, over 11 feet)Linden in my back...
  15. Thread: Bt works!

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    Re: Bt works!

    From what I've been told, anyone who eats "organic" fruits and vegetables is eating a load of this stuff, as it is certified as an organic treatment. From my understanding BT is anthrax for certain...
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    Re: At a loss...I just don't understand

    Here are some interesting results on treating with MAQS, back in 2012

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?264947-MAQS-Winter-Survival-Poll
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    Re: At a loss...I just don't understand

    I was thinking the same thing. With all due respect for those who choose not to treat, IMHO, if you don't treat, you're just wasting your money on bees.

    I have a buddy who has never gotten a hive...
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    Re: Why I have never lost an over-wintered hive

    Without the shim the bees only have the space between the top of the frames and the inner cover to move over the frames. I like to give them much more of a cavity above the frames. While I use 1...
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    Re: Why I have never lost an over-wintered hive

    enjambres, you make a good point about the upper entrance. If you don't want to get out there every couple of weeks to clear dead bees off the bottom board, I'd recommend an upper entrance. Also,...
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    Re: Why I have never lost an over-wintered hive

    MAQS = Mite Away Quick Strips
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    Re: Why I have never lost an over-wintered hive

    I realize I just jinxed myself. My time will definitely come! However, as of now, I'm sitting at 100% for the 6 years I've been keeping bees. . . . and the last two years around here have been no...
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    Re: Why I have never lost an over-wintered hive

    By "shim", I mean that I place a piece of wood all the way around the top box. Here's an example WITH a upper entrance, or vent. I don't vent mine.

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    Why I have never lost an over-wintered hive

    I have been keeping bees since 2009. I run only two hives, but have never had a hive die over winter. I live in the Chicago area, so my winters are not what you would consider mild. I will freely...
  24. Original Edition - Hive and the Honeybee . . . what's it worth?

    My friend found an original edition in excellent condition. Any idea on what it would be worth?
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    Re: Wanted ideas for locust flow

    Keep them from swarming. I thank Walt for that trick.

    Black Locust honey is water white. Any color imparted to the honey is due to secondary sources of nectar. If you want to obtain the most...
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