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    Re: Drone escape on pollen trap

    One more thing to do before putting a pollen trap is to make sure that there is a laying queen in the hive. If the hive is in the middle of re-queening when you put the trap, the virgin will not be...
  2. Thread: Inferior Drones?

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    Re: Inferior Drones?

    I don't think the size matters. Small men are just as capable as big men. :D
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    Re: Drone escape on pollen trap

    Sorry, what I meant was drones can't get back in to the hive through the pollen trap. So the drones drift to other hives. If you have only one hive don't use a pollen trap.
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    Re: Drone escape on pollen trap

    When I put Sundance pollen trap drones can't get out. So I call it Pollen/Drone Trap.
  5. Re: How about a list of beekeepers selling Medium nucs

    Don't mean to change the subject, but would like to know if you get cardboard boxes for such nucs or use wooden boxes. The ones available from Mann Lake and Brushy are only for deep frames.
  6. Thread: Frame Perch

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    Re: Frame Perch

    Yes it is. When you run out of deeps this is the best solution. I have bunch of them in my hives. Some few years old. Some have bottom half drone cells. Bees love them.
  7. Thread: Frame Perch

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    Re: Frame Perch

    Don't see how I could've taken this picture without a frame perch :)

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  8. Thread: Frame Perch

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    Re: Frame Perch

    I use them regularly. I use 2 of them so I hang frames on both sides of the box. Useful when you are looking for a queen or take picures.
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    Re: Checked 70 hives today

    My bees love warmer weather and I love it too. My survival rates are higher during mild winters. During 2011/12 winter (another El Nino?) I had a hive that was robbed badly, survive with just 2...
  10. Re: Looking for Carniolans Package for TBH in Northern NJ - 2016

    Most packages come with Italian bees. You could get one and once established requeen with a carniolan queen. That said, Italians are my preferred bees.
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    Re: Submit Your Warm Winter Nature Photos

    Your daughter is studying here?
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    Re: Submit Your Warm Winter Nature Photos

    In Jericho
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    Submit Your Warm Winter Nature Photos

    If plants, flowers or trees nearby you are doing something you find unusual this time of year, we'd like to see it. Please share scenes from your natural environment
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    Re: Drifting Direction

    My experience has been the ones in the center always gain and ones on the ends lose. The winds change direction often and cannot be used as a guide. I usually put the weakest one right in the center.
  15. Honeybees able to immunise themselves against varroa virus (BBC)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUFDXl8VGvs
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    Re: Increasing Bee Numbers

    The best way to increase numbers (or should I say the fastest way) is to add a frame of brood from another hive. The increase is exponential. If you don't have another hive that can supply a brood of...
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    Re: I have a few colonies of very calm bees...

    There is nothing unnatural about bees being calm about this time of the year. Even my most aggressive hives now look really sweet. The reason for this is that the bad guys (foragers) are now gone....
  18. Re: I think I lost my queen in October. What should I do?

    The only test that I use if the hive is queen less is to give them a frame with eggs and check 5 days later for queen cells. To do this you need to have another hive with eggs. Just not seeing the...
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    Re: Honeybee Inspired Robots

    I would like to think if the robot can tell if the hive is queen-less, that will help to save a lot of bee hives.
  20. Thread: Weighing hives

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    Re: Weighing hives

    No cleansing flights in between?
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    Re: still drones and now some DWV?

    [QUOTE=rob6118;1335287] How much DWV is too much? QUOTE]

    1. If I see a single bee in a hive I panic.
  22. Thread: Late Swarm

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    Re: Late Swarm

    It is unlikely that you will see a swarm in Connecticut in October. More likely those bees could be absconding their old location due to mites. If that is the case, they will have a lot of mites...
  23. Re: Fall Feeding when we don't have a cold winter.

    Remove www. and it will work. Just scientificbeekeeping.com
  24. Thread: The Prius frame

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    Re: The Prius frame

    I think there is a disruption in normal pattern due to the fact that the comb is divided in half. Usually I see more brood in the lower half than in the upper half. The queen prefer to lay in the...
  25. Thread: The Prius frame

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    The Prius frame

    Here is a frame that is "Shallow and Deep" and "Foundtion and Foundation-less." A double hybrid frame.

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