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  1. Thread: New Look...

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    I find this scheme less harsh than the previous...

    I find this scheme less harsh than the previous one. Everyone is different I guess.
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    It makes us from WV look bad. If anyone has some...

    It makes us from WV look bad. If anyone has some locating data pm me and I will check into it.
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    Deb, you're the best judge of the populations and...

    Deb, you're the best judge of the populations and if they can handle it. If you let them rear their own queens you are looking at six weeks or more for a brood emergence which will put you into early...
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    I bought packages and queens from them last year...

    I bought packages and queens from them last year and trying a Russian from them this season. She arrived in good shape and was a fine specimen. Installed and she is laying well after one week. Don't...
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    My understanding is that the US Buckfasts are...

    My understanding is that the US Buckfasts are known to be hot and the European Buckfasts are gentle. There is a theory that the main US Buckfast breeding areas are also in known AHB locations and...
  6. Probably until they have a few bars of comb drawn...

    Probably until they have a few bars of comb drawn out. They may not take it if there's a good flow on but it can't hurt. I had one installed on an empty TTBH and they took a couple pints and then...
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    It's unlikely that they need such continued...

    It's unlikely that they need such continued feeding. If they are not taking it I would stop until fall and re-evaluate at that time deciding if they have sufficient wintering stores or if feeding is...
  8. Thread: Jar feeder

    by mistergil
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    If there is a good flow going on they may not...

    If there is a good flow going on they may not take from a feeder. One that I'm treating for mites with EO right now is not taking much as there is a solid flow on, any dearth and they would pull down...
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    Afternoon shade with aluminum reflective covers...

    Afternoon shade with aluminum reflective covers works here.
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    I routinely give them a choice of either one and...

    I routinely give them a choice of either one and find that they nearly always prefer to use the bottom one.
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    I put on a pot of boiling water outside on a...

    I put on a pot of boiling water outside on a Coleman propane stove and dump the dark comb into it and let it melt. When it cools you have a nice block of wax on top with impurities on the bottom of...
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    The only thing I would add is pull out a couple...

    The only thing I would add is pull out a couple drone brood and examine them carefully for mites, the DWV indicators may mean that they are being overwhelmed. My understanding is that the DWV is...
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    Tough call but I'd go for it. If the queen is...

    Tough call but I'd go for it. If the queen is mated and ready to lay you may get lucky and they might build up enough to pull through the winter. Derek1 is right in that the honey may not be...
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    Depends on what you are wanting to feed. I use a...

    Depends on what you are wanting to feed. I use a boardman inside or a homemade facsimile for syrup or a boardman at the entrance which is made to fit for one. Other than that dry sugar on a wooden...
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    My top bars have triangular notches cut in the...

    My top bars have triangular notches cut in the edges, maybe 3/4" deep, enough for bee travel. Not all the bars but five or so with two such notches on the same edge. The cover, similar to a lang's...
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    The nylon stockings work great but as a guy you...

    The nylon stockings work great but as a guy you do get some strange looks from the cashiers. I just wink at them! Congrats on your honey, I get quite a bit per comb as well sometimes around a quart...
  17. Thread: New TBH

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    I have to agree as well. There is still plenty of...

    I have to agree as well. There is still plenty of time and a little supplemental feeding in the fall may do the trick if they seem a bit light then. They may be super builders and foragers and unless...
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    I'm on Iceweasel 2.0.0.4 (Zenwalk) and get the...

    I'm on Iceweasel 2.0.0.4 (Zenwalk) and get the same result as Bodo. Tried Epiphany 2.22.2 with the same thing.
  19. I agree with Aram and would go with 1 3/8....

    I agree with Aram and would go with 1 3/8. There's no guarantee that they won't swarm again but multiple splits seem like an overkill but a single divide may work and then as you say, you could...
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    One point to consider- be aware that there is the...

    One point to consider- be aware that there is the potential to contaminate honey stores when using oils and some of these oils do have human toxicity so time your treatments accordingly.
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    For what you want to do it's a good deal, Tig...

    For what you want to do it's a good deal, Tig plus stick. 155 DC amps is plenty to do many jobs. If you do buy one, get plenty of spare parts for the Tig torch as some of the items are somewhat easy...
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    My hives are 25 yards from my compost piles and...

    My hives are 25 yards from my compost piles and the bees flock there. Drobbins is probably right that it's the moisture. Odd place for a colony though..
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    There's still plenty of time. Go for it:)

    There's still plenty of time. Go for it:)
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    Tig is what you want. From welding without filler...

    Tig is what you want. From welding without filler material (common on thin stainless work) to larger filler material rods or inserts (common on critical piping joints) heliarc is the superior...
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    Regardless of what occurred, your description...

    Regardless of what occurred, your description indicates that there is a good potential for recovery. Might be good to back off and let them requeen themselves if that's what is happening and support...
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