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  1. Re: The Best Advice I've Gotten So Far From This Forum

    I was mentioning that with foundationless leaving the queen in the cage can cause a lot of problems and in his post it says that direct release is a losing strategy . . .
  2. Re: The Best Advice I've Gotten So Far From This Forum

    Hmm I wonder how this squares with foundationless though . . .

    I did that very method with my package install and while both were successful (one hive did supercede a month or so later though),...
  3. Thread: Black bear

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    Re: Black bear

    That sounds like a great way to get a nail through your own foot when the grass grows up around them heh. How many feet are your fences? The outyards I planned to set up were going to need 72 feet of...
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    Re: Black bear

    I wish there was a better option than electric fence or shooting the bear. Electric fences are fairly expensive for someone just starting and most people can't sit around and wait to shoot a bear.
  5. Re: Extreme fire danger - water instead of smoke hive

    I remember reading that spraying sugar syrup was bad for bees when it was hot and dry. Something about it drying to them too fast. I think it is on Michael Bush's website. Not saying you should take...
  6. Re: going to try NITRILE EXAM GLOVES for hive inspections

    I initially started with nitrile gloves and then switched to the dishwashing gloves. The nitrile gloves are one use only and I would regularly get stung on the knuckles or any other part of my hand...
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    Re: Honest question about ethics

    I said behind your house OR wherever you keep your hives :). My point was that people shouldn't be under an impression they are getting something other than what they are getting. If it is from hives...
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    Re: Honest question about ethics

    I am of the opinion that ethically allowing a customer to have the wrong idea about your product is just as bad as intentionally misleading them (sort of like a lie of omission). If your customers...
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    Re: Bees Not allowed

    1) The way I read it, the code is basically stating that they either consider an animal (or animals) to be pets or to be being raised for commercial reasons. I think you would have to make a case for...
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    Re: Laying worker question

    Wouldn't a blower without enough power to distribute the bees to the four corners of your bee yard also kill the majority of them? I have never tried to use a blower on my bees, but I know that when...
  11. Re: Installed a nuc 1 week ago, no queen. What to do

    If there are no eggs in either of your hives (two hives is what you have right?) they may have both JUST replaced their queen for one reason or another (that is what happened to me). Did you check...
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    Re: overhangs on migratory covers?

    I know you say that cost isn't an issue, but ruining a good telescoping cover really doesn't seem like the best way to approach the problem of plywood warping. Have you considered using 1x4s instead...
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    Re: Possibly queenless hives

    Ah ok thanks for the advice again Mr. Bush. About two weeks ago (the week after I first put a frame of eggs into the hive with no eggs) there were queen cells built and I guess the new virgin queens...
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    Re: Possibly queenless hives

    I appreciate your speedy response Mr. Bush, but unfortunately for three weeks I added a frame of eggs and brood from hive 2 to hive 1 and now neither hive has any frames with eggs on them. I am...
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    Possibly queenless hives

    First a little background. For the last three weeks I have not been able to find any eggs in hive 1 and as such each week I have been adding in a frame with eggs and open brood into hive 1 from hive...
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    Re: Bug Killing Banner?

    I don't think they always choose the ads that appear on the site. It is probably an ad service that reads what is on the page and then generates an ad that is based on what is said on the page or...
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    Re: Michael Bush's Book

    For me there are two reasons to want it on my Kindle. The first is that the reason I have a kindle is to read books on it. True, I can view his website with my kindle if I have a 3g connection but I...
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    Re: Michael Bush's Book

    I have been considering buying it for awhile, but I am kind of waiting for it to be available for order on my Kindle (which I do all my reading on now). I see it is available in pdf and mobi (both...
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    Re: 8 frame or 10

    Michael Bush has a great breakdown of the pros and cons on his website that really helped me make my decision.

    It really all comes down to weight versus price. It is cheaper to buy less boxes for...
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    Experimenting with Fixing Foundation

    After watching a youtube video about a week or so ago, I decided that it was better to go ahead and try to fix the maligned comb in my hives and this weekend I took the first step as is outlined on...
  21. Re: Bees removing capped live drone brood - Why?

    I thought that was also a sign of hygienic behavior - did the drones appear to have anything wrong with them?
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    Re: Is a dog close to hive a major concern?

    I may be new, but I think it depends more on the hive than how close the dog(s) are. My hives seem abnormally docile and I regularly stick my face right up to the opening of the hive while wearing...
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    Re: white spot on drone eye - picture

    Perhaps it is albino? From the pictures I have seen of Varroa (haven't seen any in my own hive yet) it looks like one except white. It is rare but it does happen and I have seen albino insects before.
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    Re: Small cell wired or not?

    Love the jumbo craft sticks in the big purple box.

    If you try to go small cell with large cell foundation it will be problematic. You either need to use an intermediary size (5.1mm I believe) or...
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    Re: Beware of long creek apiaries

    There ya go. It took me almost an hour but I actually read all 18 pages of that and each page seemed to make me angrier and angrier.

    In case some people don't know, I work in an accounting type...
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