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    A few hives do seem to become more aggressive at...

    A few hives do seem to become more aggressive at this time of year. This behaviour may be attributable to an instinct to protect the precious honey stores for the coming winter.

    It is also...
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    Ummm. Let's se. I can think of at least one...

    Ummm. Let's se. I can think of at least one place.

    Our hearts go out to those suffering in New Orleans. We are doing fundraising in my neighbourhood to make a significant cash contribution to...
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    Hi Laina: I just returned from a fishing trip...

    Hi Laina:

    I just returned from a fishing trip to Nipawin, Saskatchewan, not far from Tisdale's famous "Welcome to the land of rape and honey!" sign. This honey-producing region is quite a bit...
  4. Thread: Dirty jobs?

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    My family say they have to put up with sticky...

    My family say they have to put up with sticky doorknobs. tongue.gif
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    "...I really must get away from those darn kids...

    "...I really must get away from those darn kids more often..."
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    Did you manage to get a photograph?

    Did you manage to get a photograph?
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    I'm with Michael on this. The bees will...

    I'm with Michael on this. The bees will reconnoitre wax cappings and cut out burr comb, but I've never seen them pack it off with them.
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    No kidding. One of my hives was particularly...

    No kidding.

    One of my hives was particularly strong at the outset of this season, building up very quickly out of the the two deep brood chamber boxes. In May, I put on four deep honey supers.
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    You are correct Sundance. Don't do it, as...

    You are correct Sundance. Don't do it, as feeding molasses will cause a bad case of the sh___; oops, dysentry. ;)
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    TwT said: I'm far from being an expert, but I...

    TwT said: I'm far from being an expert, but I can tell you that even here in the Ottawa River valley, Canada, buckwheat seems to usually be planted at the end of July. It flowers at the end of...
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    Buckwheat honey is almost black and seems to tend...

    Buckwheat honey is almost black and seems to tend to crystalize more rapidly than some other common varieties. It does have a strong flavour, almost reminiscent of molasses. I love it, especially...
  12. Thread: YJs hovering

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    I thought Jeep stopped making them. tongue.gif

    I thought Jeep stopped making them. tongue.gif
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    Welcome "The Worker": Stewaw is probably...

    Welcome "The Worker":

    Stewaw is probably correct as to the nature of the bee-haviour you are seeing.

    I would suggest that you add your location to your profile. This makes it easier for...
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    My experience with plastic is the same as...

    My experience with plastic is the same as Beegee's: they eventually fall apart. :(
    I'd go with metal.
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    That is really something drobbins! Great pics.

    That is really something drobbins! Great pics.
  16. Thread: bee stings

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    Blueing. If you are under fifty, you probably...

    Blueing.

    If you are under fifty, you probably don't know what this is. Chances are your grandmother would recognize blueing.

    It was used in clothes washing to make white fabrics appear to be...
  17. Thread: Bee-Watching?

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    It seems that there is something to learn almost...

    It seems that there is something to learn almost every time you spend a little time watching.
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    It is a lovely, clear, warm summer evening here...

    It is a lovely, clear, warm summer evening here in the Ottawa River Valley. I just came in from enjoying my regular after-supper visit with my bees and was wondering if any of you other beekeeps do...
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    Congratulations on a very nice site. You sure...

    Congratulations on a very nice site. You sure cover a lot of ground in a fairly short piece. Good content, and I like the background colour.

    My suggestion is: to be a lot more readable, why not...
  20. Thread: Hive Spacing

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    It's difficult to move your hives now, in the...

    It's difficult to move your hives now, in the middle of summer. It's best to wait until late fall for this. However, there is something you could do in the meantime to help your bees get to their...
  21. Thread: question..

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    You could try misting the dusty, drawn comb with...

    You could try misting the dusty, drawn comb with a very light sugar & water mixture. I think that will work for you.
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    Does the new super only have frames of wax...

    Does the new super only have frames of wax foundation? If so, you may need to bait it with a frame of uncapped honey or even a little brood.
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    Wow! What a great story. While there are...

    Wow! What a great story. While there are several technical procedures that could be carried out, including cutting out the comb and re-attaching it into wooden frames, I would be inclined to do...
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    You are quite right Mr. Bush. One should avoid...

    You are quite right Mr. Bush. One should avoid use of words such as "always" and "never" when discussing the behaviour of bees.
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    No. If you place a super containing wet frames...

    No. If you place a super containing wet frames over an inner cover that has a centre hole, the bees always clean it out and bring the residue honey down into their hive. I always do this after...
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