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    Re: Come on New England! You're almost there!

    It seems to me a quilt box would provide both insulation and moisture containment. I will probably be giving it a try myself next year. This year I went with hard insulation over the inner cover,...
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    Re: Come on New England! You're almost there!

    I do a lot of winter camping, and moisture management is a major concern. As long as you are generating moisture, you are going to get condensation. It is not possible to vent all moisture. The...
  3. Re: New Yorkers question about Minnesota Hygenic Queen procurment / Beekeeping in Nor

    Greathorned, have you sourced queens from Mike Johnston? If so, how have they worked out? I'm thinking of getting some cells from him for May splits.
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    Re: Two New Queen Questions

    I would be contacting the package supplier about getting a replacement queen ASAP.
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    Re: Come on New England! You're almost there!

    Moisture will condense on any surface whose temperature is lower than the dew point, the lower the temp the more condensation that will form. By having the top warmer than the sides the moisture...
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    Re: Look who wants to feed our bees!

    just being alive kills bees and all sorts of other things. Without people there would be no need for agriculture.

    I love virtually anyone who helps me stay alive.
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    Re: Found Queen Cells

    Monday morning quarterbacking is what I am looking for.

    If you look at the previous messages you can see the situation I was facing last September

    I had a hive trying to supersede at a date in...
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

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    Skunk Cabbage is up through 8" of snow.

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    Re: Found Queen Cells

    Update to this thread.

    This hive which was attempting to supersede in September is my only dead out of the winter, died probably during the last arctic blast in early March since they had a...
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    Re: Palmer Double Nuc

    Two wintered in Northern PA (where I purchased the queens last year), one from a local supplier which I think come up from Georgia. That local supplier is where I got my first bees last year.
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    Re: How my bees spent their winter......

    First day above 50, gave me a chance to put some sugar on a couple of hives. Received my first two stings of the year on my hands, it somehow felt comforting. Does that make me weird?
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    Re: A double nuc of a different color

    Very interesting, thanks for sharing.

    How much honey did you harvest? Do you have standard hives to compare against.

    I'm a bit confused about your overwinter configuration. Did you leave the...
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    Re: Palmer Double Nuc

    I am going into my second year as a beekeeper, which means one of my biggest goals is learning how to manage overwintered hives as we start into spring. Part of that is swarm management. The...
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    Re: Palmer Double Nuc

    LOL! That's a lot of help for people like me who suffer from paralysis by analysis. ;)

    Seriously, thanks for your ideas and advice, I've learned a lot from you.

    Here is what I am considering...
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    Palmer Double Nuc

    It looks like I will have overwintered a Michael Palmer style double nuc, 4 over 4, which I created last summer with young queens. What do I do with these hives now?

    Do I use them to make two...
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    Re: Brushy mt. raised prices

    Two words,

    Amazon Prime
  17. Scientists accused of plotting to get pesticides banned

    This is absolutely disgusting, develop an answer to achieve a specific goal, then make up data to support that answer.

    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/environment/article4286838.ece
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    Re: Varrox

    What is the temperature limit based on? Is 37F the temperature the bees can break cluster without harm? If the hive is wrapped or insulated, does this critical outside air temperature change?
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    It is not brown or tan, it is the nice golden color of 2:1 syrup. My gut is telling me it is not worth the chance, your advice confirms it.

    It is really great tasting, he apple cider vinegar and...
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    I just attempted to make my first block this way. I put it into the oven to dry, apparently the lowest setting was too hot, the sugar melted into this block that looks like firm honey. Is this ok to...
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    Dup
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    Re: Is it necessary to get stung?

    Two miles doesn't seem very far, but it can be a lifetime for somone in anaphylactic shock. As one of my previous first aid instructors put it, "If you doubt that, try putting a plastic bag over...
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    Re: my honey has turned

    Thanks for your honey liquor recipe. What style redneck juicer did run it through? Did you lose much honey essence after the charcoal, or just the heads/tails offness?
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    Re: Found Queen Cells

    Thanks crofter, that was my thinking and what seems to be the most desirable path if the bees cooperate.

    My guiding principle as I learn to be a beekeeper is to do nothing unless there is a...
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    Re: Found Queen Cells

    I've seen that advice for when earlier season swarm cells are found, I'm not sure that makes a lot of sense for very late season supersedure. I know my queen of choice is neither of the two queens...
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