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  1. Re: Best way to re-wax molded plastic foundation

    I use a small paint roller (2-3") made for touch ups. Most hardware or paint stores have them. Works great.
  2. Re: Cowen 60 Sump In floor or On floor Opinions needed

    Rent an electric concrete saw that has a water hose attachment, cut the concrete, hammer it out, and install the sump. You can tent the immediate area of cutting, and with the water, keep down dust....
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    Re: Carniolan Queens

    As a breed Carniolans are generally known as calm bees, but as with all bees it's not always true. They are known to be hardy in colder climates because they limit their brooding and therefore...
  4. Re: How does catching swarm for beekeeping with lemongrass oil work?

    If you have the chance, cage the queen during a cutout. That way she can't run away.

    With a swarm, you just want to get her in the box with some bees. The rest of the bees will follow. ...
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    Re: Linseed Oil as hive dip/preservative?

    Thanks for the link. Besides the higher price of this type of product, their literature says for inside use only. I imagine adding more beeswax to it would help it become more waterproof.

    But...
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    Re: what is your guys opinion on these hives.

    Yeah, I'm not sure wax moths would eat the dried up larva that have the most spores.
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    Re: Linseed Oil as hive dip/preservative?

    So is there a product on the market that is the polymerized linseed oil without the additives?
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    Re: what is your guys opinion on these hives.

    As long as they didn't die from American Foul Brood, you can scrape everything down and put bees in it.

    A question to everyone- if the bees died from AFB, what is the likelihood of the wax moths...
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    Re: bee keeping in medium boxes

    I've had all mediums for the last 7 years. I cut down all my old deeps years ago. It has worked great. It has made it much easier to expand since all frames and boxes are the same size. It costs...
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    Re: Linseed Oil as hive dip/preservative?

    Lauri- Is that raw or boiled linseed oil?

    I really like that. I think I'll try it on the latest box build........once it warms up a little!

    Richard
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    Re: Tulip Poplar Honey in East Tn.

    Tulip Poplar is the one we can count on nearly every year. By far our biggest flow. Most of my yards are surrounded by hollows full of large stands of poplar. Mixed with the other spring flowers...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015

    Interesting. I'll try to read that later today. That would be unfortunate since I've always been told viruses do not survive in the hive parts after a deadout, making all components reusable with...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015

    When I have a colony dwindle down like this in the fall or winter, leaving a tiny cluster and the queen, it is usually from mite issues. I've had a couple years with quite a few of them.
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    Re: Best Price for New Frames

    I picked up some of Millers #2 frames several weeks ago. I put together 50 the other day and they are fine. Good price.
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    Re: Flying at 22 degrees???

    At that temperature they would be so tightly clustered that it would be imperceptible whether they were dead or alive. I've heard of people thinking their hive was dead, bringing it in to do an...
  16. Thread: Russian Bees

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    Re: Russian Bees

    Normally you don't have to worry about package colonies swarming the first year. That said you should always make sure they have plenty of space for them to expand into. Of course, your particular...
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    Re: 5 Frame Deep Mating Nuc?

    Depends more on what works best for you. I have very good success rates with 5 frame mediums, sometimes with 4 frames, winter over in 2 medium boxes.
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    Re: 5 Frame Deep Mating Nuc?

    Many people do it successfully, also with just 4 frames, or mediums instead of deeps.
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    Re: Flying at 22 degrees???

    Although we don't have problems with them down here, I've heard tracheal mites can cause this.
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    Re: Thrown Into The Fray!

    Take a chain saw or sawzall and cut loose the wall section that the bees are in and load it up. I did this several years ago in 15 degree weather. The guy demoing the house had a small excavator...
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    Re: Carniolans for North Colorado?

    Carniolans tend to have more traits of cold weather adapted bees than do Italians.
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    Re: Carniolan Queens

    Tim Arheit at Honey Run Apiaries (http://www.honeyrunapiaries.com/nwc-queens/) has New World Carniolans. I have a friend that has been getting his queens for a while and he really likes them.
  23. Re: A couple of fun days watching open protein mix feeding...

    OK, sure. Didn't get the context. ;<)
  24. Re: A couple of fun days watching open protein mix feeding...

    How does this discourage SHB?
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    Re: Lost a Couple Hives

    In my experience, the nucs always have to be fed up before winter unless they are started in spring and have plenty of boxes for stores.

    This past late summer and fall was especially lean...
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