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    Re: Bee Boom and Bust?

    Good question, its the 5th ingredient far behind the 2nd ingredient which is sugar...
  2. Re: Comparing sugar cakes to "loose" sugar feeding

    I dont think so, do your bees have access to the quilt box? Mine do not as I have a layer of cloth on the bottom of the quilt box.
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    Re: does a stickyboard really tell anything?

    You use it for trending data, is the mite count going up in your hive to a point where you need to treat.
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    Sting to Ear = no fun

    2nd year into this hobby and well its bound to happen, but finally got a bee sting. One of the girls flew into my ear and my instinct was to swat at it (big mistake). She got me on the cartilage...
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    Re: Can you use wax to seal hive body edges?

    Hmm good idea, and perhaps a piece of tissue paper on top of the titebond will keep little bee feet off of the glue
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    Can you use wax to seal hive body edges?

    Can you use bees wax to seal exposed wood where a hive body might not completely cover one another? I have a little bit of exposed wood of the top edge on a hive body or two.

    Also the horizontal...
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    Re: Nosema? Check out these pics and weight in.

    Im starting to question whether honey b healthy actually give the bees runs. We are omitting from our syrup it this year and seeing better results.
  8. Thread: Hive Tool

    by JeffM17
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    Re: Hive Tool

    This one is my favorite by far

    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/beekeeping-supplies/product/HD-620.html

    It has the J hook lifter for getting up stuck frames and a scraper.
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    Re: Questions to ask when buying a nuc

    Ask if the nuc has been over wintered or if they have just thrown it together this spring. Ideally you want one that overwintered.
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    Re: Expectations for hive in first few days

    Mine were bringing in pollen within 2 hours of me installing my package into the hive. However I did install them onto drawn comb from last years dead out, but they did get to work quickly!

    I...
  11. Re: Hiving a package in cold temperatures - suggestions?

    Very interesting, my package had the standard metal can and by the time we installed the package on Monday it was bone dry. Mine were bringing pollen into the hive just a few hours after installing...
  12. Thread: Starter kit

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    Re: Starter kit

    I would price out the individual components you need to start your hive vs their package deal.

    Some things on their kit I purchased but never used is the queen excluder and goat skin gloves. I...
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    Re: Heated honey BAD for you?

    If that were true what happens when you bake with honey such as Cakes and cornbread etc... Does it become cancer food?
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    Left over package box

    What do you do with your left over package boxes?
  15. Re: Any Boy Scouters or former Boy Scouts out there?

    I do not believe so, all the merit badges need to go through national to be recognized. When an eagle scout application is sent to National for review they would not be able to list unofficial merit...
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    Re: Front Range Roller Coaster, April 2016

    Just got done installing the package, everything went well. The syrup can was completely empty, so I am glad I was feeding them.

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    Re: Front Range Roller Coaster, April 2016

    Is jar feeding like that preferred over misting them with sugar water?
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    Re: Front Range Roller Coaster, April 2016

    Hmm I bet the snow makes it more challenging to work those hives on the roof :D

    Our package is home sitting in the garage. The garage is sitting at about 55 degrees, hopefully it wont get too...
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    Re: Front Range Roller Coaster, April 2016

    Thanks for the suggestions. For now it will all depend on what I25 looks like in the morning to see if we can make it to Denver.

    The package supplier is suggesting people wait to install now....
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    Re: Front Range Roller Coaster, April 2016

    We might wait but the supplier is suggesting people not wait:

    WHY NOT WAIT TILL ITS WARMER?
    We make packages from very strong hives just prior to them swarming. If we wait then they may...
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    Re: Front Range Roller Coaster, April 2016

    Ugg we are supposed to be picking up a package tomorrow from Denver. Weather is not good to install but I'm not sure they will be ok if we delay install until Tuesday.

    It it really snows 12" to...
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    General Mills BringBackTheBees campaign

    Not sure if everyone saw this but GM has launched a marketing campaign highlighting the disappearance of honey bees.

    https://bringbackthebees.ca/Home/Index

    Interesting their solution is to help...
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    I believe our hive is gone...

    Our hive entered the winter with a small cluster, they had re queened in late September so things
    This week its been in the mid 50s and we are seeing no activity, so I popped the cover and peered...
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    Re: Yellow Jackets.........

    Did you see the first Hunger Games? Its going to take three people, buddy #1 grabs the video camera, buddy #2 stands underneath the nest with a shoe box ready to catch. Now you climb up the tree...
  25. Re: Yellow Jackets attaching bees outside the hive

    I moved my yellow jacket trap closer to the hive and renewed the sent, so lets hope that helps.., Actually Im not 100 % sure these yellow jackets they might be wasps. Im not real concerned...
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