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    Re: Help me find the queen

    A mistake that some new beekeepers make is using too much smoke which will cause the queen to run making her hard to find, if the hive is not cranky I will just send a few puffs of smoke across the...
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    Re: Help me find the queen

    The last picture shows clearly that there are capped worker cells and a few larvae as well so the queen was most likely present when the pictures were taken. Don't give up hope, wrap the hive really...
  3. Thread: To wrap or not?

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    Re: To wrap or not?

    The wrap is a heavy black plastic on the outside with several layers of a semi- rigid type shipping foam about 1/16" thick per sheet on the inside.
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    Re: Oxalic drizzle in winter

    You are correct of course, there is a big difference between hobby beekeeping and commercial.
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    Re: To wrap or not?

    I would wrap them, this is what I use they are priced right and seem to work well.

    http://www.bbhoneyfarms.com/store/c-58-beehive-winter-packing
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    Re: Oxalic drizzle in winter

    Just a personal preference of mine but in late November I like to apply OAV when the temperature is between 45 and 50 degrees, the cluster isn't as tight at this warmer temperature allowing the OA to...
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    Re: My DIY OA Vaporizer!

    This is sound advise because blowing the vapor into the hive puts the hive under positive pressure and will cause the vapor to blow out any opening it finds.
  8. Thread: Bees have vanished

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    Re: Bees have vanished

    My guess would be mites overwhelmed the hive and robbers took all the honey but it is only a guess, following the advise given above would be the best thing for now and as squarepeg stated...
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    Re: My DIY OA Vaporizer!

    Well that sure is an interesting concept and I hope it works well for you, the copper should do just fine; who is the maker of the heat gun, I have never seen one that small before?
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    Re: Checking hive during winter.

    All good ideas, I use a stethoscope to hear through the insulation surrounding the individual hives. Listen on one side while you rap the other side with your knuckles and you will hear a short rush...
  11. Re: Brood nest on the edges of the hive not in the middle? Should I do anything?

    Yes right on the money, brooding up on the sunny side is a common occurrence with my hives :).
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    Re: #4 Hardware Cloth size

    The 1/2" x 1/2" has always worked fine for me , I have yet to see a mouse get through it and the bees have the clearance to drag out the dead.
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    Re: How do you weigh hives?

    I use a hanging scale and lever, I lift the hive from the back 1/4" and double the weight registered on the scale, it only takes seconds to weigh each hive.
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    Re: Am I on the right track (bee candy)

    That is a great idea however one would need to plan ahead for this to work well and planning ahead with ready made sugar bricks is not something I do, I try to have all my hives up to weight in the...
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    Re: Am I on the right track (bee candy)

    Laura's method is okay however I don't have a big dehydrator and rarely need to feed a hive so 10 minuets of stirring is not a problem for me and I don't end up with a rarely used expensive...
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    Re: Mite Control Questions

    I use Oxalic Acid Vaporization (OAV), it is gentle on the bees and does not endanger the queen. I have had a bucket of MAQ's stored in a freezer for a number of years now, I purchased it when the...
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    Re: Am I on the right track (bee candy)

    Sounds to be a good idea, I do prefer candy for my hives if they are in need of extra feed, it is usually pretty windy at my location making the newspaper and sugar method difficult to apply.

    This...
  18. Re: What are your thoughts on using medium supers exclusively?

    If you are getting older and lifting is becoming a burden then mediums is probably a good idea, right now I have all deep brood boxes and I like them because of the larger comb area for brooding,...
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    Re: 'Italic" font invisible to you?

    Must be on your end, I see the font.
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    Re: First time, long time

    Welcome MM
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    Re: Heard a taLL tail. Is it true?

    Tim Ives has stated that he has tried 10 supers but none of his hives had all ten filled so he uses seven medium supers,...
  22. Thread: hive scale

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    Re: hive scale

    I aimed for simple, portable, and easy to use it's always the best choice. A simple hanging scale and lever works great to keep track of weight gains or losses, I am not looking for exact to the...
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    Re: Freeman Small Hive Beetle trap

    I have heard these traps were good, I am glad they are working out for you. The hive beetles have finally reached me this fall here in southern Ohio, I have solid bottom boards so I have purchased...
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    Re: Should I be worried

    I found a way to greatly reduce the amount of bees flying out on a bright sunny snow covered day. Just cut some covers for shade and lay them on the entrance rails, any scape pieces of wood will do,...
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    Re: Wasps,wasps and more wasps..

    A friend of mine had a yellow jacket nest under one of his hive several years ago, it was hidden to where it was hard to see, you might want to take a look around close to your hives, I can't see the...
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