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    Re: UPS Not Delivering BWeaver Packages

    With USPS, I'd just ensure Weaver's ships them on a Monday or Tuesday, nothing later in the week. Only issue I've had with trying to ship fast through USPS is if there's even a slight delay on a...
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    Re: How do I limit my hives?

    In the end no matter what you do you'll probably end up with a swarm at some point. I'd buy an extra box just to have around, cheap plywood bottom and lid (they're useful for way more than swarms). ...
  3. Thread: Wasps

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    Re: Wasps

    Of course you then need to post the video and give us a link. :)
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    Re: Wasps

    Camera's a good idea, and if you still want to have some fun with them, put a sign in the mailbox that reads, "Smile, you're on my hidden camera." For more action put it on the end of one of those...
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    Re: How did my bees survive ! ?

    I find weather has less to do with it and in the fall it's all about length of days and what they can forage. The days are getting shorter and they're bringing in less. They workers will stop...
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    Re: Powdered Sugar Shake

    Dr. Marion Ellis (Univ of Nebraska, retired now I believe) presented a few years ago that they found that when doing a sugar roll in a jar, the sugar will get the mites that are just barely clinging...
  7. Re: Bees attracted to hot tub and drowning by the hundreds :(

    My most popular watering hole (like that term btw fieldsofnaturalhoney) was a gardening tub that had some surplus potting soil in it and then was rained on. The tub of course just collected the...
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    Re: Marking the Queen

    I would get her introduced before marking her. Let her start laying, let the hive gets settled, then try. For 3 weeks you'll have no new bees, the population will be slowing dropping. So in those...
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    Re: Larger Apiary Configuration

    The flat pad is a great advantage but I'm thinking it'd be best to keep the timbers vs putting bottom boards right on the concrete. One heavy rain could spell trouble if they're right down on the...
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    Re: A little good news (pictures!)

    If you know it's new and coming in then you know. Didn't mean to say you didn't. So I'd just be wary of any week long rains like we tend to get around here in the spring. Nice work.
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    Re: Rethinking Dandelions...

    bees win. yard is full of weeds. bare spots get dutch clover seed. :)
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    Re: A little good news (pictures!)

    Def. looking forward to spring.

    This time of year can give you great hope but don't get too far ahead of everything just yet. Are you really sure there's nectar coming in? Where would it be...
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    Re: My first packages

    Inner cover w/no hole?....add a drill, a bit, and a coping saw to your list. Just make yourself a hole. :)

    The best video I've ever seen on package installation:...
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    Re: Sugar to water ratio

    Right number, wrong unit. A pint's a pound the world around, pint is 2 cups, so you'd want 50 cups of water to a 25 pound bag of sugar, not 50 gallons. Easy way to remember it is double the pounds...
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    Re: OAV Finally registered

    I have a feeling some places (Brushy?) have been doing it for a while banking on this decision. I'm betting their years of research show up in a product registration application in a month or...
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    Re: OAV Finally registered

    This is just me trying to interpret the interpretation of Nabber86 (please catch me if this is wrong). What happened so far is this:

    Bee Lab to the EPA: "Please allow registration of OA as an...
  17. Thread: Farming

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    Re: Farming

    mgolden,

    From what I understood in the research it wasn't as much the bees flying through it as the fact that the dust settles around the field in fallow areas that have awesome weeds. The dust...
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    Re: Beekeeping Conference & Tradeshows?

    Got to attend the ABF Conference a few years ago when it was local. Well worth it. In January most years. Not sure on 2016 location. At the end of the conference they normally announce where the...
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    Re: Lost two, one left.

    So you really only need to create two new hives from your survivor, add in two nucs and you'll be at 5. Honey is going to depend on when the flows are. I can describe making the splits, but as...
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    Re: Lost Hive: Looking For Comments/Thoughts

    Don't mean to hijack the thread, but wanted to point this out.



    Always understand where your nucs originate. In my area, overwintered nucs are hard to come by. Many nucs that are bought in...
  21. Re: Sensors inside and the Bee hive. The tech behind the buzz.

    Oh I totally agree. The elaborate measurements don't really help the bees. For me it's just fun to see if I can do it myself. Conquering the technology is really the reward. Well, a scale does...
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    In the winter, at least where it's reasonably cold, the temp sensor will tell you if your hive is alive or dead. At night a dead hive is just going to hit the ambient temp where a living hive will...
  23. Re: Do the Descendants of the Package Queen Produce Successively More Irritable Hives

    I always think of drones as other queens (and it's sort of off-putting :)). Because drones only have a mother, no father, your virgin queen has just gone out and mated with a whole bunch of other...
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    Gotta toot my own horn a little. I've only got this running to one hive on a stand that has a few hives, but I've got my arduino reading a weather station (wind/rain/temp) plus a temp/humidity...
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    Re: Do cell cleaners clean mite scat?

    Ok. Thanks all. That's what I was looking for. So seeing the mite scat in a cell means that a bee emerged from that cell with plenty of mite load herself but the cell was never cleaned. The...
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