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    Re: Mow grass/weeds around hives.

    Ev, I started working for Union Carbide 30 years ago; small world right? the company has been sold three times during my years there and is now owned by Solvay Specialty Polymers, I have spent the...
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    Re: Mow grass/weeds around hives.

    Ev, your not too far from me as the crow flies.
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    Re: Mow grass/weeds around hives.

    I find it best to weed trim in the early morning before the bees start their flights and I do use a gas powered trimmer.
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    Re: Weird beetles - what are they?

    If I need my gloves on I will operate my camera with the eraser end of a lead pencil, works pretty well.
  5. Re: When is everyone putting supers on? Southern Ontario/Upper NY State?

    My supers are on as well, it's go time.
  6. Re: When is everyone putting supers on? Southern Ontario/Upper NY State?

    Wise advice, this is how I do it as well. I run three deep hives and in early April I place the top winter stores box in the bottom position and the empty bottom box on top. When the colony numbers...
  7. Thread: laying worker

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    Re: laying worker

    I would wait and see what happens, they might just surprise you with a new queen.
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    Re: laying worker

    The proper solution is determined by how long they have been queenless and this hive sounds like it has been in this condition for a while, if I were in your shoes I would save myself the time and...
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    Re: Nighttime bee yard work

    I find it best to weed-eat and clean-up in the early morning right after daybreak at which time the bees are getting geared up for the work that is ahead of them and don't seem interested in what I...
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    Re: Other uses for poor tasting honey?

    I would bottle this honey and sell it for what it is, wildflower honey, you might be surprised at how people would want to buy something a little different. Here at my location wildflower and...
  11. Re: How do you protect a weak colony from being robbed

    Sultan,
    What triggered the original robbing event was the open bowls of syrup, bees have an amazing sense of smell and can quickly go into a robbing frenzy. Inverted sealed containers with about 6...
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    Re: Wiring Frames without an Embedder

    I agree wholeheartedly, there is very little room between combs, when you decide to move frames around in the hive or exchange frames between hives you want the comb straight, bowed comb is a misery...
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    Re: Wiring Frames without an Embedder

    Spur embedding is quick and easy as 1,2,3.

    1. Lay the foundation sheet into the frame on top of the cross wires and secure it to the top and bottom bars, now flip the frame over so the wires are...
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    Re: Winter Losses or Success?

    Hang on Mike your reprieve is on the way, your area should be significantly warmer in a few weeks :).
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    Re: Winter Losses or Success?

    All 10 of my hives made it through and they are gaining strength, with all the rain we have had so far this spring I am hopeful of a good harvest this year :thumbsup:.
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    Re: How does my nuc design hold up?

    Cyan,
    It appears you put a good bit of thought and work into this project, it all looks really great. If I may add a word of advice I would take the time now to place another set of blocks to...
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    Re: Adding a Third Deep to Hives with 2 Deeps

    The addition of a third deep will help in the control of swarming however drawn comb should be used in early spring and placing the deep on top will work just fine. Adding foundation this time of...
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    Re: Mixing essential oils in suryp.....

    Add 8 oz of the water to a blender along with the essential oils and 1/8 teaspoon of lecithin granules and blend on low speed for 1 minute or longer if needed making sure the surface tension is...
  19. Thread: ANGRY Bees

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    Re: ANGRY Bees

    I agree with the above responses and will add that foundation installed before the spring flow will usually get chewed up and used for brood cappings, feeding syrup can help to alleviate the chewing....
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizer with Temp Controller

    The vaporizer does work well, good job. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Booming to dead in 5 weeks

    This has been my experience as well, I also vaporize the four weeks in August and one more time at Thanksgiving and have had excellent results. The only time I have lost a hive was when I began...
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    Re: bees are dead but long live the mice

    Bleach them, let Don show you how it's done.

    https://youtu.be/400LMufHONY
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    Re: What bee suits you?

    I like my mutt bees, it's anybody's guess what they are, pedigree doesn't concern me.

    http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i384/WWW3156/Bees/DSC_0031.jpg
  24. Thread: Pollen coming in!

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    Re: Pollen coming in!

    Yellow pollen is coming into my hives here in Southern Ohio, it's a wonderful thing to watch.

    Better make sure your hives still have enough stores, this is a time when they can starve out very...
  25. Thread: DUBBLE STACK NUCS

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    Re: DUBBLE STACK NUCS

    I have three nucs coming out of winter and they are set up in triple deeps, each of these hives have four shallow supers that will go on them this year. I know this is an extremely tall stack for nuc...
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