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    Re: what nutrient for winter?

    I would like to try the sugar-water mix in a Zip-Lock bag. How is it applied?
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    Re: Ventilated bottom board

    Exactly what I did the last 3 years. Occasionly I forgot to add the "sticky board" without the "sticky", and they still made it even with temps down to 0-20 degrees!
    Dave
  3. Thread: Sting Question

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    Sting Question

    Maybe some of the medical folks could comment on different stings. Is there a difference between the toxin of a honey bee and a red or black wasp?
    Dave
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    Re: Ants, Ants and more Ants

    Last year I had the same type of ants. They actually started to nest under the top cover. I got a couple of "Ant Traps", little round unit with holes in them that have ant poison. I laid these on the...
  5. Re: Foundationless and (some) frameless honey in Santa Monica, July 16, 2012

    Beautiful Photos! What program do you use to upload photos? I always have problems doing that.

    Dave
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    Re: Attitude of Bee keepers?

    About 1957 I was given a hive box and became interested in bees. Bought the book, "ABC & XYZ of Bee-Keeping" and read it completely. Several times. Accedently met a man about 65 years old who had...
  7. Re: What (if any) system do you use to keep track of things?

    I second the source "Hive Tracks". Very good.
    Dave
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    Re: reliquifying honey

    What is a simple method of feeding crystallized honey back to the hive? Assuming that I've reliquifyed it in glass bottles?
    Dave
  9. Re: Interesting experiment - Megabee and Corn Meal

    Last year, I fed corn bread to some chickens and the bees seemed to really like it. Didn't think about giving them any beans. We may have discovered something! Can we patent it?
    Dave
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    Re: Multiple Micron Filters... I need advice.

    I asked this question recently and was told to use all 3 filters stacked together and it works great. The honey looks slightly cloudy but compared to "store-bought" it looks much better. Like real...
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    Re: mite counts in tfb

    So, what is a "bond beekeeper"?

    Dave
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    Re: Dog tuned in to bee venom?

    A few years ago, we had a yellow lab that when he was young, ate spiders. Every spider he could find, "granddaddy longlegs", garden spiders, wolf spiders. Every one he could find. Couldn't break him...
  13. Thread: Just Curious

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    Just Curious

    Where did the name "Mountain Camp" originate and how is it fed?
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    Sticky Board & HopGuard

    What would be the acceptable maximum 24hr varroa count on a "Sticky Board" after 24 hrs? Have treated with HopGuard for 2 weeks. Will put on 3rd treatment today.
    Dave
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    Re: Beekeeping magazines

    I previously tried digital Bee Culture and just signed up for it again. It looks pretty good and now won't have to decide what to do with stacks of mags!
    Dave
  16. Thread: Plant ID

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    Re: Plant ID

    Amazing!! Just this morning, I took some pics of my bees working what looks like the same plant. It comes up as a volunteer near the house.
    Dave
  17. Thread: Warre Hives

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    Warre Hives

    I've never seen a Warre Hive. What's the advantage of using one?
    Dave
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    Re: Less interest on bee source?

    Kept bees 50 years ago. Got back in 3 years ago. I still like to see what others are doing. Never had anything like this long ago. I guess tho, if we didn't pay the Moderators so much, they wouldn't...
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    Re: My Hopguard experience

    If you treat once a week for 3 weeks, is it necessary to always remove the previous strips? Why?
    Dave
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    Re: My Hopguard experience

    Have not had the same results! After a 24 hour sticky board sample, still have about half the mites. I'll wait the 4 weeks recommended and do another treatment, unless someone tells me something...
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    Re: Need Better Idea for Filtering Honey

    I just bought the set of 3 filters from Brushy Mountain and they work great! As for cleaning them, my dear wife took them to the laundry tray and cleaned them so now they are like new. Didn't even...
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    Another Question on Straining

    I recently bought the set of strainers that fit in a gated bucket. Question: How do I use them? The company person said that they basically nestle together but that doesn't seem right. The sizes are...
  23. Re: Storing Completed Frames With Wax Foundation...

    Another question about foundation: I accidently stored some foundation(10 frames) in a box with moth balls! Is there any way I can still use them?
  24. Thread: Sting Reaction

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    Sting Reaction

    I was asked recently about reactions to stings. Is there any type of "rating" to know the type of reaction to a sting? ( No reaction, Slight swelling, Large swelling with itching, or mild or severe...
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    Re: My Hopguard experience

    Just started using HopGuard.
    Question: How do you store the material that's not used completely? Refrigerate? Room temp?
    BTW, it is STICKY!
    Maybe some scientist will come up with a paste in a...
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