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    Re: Palleted double nucs

    Could you post the plans for your bottom board here on Beesource?
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    Re: Slatted Racks.......

    Check out these detailed Youtube videos, featuring a guy named Chuck Davis, who makes slatted racks with a long-way rack orientation. In part one he shows how to make the components, and in part two...
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    Re: How to secure tar paper

    Maybe some lath along the seams to tack it down in place. Pulling the lath will be easier than pulling individual staples come springtime.
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    Re: What Kind of insects are these?

    The first photograph: No-see-ums.

    The second photograph: Nothing I would worry about.
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    Re: They don't even try to hide it.

    The top line (to the left of the Maple Leaf) reads 'Canada's Favorite Honey'.
    The next line of characters (below pure, natural) reads 'Pure Natural Honey'.
    After that, there are characters to...
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    Re: What plant is this

    It could be Boltonia asteroides, too.
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    Re: Dandelion like... what's this?

    Pliny the Elder described Hieracium not as a pollen source, but as a plant that hawks used to improve their eyesight! The common name in Romanian and English undoubtedly comes from this (almost...
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    Re: Dandelion like... what's this?

    My bet is that it is from the Hieracium family (Hawkweed). There are more species in this genus than you can shake a stick at, so I won't even try to get closer than that.
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    Re: Trying to set up a Commercial NUC production

    Type 'Fort Gay sawmill' into Google and then look at the map. I did that and there are 3-4 within what seems like a reasonable distance (an hour and a half). You'll be able to find someone who...
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    Re: yellow jacket queen mating???

    I have to ask a few questions:

    Is the mating act as traumatic for yellowjacket drones as it is for honeybees?

    Can they sting more than once?

    Are yellowjacket colonies produced from the...
  11. Thread: NYC Bee Cutout

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    NYC Bee Cutout

    7online.com/pets/queens-bees-woman-finds-bees-lots-of-honey-in-apartment-ceiling/275795/#gallery-9
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    Thyme Honey for Rhinosinusitis

    Ear, Nose, and Throat physicians from Iran have tested thyme honey as a postoperative treatment for chronic rhinosinusitis (nose and sinus inflammation). They found it beneficial.
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    Re: lawn flower mix (Northeastern USA)

    I think that you may have the most success with 'Dutch' clover for a lawn amendment. If dandelions don't bother your sensibilities, they can be encouraged by not mowing during the few weeks they...
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    Re: Can anyone identify this plant??

    Ambrosia psilostachya (also known as common ragweed).
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    Re: Beesource.com Mobile version problem

    I do. Something about Texas, but only on the home page.
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    Re: SSRV Beehive transport system.

    Next stop: Almond pollination.
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    Re: iron supplements for bees?

    Write the vendor and ask for the scientific literature references that will support the use of iron supplements. Post the information you get back on BeeSource.

    There may be good information...
  18. Re: A question on the progression of cells -> mating nucs -> customer.

    Thank you for all the work you do, raisers of queens!!
  19. Re: 5 weeks since package installation -- don't see any eggs or larvae

    Thanks for the update. There are few things that are as satisfying to me (and I suspect all of you) as a colony of bees thriving by simply being bees. Are you doing any mite treatments--there are...
  20. Thread: 4 frame nucs

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    Re: 4 frame nucs

    Something to keep in the back of your mind...as you think about the divided 10 frame boxes stacked 2 high...

    How will you keep the side-by-side colonies apart as you lift off the top super and...
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    Re: New/old/ old member

    Welcome back from New Haven!
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    Re: what kind of flower is this?

    Liatris spicata is right.
  23. Thread: Trapout woes

    by Knisely
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    Re: Trapout woes

    DJ: I also wonder about what the bees are doing in your trapout hive. I presume that you saw no evidence of a new queen (newly laid eggs, larvae or anything else like that. Are they drawing any...
  24. Re: Three 8-frame meds filling up: should I just keep adding boxes?

    Deleted--inadvertent duplication.
  25. Re: Three 8-frame meds filling up: should I just keep adding boxes?

    You perhaps should stop feeding--your bees may be running out of space for storage of honey, which will impact on brood space. Your description of your colonies sounds as though they'll be strong...
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