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    Re: Book recommendation for making hives

    Get a book on general woodworking and use the plans on beesource, etc that are freely available.
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    Re: Anybody know what these are?

    Drawer slides maybe?
  3. Thread: Escape boards

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    Re: Escape boards

    Tip up the boxes and go for lunch works well during a flow. Use a blower on the stragglers. In the fall escape boards are nice. Blowing in the fall can seem like a an uphill battle with all of the...
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    Re: Emergency Feeding Divide Nucs

    thanks. I have a lot of full sized shims and was hoping to avoid making half size or divided shims. This would make feeding pollen patties easier too.
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    Emergency Feeding Divide Nucs

    Has anyone tried putting a queen excluder on top of a divided nuc and then putting fondant, etc on top? Any issues with one side balling the others queen?
  6. Thread: OA and brood

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    Re: OA and brood

    No, but it seems to be well accepted that queen lifespan has decreased with the pressures of varroa, viruses, etc. Repeated exposure to high concentrations of organic acids or any other insecticide...
  7. Thread: OA and brood

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    Re: OA and brood

    My understanding is that the dribble isn't that harmful to brood either - it is just ineffective when there is brood present as it also only work well against phoretic mites. The dribble is also...
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    Re: What is Nosema and how can we control it?

    How do the feedback layout geographically? Is both N. cerunae more virulent and treatment more effective in the south?
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    Re: What is Nosema and how can we control it?

    Do we need to control n. ceranae? Particularly, do we need to control it in the north?
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    Re: Maxant Filter Stand

    Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for the feedback.

    Cheers,
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    Re: Automation in Bottling

    We draw out of a tank for plain liquid honey and we use this funnel for creamed, flavoured, and varietal:

    http://bee.nassenheider.com/artikels/view/2/5/1/3/0/188

    The funnel holds a 15kg/12l...
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    Re: Maxant Filter Stand

    Is it just sitting on a shelf? or did you bolt it down in some way?
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    Maxant Filter Stand

    I need to build a stand for a Maxant 200-2 Filter and I am looking for ideas or photos of stands for this filter or similar. The filter can be see here:
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    Re: Mann Lake EZ Fill

    I have one purchased direct from Nassenheider and we really like it. It actually packs better in the 25 deg C range then it does much warmer. It has a max temperature of 40 deg C.
  15. Re: Great Randy Oliver Post from Bee-L on Honey Bees and Smoke

    Ditto. Every once in a while you get a hive that is just totally unmanageable even with smoke. Its when I find one of those that I am very happy to have my veil on.

    I agree with OT that it can't...
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    Re: What to do after winter?

    As it warms up and nectar comes in they will move down on their own.
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    Re: Best label printer for the buck

    We have a Xerox Phaser series colour laser that I bought at the recommendation of online labels.com that we have been happy with. Apparently they use a wax based toner that adheres better to labels...
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    Poll: Re: Bees, lies and evidence-based policy

    Here is one Ontario beekeepers response to the advertisement/letter:

    http://www.ontariobee.com/sites/ontariobee.com/files/Penney-open-letter-feb1.pdf

    and here is the OBA's official response to...
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    Re: Early Queens CANADA

    Ben,

    You could try Peter Mewett at Early Queen Arrivals. He may have more options. Anicet Desrochers also has some sort of partnership with Pope Canyon Queen in California.
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  20. Re: Ag commissioner of Ventura county forces bee hive to move! Help needed

    Do you know what the extremely high bee activity is that they are referring to? Is there a pool there?
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    Re: Pattie supplements

    This makes a lot of sense. We aren't all trying to achieve the same goals. What works as a supplement and prevents malnutrition during blueberry pollination may not be the best option for building...
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    Re: Pattie supplements

    From the OBJ article on the 2013 test results:

    "The results from the 2013 trial showed a significant difference
    between the products used for protein supplementation. The
    improvement on the...
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    Re: Pattie supplements

    I am pretty sure the OBA got the recipe from David Mendes. It performed better than commercially produced patties in tests done by the OBA Tech transfer Team on colonies sent to blueberries. The...
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    Re: Oxalic drizzle in winter

    I haven't really given it a lot of thought. I treat with it as i wrap in early to mid November. You want the bees clustered without brood. At that time of year it is typically above 0 deg C (32F)...
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    Re: Oxalic drizzle in winter

    I follow this procedure:

    http://www.ontariobee.com/sites/ontariobee.com/files/document/oxalic-acid-protocol.pdf
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