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    I lost 2 out of 5 and I think it was the api life var

    One week ago I had 5 strong hives. I was shocked today when I found two of them EMPTY. I was within the recommended temp range for api life var (maybe even on the low side).

    Don't think I'll use...
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    I lost 2 out of 5 and I think it was the api life var

    One week ago I had 5 strong hives. I was shocked today when I found two of them EMPTY. I was within the recommended temp range for api life var (maybe even on the low side).

    Don't think I'll use...
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    I made a little jig that held one deep frame that...

    I made a little jig that held one deep frame that I could run through my saw to make it a medium. I ran the frames through with the comb in them. I tried to pick ones with minimal honey or brood as I...
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    I have colonies on Bee-Commerce feeders and on...

    I have colonies on Bee-Commerce feeders and on Mann Lake feeders. The Bee-Commerce are always sucked dry while the Mann Lake usually have some left in them. I wonder why.
  5. Thread: Hive Carrier

    by mike_c
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    I saw a review somewhere about a year ago (can't...

    I saw a review somewhere about a year ago (can't remember where) that rated the two man hive carriers. The review rated one brand the best (Kelly's?). Anyway, does anyone remember that? Or can...
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    I think bees attract mosquitos. Bees give off a...

    I think bees attract mosquitos. Bees give off a lot of CO2 and mosquitos are attracted to CO2. There are also a lot more mosquitos around the hives.

    Those propane powered mosquito elminators give...
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    Michael Bush, you are always looking for a way to...

    Michael Bush, you are always looking for a way to make money manufacturing some kind of bee equipment, you know what makes a great observation hive, AND you are a wood worker. When you start making...
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    Where did you get your packages from wjw777? Did...

    Where did you get your packages from wjw777? Did they come through the U.S. mail, or were they trucked up from GA and you picked them up off the truck?
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    It's even neat. You can see the difference easier...

    It's even neat. You can see the difference easier between the species. I have carniolans and italians next to each other and it's fun to compare their different habits.
  10. Thread: AHB removal

    by mike_c
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    A friend of mine in Pheonix thinks he has AHBs in...

    A friend of mine in Pheonix thinks he has AHBs in his fake chimney and he doesn't have the $500 the exterminator wants to get rid of them. He is not a bee keeper. Anything he can he do cheap (and...
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    Do you have to shake all the bees from the old...

    Do you have to shake all the bees from the old hive off the frame first? How do you do that without shaking out some brood - or is that not an issue?

    Thanks
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    The inner covers sag. They went to the dump. The...

    The inner covers sag. They went to the dump. The bottom boards warped when they didn't have a hive on them. They went to the dump.

    The interior size of the outer covers seem to be a little under...
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    If you were starting a 3# package on permacomb,...

    If you were starting a 3# package on permacomb, would you put them on a 5 frame medium nuc or a 10 frame medium?
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    Thanks, I was already considering trying packages...

    Thanks, I was already considering trying packages from Waldo and you tipped the balance. I'm picking up three packages in Waldo next week.

    Mike
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    When you go out to the barn to change the oil in...

    When you go out to the barn to change the oil in the tractor and instead build a couple of SBBs.
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    Where'd you get your package from? Just curious....

    Where'd you get your package from? Just curious. I'm over in Dayton and also need some packages on late notice....
  17. Thread: Mad Bee

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    Aren't you afraid the neighbors will see you?...

    Aren't you afraid the neighbors will see you? They won't see the bee, but they will see you clapping now and then...
  18. Thread: Mad Bee

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    I was standing by my hives today (about 20 feet...

    I was standing by my hives today (about 20 feet away) watching the activity, when all of the sudden a bee zoomed around my head a few times and then landed on my shoulder and stung me. What was that...
  19. Thread: feeders

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    I also bought two of the Mann Lake feeders on...

    I also bought two of the Mann Lake feeders on page 29 without the super (easy to make and cheaper).

    So far I am happy with them. I wonder though if the plastic will sweat on the bottom and drip...
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    I see you smoking, but I don't see much smoke?

    I see you smoking, but I don't see much smoke?
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    I have three hives overwintered in two deeps...

    I have three hives overwintered in two deeps each. Tomorrow I plan to remove the bottom deep on each (depending on where cluster is) and put one or two mediums (depending on strength of colonies) of...
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    You can thin epoxy with denatured (rubbing)...

    You can thin epoxy with denatured (rubbing) alcohol. There are typically two kinds available in the drug store, the 70/30 alcohol/water blend and the 90/10 alcohol water blend. The 70/30 is most...
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    There is a junk tractor yard in London, Ohio (I...

    There is a junk tractor yard in London, Ohio (I think they prefer it be called an agricultural auction yard). Anyway, there are a lot of high tension lines running across the yard and it is very...
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    Is it true? This darn clay soil around here might...

    Is it true? This darn clay soil around here might serve a higher purpose than just providing poor drainage?
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    How long can the tube to the outside be?

    How long can the tube to the outside be?
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