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    Re: Pseudo Scorpion

    OK. When I was in Jumla,Nepal , the timing of the bloom in combination with strangeness of the monsoon season, caused a non-swarming season. the beekeepers there live for swarms,both to increase...
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    Re: Pseudo Scorpion

    DUH!!!:doh: I didn't notice that these were OLD posts!.
    Michael, do you still have any pseudo scorpions in your hives?
    nick
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    Re: Pseudo Scorpion

    10140Here is a picture of one that I took in Nepal in 2011. They do eat mites. Its tough for them to live in our hives as our bees propolize the hiding cracks. Apis Cerana does not use any propolis....
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    Re: side by side atv/utv's

    Mike, I was thinking the same thing today when a land owner felt sorry for me and gave me a lift into the yard with his atv. Problem is they are not good when there is more that 8 inches of snow on...
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    Re: A little frustrated with Dadant

    Run the frames thru your table saw standing up, so that you make a split bottom bar.beats trashing your wiring job.
    Nick
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    Re: Wintering nucs in MM

    Adrian, nice looking bees. What was the % of loss this year so far? When do you usually make them up and how many frames of brood to start?
    Nick
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    Re: Ultimate hot weather bee suite

    Can anybody offer experience with the ultrabreeze suits VS the Mann Lake, Dadant and Blue Sky versions?? are they the same suit or not? they look alike in the photos but the price is 1/2. usally get...
  8. Re: The ancient tradition of honey hunting in Nepal

    We winter in singles and doubles both. The singles have mountain camp feed on for insurance. We are trying Bee Cozy winter wraps this year. Mixed results. some locations are real good, some there are...
  9. Re: The ancient tradition of honey hunting in Nepal

    Hi,
    Clover, its illegal to have a non-movable frame hive in NY. :no:. I've also been to Nepal a couple of years ago and these are quite common, The folks there live for swarming and the hives make ...
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    Re: Honey with a minty taste

    HI-basswood/Linden-one of our favorites-they don't produce it every year due to weather. Last summer was a great year in most NY/PA locations.
    Nick
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    Re: What birds eat honeybees?

    I watched black capped chicadees picking up chilled bees that landed in the snow during cleansing flights this last Saturday. temp was 28F.The snow under bushes:popcorn: in the beeyard where they...
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    Re: Post-mortem

    Hi All, mountain camp modified with a few ounces of lemonjuice added adds moisture and changes the ph of the sugar --does work. We are in climate zone 4 and it was very cold the last few weeks. Most...
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    Re: Pure oxygen?

    Yep. If I remember correctly, an airtight chamber could be set up and combs placed inside and connected to an ozone generator. My guess is that you could test bee feces from dysentery that are on a...
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    Re: Pure oxygen?

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    According to our state apiculturist, ozone can be used to sterilize deadout combs-kills nosema spores etc.
    Nick.
    Thinking we all have too much time sitting around inside trying to keep...
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    Re: Honey Bucket Hot Box

    I agree with Rader. The Kelley thermostat is the same as a water heater thermostat. They are the ones they used on their water jacketed cappings melters.
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    Re: Honey Bucket Hot Box

    Cortland county. Here we have 2 seasons-winter and 4th of July ! The next few days will weed out any dinks here. Glad we don't have many that are small.
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    Re: Honey Bucket Hot Box

    Hi Mark,
    We use a box constructed of 2" foil faced foam board, held together with 5" pole barn nails and duct tape. make sure you enclose the bottom also. The pails are elevated off the bottom by a...
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    Re: Bottle filling machine

    I agree with the machine in #9. We have a Dana apimatic 2000 model, it fills 5-600#/hour. Hot or cold honey-does not matter.it will suck honey from a drum located below the pump(gotta prime it...
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    Re: new york apiary industry advisory committee

    Mike, I know 4-5 guys on the committee. It is run by NY AG and Markets. I believe it only meets a few times a year also. Call our head apiary guy, Paul Cappy at Ag and markets in Albany for details. ...
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    Re: varroa on landing board... oxalic now???

    Oxalic drizzle is the way to go now. our hives are broodless. follow randy olivers instructions. The Scandinavians have been doing this for many years and their climate is colder than ours. takes...
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    Re: Results back from Beltsville

    I believe Mary Ann Frazier at Penn State will do a pesticide analysis for 200 or so chemicals for about $200. he spoke at NY ESHPA a few years back about this. Check their web page. MAREC? I...
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    Sometimes,its the only thing kicking around for a cover to keep the rain/snow out.Not pretty, but cheap and effective.:banana:
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    Wow! I just bought a few sheets last night at Lowes. I was disappointed that they didn't have the blue foam board as usual. This stuff was green with the Lowes name on it. I use it under the outer...
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    Re: IFTA/HUT for Agriculture

    Interesting thread. I run a 3500 with a 12000 GVW.I have NYS ag plates and a NY -US DOT #.According to the a state trooper that does the DOT checkshere in central NY-I can run intrastate only, and am...
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    Re: Strung pairs of hand dipped candles

    Hi Max, there is a great detailed booklet-Candlemaking by Richard Taylor that describes this process and the frames needed to dip the candles easily. We use his method with great results.
    Nick
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