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    Re: Thinking of starting this year

    When I started I read old beesource posts a few hours a night for months. There are over a hundred pages of threads right now in Beekeeping 101.
    Reading the old posts answered questions that I...
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    Re: Thinking of starting this year

    Welcome to Beesource.
    You can also check in with Bailey Bee supply in Raleigh and Hillsbrough. They had classes that started Feb 1.
    Pay them a visit and you will be able to see the equipment ask...
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    Spent Brewers Yeast

    I am looking for 25-30 pounds of spent brewers yeast to use as pollen sub.
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    Re: no cook sugar brick is a joke

    I have been using 1.5 oz of water per pound of sugar. I got that from someone on Beesource a few years back and it has been working just fine. It does take a few days to a week for it to harden. I...
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    Re: Robbing with screens- video link

    I think putting a frame around the top outside of the screen helps keep the robbers at the screen at least up to a point.
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    Re: Robbing with screens- video link

    Agree with WWW. But bees home in on smells that are different then their hive. I have used Vicks Vapo Rub to mask the smell. It may be too late but may be worth a try. Just smear a generous...
  7. Thread: More Skunk Truble

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    Re: More Skunk Truble

    Here is a pic of the chicken wire that worked for me.
    It is my understanding that they do not like walking on the chicken wire. So even though I rolled the chicken wire it may work just as well if...
  8. Thread: More Skunk Truble

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    Re: More Skunk Truble

    I have had skunk trouble in one of out yards. I rolled up chicken wire and put it in front of the hives about 5 inches from the entrance and on the sides. That has worked for me.
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    Re: timing putting on feeder shim

    I put mine on when the days are in the 60's and I know the colder weather is maybe a few weeks away. But that's because I don't like working in the cold weather. It does give the bees time to seal...
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    Re: Drawn Comb Question

    Wax is produced by younger bees.
    Younger bees produce wax when there is a flow or simulated flow.
    Here in North Carolina you can put foundation in the hive just above the brood chamber in early...
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    Re: contamination with pesticides in wax and pollen

    Several years ago the North Carolina State Beekeepers had a speaker at the state meeting that talked about what he had found in Pollen and honey. He was not brought in to talk about that it just so...
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    Re: Will doing OAV this way work

    I have some hives that have short front entrances that the vaporizer will not fit into by maybe a 1/16 or 1/32. I have used a piece of rebar to pry the bottom board down or the boxes up with one...
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    Re: Late pollen sub feeding

    Mike,
    Not sure about Tennessee but here in North Carolina we had weeks of dry weather when the Goldenrod should have been blooming. It just dried up and produced very little.
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    Re: Last-minute tricks for filling food stores

    Per weather.com looks like you will be having cloudy Rainey days in the mid to high 40's for the next several days since bees cluster at 47 degrees F they may not go far from the cluster. So putting...
  15. Thread: TF and mites

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    Re: TF and mites

    We were taught to treat hives early enough so that you will have at least two brood cycles before the queen cuts way back on laying. The reason behind this was that you don't want sick bees taking...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporization - Questions and Answers

    My vaporizer is 1/2 inch thick and it fit into most of the hives that had bottom boards that I purchased form the bee supply houses. It did not fit in my home made bottom boards. So I just used a...
  17. Thread: Need opinions...

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    Re: Need opinions...

    Not sure what this is but a few years ago at the North Carolina State bee meeting they were looking for pollen that had been capped over because they wanted to do more research on why it had been...
  18. Re: Paper combine results in lots of dead bees, what did I do wrong?

    I have started in the last few years from something I read here on Beesource and that is putting an entrance above the newspaper for the top hive to go in and out.
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    Re: Top Feeder Syrup Warmer

    I guess there would be a small window where a syrup warmer may help the bees take the syrup better.
    Not sure it would be worth while considering that the bees cluster when the temp reaches 47...
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    Re: Fabricting Boxes using a Locking Miter joint

    Yes, very nice craftsmanship.

    The frame rest does not appear to be cut all the way to the end of the board. How did you know where to stop cutting?
    Did you use the router to cut the frame rest...
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    Re: treating for mites when cold

    Using one or two strips is a personal choice.
    Shalva is looking at 60's by mid week which is in the normal operating temp for MAQS.
    I would use one strip but that would be my personal choice.
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    Re: treating for mites when cold

    The instructions say daytime temperatures should be between 50 and 92 degrees.
    Also indicates that the active ingredient dissipates after 3 days.
    So if you can see 3 days with daytime high temps...
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    Re: Keep burning glo plugs on Oa vap

    I built two vaporizers using the 1104 and have used each approximately 30 times and they are still working.

    I built mine out of half inch bar stock and powered it with a battery in the out yards...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporization - Questions and Answers

    gnor,
    Hive S1 – Mite Count - 6
    Hive B2 - 5

    These hives need to be treated.

    I don't treat in the spring, have just been treating once a year, in the fall.
    I have always done sticky board...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporization - Questions and Answers

    snl,
    Thanks for the advice.
    But I do not feel comfortable enough to only use oav on the two yards.
    I will use a half dose of MAQS on the hives at the strawberry farm.
    Per your advice I will do...
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