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  1. Thread: borax for ants?

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    Re: borax for ants?

    try using cinnamon on the inner cover, this will discourage the ants, but be careful when you remove it or it will get into the hive.
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    fermented honey supers

    I have some frames that smell like the honey fermented over the year, they were stored in sealed plastic containers, they were frozen after extraction and we do not have hive beetle this far north,...
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    Re: Why do My Bees Eat Chicken Feed?

    there is sugar in the corn and the wood,
  4. Thread: fermented honey

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    fermented honey

    What happens when bees get into fermented honey, Someone in our beeclub said it was toxic to bees? i always put out frames to be cleaned by the bees in the spring, sometimes there are frames that...
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    Re: Re-queening with Russians

    i forgot to add that I have never had bees that specifically go for the face, I know they follow the CO2, but these hit the facial screen with such force trying to get at you, i have had them hit my...
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    Re: Re-queening with Russians

    Think about your choice of bringing the russians in, I have had several problems with them first they are quick to anger, they are more prone to robbing behavior, I have found 2-3 inches of dead bees...
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    Re: Honeybee Democracy

    another thought provoking book is "bees" by rudolf Steiner, he predicted the dire state of the honeybee in 1923,
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    Re: What is this plant?

    how tall is it? if it is very tall over six feet, don't touch it, it may be the invasive "hogweed" we have some here in ontario and they say it is hard to eradicate it.
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    Re: Help! how do I deal with skunks in my hives

    thanks guys, (Beeguys) I will try the carpet nails thing, and maybe my dog can do his part, he marks everything.
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    Help! how do I deal with skunks in my hives

    i need advice on how to deal with a skunk decimating my hives, the electric fence is not stopping it/them, shooting them is out of the question, as my hives are in a built-up area, and my house id...
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    Re: Fermented honey??

    what I did was heat the fermented honey to evaporated the alcohol, and i added half good honey to lower the water content to below 20%, it seems to have worked, We ate it and cooked with it, it was...
  12. Thread: fermented honey

    by indios
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    fermented honey

    I put uncapped frames aside for later extraction, and I use this as winter feed, however i was slow in extracting (kept them in the house) and they have started to ferment, my question is; 1. can...
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    Re: Retailer wants large observation hive

    DraperBee has very nice observation hives for sale, make sure if you use a plastic (ABS<PVC) pipe as an exit/entrance that you put thread/string/rope so the bees can have something to grip, I made...
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    Re: Newb in Pittsburgh

    there can only be one queen in hive, are you sure those are queens??
  15. Thread: wax foundation

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    wax foundation

    how long does wax foundation with re-enforcing wire lasts in storage ? i have a opportunity to buy several hundred pounds (100 kilos in Canada) this would last me several years, but will it keep?...
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    Re: Anyone have success with CEDAR Hives

    I use eastern cedar, sometimes called white cedar, i use it in the medium supers, , I also use cedar shavings/sawdust in the smoker, and if you close your eyes and smell the honey, you can actually...
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    Re: wintering in 2 deep only

    I keep the buckfast variety here in northern ontario, I use two deep supers and i feed in late november and late march, they do quite well, I can say that for the russians, they have small cluster...
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    Re: What types of wood can I use for my bee hives

    i use eastern white cedar, for my honey supers, mediums, and clients claim they can smell the cedar in the honey?? , use a breathing filter when you cut the wood, its not good for your lungs. AND I...
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