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  1. Thread: New Bees

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    Re: New Bees

    ;)margot1d... I will let you in on a secret, some of what bees get into is not flowers and sweet stuff from trees. In new York city you have lots and lots of other stuff.
  2. Re: Cells full of "snot" - does that mean there are larvae?

    the average life expectancy of a worker is 4 to 6 weeks this time of year, average is 1/2 of them not all of them. . it takes roughly a month for a new queen to start laying and have her daughters...
  3. Thread: New Bees

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    Re: New Bees

    somehow we have the idea that taking classes makes us smarter. classes are just a tool to expose you to knowledge. back in the 1960[s] there was no internet. I got bees, hives and dadant's big blue...
  4. Thread: New Bees

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    Re: New Bees

    the cycle adjustment will be for the suppliers more than the commercial beekeepers. a bunch of small starter type orders versus larger competitive bid orders. the bigger supply houses will adjust....
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    Re: 2nd Hive Body Full of Syrup

    sounds good to me. early preperations for winter done. keep a super on top for another flow, back-off on the feeding. I assume that the 2 boxes are deeps but if not you could need 3 mediums depending...
  6. Re: Difficulty in isolating where exactly a swarm/colony is inside old farmhouse ceil

    I read this thread and was going to suggest exactly what mister beeman said. try harbor freight tools, or if you want to burn money for nothing try a snap-on truck.
  7. Thread: New Bees

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    Re: New Bees

    this is not the first cycle. it will slow down when the public figures out that it is not all that easy at all times. in the meantime we will get quite a few good beekeepers and some used stuff on...
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    Re: hayforkquilter

    very hot water under pressure will work, no matter how you do it not real easy.
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    Re: Too much honey?

    :applause:

    how about that.
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    Re: Is comb building over?

    they like the plastic baggie in Ontario. I do not care for it, filling and handling the bags is a mess at best. I use top mason jar feeders with migratory type hive tops. the tops have a screen so...
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    Re: Delayed reaction to a sting

    the swelling the next day is from fluid build up as your body flushes out the venom and antibodies. it is a normal thing and the fact that you did not have immediate swelling shows some tolerance, at...
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    Re: Hive Boom for Bee Truck

    I think the old boom truck shown above had a loader that was offered years ago by walter Kelley co. there are probably a few left around.
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    Re: Mean Bees

    most long time beekeepers will tell you that the more aggressive hives are better producers. I prefer the tamer ones. years ago [ mid 60's] I had mid-nite bees super gentle except one hive, they were...
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    Re: Mean Bees

    robsdac... your bees know and recognize you. I know this sounds crazy but they know you. see bee behavior research from the university of Montana at Missoula. not only do they know you as an...
  15. Re: great new Opportunity need advice on capitalization?

    low tonnage yield
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    Re: Time to start thinking about winter.

    the part of the question about false brood start; as suggested move the food closer to the bee cluster also some protein supplement close to the bees. insulate the hives a bit more. it still gets to...
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    Re: Want to keep bees BUT for scheduling

    most of the time leaving bees alone for a month at a time is much better than checking them every other day. stay with standard equipment until you find your way. there are good reasons it has been...
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    Re: Not catching swarms - what gives?

    I was curious and looked at the swarm bandit post. it is a swarm preventer not a swarm trap. other advise: be patient and try some other locations, like a few miles away.
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    Re: Mean Bees

    look for a queen breeder further north also not south florida. you do not want a queen mated with afrianized drones. I would suggest California or mid-south.
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    Re: tankless water heater

    phoebe our ground water temp. is 41 or 42 about the coldest in the continental us. ny has had the 120 residential code for years the feds have since adopted it. the ones who really like this are the...
  21. Re: great new Opportunity need advice on capitalization?

    vance g.. on the real tough questions somebody in Washington can tell you to call someone else in Washington, then there is the internet with new York city web sites also. the folks in new York city...
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    Re: tankless water heater

    residential hot water is 120 degrees at most [this is a federal law so little kids wont get burnt theoreticaly, are not our friends in Washington a big help?]. standard commercial temperatures are...
  23. Re: Beekeeper has nuc and finds this cluster of bees

    super video.
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    Re: Not catching swarms - what gives?

    catchy names and internet claims are cheap. post #10 looks good to me. a lure or a few drops of lemon grass oil is a real good idea. the major bee supply houses and some posters on this site offer...
  25. Re: "...honey vs. sucrose or high fructose corn syrup"

    not exactly off topic in this discussion ,,david!
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