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    Re: bee pond a mosquito haven

    Movement in the water will prevent mosquito's. If your trough is anywhere near power you can get an aquarium air stone or small pond pump to keep the water moving.
  2. Thread: Ants!

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    Re: Ants!

    We had ants between the inner and outer cover and cinnamon worked great. Just buy the cheapest ground cinnamon you can find and put a generous amount on top of the inner cover.
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    Re: Anaphylactic shock

    Well, we will just have to agree to disagree.

    Each of us has to do what we think is right.

    As my final thoughts on this subject. Refrigerating epinephrine as does more damage to it than not...
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    Re: Anaphylactic shock

    A lot of the responses seem to be from people who think we are going to stab someone with an Epi-Pen if they stub their toe.

    Here is my situation. My farm is WAY off the beaten path. There is...
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    Re: Anaphylactic shock

    You keep a fire extinguisher in your kitchen with the hopes of never using it but its still there.

    I had never considered having an epi-pen as a precautionary measure but will now. An injury to...
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    Re: Nectar producing flowers

    This doesn't cover everything, but is interesting.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_American_nectar_sources_for_honey_bees
  7. Thread: deeps vs mediums

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    Re: deeps vs mediums

    This thread has certainly taken on a life of its own. Lots of great information and I appreciate all the insight and suggestions.

    I realize now that asking "deeps or mediums?" is right up there...
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    Re: hello from nj and some notes on fear

    I experience some if not all of the same fears when we dove into bees. The first couple of interactions can be nerve racking, not being sure what to do or what to expect, even after reading and...
  9. Re: "...Neonicotinoid Insecticides in Wetlands of Canada." Paper in PLOSOne.

    http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/ontario-bee-farmer-hoping-for-pesticide-ban-to-end-die-off-1.1354729

    Food for thought

    Important quote

    "Last year, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory...
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    Re: Bending aluminum for telescoping covers?

    If you know any HVAC contractors that make their own duct-work you might be able to borrow their bending brake
  11. Thread: deeps vs mediums

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    Re: deeps vs mediums

    That makes a lot of sense.

    Thanks to everyone, that helped a ton. I will be setting up with all mediums starting this spring, assuming this pile of snow finally melts! ;)
  12. Thread: deeps vs mediums

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    Re: deeps vs mediums

    Excellent points
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    Re: deeps vs mediums

    good to hear from someone almost as far north as I am, there seems to be some debate about mediums in northern climates and the bee cluster not being able to bridge the gap from one super to the next.
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    Re: deeps vs mediums

    Beegeorge: We used shallow supers for honey last year, due to unforeseen circumstances I had to pull the honey super off solo and cant even imagine pulling a full deep super.

    Laketrout: ...
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    deeps vs mediums

    Hi all,

    While I am sure this has been covered, I cannot currently find the thread.

    I have seen that some people use 3 medium brood supers and some 2 deep supers. I was hoping to hear some pros...
  16. Thread: Hello

    by muusu
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    Hello

    Hey all,

    Looks like a great site here, already read lots of useful stuff. This will be the second year for my sister and I as beekeepers and I am very much looking forward to it and making plans...
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