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    Re: A down side to beekeeping.

    I thought the article had the correct spelling but was discussing beekeepers that also kept birds in an aviary.

    Wayne
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    Re: Overwintewring in Lake Placid, NY

    I believe in adequate ventilation to let moisture out and protecting the hives from the prevailing winds. Never been much of a fan of insulating hives. I've loosely wrapped in tar paper for wind...
  3. Re: Consolidated hives to 3 mediums today...

    I've had a 2 medium hive of Carniolans come through the winter strong, though most of the hives that I've overwintered in Maine were in 3 mediums with lots of stores. Get them fed with 2:1 syrup now...
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    Re: when honey is not honey

    I call it bee food that should not have been extracted.

    It is not honey.

    Wayne
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    Re: Found Queen Cells

    This far north, the odds of a virgin queen having a successful mating flight are not great. Last of the drones are being given a warm send-off by their sisters. DCAs are closing down fast.

    Wayne
  6. Re: how much honey can be produced from goldenrod?

    I'm leaving supers on as long as possible. There still seems to be goldenrod coming in and the asters have only been out for about a week. I'll be doing OA treatments later so there is no rush to get...
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    Re: Hive Lift?

    It looks like a good lifting tool but the wheels might be problematic if moving over anything but concrete floors or pavement. (Looks too small & narrow.)

    Wayne
  8. Re: Periscope entrance w/ screened removable feeder on Super

    You're feeding syrup with a honey super on and the flow about to start?

    Wayne
  9. Re: Newbees, Mediums and AFB -- a cautionary tale

    First they would have to sell us non-reproducible, genetically-modified bees that could survive their drench. I doubt that PR is high on any of their lists of importance. I'm sure that creating a...
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    Re: Reliquifying buckets

    Beefarmer, I didn't realize these were still being made in the US either. We must suffer from the same type of brain damage Vance mentioned.

    Wayne
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    Re: Buckwheat or goldenrod?

    Can't remember. It's been about 35 years since I had bees in a buckwheat field. But I am noticing a new smell which might be asters as they are in strong bloom this week.

    Wayne
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    Re: Steps to Legalize Oxalic Acid in US

    Do you have any information regarding cumulative buildup of toxins due to OA? What exactly are the toxins that accumulate? And how are the toxic levels that you mention measured.?

    Wayne
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    Re: Steps to Legalize Oxalic Acid in US

    I would imagine that the problem would be in creating packaging for this low-cost, effective material such that the pricing can measured in dollars rather than pennies per treatment.

    Wayne
  14. Re: New solution for AFB and verroa mites?????

    Oh, yes. Mites are a thing of the past.We discussed this breakthrough miracle cure for mites before. Oh, joy. I still can hardly contain my excitement.

    But still, wouldn't all that iron make bees...
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    Re: Urgent...advice required ASAP

    Tarp over the roof? Isn't it going to get dark there soon? That's all the "tarp" you should need. Put a light outside the door and see if the bees do go for the light.

    Wayne
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    Re: Goldenrod Flow

    Laketrout: Can't PM you. your inbox is full.

    Wayne
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    Re: Goldenrod Flow

    We are probably at the peak right now. The earlier, shorter goldenrod is ignored by the bees but they are all over the later variety. They started hitting it hard about a week or so after the first...
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    Re: splitting two deeps

    Is it common to raise queens this late in the year in your area?

    Around here, it would be wishful thinking that there would be drones flying in October for a queen to mate with.

    Wayne
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    Re: European Hornet problem

    I made some yellow jacket traps from plastic bottles with the top cut off and inverted inside. Baited it with red wine and a little sugar water. Was surprised to catch hornets as I never saw them...
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    Re: Asking questions, dead out

    I see you're new here.

    Wayne
  21. Thread: Mites?

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    Re: Mites?

    It could be specks of pollen. I can't really tell from your photo. While I suppose a mite could hang out at the bottom of a cell, they much prefer to be sucking the life out of living bees or inside...
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    Re: Bulk Sugar Storage

    Where are you planning to store this? You are going to want to keep moisture out. Sounds like you are talking about using a trash can? Moisture could be a problem as they don't really seal all that...
  23. Thread: RAIN

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    Re: RAIN

    Andrew, have you checked the accuracy of the scale? I can't imagine the wood in the hive absorbing so much water in such a short time, even if it were completely submerged.

    Wayne
  24. Re: Newbees, Mediums and AFB -- a cautionary tale

    In the absence of any factual data, I believe that, rather than scrap all my mediums, I will simply accept the supposed "risks" of your so-called "epidemiologically risky " practices.



    The...
  25. Re: Newbees, Mediums and AFB -- a cautionary tale

    I think your discussion was very limited, Andrew. What gramps may have been doing out in the garden was cross-breeding various tomatoes to get a flavorful, long-keeping slicing tomato with low acid...
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