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    Re: Comb drawing question for the pros

    That's what I thought. BP had me confused
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    Re: Comb drawing question for the pros

    If that is for real, I'm going to try that.
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    Re: Comb drawing question for the pros

    What I was unclear on is which side of the ratio was referring to sugar and which was water.

    I'm fully aware that thinner syrup is for stimulation and wax, similar to a nectar flow. Whereas think...
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    Re: Comb drawing question for the pros

    1 part sugar, 2 parts water?
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    Re: Youngster trying to make a go

    Every bit of advice is conflicting. In the spring we always put the queens in immediately. Ie: 2 seconds after they're split. Works well. I see no advantage to waiting to introduce. The new queen...
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    Re: Why do people always claim there is no $ in bees

    This thread is ridiculous.
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    Re: Crystallized Corn Syrup - need help

    I had this happen once. I had a circulating pump on a hot water tank. I laid about 20ft of 5/8 hose inside the tank and back out again. The pump circulated hot water and liquefied the HFCS in...
  8. Thread: Chilean Queens

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    Re: Chilean Queens

    Yup. I have had mean ones. I mean really mean. My employees no longer want them. Sorry. You asked.
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    Re: Feeding Indoor Bees

    I always enjoy showing other beekeepers around here. Plenty to see and do. We always seem to find a bottle of wine or 2 and a porch to sit on with it.

    I had one of partners here today from...
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    Re: Feeding Indoor Bees

    The feeders and bottles arrived. We start tomorrow. Although not the weather is looking like we might be out by next weekend. Which will give us a few options, since thy won't be stacked up.
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    Re: Feeding Indoor Bees

    Amen!

    22,000 cfm.
    4x6 opening
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    Re: Feeding Indoor Bees

    Ian, bring the kiddies to Niagara to see the falls before the bees are out. :)
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    Re: Feeding Indoor Bees

    But you can hear the fan 1km away. I have a few neighbors who don't like it when we get a warm day. :)
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    Re: Feeding Indoor Bees

    I have one fan and 3800 singles in my larger building. The system can keep it 0.5c above outside temp.
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    Re: Feeding Indoor Bees

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Feeding Indoor Bees

    Before I spent the dough on retro fitting these 2 buildings I did a little math. If I winter 5% better indoors, it's a two year payback.
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    Re: Feeding Indoor Bees

    CO2 there is one. It's right where the air returns to the intake fan. It's a little hard to explain, but basically fresh air and return air are blended to deliver a constant temp. 4.5c. So the...
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    Re: Feeding Indoor Bees

    I'm very aware that you don't need anything like this to successfully winter bees indoors, and many people have pointed that out to me. :) The difference with this system is hives per CU ft. You...
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    Re: Feeding Indoor Bees

    Ya. We built everything to their specs based on hives numbers and estimated watts. They then speced CFM needed and such. We had an electrician do the hook ups to the panel though. There were many...
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    Re: Feeding Indoor Bees

    There is also an Alert App, that gives you notice should something be out of whack.
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    Re: Feeding Indoor Bees

    Internet.
    The unit is a touch screen itself (the computer runs windows) and the monitoring program is actually just Internet Explorer. Kudos to Gorman Controls. There are none of my smarts...
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    Re: Feeding Indoor Bees

    Here it is. It's in a narrow "control room" so I could get the phone back far enough for a straight shot. Potato storage unit. This thing is slick. You can control everything. Humidity, CO2, fan...
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    Re: Feeding Indoor Bees

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    Is this works, it's the first time I've been successful on this site. This is just a screen shot for the monitoring page on my phone.
  25. Thread: Type of Sugar

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    Re: Type of Sugar

    Currently nothing starving. Just looking at my options. See my other post re: indoor bees. Thanks for all the help.
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