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  1. Re: FREE: Two Midwest/Colorado Beekeeping Books

    Curses. Didn't actually send a PM or post the winner, but congrats to Agis Apiaries.

    Cheers,
    Tony P.
  2. FREE: Two Midwest/Colorado Beekeeping Books

    Karma: 2 Beekeeping books:

    Beekeeping in the Midwest by Elbert R. Jaycox, Professor of Apiculture. 1976

    Nectar and Pollen Plants of Colorado Bulletin 503-S Colorado State University Experiment...
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    Re: inner covers

    A helpful way to remember the proper orientation: Swimming Pool in the summer, Igloo in the winter.

    Cheers,
    Tony P.
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    Re: Alternative to beekeeper gloves

    I developed an allergic reaction to stings, so I double glove. A pair of regular dishwashing gloves under a pair of heavy-duty chemical/cleaning gloves from a big box home improvement store.

    I've...
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    Re: bee equipment for kids

    I have a hive tool that's smaller than the standard length - inherited it, but I'm pretty sure I've seen them listed...
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    M00761 7.5" SMALL YELLOW HIVE TOOL EACH
    [M00761] at Dadant - but The...
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    I didn't have luck with LGO in 2-bait hives I had put out last year... I'm going to put out a few more traps this year and may try this stuff.

    Synthetic Nasanov? Very interesting.

    Scott, Is...
  7. Re: Is Pollen from last Fall still nutritious?

    Keep it cold - either put it in your freezer or keep it outside in the hive for now while it's cold out. Pollen is protein, and it does degrade/denature and lose its nutrition.

    Tony
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    Re: Hi from Massachusetts

    4 8-frame mediums is roughly equal to 2-deeps - which Middlesex County (to the North of you) recommends as the minimum to leave for the bees.

    I'm getting some 8-frame boxes for new hives, and I'm...
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    Re: Mann Lake 5-frame nucs

    1 cm smaller.
  10. Massachusetts Beekeepers! House Bill, HD 2007

    The deadline for co-sponsors of HD 2007 has been extended to Monday, 2/2 because of last Tuesday's storm (Juno). There are about 6-cosponsors thus far... Please ask your legislator to co-sponsor the...
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    Re: eco wood treatment

    Lots of posts recently about this. Do a search.

    Stuff is crap.
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    Re: Eco Wood Treatment: Who Has Experience?

    Eco Wood Treatment is utter crap. Lost 8-10 boxes which warped, cracked, and/or pulled apart ant the finger joints.

    Caveat Emptor.

    An expensive lesson, but I'm going to stick with the tried and...
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    Re: How young did you get your kids involved?

    My daughters are 9, 7, 4 and 1.5.

    The oldest three will suit up once in a while, or watch through the back window (the hives are only a few feet from the house). I have some fresnell lenses from...
  14. Re: Oxalic Acid ... soon approved for use in beehives

    What's the OW survival rate with OA use in different countries? How effective is it? Do you have any hard data to look at?

    Thanks,
    Tony P.
  15. Beekeeping Classes in Metrowest Boston starting in January/February

    The Middlesex County Beekeepers Association is sponsoring 3 Bee Schools:

    Tyngsborough Recreation Center
    Sundays, 5 - 7pm
    Starting February 8th
    http://tyngsboroughrec.homestead.com/events.html
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    Re: Hi from Bedford Massachusetts :)

    Welcome!

    I'm in the Middlesex County club, and hope to see you at the January 25th meeting: the First Religious Society on 27 School Street Carlisle, MA.

    Cheers,
    Tony P.
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    I saw a presentation by Noah Wilson-Rich, a researcher interested in honeybee nutrition and immune response (his Ted Talk can be found here). He spoke about the similarity in the biomes of Honeybees...
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    And Lauri's greenhouse, as published back at the beginning. People use dehydrators, ovens, etc. to speed up the process.

    Tony
  19. Thread: Swarm traps

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    Re: Swarm traps

    Thanks!

    Tony P.
  20. Thread: Swarm traps

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    Re: Swarm traps

    How many frames of old comb do you usually use (do you fill the trap entirely with old comb?), and how many frames do your traps hold?

    Do you use a lure of some kind?

    Thanks,
    Tony
  21. Re: Beekeeping Club website - software question

    Thank you everyone for your suggestions! Mike, I've contacted your webmaster; I'll forward the other suggestions to our 'web committee members.'

    Cheers,
    Tony P.
  22. Beekeeping Club website - software question

    My club's members-only website (traditional place for q&a, announcements, etc.) is severely dated and barely functional. We're looking for an update, and was wondering what your clubs use? A...
  23. Re: How many of you started with just one hive?

    Split the difference. 1 hive and a Nuc. Get an extra nuc box or two so you can build it up a story or two.

    Tony P.
  24. Re: Idea for Winterizing Hives - Feedback Appreciated

    No, it's me! Too funny. I'm planning on insulating this year along the lines of Lauri, but with shank nails...
  25. Re: Fall Dry Sugar via Mountain Camp Method or 2:1?

    Northeast, 10 miles outside of Boston. I'm taking syrup off on Monday (Columbus Day). Conventional wisdom is that it gets too cool around here for syrup mid-October (don't forget you want the bees...
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