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    Re: Spray Sugar Water instead of Smoke

    It might cause robbing to get started if there is a dearth at the moment. I've tried it. I've tried just a tad of vinegar in the water, no sugar also. I still prefer smoke, it seems to work better...
  2. Re: Questions about this picture of Broodboxz and supers in FL

    When I run excluders for honey production, I run the excluder over the bottom deep box. A standard 10 frame deep box gives enough frames for the average queen to lay through the brood cycle, and...
  3. Re: shook swarming as described in A YEARS WORK IN AN OUT APIARY by GM DOOLITTLE

    Yes Harley Craig there are variations. You are understanding Doolittle's way pretty good. I've done it with minor changes, such as... I put the comb with the queen on it in the center of bottom box,...
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    Re: Sugar Syrup - Jar Feeder

    I've used 1/32 and it worked, but I like 1/16 better. I only drill three holes though.
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    Re: Comb Containers

    Very nice post/presentation Michael Palmer, the pictures paint a thousand words!
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    Re: Weak colony in fall... posible causes

    "So for me it's pretty clear that varroa and lack of food kills the bees rather then cold."

    That is my opinion also from what I've experienced here.
    Once treated and well fed, they pull through....
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    Re: Comb Containers

    I've seen it wholesale for $5 but much more common price I've seen is $10, per container. With the price increases of everything, I would ask $10 each from now on, but I've sold it for $5 in the...
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    Re: Comb Containers

    I've used the clamshells and they make a lousy looking product. I prefer the hard plastic cut comb boxes available through Dadant.com. They give a very good looking product and won't crush like a...
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    Re: Youtube Videos

    Yea, could be Colino, The version I'm using is quite old.
    Also, some downloading and pirating software does give false positives on anti-virus/trojan software. Are you able to check deeper to see...
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    Re: Youtube Videos

    This one works for me...

    http://liversely.com/falashi/?q=flashvideodownloader
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    Re: Rearing queens for a small operation

    Grafting is the easy part, learn how to make up a good cell builder and good mating nucs. Here is a very good system by Joseph Clemens for raising queens, but it does use grafting, but can be...
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    Re: Bees Changing Homes

    I've had hives with weak or failing queens, the workers beg their way into neighbouring hives that have a stonger queen in them. I've noticed over winter that some hives will dwindle as a different...
  13. Re: Doolittle's paddle for that "scolding" bee

    I also dispatch the "scolding bee". I clap them between my hands or snap them with a small towel or large rag.
  14. Re: Anyone have pics of a covered apiary built on stilts?

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?248434-beekeeper-beginner-from-Slovenia

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?255405-Slovenian-AZ-Beehive

    Those two links have pictures...
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    Re: drawing out comb?

    Well, just don't be surprised if she lays in it as they draw it. I had to use them as extracted honey after the brood was emerged. Then I pulled them and put in more foundationless frames in their...
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    Re: drawing out comb?

    Sure, I've done that. I checkerboarded them in from the two outside edges a position or two. They drew them out, and also drew off the frame's bottom bars a section to the bottom board. I cut off...
  17. Re: Sustained Increase in Activity of Sugar Syrup Fed Bees

    I have no answer. Perhaps it is from the syrup, but I've never witnessed that myself, not from stored into winter syrup. Putting on syrup at first yes, I've seen it cause a little increase in...
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    Re: Winter feeding question

    If they have stores, then don't feed.
    If they are out of stores, dry sugar can be used as an emergency feed when it's too cold for syrup.
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    Re: Second deep backfilling

    I would run single deeps. It might also work to rotate the deeps of honey down to the bottom deep, they will move it up and draw as they need stores above brood. I think running a single deep works...
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    Re: Treatment free strategy

    Thank you very much for the link Adrian, is very interesting and informative reading.
  21. Re: Sustained Increase in Activity of Sugar Syrup Fed Bees

    So the three fed are more active, they also were the three youngest queens. Being younger queens may be part of the answer.
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    Re: Lost Hive, Reusing Frames and Reserves

    Bees like to move to the top, and having empty space on top in the late fall can be a bad thing. They like it all full up over the cluster so they can move up into it as they need to eat. The small...
  23. Re: Sustained Increase in Activity of Sugar Syrup Fed Bees

    In your comparisons of the hives, were they all nucs? Were the ones not flying full hives or were they nucs as well? Are all the bees the same genetics? Different genetic strains of bees behave...
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    Re: Painting hives with Tite bond III

    If you have a cheaper or lower grade paint, why not mix some TiteBond into the paint, then paint. Paint, in my mind, is more like coloured glue anyway, so add some better glue to it and paint away.
  25. Re: A dearth of knowledge on the knowledge of dearth

    When checking a hive...
    Moist larva with open nectar in and around the open larva is signs of flow strong enough to raise and increase brood. Nectar being moved to the top over and above the brood...
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