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    Re: Feeding shim thickness

    I think mine are between 1.5" -2".
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    Re: Euthanizing Hives with Mites

    I would practice this cull only if I had the entire population of bees to work with worldwide. Otherwise, you are taking the hit for something you cannot change on your own. It will take the entire...
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    Re: Queen less maybe?

    I saw the same thing today when I popped the cover. They had their abdomen high in the air. This occurred with 10 or so bees that were between the inner cover and the top. I blew on them to get them...
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    Re: Saw pollen today!

    Its hard to believe anything is blooming. It was 31 here last night. That is a daytime high for you guys up North, but it is still below freezing.
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    Re: Saw pollen today!

    What color is it? Grey/white pollen has been coming in for about two weeks here. No idea what it is.
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    Re: My OAV Project

    Nice! Very clean looking and I like the large cables.
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    Re: diy oxalic acid vaporizer

    I built mine and paid around $25 for the aluminum. That bought enough to make about 5-6 units. Then with glow plug, scrap handles, wire, and clamps each will come out to be around $20-25 bucks. Order...
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    Re: Winter feeding question

    I have a light hive. I put syrup and dry sugar on them last week. It hit 63 here today and the syrup level dropped a lot.
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    Re: Farm Field and Round Up

    We have two hives within 200yds of cotton fields and saw no noticible effects from spraying. The two hives actually did as good or better than the ones we had in river bottom and behind the house. In...
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    Re: 1st hive - frame by frame - 40 pics

    I will thank you for your pics. Keeps me from wanting to open up mine to take a look. :thumbsup:

    Anytime you want to post pics for me to look at in the winter would be fine with me.
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    Re: Help me find the queen

    I chased a queen for three months until I finally got her on a frame. Every time I opened the top she went to the bottom of the hive mixed in with the workers. Saw her one time on the inside wall,...
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    Re: Who makes the best vented bee jacket

    +1. I have used this brand for 7 months now and been happy with it. Mine is a full suit.
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    Re: Don't see this everyday....

    That is exactly what got my cousins and I into beekeeping this past year. Last year in November we found an open comb hive in a pecan tree facing south west on a limb about 6 feet off the ground. It...
  14. Re: What flowers are supplying the polen in NC now? (northwest Piedmont)

    I do have a sasanqua (sp?) or camelia blooming right now. Not sure which. Noticed it the other day. I know it is early, but it had some blooms around the bottom. Same at the farm 1.5 hrs away. Bush...
  15. Re: What flowers are supplying the polen in NC now? (northwest Piedmont)

    Today it was bright orange and gobs of it. Last week it was orange and light tan.
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    Re: Some incoming fresh pollen

    Mine were flying today and bringing in gobs of orange pollen. Looked like it was more pollen than a month ago. I have no idea where they are getting it from since we had a freeze last week....
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    Re: No Stores Going into Winter

    1/2 lb?
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    Re: How many of you started with just one hive?

    Bought two this year and then 6 weeks later bought two more. Meant to say nucs. Now I have 4 full hives in the first year and want about 6 more this coming year.
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    Re: Late season Queen Marking attempt

    Probably safer not to do it. With that being said, I opened my only unmarked queen hive Saturday and low and behold - there she was. She is a shy thing and this was the first time I had found her on...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizer

    I used the autolite 1104 I think.
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizer

    Search and you will find the correct glow plug to use. Can't remember the number right now but it was around $10.00. Get your aluminum off of ebay and thread your own rod. Total cost of mine after...
  22. Thread: What is this?

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    Re: What is this?

    Ok. Makes sense. It is really cool here for this time of year. Only the two bigger hives of the four are doing this so far.
  23. Thread: What is this?

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    What is this?

    It has been there for quite a few weeks and seems to be getting some new streaks every so often. 13896. It seems to be coming out of a vent hole that I covered up with a strip of wood back in July.
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    Re: Puzzled Here: Input/Info Needed

    Not an expert, but You can start feeding. Mine two weaker hives started building more comb the minute I poured the feed to them. They were early July starts.
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    Re: All the talk about goldenrod....

    Same thing here. I have been inside with a back injury and driving down the road yesterday I got excited at the new blooming goldenrod. My wife looked at me like I was still on pain meds. Then the...
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