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    Re: 2-1 Sugar Syrup

    Basic math, volumes and weights taught in junior high!

    8 fluid ounces weighs 7.055 oz weight.
  2. Re: Prairie Beekeepers Skip Fall And Dive Right Into Winter

    Was talking to the fellow that rents part of my land and wheat is dry but grain temp is 34C. Going to put it in an aeration bin to cool it off. Go figure.
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    Re: 2-1 Sugar Syrup

    8 ounces of water weighs 8 ounces, and 8 ounces of sugar weighs 7.055 ounces

    So if you mix two sugar volumes to one water volume, ie 16oz sugar to 8oz water then get

    14.11oz/8oz which is 5.29:3...
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    Re: Why North and South Dakota?

    From a bit of searching on the internet. Acres of canola

    N Dakota = 1.3 million

    Alberta = 6.0 million

    Saskatchewan = 10.5 million

    Manitoba = 3.1 million
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    Re: Share your Beekeeping Inventions!

    Angel, mostly got it covered. Build one and move it from super to super.

    Didn't cost me $10. I use it to move hives.

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    Re: Consolidated hives to 3 mediums today...

    So you acknowledge that the interior is warmer with a well insulated hive with choked down ventilation. As long as moisture is being exhausted and hive interior is dry, ventilation is adequate. You...
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    Re: Consolidated hives to 3 mediums today...

    And let's put the myth to bed that the hive interior temp is near the same as ambient.

    This is true, if there is lot's of ventilation and minimal insulation and minimal thermal gain.
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    Re: Bottom Board Position

    It is supposed to be notch up. Bees will have no problem moving the dead overf the notch when it is warm enough. With notch up, there can be a layer or two of dead bees and still not block the...
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    Re: Consolidated hives to 3 mediums today...

    Move solid honey frames to top medium so honey is overhead. Cluster will move up as winter progresses. Honey in outside frame positions in bottom medium will not be utilized by bees.

    Sugar,...
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    Re: HELP! How to get hive ready for winter

    I suggest putting full frames in your fourth brood super. Bee cluster mostly works it way upwards over winter. Honey frames on the sides of the bottom brood super will not be used. Can imagine a...
  11. Thread: UNCAPPED HONEY

    by mgolden
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    Re: UNCAPPED HONEY

    I'd suggest you try to get it extracted once you confirm moisture content. From my experience, the honey tends to crystalize in the comb over winter. So unless you have a need for crystalized...
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    Re: Wintering Inner Cover or Shims

    I make a 2 1/2 shim that I use as a vent box in the summer and quilt box in the winter.

    Have eight 1 inch screened holes that slope slightly downward to let rain water out.

    Also have a 1/2 inch...
  13. Thread: Fall feeders

    by mgolden
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    Re: Fall feeders

    Have you looked at the MIller feeder plans in Build It Yourself Section. Hold a couple of gallons. It is good to wax all the walls of the tanks to prevent mildew. Also siliconed all joints before...
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    Re: Starter vs Finisher differences questions

    Here's link to a very interesting presentation by Michael Palmer and all the credit goes to him. Lot's of information on Starters and Finishers.
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    Re: A plan to increase honey production

    ???Jury is out for me on pulling queens.

    I pulled queens from two very strong hives, during the flow, that were close to swarming and honey storage thereafter was very limited. Granted, we went...
  16. Re: Prairie Beekeepers Skip Fall And Dive Right Into Winter

    Not a good picture. Getting rain with mixed snow this AM. Temp is 1C, and snow is melting.

    I have never seen snow stay when it comes this early and I am pretty long in the tooth. A heavy snow...
  17. Re: hive vent/entrance reducer/top feeding/mite check

    This is my fourth winter and find bottom entrance of total 1 inch by 3/8 is more than enough. I split it to two 1/2 by 3/8 at sides by using a two plys of 3/8 plywood. Have had no problems with...
  18. Re: What Equipment/ wooden ware is needed for the winter season

    Agree with all
    1. need a strong hive so there is a large cluster
    2. mites under control
    3. adequate winter stores
    4. adequate ventilation to vent moisture

    However, my experience is with...
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    Re: Shelter & insulation

    Being a hobbyhist, I have one hive in a shed. It is built on a pallet, screwed on fence boards for sides and added a metal roof. Where I have skunks I added a 2 ft stucco wire hinged gate.
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporising Bulk Hives

    How about Oxalic Acid and brass?

    Am in the process of building a small reservoir with brass fittings and a short piece of copper tubing to inject vapro into the hive. Plan to heat with a small...
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    Re: My Maxant extractor

    If it's a 3100, need to unfasten the two bolts (one on each side) that holds the top cross bar to the tank. Motor is mounted on top of this bar.

    Lift the motor and basket out of the tank. Need...
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    Re: Wintering question for northern beekeepers

    I agree that insulating helps moderate the rate of temp change inside the hive when ambient air temp drops and rises.

    Find the interior temp of the hive just above the inner cover is 20 - 30F...
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    Re: Putting Wax on Frames

    If the disease is propagated by spores, one needs to radiate the wooden ware or burn. American Foul Brood is one of these. If it is viruses, it is okay to clean and dinfect with a bleach solution....
  24. Thread: 4 frame nucs

    by mgolden
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    Re: 4 frame nucs

    Do you have specific reasons for a 4 frame? If you are using drawn comb, they fill 5 frames up fast!

    I wouldn't suspect you want to put two side by side, on top of a super of bees below in your...
  25. Re: This year too successful...didn't expect that one!

    You are also going to need to reduce to reduce moisture build up. Put a 3/4 hole in the feed rim and keep it open.

    Suggest also should add inner covers. I suggest notch up - this vents space...
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