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    Re: Finished my addition on my honey room

    johng

    Just wanted to mention that those (2) Maxant bottlers once filled with honey are going to weight 600-700 lbs. sitting on the counter top. You might want to consider putting a couple of...
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    Re: Synthetic Queen Lures - Thoughts?

    OMG..I think I used 5 drops of LGO in some of my swarm traps !.. I hope they'll be ok.
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    Re: Mann Lake budget hive bodies?

    Have used them for a number of years primarily for honey supers. Don't let them lay around and warp; assemble them right away. Glue the finger joints judiciously, (tite-bond III) then prime them...
  4. Re: Time to change the signature line in the interests of full disclosure

    Set out the swarm traps Salty you've got the comb. That's half the battle.
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    Re: Small Cell Claims Debunked

    There have been many fascinating comments thrown around regarding this thread. In January, 2014 on another thread, AR Beekeeper posted a comment that I find quite apropos : "Normal cell size for...
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    Re: anyone care to double check my work?

    Todd

    Not sure from your explanation of events as to what you were attempting to do? Were you trying to split and divide the colony?
  7. Re: Reuse of hive parts when exposed European foulbrood

    I would go so far as to say that its no big deal but it isn't the monster either.
  8. Re: Reuse of hive parts when exposed European foulbrood

    It sounds as if you might have a couple things going on queen wise. As I'm sure you know EFB is known to be a stress related disease. Most advocate re-queening the colony. Terramycin is quite...
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    Re: Small Cell Claims Debunked

    That's because everything works if you let it. ...
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    Re: Small Cell Claims Debunked

    MB > "I don't find it to be a problem if you expect it... "

    Having kept bees for almost 30 years I pretty much know how to pry boxes...and your right I do expect to see lots of comb built between...
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    Re: Small Cell Claims Debunked

    "There is increasing concern that most current published research findings are false"

    If we are to buy into this research finding, then it, by its own determination would then be false. Perhaps...
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    Small Cell Claims Debunked

    Interesting article by Keith DeLaplane in the April issue of ABJ regarding the use of small cell foundation and its effects on varroa mites. Here is a scientific study by an extremely knowledgeable...
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    Re: Feral colony question

    Leave them on.
  14. Re: Killing bees at George M. Steinbrenner Field

    Mica Bees

    Are you re-queening with Enrique's queens this year? I need to get back down there to visit him.
  15. Re: Killing bees at George M. Steinbrenner Field

    > "If you have facts out there about how horrible AMM is and compare them with AMS then post links to educational research sites".

    That's a little feisty there BMAC don't you think. There is...
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    Re: foulbrood in winter dead out

    > typically you will see AFB scale left behind, especially in a dead out.

    Ian do you see a lot of AFB in your area? Its not really "typical" here at all.
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    Re: Over Emphasis on Feeding

    > Would you call adding honey frames to the hive as supplemental feeding? I would,
    Its feeding bees honey and I do it all the time as I mentioned in my post.

    > Is your post against feeding, or...
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    Over Emphasis on Feeding

    I hate feeding my bees sugar. I have on occasion (quite a few years ago) had to feed my bees sugar syrup to add weight to them for winter survival. It appears to me that there is a real...
  19. Thread: Cedar Pollen

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    Re: Cedar Pollen

    I was actually just kidding Mike as I know him. He was a guest speaker at a local meeting here and I hosted him. If you do get a chance to hear him speak its well worth it. My observation was a...
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    Re: Cedar Pollen

    I could have sworn that the topic of this thread was "do bees eat cedar pollen"...try to stay focused here ok Mike..
  21. Thread: Cedar Pollen

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    Re: Cedar Pollen

    After consulting Bee Pollen Miracle Food / Murat I, refreshed my memory regarding some pollen..

    "There are two kinds of pollens, the Anemophile Pollens and the Entomophile Pollens...all the...
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    Re: Really raw honey aggravation

    I did a honey tasting at a local Co-op several weeks (they carry our honey on their shelf). As a means of clarification I typed up a fact sheet to hand out to people who might want to discuss the...
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    Re: Mystery of Nuc absconding

    Over the years I have seen changes to some of my colonies headed by BeeWeaver bred queens. In some cases this was not a direct result of hybrid vigor of new queens rearing its head because the...
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    Re: All is Lost..........

    Last spring I helped a young beekeeper install (3) packages of bees with carniolan queens that he had ordered from California. I mentored him about feeding the bees until they had drawn out the...
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    Separating Honey From Cut-out Comb

    A couple weeks ago I removed a large bee colony from a building along with about 200# of honey stores. I placed all the cutout comb, with honey and old brood combs in large plastic bins. My initial...
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