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    Re: No honey from Buckwheat

    In Europe, not long ago, beekeepers used to make a living from buckwheat crops.
    As of late, Buckwheat honey is hard to get in Europe.
    For good number of years now, I constantly read reports,...
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    Re: -15 tonight---Might test my girls!

    Look on the bright side gents, you could of had our weather?
    Minus 47 C, yesterday!
    About the same for a while now, won't end until the end of the week - if they are right?
    They had predicted...
  3. Re: Not candy boards, or candy frames, but candy patties?

    Make sugar-candy, pour it into aluminum pie plates and when cold, take candy out and place it on the inner board or directly on frames. You should put on a shim (3/4" high) to clear the candy and...
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    Re: Checking hives in Winter

    Now, dry sugar is certainly better than nothing when bees are at the upper- most part of the hive, at the start or in the midle of winter.
    I noticed, as of late, that bees for some reason ignore...
  5. Re: Bellevue man sentenced to a year in prison for fraudulent honey imports

    This is a good one...

    The guy makes 200 grand profit on the honey which he imported from China. He dodged almost 3 milion bucks in taxes?
    Now, if he would have paid those 3 milion in taxes - he...
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    Re: Plastic sheet/foil as an inner cover

    Above are already posted some answers in regards to this question about plastic in the hives.
    I will only add, that the way those German styrofoam hives are made, plastic is the only way to save...
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    Re: BeeWeigh-A Device for Weighing Hives

    Jet another aproach to age old way of weighing hives. Nice...

    But weighing hives with spring-loaded-scale has been around for at least 56 years that I remember. My version has tvo pieces of...
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    Re: Maxant Extractor

    Hi,
    I had in mind the 10/20 radial Maxant that I had back in eighties and sold it to Rial and I saw it last in Raimund's shop, when I visited there, two or three years ago. That one was and still...
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    Re: Maxant Extractor

    dtompsett,

    I suspect that you got it from Raymond?
    If so, that is a 10/20 Maxant that I had when I ran my profi autfit? It amazes me how far it has come?
    By the way, the best machine money can...
  10. Re: German wasp entering the hive. Any suggestions?

    I use butterfly net and catch a few of those hornets, tie a short string to their leg, with a white feather (chicken or duck dawn) on the end.
    I than let them go, one at a time and follow them to...
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    Re: Mountain camp feeding dilemma!

    DS,

    I will gladly sign my name under this post anytime... Well done! :thumbsup:


    Regards,
    France
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    Re: Normal Winterkill

    As already mentioned, shuck those plastic wraps, they keep in humidity and they sweat on the inside.
    Do you have the top entrance?

    Bees in that kind of cold (a bit nicer than ours) they need...
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    Re: Mountain camp feeding dilemma!

    I would not do that!
    Some time ago I tried this MC thing, when it first appeared on scene, but instead of putting sugar on the frames I tried it on the inner cover with an 1inch shim on top for...
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    Re: How to restart ? I found 6 hives dead.

    Kentucky bee,

    I am sorry about your bees...
    By ordering Russians, they will fare no diferent than the Italians did. Changing race is not the answer for your problem - humidity is!
    I have to...
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    Re: Master Beek says Don't Use SBB

    I find this very interesting indeed.
    As I said this, many a year ago: "A piece of paper, hanging on a wall, behind the glass, does not make a pearson a master or anything at all."
    It only shows...
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    Re: Black pollen source

    Many a tulip varieties have black polen.
    Tulip flowers are also the ones that bloom in early spring, often in sheltered south facing locations. If growing against the south facing wall of a house...
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    Re: Complete Winter Die Out

    Bothering bees in the winter is not a good idea.
    Cause beekeeping is intensely localized I have no clue how cold it gets at your place? Because I feel for all this beautiful winged God's...
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    Re: Hive found in abandoned house

    Thank you Alex.

    It is nice to see that there are others about, to whom matters around us take precedence to personal gain and self importance.
    To tell you the truth Alex, I most of the time...
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    Re: Hive found in abandoned house

    This is an amazing read for me and shows both caring, compassion, indifference and greed?
    I have been to the corner and back, many a time. Have spent most of my life, digging wealth for others,...
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    Re: How long before Down Under has Varroa

    I thought that varroa is already in Australia?

    I distinctly remember reading about it last year. They apparently found somewhere numerous colonies of Asian bee, cerana, I believe?
    Cerana most...
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    Re: bees propolizing entrance

    All inner covers should have the center hole, as this is meant for feeding - inverting the bucket, or a jar, over this hole. So keep the inner cover with centre hole.
    Over this inner cover, lay a...
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    Re: bees propolizing entrance

    Thanks raosmun.

    It is hard on bees in our parts and for the longest time beeks were simply killing off the bees, after the honey harvest and started anew in the spring.
    I was perhaps the first...
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    Re: bees propolizing entrance

    Not at all, heaflaw. I aim to help if I can.

    I had a feeling that for the bees to do that, had to be a reason. I also felt that perhaps in your part of the woods, the weather had turned ugly and...
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    Re: bees propolizing entrance

    I have bees for 55 years now and most of those years with hives that have top entrances! In my parts of the woods the top entrance is a must.
    Only twice had I noticed that bees were propolizing the...
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    Re: Lets talk bears again

    In 54 years I have been hit by bear only once and that yard was in town and not protected at all.

    Now, I keep my few hives in total wilderness, (nobody around for miles) I do have a good bear...
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