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    Re: Salt water swimming pools

    Give the bees another source of water and bait it with scent, lemongrass oil works wonders, HBH contains it. Keep you neighbours happy even if it is not your bees.
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    Re: Package bee production

    No one really does packages. The market is for nucs and queens. Sweden has a short season, the commercial beekeeping region (southern third) is like Vermont to New Jersey in climate and size. This...
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    Re: Package bee production

    David, yes you are far of topic. I like to learn more on the topic of commercial BULK bee production, can we proceed?

    To answer your question, I find specialization in colonies to work out very...
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    Re: Package bee production

    Can't take credit for it, it's words of Dick Allen, a quote from the link.
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    Re: Package bee production

    "Bulk bees can be produced from the same hives that later produce a large honey crop - maybe even used for pollination."

    No, it is a specialized business. I have stopped giving advice and tips to...
  6. Re: Large scale nuc production in northern loccation

    Adrian,
    Nope, I like to focus on the large scale effects and the business side of nuc production.

    LS,
    So important, I almost forgot. In the fall I'll start marketing and hopefully building a...
  7. Large scale nuc production in northern loccation

    We are three commercial/sideliners that are thinking of moving into nuc production 2012. When scaling up things we see some issues we think you can help us with.

    Being in a northern location and...
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    Re: Brother Adams and Fall Feeding

    According to several sources, Randy Oliver included, age of a bee is mostly a factor of rearing brood. Bees are insects, they do not have the capability of "repairing" themselves, the can not get...
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    Re: WRSOURCE (white river source) gone bad

    Happy ending, and fast as well.

    Still beware, they have not closed their webshop and accept orders.

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    Hello Jens Larsen,

    We have concluded our...
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    WRSOURCE (white river source)

    I ordered Euodia seeds from WRSOURCE, http://www.whiteriversource.com/ a month ago and paid with Paypal.

    They have not delivered and do not respond to any of the following email-adresses:
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  11. Re: Mite Away Quick Strips recieve Federal Approval

    Formic acid is corrosive, I guess the excluder will take damage. I read Randy's piece in ABJ, can't wait to try em out.
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    Re: My Cell Building Methods

    I spent some time in the hammock re-reading the classics, that includes Br Adams work (1). Yes, he is short in detail but he is summing up a lifetime and I think he always ran experiment in parallel...
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    Re: My Cell Building Methods

    Thx for sharing, good write-up.

    Why do you leave the CB for five days before re-uniting?
    Did br Adam really do that? I gotta re-read his book on this. (Edit: yes he did, he did not separate...
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    Re: Returning a Queen to the Parent Hive

    Excluders are useful for requeening mean colonies as well. Granted you run several brood boxes: insert excluder between all brood boxes, wait a week, set the box with eggs/young larvae to the side...
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    Re: Alternatives to chemicals for wax moth?

    Keep honey combs free of pollen, store seperate as cold as possible. Acetic acid on stored brood combs and honey combs with pollen. Cycle all combs through your operation yearly.
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    Re: High-fructose corn syrup vs. Sugar syrup

    Add a dash of acetic acid, it will keep mold away and lower the pH to match honey's. Randy Oliver has written about this in ABJ. Smells like pickled herring though...
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    Re: Transporting eggs & fresh larvae?

    Eggs and young larve stop ("pause") developing when the temperature drop. You can safely transport a frame of eggs and day old larvae for 12 hours in 18 degree celsius if they are kept moist with a...
  18. Re: Understanding the Cloak Board & cell starter hive

    The point of the cloake board is to have high acceptance in queen less condition and then without interference go to a queen right condition where the cells are well fed. After moving the cells to...
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    Re: question on splitting

    http://www.honeybeeworld.com/diary/default.htm
    (May 2010 - splitting)
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    Re: Honey BeeHealthy

    Sucrose is odorless, anything that scents the feed will obviously attract more bees. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sucrose
  21. Re: masonite feeder, smooth side in or out?

    I can confirm that the rough side in is better having tried both ways. I baked the feeders in the kitchen oven (100'C) for a half an hour and then proofed with wax and a heat gun, inside only. I...
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    Re: Greetings from Aroostook County Maine

    I kind of prefer to do this when it is really cold, yesterday was -10 'C (14 F) but no wind as it usually is when cold. The hive is open about half a minute, if I open then I feed fondant. It is good...
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    Re: Snow bees and chicadees

    Mike, this is not the first time you have trouble with images. This might help. It is best to reduce the size before uploading, max 600 wide usually goes well. I use right-click "sent to mail..." and...
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    Re: Masonite Feeders and sealing....

    Alex,
    You got it all wrong, Masonite is pure steamed woodfibers, plywood is full of glue. The tempered stuff (hard board) is covered with linseed oil and baked....
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    Re: Variable Top Bar sizes - How do you begin?

    Hi,
    I use all 32 mm bars and have a bunch of 6 mm spacer strips, works great. Reducing space during winter or for small splits is imho needed, make some follower boards just in case.
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