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    Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    I just want to say that I have appreciated Mr. Bushes website & his time he takes to tell how he raises bees, I have got several good ideas from him on raising my bees in my 4th year with no mentor. ...
  2. Thread: Solar Gain Tests

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    Re: Solar Gain Tests

    I would love to see this test with bees in the hives to account for the heat the bees generate.
    I have been wondering the same thing if you had the reflective insulation or 1" of foam board...
  3. Re: Creating a monitoring station from hivetool.org

    I am very interested in the same type of monitoring system, I was getting hung up on programming load cells. I like the scale you bought

    Hopefully more will chime in

    Sorry I'm not much help...
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    Feeding Treated Syrup To Early?

    I have Four hives overwintering just starting to come out for cleansing flights. One hive that doesn't get as much sun as the others I suspect nosema? The front of the hive has a lot more brown...
  5. Thread: Balloon hand

    by v45
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    Re: Balloon hand

    Unless I can't breathe. The only cure the emergency room will provide will be extracting all the green from my wallet
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    Re: Honey crystalizing before I can give it away

    Tgil
    We are in a similuar situation I left my first bucket of honey in a 5 gal bucket after extraction this fall in the garage and the honey has started to crystalize.

    I have put the bucket in a...
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    Time & Temperature to Melt Pail of Honey

    I have my first 5 gal. pail of honey I extracted this fall that has turned very thick. (a fork would almost stand upright in it) Thursday night I put the pail in a old upright freezer I converted to...
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    Re: Help! Door to honey house got left open!

    I am assuming you went in and brushed the bees off the frames of honey and put the frames in a covered box to save the honey?

    Can you remove anything else from the honey house that they want such...
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    Re: How to Clean Wax off Wife's Pot?

    Thanks for the tips

    The propane torch and paper towels seemed to work the best I may have to give it a second try latter but it is pretty good.

    I am just glad I didn't use MY stainless thermos...
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    Re: How to Clean Wax off Wife's Pot?

    Thanks for the reply. Thats what I was afraid of.

    vance I will try the propane torch and some clean rags. I have tried boiling water in the pot but I cant seem to get rid of the wax.

    She...
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    How to Clean Wax off Wife's Pot?

    What is the best way to clean up a wife's pan with wax residue. I used HER pot to to keep the uncapping knife hot while extracting now it has a wax residue and a wax ring at the high water level. ...
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    Re: Hive scale...what type?

    Here is a link to a article about Hive Monitoring System from Anne Marie Fauvel Affiliate Professor at Grand Valley State University, Michigan

    I would love to have a system like this but to save...
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    Re: How Long Do Bees Hold a Grudge?

    The Bees seem to have won this round. I am not working outside today every time I go out a couple of bees start buzzing me.

    I am guessing they will burrow into my hair and sting me, I don't want...
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    Re: Started fogging today.

    Glock
    Thanks for posting your results. How many boxes do you have on when you are doing the OA Vapor? I am trying with Three boxes on but I never seen a any gas vapor fumes when I lifted the lid...
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    How Long Do Bees Hold a Grudge?

    Last night I took the supers off and put them down to Three deeps. This Morning I tried treating with OA Vapor and retreated after One Hive

    Holy Cow they were mad. I got stung through my jacket...
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    Re: Applying pollen patties in early fall

    I have always put the patty to the outside edge so the bees could come and go through the notch in the inner cover.

    I have also heard of others putting the patty right in the middle of the inner...
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    Re: Ant Bait Traps, Bee Safe?

    I like the Amdro it works very well. I was concerned also when I had a small ant bed move in front of my hive so I placed a board to cover the sprinkles to help deter the bees from picking it up. I...
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    Re: Hive Placement in Pickup Truck Bed?

    Thanks for the reply's
    I never thought about the heat issue. I ended up putting some heavy cardboard under the Four hives I hope it helps

    I need to find a easier way to move hives

    Thanks
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    Hive Placement in Pickup Truck Bed?

    Hi
    I am wanting to move my Four hives to a friends Hay Field that he is letting go to seed. In case he needs to spray for insects I would like to leave the Four Hives in the back of my old Truck...
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    Re: Deep frames full of honey

    I have the same question as BurlingtonBeekeeper, I would love to have the empty drawn frames to use as supers. But I am pretty sure that the honey has crystallized over the winter. Will it melt...
  21. Re: Will a recently moved hive become defensive / agressive?

    I have seen them get aggressive after they have lost the queen. Check the hive in a couple of days and check for queen cells.
    I have also had them be pissy for a couple of days after I have...
  22. Thread: Entrance reducer

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    Re: Entrance reducer

    I am no expert but I would keep it in until the first box is drawn out & see if you are getting a traffic jam. The smaller the entrance the easier they can protect them selves. I have Two double...
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    Re: Help with new split in progre

    Thanks for the tips. I just pulled the new box off of the queen excluder after Five hours The new box appears to have a lot of bees that moved up from the lower boxes. I can see bees on all Ten...
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    Help with new split in progre

    I have a colony that survived over the winter from a package that has done very well. Right now it is in Two 10 frame deep boxes full of bees. It is getting pissy when I open it up compared to my...
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    Re: Fogger recipe/pros & cons/do's & don'ts?

    I have also considered fogging the girls.

    Check out The Fat Bee Man Video on youtube fogging bees http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-crv868VZHU

    I would like to hear others results with fogging
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