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  1. Re: Importance of water for 24 hour exhibit observation hive use.

    Thanks Ray, knowing I could do something simple like dribble water in the vent holes sounds like a good solution to the problem.
  2. Importance of water for 24 hour exhibit observation hive use.

    I'd like to build myself a simple compact warré observation hive that is 2 frames side by side. I would take 1 brood frame and one frame with stores from a full hive and place them in the observation...
  3. Re: My full size warre style observation hive

    Amazing. Thanks so much for sharing this. I read it from the beginning and was excited to follow the progress and find out what happened in the winter.
  4. Re: Have you ever seen them eat the honey on the top first?

    Don't know what the story is with my hives, i peeked at 3 live hives the last few days and none of them had a cluster visible from the top. Just the one seems to have eaten the upper ring of the top...
  5. Re: Have you ever seen them eat the honey on the top first?

    This hive has only a few small bottom entrances. There doesn't appear to be any moisture issues. I'd guess there's a reasonable population in there(I haven't seen that many dead and they had a good...
  6. Have you ever seen them eat the honey on the top first?

    This was decently strong hive. It was set up with a nuc box on top of some warré boxes. The top box was completely full of honey going into winter. I watched the hive often in the fall and didn't see...
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    Re: Warre - Top Entrance

    There is a man in Alberta, Canada who has discussed the use of upper entrances. You can find his posts in David Heaf's Warré discussion group.

    His use for them was primarily during the winter due...
  8. Re: Handful of bees in the grass that can't fly. DWV, Tracheal mites, another virus?

    Thanks Kincade! I will certainly keep nosema in mind if something similar occurs next year.
  9. Re: Canada Border To Remain Closed…Probably.

    From a third year queen.
  10. Re: Canada Border To Remain Closed…Probably.

    Ontario bees:

    https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/1001989_214352078738237_972866965_n.jpg
  11. Re: Canada Border To Remain Closed…Probably.

    We have good bees up here that have been acclimatized to our winters. You'd have a hard time convincing me to run anything other than local bees.

    We had SHB fly over from detroit a few years ago...
  12. Re: Handful of bees in the grass that can't fly. DWV, Tracheal mites, another virus?

    DWV is always much easier to spot at the end of the season. There's more of it at the end of season and now that it's cold they can't carry them out as far or the bees with DWV can't walk away.
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    Re: Are the Canadians wrong?

    From the report linked above:

    http://i.imgur.com/ckCug1v.gif



    Good question. How much of this stuff in your pollen/honey/soil/water would you consider safe? When it was approved, was it...
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    Re: Are the Canadians wrong?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z9PQRLqC2s

    The above video is from the fall.

    This is the link to the report on the spring deaths.
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    Re: Are the Canadians wrong?

    In five years this is the first time I've had to do any significant amount of feeding, but I don't think my recent observations are 100% unique. Yesterday, only after I added a top feeder, they were...
  16. Re: I want to leep thos thread going on Warre Hives

    These are my notes from recent inspections, :

    The 3rd box of brood is more 'muddled' than the first two boxes as it was formerly a honey box.

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    Re: Are the Canadians wrong?

    I wonder if spring feeding might be another factor that increases the likelihood of bees getting into neonic dust. It sure seems to drive the bees crazy, searching everywhere and everything for food...
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    Re: Weak first year Warre hive

    If it were possible to freeze the boxes couldn't you rid yourself of wax moth that way and still re-use the comb?
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    Re: Are the Canadians wrong?

    It's truly a disastrous substance to be proliferating around the globe. As we pretty much only grow corn and soy in this province, I strongly suspect the officials are doing their best do downplay...
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    Re: Are the Canadians wrong?

    We know the pesticides are a problem. Instead of being cautious, it seems they are just going to institute a few minor changes in planting procedures and the government is still trying to use varroa...
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    Re: Are the Canadians wrong?

    Dr. Tibor I. Szabo take on the issue is here.

    There's been a constant stream of news stories in ontario the last couple years of beekeepers loosing mass amounts of bees due to confirmed acute...
  22. Re: Hive removal call. Are these bees or yellow jackets ?

    Send them this and they might learn to tell the difference for themselves.
  23. Re: Greetings from Madoc, Ontario, Canada

    Despite my comments in the other thread I will say It is hard to predict exact timing and I wouldn't hold that against them. Last season spring was a few weeks early, this season it was a little late.
  24. Re: where can I buy bees around guelph?

    You're lucky. In my case I was told flat out by the beekeeper that he's good at bees not business administration and he just gave bees to whomever called him first after the bees were ready. A friend...
  25. Re: Greetings from Madoc, Ontario, Canada

    Very cool. Not too familiar with that part of Ontario, but I imagine there's probably a number of good things going on for being able to keep bees in Madoc.
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