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    Re: Just lost my first hive

    The only problem here was the sealing up. No one selling bees should send them off with a customer sealed.
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    Re: How long can I wait to hive a new package?

    Dead queen in cage some times can indicate amother queen loose in the package.
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    Re: First Year plan HSC

    Using the Mann Lake PF 100 series frames works much better than HSC on every level.
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    Re: Question on feeding neighboring bees.

    Quality hummingbird feeders have long enough tubes that bees can't get at the syrup.
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    Re: Question on feeding neighboring bees.

    Open feeding in your apiary is very different from open feeding when you have no bees.

    If you are feeding in your apiary you have some 'skin in the game' as to to some of the negative aspects.
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    Re: What gives you a warm fuzzy feeling?

    honey-b-gone doesn't have the 'fun' factor of bee-go.
  7. Re: Queen mating flights - alone or with workers?

    I don't have the full study, and the abstract is less than crystal clear...


    http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/25085360?sid=21106230058233&uid=3739256&uid=2&uid=4
  8. Re: Queen mating flights - alone or with workers?

    Is it me, or is there some confusion here between workers who might escort the queen, and drones that might mate with the queen?
  9. Re: Queen mating flights - alone or with workers?

    We saw one in Don Fatbeeman's nuc yard (hundreds of nucs)....he called it a mating swarm and claimed to see them all the time.
  10. Re: Queen mating flights - alone or with workers?

    Some of Gerry Loper's work in tracking bees (drones specidically) with radar shows that in addition to the DCA'S (which are shown to be cone shaped by tilting the radar) there were flyways between...
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    Re: Question on feeding neighboring bees.

    If bee culture did publish such 'information' without c9mmenting on the problems associated with such practice, and if her club and the rep from Dadant encouraged open feeding neighborhood bees, it...
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    Re: beekeeping requires thinking ahead

    I used to be in the flute business. Some years ago, James Galloway was walking through the venor area at a flute convention. Someone was considering a flute purchase and asked Galloway to try the...
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    Re: Question on feeding neighboring bees.

    This is a terrible idea for many reasons. No bee club should encourage this.

    It encourages robbing...which can affect other beekeepers in the area, and it can affect the 'sting suceptable...
  14. Re: First Spring Inspection of Hive: disaster and hive was pretty hot...

    What is the spacer you refer to as being above the medium and below the deep....that sounds like a probable violation of beespace and an inevitable place for drone/burr comb.
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

    It's much closer if you take the tunnel.
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    Re: Booming to dead in 5 weeks

    Hi John. I've often fed crystallized honey on the top bars (no other ingredients). Sometimes it seems that the increased metabolism leads to excess moisture, and sometimes dead wet bees. ..maybe...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

    Easy to clean....just place it on an anthill.
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    Re: Messing with bees at night

    If you prepare properly, you will know exactly where they will fly.

    Procure one assistant, and one very bright flashlight for the assistant to operate....
  19. Re: Is it considered standard practice to split a hive each year?

    2 things to add to Vance's Comments...

    1. That strategy also has the advantage of increased productivity (markedly) in the parent hive...as brood emerges there is no brood to care for, so the...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

    Maybe the maxant facility will make a SS fitting to connect a cow milking machine to a standard 10 frame box. Add a cream separator and you can get royal jelly at the same time.
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

    ...but with a gas engine the unit could unplug itself even if it was further from the outlet than your extension cords.:scratch:
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    ....now I want to make a gas powered unplugger.
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    I've got an old issue of popular mechanics where someone setup an electric lawnmower to unwind around a central pole (with the power outlet)......when it ran out of cord it rolled itself into a shed...
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    Re: USDA Honey House

    At least in Mass, the moment you are packing any honey that isn't from your own hives OR do anything beyond putting pure honey in jars (adding herbs or flavoring) you need a fully equipped food...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

    Shrug....

    I'm kind of sick of having to defend myself from your false serial accusations. I think my postings here have been pretty clear....I've answered what seem to me to be objections based...
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