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    HAR: Try this... Honey Jelly Recipe 1 3/4 ...

    HAR: Try this...

    Honey Jelly Recipe
    1 3/4 cups honey
    1 cup clear apple juice
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    3 ounces liquid pectin

    3 half pint
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    Has anyone developing their own Api-Life-Var...

    Has anyone developing their own Api-Life-Var formula (using natural ingredients) and had success using on there hives?
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    Dr. Rodriguez: You spoke of "powder" thymol as...

    Dr. Rodriguez:

    You spoke of "powder" thymol as being better than crystals for strage. Are you a source for powder thymol?
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    Poll: Dr. Rodriguez: Great to have you home in the...

    Dr. Rodriguez:

    Great to have you home in the Commonwealth! Looking forward to connecting with you soon. I should be home travel to the Philippines and Singapore Sunday Oct 2nd.
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    Stan: The inner cover will potect your...

    Stan:

    The inner cover will potect your telescoping cover from being "glued" the the hive body. Once you remove the telescoping cover you can use your hive tool to pry off the inner cover....
  6. Thread: Black Bees

    by VABeeKEEPER
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    Mike: Those look like Caucasian to me. The...

    Mike: Those look like Caucasian to me. The depth of the black color (great picture BTW) make me think that.
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    I attended the course last week and it was...

    I attended the course last week and it was amazing! This is my second year attending the queen rearing course and I learn something new every year. This year was better than last! The knowledge...
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    Triangle Bee: Blackberries are also in full...

    Triangle Bee:

    Blackberries are also in full bloom here in Northern Virginia and my girls are all over it. The Russian Olive just finished blooming and now my girls are off to the blackberries and...
  9. Thread: Extractors

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    Jack: It really depends on the size of your...

    Jack: It really depends on the size of your operation. How many hives do you manage or do you plan to manage?
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    naturebee: thnaks for the conversion table link!...

    naturebee: thnaks for the conversion table link! those are great.
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    Thanks Jim for your comments. I read them with...

    Thanks Jim for your comments. I read them with great interest and from the prospective of a novice. I am obviously not the scienist amoung us; just one of those gullible beekeepers using a products...
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    Ricko: I use HBH with all my 1:1 suger sryup. ...

    Ricko: I use HBH with all my 1:1 suger sryup. My girls love it. I also spray it on my new packages before installation and also when I requeen. Really calms them.
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    Interesting thread. I use 9-frame spacers in my...

    Interesting thread. I use 9-frame spacers in my supers AFTER I have drawn comb. My girls draw out the frames with no issue. I do not use my 9-frame spacers in my brood boxes just my supers of...
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    Looking for an opinion on two pollen substitutes;...

    Looking for an opinion on two pollen substitutes; Mann Lakes Bee Pro and Brushy Mountain's Ener-G-Plus Bee. Anyone have any thoughts on either? One better or worse?
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    Sorry forgot the URL: ...

    Sorry forgot the URL:

    http://www174.pair.com/birdland/Breeding/class.html
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    I will be attending (retread from last year!). ...

    I will be attending (retread from last year!). Looking forward to it. Sue does and excellent job with the course!

    Chef Isaac: Here is the URL for Sue's course; "The Art of Queen Rearing". Here...
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    Whitey: SOunds great. I have a couple of...

    Whitey: SOunds great. I have a couple of questions. What type of nailer are you using? What type of nails for the hive? What type of nails fo rthe frames? Thanks.
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    IMO, I would take your two existing weak hives...

    IMO, I would take your two existing weak hives and make a two queen hive using a double screen. Combine the hives once they buildup.
    As for nuc vs pkg. Depends where you are getting your nucs. ...
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    Well, I had wanted to wait to do an instection...

    Well, I had wanted to wait to do an instection until the weather warmed up BUT, I did a quick look see today (high 40's) and am glad that I did. I found one hive that was had eaten through the...
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    NurseBee: Great idea about shaking off all the...

    NurseBee: Great idea about shaking off all the bees and placing above the hive in a new hive box over top a queen excluder. I have 10 hives and will make five to seven splits this spring. I ahve...
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    Burt: Totally agree with Michael. Leave the...

    Burt: Totally agree with Michael. Leave the bees alone until you open your hive this spring and do the swapout them.
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    beekeeper39: With this being your strongest...

    beekeeper39: With this being your strongest colony you might expect to see more deads bees than the other weaker colonies. I would not discount the second hive as being dead; at least based on your...
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    Michael: I must admit I do not understand what...

    Michael: I must admit I do not understand what 4.9mm foundation is and why I would use 4.9mm?
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    Lew: That clears it up for me. SOunds like a...

    Lew: That clears it up for me. SOunds like a great experiment. I think you are on the right track. If I am not mistaken your weather will be quite warm in mid to late Feb. I would not wait much...
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    db_land (aka Triangle): You write that you: ...

    db_land (aka Triangle):

    You write that you:

    "I reverse about Feb 15 and begin light syrup feeding. My objective is to maximize foragers for the start of the main flow in mid April. Note, I...
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