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    Re: Should Holes Be Sealed With Wax Or Tape?

    I either duct tape or shove in a cotton ball.
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizing vs. Dribbling

    This may be a very stupid question but chemistry is not my forte...are the OZs a weight or liqid measure?

    Thanks...the oxalic acid wood bleach i have are crystalline.
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizing vs. Dribbling

    What do you consider "heavy" syrup?
    If you use a garden sprayer how do you measure 5 ml?
    Could one use Sheep drencher doser as you can set the volume dispensed with each pull of the trigger?
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    Re: Hive placement questions

    How long do they have to be in before they recognize the new placement as theirs? Someone had said if you move them in a cold or wet period when they aren't flying for a week or so they will stay put.
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    Hive placement questions

    I have a row of 7 east facing hives that back up against some high bushes...pretty solid screen. When i placed them in 2013 i thought the bushes would protect them from wind...they likely do. These...
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    Re: The best thing I've made from honey

    Lauri..for sugar bricks what are the pans you are using in the deydrator? I did get the smaller commercial dehydrater...not as many shelves..as space is limited. Don't want to reinvent the wheel so...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizing vs. Dribbling

    How much oxalic acid...just the standard stuff for bleaching wood...do you add to 1:1 syrup. Guess i am asking for ratios to give the correct concentration? I do have a varox vapourizer but do half...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizing vs. Dribbling

    If you dribble OA in the winter..early Jan...does the cold moisture cause issue in the hive? I ask as there much discussion of methods to minimize moisture in hives in cold weather.
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    Re: The best thing I've made from honey

    I grow Meyer lemons...will give a small batch a try. Any specific ratio of lemon,ginger,honey?
    I presume you grind in a processor and dehydrate in your food dehydrator.
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    Re: lemon honey first time

    If on adds juice...lemon,blackberry or other to honey does it not raise the moisture content and promote fermentation?
    I would love to make some flavoured honeys. Could those that have experience...
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    Re: Exporting queens outside the USA

    Thanks Lauri...would love to work with your Queens:)
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    Re: smaller space = warmer bees?

    Thanks so much.
    I still have syrup in the tbh...they are still taking it in.
    Where does one put dry sugar bricks in a tbh?...do you put on the floor of the hive just after the last comb and then...
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    Re: whats going on here?

    What "smell" are you looking for?
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    Re: smaller space = warmer bees?

    If a tbh is only half filled with comb do you leave the comb at one end or is it necessary to move it towards the middle of the hive? I worry about:

    Crushing the Queen this late in the year if...
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    Re: Exporting queens outside the USA

    What about to Canada? With correct paper work in place it can be done for Queens. It would be great if we had access to your Queens!
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    Re: Pest control sprayed my trap out

    Is it possible that one family gave you permission to run a trap out and a different family member called in the folks to kill them? Sometime there are conflicting views within one family.
  17. Re: Would honey support a diabetic in a Post Apocalyptic Event?

    Sugars are used when one gets excess insulin resulting in dangerously low blood sugar levels. Honey works well for this. Insulin is used to allow the body access to glucose..if one lacks adequate...
  18. Single 5 frame Nucs...who over winters these in colder, wet locations

    I expect I will be entering winter with some single 5 frame Nucs. They have a second box but they had them put on early Aug when we had little forage happening. The frames were not drawn...bare...
  19. Re: Hive is consuming pollen like crazy...what do I do now?

    I have not offered my bees protein patties as they are hauling in pollen. Should I put a bit on the frames below the inner cover?
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    Re: Could winter bees already be here?

    I have not been in my hives much the past couple of months but they are now bringing in more pollen than they have since June. Hope that activity lasts for a while. Still see bee orienting mid...
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    Re: Neighbor complaint

    We feed them year round. Adding food colouring allows us to see if it is coming into the hives. So far it has not.
  22. Thread: Flir one

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    Re: Flir one

    Did you say this will not work with the iPhone 6?
  23. Thread: filtering wax

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    Re: filtering wax

    I heat the cappings. Let it cool. Lift off the wax block.

    I put some water in a large pan..turkey pan or large cake pan ...put 1/8 inch screen over the pan, paper towel on the screen, wax cake on...
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    Re: Bees around top of hive

    I used nylon window screen and the wasps ate right through it!
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    Re: Wax Moths

    If you live in an area that will soon have nights below 50 degrees and will get a good night freeze before the end of Oct can you simply leave your frames outside? At what temps are wax moths active?...
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