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  1. Thread: top feeders?

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    Re: top feeders?

    Are you using straight sugar water with nothing added to prevent if from molding? Use something to prevent fermenting and mold. You can use ProHealth (Mann Lake), Honey-Bee Healthy, or bleach(search...
  2. Thread: top feeders?

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    Re: top feeders?

    If you have the Mann Lake feeders with the hardware cloth folded to cover the area where the bees come up from the hive to access the feed, don't use an inner cover and top entrance that allows...
  3. Thread: top feeders?

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    Re: top feeders?

    I agree with Dan. Additionally if you run a bead of silicon caulk around where the screen meets the feeder the bees won't be able to get into the feed area when it gets empty.
  4. Thread: top feeders?

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    Re: top feeders?

    i wouldn't leave the feeder on all year round. They will most likely fill the underside with comb making a mess you'll have to clean. I can't speak to feeding now since I don't know your area.
  5. Thread: Stung again

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    Re: Stung again

    That's why I wear gloves.
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    Re: Eco Wood Treatment

    That's what I do. I pick the correct time of the season and trade a newly painted box for the one that needs painting.
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    Re: Wintered over? Where?

    You're correct about the weather. This winter was closer to the south pole's weather than the south of the US. That's why these queens are definitely overwintered.
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    Re: Wintered over? Where?

    I'm selling a few overwintered nucs that I'm not letting go until the middle of May. The purchasers knew this going in because I'm waiting for replacement queens to keep the hive going when I take...
  9. Re: 2 Deeps and Super - Brood Nest in the Super - Bad?

    I just smoke the bees down and place an excluder under the super making sure the queen is below the super. let it hatch out and the bees fill it with honey.
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    Re: OAV treating a newly hived swarm

    I would think one is fine since there is no brood to worry about.
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    Re: Pro Feeder location. top or bottom deep?

    Definitely the top.
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    Re: Caramel for the Queen Candy

    I would not use caramel. If you overcook your sugar syrup you might as well make candy for yourself because the stuff gives bees dysentery. Stick to plain old white sugar. The corn syrup is OK as...
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    Re: Alternative to beekeeper gloves

    I use the goatskin beekeeping gloves from Bucko. I bought 3 pair from them and they are well made and a very fair price. When I feel I need my hands stung more I'll try something else. If the bees...
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    Re: What's these critters

    Wax moths.
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    Re: ugh wax moths!

    Amazon.com has XenTari BT for sale. This is what you want.
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    Re: Package yesterday, Hive invasion today

    Sounds like AHB to me.
  17. Re: BeeThinking on Shark Tank tonight at 9 PM ET

    Nice presentation, but the major suppliers have nothing to worry about. The sharks were correct in them supplying the hobby market. Can't see those with many hives ordering several hundred hive...
  18. Re: Sand-like substance at the entrance on a hive

    They are probably uncapping some honey to eat, so it's most likely wax. How is this hive's weight? You may want to feed if it is low.
  19. Re: Swarm cell found, now how to prevent swarming?

    How about attaching an excluder to the bottom of a box and shake the bees through it looking for the queen as I beliieve Michael Palmer uses to build cell builders?
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    Re: Comb in swarm traps

    Get this "http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004CZ1MOM/?tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=48301254322&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=10432816443975975556&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_5v259vnwxs_b".
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    Re: Brand Newbee - Day 3 - Two Questions.

    Two things. Ive heard that it requires a PM to Barry to get your location changed. Additionally, if you get a feeder like those sold by Mann Lake with the plastic insert the bees will be on the other...
  22. Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporization - Questions and Answers

    I'm certain that it is based on volume. 2g for double deeps (or 3 mediums) and 1 g for a single. It's the area you are covering, not the number of bees for OAV.
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    Re: Booming to dead in 5 weeks

    Viruses due to late in the season mite treatments? Only a couple of them show any visible signs.
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    Re: Booming to dead in 5 weeks

    I have been using the Dadant winter patties for years with excellent results. The description at Betterbee makes them seem to be the same as the Dadant patties. This year I tried some from Mann Lake...
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    Re: Spring feeding Dilemma

    UltraBee is not the correct emergency feed. It's meant to be a protein supplement and not winter feed. They should be using winter patties for emergency feed if they are buying them. Much depends on...
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