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    Re: Lost Hive: Looking For Comments/Thoughts

    Don't mean to hijack the thread, but wanted to point this out.



    Always understand where your nucs originate. In my area, overwintered nucs are hard to come by. Many nucs that are bought in...
  2. Re: Sensors inside and the Bee hive. The tech behind the buzz.

    Oh I totally agree. The elaborate measurements don't really help the bees. For me it's just fun to see if I can do it myself. Conquering the technology is really the reward. Well, a scale does...
  3. Re: Sensors inside and the Bee hive. The tech behind the buzz.

    In the winter, at least where it's reasonably cold, the temp sensor will tell you if your hive is alive or dead. At night a dead hive is just going to hit the ambient temp where a living hive will...
  4. Re: Do the Descendants of the Package Queen Produce Successively More Irritable Hives

    I always think of drones as other queens (and it's sort of off-putting :)). Because drones only have a mother, no father, your virgin queen has just gone out and mated with a whole bunch of other...
  5. Re: Sensors inside and the Bee hive. The tech behind the buzz.

    Gotta toot my own horn a little. I've only got this running to one hive on a stand that has a few hives, but I've got my arduino reading a weather station (wind/rain/temp) plus a temp/humidity...
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    Re: Do cell cleaners clean mite scat?

    Ok. Thanks all. That's what I was looking for. So seeing the mite scat in a cell means that a bee emerged from that cell with plenty of mite load herself but the cell was never cleaned. The...
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    Re: Do cell cleaners clean mite scat?

    Yes, but can/do they clean the mite feces out of the cell when they do this, or is it stuck to the wall so solidly that it can't be removed? Just wondering if over the course of some years you'll...
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    Do cell cleaners clean mite scat?

    I'll preface this question by saying I'm of the opinion that many, many losses are still due to mites, so not looking for a way to blame something else, but I also want to have correct diagnoses. I...
  9. Re: How do you start a new package of bees with no foundation?

    Don't dangle the cage. Attach the cage horizontally and securely right to the bottom side of the top bar. Have the screen side going left or right, meaning the left/right side of the cage is smack...
  10. Re: Shriveled Wings & Dying Bees - Will the Hive Make it!

    I think once you have a hive of fairly sick bees that formic is pretty tough on them and could just make it all the worse. Treating with formic in August when the drones are taking the mite hit is...
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    Re: Does syrup ratio really matter?

    WRT the kilo, if you're a science geek (and you know you are), watch this, I hope you'll learn something new.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMByI4s-D-Y
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    Re: What to ask "monsanto foundation rep"

    May be too late for a question addition. One thing that bothers me about trials in testing the pollinator safety of pesticides is that they simply feed an adult bee the active ingredient and find an...
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    Re: Anyone know what this (antique) thing is?

    Ok. Feeder it is...but man the thing is gigantic for a feeder. That circular hole is 4" diameter and the box itself is 2" deep. I guess the hole probably fit the whole jar down into the box, and...
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    Anyone know what this (antique) thing is?

    My wife went to an antique place today and came home with something they had displayed with a lot of bee items. They claimed it was a bee "transporter" but I have no idea what that is or how it...
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    Re: Clustering In Winter

    Don't reverse (yet). Keep an eye on the honey. In the coming weeks, as the days start to get longer, your queen will start laying and your bees will go through a lot of stores in a very short...
  16. Re: Survery for a high school scientific research class.

    There are certainly other researchers (I know of at least one at Penn State) that say CCD is not very prevalent anymore. The Bayer guy is actually correct, that description is CCD. CCD is a queen...
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    Re: My Hive died. Why and where to go from here.

    Don't throw the comb out. If you had AFB you'd have to throw the entire hive out, in fact you'd burn or irradiate it. So don't let that put you off. The simplest explanation is usually correct,...
  18. Thread: Good eating

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    Re: Good eating

    What Mark's trying to tell you (in his wonderfully colorful way :)) is that corn syrup is everywhere. It's in the patties to keep them from becoming rock solid and crumbling into pieces. There are...
  19. Re: Black Friday @ Lowes: Werner Aluminum Work Platform

    HomeD's got this one, another work platform where I cant get the sale price online and I'm sure will be completely gone when I get there.
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  20. Thread: Honey Labels;

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    Re: Honey Labels;

    I'm assuming you're looking to get a fully custom label, meaning you design the whole thing, it doesn't just have your name/address on a stock label.

    Custom labels are expensive until you get to...
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    MLB game....wonder where this swarm went

    Sure looks to me like they found their new home and are moving in....somewhere. The stadium managers in Anaheim may find a surprise sooner or later. :)
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    Re: plants bee like

    The problem w/common names. I didn't realize there was a family of "mountain mints". So it's not just one thing. I'll try to take a pic of my neighbors and post it so you can see what that one...
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    Re: Container sizes and glass vs plastic?

    Spoiled by being able to get glass directly from a supplier w/o having to pay shipping. I sell mostly 1lb classic, but I made some chunk honey this year and bought some different non-honey jars. ...
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    Re: Give away a few bees for apitherapy?

    I def. don't want to sting her myself. I'd just give them bees if I do it. I was concerned even about that, seems like one of those, "you gave us this product and didn't protect us from ourselves."...
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    Give away a few bees for apitherapy?

    I was recently contacted by someone local whose wife has arthritis and who remembers his grandfather having bees and his arthritis improving because of stings. He asked if anyone around would let...
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