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    Re: Did I overdue the sugar or what?

    Dave,

    That could work too. It was a bit cool when I put the newspaper on and a breezy was kicking up and the bees were not happy. I sprayed a bit of water on the top of the sugar but my new...
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    Re: Did I overdue the sugar or what?

    Thanks for the links- will check them out.

    I think the next time I put sugar on the hives for winter stores I'll use the bricks. It was fine for the first time in fall to use loose sugar since it...
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    Re: Did I overdue the sugar or what?

    I'm hoping there are some bees left come spring to make it a go. I did tilt the cover a bit for ventilation. We are in for a few days of very cold weather. Right now I have 3 hives and the largest is...
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    Did I overdue the sugar or what?

    My hives went into winter with a good amount of bees. I put the mountaincamp sugar on the top bars which I do in some years. This time they had consumed all of it by the first week in Feb, so I added...
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    Temps are in the mid 50's, overcast but my 3 hives are flying- Thank God!! I think this was the last chance for them. There was some mid and some dark "residue" outside the hives.

    I had put more...
  6. Re: Type or brand of vitamins and electrolytes

    Mike,

    Thank you for the information. I wasn't sure what the ingredients and the amounts should be. I'll look up a place to get it. I was hoping someone would reply to the "differences" in the...
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    Just checked all the ingredients and the only difference is that mine has
    Vitamin B-12 --min. 2.5Mg. per 8 oz.,
    Ascorbic Acid--min. 32% -- max. 37% and
    Sodium-- min. 32 % -- max. 37%

    Is...
  8. Re: Type or brand of vitamins and electrolytes

    Thanks for the information. I will check the ingredients with the one on ebay.
    OK just a sprinkle. What would be the consequence if too much were added?
    Tanya
  9. Type or brand of vitamins and electrolytes

    I was wondering if the 8 oz. package I bought locally is OK to use. It's called Vitamins & Electrolytes from Durvet? It's water soluble, premix and it says it's for poultry, swine, ruminants and...
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    Re: vitamins and minerals in winter feed?

    I was wondering if the 8 oz. package I bought locally is OK to use. It's called Vitamins & Electrolytes from Durvet? It's water soluble, premix and it says it's for poultry, swine, ruminants and...
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    Re: Something went through- Bear?

    I checked the hives yesterday afternoon and all were flying. I do have bricks on top of the hives but added a cement block to this one. Still plan on contacting my neighbor to see if he can move his...
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    Re: Something went through- Bear?

    Yikes. Sorry, Bison, about your apiary. I guess it's a mystery- so far. A friend is putting up a couple of game camera's. Right now he has them in the wrong place- but will ask him to move them to...
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    Something went through- Bear?

    Just noticed, from a distance, that one of the supers that I have on the hives was askew. (The super is housing the sugar supply.) I hope the hive is still living and will check this afternoon when...
  14. Re: Open Feed with Sugar Slush Rather than Syrup

    You have some left over???
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    Re: Fondant is a pain

    Thanks Cam.
    Tanya
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    Re: Fondant is a pain

    Thanks, Michael. Do you use vinegar at all?

    Tanya
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    Re: Fondant is a pain

    I'm still using the dry sugar on newspaper but would like to try the fondant or brick next year. Is there a possibility of adding too much vinegar and I don't know where to get the vitamin addition....
  18. Re: Queen- after removing supers- think I removed a queen...

    Thanks for the commiseration... I feel a bit foolish even to have done this. It isn't as though I started a few years ago.

    I guess I'll have to write off one of these hives. I'll check for...
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    If I do find emergency queen cell(s)- they don't have time to get her hatched and working. It would identify which one I will lose for the next year.

    I had thought that maybe I could see some bees...
  20. Queen- after removing supers- think I removed a queen...

    I was wondering if there are any ways to find the correct hive if a queen is found in a super after removing them from several hives.

    I found a cluster of bees on two of my empty supers after...
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    Re: Propolus 2/3 across entrance

    Thanks- that's what I'll do.
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    Re: Propolus 2/3 across entrance

    Yes- I can still install the mouse guards. Though I wonder if it's necessary with so much propolis already guarding the entrance.

    I am still wondering if the bees can remove that much propolis...
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    Re: Propolus 2/3 across entrance

    When they built it they were a small swarm. Right now there are a lot of bees on the front entrance probably getting rid of the drones.

    Maybe they still need it but are they able to remove such a...
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    Propolus 2/3 across entrance

    I had a late swarm given to me. I hadn't noticed until a week ago that they had made a barrier of propolus across 2/3's of the entrance with a few holes in it. The other third is open.

    They are...
  25. Re: Have skunks- can't use imidacloprid a neonicotinoid

    Jackam et al,

    Thanks for your great advise. I had planned on checking PA laws... though I have done it for groundhogs and other problem critters. I do know how to handle a gun and have a few more...
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