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  1. Thread: Walkaway Split

    by minz
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    Re: Walkaway Split

    This is exactly the way I do it. The only addition is that after I have multiple QC I try to put the frames to a smaller nuc or Queen Castle. Rather than giving me only one shot at a queen I now...
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    Re: Brood Break for VM Control

    Introduction of a brood break for the OA treatment is day 20, 21, 22
    Here is an awesome Power point presentation:
    http://scientificbeekeeping.com/scibeeimages/2016-Oxalic-acid-pdf.pdf
    if you go to...
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    Re: Looking for chart for oxalic acid treatment.

    http://scientificbeekeeping.com/oxalic-acid-treatment-table/
    you will mix the same regardless of the hive size but you apply the amount based on the number of seams of bees. The chart that I believe...
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    Re: Will They Finish Capping?

    Here in the PNW we have been 10 degrees below normal and no sunshine in July. I pulled my supers at the home yard and started sorting the light ones in the truck and found that I did not have a...
  5. Thread: Fume Board

    by minz
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    Re: Fume Board

    I am going to give this a try! Do you drizzle it on or use some sort of a sprayer? I have hives in 3 locations with about 2-3 supers each, do you put the cardboard directly on the super, place a shim...
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    Re: I am calling the dearth in the Pacific NW

    Yup, all done here in Portland area. Just got back into town and found it had been raining f or the weekend (odd for this area) and there does seem to be a second blackberry bloom in affect (pretty...
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    Re: Gardener at heart.

    kill that balm while you have the chance! I have been trying to for years. It got in with my rhubarb and I think it is choking it out. If I poison it around the edges it actually kills the rhubarb. a...
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    Re: How late have you done a divide?

    took me a second but that is just plain funny!
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    Re: Help, wiring an electric fence

    From what I understand a goat is the hardest animal to stop with an electric fence. I would not put my EE against your goat any day!
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    Re: Gardener at heart.

    My recommendation would be to determine when the flow and dearth of nectar is. Although 10 acres may not be huge it would be the ‘golden ticket’ if planted with something that is blooming in mass...
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    Re: Help, wiring an electric fence

    '....That's...interesting...but it doesn't get me any closer to knowing what I need.'
    from the Kengrove site (I use the poultry fence for chickens)
    We found for every 1.5 joule rating of most our...
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    Re: Oregon Honey Flow Time?

    ‘Later in the summer, keep your eyes peeled for Queen Annes Lace.’
    I always thought that fine ‘arm pit’ honey came from Tansey. It was just an assumption because I see Tansey, daisy, and Queen Ann’s...
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    Re: Oregon Honey Flow Time?

    It is way off this year; take a look out the window and you will see this record setting year is going to be hard on the bees. Blackberry is typically our best honey producer because the hives are...
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    Re: Help, wiring an electric fence

    My information was accurate but it was also a joke that I was trying to put in a bunch of pages with equations and tables. the internet takes away my constant flow of sarcasm.
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    Re: Turning 10 frame deeps into split nuc boxes

    Do you mean a queen castle? You said that you wanted to use standard equipment then you asked about tiny frames so I was a little confused....
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    Re: Help, wiring an electric fence

    [QUOTE=Coach62;1429334]:D

    Good point, but I don't recall an electric fence chapter in the NEC:D

    Nope but you will find grounding in the IEEE green book,
    I scanned the page about the number of...
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    Re: Using smart phone for notes

    I write on the cover after I finish each hive. End of the yard I take a picture of the yard and then every cover (you need to take all of them even if it is ‘no inspect’ so you get the order down)....
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    What does a poisoned hive look like?

    Went to check an out yard with 5 hives looks like somebody stole my bees. First impression was they had swarmed but I found queens right down the line (I really have come to like the blue markings...
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    Re: cutting grips in boxes

    Sorry I was not clear. I just clamp stops to the table saw to insure each dato cut is the same length.
    I cut the dato handles in the sides placing the box square to the saw on a front stop, cutting...
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    Re: cutting grips in boxes

    And now for a new twist:
    I assemble my boxes first, use the dato on the table saw to remove the bulk of the material, then use the Hogan method to give it the finished look. Best of both worlds, 3...
  21. Thread: Hemlock Hives

    by minz
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    Re: Hemlock Hives

    I have 1400 BF I got green for about $0.40 per BF, it is all I have ever used for boxes. I do not think it is as fussy to work as been stated (not near as bad as White oak).
    This has been the first...
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    Will bees stop storing nectar?

    Running 3 supers per hive now and the flow is starting. If I just keep putting fresh supers just above the QE will they just keep working or is it better to go through and pull the capped honey?...
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    Re: How to delete account?

    I was on another forum where a guy was on his computer and went to lunch, when he came back the guys in the shop thought it was funny to jump through a bunch of posts writing rude stuff about others....
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    Re: Dark honey vs light honey!

    We do not have basswood out here in Portland, I have had Roland's and I agree it is top end!
  25. Re: quick question - what to do with gunk after melting wax?

    So do you pour it into a PVC / ABS drain pipe, have that much wax, or actually heat it in something tall and skinny?
    I pour mine through #8 hardware cloth, with window screen under it to a pan of...
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