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  1. Thread: utresept

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    Re: utresept

    Here is a copy/paste of a study result from 2004-

    Abstract: Honeybee colonies were randomly divided into three treatment groups of nine (9) colonies each
    and a control group of three (3)...
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    Re: Viability of swarms?

    It's not worth it for commercial folk who can make increase by the numbers. Swarms, depending on when they issue can still produce honey. An after swarm has it's value in a fresh young queen. When...
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    Re: Question about winter/spring build up

    Our first pollen is in february from hazelnuts and at this point there's a little brood happening. I'll be handing out sub prior to this up until the first flow from the maples and dandilions at mid...
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    Re: Confused about winter feeding

    don't go by site alone when judging the amount of stores in your hives. weigh them by lifting the back end of the hive and you should get an idea of their weight. most of my strong hives that have...
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    Re: Russians or Carniolans

    I've had carnis for most of my life in bees. I tried russians for a a couple of years in a few hives but they are not as good at build up and honey production.
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    Re: First time making a split

    In a situation where you can't find the queen, make your split, whether it be a box split or by removing a nuc size amount of bees on 4 frames (honey, pollen, capped brood, eggs) and then 3 days...
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    Re: Frame feeder VS top feeder

    I have been using the frame feeders for a while now but I'm looking forward to the day that I can go back to the hive top feeder.

    Frame feeder has some pros to it under certian cercumstances but...
  8. Re: Ask This Old House now instructs beekeepers?

    If you do a search on you tube, you'll find that there's no shortage of self proclaimed beemasters that have 5 years or less experience but think they know it all. I owe this to the media coverage...
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    Re: Oxalic drizzle in winter

    back in the early 90's, Formic acid was originally registered for use to control trecheal mites. shortly after the varroa showed up here we were using apistan. I remember after treating twice for...
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    Re: Wintering Question.

    the food is usually in the top box and the winter cluster goes through it from the bottom up until the are intirely in the top box. Hear in the north we don't remove any supers unless it's very weak...
  11. Re: Swarm control - Demaree preferred over Checkerboarding?

    I've done the demaree method for 2 years on my 100 hives. One thing I like about this method is that it's not written in stone and you can change a few things here and there and in the end, it's...
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    Re: Thermal Image Gun

    I'd be curious to see if that would work too but I think I'd try it on only a handful of hives first, just in case. I don't overwinter inside so I haven't any experience in it but maybe others who...
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    Re: Honey casing for tobacco

    Hello, just come across your thread. I've been growing baccy for 3 years now and I've used honey in some of my sauces. My best advice would be to get it a proper dryness after casing and then storing...
  14. Re: Attention night owls.. Chat tonight…. mini nuc discussion… 11pm central

    Nice mini nucs. The only thing I'd add to those is a screened vent hole.
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    Jean-marc bought my F550 flat bed but I remember the measurements. I think it was 14' long and 8 1/2' wide. At 8 1/2 feet I was able to fit 6 hives in a row or 3 pallets if they were on the U clips....
  16. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    When I say location, I mean the over all area of forage available for a nectar flow. It doesn't matter how good a beekeeper you are if you have bees in an area that doesn't have flora to support a...
  17. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    In that regard, it comes down to locations. An old saying goes like this- A bad beekeeper will make honey in good locations and good beekeeper will make none in a bad location. But I like to think...
  18. Re: Two general questions for seasoned beekeepers (for fun)

    I was about 14 years old and had bees for about a year when a grizzle old time beek I was talking to told me "you'll learn from your mistakes". This is probably more of a philosophy then advice, but...
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    Re: Thinning/feeding thick corn syrup?

    If there's anyone whos advice I would adhere to on this, it would be Jean-marcs.
  20. Re: Common mistakes or other topics for a class.

    mistakes that I find common for new beekeepers are these-
    1. Not insuring adequate stores for winter, the importances of feeding to help them over winter.
    2. not practicing swarm control. When the...
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    Re: Combining Hives Sets Off WWIII

    That's un fortunate. If you can determine that you have a queen in the 'less weak' hive, them it might be better to reduce them to a single after uniting unless between the two them they have a...
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    Re: Reduce the weak one to 5 over 5 nuc?

    I you do a 5 over five, put all honey and empty up first and feed. It seems like a sound decision for the size frame you are dealing with, good luck.
  23. Prairie Beekeepers Skip Fall And Dive Right Into Winter

    I seen the expected cold front coming your guys' way and all I can say I hope you guys' have your hives ready. I'm not sure how long it'll last but I'm under the impression that once you get the...
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    Re: running single brood chambers for winter

    There never seems to be a year when I'm not overwintering a certian amount of singles and there were some years where I overwintered nothing but singles. Our weather here is mild enough to not need a...
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    Re: what % of colonies are productive?

    It is possible to run your production hives at 100% effecincy but you'll have to supply the factors to see it through. What you produce from your bees to market will determine in some regards to how...
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