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    Re: what would you do?

    I do not believe in the statement the "crummy package queen." Sometimes packages fail because feeding is stopped too soon. The practice of killing the package queen does not make sense. Why not see...
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    Re: Hive insulation... quick and easy.

    What about having a 1 inch air space between the rigid foam and the hive body (front, back, and sides)? There is a upper vent hole in the second deep, so there is a 5/8 inch cut out by the vent...
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    Re: Hopguard II and Hive Kills

    I had good results with Hopguard 2. I needed to do a second application for mite treatment. The first treatment was with Mite-away quick strip. A month later I used Hopguard 2. I only did this...
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    Re: Is a inner cover necessary with quilt box

    I have two hives with quilt boxes. One hive has a 5lb candy board with an oval opening and then the quilt box. There is a 5/8th ventilation hole drilled toward the top front of the quilt box by the...
  5. Re: They say Americans are getting grumpy about the never ending rising prices these

    I quoted a start-up price for a double deep new hive with a package of bees to be about $300.00. Do you think this is accurate?
  6. Thread: Acebirds one hive

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    Re: Acebirds one hive

    Acebird is right about the moisture collecting on the inside end walls of the hive bodies. The end frames are always a mess come Spring. I have not been able to solve the ventilation problem. I have...
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    Re: Russian Package, Richmond Area

    I happened upon this re-queening method by mistake. I re-queened a hive this fall. I took the cork out of the candy end of the cage. After a week I checked the cage. Usually I check sooner. I looked...
  8. Thread: Top insulation?

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    Re: Top insulation?

    I think you are right about that. The problem is that two hives are low on stores and a beekeeper is trying to buy time by keeping the hive unseasonably warm in the hopes that the bees will bring the...
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    Re: Top insulation?

    Well, maybe that is why the top layer of the straw is damp. I was thinking that maybe the rain had come in because the single front vent in each of the quilt boxes was not drilled with an upward...
  10. Thread: Top insulation?

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    Re: Top insulation?

    Well, that is what does not make sense. I am feeding one hive on the top bars of the 2nd deep. The inner cover is off. I filled a 4th deep with straw and drilled a 7/8th vent hole by the front hand...
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    Re: Beekeeping and the Atkins Diet

    I think the answer is not eating so much fat. It is good to eat a little honey every day-for your own well being as well as the bees. Good luck on your diet.
  12. Thread: Acebirds one hive

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    Re: Acebirds one hive

    Maybe you can make the hive a little warmer and not worry about ventilation. Take a deep super and staple bee proof hardware cloth on the bottom. Drill a 7/8th vent hole on the front by the handle...
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    Re: Neighbor complaint

    This is what I would do. Make up a batch of homemade pollen mix (soy flour, dry milk, vitamin C, sea salt). I think this is the complete recipe, but you can check on beesource. Grind up some anise...
  14. Thread: fumagilin B

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    Re: fumagilin B

    It is one rounded teaspoon per gallon of syrup. Sorry, I don't mean to confuse everybody.
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    Re: fumagilin B

    I read those directions wrong. The directions say 1/2 rounded Tablespoon per 1 gallon of syrup. Kind of crazy directions.
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    fumagilin B

    I just purchased Fumagilin-B. The directions say 1 rounded Tablespoon per 1 gallon of fall syrup. Is this right? In years past the directions said 2 rounded teaspoons per 1 gallon of fall syrup.
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    Re: Recent experiences with Rossman Apiaries?

    I have purchased many package bees from Rossman Apiaries-always with an Italian queen. I have been very happy with my purchases.
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    Re: EFB Can they be saved?

    Is it the white twisted larvae (like a copperhead snake ready to strike) that make you think that this is EFB? That is what I see in your picture. Is this what you are referring to?
    P.S. Sorry about...
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    pittsford ny cut out

    Is there a person in Pittsford NY that can do a cut for bees that have entered the outside wall of a house through a small hole?
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    super-sized smoker

    Would you buy the larger 4 by 10? I bought a replacement valve for my old smoker. Unfortunately, I now see I have a tear in the bellows. I don't know if the tear is from old age (smoker is at least...
  21. Re: I am going to need so much advice. Please brace yourselves.

    Also, once the smoker is going put a little green grass on top of the fuel to cool the smoke. Test the the temperature of the smoke-not too hot.
  22. Re: I am going to need so much advice. Please brace yourselves.

    A propane torch to light the smoker works great. Also you can use the propane torch to clean the inside of the smoker.
  23. Re: Michigan Loses Right to Farm Farewell to Backyard Chickens and Beekeepers

    Well, I don't know what city people need to be protected from regarding livestock and farms, and gardens. What are people so fearful of?
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    Re: Hopguard II and Hive Kills

    Hi CircleBee,
    I used hopguard I last year with pretty good results. This summer, I purchased hopguard II from Mann Lake for some of the smaller hives. I will wait and hear what you have to say...
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    Re: Any input on caring for Bee Tree seedlings

    What about seaweed? Some people use seaweed in their vegetable gardens. I think it is too cold in zone 5 for bee bee trees. My bee bee trees died. Maybe a peat pot would have made the difference. I...
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