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  1. Re: Ultimate Hive Cover / HAs any one here utilized yet?

    Junk. I put an Ultimate cover upside down on an empty box, and a deep and a medium of honey on the cover. The cover collapsed. I put it on the empty box right side up and stood on it...to get a super...
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    Re: Ultra Bee/Bee Pro no HFCS

    And make a small amount in a pail, let it sit over-night, and see if the ratio is right. If not, adjust it. 2:1 has more water than HFCS.
  3. Re: Outer Cover - Experience with LeakSeal or similar in lieu of alulminum

    Score it with a razor blade knife and fold on score. It will break right along the cut.
  4. Re: cool video i got from a bee web site

    Looks like a Vermont road crew. Two working, six standing around. :)

    I love the dog cart.
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    Re: Hive Staples?

    A little story on the joys of using staples..... :)

    Just north of the border, in Hemingford, Quebec, Parc Safari African draws many thousands of visitors, to drive among the wild animals and play...
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    Re: comerical beekiping in ky

    Or Rick Sutton who is a KY Kentucky commercial.
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    Re: Hive Staples?

    I used to use staples to hold the hives together when pollinating apples. 600 three story hives, all stapled and loaded by hand. That's 12 staples per hive hammered into the woodenware, and then...
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    Re: Nosema cures?

    There are many reasons why a colony gets dysentery, and it doesn't necessarily indicate a nosema infection. Long periods of confinement without cleansing flights will cause dysentery in some...
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    Re: Comb Containers

    I find those cut comb cutters to be a pretty poor way to cut your comb. Yeah, it works, but I find it crushes too much of the comb structure rather than making a nice clean cut. Better to use a...
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    Re: Comb Containers

    I sold 4000 cuts for $6@. Customers up here in Vermont sell it for $9-10@. Down in the cities, the price is more than $10.
  11. Re: Brother Adam hive top feeder board question

    These are photos I took of his mating nucs and feeder. You can see where the feeder block fits in relation to the fixed central divider. I would say one hole in each block leads to one nuc on either...
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    Re: Comb Containers

    I've used several different containers for cut comb. Aluminum bottom service industry containers are the worst. They crush too easily and the comb can be damaged. Clamshells are pretty flimsy, and...
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    Re: You can't get rid of beetles by destroying hives...

    Same thing happened in America when Tracheal mite arrived. Wasn't it Maryland that depopulated, among others.
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    Re: Thrown into the Fray!

    Excellent!
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    Re: Is this my queen?

    Yep
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    Re: Wintering Nucs - Redux

    Nice Harry. Another way to cook the stew. :)

    When were the first photos taken...with those beards. Post was in August. If I had nucs populated like that in August, with the goldenrod flow...
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    Re: Wintering Nucs - Redux

    The outside dimensions of the bottom are the same as your hive. Mine are 16 1/4 x 19 7/8

    The bottom has two parts, the body and the rim.

    The body is 1/2" CDX plywood. Cut to approx. 15 1/2...
  18. Re: Doolittle's paddle for that "scolding" bee

    Since I often don't wear a veil, I see these scolding bees. They're the ones that persist in getting in my face, and the ones that are gonna sting my nose if I let them. I don't have a paddle, but...
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    Re: Do you reverse hive bodies?

    Especially if you did it every 10 days. :)
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    Re: Do you reverse hive bodies?

    Exactly. Reversing is an important tool in swarm control, dealing with left-over crystallized honey in the spring, and comb renewal of the bottom box.
  21. Re: Jon Entine debunks theory linking neonic pesticides to honeybee collapse

    Oil Seed Rape? I know it's treated with a neonic, but don't know how. And, the bees certainly don't avoid the flowers.
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    Re: Beekeeping in Australia 1947

    Nice. Brings back memories...strapping with steel bands from Carris Reels and moving bees by hand. Used to move 600 by hand, and I sure don't miss that. Hey, that 4 frame reversible is just like the...
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    Re: Apiary Registration

    You're talking about two different things. The 2 mile limit is meant to keep commercial yards sorted out. It doesn't limit land owners from establishing apiaries on their land or back yards.
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  24. Re: Introduce virgin queens of a different strain

    Make a larger cage. I re-use my home made cages for years.
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    Re: winter wrap test

    And it's also about the bees...the stock, the population and their age. Do what you will tom the hive, if the bees are inferior, the colony doesn't have much of a chance.

    In a 50s edition of The...
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