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    Re: Q: Mike Palmer Woodenware

    Hi: From The VT Beekeeper site:

    Lefevre Custom Woodworks, LLC
    Mitch Lefevre
    Essex Junction, VT 05452
    ph. 413.281.9271
    email: lefevrecustomwoodworks@gmail.com
    website:...
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    Re: Presentation for third grade class

    I've extracted a few frames in school; let them uncap into the extractor (even a fork works). They love cranking the handle. When done, I hand out honey sticks since I want everyone to get the same...
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    Sticky: Re: Do you know your bee laws?

    Vermont:
    Laws and regulations are a part of this page.

    http://www.vermontagriculture.com/ARMES/plantindustry/apiary/applications.html
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    Re: Dog kennel to keep bears out

    Hi: Take a look at the picture in the attached thread ( post #20). An electrified kennel works for me. I now have four hives inside over wintering. The power's off until March when the bears become...
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    Re: winter varroa tx

    Thanks again. Paul
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    Re: winter varroa tx

    Thank you. I've been reading about Oxalic acid treatment methods. I appreciate hearing how it worked for you and your adjustments. I was thinking that treating when there was no brood, and a smaller...
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    Re: winter varroa tx

    Can you elaborate more on this? How do you do it, at what temps, what concentrations, etc? Thanks.
    I have three hives that I'd like to treat now during a warmer day (above 40*F). I'm thinking that...
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    Re: Another one bites the dust

    This is the kind of sharing I like to read. It helps me learn more. Thanks to those who have contributed and will contribute. It has been difficult on some other threads to weed through the trash...
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    Re: Insulating hives for winter

    Hi: I've used 2" poly panels covering three sides of a hive with a tar paper wrap over a twine binding to keep it all together. The front of the hive was oriented towards the sun and had no...
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    Re: Bear fence on trailer?

    Hi: I use this setup with success. It's 8'x12" and would easily fit on a matching trailer. I use a charger with standoffs. The kennel I picked up at a yard sale for $50. Your charger setup will be...
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    Re: supplemental food rejected

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    Hi: I usually buy these in 10 pair packs at a scaled down price at Walmart (readily available around here). They work well when skiing/riding, and you can even put them in a sealed ziplock bag...
  12. Re: Anyone have plans for a crank type lift for a pickup or flat bed truck.

    Hi: This summer I spent a day working with a commercial beekeeper. He used a homemade device similar to the Bellman's handcart shown....
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    Re: Why use brewers yeast in pollen substitute?

    From Healthline.com
    "Brewer's yeast contains all the essential amino acids, 14 minerals, and 17 vitamins. It is one of the best natural sources of the B-complex vitamins thiamin, riboflavin, niacin,...
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    Re: No queen this late in the season- requeen?

    Since I believe the hive is queenless, the newspaper will let the bees aclimate more gradually without significant fighting (working as if there was a laying worker in the box I want to combine). No...
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    Re: Northern Hive Winter Wrapping Opinion Fest!!!

    My bees think I'm a lousy kisser so I leave that part out, but do the rest , or use solid bottom boards with reduced entrances here in Killington. I've experimented with foam board insulation and...
  16. Thread: Moldy Wax

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    Re: Moldy Wax

    If I'm melting outside, I use a single boiler. If inside, I use a double boiler for safety- less likely to overheat the wax or have a flare up from spilled wax. The used slumgum I save to use as a...
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    Re: No queen this late in the season- requeen?

    Hi: I have a similar situation. Double deep and a partial super full of stores. but no eggs larvae or brood; no evidence of a queen although there have been empty queen cells for two weeks now. The...
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    Re: Preschool bee activity

    In my middle school classes, I find that a super of frames in various stages of development are interesting especially if one has some capped honey that you let them taste fresh from the comb - I'm...
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    Re: what does honey comb weigh?

    Not a direct response, but I weighed a few empty 10 frame mediums with drawn comb and averaged about 10.5 lbs per box - some had plastic frames and some wood and some mixed. A similar deep weighed...
  20. Re: CT/ New England Beeks- when you pulling off supers?

    I'm noticing that the golden rod, aster and knot weed are going by here. I'll extract enough for my families needs (a few gallons) this week sometime, and leave the rest on the hives returning the...
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    Re: No Veil Demos are Bad for Recruiting.

    Interesting discussion. I've been teaching beekeeping to middle school students, and I start out cautiously with an empty hive and all the internals without bees. After a taste of some honey from a...
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    Re: A Gallon of 5:3 Sugar Syurp

    Hi: You can buy a cheap digital scale on line for less than $15.00. I found mine on a close out for less than $6.
    an example:...
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    Re: Do bees eat blueboard insulation?

    Thanks for the replies. I think I'll make a division board of masonite or thin plywood sandwiched with the blueboard in between. I've used blueboard on the outside of the hive loosely wrapped with...
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    Do bees eat blueboard insulation?

    I have a double deep hive with seven over seven frames being used by the bees, and I was wondering if I could remove four empty frames on one side and replace them with a blue board division...
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    Re: Why are my bees starting to chase us?

    Hi: I had a similar problem with some weak hives I was feeding last week. I put entrance reducers on the weak hives since I suspected robbing, and now all is calm again. Not certain of the cause and...
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