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    Re: Questions about OAV procedure

    I have the varrox vaporizer and noticed that it was taking longer last week when I treated 10 hives, so I put a volt meter on the battery as the vaporizor was hooked up (under load) and the voltage...
  2. Thread: Top insulation?

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    Re: Top insulation?

    I agree that the top of the box is of prime importance, and my preferance is to insulate and ventilate (quilt box is my test this year) . I think it was Vance that brought to my attention that a cool...
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    Re: Drone congregation Area

    My notion of a feral DCA is in reference to an idea I have to find DCA's in remote areas. I talked to a logger friend of mine who said they had harvested a tree full of bees in the middle of winter...
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    Re: Drone congregation Area

    I see your point, and agree. A DCA is not inside the box and is one of the areas beeks cant control, let alone understand where it is and the dynamics associated with it--ferel so to speak....If...
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    Re: Drone congregation Area

    Heres an interesting experiment one could use to find a DCA or possibly find a ferel DCA.
    http://youtu.be/WgtDhNeg9_Y

    ==McBee7==
  6. Re: Single 5 frame Nucs...who over winters these in colder, wet locations

    Thanks for the info Ian, and I'll use it to figure the on time for the exhaust fan.....
    I was wondering where you are in your winter preps?? Are your hives indoor now, or yarded and under feed,???...
  7. Re: Single 5 frame Nucs...who over winters these in colder, wet locations

    Here is a link to the timer that I'll use to turn on and off the exhaust fan..... or fresh air supply fan.......
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    Re: Why a nuc instead of a full colony?

    Think of it this way- if you have 3 frames of honey in a 5 frame nuc, thats 60% of the hive is honey, or 2 frames is 40%honey, if it's 2 story and the second story is all honey you have 50%...
  9. Re: Single 5 frame Nucs...who over winters these in colder, wet locations

    I have made a 4ft by 14ft by 7ft high lean on the back of my garage. This has about 400 cubic ft. There was a canadian paper link hear that said you need about 35 cubic feet to indoor winter each 10...
  10. Re: Single 5 frame Nucs...who over winters these in colder, wet locations

    I seem to remember M.Palmer talking about 5 frame single story nucs with 2 frames of honey ( 40%) on the outsides, with pollen and brood and bees on the middle 3 frames....He is in Vermont so I think...
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    Re: How late can I feed 2:1 syrup?

    Lots of good advice here, and as I type it's 37 deg outside.
    Today I pulled frame syrup feeders, I've been feeding nucs for a couple of weeks now and they have increased about 20# each and I think...
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    Re: Continue feeding?

    Pour the feed to them, especially if its 50ish and they'll take it.
    If they are taking it, maybe you won't have to mountian camp them in jan/feb :) saves you work later...good luck..

    ==McBee7==
  13. Re: Too much space vs not enough for this time of year

    A few weeks ago I added a super to a 2story 5 frame deep nuc that was doing really well and today I removed it with the foundation drawn. I had hoped they would draw and fill the super but now that...
  14. Thread: Winter Prep

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    Re: Winter Prep

    Welcome to BeeSource Lucky,,,
    I have started my winter preps here, and am feeding syrup now to get my hives to what I think they'll need to make it to spring/pre-spring...
    Today I started building...
  15. Re: Goldenrod in NC.......Lots of Bloom But No Nectar?

    Most of our goldenrod is done for the year but what is left I have seen lots of native polinators on.....The remaining GR and astors are the only thing left, and some red clover in the hay fields,...
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    Re: Best time to move hives in TN

    I moved 5 hives about a month ago and 10 more about a week ago and all was well as we smoked the hives at dusk, as the temp dropped to about 64 deg. They were bearding and retreated to the hive as it...
  17. Thread: Re: no eggs

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    Re: no eggs

    Welcome to beesource mousehunt1....
    If the hives are 2 years old they should have lots of bees and resources unless there were conditions that we don't know about....One being, what is the mite...
  18. Thread: Amazing NUCS

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    Re: Amazing NUCS

    welcome to beesource AbigJoak.....
    The bees are carniolian (sp) and the queens are Kona queens from Hawaii....The carniolians are known for being thrifty in the cold months and being bred in hawaii...
  19. Thread: Amazing NUCS

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    Re: Amazing NUCS

    Thanks Adrian,
    I was looking at your vidios on youtube to see if tthere was any info on weights and the only thing I saw was like 65# for a 2 story nuc in march was to light,,,,,Was wondering if you...
  20. Thread: Extra queen

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    Re: Extra queen

    What is a 7 wire excluder???

    ==McBee7==
  21. Thread: Amazing NUCS

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    Re: Amazing NUCS

    Thanks Lburou, I was definately lucky with these nucs,,,but not so lucky with some italian packages I started in april....
    My luck goes 2 ways so you might as well buy your own lottery ticket and...
  22. Thread: Amazing NUCS

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    Amazing NUCS

    I started 10 nucs on June 15 as I worked in North Dakota, with the help of a commercial beek, on July 15 I made 5 more splits from the original 10for a total of 15 5frame nucs.
    On thursday I picked...
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    Re: Advice for Package Bees

    Here's a link to "Nebraska Bees"
    would consider them myself especially after the georgia bee fiasco...
    http://nebraskabees.com/4.html
    Good luck

    ==McBee7==
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    Re: Advice for Package Bees

    There was a guy in eastern Neb, this year that had packages for sale for about $100 --4#and a old queen out of the almonds with a promise of a better queen to come later, he was also on utube.........
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    Re: Jack Frost has Arrived :(

    Nice pictures BeePro, Those look like our fall flower here. Its been overcast and rainy here during the day and clear at night, not much foraging time for the bees, theyre just bored hanging out at...
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