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    Re: Bee Preferred Entrance Height

    AR Beekeeper,
    Any chance you could provide a link to the Russian study? I've been driving myself nuts over the last 6 months or so thinking about entrances, and the pros and cons of different...
  2. Re: New Queen Rearing System from ABJ Dec2013 p 1279

    I have a lot of respect for MP and J Clemens' experience and knowledge. That said, I think it might be interesting to hear from someone who actually knows a bit about the product, perhaps with a...
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    Re: Brewtech Brewers Yeast

    scdw43:
    Thanks for posting that, considerate of you.
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    Re: Queenless hives

    Can you find queens to buy? I suppose someone down around the gulf might have some. Without decent numbers of drones, I wouldn't be very optimistic about the cells, but if that were my only option,...
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    Re: Honey B Healthy Recipe

    Mixing with a blender actually does work great, it's easy and the mixture stays blended all season long. However, I would recommend using an old or cheap blender, as the one I used from our kitchen...
  6. Re: "Inert ingredient" in styrofoam insulation board?

    Also may be exactly what it says, "inert". Note it says deter, not repel. Fiberglass will often deter pests, only because they don't care for it, and it is difficult for them to penetrate. Styrofoam...
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    Re: Camp feeder alternative ?

    I wonder if the sugar will absorb enough water during the winter to cause it to become less than stable in the frame? I could envision at least part of it crumbling and dropping to the bottom of the...
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    Re: Compressing hive question

    Your question probably should have been posted in the BK 101 forum. Whether you re-post or not, there are a lot of questions you need to answer before someone can really help you out. Is there honey...
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    Bee accident, Sure hate to see this

    Anybody know who this belongs to?

    http://www.macon.com/2013/11/03/2753938/bees-swarm-in-forsyth-after-accident.html
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    Re: solar melter experience/thoughts

    At some point once it leaves the inside, the wax will start to solidify. While that could be overcome, it seems like just another way to complicate what is a simple, proven method, with no apparent...
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    Re: Consolidation

    If it were me, I'd pull the partially built box. If it will make you feel better, by all means add the sugar board. Your biggest mistake, IMHO is worrying too much. It's a HOBBY. Do the best you know...
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    Re: Making some candy boards

    Gives beekeepers something to do!

    I built the frame out of 1x4s, put 1/2 x 1 wire in the bottom,( I had it on hand), and drilled a hole in one end for top vent. Placed newspaper on the wire,...
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    Re: Fall singles pics

    Wow, your stuff looks sharp! Do you manage to keep all of your bee equipment looking that good? Bees look good in your first pic too. We're a bit warmer than you, 65F today. That's supposed to change...
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    Re: The power of propolis

    AB, Very interesting, thanks for posting this.
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    Re: wrapping with burlap?

    Beeup, did you have an upper vent? If so what size? I suppose I should ask, was the rot on the inside, or between the roofing paper and the box?
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    Re: It's been real, been fun!

    Good luck with your business this winter.
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    Re: almost funny

    I hope you weren't in the house when it broke. Bet 30 lbs of sugar + water made a heckuva mess wherever it happened.
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    Re: Mann Lake Inner Covers

    Although the bees could use a 1/4 x 1 inch opening, whether they would or not is another matter. While it would offer some ventilation, whether it would be "worth it or not" would depend on what...
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    Re: Normal reaction to a sting?

    I got nailed on the thumb during a cutout this fall, 3 days later my hand looked just like yours in the photo. Thumb swelled so bad it split across the knuckle. What was interesting about this is...
  20. Re: how late is okay to condense a hive for winter in southern Ohio?

    If the bees have a week or two of flying temps, they can fix a lot of messes created by keepers. However if night temps are dropping down to, or near freezing, it can be kind of tough on them. I'm...
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    Re: FIghting bees

    If you only move them across the yard, the robbers will likely relocate them in less time than it takes you to make the move. Better use of your time would be to build and install a robber screen.
  22. Re: how late is okay to condense a hive for winter in southern Ohio?

    If your daytime temps are still warm enough for the bees to fly, you should be fine. I'm assuming you are just wanting to pull off some extra boxes. Make sure there is plenty of stores left when...
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    Re: How long does 2:1 sugar keep?

    Don't know about you folks over in Iona, but we're still getting a few days here and there with 50+ temps. If I had that much syrup, I would probably offer it in an open feeder, (inverted bucket). If...
  24. Re: Bees walking around on the ground near hive

    Are they drones who've been escorted out?
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    Re: 2 hives absconded

    I personally do not believe that a queen with 30 workers or less has any chance of survival. Some of that "rocking strong" activity had to be robbers cleaning the place out if there is no honey left....
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