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  1. #21
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    Iddee, I lived in Greensboring, NC for a few
    years in the late 1980s, so I am very familiar
    with the massive difference in the weather between
    NC and VA.

    So dodge and weave all you like, but all it
    will do is get you hired by the Republican
    party or Fox News.

  2. #22
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    Well, getting back to the topic of dumb questions...Hey, Jim, ya want to become a republican??? I can get you in here if you don't let your background be known.

    Barry, that is the name of the thread.

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    I have a couple of boxes of honey supercell
    it's to late in the year to introduce it
    I was thinking of using buckbee's idea of pouring some suger into it then adding some water to make sort of a fondant candy sort of stuff in the cells then putting them on top of hives
    it would be kinda like a candy board to give them extra feed and it would get the frames introduced into the hive rather than having them sit in the basement all winter
    thoughts??
    good idea / stupid idea??

    what say yea?
    Dave

    [size="1"][ October 27, 2006, 08:09 PM: Message edited by: drobbins ][/size]

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    The only stupid idea is the one that don't work because you never thought it out or tried it out.
    doug

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    >I was thinking of using buckbee's idea of pouring some suger into it then adding some water to make sort of a fondant candy sort of stuff in the cells then putting them on top of hives

    If you have enough stores what would be the point? If you don't, it's a great idea.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    The point would be to get the combs into the hives and smelling like bees to encourage acceptance next spring when I move them and use them where I want to (in the broodnest)
    The hives are strong and don't really need the help
    I just keep hearing people talk about acceptance issues with plastic comb and thought letting them sit on a hive all winter full of syrup might help
    Otherwise they just sit in the basement

    BTW, it just hit 70F and the bee's are rockin [img]smile.gif[/img]

    Dave

    [size="1"][ October 28, 2006, 12:40 PM: Message edited by: drobbins ][/size]

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    No fact here, only opinion, but it sounds like the perfect setup for raising hundreds of shb. Plenty of feed, hiding places, and the bees stay below.

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    hmm, an interesting point
    I wonder if SHB can survive the winter in an empty box away from the cluster or if they need to be in or near the cluster for warmth
    this is the wrong forum for this
    I think I'll start a thread over in diseases and pests

    Dave

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    More chuckles for Walt.

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    Roy

    thanks for the info
    it's good to know Walt's having a good time [img]smile.gif[/img]

    Dave

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    Sorry, meant to delete that. Anytime Walt's name is mentioned, I print out the thread and register it in my "Topic Notifications" so I get an email whenever there is a new posting. So far, the only way to do that is for me to add a reply using the "Full Reply Form". I apologize for using forum space this way, but no one has informed me of a different way to do this. Ah well, maybe this will be taken care of in the upgrade.

    Roy

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