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    Re: Two untreated hives in my bee yard

    Another point to consider is Randy Oliver found that sick or weak bees will migrate to another hive thinking they’re doing their hive a favor.
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    Re: Well this might change things!

    I have to disagree. With fresh comb it’s not a problem, they’ll work the wax to their liking. Older comb has to have the layers of cocoons broken away to form a ledge for the bees to start the cells...
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    Re: Well this might change things!

    Ya, thatís what I like about Mel Disselkoenís method (OTS) of raising queens. Make notches in the comb where the right ages larvae are and let the bees decide with little intervention.
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    Re: Well this might change things!

    I think they’re missing the fact that the gene diversity exists with both the queen and the drones.
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    Re: Telling the bees - can be therapeutic

    My deepest condolences.
    I talk to em all the time, mostly it’s “ just calm down, I gotta do what I gotta do and you having a hissy fit ain’t helping” lol.
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    Re: Just registered! very informative site!!!

    Welcome!
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    Re: Greetings from PANAMA

    Welcome Hans, good luck with your research!
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    Re: iPhone Microwaves Causes Absconding

    I don't own an iphone, but could i ask that someone who does, try the experiment (put an iphone on a hive) then report back, so we can put this matter to rest

    Inadvertently I already have. If I...
  9. Thread: Fondant

    by rwlaw
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    Re: Fondant

    I didn’t check it out but I heard Sams club has fondant on the shelf in the bakery section.
  10. Re: Using battery w/inverter and ProVap 110: how many colonies can be treated?

    I’m going to defer the mechanical calculations to the whiz kids lol. I can tell you to be cautious about using it without a charging source for the battery (after going thru a couple battery chargers...
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    Re: Think I messed up big time

    It’ll be fine. Back in the days of scrounging and charring used equipment, I painted plenty of insides of boxes. Probably never killed a bee doing it.
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    Re: Frame rest protectors

    Itís the vertical side buildup that gets me talking to myself lol!
  13. Thread: Is my Yard OK?

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    Re: Is my Yard OK?

    Ya, it’s the trees that count. One black locust tree on a good year can equal a acre of clover yield.
  14. Thread: New to the Forum

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    Re: New to the Forum

    Welcome John, good luck with your bees.
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    Re: The Girls love wet cardboard

    Maybe it’s warmer than the surrounding area water sources.
  16. Thread: Formic Acid

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    Re: Formic Acid

    The FA did it. All bees can do is herd them around.
  17. Re: I've Installed Motion Detector Lights, Now My Bees Come Out at Night

    I use red leds at night, the brighter area light (rather than the headlamp) does attract bees so it must give off some UV waves
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    Re: Frame rest protectors

    I put them on with it mind that it saves the wood. But I’ve found that heating the area gently with a torch gets things softened up gets things off without hacking it down.
  19. Re: I've Installed Motion Detector Lights, Now My Bees Come Out at Night

    They’ll return to the hive once the sun comes up and they can orientate themselves.
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    Re: Power For A Vaporizer

    Ya, I used to pull and move machinery, my lungs have probably been subjected to every carcinogen known to man blowing crap apart with a torch. The mask is darn well worth the price and inconvenience.
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    Re: Greetings from Stark County Ohio

    Welcome, the beauty of beekin is there’s always something new to learn!
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    Re: Last OAV in Northern climates? (Michigan)

    One OAV treatment when broodless as opposed to the series with brood present.
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    Re: Last OAV in Northern climates? (Michigan)

    Ya, I was in a hive two weeks ago that needed some feed and pulled a couple frames for the tank feeder. It had a grapefruit sized cluster of sealed brood and larvae surrounding it, they’re not...
  24. Thread: Hello from India

    by rwlaw
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    Re: Hello from India

    Welcome, good luck with the bees.
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    Re: A question about feeding

    I extracted frames from deadouts last winter (because of sugar contamination), one of my buds is making mead with it
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