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  1. Re: Will bees remove pollen from frames in honey super?

    Off topic.
    Davemal, (Post #9), I am of the same opinion as you relative to bee-power efficiency. I drill a 3/4 " hole in the lower right hand corner, 2" up from the bottom and in line with the...
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    Re: Closing them in for a day

    Grins,

    Several years ago in August I had a similar concern because I had a wedding at my house for a son and there were 70 wedding guests. I had 15 colonies in my apiary about 40-50 feet from...
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    Re: Getting comb drawn 'on demand'.

    John,

    Thanks for your today's post. I find what you are doing very interesting and may also play with the concept next year. I commonly use 5/5/5 Nuc's too.
    Keep us all posted as you assess...
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    Re: New EAS Master Beekeeper - Nancy

    Congratulations Nancy! I too try to read as many of your posts as possible because you and I think very much along the same vein. I believe that you have become a great asset to BeeSource. I wish...
  5. Re: Is capped sugar syrup useful to a hive?

    Little John, thanks for your comment - I think that that says it all.
    psm & Greg, thanks for your confirmation and comments.

    I too would agree.

    Cheers,
    Steve
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    Re: Locking up a hive

    I had a wedding next to my bee yard two years ago with 70 people in attendance. Had 15 hives all with full screened bottom boards and I made a ventilated screened inner cover for each with the outer...
  7. Re: temporary and inexpensive solutions for coloring hive bodies?

    Honey bees can only differentiate between the major categories of color, including yellow, blue-green, blue, violet, and ultraviolet. Why don't you paint the fronts, tops, or complete hives those...
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    Re: Moonshine jugs?

    I frequently use the 16 oz. Muth jars with the big cork because they are good sellers, especially during the Christmas holiday season. When I harvest and bottle ahead with the Muth jars I do not...
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    Re: Nosema and Comb

    Smoke,

    Here is the photo of the "stack" that I intended to post.
    Steve
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    Re: Nosema and Comb

    Smoke,

    Started fumigating early spring when clearing out my dead outs, and continue. Stacked supers ~ 6 high with bottom super empty of frames but containing a flower pot saucer holding a rag and...
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    Re: Nosema and Comb

    Margot,

    I fumigated lots of wooden ware (supers full of frames stacked five high) this spring with glacial acetic acid vapor after major winter losses due in part to Nosema. Be careful! Frames...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Dan,

    I'll bet I'm an older fart than you! Will be 80 before year end.

    Here's the procedure for attaching a photo to your BS message. I had to step through the process with this photo taken...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Dan,

    Did you make the jig? Send a photo.
    I like jigs.

    Cheers,
    Steve
  14. Just interrupted a cub's training session ...

    I had some dead out (DO) NUCs outside my electrified bee yard to be cleaned up and when I looked out I saw Mama bear taking the opportunity to instruct junior on the size, shape, smell, etc. of a...
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    Re: Bear got me

    Maybe the bear found that somebody else's apiary "was a piece of cake".
    (No pun intended)

    Cheers,
    Steve
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    Re: Bear got me

    Fivej,

    For clarification, by "good ground", I mean a good electrical ground. My sheet metal apron ground outside of the electrically "hot" fence is soldered to a continuous copper wire which is...
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    Re: Bear got me

    Fivej,

    See my post # 11 at: https://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?260325-Bears-and-Bees&highlight=bear+creek+steveost%20#%2011

    I live in arid Colorado and have to ensure that the...
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    Re: Front Range roller coaster - 2019

    You are correct on the CAUTION regarding the use of acetic acid.

    Steve
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    Re: Front Range roller coaster - 2019

    Shin,

    I'm cleaning up and scraping D.O.s and decontaminating for Nosema by vaporizing glacial acetic acid inside a six high stacks of medium supers, double ratchet strapped together to keep my...
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    Re: Front Range roller coaster - 2019

    Shin,

    I'm recovering from bad winter losses. Poor fall management. So i need a good looking frame on a 2019 frame.
    Cheers,
    Steve
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    Re: Front Range roller coaster - 2019

    Shinbone,

    That looks gorgeous! I've got a similar one too.

    Steve
  22. Re: scrape off old comb shreds from a medium frame or leave 'em be?

    Mitch,

    Something to consider. Electric fences work well for my bears, and if well designed I'm sure would work well for your coons. Good luck with all!

    Steve
  23. Re: scrape off old comb shreds from a medium frame or leave 'em be?

    Mitch,

    If you just leave them and put them back in the hive, I think you will be disappointed with the result. I would suggest that you clean out all of the old wax and wire, and replace both...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Soar,

    Fires,

    First: Happy Easter to you an yours.

    Second: I know how busy you are at this point in your season and I appreciate your taking the time to spell out your detailed procedure. ...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Soar,

    Congratulations! Phenomenal success rate.

    Would you provide a brief step by step outline of your grafting process?

    Thanks,
    Steve
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