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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

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    good plan on "i'm holding on to my 'goals' rather loosely these days, and have purposed myself to be decidedly content with however things work out. time will tell."
    When I want what I...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Hi Russ,
    do you have a ratio of Alcohol to propolis? With Grain Alcohol one could use it as a hive coating or use for health reasons
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    AR1, how soon do you add the patties to "instigate" the early build up? Have you done it in the past? Did they do swarm prep early in that case?
    Just curious
    GG
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    Re: Bees starving

    I would remove the spacer and MC pile and add the box with out any thing inbetween
    They will move up into it as they need.
    GG
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    Re: Bee removal in january-help!

    cool pic a 2 comb deep frame hive, neat to see thanks for the pic.
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    Re: Bee removal in january-help!

    try to leave the wall section standing up, even durrin transport. tarp it at the top for rain and such. stand it up on a south side of another barn somewhere or in the same orientation. you may...
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    Re: Bees starving

    Ray, I would.... take the top box from your dead out. If it is 90% full leave as is. if not then reverse the first 5 frames and the last 5. IE start with
    1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 end with...
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    Re: Global Warming

    Agree, on both. Do get some farm land, I did, Am about to find a second one. nice place to while away some retired hours. Look for a farm with some woods (fuel) and some fruit trees or raspberries,...
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    Re: Global Warming

    ok so wade thru the forecast forcast bla bla, to a observation table:
    month forecast observed
    January 410.4 410.9
    December 411.7 411.9

    so we forecasted a 1.3 PPM increase for...
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    Re: Resources on Nectar Flow Timing?

    hmmm sounds like maybe move 2 :) towns have yards that get watered, at times bushes and hedges that are not native etc. edge of town can be a good place. Also near a river/creek bottom. as it...
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    Re: Resources on Nectar Flow Timing?

    +1 exactly. as well move 5 miles one way or another and other blooms come into play Real data will be more valuable that the books and papers one reads.
    GG
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    Re: What causes Honey to cystallize?

    First pound as in the first frame you took out from the top of the hive, or the fist frame the bees filled, bottom of the hive. Or the first frame to go into the process? Just wondering, Sorry to...
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    Re: Resources on Nectar Flow Timing?

    In any given area there will be plants that are not native, bloom early, bloom late , etc.
    I would also consider a Hive scale, record the same time of the day as evaporation occurs over night. ...
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    Re: Should I go with Saskatraz packages

    Comments/opinions on your comments Jim,
    1)One of the statements that he has made is that package queens usually get replaced by the colony before the first year. IMO doing a Mel D type requeen in...
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    Re: beekeeping within city limits

    PLUS 1 I read several HOA "contracts" most had a clause somewhat "these rules are subject to change", and you still must comply
    I finally took then off the list of options and quit even looking...
  16. Re: How long can a colony stay alive without fresh air?

    Well get out to check them as soon as you can, consider either a top entrance or a device that allows some open space near the entrance.
    Having no top entrance in a snowy area and not having time...
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    Re: beekeeping within city limits

    And this one "The Town Manager shall have the right to inspect any apiary between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Where practicable, prior notice shall be given to the beekeeper who resides at...
  18. Re: What are the bees gleaning from chicken feed?

    Pollen Sub often has Yeast in it. As grain or other parts of chicken feed may have Yeast on the surface or in it, they are likely collecting yeast, or any other thing they can use as a substitute for...
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    Re: Does anybody reverse/flip bottom boards?

    I do not reverse. to be fair I make my own and they are NOT the reversible type. I make a 5/8 entrance and use blocks of scrap wood to shorten as needed. The extra space below when I offer it cause...
  20. Re: The use of 48hr queen cells to spread resistant genetics

    you got it, the statement "But a fertilized egg gets ALL of the the drones (16 out of 16) DNA " is untrue, or false depending on your point of view.
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    Greg, so with 16 drones , assuming they are all "Unique" One could have 16 daughter Queens and have 16 different genetic queens and yes step daughters if you will. Thats why Bro Adam did 100s of...
  22. Re: The use of 48hr queen cells to spread resistant genetics

    each drone has its own family with 16 you would have 16 patra line all a different combo unless 2 of the drones are "brothers"
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    Sticky: Re: Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Greg, would it make sense to combine in the fall 2 or 3 small clusters and then split in the spring. If the little ones all perish then in the spring you have nothing to start from.
    If 6 were to...
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    Sticky: Re: Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Russ also a laZy mans way to do C&S leave an inch or so of comb, then take 1/2 that away making whats left uncapped and to a point at the edge. place upside down over a cookie sheet overnight to...
  25. Re: The use of 48hr queen cells to spread resistant genetics

    As the drone offspring run true to the Queen Linage, one can affect the drone pool, in 1 or 2 ways , likely more.
    1) give away many of your best drone line 48hr cells to you neighbors at the bee...
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