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    Re: 18% ABV Sweet mead

    Fermentation has slowed way down. Approximately 3 BPM. I plan on transfering to the secondary sometime this week. As of last week, SG was 1.050, down from my OG of 1.138. Hoping to hit somewhere...
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    Re: Mites zapped by laser frame

    Russ, why don't you give us all the executive summary version? You are very good at boiling down lengthy articles and providing the most salient points.
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    Re: a honeycomb i left for now

    Sorry about the delay approving the photos. I just came across this thread. Breeton, I suggest you PM JimD who also lives in Spring and ask him to come by to offer advice. So far it looks like you...
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    Re: When Should I Wrap My Hives??

    I am a third year beekeeper and will volunteer my survival rates with unwrapped hives in zone 7a. First year I lost a small nuc when temps dropped to -8F. Not enough bees to maintain temps. We...
  5. Re: Too late to start feeding sugar syrup in Jersey?

    Clark, I am still feeding down here in Richmond. I believe my weather is similar to yours so while it is awfully late to be starting, it is not too late to boost their stores a little. Just make the...
  6. Sticky: Re: Hive designs and their advantages and disadvantages

    LJ, I too wonder about the hairs on a bees eyes and suspect that they are a sensory organ of sorts. Who knows for sure?
  7. Re: Is there a problem in giving bees a bit of fermented honey?

    We pilots have a saying, "eight hours from bottle to throttle". How are you going to make sure your girls are not going to try flying while drunk? :D

    Like the others, I believe the bees can...
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    Re: The right number of hives to keep it fun

    I'm with you Deb, 20 is all I want and can comfortably manage. Hope to sell an equal number of nucs each year.
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    Re: queen excluders

    When my QEs get propolized, I set them out and the bees scavenge the propolis off of them, leaving them pretty clean.
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    Re: best way to 2:1 feed in-hive?

    I really like the Beemax hivetop feeder from Betterbee. Too bad they do not make one for nucs. Just bought 3 Ceracell nuc feeders that I will be trying out. Very nice.
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    Re: When Should I Wrap My Hives??

    Truth be told, in zone 7a, like I am here in Richmond, you do not need to wrap at all. If you do, make sure they have airflow because our winters are humid compared to many other parts of the country.
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    Re: Chemical free mite control trap/split

    Personally, I like when people consider novel ways of dealing with issues. As far as potential problems with this particular idea, where does one begin...

    Certainly the bees will begin building...
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    Re: Two different bee races in one colony.

    I hope that OYFarm understands the humor of your comment. I am afraid that by now all my fat bodied, big-eyed bees are dead. Nothing left but the smaller and fiercer little bees. Maybe in the spring...
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    Sticky: Re: Riverderwent Survival Treatment Free 2017

    Too funny. Maybe you can teach them to come when you whistle?
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    Re: Frame rest protectors

    When scraping the propolis, I use the sharpened edge of my J-hook style hive tool held at a 90 to work surface. It is drawn across the surface the same way LJ's tool is used. Wax and propolis on...
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    Re: First Frost Thread.

    Richmond, VA 11/2/19, 34F. Not a killing frost, but getting there. Thursday it was 80F.
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    Re: Kickstarter-related posts

    I know the post you are referring to and am hoping to address this issue with the poster.

    Suppose you have a link to your website in your signature line. Suppose on that website you offer items...
  18. Re: new beehive designed to stop bees from dying over winter, and to have 24/7 monito

    As of this date, to the best of my knowledge, the hive is still in the developmental stage. There isn't really even a kickstarter for it yet. Sort of a pre-kickstarter where if you are interested,...
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    Re: New to the Forum

    Welcome John.

    Many have asked Michael P to write a book, but at the present, I think he is busy with his bees. Another Michael (Bush) does have a book and it is a wealth of knowlege whether you...
  20. Re: Advice on finding properties to place beehives?

    At some point you just need to pick up the ball and run with it. A lot of communities have a local FB page or something similar. You can try there too. Put an ad together, post it here for feedback,...
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    Re: Frame rest protectors

    I use them on my Advantech boxes to protect the wood. Kelly provides them with their select grade boxes, or at least did last year. I do not think they make the job of scraping propolis any easier,...
  22. Re: Advice on finding properties to place beehives?

    20 hives at a single residential host is highly unlikely. Backyard folks are going to be in the one to two hives catagory. If you want 20 hives, try to find recreational property that is both...
  23. Re: Free Interview:Innovation in Pollination with Matias Viel CEO of Beeflow

    Alex, you got your wish, sorta.

    Now that there is a separate sub-forum specifically for funding requests, comments and posts that are critical of these requests as a fund-raising mechanism will no...
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    Re: Global Warming

    Funny, although I cannot cite the source right now, I heard that those same ice core samples showed that CO2 levels have been much higher in eons past. And not 800,000 years ago either.
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    Re: Global Warming

    +1:thumbsup: Ah, Bambi burger. 'Tho I make a pretty good vension jerky too.
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