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    Re: Help with Comb Honey

    Not in sales or price, that I've seen. Matters in honey shows. More important is it's pretty, finished, well drained, not crystallized, etc. There are some pretty nasty looking comb honeys out there.
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    Re: Help with Comb Honey

    In 2009 I ran the Killian method in one good production yard. There's a bit more involved than removing the old queen. First the colony is reduced to one deep box with brood and queen and bees....
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    Re: Small winter cluster

    IF you would use a push-in cage, none of this like-dislike matters.
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    Re: Seeking advice for Breeder Queen

    Nothing wrong for having breeders from more than one source.
  5. Re: Mayan Stingless Beekeeping in Clay Pots by the Nahuas indigenous people

    Not sure I can agree with the doom and gloom. I've seen Melipona beecheii in Mexico twice in recent years. In face I saw three species of Melipona in Veracruz, and three species of another stingless...
  6. Re: Rasing Queens with the Miller Method (Sexy Video)

    Nucleus or nuculos? A rose by any other name...😂
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    Re: inner cover

    In my opinion, bee space is at the top of the box...above the frames. The frame bottom bars are even with the bottom of the box
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    Re: Definition of "Artificial Swarm" ??

    I agree Groz. All ages of bees go with the swarm. I even find drones in swarms.
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    Re: inner cover

    My inner covers have a 3/4" rim on one side and are flat on the other. Flat side down in summer reduces burr comb. 3/4 rim gives extra space for sub and/or fondant. Upper entrance notch is 3/8x1.5
  10. Re: This is getting ridiculous (Varroa and OAV treatment)

    34 is too cold SNL...in my opinion. Clusters are too tight for vapor to penetrate cluster. I would say over 40 at a minimum. I told you how my treatments failed because by the time my colonies are...
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    Re: Weighing Beehives-Winter Weight

    I donít clean them.. extra syrup is stored in unheated shed and used in spring if necessary.. if the cans smell fermented on the inside the following fall, they get rinsed.
  12. Re: Can Palmer Style Double Nucs be used to produce Honey?

    My brood factory nucs get to 5 stories even though we pull brood from them constantly. I knock them down to 3 stories, taking about 50 lbs from most.
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    Re: Please Help the Kids in Oaxaca

    FundMe is closed. Taking the funds to Mexico tomorrow. I'll be at the school next week. If anyone here donated, I thank you very much. The students will be sending out thank you letters.
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    Re: Sam comfort 2018 video

    Side note...In this drawing, the board is cupping toward the center of the tree. See the growth rings. Boards always cup away from the center of the tree. Alwayc construct the boxes with center of...
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    Re: Weighing Beehives-Winter Weight

    A couple thousand I would guess. Enough to feed everyone what they need at once.
  16. Re: The right number of hives to keep it fun

    I think a lot has to do with attitude. As someone who was born having fun, fun is easy for me. But for others?

    This summer we had a young man come work here. He had been working for a commercial...
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    Re: Taste of Goldenrod Honey

    This year was a good Goldenrod here in the Champlain valley. Had a double nuc box where one nuc was a story shorter than the other. So there was an empty nuc box on the inner cover to keep the top...
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    Re: Chalk brood and thyme

    Any queen breeders in AU selecting for hygienic bees? Requeen with them. Chalk will be gone.
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    Please Help the Kids in Oaxaca

    I'll be closing this GoFundMe next week. I'll be traveling to Mexico on 11/14 for a speaking tour of Xochimilco and Oaxaca. I will be taking a debit card for the children at the escuela secondaria...
  20. Re: Down with Double Deeps! Fess up, you alternative hive-style followers!!!!

    I do understand that. Just wondering about the "evil" bit.
  21. Re: Down with Double Deeps! Fess up, you alternative hive-style followers!!!!

    Wasn't it Walt Wright who wrote something about the Evils of the Double Deep? Or something like that. I've used double deeps for 45 years. In fact my standard brood nest id two deeps and a medium....
  22. Re: weird thing,.. curious if there's an explanation

    Reversing in October...hmmm. Any chance you damaged the queen and the cells are emergency cells?
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    Re: Need electric fence info

    You can buy a small solar panel and attach it to the battery. Wellscroft sells them for about $40
  24. Re: Orange pollen in Early october, Northeast US?

    Goldenrod is orange, too. You're in WI and there must be a good goldenrod pollen flow in August/September. Yes?
  25. Re: Orange pollen in Early october, Northeast US?

    In the other thread you said yellow. Orange is goldenrod. There are always a few late bloomers. Might have been mowed or otherwise distressed. We're seeing a bit of orange too.
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