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    Re: Tight Smoker Lid

    I hate to say I told you so, but I told you so. Good plan you have.
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    Re: Tight Smoker Lid

    The best approach to a constantly tight lid on a smoker would be to place it behind the back tire of your bee truck. Then back up far enough that the rear and front tires run over the smoker. Then...
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    Re: The right number of hives to keep it fun

    42 is the correct answer according to the computer Deep Thought in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
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    Re: EZ Vap Silicone caps

    Johno has been out of country until today. I got my caps from Johno. I will bet that he will reply to you shortly.
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    Re: Against Smoking Bees

    I think if they would do this it should be on a rainy day just before sunset. I'll bring the umbrellas and pay to watch.
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    Re: I think I killed my hive

    I would place the bees into a new dry clean hive body. With drawn comb if possible. I would freeze the lot of the slimed frames for at least 48 hours to kill any hive beetle larva. The bees are...
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    Re: Urgent Varroa Mite Question

    The temp above 37 degrees is a guide line with the assumption that the bees will not be in a tight cluster allowing the Oxalic vapor to cover more bees. Also the bees will be more active and act as...
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    Re: Urgent Varroa Mite Question

    OAV treating is cheap and you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by treating

    By testing for mites I will know where my hives stand, less stress on the bee keeper (me). It saddens me to...
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    Re: Urgent Varroa Mite Question

    I doubt that your bees are made of sugar. You have a 4 day window here in Iowa where the temperatures will be in the upper 40's to lower 50's. I would tip up both of the hives and take a 300 bee...
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    Re: Bee Escape Not Working

    I know nothing, so consider that when you read what I would try.

    I would place an empty super between the brood boxes with a quart jar of 2:1 syrup on the top bars of the brood. Then on top of...
  11. Re: My first two hives of 10,000 have been ordered :)

    I was afraid Scooby might be a one shot wonder, I was hoping he would make it to 10,000 so I could learn from him.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUfOZzp1ih4
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    Re: Wintering loss Survey

    I would be interested in the number of hives total that lived and total number that died. If a person had one hive and it died that would be a 100% loss, if they had two hives and one died it would...
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    JWChesnut,

    Thanks for the update. Only 9,988 more hives to go. It won't be long now; the almond orchards will soon be over run with pollinating hives. I wish him well.

    Does the acronym SHB...
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    Re: Repeated queen fertilization

    I think that the swarm old queen that is attractive to drones would be called a "Cougar" queen here.
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    2. Once the brood is expanded into two (or more) boxes, additional boxes with new wax foundation or foundationless are added just above the bottom box and the process is repeated until the Summer...
  16. Sticky: Re: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    This is how my statistics professor explained averages to me. If you have a beekeeper that is barefooted and has one foot in a 5 gallon bucket of boiling water at 212*F and the other foot in a 5...
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    Re: How’s everyone’s bees look this winter?

    I was talking with one of our state's bigger beekeepers with 40 years experience and he was sending a semi load of hives to almonds for the first time ever this year. We had Mother Nature against us...
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    Re: I am thinking about switching to all deeps

    Outdoor N8,

    How dare you actually question common legends by actually weighing supers. Next, I suppose you are going to test to see if the earth is still flat. You may end up being tied to a...
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    Re: Mouse In The House?

    When you check the hive in the spring you may find a mummified mouse encased in propolis. I once removed a hive that had taken over a wood duck house. Inside I found a wood duck mummy completely...
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    Re: Nothing but expanding

    Following for answers.
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    Re: Harvest my first honey

    Honeydew honey.
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    Re: Too many questions....

    Yes, it works, but is slower than band heater vaporizers that are the same price. Look at Johno's band vaporizer here on this site.

    Oxalika takes about 5 minutes per hive give or take. It...
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    Re: Johno's Easy Vap - Vaporizer

    I run mine off of a 750 watt inverter similar to this:

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    Re: Too many questions....

    Ok, I think he started around Fairfield originally. Still close to our neck of the woods.
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    Re: Too many questions....

    Yes, we are. Do you get your bees from Charles N.?
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