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  1. Re: new beehive designed to stop bees from dying over winter, and to have 24/7 monito

    [QUOTE=IWASHERE;1761055]Hello All,

    I've been working on a project for sometime to fix the massive amounts of deaths that happen over winter. So I built a beehive made of advanced materials that...
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    Re: BetterComb Experience, Anyone?

    I had bought 10 of the bettercomb and betterframes, although I was a little skeptical of the toothpicks being strong enough it would appear on several of the combs that the frames sagged. In one...
  3. Re: Should I buy an established hive in Oct in Upstate NY

    There is always risk in everything. At this time of year you may not learn much because inspections are ramping down. Depending on if you are on the list for early packages this may give you a good...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Spent the weekend combining weaker hives to get them ready for winter. Needed to give some queens the hive tool test and then got a call from my brother and law who needed a queen! What are those...
  5. Re: Original Flow hive vs Chinese knock-off

    Agreed!
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    Re: Varrox: A cautionary tale

    I am sorry to hear about it, I am sure it is very frustrating. Keep your chin up!
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    Re: Formic Pro deadouts

    https://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/
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    Re: Foundationless source?

    Would you happen to have a picture of the final process?
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    Re: New to beekeeping, Litchfield CT USA

    I think both organizations are great, you should join both :). JK. I think it is all about which meetings are closer. I honestly haven't ever done much with CT Beekeepers because I live closer to...
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    Re: New to beekeeping, Litchfield CT USA

    Welcome to Beesource.

    I am glad to hear your first year is going well. Although I do not know where to go for parts for your extractor it appears according to a thread here that it is most...
  11. Thread: nuc

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    Re: nuc

    I second that, mind if I ask what they are charging?
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    I don't know why I said yellow, maybe it looks yellow as it flashed in front of my eyes ;) I meant green, well Greenish yellow ;). I will be introducing some virgins this weekend although the...
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    Re: BetterComb Experience, Anyone?

    So, I checked last weekend, and as you can see the queen is laying in it. I bought some to just have as another tool if I needed it. I ended up putting three frames in one hive and three in another...
  14. Re: Crowdfunded Smart hive for helping bees, beekeepers, and bee researchers

    Awesome, I am very excited to see your program. I subscribed to this feed.
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    Re: Robbing of queen castles

    Why do you say you can't feed the castle independently? I do not have a castle but a 4 over 4 side by side nuc. I just use a queen excluder on the top and then a standard 10 frame feeder above...
  16. Re: Crowdfunded Smart hive for helping bees, beekeepers, and bee researchers

    I was here,

    It sounds like an interesting project. I would be very interested. There are a few different monitoring options out there, mostly dealing with humidity, temperature weight and one...
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    Re: Where to buy bulk sugar?

    You shouldn't feed bees any "raw" or "brown" sugar, it can upset their guts (dysentery), which is worse if they can't go on a cleansing flight.

    Aldi is still cheap for sugar, it varies from 0.42...
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    Re: Feeder screen plugs

    https://www.betterbee.com/feeders/fsp1-feeder-screen-plug.asp
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    Re: Bees without a nest??

    Hi Bgerth,

    Thank you for your post and for your concerns about harming or getting stung. It honestly does not sound like honey bees, if they were swarming they would have found their new home by...
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    Re: Connecticut

    06470, Newtown, CT (Fairfield County)
    Bees swarmed sometime 8-12-19, found and captured.
    Comments - We have 10 hives of various sizes and queen rightness. We suspected this swarm came from the...
  21. Thread: I'm stuck

    by HeadofMeadow
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    Re: I'm stuck

    Hi Mahobee,

    I have the same model observation hive, anytime I use it I find the queen and set up the observation hive for the day and put it back. Yes, it is a pain in the arse. You could try a...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Yesterday I lost a queen I had just marked, how maddening to see the yellow dot flying around me as she orientated. It was very frustrating and nerveracking! Today, she found her way home. My wife...
  23. Thread: Hexacell

    by HeadofMeadow
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    Re: Hexacell

    RSW, not sure if you noticed this thread here:

    https://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?356201-BetterComb-Experience-Anyone
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    Re: BetterComb Experience, Anyone?

    As they say results will vary. We put in three frames of better comb into a strong colony about a week ago. We checked this weekend and they quickly put some honey in and it would appear the queen...
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    Re: Varroa mite count

    Was this over 24 hours? That number is pretty high, Ontairo Tech Transfer says the treatment level is 12 per 24 hours for this time of year. The northeast center for beekeeping did a nice write up...
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