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    Are you really asking if you should share your...

    Are you really asking if you should share your prescription medication with another person, ket alone a stranger?

    If you have a store, stock Benadryl.

    If someone has an allergic reaction, dial...
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    Ask a local beekeeper. I've had no problems...

    Ask a local beekeeper.

    I've had no problems with hives in full sun in upstate New York, but the hives in full sun did better.

    I also had no varroa problems in my untreated hives, even after...
  3. "You don't need to smoke them til you need to...

    "You don't need to smoke them til you need to smoke them til you need to smoke them"

    "Cool smoke calns them"

    If you discover you need to smoke them and don't have a smoker lit, you may be in...
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    I'd get as hot an electric fence up as possible...

    I'd get as hot an electric fence up as possible *TODAY*.

    The damage looks like it was done by a bear.

    *One* bear can bust up an entire small apiary in one night, and once they find one will...
  5. I have successfully moved hives short distances...

    I have successfully moved hives short distances -- as in from one side of an urban lot to another simply by putting a leafy branch in front if the entrance so that when the bees come out, the are...
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    Re: Foundationless?

    I've had many hives with no foundation, many with 4.9 foundation, and some with run of the mill foundation.

    I've never used chemical treatments in my hives.

    When I lived in New York, my hives...
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    Re: Swarm traps and rain

    Minz & Reef, you two are funny.

    I wish I was living somewhere as dry as Portland...it's a bit wetter up here in Oly.

    But the hives do if you put them on little pontoon barges, two hives to a...
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    Re: Hive Placement, Urban Yard

    I've had hives in a lot of places, and learned a bit form each one.
    You do need enough room to lift an 80+lb deep and *pivot* instead of lifting it to put it out of the way while working a hive.
    ...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid and Honey Supers

    I'm in my sixth decade of eating on this planet.
    Spinach is a salad is one fo my favorites -- it's high in oxalic acid content, though.

    I enjoy a good cole slaw as well.. it, too is high in...
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    Re: Surprised by how damp the quilt box was...

    When I lived in upstate New York and dry Maple leaves were plentiful in the fall, I shredded some and used them in my quilt box., which was a medium with some coarse fabric scrounged off of an...
  11. Re: With Beepods, the bees don't get mad when you inspect the hive or extracting hone

    I heard they just sold one.

    Now they have to wait for the one born a minute after that one....
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    Re: Question on Swarm Traps

    That's what happens when I use my cell phone first thing in the morning to post on beesource.

    Amazing how spelling improves after coffee!
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    Re: Question on Swarm Traps

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    Re: Question on Swarm Traps

    I catch bees using ten frame boxes for swarm traps.

    I have had small swarms move into empty 5 frame nucs that had empty comb in them and were just sitting in the yard, but I'm with odfrank on...
  15. Re: How to OAD a cluster of bees hanging from the ceiling?

    You can get Oxalic acid at Brushy Mtn 35 grams for $5.95 plus shipping, or get it at the local hardware 340 grams (12 oz.) for six or seven bucks.

    Savogran Wood Bleach is pure oxalic acid.
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    Re: Advantech nuc cover test

    In pounds? No clue....but enouh that if you loadrd them on a truck for almonds, you'd have to leave quite a few on the groind to stay legal weight.

    I *might* use it if I only had three hives I...
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    Re: Advantech nuc cover test

    I made some hive bodies out of it.
    Some painted, some not.
    After a few years they are in great condition.
    But they are heavy as bricks I won't do it again
  18. Thread: Bee Shield

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    Re: Bee Shield

    Well, in the years since this post was made there have been no published scientific studies of this product published on the "News" page of Bee Shield's website.

    There are only alarmist articles...
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    Re: HHEELLPP? CAPPED QUEEN CELLS

    Yes, it would, if you can find her.

    I normally ascribe to the "when you're not sure, do nothing" school if thought as well, but in this case, so late in the year, I'd be concerned about ending up...
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    Re: HHEELLPP? CAPPED QUEEN CELLS

    If you want to play it safe,
    take the bar with the queen cells, a bar of open brood and food and make up a mating nuc...two ( one for each queen cell) if you jave enough resorces to do it and still...
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    Re: Wintering Nucs

    Bees stop taking syrup when the *syrup* temperatures get down to about 50F.

    Depending on what sort of feeder you're using, you can often continue feeding when outdoor temps are in the forties.
    ...
  23. Re: Any negative in leaving robber screens on through winter?

    Months from now, the screens will have gotten stuff on theirnsurfaces and be far less effective as robbing screens.
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    Re: Changing Ultrabreeze zipper to plastic

    I haven't bought an Ultra breeze yet...but I do have experience with brass zippers, having worn jeans for the last 50 years since I was 5 or so.

    In my experience, it is common for brass to be a...
  25. Thread: Quilt box

    by Beregondo
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    Re: Quilt box

    Staple a piece of heavy fabric tongue bottom edge of a hive body or super box , fill it with wood shavings or shredded drynleaves and you have a quilt box.

    You don't really need plans.

    Have...
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