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    Re: TIN FOIL HAT or REALITY?

    Nooo to what?? This forum is an alternate media and new tech. My first 20 years doing beekeeping I had 2 books and my Dad. Was really not much else "I had access" to. Lived in the sticks and did...
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    Re: open feeding in winter zone 5b

    Start doing a "lift" test. Grab the back of the hive and lift it up. Either guess the weight and note that value or just do a wow this one is heavy and O Boy this one is light.
    Then note the ones...
  3. Re: Interest in purchasing New Zealand queens being sought

    So how does one guarantee than no "pests or mites" come into Canada/North America on these Queens?
    Seems fraught with risk.

    GG
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    Sticky: Re: clong 2018-2019 Treatment Free Experience

    So How can he get a grant with out sensationalism?? in Greg's example 10 to 5,, +5 to 10 again "I need a grant to study Zero Percent decline" he is not going to be funded.
    Or it may be the...
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    Re: Global Warming

    Hi Greg, This area appx 12-14 acres we are clear cutting to promote regrowth and habitat for species needing thick edge/new growth.
    there are 8-12 large pine trees, that will be "exposed" to wind...
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    Re: Global Warming

    Hello to the gang,
    first Happy new year and merry Christmas.

    Second, I have the "ability" to some what document, the path of cutting trees (white pine and red pine) from day 1, to skidding,...
  7. Thread: New to bees

    by Gray Goose
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    Re: New to bees

    Hi Michael, What source do you like/use for foundation? I am thinking of converting to 5.1 first then in a year or 2 to 4.9. First step use current comb for honey supers, second step use the 5.1...
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    Re: Small winter cluster

    "I would put the empty drawn frame inside and the frame being drawn outside until there is a flow"

    Sorry I read the line several times and could not quite be 100% on your meaning and how it may be...
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    Re: Small winter cluster

    Saltybee, if you are suggesting placing an empty comb in the middle of the cluster, I whole heartily disagree, I am a believer of brood nest integrity, and in the fall this forced split of the nest...
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    Re: Definition of "Artificial Swarm" ??

    As other have weighed in this is My Opinion:
    Must the queen be removed from her original location? Yes as in the real swarm will have the queen leave
    Must there necessarily be a reduction in...
  11. Thread: Worm wood

    by Gray Goose
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    Re: Worm wood

    I would use the wood
    if the holes are an issue for you then there are ways.... you can mix sawdust with glue and paste the holes with that, if there is a lot, of holes, caulk could work.
    I take my...
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    Re: Buckets or Jars?

    thanks the pdf is in the to do list, seems easy enough. this years honey is setting up already, be nice to do many instead of 3 or 4 at a time.
    GG
  13. Sticky: Re: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    I have read and heard from other keepers that a declining hive , for example fall queenless hive, bees will leave and join other hives, this also can have an impact, if the weekend hive was weakened...
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    Re: Buckets or Jars?

    that is a great idea, can do many more than a pot full as well
    thanks a new project on the list
    GG
  15. Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    Ok then,

    from a treating VRS not treating point of view. Some of these "abandoned" Apiaries, may be interesting to "sift" thru in 18-24 months, post abandonment.
    The "needing treatment" hives...
  16. Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    OT,, may be some good Wooden ware available cheap or free coming to your area. not much of a silver lining but better than nothing.
    GG
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    Re: Is the Bee-Space necessary ?

    I do not completely understand it but if they like to draw it in a certain way I have found turning the hive to be easier than fixing the comb.
    I even had a year where one hive carried very good and...
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    Re: 8 frame equipment

    :) I have also made the same "poor decision" so the advice was from my frustration. Snug fit also makes it hard to break loose as the tool prys out, not up if it is snug. So yes get the covers...
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    Re: Is the Bee-Space necessary ?

    Nice Pics JWPalmer. I would try the line the 4 combs make that trend right as you go back into the combs from the side view pic. Did you also place 9 in a 10 frame box? Spacing seems a bit wide....
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    Re: 8 frame equipment

    buy the covers from the place with the 14 inch box :) a bit too big is better than a bit too small for the lid. Just my opinion
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    Re: Is the Bee-Space necessary ?

    JWPalmer. Hi try next year to recall the "cross comb" direction. rotate that hive so your frames are parallel to the way the combs were built. Then try to again add some foundation less frames. I'll...
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    Re: Buckets or Jars?

    IMO "Boil" is too hot, it is like 212. I would recommend "Simmer" 120-150 should be hot enough to melt the honey. I use the "low" setting on the stove it never boils but does de-crystallize.
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    nice seeing the layout of a hive , even if it did not make the winter. Looks like some nice comb for spring splits. 12 frames is a nice number, 3, 4 or 6 splits , can give each split a couple combs...
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    Re: Global Warming

    Interesting observation Greg. So Maybe a better approach is to talk up health and savings, to try to create behavior change. I am not sure the man made climate change Hoax is working on very many...
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    Re: Two untreated hives in my bee yard

    good advice Old Timer. IMO your "yard" is "I treat with vaporized Oxalic acid." If you want to have your hives in my yard this is the way we do it.......
    if he is insistent his hives not be...
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