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    Re: Are they nuts or hardy winter bees

    I can remember commenting that those were senile bees! All I know is that I was having good wintering success despite many fly outs into the snow. All kinds of thoughts about up / down direction...
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    Re: 55 Gal winter project

    The electric trolling motor would do the mixing but not the pump off feature. You could dip or set up with a drain valve something like a honey gate. Tractor Supply stores in Canada and probably the...
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    Re: Bees moving to neighbors hive?

    Yes, I think the statement needs qualifying. I have not had any high counts for quite a few years but I shoot for very close to zero mite drop counts and it does take multiple OAV applications to get...
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    Re: Bees moving to neighbors hive?

    That occurred to me too. What was your mite control program?
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    Re: TIN FOIL HAT or REALITY?

    Many people today dont know where the expression "Drinking the Koolaid" came from. The Jonestown affair is an extreme example of manipulation of people.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonestown
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    Re: TIN FOIL HAT or REALITY?

    That is a tall order indeed. Behavioral pshychology is a lifetime study.

    For me the difference is between learning by examining controlling factors, assessing their affects and weighing the...
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    Re: Moisture Board versus Quilt Block?

    What about all the horror stories about upper surface condensation dripping on the clusters and killing the bees. "Cold does not kill the bees, condensation does" etc.

    I agree that insulation to...
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    Re: 55 Gal winter project

    There is a post here describing the use of a sump pump set up in a barrel to either recirculate (mix) or diverted to pump out to containers. I made a mental note of that one.
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    Re: TIN FOIL HAT or REALITY?

    We may not all be feeling the same meaning of the terms. I consider education to be closer to truth and thus beneficial.

    In hindsight I would substitute programming for word conditioning. I see...
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    Re: Moisture Board versus Quilt Block?

    Robert, I am sure Greg must have missed the convection component of the equation.:rolleyes:

    Interesting forehead slapper for me too. I had considered honey to be similar to water in conductivity....
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    Re: Moisture Board versus Quilt Block?

    But not necessarily immediately - in the case of evaporation of water for example, there is cooling (heat loss) which accompanies the change of state - so suggest you look at the atmosphere above...
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    Re: Moisture Board versus Quilt Block?

    I am seating here at my computer and my body is loosing heat and, thus, I am trying to heat the Universe.
    So you are trying to heat the universe? That shows intent. I just came in from 3 hours...
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    Re: Moisture Board versus Quilt Block?

    I have no doubt that heating the hive walls is never their intent. Actually I think the matter of intent is irrelevant. Also no question that the amount of heat transferred to the hive body is...
  14. Re: Welch's frozen concentrate grape juice discontinued

    We used to make a crude wine with some brand of bottled juice and then suddenly it quit working. I think they started putting a fermentation inhibitor in it. That was some 50 years ago so cant...
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    Re: TIN FOIL HAT or REALITY?

    Done! By executive decree, unless you can suggest otherwise.;)
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    Re: modified taranov split

    I dont think there is anything functionally wrong with your described split. Whether or not it is truly a Taranov is mere nit picking. It would be less disruptive to a crowded apiary than open...
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    Re: Moisture Board versus Quilt Block?

    I think there may be another issue of importance here and that is the hypothesis that a hive so well insulated on top and all upper surfaces will not have any condensation areas to provide water for...
  18. Re: Mating Queens in Two Queen Hive under Shared Super

    I have used the cloake board to set the scene for cell starting and finishing and having honey supers on top would be a nuisance at the least, as you may be in and out of the brood hives quite a few...
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    Re: TIN FOIL HAT or REALITY?

    We really should establish that there is a difference between education and conditioning. Quality education should stress creative thinking, logic, and recognizing the concept of confirmation bias...
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    Re: Moisture Board versus Quilt Block?

    I agree with insulation being first concern. If your insulation is somewhat permeable to an air flow, I think it is a plus in regard to getting moisture out. That removes most of the sole dependance ...
  21. Re: Mating Queens in Two Queen Hive under Shared Super

    Quite a few articles about it mention the need to have similar age, condition, queen in each side to keep from having the bees choose one or the other of the queens. Quite recently an article...
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    Re: TIN FOIL HAT or REALITY?

    What we are talking about------ misinformation serving greed and selfishness is good old human nature on display. We are just getting better at it. The most glaring examples are probably not as bad...
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    Re: Against Smoking Bees

    It appears that Ryan has not been back to the site since his join date.
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    Re: TIN FOIL HAT or REALITY?

    My apologies to Robert for snipping up his post.

    I think those are key elements to avoid being pulled into contributing to someone elses agenda. The influence is often very subtle. There is also a...
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    TIN FOIL HAT or REALITY?

    Edward Bernays.

    I thought about this fellow in relation to changing the mind set about breeding a more resistant bee but the ideology applies to anything that would take a major shift in our...
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