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    Re: Storing built out frames

    Hoot Owl:

    Can you give dimensions for the individual and larger frame racks for those of us who want to copy your approach?
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    Re: Storing built out frames

    Bacillus thuringiensis aizawai, which is a strain of Bt that is better than other strains at killing wax moth larvae. Other strains are good for killing mosquito larvae, etc.
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Yes. Now is not the time in the northern hemisphere to purchase the bulbs (corms). They can be bought in the late summer & fall. Here is a vendor...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    The few blooms are on the south side of the garage, and they are an early self-seeding species crocus (several weeks earlier than Dutch crocus)—Crocus tommasinianus.
  5. Thread: Balansa clover

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    Balansa clover

    Any experience that can be shared regarding planting balansa clover as bee forage?
  6. Thread: Connecticut

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    Re: Connecticut

    Crocus tomassinianus was blooming and being worked by the bees yesterday. It was in the mid-40's in the afternoon. The bees were bringing in pollen of 2 different colors, so they're starting to...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    In New Haven, CT (USDA 6a) yesterday, numerous hives were bringing in pollen (two different colors) with the afternoon temperatures in the mid-40's. I have Crocus tomassinianus in bloom and saw bees...
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    Re: Beekeeper of the year criteria

    Congratulations, Mike! That's a well-deserved award, and a well-written encomium.

    :applause:
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    Re: Instrumental Insemination Equipment

    That’s a scope that I’ve also heard meets the needs of insemination work very well. The price seems pretty reasonable relative to the price of a breeder queen, too.
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    Re: Quaring with Michael Palmer method

    The use of a hatch out box was a conceptual breakthrough for me. It looks like a good way to get brood combs for mininucs drawn by a strong colony, too. The combs shown in the picture (thank you,...
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    Re: Translation & Authenticity ?

    Sorry to have posted something in response to your posting that confounded you. I was responding to sentences you included in your original posting that described problems you had encountered in...
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    Re: Translation & Authenticity ?

    LJ--Dealing with a gendered language like French shouldn't get you too worked-up, particularly when the term 'factory girls' is what you were able to identify as the term appropriate for the French...
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    Re: Research Project

    Interesting. There may be some worthwhile follow-through looking at gut microbiomes in the colonies with/without dietary supplementation--at what level are these oils 'essential'? I've pitched in...
  14. Thread: Connecticut

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    Re: Connecticut

    Today in New Haven, CT USA, I was able to get all my hives treated with OAV for the 2nd time this winter. The temperature got up to about 56F (~14C), and it was really nice to have the bees flying...
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    Re: Is Beltsville doing examinations

    They are back in business, or at least their website indicates that this is still a service being offered.
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  16. Re: Welch's frozen concentrate grape juice discontinued

    Here's a link to preservative-free juice concentrates. I believe they are also available on Amazon.

    https://www.brownwoodacres.com/fruit-juice-concentrates/
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    Google “grape juice concentrate”.
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    Re: Power For A Vaporizer

    https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/motomaster-eliminator-powerbox-1600-0112014p.html is what I think Grozzie's link pointed to.
  19. Re: New Dadant smoker where have you been all my life?

    There's no reason not to sign up for a chance to get a free smoker from ifixold houses. Watch the youtube video and enter. Your chance will be as good as mine or anyone else's....
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    Re: A cove cutting jig for making bee box handles

    Nice. Thank you for showing your work.
  21. Re: Another recipe for making propoplis salve or lip balm

    Thank you for posting detailed instructions on making a salve with propolis.

    I had one thought about step 4, the step in which you mix the pulverized propolis with cold water to try to have all...
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    Manuka honey ‘copyright’

    Is honey produced from leptospermum flowers outside New Zealand “Manuka” honey?

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/02/world/australia/manuka-honey-new-zealand.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share
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    Re: First Frost Thread.

    New Haven, CT 06511

    Ice in the bee waterer (birdbath) and on top of buckets this morning. There are still some tender annuals that haven't been killed off, but it is November, and that'll be...
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    Re: Wax moth prevention in storing

    Does anyone have any idea if there's still bioactive material in expired Xentari? Would the stuff still poison any wax moths if a double or triple-strength mix was applied to combs? I have some that...
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    Re: Mountain Camp - proactive or reactive?

    Condensation of water vapor exhaled by the bees in the winter cluster onto the bottom surface of the fondant will provide sufficient moisture for the bees to be able to make good use of the fondant.
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