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    Re: Lifting hives into a truck

    Just to add to the story —

    I only had one (1) other occasion to move a hive. I had bought a metal two (2) person hive mover, and enlisted my brother for his assistance. Despite being fully...
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    Re: Lifting hives into a truck

    Using a drop-ramp trailer and a two-wheel dolly, I moved five (5) double-strapped hives (three (3) 8-frame deeps high, some with medium honey supers) about four (4) miles in less than an hour.
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    Re: Starting all natural frames

    You indicate a desire “to go with natural comb as much as (you) can.” The decision to go foundationless (natural comb only) is singular, and totally within your control. Just be prepared for future...
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    Re: Hello from Saudi Arabia

    Welcome to Beesource. Please edit your profile so everyone knows your location - it helps to know the location when answering questions, or giving advice. I look forward to pictures of your typical...
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    Re: You might be a beekeeper if...

    Dandelions quicken your heartbeats.
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    Re: Driving with bees

    As noted by several posters, straggler bees tend to go to the windows, and are not a concern to the driver. More important is that the bees are cool, and secure. Make sure continuous ventilation...
  7. Re: Varroa Mitigation Entrance using Nail Brushes

    crofter has accurately described the situation. Until JojoJaro establishes he is not making fun of beekeepers, I will keep my social distance from his form of sickness.
  8. Re: Recommendation on splitting very large hive

    After I posted, I remembered one (1) exception to extra-ordinary amount of brood. Last year I prepared to split a hive (3 deeps/8-frame) by inserting a queen excluder between box two (2) and box...
  9. Re: Recommendation on splitting very large hive

    All beekeeping is local, but I wonder if you are not over-thinking and proposing to over-act.

    I over-winter in 8-frame deeps in North Dakota, but never have witnessed brood in all three (3)...
  10. Re: Most Northerly Queen Breeders - who are they?

    Not with 20 years of experience, but Bolton Bees in Minnesota is aiming for that type of operation:

    http://boltonbees.com/hives-1
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    Re: Bees "bearding" in cold weather?

    At 43F, that is short shirtsleeve weather in North Dakota (or nearly so), and many cleansing flights occur at 35F-38F (it is warmer inside the hive and it seemed like a good thing to do, says the...
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    Re: Hi from Minnesota

    Welcome. I suggest you edit your profile to identify your location, and always keep the location in mind when considering any expressed opinions. North Dakota winters are much nicer than frigid...
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    Re: had a cancerous tumor behind left eye

    The value of Moderators was just established — knowledge has value.

    When the reference to the healing power of Russel Sunkist occurred in post #10, I googled him only to learn of the death of...
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    Re: had a cancerous tumor behind left eye

    Crofter- I accept your observations/suppositions as true.

    People should be skeptical of anecdotal evidence/statements, particularly when some discrepancy in the information exists - in post #1,...
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    Re: had a cancerous tumor behind left eye

    How should we treat this thread? Is it intended as a joke, or fake science? It is not in anyone’s best interests to cause people to believe bee stings are the next medical miracle for tumors. I am...
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    Re: Making sugar syrup

    One (1) gallon of water weighs 8.345 pounds, so add almost seventeen (17) pounds of sugar to get the 2:1 mixture.
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    Re: simple tests for viruses?

    Here is a link to a 2017 press release to bee virus testing done at North Dakota State University in Fargo. They spoke to our local beekeeping group last fall. The testing will determine the types...
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    Re: brood in honey super

    Queen excluders prevent such circumstances (most of the time). Presuming temperatures are appropriate in your locale, I would shake all of the honey superís bees into the brood box, insert a queen...
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    Re: brood in honey super

    It’s a problem only if you intended to harvest comb honey.
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    Re: I’ve been thinking and wondering

    Swarms are rare in my locale, but I doubt many beekeepers would travel their “swarm-scent route” every three (3) hours during sunlight hours to have a chance at catching a swarm that is temporarily...
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    Re: Premature ejaculation

    I must admit your post has put many smiles on my face — does “interspecies attraction” exist?
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    Re: What causes Honey to cystallize?

    Gray Goose - all honey supers were extracted by use of either two (2) or three (3) frame manual extractors with resulting honey strained through metal sieves (mesh strainers) on top of pails. The...
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    Re: What causes Honey to cystallize?

    Since beginning beekeeping in 2014, I have saved the first pound from each harvest (2014-3; 2015-3; 2016-1; 2017-2; 2018-1; and 2019-1). This is a recent picture in order, left (2014) to right...
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    Re: Spur comb

    Welcome to Beesource. I suggest you edit your profile to identify your location, and make sure you take into account the location of any responders. If I were to follow the lead of someone from...
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    Re: beekeeping within city limits

    The University of Minnesota has a marvelous honey bee program having many facets, and educational opportunities for hobbyists. One facet is a compilation of Minnesota local ordinances. Here is the...
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