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    Re: beekeeping within city limits

    I also disagree with the ones above


    I think this would be better worded as stored inside or in sealed containers to prevent robbing, insect contamination (wax moths), and prevent...
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    Re: beekeeping within city limits

    These are the rules in the town that I live in





    The only thing in the above rules that I think people may object to is the requirement to use langstrom hives. I think the rest of it makes...
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    Re: Bee removal in january-help!

    Any chance you have a thermal camera to figure out where the top and the bottom of the cluster is at?

    Any chance you can see the comb or get a picture of it from below? If it is a few large...
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    Re: Warm weather in NC effects?

    Sounds like you are opposite of us. Our winter here seems to have been a bit colder than usual. Last year we had a moister and cooler year than average, and had several records tied/broken.
  5. Re: I checked a couple hives-Small clusters, no brood

    Another thought, how much pollen is there stored in those hives? If there are no pollen stores the hive may not raise much/any brood.

    I watched parts of the video, and if my hives had that few...
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    Re: Keeping bees out of a swimming pool

    I am not sure if it helped or not, but I put a spoonfull of honey on a floating platform to try to attract the bees to the water source that I had. It seemed to work, but I am not sure this was what...
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    Re: How cold in the hive?

    I have a homemade data logger on one of my hives. When the bees are not on/near the temperature sensor it reads cool, but it is usually a bit above ambient. I am guessing the cluster had just moved...
  8. Re: A new Year. What are your goals for the bees in 2020?

    I am hoping to keep mites in control come fall and get both of my existing hives thru the winter. I already lost 2 due to mite treatments failing this fall.
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    I agree, I am also an engineer which probably adds to the strangeness compared with the general population.



    I really hope I am not jynxing myself, but I have not had to deal with any of...
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    Re: Why do Beeks stack supers so high?

    I tend to checkerboard some of the frames in if the existing supers are mostly capped. If the supers are uncapped this does not work though. I only had 2 hives with supers this year, so this works...
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    Re: Why do Beeks stack supers so high?

    After adding box 8 (1 deep + 7 medium) this summer I decided I was not going to add any more to the hive in the picture above. I did not want to get a ladder to work it, and I could barley push the...
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    Re: Asian Giant Hornet

    Sounds like a metal mouse guard would work if it is attached well.

    I would still rather all of of the asian hornets get killed off in North America ASAP
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    Re: Why do Beeks stack supers so high?

    I borrow an extractor once a year from the local bee club (I had 4 hives this year) so trying to extract multiple times is a lot more work and harder to coordinate

    In this hive when I pulled the...
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    Re: New Smoker

    I dont know how many hive tools I have, I don't think I am in double digits yet, but I am getting close.

    I do tend to focus on other stuff and misplace my hive tools a lot.
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    Re: New Smoker

    :lpf:
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    Re: Giant Asian hornets threaten honey bees

    There are already atleast 2 other active threads on this right now, so I would prefer everyone reply in those treads rather than starting another one
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    I got a free gift with the boxes I ordered on black Friday
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    a spider crawled out when I opened the box
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    Re: Motorizing an extractor

    I am not sure if an ice cream maker motor would be fast enough, and it doesn't have any speed control.

    I have heard of people finding old treadmills (on craigslist, ect) and using the motors and...
  19. Re: Penn State "COMB" project posts Dec 2019 update

    I am wondering how the results will change over the next year when the genetics from the "feral, TF survivors" queens get "watered" down due to swarming and new queens mating with the "random" drones...
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    Re: OAV, putting the risk in perspective

    :lpf:
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    Re: Queenless in November

    I do not think she will mate. I suspect the hive will collapse before spring from not creating any new workers all winter. The brood production slows way down during the winter, but it only stops...
  22. Re: Advice for sealing concrete floor extraction room

    My brother sells paint, and cleaning the floor extremely well is the key to getting floor paint to work well.

    As long as you are not collecting honey off the floor (which you really should not be)...
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    Re: What are the bees doing all over my house?

    I ordered this when I ordered sugar, it should last me several years unless I spill the bottle

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/McCormick-Culinary-Green-Food-Color-1-pt/199353635
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    Re: Maximum Crop & Earthquake Proof Hive Stand

    I think I have seen this before about you two, but you act like an old married couple.

    Maybe find him somewhere to volunteer?
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    Re: Maximum Crop & Earthquake Proof Hive Stand

    Have you tried finding additional hobbies for him?
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