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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 super’s 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...
  16. Re: Contradiction: 12 fluid oz per pound or about 12 lbs per gallon?

    Honey weighs more than water. Water is the standard for determining the capacity of bottles/jars/containers. So a “12oz” bottle should actually read “12 fluid ounces” - the volume for that quantity...
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    Re: Against Smoking Bees

    psm1212 - very subtle; excellent educational moment!
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    Re: Black Friday Sales

    Mann Lake was sold by their employee/owners to Gray Mountain Partners, which then, most likely, provided the capital to make all of the beekeeping corporate consolidations/business ventures ...
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    Re: Black Friday Sales

    Mann Lake sale was November, 2018. Here’s a link. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181114005707/en/Mann-Lake-Completes-Management-Buyout-Support-Grey
  20. Re: Top Bar Package Install Schedule Feedback Requested

    Welcome to Beesource. You have made several inquiries, some of which should not be answered in generalities. I encourage you to get connected to a local beekeeping club - they will have a better...
  21. Re: new beehive designed to stop bees from dying over winter, and to have 24/7 monito

    The administrators of Beesource will be transferring these Kickstarter/GoFundMe-type threads to a special forum according to comments made in another thread — a wonderful decision to help isolate...
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    Re: Crystallized honey

    An electric heating pad set on low is about 110F surface temperature; set on medium, it is 135F surface temperature. With honey liquefaction occurring at 95F to 104F, low setting generally works for...
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    Re: honey moisture

    I constructed a confined space using 2”x2”s covered with plastic 3’x8’x2’ housing a dehumidifier and three (3) five gallon tubs (70% full). Over eight (8) days with stirring three (3) times a day,...
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    Re: Tilting the telescoping cover

    Gray Goose - you overlook the existence of the askew telescoping cover protecting against rain. The fiberous material is completely protected by the telescoping cover, and the tiny distance between...
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    Re: Tilting the telescoping cover

    The need for a tilted (askew) telescoping cover relates to winterizing a hive for northern climates. The UofMinnesota teaches the placement of bildrite over the innercover, and the telescoping cover...
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