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    Heating sugar solution.....bad?

    When making sugar syrup for bees, I often read "do not heat or boil the solution as it kills bees."
    Is this statement true or a perpetuated myth?

    Then how is fondant not a killer as it's...
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    Re: wings out queenless behavior

    I have seen bees circle on the outside of NUC disk entrance with their Nasanov glands exposed on the day I suspected a virgin queen to go on her mating flight. I believe they were acting as a...
  3. Re: wooden vs metal vs plastic queen excluders and Snelgrove Board

    Thank you; all been very helpful^! :)
  4. wooden vs metal vs plastic queen excluders and Snelgrove Board

    For those of you successful with using the Snelgrove board for vertical splits, swarm management, or queen rearing, what's your "Go-To" type of queen excluder for your setup and why?

    Wood vs...
  5. Re: Best and worst bee gadgets, tools and equipment

    Best: J hive tool. It's the only one I can manipulate without piutting my wrist at odd angles to use. It also doesn't filet my wrist or dig into my leg like the traditional ones do.

    Worst: The...
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    Re: Beekeeping Record Keeping

    I use duct tape on top of the telescoping outer cover and immediately capture important notes with a sharpie marker in my own shorthand, an example would look something like this : "11/12/17...
  7. Thread: Golden rod ?

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    Re: Golden rod ?

    Here in NW CT they are just starting on the goldenrod (judging by the lovely smell) but they haven't given up on the Autumn Joy sedums yet, still working them like mad along with some 35594 Monarch...
  8. Thread: PEACHES

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    Re: PEACHES

    Great info! Thank you!!
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    Re: How to get wax of concrete?

    I would use a brown paper bag and a heat gun
  10. Thread: Blind Drone

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    Re: Blind Drone

    A very red-eyed drone:34551
  11. Thread: PEACHES

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    PEACHES

    Looking forward to having PEACHES this year! The trees are abundant compared with last year when we had none. Any recipe ideas for peach and ??? melomel? I like mead on the drier side at 11-12%...
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    Re: Manipulation Cloth

    I use an approximately sized 30x30 inch flour sack cloth. Very light weight, covers the bees to prevent robbing, and the bees do not get tangled up in it. Wind is usually not a problem as it drapes...
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    Re: Winter losses for 2016-17

    Zero losses of 14 so far. Run all with candy boards and no insulation, and plenty of ventillation.
  14. Thread: Lip balm labels

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    Re: Lip balm labels

    I prefer to buy labels at Onlinelabels.com and use their online label template and print from home. Label #OL421WG Fits perfectly. Cheaper buying in bulk. I use the same size labels for all 3...
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    Re: Let's talk about lega vaporizer unit

    zhiv9, thank you, I will give that a try if the new unit doesn't fit correctly. I've decided to stick with the Lega. My unit is unfortunately defective, but I just received a call from...
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    Re: Let's talk about lega vaporizer unit

    Can anyone shed light on the Lega unit as I believe mine may be defective but have nothing to comapre it to? Does your heat gun (Steinl HL2010 E) fit tightly to the Red vaporization unit, or even...
  17. Re: Mating NUC question: OK to Use a Queen castle??

    Thanks, I think I'll do exactly as you mentioned.
  18. Mating NUC question: OK to Use a Queen castle??

    Using the Nicot system (today is day 4, larvae transferred) and at the point of thinking ahead to making up mating NUCS. I'm a little confused by the mating NUCS for sale at ML...there's not enough...
  19. Thread: Honey Bottles

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    Re: Honey Bottles

    https://www.sks-bottle.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=honey&osCsid=6v2k86cjaatm7s32fckk7emma2
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    Causes of Broodlessness

    I know the broodless period occurs late fall through early spring (at least here in the Northeast USA), but I've never read what actually triggers the queen to stop laying. Assuming cold temperatures...
  21. Thread: Connecticut

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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    First swamp cabbage pollen 2/28/2016. zip code 06013, Burlington, CT
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    Mite Away Quick Strips and robbing?

    Getting ready to" MAQ" my hives soon. According to the directions, Entrances need to be fully opened during the entire 7 day treatment. Will doing so cause a robbing situation of my honey crop? The...
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    Re: Hello New Beekeeper here

    Hi! Welcome! This site is great. :)
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    Re: The myth of Retinue

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    Re: Plant recommendations for CT

    Creeping Thyme is the best for low ground cover and the honeybees are BUSY working it.
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