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    Re: forced brood break

    In your area with the summer dearth it sounds like the forced brood break could be a plus. Not so in our short season with a gradual flow and no fall flow.

    In conversation with WWW from central...
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    Re: Easy cell builder help

    That is the first time I have seen the Rose cell starter / builder. After the first round of a few cells it can be a nuc producer if you wish or continue as honey producer.

    I think having it as 2...
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    Re: Easy cell builder help

    That description is based on the hive dimensions in Britain. Lang boxes would need two 4 frame nuc boxes to go on top of a standard 10 frame bottom box; Like this.

    I already have some of them...
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    Re: OA VAP 110.04 Oxalic Acid Vaporizer

    I think sometimes people dont realize that they are on a personal, paid, space. I have made posts for example on TF that was not appropriate. If you click on most recent post you dont see a header...
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    Re: nuc sales agreement

    I believe an inspection certificate does not guarantee that every nuc has been inspected. I was inspected for sales of bees and it involved only a random sample of bees and comb in the apiary. Many...
  6. Re: Will glue survive 250 degree wax dipping temps?

    Not sure about the titebond products but the run of the mill PVA wood glues are permanently damaged if the bottle is stored near or below freezing. They curdle a bit like slightly soured milk and...
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    Re: Can I feed my bees Sorghum Syrup?

    https://www.google.ca/search?lei=zWtIXp6lA8OGtQagmproDA&q=hmf%20in%20sugar%20syrup&ved=2ahUKEwi_zvj3yNTnAhXFg3IEHcbSBCcQsKwBKAN6BAgCEAQ&biw=1468&bih=714

    Read all about hydroxymethylfurfural and...
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    Re: How close to Row Crops can I be

    Motoring down the highway exposes you to all kinds of chemical dust and vapors from fuel burned, tire and road dust, plastic particles, brake friction materials and on and on, besides the collision...
  9. Re: Minus agriculltural chems. / Increase in food price question

    It certainly would be easier to do at a community level just for variety. I followed some of the trials and tribulations of the group that founded a back to the land movement in Tennessee "The...
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    Re: Cracking Hives The Easy Way

    The comb area on a plastic frame extends almost to the tops and bottoms of the frame. There is no 1/2" or so of a perimeter flat surface area at bee space dimension like on a wooden frame which keeps...
  11. Re: Minus agriculltural chems. / Increase in food price question

    "Then there are cities and a aging population and a enormous disconnect from basic agriculture and hard work."

    Yes, and if the food supply into the city falters for even a few days:rolleyes: This...
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    I agree that much of our human activity could be redirected if properly motivated. Hunger is a good motivator. Problem is to achieve the motivation without creating other destructive behavior. That...
  13. Re: Minus agriculltural chems. / Increase in food price question

    I think there is a fundamental problem with borrowing from the future to pay for unsustainable growth. Fossil fuel and fertilizer is not a renewable resource. It is not cheap energy. We have been...
  14. Re: Minus agriculltural chems. / Increase in food price question

    GG; If only choosing wisely could easily be done! I think the complexity of our human condition is beyond the grasp of any one person. I think it would take a devastating turn of events to back the...
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    Re: Drones and Cloake Boards

    Yah, no use messing up a good and proper bottom board; I have some that are pretty rugged so drilling a hole or two in the back is not much of an insult.

    I am not even going to think about...
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    Re: Drones and Cloake Boards

    I would make the lower box entrance moveable instead of rotating the whole box. Also I dont think it would have to be for a long time.

    I suppose in a very busy apiary with multiple other virgins...
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    Re: Cracking Hives The Easy Way

    If it is plus half inch you would be correct about that contributing to the bridging.
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    Re: Cracking Hives The Easy Way

    What do you think the frame spacing was in the picture?

    I thought from the depth of the build up that spacing must have been about 3/8th".
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    Re: Single Deeps and Swarming

    Have you considered using Snelgrove's system for swarm control? I have used it with good results for about 4 years, usually on about 4 double deep colonies. Around 60 pounds is about average for me...
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    Re: Bees and Ash?

    There is a thread here somewhere about bees preferring a water source with 3 % or so mineral content compared to clear water. That is the reason you see them in the barnyard etc. Road salt runoff is...
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    Re: Easy cell builder help

    What would be the variables that make it sometimes not work unless separated by more than one box? This has been kicked around before, I think.
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    Re: Easy cell builder help

    It is quite a few years ago that I tried putting an excluder between deeps to get cells started. That did not happen! Now vertically positioned cells like in the Case/Hopkins method or what you...
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    Re: Single Deeps and Swarming

    University of Guelph in Southern Ontario run single deeps but I think they do routine tear down of queen cells. Probably lots of free, inquisitive students on a regular basis helps. Our colder season...
  24. Re: Derek Mitchell article discussing effect of higher humidity on varroa

    Delete; off topic
  25. Re: Minus agriculltural chems. / Increase in food price question

    The political aspect! Yes the devil is in the details! The politicians are subject to the (manipulated) will of the people and often opposed by the pressures from interests other than the common...
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