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  1. Thread: Bone dry nuc

    by Lburou
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    Re: Bone dry nuc

    Feed, or combine. Its up to you. If you feed, be careful with open feeding. You will feed bees living within three miles, but not necessarily your target NUC. For that reason you will do well to...
  2. Thread: In a Bind

    by Lburou
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    Re: In a Bind

    I like the advice above. Stacking supers in my location without precautions would surely result in wax moth and small hive beetle damage, (meaning, loss of the honeycombs and honey from infestation...
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    Re: Shaker box girls say nope

    A bit of smoke moves them down at my house... :)
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    Re: Looking for a Wyoming person about antelope

    Some good eating there! Congratulations!
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    Re: Looking for a Wyoming person about antelope

    Unless the laws have changed, you don't need a guide when you are hunting with a Wyoming resident. :D
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    Re: Looking for a Wyoming person about antelope

    I was born and raised in Wyoming, with two brothers outfitting for everything but antelope out of Thayne, Wyoming. Michael Bush is correct about expecting a 100-300 yard shot. A 7mm or 270 will do...
  7. Re: Let's talk about your best Bee Vacuum Designs

    I built a Bushkill Vac and have used it extensively. I had an unused shop vac that provided the vacuum and hoses. I'd recommend it to you. Plans were available online but cannot find them right...
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    Re: God Bless and hello all

    You are good. Also be advised there are as many opinions about what you should do and when you should do it as there are beekeepers. Mainstream practices are best when just beginning beekeeping, so...
  9. Re: not new to bee stings, but I just had a real bad reaction

    You want to take advice from an Allergist, not just a regular physician.

    ADDED: You may find something interesting in Michael Palmer's video, here.
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    Re: New EAS Master Beekeeper - Nancy

    Well done Nancy! :w
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    And...Don't wipe perspiration from your face with that cloth! It will burn. ;)
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    Re: Oxalic acid vaporizer

    THIS Video answers your questions about temperatures and oxalic acid. 373 degrees F is the point that OA vaporizes into formic acid and CO2. HTH :)
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    Re: I just killed both my queens, am I crazy?

    I vote with these posters on this. Here in Texas, it will soon be too hot for optimal queen production. Successful Queen matings can go to one or two in ten over 95 degrees. All beekeeping IS local....
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    Re: Time before E Cell construction?

    Frank, I'm sure there is a range of variability between strains of bees, from hive to hive and from one time to the next. My own experience is to see the beginnings of queen cells 2-4 days after...
  15. Re: Startup advice - following Michael Bush's methods - Newbee

    JLP, are you feeding your new hive?
  16. Re: Startup advice - following Michael Bush's methods - Newbee

    There are many ways to keep bees. And the bees are flexible in adapting to their environments. It is important that you understand that all beekeeping is local, meaning that best practices vary...
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    Re: Varomor Re: OA Treatment -

    I had the same problem. No luck solving it. Most beekeepers have concluded this method has gone the way of fogging mineral oil, (meaning, it hasn't been scientifically validated).
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    Re: Do these capped cells look normal

    Looks like capped honey is a real possibility in the center of that frame. If it is, it may be because there is not enough growing space in that hive. Makes me wonder how much 'room to grow' they...
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    Re: Laying Workers, New Nuc, now Balling the Queen

    I would just like to note that queens can be killed OR protected by balling. Don't know which condition you observed, but just wanted to interject that thought. :)
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    Re: Thymol mite treatment?

    You can buy an oxalic acid vaporizer for about $60 on Amazon. That is much cheaper than having to buy replacement bees. :)
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    Re: Thymol mite treatment?

    Randy Oliver, (Scientifibeekeeping.com), published a thymol recipe mixing sugar syrup and thymol to keep the syrup from going moldy, plus a mixture for making your own Apiguard style mix. Dave...
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    Re: Lotís of Drone Cells. Why?

    Bees in the wild will typically have drone brood cover up to 30% of the brood area in spring. On foundation it is closer to 15%. Your topbar hive allows bees to draw whatever ratios of drone/worker...
  23. Re: Best Procedure for getting all bees into bottom box

    I agree with Nancy. Reverse the boxes. Wait. Problem solved. :)
  24. Thread: swarm on cairn

    by Lburou
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    Re: swarm on cairn

    It sounds like you are in business with that swarm Naomi. Consider adding a second super when 80% of the frames in the original hive body are drawn out and covered with bees.
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    Here is my latest prototype:
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