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    Re: What causes Honey to cystallize?

    Normal.
    In fact, if you'd keep the batches from different hives separate, you'd see differences in crystallization.
    This is due to the differences in the foraging sources they used.
    Some honey...
  2. Thread: first dead-out

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    Re: first dead-out

    Look at your own pictures - nothing but drones.
    :)
  3. Video - comparison of Dadant to Lazutin Long hives

    From a channel I track - about a variant of the Lazutin long hives.

    It has English subs - hence am posting it for wider audience.
    The point of this episode - he is announcing a new series where...
  4. Thread: Global Warming

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    Re: Global Warming

    Electoral College is so obsolete, it is worse than miles and pounds.

    We lough at stupidly obsolete ordinances that still regulate horse-drawn carts (STILL on the books some places).
    And yet some...
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    Re: 2019 Winter solstice

    Just because you brought it up.

    :)
  6. Thread: Going to use OTS

    by GregV
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    Re: Going to use OTS

    I kinda of use OTS with about 30% survival so far (not that I will change my ways - works for me).
    Just FYI.
    But I am not pedantic about OTS methodology either - calendar and all that.
    When I find...
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    Re: Alternatives to Wooden Beehives?

    LOL!
    This is some advanced furniture.
    Heading to the dormitory dumpsters tomorrow to get some. :)
    Well, we are snowed in. :(
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    Re: Mountain camp vs. honey

    Not only.
    Remember how in March and April (for my area) the colony is in its most critical and weakest point in season - the lowest number of workers left AND they are trying to brood.
    Like I said...
  9. Thread: Global Warming

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    Re: Global Warming

    Unsure if this applies to me (per my comment).
    I guess me.

    I came to the US with $100 in my pocket and worked for the minimum wage ($4.25 at the time).
    Put myself through college.
    Not, I am not...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    I start the MC pile with damp paper towel as the MC base - so that immediately cakes in sugar from the bottom up.
    Moisten the dry sugar as you apply it.
    I use water sprayer and do it well directly...
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    Re: Global Warming

    Participation in community gardens did not increase (these are specifically created for the poor - I never met them there).
    Using backyard for vegetables did not increase (middle class was not going...
  12. Thread: Global Warming

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    Re: Global Warming

    Of course.
    Meanwhile they (who are supposed to be in the know) keep ranting of the economic growth as if overruling axiom.
    We need growth, we need more growth, blah, blah....

    IMO, what we really...
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    Re: Honey vs Sugar for Tooth Decay

    Indeed, I think, the tooth decay is largely an issue of proper hygiene now days.
    Do the proper, regular brushing and flossing and forget about it.

    Instead think of a bigger dietary picture and...
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    Re: Mountain camp vs. honey

    In my configurations (see Warre to compare) wintering is cheap in terms of honey.

    If they don't use up #4 of dry sugar on the top (placed around the XMass time) - I simple save the sugar for next...
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    Re: 2019 Winter solstice

    Bees do NOT heat the hive - NOT by their intent.

    However, the cluster continiously looses the heat - by the laws of physics (just like I loose heat or you loose heat in cool/cold room).
    Thereby...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Hey, cool.
    I see your Warre hive is alive and well.
    Did the dry sugar help? Is it being used?
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    Re: 2019 Winter solstice

    All you do is - put 2-3 pencils between the frames and the cover, cross-ways, if really care.
    Perfect warm passages.
    :)


    Again, the 2-3 pencils as stated above do the trick.


    The total...
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    Sticky: Re: Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    The key with C&S - you only chop the combs first (in fact, I prefer a cold frame immediately from the outside - precisely because the combs are fragile and fragment better).
    Let it all drain at its...
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    Re: Mountain camp vs. honey

    In cold, wet March it totally may come down to the #4 of sugar - make or break.
    Especially if you winter nucs on 4-5 frames with their small needs and yet limited workforce.
    I don't see what is...
  20. Thread: Global Warming

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    Re: Global Warming

    Changing tunes...
    Election is coming.
    Votes are needed.
    Flip-flop.


    https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/15/politics/climate-crisis-global-warming/index.html
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    Re: 2019 Winter solstice

    In conditions like this, the upper entrance in winter is required - no IFs or BUTs (ask crofter :)........

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    Flexible inner cover has many benefits:
    - better bee control with defensive...
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    Re: Alternatives to Wooden Beehives?

    At this rate, free computer boxes work great as temp hives.
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    Alternative design of a ventilated bottom

    Scroll down for photos and diagrams:
    http://бортникъ.рф/ylei-krilatskiy.htm

    Sizes are metric.
    Total areas of the opening (as depicted) ~85cm^2
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    Re: Should I go with Saskatraz packages

    If all you need is honey - just buy honey then.
    Simple solution.
    :)

    Else your honey will cost you $$$$ per a pound.
    If that is what you want - then so be it.
  25. Re: German Black bees in the Southeastern US actually Apis mellifera iberiensis?

    My "bold" statements are just statements from the literature (careful enough to drag along some sources).
    The Russian stepsisters, I suppose, are insignificant according to you.
    Fine.

    As well I...
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