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  1. Re: Will lack of early morning sun negatively affect an apiary?

    :)
  2. Re: Swarm moved into hive when I wasn't ready

    Now.
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    Re: Accidental Swarm Catch

    Russ’ advice is prudent and sound, but I’ve rubber banded a lot of comb in my time, and I’m just not one for doing it anymore. I’m not sure why; maybe I’ll get back to it at some point. Having said...
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    Re: Accidental Swarm Catch

    You can leave the blob in the bottom box and leave it alone, you can work the blob to the side or top and eventually remove it when the bees have established a brood area elsewhere in the hive, or...
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    Sticky: Re: Riverderwent Survival Treatment Free 2017

    Today I transferred the three colonies from swarm traps that I had moved yesterday. One of those swarms had overwintered in the swarm trap. They went into a regular hive, and I expect to harvest...
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    Sticky: Re: Riverderwent Survival Treatment Free 2017

    There are a lot of folks that want you to have a good year, Squarepeg. I’m one of ‘em.
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    Sticky: Re: Riverderwent Survival Treatment Free 2017

    I pulled three swarm traps with bees off of trees today.
  8. Re: Electric fence charger - how do I charge my battery, and how long will it last?

    I put it on my refrigerator.
  9. Re: Electric fence charger - how do I charge my battery, and how long will it last?

    Farm jack or old bumper jack, pipe wrench, a piece of chain, and a pimiento cheese sandwich. Or a 2x4 for a lever, a pipe wrench, some chain, and a pimiento cheese sandwich. If the top of the...
  10. Re: Humidity - Insulated hive - no top exits

    Given the location of the sensors, to me, that temperature information is significant and indicates, as would seem to be the case intuitively, that the warmth from the cluster significantly affects...
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    Re: Wax Paste For Furniture

    Four parts jojoba oil to one part wax.
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    That would be a very safe bet.
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Russ, thank you for going to the effort of collecting and photographing the mite specimens. The pictures and you comments are informative and promising.
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    Re: Bee Vac fail

    54213
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    Re: What caused this? Multiple choice - easy

    That's funny.
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    Re: Swarm questions

    Less is more.
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    Re: Bee Vac fail

    I believe that the physics related to the friction and resulting slower speed of air flow along the sides of the corrugated hose relative to the faster (and thus higher total volume of air) moving...
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    Re: Bee Vac fail

    By "usual hose" do you mean about 2" O.D. flexible corrugated hose that is referred to by Shop Vac and perhaps others as "2 inch hose"?
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    Sticky: Re: Riverderwent Survival Treatment Free 2017

    I just ordered Swarm Commander. Don't judge me.
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    Re: Proper way to switch hive stands?

    Use a few bricks, concrete blocks, or boards (whatever is handy) to make a temporary stand a few feet away and out of your way, or just set the hives on the ground if it isn't going to take you long....
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    Re: Proper way to switch hive stands?

    How big are the hives, and how many are there?
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    Sticky: Re: Riverderwent Survival Treatment Free 2017

    Did a cutout today. New small colony. Got the queen. She's locked in with a queen excluder on the bottom and top. We intend to pull off the bottom excluder when they start bringing in pollen. Never...
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    Re: Cut Out Question From a Noob

    Try to save only one frame of brood, hopefully the youngest brood or eggs. Don’t convince yourself that more is better. It’s not. Don’t use smoke. Be careful that they may be Africanized. If you have...
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    Re: Any beekeepers sick w CV-19? SURVEY

    Don’t bite your nails, and payday’s on Friday.
  25. Re: I'm convinced that OAV is a cure-all for mites.

    You had The Cousin Herb Henson Trading Post TV Show, Ferlin, Merle, Buck, and Waylon; we had The Louisiana Hayride, Faron, Hank, James Burton, and Elvis. As we like to say during our long hot...
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