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    Re: The Covid 19 Thread

    psm1212;

    Yes;:thumbsup: That checks off a lot of the boxes for why my faith is in science vs. colloquial convictions!
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    Re: Any experience with "Feedbee" pollen sub?

    I came across this information on comparative consumption of the Feed Bee pollen substitute VS. some other brands.
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  3. Re: Do you think there's life outside Earth in the Universe.

    We need definitions to imagine with.

    Are we limiting the possibilities by assuming that a body is required to support a consciousness. Is self consciousness even an essential part of what...
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    Re: New here - made really stupid mistake

    Yes; I have changed my mind about the truth of putting undrawn frames above to have them drawn out. That puts them in the situation of having to build comb from the bottom up. It is more natural for...
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    Re: New here - made really stupid mistake

    I must be mistaken but it appears that you have an inner cover between lower and upper boxes!

    "The last time I suited up to look in there, the inner cover hole was almost completely closed off...
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    Re: Converting 1:1 to 2:1 formula

    No! To get four cups of 1:1 you would have had to use more than 2 cups of each. 2 cups of each would only give you a little more than 3 cups volume of mixture. If you want to be accurate you have to...
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    Re: Converting 1:1 to 2:1 formula

    The longer you keep the heat on a sugar solution the more HMF (hydroxymethylfurfural) you create. Take the advice above about not targeting a fully saturated solution. The higher sugar one is more...
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    Re: replacing old queen

    Have a look over this thread.

    https://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?361315-Getting-mated-queens-accepted&highlight=queen+introduction

    That is myy experience with having a fair...
  9. Re: First virgin destroys remaining cells or Not?

    I just hope that they did not ALL leave with the swarm. I did destroy the one apparently viable cell left in the process of removing them all. I put in a test brood frame this morning to see if they...
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    Re: How many queens can be in a single swarm?

    Then perhaps the cell I destroyed with the purple eyed pupae was the only existing queen potential of the colony. I guess I will wait a few days and put in a test frame with eggs and open brood for...
  11. First virgin destroys remaining cells or Not?

    Had a strange one today;

    10 frame deep parent colony of a split decided to go back to nature I guess. They had one honey super on and seemed to be doing OK as a single deep. Today I noticed lower...
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    Re: Shop Towels with Supers on?

    gww;

    Maybe is a bit like making moonshine. People who knew exactly what to do and not do, could pull it off. Enough of the craft was handed down and all the technicalities not known in detail....
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    Re: Mite away question

    Anybody here still using the 65%liquid formic acid on meat blotters option? It gives you the option of lower dosing over an extended time.
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    Re: If it looks square, then it is square

    Sorry:o I jumped to the conclusion you were talking of splitting the 1 1/2" stock evenly. I see now you had in mind a 7/8 and 1/2" split. If you were into making the British box style joinery to...
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    Re: Bees just not filling deep

    You might find it interesting to search up some of Enjambres posts where she puts styrofoam dummy frames at either side of ten frame boxes so that functionally she might have a five over five frame...
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    Re: Learning Grafting

    I grafted into 8 diy wax cups this morning. My first time actually grafting using the new optics and lighting. Wow! so much easier. Two hours later the bees had altered all 8 of the cups to close...
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    Re: Shop Towels with Supers on?

    If you want to gather more info on OA/Glycerine there is a popular New Zealand bee forum that has around 200 pages of posts on oa/gly soaked paper and cardboard. The Argentinians have it approved in...
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    Re: If it looks square, then it is square

    You will end up with stock that is under 3/4" unless you have full 2" stock and not the nominal 2X. Many of the box manufacturers are using actual size 7/8 stock.
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    Re: Large Storage Tank 500 to 1000 Gallons

    I think stainless is safer. Plastic can get brittle with age. I have never had to clean up more than a few gallons but it is not fun. Stainless lends itself better to heating with contact heaters,...
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    Re: Pros and cons of double deeps

    dekster;

    Let us know how the empty or undrawn super under the brood works out. I tried a few with just a totally empty 3" lift ring underneath which I put on as I was wrapping. Keeps dead drop out...
  21. Thread: Global Warming

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    Re: Global Warming

    A sad situation for sure. Yet it is the very actions of those ill informed masses that decides the outcome. They certainly are tugged in many different directions. Some with good intentions but...
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    Re: Super aggressive bees

    Right on!:thumbsup:
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    Re: Pros and cons of double deeps

    If you do put on the second super would it be a consideration to put the new one underneath on the bottom. If it does not get completely drawn out and filled, my thought is better not to have the...
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    Re: Super aggressive bees

    Have you practiced on drones? If you do, squish them or they will be giving you a start many times by flashing their colors; If you dont want to squish them at least dont use this years color.;)
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    Re: Super aggressive bees

    I dont know where your bees are from or how similar they are to the bees to the west of Ottawa but my experience with my sons bees from that area is that they are a heck of a lot more aggressive than...
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