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1. ## Thread: Listen to the Music

by JWPalmer
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### Re: Listen to the Music

Wow. Just listened to this version. Beautiful voice, and who would have thought a stairwell would give such amazing acoustics.
2. ## Thread: Extending Shelf Life of 2:1 Sugar Syrup

by JWPalmer
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### Re: Extending Shelf Life of 2:1 Sugar Syrup

Oooh, hoverly heducated, I like that. I knew my tuition dollars were wasted when the they tried to teach me pie r square. Everyone knows pie r round! To make matters worse, they then taught me that 1...
3. ## Thread: Extending Shelf Life of 2:1 Sugar Syrup

by JWPalmer
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### Re: Extending Shelf Life of 2:1 Sugar Syrup

It is by weight, and LJ and I were discussing two different types of solutions, both of which use weight as part of the equation. Regarding the weight vs volume discussion for making syrup, a cup of...
4. ## Thread: Convert deep nucs to mediums?

by JWPalmer
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### Re: Convert deep nucs to mediums?

OT, you know I am messin with ya? Cutting the frames down, sans bees is just as good as anything I could come up with. I probably wouldn't even bother with trying to reattach the bottom bars. Michael...
5. ## Thread: Convert deep nucs to mediums?

by JWPalmer
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### Re: Convert deep nucs to mediums?

And that is supposed to be less traumatic to the bees than simply cutting the foundation out of the frame, cutting the bottom 3" off, and rubber banding back into a medium? (he askes with a sly grin...
6. ## Thread: Convert deep nucs to mediums?

by JWPalmer
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### Re: Convert deep nucs to mediums?

The easiest way is to stack two mediun boxes and put 5 of your drawn medium frames in each. Set the five deep frames from the nuc in the top box and let them hang down. Rotate the deep frames out by...
7. ## Thread: How much honey could one expect from one hive? Spring

by JWPalmer
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### Re: How much honey could one expect from one hive? Spring

I really like the tulip poplar honey that my bees produce. So do my relatives in Florida who are accustomed to orange blossom honey. The problem is that the tulip poplar flow barely lasts a month, so...
8. ## Thread: A cove cutting jig for making bee box handles

by JWPalmer
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### Re: A cove cutting jig for making bee box handles

Cleo's video is listed under the name Donna Soper. Or, you can follow this link.

https://youtu.be/eaWRjpJ5f0w
9. ## Thread: How many OAV treatments in winter can they tolerate?

by JWPalmer
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### Re: How many OAV treatments in winter can they tolerate?

Username, just treat the darn bees now if you haven't already, and again at the end of the month. I did this regimen last year, had 100% survival rates, and had a zero mite count in March when the...
10. ## Thread: Whats your definition of feral bees?

by JWPalmer
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### Re: Whats your definition of feral bees?

When I set my swarm traps, I assume any bees caught are feral, unless the queen is marked.:pinch:
11. ## Thread: Is the Bee-Space necessary ?

by JWPalmer
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### Re: Is the Bee-Space necessary ?

This was 10 frames in a 10 frame box, standard dimensions. I do not scoff at the idea that bees prefer to build comb in certain directions, although I think it may have more to do with how the sun...
12. ## Thread: Is the Bee-Space necessary ?

by JWPalmer
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### Re: Is the Bee-Space necessary ?

Here are pictures of some of the comb after I cut out five of the frames in one big chunk.

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Normally I get the foundationless drawn out straight because I intermingle it with already...
13. ## Thread: New to this forum

by JWPalmer
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### Re: New to this forum

The bees were most likely too tightly clustered for the OA to be effective. Wait for a day when the the sun is out and the temps are above 40°F, then hit them again with a shot. Mite count should be...
14. ## Thread: Low cost bee box construction

by JWPalmer
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### Re: Low cost bee box construction

Box building 101, glue, clamp, nail, repeat.

Even a finger joint that has not been glued is a bear to get apart if nailed from both sides as most are. Once glued, you will break the wood before...
15. ## Thread: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

by JWPalmer
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### Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

Um, OT, note the title under which this was first posted. That post and several follow-up posts were later moved to the appropriate sub forum according to the rules. Odfranks comments were on target...
16. ## Thread: Today in the Apiary

by JWPalmer
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### Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

My day in the apiary is more about what did not get done as opposed to what did. I did not get my Thanksgiving OAV treatment done and I did not get more syrup in the feeders or pollen patties into...
17. ## Thread: Worm wood

by JWPalmer
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### Re: Worm wood

You really won't know what kind of condition the wood is in until it is sawn into boards. If it is full of small holes but otherwise sound, saltybee's advice seems right to me. If the holes are real...
18. ## Thread: acceptable temps for in-hive feeding? Best logistics?

by JWPalmer
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### Re: acceptable temps for in-hive feeding? Best logistics?

Mitch, I am still feeding my nucs using mason jars over a hole in the inner cover and a 5 frame super on top. I have styrofoam hivetop feeders on all the full-sized hives which will stay there all...
19. ## Thread: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

by JWPalmer
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### Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

Actually, I did not find it obnoxious at all, just a bit on the edge of this sub forum's rules. I let it stand, but this is not a path we want to walk on a TF thread.:lookout:
20. ## Thread: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

by JWPalmer
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### Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

Ollie, remember this is the treatment free sub-forum. One of the unique rules reads:
21. ## Thread: Cardboard Nuc feeder help

by JWPalmer
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### Re: Cardboard Nuc feeder help

Spring walk away split nucs for sale need to be made much stronger than 2-3 frames of bees. 3-4 frames of bees and brood, one of honey and some pollen, then an extra shake or two of nurse bees. I...
22. ## Thread: High certainty swarm prevention in dense suburb

by JWPalmer
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### Re: High certainty swarm prevention in dense suburb

Sterlinggold, Ruthie is in Hampton Roads, I am outside of Richmond. For us, these manuevers must be completed by the second week of April. My plan is April first this coming year because several of...
23. ## Thread: Cardboard Nuc feeder help

by JWPalmer
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### Re: Cardboard Nuc feeder help

Eddiegoff, welcome to Beesource. The best way to feed a nuc is to use a frame of honey. By the time the honey is gone, you should have enough foraging aged bees to do your open feeding.

I...
24. ## Thread: Black Friday Sales

by JWPalmer
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### Re: Black Friday Sales

Greg, starter strips, wax, and fishing line add just about \$0.15 to the cost of a frame if you go foundationless. Takes a little more manipulation at first to get them drawn straight and even, but...
25. ## Thread: Is the Bee-Space necessary ?

by JWPalmer
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### Re: Is the Bee-Space necessary ?

The bees understand the concept of bee space without knowing the term for it. Now if I could just teach them the concept of straight comb. I found out earlier this year that given a box of...
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