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    Re: Global Warming

    Neet stuff concentrated Solar. Steel making was mentioned, With Steel making once the "process " is started it cannot stop every night, so the melting device would need some method to keep the temp...
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    Re: Global Warming

    concur the volcano activity will be either be
    the deal breaker or it will not happen for a 100 or 1000 years. Likely the cause of either the ICe age melting or being created.
    GG
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    Re: Global Warming

    Hi Juhani, So here is a Quote from the site:
    Is the Sun causing global warming?
    No. The Sun can influence Earth’s climate, but it isn’t responsible for the warming trend we’ve seen over the past...
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    Re: queen excluders

    I use wood bound metal or nothing at all. Gives a bees space on both sides and works well for 2 queen setups, as they cannot fight on the screens
    GG
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    Re: Well this might change things!

    This has been my opinion for a couple decades, the bees choose, as it should be. Some eggs would be good pollen carriers, some good propolizers, some good winter bees , and some good queens. If you...
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    Re: Well this might change things!

    ok mathematically up to 50 allows an average of 13 Would be a few with 3 or 5 or none they may not find any drones. or drones find them i guess point of view is also at play here.
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    +1 simplicity is at times the best approach. :) had to chuckle.
  8. Thread: Llama hair

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    Re: Llama hair

    I have a neighbor with sheep. I am sure they shear in the spring, I was thinking of trying to make a hive with 2 inches of wool on the sides and 4-6 in quilt box. May spend some cycles on this...
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    Re: Llama hair

    did you use the lama Hair?
    I would think Wool would work as well.
    GG
  10. Thread: New to bees

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    Re: New to bees

    So jspald1, how did it work? what did you end up using and where are you at appx a year later?

    GG
  11. Re: Advice on finding properties to place beehives?

    dress "local" if the guy you talk to is in jeans and you in a suit he will feel uncomfortable, and vrs visa. I normally am in Jeans and a T shirt. Go at a time to be non-int-eruptive, timing is...
  12. Re: Advice on finding properties to place beehives?

    any time of the year is a good time. discuss what you need and what the offer is. you need access and warnings about bear, skunks, spraying, shooting by the hives etc.
  13. Thread: Bee's Gone

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    Re: Bee's Gone

    when a bee is feeling like dieing or very sick, it is common they take off 1 last time and perish out in the field. also if they are "carrying" something they take them selves out of the hive to...
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    Re: Forget bees.... It is the cats.

    in the pic it looks like it has a collar. lost pet is my vote. Now weather those are, or,, should be pets is a whole nuther can of worms. looks young to me as well , a teenager cat, so like 10-11...
  15. Re: German Black bees in the Southeastern US actually Apis mellifera iberiensis?

    but where did the bees in Africa come from? IMO ,,well during the beginning of the Ice age the bees either perished, or moved south. then post Ice age moved back, two times for the 2 major Ice...
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    Re: Bee's Gone

    You can always ask if he sprayed any thing and at what time. Place a Strike on that Apairy, as in, 3 strikes and you are out. 2 for me any more. if your hives die there,, there is something going...
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    Re: Bee's Gone

    keep the comb "very dry" it should not mold. the pollen is fermented should either be usable or they tear it out and toss it on the ground
    the comb can be used in the spring for increases
    even...
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    Re: The right number of hives to keep it fun

    So find a bee club and offer to sell NUCs Split off your overwintered Queen and 3 frames of bees into a 5 frame NUC, give it a couple weeks and sell it. Gets you the swarm control and a re queen...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Greg,, I have several small ish hives 5 over 5 NUCs till late july moved into 10 frame gear, they widened out to like 7 over 7 or 8 over 8. This winter could be a real test, starting early like...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    I have 5 more to put Quit boxes on, and sugar blocks. they are the little ones I started this year maybe 12 -14 frames of bees in a 10 over 10 config.
    we Have snow here and was 25F last nite so the...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Pants down lifting potatoes... Resisting the image..... late to try this year, but in the past I have put stray and/or leaves on potatoes and carrots and left them till a mid winter thaw...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    They are adjusting the air flow, perhaps to match the cluster size or other perceived needs. Be interesting to see if they block more as time goes on and if they remove it in the spring.
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    Re: Hive in one hour

    Agree should hold a swarm, and then once primed should be a good trap. In the south likely no worries. could even use plywood scraps painted.
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    Re: Hive in one hour

    looks a little "breasy" If I was going to use the nails , screws and my time, I would just use "newer" or rough sawn wood. Here in Michigan, the Amish have saw mills scattered round the country. ...
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    Re: The right number of hives to keep it fun

    Good post LJ, close to My Option as well. How many is a somewhat personal thing, some folks can "be happy" with 4-6, that number scratches most of the places they need. At some level say 12-20...
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