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    Re: DIY Electric fence...help!

    We run 10 outyards in Bear Central in the New York Finger Lakes Region. We done all kinds of configurations and found simple works best. Short fiberglass or steel rod type poles with the yellow...
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    Re: WARMING ROOM HONEY REMOVAL

    Mike...if you can find the water white at the pump it is cheaper....stay away from the red dyed Kero as it will clog up your wick quicker. Regular wick maintenance will give you years of good...
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    Re: HFCS source or other cheap easy feed

    an open top 55 gallon drum with spigot at the bottom can be mixed up in about 10-15 minutes. In the back of a pick up or on a trailer with a hose attached you can gravity feed 30 hives with top...
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    Re: My first two hives of 10,000 have been ordered :)

    Thankfully I never got the Motorcycles...the rest is spot on! There are so many days it is the hardest work one can do and yet if you love it many of those are the best ones! At 59 and 25 years in...
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    Re: Saskatraz Updates?

    I agree...I'll manage mites without depending on swarm traits. We keep and manage hives in single deeps most of the year and we keep them looking like "Sumo Wrestlers" as Randy Oliver would say. ...
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    Re: help with used clarifying tank

    We took the float switch off our clarifyer years ago. We found with the float switch set at about 1/2 of the clarifyer many times cooler honey from the extractor sinks to the bottom and gets under...
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    Re: Late Swarm And/Or Mite Crash?

    Wax moths are done for this year thanks to cooler weather. Generally Mid May through Mid September is when we see them. I have had success stuffing bees into a a stryofoam 5 frame nuc box....like...
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    Re: Strofoam Mini Mating Nucs

    Hi Astro...so good to see the old timers like you, ODfrank, Jean Marc and a few others I see still carrying the torch! Mine are the same single unit, 3 frame type Mann Lake sells except we cut out...
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    Re: WARMING ROOM HONEY REMOVAL

    Indoor kerosene heaters today are very efficient and cost effective to run thanks to the built in catalytic converters, if they are set correctly. If not they can be a real disaster. We ran them to...
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    Re: Late Swarm And/Or Mite Crash?

    Hive diagnosis usually needs to be in real time. We start by inspecting the entrance...are there an unusual number of dead bees in the ground, are they deformed, are there dead larvae, are there...
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    Re: My first two hives of 10,000 have been ordered :)

    Like Harry I worked and built my business over many years. Started in 1992 and built to adequate Beekeeping proficiency in 1996 running 50 hives. In 1998 I started the NYC Markets and for the next...
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    Re: Strofoam Mini Mating Nucs

    Thanks for the excellent replies you guys really covered my questions well.

    Ours are 3 (plastic) frame not 4, the same as you are using....my mistake. We are switching from the Queen Castles (10...
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    Strofoam Mini Mating Nucs

    Been a while...I hope everyone has lived long and prospered! ..... We are switching to the 4 frames Styrofoam Mini mating nucs (similar to what Ian is using but with plastic frames) next spring at...
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    Meet Mr El Nino in person!

    https://www.facebook.com/joel.klose.7

    The trip to SC last week went well with two good days to work hives. Posted a video my personal page (down about 8 posts or so) of the monsoon rain that woke...
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    Re: Round two - and the champ is down!

    We are hearing about an unusual number of hives from places separated by hundreds of miles with good populations the last week of October and 2 weeks later not a bee left alive, no dead bees in the...
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    Round two - and the champ is down!

    http://www.honeycolony.com/article/ccd-poster-boy-david-hackenberg-loses-90-of-his-bee-hives/

    Not sure if this has been posted yet - Hearing from everywhere about fall bee absconding and loses. ...
  17. Re: Cross your fingers northeast, here come the arctic temps

    -7 here tonight - Heading out to South Carolina tomorrow with our spring queen source breeding hives which we winter here - hope they don't get bounced around too much in this cold!
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    Re: Our bees are all dead please help

    These are the pertinent questions. Mite kills seldom result in large numbers of bees on the combs, especially in a warm winter.
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    Re: What's a typical nuc cost?

    I have to laugh, every time I see someone has typed "selling nukes" I have to assume an alarm goes off at Homeland security!! :-) Our nucs are priced according to size, number of frames, quantity...
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    Re: Renting flatbed to haul bees for one way trip

    It is one of the realities of migratory beekeeping - Metric tons of windshield time! I'm headed to Florence this week - Pee Dee river is above flood stage and the lowlands are a mess. Pulling a...
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    Re: How's everyones bees doing over this crazy winter?

    We have just arrived in South Carolina Sunday and it is 30F this morning, colder than when we left NY. Roads and bridges washed out here from the rains last month and one of our yards is not...
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    Re: Polystyrene hives

    We have used this format in nuc boxes with late season nucs for years and are very happy. We run two queen units and make early August splits which winter as 5 frame nucs. Our winter survival rates...
  23. Re: Queen flew off, came back and entered neighboring hive

    I would conjecture when she flew from the nuc she oriented on you as location as much as the nuc and when you moved she returned and seeing you as her orientation point flew into the double deep. As...
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    Re: sqkcrk goes south for Winter 2015-16

    Yep - One of our yards in Florence SC, completely unaccessable due to water, that area has been having wet issues for the last three springs. Owner is brush hogging a new area for us but it is in...
  25. Re: N.Y. Apiary Industry Advisory Committee Mtng notes 6/19/2014

    This conceptually is where I am. Here's the issues, we gave Dyce lab 50K of state money to reboot in the mid 1990's and they gave us nothing. Calderone and VanEnglesdorp set up a worthless "Master...
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