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  1. Re: amazingly stoopid mistake; so, can I kiss my honey super's harvest adieu?!

    I would consider oa drizzle to cast more shade on the honey than a vaporization treatment would. Either way against the letter of the law for the approval process on this continent. I think JWP...
  2. Re: Electric fence charger - how do I charge my battery, and how long will it last?

    If your insulators are good and no weed contacts the fence wont draw as much current to restore the capacitor between pulses but there is some continuous current draw even if no creature is...
  3. Re: Electric fence charger - how do I charge my battery, and how long will it last?

    A 6 joule charger is larger than commonly used for bee enclosures. I have a 6 joule on my pasture and paddock but it is 110 v ac fed. My bee fence is perhaps a 2 joule but it stays on a garden...
  4. Re: Hive Assembly Question? What Type of glue works and or what can be substituted ?

    Thanks; I will take that off my important list. The burr comb is more an issue when putting the excluder and upper box back on to keep from squishing bees. Smoke, smoke, smoke!
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    Re: Frames are stuck--hard

    You can probably cut something out of most any hardwood. Lots of pallets have hardwood stringers. Your wedges wont get near the abuse that felling wedges do.
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    Re: Student Survey

    You have picked a topic which will be quite easy to gather information about. Also a good opportunity to examine the power of a product promotion that was wildly successful though the product itself...
  7. Re: Single brood Box honey production manipulation

    Nah, it shows you have your thinking cap on!
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    Re: A sign of the times

    What gloves do a good job of is keeping you from touching your face. Seeing that blue thing coming at you is usually enough cause for pause ( or paws off!) They can easily cause complacency. My wife...
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    Re: Frames are stuck--hard

    https://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?359743-Cracking-Hives-The-Easy-Way&highlight=wedge

    This is a thread by Oldtimer showing how it is done.
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    Re: Frames are stuck--hard

    Here is a thread by Oltimer with pictures using a wedge. https://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?359743-Cracking-Hives-The-Easy-Way&highlight=wedge
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    Re: Frames are stuck--hard

    Dont pull up on the top frames That just pulls the top bar away from the sidebar. The main sticking point is between the upper and lower frames. Apply the force to the sticking point. To do this...
  12. Re: Single brood Box honey production manipulation

    I believe this is the main features that also makes the system work for Roland. Also the basic result of Snelgroves division board. Move most of the brood and nurse bees up out of the queens space.
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    Re: When to mark queens

    Just make sure she is not trying to escape with her head sticking through one of the slots in the flexible strip whey you retract it for release. I had used it quite a few times before this happened...
  14. Re: Is it time to take insulation off of my hives

    "Curiosity question, , why do the bees stick their butts out in a cluster arrangement? Same seems to be observed in many dead outs, butts sticking out of a cell."

    It would be very difficult or...
  15. Re: Is it time to take insulation off of my hives

    There are many hives being used worldwide and year around that have integral insulation by design. I have not heard much in the way of any inherent problems with them.
  16. Re: High certainty swarm prevention in dense suburb

    I get the feeling from your description that you left far too much capped brood in the bottom box. The bottom box need only have been left with a handful of eggs and young larvae to anchor the bees...
  17. Re: Hive Assembly Question? What Type of glue works and or what can be substituted ?

    The common Lang arrangement is to have a 5/8 deep frame rest rebate and the frame ear being about 1/2" thick, results in about 1/8" space between top of frames and a line projected across the top of...
  18. Re: Hive Assembly Question? What Type of glue works and or what can be substituted ?

    I agree with the choice of epoxy glue. There could be some discussion though about possible benefit of additional space under the excluder in our standard bottom bee space layout. (actually a...
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    Re: How to inspect with less protective gear

    I think many people would have productivity issues with the dead slow methods. If you are going to go thru a number of hives close together the upset can be contagious. The issue of something a bit...
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    Re: Honey Storage / fermentation

    Symptoms, anyone? for bees suffering from HMF (hydroxymethylfurfural) from overheated honey or syrup overheated or acidified. How would it present compared to nosemosis? There was some discussion on...
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    Re: De crystaliazing honey

    I just checked mine; temperature range from 86 to 194 F. Sure would be a lot better heat transfer than a hot air source.
  22. Re: I'm convinced that OAV is a cure-all for mites.

    Thanks; I see now how I confused myself. The little effectiveness beyond the three days after treatment I accepted quite a while ago. I shoot for every 4 or 5 days and continue till the mite drops...
  23. Re: I'm convinced that OAV is a cure-all for mites.

    Shinbone or anyone else care to give a verbal explanation of the message to be taken from the graph. I wondered if the capped vs uncapped symbols were transposed. What is the consensus of most...
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    Re: Any beekeepers sick w CV-19? SURVEY

    Saltybee; That sounds like circular reasoning to me.;)
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    Re: How much is too much drone brood?

    Two things make me consider using more partial foundation frames which then remaining space drawn as drone comb. First is that I want to regain my hive counts and am dependent mostly on my own drones...
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