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    Re: Spun (Creamed) Honey issues

    Optimum temp for creamed honey is 57F.
    We all liquify crystalized honey with heat so it entirely possible that creamed honey subject to warm temperatures will separate into layers.Maybe store in...
  2. Re: super placement question post harvest & during dearth

    When you harvest spring honey,there will always be partial frames or frames of uncured nectar.There is less chance of waxmoth or SHB damage if you store these on you hives with your stickies until...
  3. Re: Mann Lake Large SS Uncapping Tank v. Maxant SS Uncapping Tank (MUTT)

    SAF,good quality but thin stainless.



    https://www.blueskybeesupply.com/saf-natura-sideliner-uncapping-bench-sn-sub/

    https://www.blueskybeesupply.com/pro-uncapping-bench-sn-pub/
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    Re: Smoker issue

    Dry fuel and a hot fire reduces creosote whether is a wood stove or a smoker.Pine needles and firewood are collected the year before and both sit in a shed overwinter.
    Never jam your lid down all...
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    Re: Steaming old combs

    I use paper towels to filter out the slum in my solar melter and gives a very clean product.
    Maybe you could incorporate that into your setup.
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    Re: Difficulty opening stuck beeboxs

    From the pictures it looks like your equipment is non standard.It is critical to follow standard box dimensions if you use standard size frames.The difference between the height of the frame and the...
  7. Thread: Birds

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    Re: Birds

    Only 4? I have a bunch of sparrows that bounce between my chicken coop and my hives.I also see gray catbirds feeding off the carpets around my hives.I think mostly they feed on the dead bees that...
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    Re: General Box Construction Questions

    White pine works very well for bee boxes.
    Light weight,easily worked and decay resistant if kept dry.(ie: covered and off the ground)
    In my area(CT),we have 100 yr old tobacco barns with untreated...
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    Re: Swarmed hives in trouble

    Try a small,powerful flashlight.
  10. Re: Any guesses? Swarm took 6 weeks to start laying?

    Nurse bees that don't have to feed brood don't deplete their fat bodies and are very similar to winter bees.Combine this with the reduced need for foraging to feed brood and bees will live longer...
  11. Re: New territory for me: Cloake board and timing.

    Check out this U of Guelph video.
    https://youtu.be/mS5YGK9OX5E
    Starter finisher in one colony and I leave supers on instead of a feeder.
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    Re: DNA Testing on Honey Bees please

    Contact someone in the Rus Breeders Org.
    The test their own bees annually.
  13. Re: Honeybees for raspberry pollination.

    My hives abut my raspberries and most of the bees I see on the flowers are bumble bees.
    I would not plant raspberries solely for the blooms.
    A raspberry farm could make a nice beeyard providing it...
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    Re: Catching Wax Moths!

    One old frame is probably sufficient,any more and you will be increasing the number of wax moth eggs. The first place wax moth hits is between frames.
    I use 1 old comb,5 foundation and 6...
  15. Re: Laying queen release from quad mating to regular nucs

    That clip is ingenious!!
    Over the years I'e tried nails,strips of wood/metal,hive staples etc. PIA!
    I'm going to steal that idea.
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    Re: Front Range Cell Builder a "do all box"

    How about a few pictures of what looks like a bench/toolbox for us old guys who are tired of bending over.
    Thanks
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    Re: brood disease

    Visual ID of EFB is best on3-4 day old larvae.
    Yellow tinge and slightly twisted.Spotty brood pattern as shown.
    Your profile doesn't include your state.If your state has an inspection program call...
  18. Re: Any reason to actually use "box joints" other than aesthetics?

    Less exposed end grain in rabbet joints and faster to cut.
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    Re: Shellac and bees

    " I'm retiring"
    "Do what you like" by Blind Faith ,1969
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    Re: Quote replies/posts?

    On a touch screen in chrome,I can touch and hold,resulting in 2 blue dots,which I can then touch and slide to highlight desired text.
    I then get a pop up menu "copy,share,select all etc".I select...
  21. Re: Setting out deep frames of honey so bees put it in medium supers?

    " This has been somewhat of an issue for me every year. Guess I will just have to throw some caution to the wind and not feed them up quite so heavy for winter.
    Frank "

    So it sounds like this...
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    Re: Trapping out a new swarm?

    I have heard that a repellant like Bee Go can work if there isn' t much brood.
    The trick is to get it inside the cavity behind the bees.
    LGO or Swarm Commander on the trap?
  23. Re: Queen confinement cage for varroa controlling brood break

    No,I never did.
    Shipping from Italy was expensive and I tried to drum up interest from local groups to order more units but no interest.
    10 pieces at 34.00 plus 30.00 shipping to CT put the price...
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    Re: Feral Bees?

    There was a guy on YouTube who put his traps up wind of existing hives.
    The thinking being that the wind would carry the scent of the lure towards the bees.
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    Re: Varroa shaker

    Absinthe,
    The single ball jar with mesh was used with confectioners sugar and it was found that when the jar was inverted,some mites were trapped in the mass of bees so you did not get an accurate...
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