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  1. Re: Langstroth to Slovenian type AZ hive transition- any practical advice?

    Couldn't you just alternate the direction that the modified lang frames face to avoid contact?
    Bill
  2. Re: Eggs, eggs, eggs, for 3 weeks, but no capped brood?

    Referring back to number 19 and 20 if you are in a suburban area there is agriculture all around you when that lawn care guy comes out and sprays whatever he has in his tank on the neighbor's lawn....
  3. Re: I'm looking for advice on planting around my hives

    A herb garden is useful to both bees and humans.
    Bill
  4. Re: super-propolized frames -- how can I avoid destroying the hive bodies!?

    I've not done this but I'm with the people who say turn the box over until they reach for the hammer. At that point I'm thinking bar clamp or such so that the hive can be pressed apart in a more...
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    Re: naming an apairy? first post

    Your county agent might be a good place to start asking questions.
    Bill
  6. Thread: Grub Killer?

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    Re: Grub Killer?

    Japanese beetles are invaders unknown in North America before the early 1900s, so eliminating them only sets the balance back to where it was then. If that makes the area less desirable to the moles...
  7. Thread: Grub Killer?

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    Re: Grub Killer?

    I've seen nematodes mentioned as controls for both SHB and Japanese beetle larva. Of course there are a gazillion and four species of nematodes so some research would need to be done to see if the...
  8. Re: Sealed hive during robbing — how long is ok?

    I hope you didn't mean airtight. Carbon dioxide buildup would have killed them, probably within hours.
    Bill
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    Re: I let them starve - now what

    They won't mould (my spell checker is British) in the freezer, nor will beetle or wax moth larva emerge.
    Bill
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    Re: Consumer drone usage.

    There was a thread here once in which it was suggested that towing a queen through a drone congregation area might be a way to get her mated while avoiding dragon flies and swifts which might want to...
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    Re: contemplating new design

    Potential problems I see-
    Each trough will only hold about a half pint (1X1X18 inches). If it isn't held level while being installed or if the hive isn't level, the syrup will run to the end of the...
  12. Thread: Loose Wrap

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    Re: Loose Wrap

    I don't know if the bees will care, but duck tape or a little dab of roofing cement will be quieter.
    Bill
  13. Thread: Shook Swarm

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    Re: Shook Swarm

    If your friends curiosity is "how do bees establish a colony in a new cavity" he won't want to start with a nuc since the establish part is mostly done. He may not even want the stores or the drawn...
  14. Thread: branding iron

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    Re: branding iron

    I wouldn't think a simple one that you heat in a charcoal fire would cost a lot at your friendly local welding shop. Asking couldn't hurt.
    Bill
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    Re: Ballast stones?

    A while ago someone posted a video of bees returning during a rainstorm. Getting hit by a raindrop really upsets stable flight for a bee, but they seem to recover. There must be some energy cost...
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    Re: Granulated comb honey

    If I wanted to make mead (I never have) I might add water and give the crushed comb a stir. I might add some yeast, and let fermentation begin, guessing that the yeast probably is able to aid...
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    Re: Checking hives with a cheap endoscope

    I could imagine somebody attaching a grafting tool to that thing just to get the nice view down into the donor cell.
    Bill
  18. Re: Resource Hives - Keeping Colonies Small(ish)

    Perhaps now is the time to think about making both the barn and the bees occupy the same footprint. On top, through a wall like Ukranian or Russian, or just backed up to the southern wall.
    Bill
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    Re: Stopping Moisture

    Assuming the inner cover has the notch up, and to the front of the hive, and the hive is tilted a little toward the front. Won't the condensate that forms on top run to the front, out the notch,...
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    Re: Veterinary Feed Directive

    I have a mental picture of someone sitting in a waiting room with a nuc on his lap. Perhaps a way to get expedited service.
    Bill
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    Re: non-toxic seal for gaps between boards

    Fine sawdust mixed with whatever glue you're using.
    Bill
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    Re: back from Dead

    Emergency medicine folks who treat deep hypothermia in people say the same thing, "You're not dead till you're warm and dead".

    The navy made a lot of progress during the Korean war treating pilots...
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    Re: Feeding honey back to bees

    I can't imagine why it couldn't be the liquid that you moisten the sugar with to make a sugar brick.
    Bill
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    Re: Repeated queen fertilization

    Would dissection of recently swarmed queens be an approach to proving this one way or the other? I have no way to tell new sperm from old, but microbiologists might.
    Bill
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    Re: Dry sugar feeding - who invented?

    I've been reading here long enough to have seen Mountain Camp's original post, although I can no longer find it. I believe that Mountain Camp has since gone to that great beeyard in the sky.
    Bill
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