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    Re: Distance between hives

    I'm working on 100 yards apart per hive: I've made great progress this year but with 45 hives it'll take a couple of seasons. I received permission from all the local farmers in the area to go ahead...
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    How to not care for bees:

    :eek:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNFbkIs06_4
  3. Re: one-two punch using Apivar and OA dribble?

    Can you provide some link(s) about the Apivar resistance please? - Thanks
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    Re: Bad reaction to sting?

    I had been stung with nothing more than a mosquito bite reaction, then in my 3rd or 4th year I got stung on the head, didn't remove the stinger and got itchy and had hives on my neck, back, armpits,...
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    Grafting: How long out of the hive?

    On Saturday, my 4H students are going to learn how to graft. They've practiced on real combs but they were empty.

    The temps are forecasted to be in the mid 70's.

    How long can I have the young...
  6. Re: could spring finally be coming to the north east?!?!?!?!

    Spring has arrived in New Jersey.
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    Re: Vaporizing in February

    I'm in Southern New Jersey:

    I treat them right around or just after Thanksgiving and again around Ground Hog's Day.

    We're always getting a warm day or two mixed in somewhere in these parts.
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    Sticky: Re: Flow Hive, Firsthand Experience

    Can you post this here? https://forum.honeyflow.com/t/north-east-usa-ladies-gentlemen-start-your-engines/10049 We're trying to get regional feedback: thanks
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    Re: Oxalic acid vaporizer

    My only drawback to oxalic is I have to shave my beard off because I wear a negative pressure respirator.
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    Re: Scott Bee Farm Oxalic acid Vaporizer

    I've tried several brands of what I call the "slow" vaporizers before I acquired too many hives for that style to be productive.

    This one was best: ...
  11. Re: Side-by-side comparison - wooden hives vs. foam hives

    They all looked wooden.
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    Re: Bee suit poll. Best bee suit?

    I have a Brushy Mountain ventilated and an Ultrabreeze:


    The Brushy Mountain is hands down my favorite and my wife or I haven't been stung in 3+ years using them. Too bad they closed their doors...
  13. Re: what cool Christmas bee goodies did everyone get?

    After my Christmas Eve JB700 oa vaporizer fire, and with my wife's blessing, I gifted myself a Provap oa vaporizer :)

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  14. Re: OK to Leave Empty Brood Boxes & Supers Outside This Winter?

    I leave mine out and make sure the boxes and frames are exposed to sunlight: The moths leave them alone. Once the cold is here to stay, I just stack and mouse proof them but they still stay outside.
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    Re: bee race flying in colder weather

    I have all races plus mutts: I've seen them fly in the upper 30's and 40's if the sun is directly on the hive.
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    Re: Bee Bee trees

    There is a GIANT evodia tree about 1/2 mile away. Maybe that is it.
  17. Thread: Plant id

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    Re: Plant id

    Looks like a plant my goats were eating yesterday. It has a sticky residue inside.
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    Re: Bee Bee trees

    I have 5 that are 6 or 7 years old and have been blooming for the past 3 years. The bees visit them all and they've all set seeds. That being said, only two of them have dozens of Evodia seedlings...
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    Re: Wax flakes on queen

    Update: There are 2 capped queen cells in the hive and she is no where to be found.
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    Re: 6 Frame Nuc

    I thought about it and went with readily available 8 frame boxes so I can fit a 2 frame feeder and still have 6 frames.
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    Re: Wax flakes on queen

    Still laying well :eek:
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    Re: Wax flakes on queen

    I'm not sure I was speculating. I uploaded pics so hopefully they are viewable:

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    Wax flakes on queen

    Do queens secrete wax?
    I checked on one of my newly mated queens is and she is laying beautifully. When I found her I thought she was injured but it turned out she has a couple of wax flakes stuck...
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    Re: Migratory Cover...

    If the bees can't get between the top bar and the lid how are they sealing the mason jar lid and getting the feed? I suppose they can get to it from between a frame or two?
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    Re: 3d Year using Versatech Super

    Do they have to be food grade if one wanted to sell honey that was stored in those supers? -Thanks, Ed
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