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  1. Thread: Absconded

    by Boglehead
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    Re: Absconded

    Thanks for your insights.

    Painted last year - no fumes.
    Remaining hive is not particularly stronger.

    what i though was odd was leaving capped brood, open brood - even very small larvae behind...
  2. Thread: Absconded

    by Boglehead
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    Re: Absconded

    No predators around. The "sister colony" 1 foot away was unaffected.

    It was all in ~4 frames of bees with about 1 total frame brood (mediums) when i moved to 10 frame. new frames were foundation...
  3. Thread: Absconded

    by Boglehead
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    Absconded

    Unusual situation - i would appreciate any insight.

    Two small nucs started at a new apiary side by side about 6 weeks ago. Both queen right and progressing in 5 frame equipment. About two weeks...
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    "korean style" hive tool

    I saw these at apimondia and didnt get a chance to buy it then.

    Also - i have never been able to find the leather patch for screened veil to use an "imkerpfeife" pipe. There are a couple german...
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    Re: Plans For Swarm Trap?

    There was a ABJ article “A Swarm Trap in Every Tree” written by Dr. Leo Sharashkin march 2015. In it he had plans to build 8 traps out of 3 sheets of plywood. Lots of good information on his website...
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    Re: OA article very much worth a read...

    Has anyone used OA vapor under screened bottom board to treat hives? I have recently installed mouse-guards on my colonies and like any shortcut I can find.

    Thanks
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    Re: How many frames in YOUR radial extractor

    Thanks. I have Maxanto 1400. I'll look closers if it has this ability as well
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    Re: How many frames in YOUR radial extractor

    How is it you load it with 36 frames? Any trick?
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    Re: Who collects antique bee hunting boxes?

    Wyatt Mangum?
    http://www.tbhsbywam.com/author/

    He writes a monthly article in ABJ where he talks a lot about his collection of antique beekeeping equipment.
    An article this summer discussed some...
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    Re: Help - My Queen Cells Were Torn Open

    Thanks for your help.

    I constructed a cloake board in a typical fashion. I didn't realize the cloake board remained in place after grafting throughout the development of the qc's. I simply removed...
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    Help - My Queen Cells Were Torn Open

    I recently made my first attempt at queen rearing. After grafting ~12 cups and placing in a queenless medium box packed with bees above a closed cloake board and qr colony below, I saw 4-5 cell...
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    Re: How to deal with YellowJackets?

    I read with interest the recent post on "bee lining in 20 minutes". I don't know the habits of yellowjackets, but I would guess their nest is nearby - if you could find it, the robbers would have a...
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    Re: What to do with uncapped honey?

    Mead.
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    Re: Portrait of a drone

    I just saw your portfolio on homepage of HuffingtonPost.com
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marlene-zuk/insect-facts-_b_918917.html#s322839&title=Insects_are_everywhere

    Nice work.
    Congratulations!
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    Re: Bricks "language" for hive inspection

    Richard Taylor in "The joy of Beekeeping" described his system. I don't have it with me, but it was something like: weak colony, queen right, queenless, needs a super.
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    Re: Attaching smoker box to car

    Home depot/ lowes have small galvanized trash cans that can easily hold a smoker. I have one in my trunk with sand so it doesn't fly around too much. Seems safe to me.
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    Re: Topics for Beesource Reference Section

    I find myself looking at dcoates plywoos nuc plans thread.
    I would be interested in a list of any public presentations delivered or found worthwhile. Much better than reinventing the wheel.
    Lastly,...
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    Mosquito Spraying

    I must admit - before I became a beekeeper I always thought it was kind of cool to see the giant planes just above the treetops spraying, and spraying, and spraying. It turns out they're using Dibrom...
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    Re: Mead recipe's

    I am interested in making mead this season. I woul like to make it sparkle. Is there any way to carbonate a modestly sweet mead without a kegging system? Any experience?
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    Refractometer

    Is anyone familiar with using refractometer for brewing? Could I use the same device to measure specific gravity and water content for honey concentration? Ideally, I could use the same device for...
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    Re: Hedge for an apiary

    Lugustrum

    We have some variety of lugustrum (I think japonica) in our neighborhood. Prior owners planted between our house and the next growing to a thick hedge within 4-5 years (now 10-15 feet...
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    Re: Recomended Podcasts??

    Bubbatanicals guy in georgia occasionally has episodes devoted to beekeeping. His podcast is diverse with discussions on soapmaking, gardening, livestock, and homesteading.

    Previously...
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    Re: Swarm preps are bunderway....

    David,

    check your math - April 14th swarm cells seen would have emerged ~max 10 days later. Could the swarm cell being attended to last week be another cycle on their way to swarm?

    -BH
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    Re: Protecting my bee family

    cold soapy water and a shovel - at night.
    good luck!
  25. Re: Just installed bees in foundationless hives!

    MB,

    Is it necessary to wire foundationless medium frames for radial extraction? I've read conflicting suggestions. What's your thought?

    Thanks in advance.
    -BH
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