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    Re: Temperature effect on foraging bees

    I use the brown landing boards also out of rigid cardboard coated with a layer of
    epoxy paint. The cardboard is first treated with melt wax before painting. Brown color the
    bees have no issue...
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    Re: Saskatraz....any feedback?

    Ian, I already know you will never intentionally let your bees to starve. When my hives are
    still empty of any nectar yours are already filled with syrup inside. You're too
    responsible as a...
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    Re: Dead Hive....

    Right now is the Fall. I cannot give evidence because I don't know when was the
    last time for the hive check. Only the OP know this or maybe not. I don't know how
    active or passive on the...
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    Re: Temperature effect on foraging bees

    The idea is that extending the landing board will have fewer bees that will
    missed their landing ended up on the ground. A bee on the extended landing board
    will have more time to go inside. ...
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    Re: Has anyone used these for mason jar feeding?

    Got it! So the regular soda drinking straw and the large drinking straw will
    both work for this application. No more tube hunting for me. What a great idea for a jar feeder!
    I use over jar...
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    Re: Dead Hive....

    Unfortunately, the CCD phenomenon is still on. From time to time it
    will pop up somewhere in someone's apiary. Nobody knows why they left the
    hive. CCD is still a mystery. Perhaps they want to...
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    Re: do you keep your comb separate?

    This season I have collected 60 drawn comb. It is almost 50/50 brood and honey frames. I plan to
    separate them during the Spring nectar flow. Mainly because I want to have clean honey frames to...
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    Re: Need Help from Fountain Valley, CA

    Welcome to Bee Source, duari91

    Don't even tell your neighbors even when you know them well. Build a small shed to hide them in. Because a person
    allergic to bees sting will come after you even...
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    Re: Is 14 watt enough supplement heat

    This year is a very good beekeeping year for me!

    Just that you know, I'm doing the opposite of the snow country beekeeping here.
    Close to the Holidays! Lots of eating, brood rearing and a max...
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    Re: a guy known to be tf?

    Stubborn it is for me to keep on learning with my little bee experiment. This is my 5th seasons and still have bees to keep trying the tf option 3 years in a row. Have confidence that in the long...
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    Re: Prewinter Bee Population vs Hive Temperature

    Dups!
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    Re: Prewinter Bee Population vs Hive Temperature

    This winter I tailored to the newbies with only 1 or 2 hives mostly, I have scale down
    the mite removal process down to 1 nuc hive. This is for them to see what is possible here.
    The rest are on...
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    Re: Is 14 watt enough supplement heat

    Update: Cold into the 40s tonight!


    It is really cold out there tonight in the 40s. But no frost yet. Temp has dipped so much from last week at
    night time. I went out to take a reading...
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    Re: Prewinter Bee Population vs Hive Temperature

    I know with 5 frames of bees you shouldn't need any supplement heat through the winter.
    Right now I'm running a little bee experiment trying to prevent the bees from clustering when
    the brood nest...
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    Re: a guy known to be tf?

    I hope the beekeeping community is ready for their
    findings. Anything going against mainstream beekeeping will
    have their saying. Not trying to start anything just my personal
    opinion. I like...
  16. Re: Searching Craigslist ads for beekeeping equipment using IFTTT

    They did a long time ago when starting. I don't really know their business model with
    the changes anymore. But ebay did a better job so amazon now have
    flat fees on majority of its products. ...
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    Re: What kind of bee is this?

    When they bloom the humming birds, big head flies, and our bees are all
    over them. The blooming time can extend until mid-Dec. here which is too
    cold already for the bees to go out foraging...
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    Re: a guy known to be tf?

    Interesting site. I would join their mailing list to see what they're up to.
  19. Re: Searching Craigslist ads for beekeeping equipment using IFTTT

    Rader, does IFTTT only work on CL ads or it will work with other auction sites too like
    amazon and ebay? Other than CL can I use it with other sites too?
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    Re: Should I do a newspaper combine?

    There might be a risk of killing the queen that you want. I don't like ripple
    effects so will let things progress. Right now is harder to find a replacement
    queen just in case. If there are 2...
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    Re: Has anyone used these for mason jar feeding?

    So where can I get some of these nipples for my next mason jar
    little project?
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    Re: Temperature effect on foraging bees

    Correct, these are the older bees from 2 months ago. I still have some that
    are gradually dying by the days coming home. And new big fat winter bees are replacing them now with the recent new bees...
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    Re: Does OAV treatment have residual effect?

    That is because I do night time beekeeping all along. Not a joke. You just see smokes because you don't
    understand my invention or what's going on while watching the vid before. Because I have...
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    Re: Extractor decisions

    The design flaw on the veil is that it will collapse once the head is straight. This issue they
    cannot fix yet without having a false advertisement.
    That is why I suggest to reinforce it from the...
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    Re: Canadian Buckfast Questions???

    ....wouldn’t that somewhat help control the mating?

    Because of unregistered hives (not sure about feral hives) you really cannot guarantee the control mating aspect of it.
    The thinking process is...
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