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  1. Re: Hive Assembly Question? What Type of glue works and or what can be substituted ?

    The store bought ones that I have use a wooding bar with a slot in it. The metal excluder is placed into the slots in all 4 bars then they are glued together. I suspect this will hold up much...
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    Re: Shelter in place...unintended consequences

    People impersonating police officers is a disturbing thing that is now happening with this entire mess . . . . uggggg
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    Re: A sign of the times

    I have a friend that said he was going to fake coughing in stores to keep everyone else away from him. I am not sure if he actually did this.
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    Re: A sign of the times

    I have 2 tyvex suits (I think) around because I found they work well for climbing around in insulation in the attic. I also have a some masks from OAV/climbing in fiberglass insulation/drywall/ect. ...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    I decided this method of keeping my bees at my water source is working (last fall and this spring) so I figured I would share.

    I have a 5 gallon bucked (wrapped in insulation) filled with water. ...
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    Re: UPS Lost my bees

    I have gotten bees from a local supplier or a local bee club that orders them by the truckload (500+ packages) and then has a Saturday distribution. It may be worth looking into this in the future...
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    Re: Feeding question

    I try to go into winter with a deep on bottom and 3 mediums on top. These 4 boxes stay there all winter. I run a deep on bottom with mediums on top because mediums are easier to move and work. I...
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    Re: A sign of the times

    I have not been into the grocery store in 1.5-2 weeks. That is where ours was at last time I went in though. They were out of a lot of other stuff though (including flour and eggs)

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    Re: Feeding question

    Pure white refined sugar is the best thing to feed them with. My understanding is that the unprocessed sugar has more solids which can cause more problems during the winter.



    Yes, bees in...
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    Re: A sign of the times

    Please dont eat/drink aquarium chemicals from a non medical source to avoid covid. The hospitals already have enough problems and you don't need to add to them.

    Yes, this actually happened
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    Re: the flow? aka hive weights

    wow, good to know
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    Re: Brushy Mountain is no longer???

    Last time I ordered stuff from Kelly they were using/selling mann lake frames but they are still making their own boxes.
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    Re: Front Range roller coaster - 2020

    I also wait until I see drones. I split a hive to early one year and ended up spending several months getting the hive straitened back out after ending up with a drone only laying queen.
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    Re: the flow? aka hive weights

    In that case maybe your bees are robbing out a dead hive.

    or maybe they found a cherry factory :)
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    Re: A sign of the times

    I had some flowers blooming in my yard this week and my hives are building up.

    Tomorrow is probably going to set back all of the flowers, it is supposed to snow again. Such is life
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    Re: Things I WON'T get done this year

    That is about where I am at.
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    Re: Bee friendly garden pesticides?

    I have used this method also for squash beetles.

    Could you use some sort of drowning trap?

    Any idea what insects are getting your plants? If you know the specific insect types it may make it...
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    Re: the flow? aka hive weights

    I would suspect either the start of a flow or they are robbing out a dead hive somewhere. If you have stuff blooming I would suspect the start of a flow.

    This is what I have seen on one of my...
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    Re: Scouts or Residents?

    I am suspecting scouts.

    As an alternative to completely sealing it maybe put an escape cone on it, if there are bees in the wall they will come out (in large numbers) but if there are scouts...
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    Re: Shelter in place...unintended consequences

    One other item I have read about N95 masks this week is that there are 2 different types. There are "medical" type and "industrial" type. The manufacturing inspection and certification processes...
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    Re: Shelter in place...unintended consequences

    If anyone is interested they can donate computing power (on laptops/desktops) to help research covid in a distributed network.

    There is more information here:...
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    Re: Bee Bee Tree Seeds

    hmmm, now I am curious and tempted to plant one in my yard somewhere
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    Re: Bee Bee Tree Seeds

    It is not april 1st yet
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    Re: Ceracell hive top feeders

    Have you tried a mann lake top feeder? If so how do they compare?
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    Re: A sign of the times

    I am expecting that also, I went to the hardware store yesterday and picked up supplies for a few projects if I am stuck at home.
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