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    Re: Science experiment ideas

    I'm assuming you've got a very limited amount of time to complete the experiment, so that limits some of my ideas. But something fairly simple like comparing the efficacy of two kinds of treatments...
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    Re: Missouri

    Over the last week I've seen yellow sweet blossom clover coming on strong, plus the catalpa trees have bloomed.

    Here's a picture of catalpa I just took at a local park:
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    Re: Bricks "language" for hive inspection

    Interesting to hear how you all do things. To be clear, these bricks are not my only form of hive tracking. I have a journal for detailed notes, plus a white board with each hive, its status, last...
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    Re: Bricks "language" for hive inspection

    I know this is an old thread, but I'm trying a painted brick system for tagging my hives this year. I just posted a short video if anyone's interested, but the basic idea is this:

    Brick on end =...
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    Re: CCD or something different?

    I think he's saying he used a powdered sugar shake to get a mite count. But he doesn't say what type of treatment was used. In any event, I agree with you and beemandan that November is far too late...
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    Re: Ohio Bee Box Company

    I've been buying equipment from Ohio Bee Box for several years. I ordered some more hives from them this year knowing it would be kind of a test to see how they did under new ownership. After placing...
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    Re: Gonna sell out

    In my mind's eye, you Vietnam vets are young men...because that's what you were during my formidable years. But now my dad (a Seabee who did 3 years in Vietnam) is in failing health, so I'm...
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    Re: Candlemaking - a personal video

    Very, very good video, Dan. I watched it a few times when you first posted, and now I've got the equipment and supplies you recommended so I can give it a try myself. One tip for others is to check...
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    Re: OAV or Apivar?

    I use both. Five hives each year get Apivar and the rest get OAV. I rotate them to try and avoid contributing to any resistance to oxalic acid.
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    Re: 40 acre planting

    I like this. I've got a smaller piece of land to work with, but by far the flower I see used most by my bees is yellow sweet clover. Much more than the buckwheat and other plants I sow.
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    Re: apivar

    As long as they were sealed in an unopened, unexpired package they should be good. The miticide is on the plastic strips.

    Your bigger consideration now is this: assuming you put those strips in...
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    Re: Hello from North East Iowa

    Hey, Ryan. I went to UNI, and have fond memories of the Cedar Falls area. The links to your attachments didn't work for me, by the way.
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    Re: Broodminder hive scale?

    I've been using Broodminder scales for a few years, or whenever they first came out. I'd been somewhat critical of Broodminder in the past because the first couple I bought would drain their...
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    Re: Missouri

    Goldenrod bloomed in good numbers in east-central Missouri over the last several days.

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    Re: Solar Melting

    If there's ever been brood in your comb, it'll have paper-like cocoons. Even if there hasn't been any brood, there's bound to be some non-wax material resulting from thousands of bees walking all...
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    Re: Ohio Bee Box Company

    :thumbsup:

    Thanks for the update!
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    Re: have to move 16 hives to my other property

    I concur with others about letting them lighten up a bit. But I just went through something similar...sold a property and had to move hives to a new yard--about 60 miles away. My technique was to...
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    Re: If you could only have one book

    I just wish more of them were available as audiobooks...I do most of my "reading" while I'm in the bee yard or out for a run. You quickly run out of beekeeping options when searching for audiobooks.
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    Re: Moisture Content

    It's a legit concern here in the Midwest with our balmy summers. I use a small stand-up tent to keep my frames in a low-humidity environment during processing. I've got a picture and some details...
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    Re: Ohio Bee Box Company

    This is not good. The website's still down. The Facebook page is also down. Hope everything's okay at OBB...they were easily the best woodenware supplier, in my opinion.
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    Re: Testing oxalic acid in honey

    I don't see this article posted, but it's an interesting one from Germany. Here's one of the more striking sentences: "The colonies that were treated with oxalic acid on average had a lower content...
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    Re: Question on black locust

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    Re: Question on black locust

    Where I'm at in eastern Missouri, the black locust bloom lasted about 1 week this year--probably would've gone a bit longer, but we got a hard rain and the flowers virtually disappeared after that. I...
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    Re: Building a Cabin at My Outyard

    Installment 12 of my cabin build. At this point I just need to do some hardscaping, some build a garage, and get our stuff moved in.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81KA0eB1rYE
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    Re: Missouri

    I haven't checked the acidity, Alex. It's rocky as all hell, but I'm not sure about acidity...I need to buy a testing kit.
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