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  1. Thread: Flow Hives

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    Re: Flow Hives

    Cloverdale and dr4ngas- Thanks for the information.
  2. Thread: Flow Hives

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    Thanks "squarepeg" don't think I'll be getting into that anytime soon. Though, I do like to check out new ideas.
  3. Thread: Flow Hives

    by Sr. Tanya
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    Flow Hives

    A friend mentioned something about a flow hive. I looked at the link they gave me to get a little idea about what it was.

    Does anyone know the pro's or con's of this type of hive? Has anyone tried...
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    Re: Collecting pollen or not

    Thank you very much, Michael. I will tell him.

    Tanya
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    Re: Collecting pollen or not

    Thank you both for your replies. I am mostly interested in knowing if this will help stop a possible swarming- to keep the hive from becoming pollen bound. I don't think he is interested in...
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    Collecting pollen or not

    A bee friend who doesn't have a computer asked me to ask about collecting extra pollen in the spring. I don't do it so have no experience.

    1.- First is it a good idea to have a pollen collector on...
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    Re: Problem with oxalic acid wand

    thanks ifixoldhouses. That sounds logical. Does it clean propolus (sp.)?
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    Re: Problem with oxalic acid wand

    Thanks.
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    Re: Problem with oxalic acid wand

    Is carburetor cleaner the cleaner to use?
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    Re: Problem with oxalic acid wand

    One other thing... I said the wand warmed up but it was only warm not hot as it should have been.
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    Re: Problem with oxalic acid wand

    I looked at the connections and they have some residue on them. I'll take the 2 connections apart and clean them. I was thinking of using carburetor cleaner. Is that good?

    gnor answered another of...
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    Problem with oxalic acid wand

    In the beginning of this year I bought an oxalic acid wand and a new battery. I used the wand in the spring and it worked fine for my 5 hives. Now, I'm in the process of using it again for fall. This...
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    Re: OAV with honey supers

    Thanks Cloverdale.
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    Re: OAV with honey supers

    ???
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    Re: OAV with honey supers

    Mike,
    After I posted I was thinking about where the crystals would land and that's the answer I came up with too. Open cells would be affected. If oxalic acid is in the hive naturally (In the honey...
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    Re: OAV with honey supers

    I've wondered about that. Do want my honey to be safe but what exactly does the oxalic acid do to make the honey unusable for humans?

    Don't the bees remove the crystals? I think I'm remembering...
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    Re: Unmated queen and attendants

    Thanks! I love to learn...
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    Re: Unmated queen and attendants

    Thanks JWPalmer. I was wondering about her pheromones at different stages. Have you tried the release using honey on her?

    The site seems to have been down for awhile so wasn't able to answer...
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    Re: Unmated queen and attendants

    JWP
    Do they usually accept virgins if they are directly released?
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    Re: Unmated queen and attendants

    Thanks Dan. As I mentioned I don't know the whole story. When I speak with him I just want to give a heads up on some things and learn myself. You've helped with part of my question.

    I was...
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    Re: Unmated queen and attendants

    Hi Steve,

    I don't know why he didn't but perhaps that would be a better option in the future. I'll mention it to him. Good idea for me too.

    My main question is to know if unmated queens need...
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    Unmated queen and attendants

    I have a friend who bought 3 unmated queens from a local beekeeper. None of the queens had attendants and all of them died.

    A couple of questions:

    1. Does an unmated queen need attendants?
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    Re: Ants under hive attack hive

    Thanks, Michael. I have grape jelly and water. Will have to pick up some borax. Do I just shove it under the hive stand? I guess the bees wouldn't be attracted to grape jelly?
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    Re: Ants under hive attack hive

    Thanks RV. That may work for the future.
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    Re: Ants under hive attack hive

    All good ideas. I have done my spring inspection but am recovering from knee surgery- and back surgery about 2 years ago that has limited some of my lifting. OK all excuses aside. I do use cement...
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