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    Re: Repairing Lega Extractor

    He is describing a slotted spring pin, also called a roll pin like these....
  2. Re: About to purchase first hive, few questions

    Outside of the weight issue is extraction. My Maxant 3200 holds 6 medium frames radially, but only three deep frames tangentially. So, it would take a lot longer, about 4x, to spin out the same...
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    Re: Storing unmated queens

    amk, when my queens emerge into the hair rollers, I take them out and place them in the JZBZ cages and fill the tubes with fondant. They will stay alive for around three days like this in my...
  4. Thread: Hornet Nest

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    Re: Hornet Nest

    A propane fueled weedburner works pretty well as long as there is no danger of setting the woods on fire.
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    Re: Getting comb drawn 'on demand' - MAJOR UPDATE.

    LJ, I know folks feel differently about this, but I have been feeding pollen patties to keep the brood factories running in high gear. Perhaps you could resume your experiment with a little store...
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    Re: Honey Bees Bearding

    To the best of my knowledge, with the exceptions of mating flights, swarming, and absconding, the queen never leaves. Nor does she venture outside, even to walk around on a hot summer night.
  7. Re: Slimy Comb from Hive Beetle Larvae maybe - salvageable?

    BeeBen said he had already put them in the freezer, but for anyone else, yes, freeze them first. Then, rinse them clean after thawing. In almost all cases the comb can be salvaged.
  8. Re: Smartphone app that listens to bees to tell you what health issues they have

    Gee, um, thanks? Maybe I need a go fund me page?

    I wonder how much propolis I am going to get on my phone until I can get the new mic?
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    Re: modified taranov split

    Ditch the whole fume board idea. There are much easier ways to accomplish the same thing without all the monkey motions. And, I am not sure why you want to do the equivalent of a flyback split, but...
  10. Re: Smartphone app that listens to bees to tell you what health issues they have

    If you contributed to the BHGA kickstarter, check your emails. The program is available for download. I installed it on my Samsung J3 and did not have any technical issues. Hope to try it this...
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    Re: Split advice needed

    LL, how did things work out with moving the queen to a different nuc?

    Hagane, splits are made for different reasons and that helps determine the type of split. Moving the queen is usually a swarm...
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    Re: Vacuum sealing mason jars of honey?

    Just out of curiosity, how many inches Hg are you pulling?
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    Re: Flow in Richmond VA??

    If in fact they are robbing a crashing apiary near you, keep an eye on your mite counts. We are fast approaching that time of year when tf beeks with non resistant bees will be reporting how their...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Good job Russ.
  15. Re: Crowdfunded Smart hive for helping bees, beekeepers, and bee researchers

    Iwashere, I signed up to get your updates. Sounds like an interesting project to me also. Look forward to seeing how this pans out. Feel free to post pictures and data, and engage in discussions of...
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    Re: Treating to Become Treatment Free

    I suspect that in MA you will need two 10 frame mediums of capped stores per hive going into winter. If your bees store more than that, maybe save it for spring but do not try to "manage" their carb...
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    Re: Flow in Richmond VA??

    If you are in an urban area, crepe myrtle is blooming. Not much going on out here in Aylett yet, but the hives without feeders are still bringing in a little nectar and natural pollen. Soybeans...
  18. Thread: nuc

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    Re: nuc

    I am 60 miles west of Ruth and echo her thoughts on this. $90 for the nuc and another $10 in sugar for winter feed and you will have a 10 frame double deep bursting with bees by the end of April for...
  19. Re: Slimy Comb from Hive Beetle Larvae maybe - salvageable?

    Wash the frames with a sprayer, garden hose or kitchen sink. Once the funk is gone and the SHB larvae are dead, put the frames back in a strong hive, the bees will take it from there.
  20. Re: Bee questions (Deadheading and Lbs of sugar per hive a year)

    It is too late to avoid the black hole! And you don't even have bees yet. But you will, and you will spend money on all kinds of bee related things that you can't live without.

    The amount of sugar...
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    Re: Treating to Become Treatment Free

    David, start your next treatment round of OAV this weekend. You should be able to count the drops this time around.
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    Re: Late Swarm in Ohio

    I would put them in the nuc and add boxes if necessary. Two deep 5 frame boxes is better than one deep 10 frame box.
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    Re: New queen timeline

    We can overwinter single deep nucs pretty successfully here in the mid-Atlantic but I would not put a full-sized hive in jeopardy to try it.
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Yellow dot? Just poking fun. I marked a queen with a white dot two months ago while waiting for the green paint pen.

    And on the topic of doing things in a less than optimal manner, circumstances...
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    Re: Where to buy bulk sugar?

    Here in Richmond, Wal-Mart pure cane sugar is .32 per pound in 10# bags. I buy 100# at a time for $32.00 Pretty hard to beat.
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