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  1. Re: new beehive designed to stop bees from dying over winter, and to have 24/7 monito

    I have not had to examine oodles of dead colonies from either cold or run out of stores. I have seen where there was a lot of brood and a dead cluster surrounding it. Lots of honey only an inch or so...
  2. Re: Where do you Canadians buy supplies online from?

    https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=2ahUKEwjo4v3LkbHlAhWMtZ4KHcgHBqcQFjAAegQIBBAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.propolis-etc.ca%2F&usg=AOvVaw2ntFPBVmwxNdWE3XbrcbRs

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    Re: burlap for quilting box?

    Some top feeders (Mann Lake for one) are made to fit in shallow honey supers. I have used such hive bodies, minus the plastic insert, as shavings~quilt box containers but I prefer a medium depth box.
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    The term vapor as applied to the sublimation of oxalic acid really is probably not an accurate description of what we are blowing into a hive. Sublimation is the transformation of liquified oxalic...
  5. Re: Too late to add frame of eggs to queenless colony in MD?

    I kept one queenless going for about 3 weeks with some donated brood this past spring. They started cells but I kept tearing them down till drones were starting to emerge. June 10 they hatched a...
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    Re: burlap for quilting box?

    I have used the burlap on top of #8 screen. Have a friend who uses alpaca wool scraps. I dont think the bees will care. If it is on top of screen I am sure you could use odds and sods of old T...
  7. Re: Random thought - Seperating boxes during winter in a small/weak hive with newspap

    I wonder if this would lead to stranded sub clusters. I have seen some fairly large collections of bees get lost and die under loose insulation jackets. Splitting the brood with empty frames in...
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    Re: Startup Company Making "Super Bees"

    It sounds to me like a hyped up description for what beekeepers would call feeding a pollen and sugar patty. Move along folks, nothing to see here!
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    Re: Moisture Box for Overwintering

    JC;

    That looks like a good system. :thumbsup: If a person wanted more space for top feed the 8x8" section could be built larger. The 8 layers of folded burlap should be enough resistance to keep...
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    Re: Soybean meal in pollen patties

    On the other hand sawdust might indeed be better. Something stuck in my mind about soybean trypsin inhibitor so I did a search and saw enough to make me suspicious. Someone above my pay grade should...
  11. Thread: MAQS failure

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    Re: MAQS failure

    I read that you placed strips between boxes down in the stack rather than always on top. Formic fumes are much heavier than air so perhaps create a low concentration area at colony top.

    One strip...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    I think you should be good to go with those frames as honey supers. If the bacteria survive that degree of sanitation and still infect, it is a mean enemy indeed. I m

    I think I will stick with my...
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    Re: What's up with the all the Bircomb?

    They would rather build top down than from the bottom up. They draw quicker if you put undrawn frames between ones mostly drawn. They also need the manpower...... er, beepower. Those frames are not...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    It would be wonderful if there were a dependable method (short of radiation) that would dependably kill 100% of the infective bacteria on comb. The hive bodies, top and bottom boards, excluders etc,...
  15. Thread: Global Warming

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    Re: Global Warming

    If you want some food for thought have a look at the work of George Mobus He doesn't march to the tune of any special interest group that I can see. I have not seen anyone who digs deeper for root...
  16. Thread: Global Warming

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    Re: Global Warming

    Thanks Grins; this link explains some interesting connections!
  17. Re: Taped seams created moisture buildup- hopefully removed it in time

    Excess moisture is trouble and made especially deadly if it condenses above the winter cluster. Some venting at seams might be better than having it deposit on a cold top.

    Ventilation must work...
  18. Thread: Global Warming

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    Re: Global Warming

    Here is a link to a very different approach to getting nature back in balance. Throws a far different light on the notion that being vegetarian is noble or that cow farts are killing us with...
  19. Thread: Global Warming

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    Re: Global Warming

    We don't have to do anything; the problem will take care of itself! We do however, have to live with the consequences!

    Exponential growth chasing depleting finite resources does not project a...
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    Re: burgess insect fogger repair

    Has the fogger been charged with a corrosive liquid? The pickup appears to be brass and the container aluminum. I have seen alcohol and oxalic acid promoted for spraying. Bad combination with...
  21. Re: Why the heck won't they gain weight (after ALOT of feeding).

    I have seen the figure of a frame of honey to raise a frame of brood. This time of year will be seeing a net drop of thousands of timed out foragers. How many thousand bees to the pound? Personally I...
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    It probably is correct to assume that not all beekeepers have the judgement to safely work close to the line with minimal protective gear. I can identify with JohnO's approach because of his...
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    Re: What are your hobbies?

    I wouldn't give any sass to a woman that shoots a .338 win mag! Yep handloading qualifies as a hobby:thumbsup:
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    Re: Tilting the telescoping cover

    I agree with your general observations but disagree with this part, "that the bees don't heat the inside of the hive; only the cluster is warm". That would only be true if the bees were a perfect...
  25. Re: This is getting ridiculous (Varroa and OAV treatment)

    That figure may be technically correct with a captive bunch of bees, but if you have in drift of mite ridden bees near the end of the 7 or 8 week duration you would find living mites that had not...
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