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Today 12:46 PM
PA, How strong do you mix your BT solution?? i.e. how many tablespoons per gallon of water? thanks (122 views, 5 replies)
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Today 12:46 PM
 Painting help (latex over oil)
I got 5 gallons of alkaloid semitransparent stain to use as a primer (OOPs shelf for $35). It hits the hemlock and it sinks right in. you can almost pour it into the end grain. I plan to use an... (7 views, 0 replies)
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Today 12:45 PM
 1.5" Shim with Telescoping Cover for Top Entrance?
Really appreciate the help. I think I will whip up a couple migratory covers tonight. No plans on moving hives, so maybe I will start with oversized and then cut down from there if needed. (176 views, 7 replies)
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Juhani Lunden
Today 12:43 PM
 Over Winter Success in Maine!!! and now some questions
Condensing point is the key factor. My hives get the maximum draft under the cluster by two full (back and forth) length entrances, but the roof is 2 inches thick insulation board (polyurethan). Warm... (289 views, 18 replies)
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Today 12:38 PM
 Getting our bees Saturday...can't Wait!
I don't understand how the beetle baffle works. Are they not able to crawl up the metal? Can't they fly? Love the kids' artwork, btw. Especially the BZZZing bee. (130 views, 2 replies)
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Today 12:29 PM
 Consequences of climate change on plants, pollination, and bees
We will have a longer period of mite build-up. More and longer episodes of drought requiring feeding? Wax moths will become a problem in Maine. I remember the "ice-age" claims of some in the... (301 views, 16 replies)
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Today 12:27 PM
 Medium Nuc Price
I found a local supplier who was taking orders back in January for May pick up. 5 frame deep nucs for $125. I requested medium nucs and he gladly obliged. The medium nucs are 8 frames for $130. ... (380 views, 13 replies)
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Today 12:21 PM
 Great Hive tie down
I'll try to get some this afternoon. (98 views, 2 replies)
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Tom Davidson
Today 12:18 PM
 Sustainability in a small yard
Nice, Ray. THANKS! :thumbsup: (555 views, 21 replies)
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Today 12:14 PM
 What's the fuss about dandelions?
Here is a video we made of our newly installed package bees bringing in Pollen on day 3. I believe it is mainly dandelion pollen. (1,752 views, 38 replies)
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Today 11:58 AM
 Dropped my cell
I literally threw one out one day because I didn't have any place to use it. A couple hives later, found my queen cell from another hive had been chewed up and found the Spawn of Satan that did it... (221 views, 2 replies)
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VanBeek in MI
Today 11:56 AM
 what to do with Nosema infected equipment
I don't know for sure Michael, just a guess, the hive in question has severe buildup of waste at the top entrance. much worse than all my other hives and it is the weakest with just a hand full of... (101 views, 2 replies)
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Today 11:47 AM
 Replacement comb
Bees will draw plastic foundation out jsut fine, if that is their only option. the seem to prefer foundationless, then wax, then plastic. I havent had very much luck getting them to draw out... (106 views, 1 replies)
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Today 11:46 AM
 Top bar nuc dimensions question
If you figure out the internal volume of your particular TBH, then you can adjust the lenth to match whatever you want to. You will know that this many bars or inches is equivalent to a deep, a... (134 views, 7 replies)
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Today 11:37 AM
 Installing the nuc
I would say it depends on the bees, weather, and time of day during install. If you have a docile breed of bee (Carniolan) and are installing them on a nice day - you shouldn't have much problem.... (156 views, 4 replies)
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Today 11:35 AM
 Juniper vs. Varroa Mites
I have heard that Juniper helps with Varroa. I put Juniper needles and sticks in my smoker and it seems like I have less Varroa now, but I haven't done official counts. (85 views, 1 replies)
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Today 11:34 AM
 Be Careful What You Ask For.
I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM! I keep finding $100 bills scattered around my lawn, and it's getting difficult to go out and pick them up daily. :D (227 views, 4 replies)
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Today 11:32 AM
 Solar fence charger for bears
In spite of the ongoing argument about measurement, I just ordered 2 Permak Magnum 12V solar fencing units. If someone wants to nominate a better solar fencing unit, I'd be interested to know. So... (949 views, 53 replies)
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Today 11:23 AM
 Unlimited Brood Nest, Medium Supers Question
How many frames does she typically lay eggs in on the second and third mediums? Is it the same coverage as in the bottom chamber, say, the six middle frames? (169 views, 4 replies)
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Today 11:19 AM
 Working on a Theory About Queen Laying Behavior.
Is there such a thing as an expert on beekeeping?Same as dog-breeding, horse-training et al. Lots of opinions. Now I'm back to thinking excluders just cause trouble. Put on an extra super and we... (250 views, 14 replies)