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2021 November PUB Member Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Dione.Fugere@mercer.com
37:58
For us newbies, where do you recommend we get food for winter. I have one hive that got started late in the year.
Dione.Fugere@mercer.com
39:22
Or does everyone tend to make their own?
Kevin Finn
39:28
Any thoughts on whether using glycerin or sugar syrup is better in an OAD solution?
Cheryl Wright
43:12
For new beekeepers you can use granulated cane or beet sugar. Some do make fondant or candy boards, and you can find the directions on any You Tube. Just remember not to boil the sugar water as that can lead to problems.
Dewey Caron Tigard
43:29
OA in dribble is used end of November December Glycerin is NOT legal. OAV for those with the vaporization wand is also used in later November December
Cheryl Wright
43:49
Oxalic acid drizzle is not really favored, but I would think that sugar syrup would be least harmful.
Kevin Finn
44:30
Thank you both.
Kevin Finn
55:08
Isn't the conversion (Cx2) + 30? Or thereabouts?
Cheryl Wright
55:43
I just figure that 22 C is about 71 F, and 37 C is human body temp, about 98.6 F
Dewey Caron Tigard
57:09
0C=32F, 10=50, 20=68, 30=86, 40=104
Jason P
01:06:40
do bees need cool weather to winter over? what if I have them in a barn that keeps above 40-45 so the bees don't hac
Jason P
01:07:11
do bees need cool weather to winter over? what if I have them in a barn that keeps above 40-45 so the bees don't have to work so hard?
Eric
01:08:23
I did not understand about the foundation. Does it lessen the heat transfer, unlike wax/
Dewey Caron Tigard
01:09:04
Ideal winter temp in bee houses Canada 42-45F but need air circulation to avoid carbon dioxide (when 1000s of colonies kept in one structure
Eric
01:10:12
Can any worker be a "heater bee?" Or is it a special job.
Ted Job
01:13:24
Is heater bee syn
Ted Job
01:13:55
Is heater bee the same as winter bee?
Dewey Caron Tigard
01:20:05
No different terms. Heater bees raise body temp within cluster. Winter bees are fall -reared workers who have greater fat body and not working as nurse bees/honey storers/wax secreters so their life span is extended.
Dewey Caron Tigard
01:39:21
Reference from Bill is Nov Amer Bee journal Winter Success, my Beekeeping Basics regular monthly column pg 1193-1197. I can send email version if you don't read ABJ.
Joan Lintz
01:50:07
How important is it to insulate the bottom?
Eric
01:50:38
what about from the bottom on an open screened bottom board for heat loss in comparison to top and sides?
JohnHandy
01:51:26
what is the name of easily commercially available insulator?
Joan Lintz
01:52:32
Should the top vent hole be plugged?
Dewey Caron Tigard
01:52:35
Can't confine bees entirely so reduced bottom entrance useful. PNWHONEYBESURVEY.COM (hosted by PUB) shows individual that close partially or fully their screen bottom board have improved winter survival.
Eric
01:53:26
Thank you, Dewey.
Dewey Caron Tigard
01:53:52
Based on your viewpoint. Ventilating hive NO Condensing hive YES We do not have severe over winter conditions for our bees in Oregon.
Jess A
01:54:54
Have you compared a fully enclosed hive with a hive equipped with only top insulation? In our milder climate, I wonder if that would be sufficient.
Patte
01:55:07
So your cover doesn't have any insulation?
Jess A
01:55:48
He puts insulation inside the outer cover as well.
Dewey Caron Tigard
01:55:51
John - XPS foam - all hardware stores carry it.
Jana Patterson
01:56:36
I got my XPS at Home Depot. I have a few extra sheets if someone needs it and can't find it.
Corey Morton
01:58:21
have a peaked roof build that sits on top and was stuffing it with wool batting. should I keep the vent hole open on top?
Eric
01:58:27
Yes, thank you.
Eric
02:07:10
General clarification: So condensation inside the hive sounds like a bit of a good thing so bees can get water and moisture...but not so much that the bees stay wet and die. So it comes down to balancing between condensation and ventilation?
Joan Lintz
02:07:24
Recommendation for IR gun make/model?
Cheryl Wright
02:08:19
I love my little Flir that attaches to my android phone. Got it on sale last Christmas from the company website.
Dione.Fugere@mercer.com
02:08:45
I have one colony who insists on using the top entrance even when I move the queen down. Up to this point, I have let them use it even though I keep a small entrance at the bottom too. I presume I should close it and force them down for winter. Can you confirm?
Dione.Fugere@mercer.com
02:10:51
I read that some colonies do prefer the top entrance in winter so it would require insulating around it and making a awning for it.
Dione.Fugere@mercer.com
02:13:31
So I should block it? Or can I keep it?
Patte
02:19:06
Thank you!!
Eric
02:19:14
Thank you!!
Jess A
02:19:15
thanks, very interesting
Jana Patterson
02:19:18
Thank you! This was great!!!