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    when to add queen during a split.

    Never split before, so trying to think it through before I fall flat and make a disaster. If you split off a strong hive, would you add the queen right away? or would you wait two or three days and...
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    Re: Delayed swelling???

    Stinging is nature's answer to botox. Removes all the wrinkles from your skin.
    Look younger with just one treatment. :)
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    condensing supers down

    When I pulled supers to extract, some of the frames were only partially filled, or filled and capped on one side. So I set these aside and did not extract them. I then placed the partial supers...
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    Re: Heating a five gallon bucket

    the gift hive (was established, requeened last year) has 4 capped shallow supers on it. (on top of a deep and a medium).
    One of the early may swarms has 3 capped supers on top of two deeps. The...
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    Re: Heating a five gallon bucket

    i had considered the viscosity of the honey might be too thick to circulate around the heater, thereby burning the honey. I also considered the bathtub method, as I could do multiple buckets at...
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    Heating a five gallon bucket

    I see these spiffy bucket heaters, but they seem kinda pricey.
    has anyone tried to use a brand new, clean, submersible fish tank water heater? I would think you could put it in five gallons of...
  7. Re: Too many threads getting derailed over personal issues

    I thought they were there on purpose for entertainment value.
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    Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    park a coffee table over it.
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    Re: Bearding in August

    I just got home, a little after 0200. I have a swarm that moved into a bait hive very early june. They have never taken off like I thought they would. Now, almost 3 months later, barely fill one...
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    Re: Can someone identifiy this?

    another thread with a similar pic. Yellow Jacket wasps.
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    drone comb replaced honey

    approx. a month ago after reading about foundationless, I thought I'd try a few frames. So the next wedge bar frame to come along, I broke out the wedge, nailed it in sideways and planted it between...
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    Re: Hello from Illinois!

    Welcome from Central Illinois!! This site is a goldmine of information.
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    Re: New guy from Illinois

    HI from Central IL
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    Re: Hive removal from tree being cut down

    well, depending on where the hive is, I would top the tree until I got down to the actual colony. Then I would make two vertical cuts about 6 to 8 inches apart. Then make perpendicular cuts at the...
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    Re: Benefits and uses of Local and / or Raw honey

    Mayo Clinic disagrees with your statement about it being better for Diabetics. It's not worse, it also isn't better.
  16. Re: Insurance for the Honey you Sell and Give Away

    I have this question as well. Or some drunk staggering home knocks over my solitary hive in my backyard, and the ladies react appropriately. But spending 300 or more a year, on 5 hives just doesn't...
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    Re: Product Liability Insurance

    pssst, come over to Bloomington. :)
  18. Re: How do some guys go without any kind of protective gear what so ever?

    I would politely disagree with that statement about police dogs and how they track. I don't wish to hijack the thread however. I would also add, some people handle tarantulas with nary a problem. ...
  19. Re: Can I use a 10 frame deep to catch a swarm?? How?

    I placed a wet deep and medium in my backyard in may, and had two swarms move in. the first May 14, the second (replaced the deep and medium) and again, on May 27 had a swarm move in. Drawn wet...
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    Re: top entrance, slatted bb

    thank you, i'm a little clearer on this.
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    top entrance, slatted bb

    I'm a little fuzzy on the top entrance thing. Seems like a good idea but i have some questions.
    A. After visiting Micheal Bush's page, I understand he just takes a small sheet of plywood, adds some...
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    Re: Alfalfa as a nectar source

    For the farmer feeding livestock, the protein in the plant is at it's peak, "just" prior to the bloom. So if the farmer is on his game, your bees will see very little honey.
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    Re: Attack of the Spiders

    I love stories with happy endings!!
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    a few basic questions

    How often should you/can you inspect a hive?
    How much does an inspection disrupt a hive? I guess inspections can be detailed, where you're going into the brood box, checking out brood, or just...
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    Re: as the man said...I'm baaaaack

    Familiar with BloNo, but not sure how I would contact this club?? Do you have a phone or suggestion?
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