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  1. Thread: Nuc advise

    by NickSloan
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    Re: Nuc advise

    are you suggesting to winter four over four over four?
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    Re: Walnut or Butternut for hivebodies

    fat bee man on you tube says that burning black walnut chips in your smoker kills mites. I have to test this some day. maybe building the hive out of this would ward off mites... maybe the bees will...
  3. Re: How successful are double screen boards for overwintering a small hive on a big o

    The guy I bought my bees off of keeps single deep hives in a tractor trailer, built with fans to blow the heat out, and an AC unit for the spring before the snow is melted enough to set them out......
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    Re: Herbs in the Hive

    so pretty much a waste of time, and would annoy my bees, correct?
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    Herbs in the Hive

    I was thinking about growing a bunch of spearmint which contains menthol naturally, and thyme which contains thymol.
    If you were to just throw the plant matter in the top of the hive and let them...
  6. Thread: bee fly

    by NickSloan
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    bee fly

    I found this fly that looks like a bee on a dead out hive today.
    do these guys go in the hive and lay eggs?

    he was as easy to catch as a bee, which means he was probably at the end of his life I...
  7. Thread: Hemlock

    by NickSloan
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    Hemlock

    I have a good stack of hemlock I am thinking of cleaning up and making some boxes, bottom boards, covers... Is this a good wood? I am planning on dipping them in hot paraffin wax as well if that...
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