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    Bottom Boards with Small Hive Beetle Trap

    I lost 80% of my colonies due to the small hive beetle. Three years ago I did not know what a small hive beetle looked like!

    Can anyone recommend a bottom board with a small hive beetle trap?
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  2. Thread: Excalibur hive tool

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    The stainless steel hive tool from Bee Works is...

    The stainless steel hive tool from Bee Works is thinner and a joy to use!
  3. Thread: Excalibur hive tool

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    Thanks for the information. I will start using...

    Thanks for the information. I will start using my Italian hive tool more. The Italian hive tool and the stainless steel hive tools from Bee Works beat all of the other hive tools hands down!
  4. Thread: A decent hat?

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    I do not like the mesh or plastic helments...

    I do not like the mesh or plastic helments either. I like Brushy Mountain's "Cool Breeze" hat.

    http://www.beeequipment.com/products.asp?pcode=716M
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    If you are going to use Russian bees, do not mix...

    If you are going to use Russian bees, do not mix them with any other bees. Russian bees take a different management style than Italian bees. Additionally, mixed bees will not be as resistant to...
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    I like the Italian hive tool for separating the...

    I like the Italian hive tool for separating the supers since the Italian hive tool is thinner than other hive tools. Howver, I do not use it for anything else. Do you use the Italian hive tool for...
  7. Thread: Jenter systems

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    Be sure to buy a system that has a video. All of...

    Be sure to buy a system that has a video. All of those parts can get confusing.
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    I like my Rapid Feeder from Bee Works the best. ...

    I like my Rapid Feeder from Bee Works the best. Do NOT buy a boardman feeder. It is the worst!

    http://www.beeworks.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=14
  9. Thread: Excalibur hive tool

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    How difficult would it be to make the hive tool...

    How difficult would it be to make the hive tool out of stainless steel? The best hive tool that I have is a stainless hive tool from Bee Works.
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  10. Thread: Your Favorite Bee

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    Poll: My favorite bee is one that can survive mites...

    My favorite bee is one that can survive mites without chemicals. Since chemicals are no longer working, every beekeeper will be forced to find a bee that survives mites without using chemicals. ...
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    Do not mix wax foundation and plastic foundation....

    Do not mix wax foundation and plastic foundation. After the bees draw out the foundation it really does not matter what foundation you used.

    The bees hate plastic foundation. Therefore, add...
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    Give Kelley Co. a call. They have a new owner...

    Give Kelley Co. a call. They have a new owner and they are changing some designs. I noticed that the front end of their screened bottom boards changed.

    Kelley does have the best frames! I...
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    The mosquito is Louisiana's state bird. ...

    The mosquito is Louisiana's state bird. Additionally, if you have a lot of mosquitoes, you will have a lot of frogs, and if you have a lot of frogs you will have a lot of snakes. I am sure that...
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    This will be the last year that the USDA Bee...

    This will be the last year that the USDA Bee Breeding Lab in Baton Rouge will be involved with the Russian bee program. The Russian Bee Association will take over control next year. I wish all...
  15. Thread: Size of auger hole

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    Where do you put your (Imire?) shim for...

    Where do you put your (Imire?) shim for ventilation?
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    I only have 10 colonies and I do not produce much...

    I only have 10 colonies and I do not produce much honey. However, I have a tremendous amount of experience in sales, marketing and pricing merchandise. I started selling my honey in 1963 at...
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    If you do not train your customers, they will...

    If you do not train your customers, they will train you. It looks like your customers have trained you to deliver honey. Once you start charging for delivery, a lot of that will stop. Mileage plus...
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    If you producing a lot of honey, honey is a...

    If you producing a lot of honey, honey is a commodity and you are a price taker, just like every other farmer. You are competing with China and every other country in the world. That is fine for...
  19. Thread: Glory Bee

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    Glory Bee DID NOT use deceptive or unfair trade...

    Glory Bee DID NOT use deceptive or unfair trade practices (Federal Tade Commission regulations). Glory Bee is an honorable company and they have fair trade practices. Following the Uniform...
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    Price Takers

    Commercial beekeepers are price takers; they do not set the price. I agree that the more honey that you have to sell, the less in control that you have over the price. The small beekeeper, like...
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    You do not have to incorporate to use schedule F...

    You do not have to incorporate to use schedule F on your 1040. You also do not have to own land to be a farmer. You only have to pass the imcome test, which was only $500 in 1970.

    You can...
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    I attach the lure to the end bar of a frame with...

    I attach the lure to the end bar of a frame with a push pin.
  23. Thread: Glory Bee

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    Glory Bee

    This is a warning to all beekeepers. Glory Bee is advertising a 3 x 6 stainless steel smoker for $14.95. It is not worth the money, even at that low price. I broke mine before I ever got to use...
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    Read the IRS publication on farming. ...

    Read the IRS publication on farming. http://www.irs.gov/publications/p225/index.html
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    I have never heard of Reel's bottom board. Do...

    I have never heard of Reel's bottom board. Do you have some contact information?
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