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    Re: A down side to beekeeping.

    I have that all the time - without anyone keeping bees around me. I just thought it was dropped from the trees until I got interested in beekeeping.

    GLOCK - if you want, I'll take that dirty car...
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    Re: Found bees

    My queen had a nice 1 day old dot of paint on her back. :D When i did a post mortum the comb was covered with hive beetle larva, so maybe it wasn't me.

    Good luck with the bees.
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    Re: Share your Beekeeping Inventions!

    To expound on Santa Caras' idea: Try a long steel bar running down through the stack. Bent at the top and lock at the bottom. It would take a bit to remove when working the hive, but it would slow...
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    Re: Found bees

    Maybe they are mine that decided to take off Sunday. :) That would be quite a flight!

    Maybe setup a box with frames on top and let them move in. But see if they are actually living there and...
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    Re: Rose Hive Method

    Those were my thoughts when I watched the videos. There is so much contradicting information in the ether. I'll continue to watch and learn.
  6. Re: New solution for AFB and verroa mites?????

    It will add to their magnetic personality. :) Maybe we could steer them to the nectar we want.

    Seriously, the doctors have me taking vitamins, iron, calcium, fish oil, ... They may be on to...
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    Re: How big is too big?

    It is too big when they say "It is too big to fail......."
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    Re: Hello from Central Texas

    Howdy! I don't have any bees yet, but i've learned a lot on here. There are several people from TX active on here.
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    Re: Reconstruction?

    Thanks for the feedback. I got sidetracked from this thread researching the "standards" in frames and boxes. :)
  10. Re: Mann Lake 18/9 vs Maxant 20/10 Extractor

    I always get those sizes backwards...:sleep:
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    Reconstruction?

    Assuming you have a cut-out in a structure and material must be removed. Is reconstruction and repair normally a part of the job? Or, is it left to the owner?

    How do you set a price? Estimated...
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    Re: Top Entrance Hive Question ...

    So, to "side-track", how well would an entry in the middle of the stack work? Would they brood in the lower as "normal"?
  13. Re: Hoping initial panic is due to not wearing the reading glasses when inspecting...

    Bifocals do the trick, but I've been stuck wearing glasses since grade school.
  14. Re: Howdy everyone from SW Texas (desert/mountains)

    Howdy! It sounds like you have jumped in with both feet. I'm ready and waiting for a swarm to fly by - or a friend to split his hive. :)
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    Re: Best Way to Cut Bees From Log?

    Nice job.
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    Re: Nitril gloves

    Wow. It's a bad thing to lose a finger. :)
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    Re: Hello from Oklahoma

    Howdy
  18. Re: Considering all medium box hives, any reasons not to?

    Related newbie question: As I understand it, one reason to go with all Medium is to be able to move frames between boxes. Also, if one uses 9 frames in a 10 frame super they draw out deeper comb. ...
  19. Re: Are landing boards simply just a waste of wood? ( and paint? )

    I wish he had also done an upper entrance without the excluder in the experiment. Has any of this testing been done since?
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    Re: TF Beeks vs the Treatment Beeks

    I'm a complete newbie, but for the sake of discussion the USDA requires a documented 36 months on land use for "organic" certification. As far as an individual animal it can never be treated and...
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