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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

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  2. Thread: Help with ants

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    Re: Help with ants

    Tanglefoot is a mixture of carnuba wax and an oil. It is available at many hardware stores like Home depot and OSH. It is a very sticky goo that climbing insects can easily cross. It is primarily...
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    Re: Healthy Hive Smell

    I have always noticed bee hive smells. I am not sure I would be able to tell a healthy hive is by just its smell. I notice even a single hive smell downwind at distances up to about 30 feet. To me...
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    Re: Help with ants

    We have significant Argentive ant problems in our area. I have used tanglefoot fairly succesfully. I found that just painting the legs under hive requires reapplication oocsioanlly because it tends...
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    Re: Pledge to be a BSA Beekeeping Mentor

    I pledge to be a mentor for the BSA Beekeeping merit badge. I could also help with equipment, supplies and tools.

    Mark Stegall
    Goleta, CA
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    Re: Apiguard use in 1 1/2 story colonies

    Thanks for the link. They have some excellent information regarding thymol residues versus treatment methods.
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    Re: Apiguard use in 1 1/2 story colonies

    Thymol is one of the essential oils in the Thyme herb. We rarely come into contact with concentrations that are listed for use in bee hives. This is a very hazardous compound and should be handled...
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    Re: Bees stuck in Tanglefoot

    I use tanglefoot on my hive. You may want ot use it lower down on the legs of your stand. You don't need it to completely cover the full length of the stand. I found about 4" of tanglefoot is...
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    Hi from Goleta,CA (next to Santa Barbara)

    After what was the start of year 3 without bess for our fruit trees we rented 3 hives (to put at 2 locations.) After a couple of months and acceptance by the family (ie. nobody got harrased by the...
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