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  1. Re: Help! Neighbours bees attracted to our Ipe decking

    The only deterrent I know of is what we use to push bees off of honey. Honey b gone and bee quick both smell like almonds and bees don't like it. Stay away from Beego that smells like vomit. It...
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    Re: fat queen crisis diverted I think

    That was my thought as well so I have just been letting them do their own thing and will deal with them when the queens are ready. It's an 1:20 drive to pick up the queens I figure when I get the...
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    Re: fat queen crisis diverted I think

    I thought about that but it is currently busted into 3 boxes , and all my cells in the calm hive are on one frame with plastic foundation. I plan to let each busted up portion raise their...
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    Re: A question for the Lip Balm makers.

    I made a " lip balm " stick with wax and lemongrass oil to rub on swarm traps to freshen them..... din't work for crap hard to get out of the tube. As others have said if you mix oil with it, I...
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    Re: fat queen crisis diverted I think

    No question just sharing what I did
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    fat queen crisis diverted I think

    So a little over a week ago I busted up my mean hive and pulled the first frame of larva and a frame of pollen / stores i found from my calm hive and placed it into a nuc at the mean hives location...
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    Re: 5 gal bucket bee vac

    thanks but I can't take credit google" moots bee vac " to see the original inventor. The last time a used a bushkill style I ran out of hose and was a pia to reset that heavy thing on top of the...
  8. Re: study on bees and neonicotinoid pesticides

    I concur on those conditions need early spring moisture and a hot summer for them to hit the bean fields but when they do oh boy it's on
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    Re: Deer Rifle thoughts please

    The only time Rosey (deer in photo) got onry was in the fall and only towards my wife when they were both in heat lol
  10. Re: study on bees and neonicotinoid pesticides

    so that is why soybean is one of our biggest flows. Still don't see major losses here at ground zero that others claim from them.
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    Re: Deer Rifle thoughts please

    we just choke them to death

    http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj40/UncleHarleysAntlerArt/roseyampnat_zpsa144d2d6.jpg
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    Re: Bee Thinking on "Shark Tank"

    Oh Lord wait till he's 2 LOL congrats on all accounts.
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    Re: Bee Thinking on "Shark Tank"

    and now you can sell the hives that actually aired on the show on e-bay for 2 k a piece LOL
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    Re: Other uses for poor tasting honey?

    "Or you could make the best of it and label it "limited spring special"


    this ^ !!! sell it and charge a premium, you might just surprise yourself.
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    Re: My new bee hives

    every band saw type mill ive ever seen, you lock the log and the saw moves along a trolley
  16. Re: Family becoming allergic to bee stings concern

    I sting my kids, one of my 4 yr old gets them once in awhile to help with her Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, and my 8 yr old volunteers for it to build up her immunity so she doesn't react as bad...
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    Re: My new bee hives

    from my limited knowledge of band saws, Due to the nature of how they work I don't believe they would experience kickback. It's either a downward or in this case a sideways cut. Bind a blade and...
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    Re: Strange bees

    yes hives will accept orphaned strangers provided they come baring gifts.
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    Re: Hello from Southern Illinois

    what part of southern IL? To some folks that's anything south of I 80 LOL
  20. Poll: Re: How long does it take you find your queen(s)?

    Lauri, your queens are so huge, you can probable just pop the top and look down through the seams and spot them LOL
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    Re: Beeswax for sale

    I will vouch for his wax too, very clean and very fast shipping
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    Re: Nuc to top bar

    I started a top bar, I put my top bars in an empty lang frame and held them in with electrical tape and droped them in the lang. once they were drawn and filled, I cut the comb loose from the...
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    Re: 5 gal bucket bee vac

    walmart it's for cross stitch in the craft isle. It lines the entire inside of the bucket and the sides are plastic welded in with heat gun and an old screw driver.
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    Re: Newly laid eggs AND queen cells.

    Only 3 sure sounds like supercedure to me they may know something you don't
  25. Re: Nectar in every frame, everywhere but the supers!

    right or wrong the only way I have managed to get them into comb building mode without making a split is if it's warm enough is to split the brood nest by dropping an empty frame right in the...
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