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    Re: Wild Raw Honey. Is It Safe?

    No way to save the bees after this fine harvest ?

    casper
  2. Re: Slingers - A Documentary about Small and Local Beekeepers

    Great work and great music on this. Keep up this great work so all can benefit and enjoy. This is a very good thing you are doing on here. I have enjoyed the videos of Lauri on here, she is so...
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    Laura's Bee Candy recipe

    Need Laura's recipe for her wonderful candy for the bees. Had it, lost it, really need it. Thanks to all.

    Best,

    casper_zip
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    Re: And another from Louisiana

    Hey ole La. boy:
    I am from SW La. we have lots of beekeepers in La. We have many here where I live. We have a big bee club and lots of members. I know you from central La. They also have big bee...
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    Re: Hi from Portugal

    Eduardo:

    The film I was talking about, it was either on Modern Marvels, or another documentary channel. I cannot remember. I have seen it twice, and when I get info on it, will email it to you.
    ...
  6. Re: Feral bees are choosing me as a new keeper. Texas

    Welcome to Beesource, the greatest bee forum.

    Look the tree over real good, suit up, cutting it won't be nothing if you have a smoker handy. Try to get another beekeep to help you. This is the...
  7. Thread: Fondant

    by casper_zip
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    Fondant

    Where can I buy fondant for my bees to snack on this winter ?

    Best,

    casper
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    Re: Hive wraps and condensation question

    Dumb question or need info on something unknown to me:

    What is a quilt box ?

    Thanks, all the best,

    casper
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    Re: Hi from Portugal

    I have seen TV shows with Portugal, very charming and beautiful. The people there rate the same by a documentary I saw on a medical show about a man with this huge tumor on his face. One of his...
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    Re: My first posting ! I am new here !

    Welcome from Louisiana Brian.

    casper
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    Re: Check out my new grass mower

    That looks like the tv cow, eat more chiken ad.


    casper
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    Re: Georgia Rosin?

    Fiddle players have to have it.

    casper
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    Going all out to get easy swarms, etc.

    This year, God willing, I am using my extra 5 frame nucs with bee lure in them. I want to hang them in trees. I am thinking of using eye threaded scews to hold my hives into the trees. What is a good...
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    Re: Need Mr. Hogan's email address

    Thank all of you.

    casper
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    Need Mr. Hogan's email address

    Could some please give me Mr. Hogan's email address ? He is the famed bee trapper. His box is also for sale on one of the Bee supply houses, too.

    I have lost his info, please help me.

    All the...
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    Re: 1st OAV attempt

    I bought one of the deluxe units from SNL on here. It looks bullet proof. The initial use, put acid powder in pan, set my time for 3 minutes. On the concrete, watched wind direction, and put battery...
  17. Thread: Dead colony

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    Re: Dead colony

    Next time, small swarm, use a nice 5 frame nuc. Make sure you close the entrance just enough to let one/two bees into hive at one time. Italian bees are born robbers, they keep close eyeball on...
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    Winter Feed for my Bees

    Hello:

    I am searching for some candy like pads to place atop my frames for winter feeding.

    Thanks and all the best,


    casper_zip
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    Unusual Scene in BeeYard

    Yesterday afternoon, sitting on my porch, and resting, and I can see most of my beeyard from there. Dark timber is in the background, makes the flying bees easy to see. I noticed bees zooming in...
  20. Re: Is OAV changing the way we count mites?

    This is probably what has caused many a hive to die off quickly, and we were totally unaware of how heavily our bees were covered with these killer mites.

    casper
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    Re: Versatex for hive components

    Cleo, just watch them make this stuff on Modern Marvels. From what I saw and what they said, this stuff is indestructable, except of course, a storm or something like that. Keep us posted. I am a...
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    Re: Help! Weakened hive

    If you use the OAV treatment, it is safe for a weak hive, too. This system does not bother the bees. They react the same if you lightly smoked them with your smoker. Best of luck. hang in there, I do...
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    Re: Bee Tree cutout/removal

    Great Job:
    I love it when people take the time to help out the honey bees. Loved your pictures. My brother and I are always tackling recovery jobs. I enjoy it. If they were my bees, I'd immediately...
  24. Re: Is there a preventative treatment I should be doing on a schedule?

    I have OAV my hives twice, now. Waited about a week between. I saw on here to give one more treatment about Thanksgiving time. Do you all agree with this timing ? My bees took to this better than I...
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    Re: Cordovan golden bumble in my backyard

    Sir:

    That looks like an oversized honey bee to me. Our bumble bees here in the South are big, chubby, and not like that at all. Sure looks like a big golden honeybee to me.

    casperf
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