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  1. Re: Is this swarm I caught fixin to swarm again?

    How long have you had them? Could they be getting crowded?
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    Re: Chicken Coop recommendations???

    Do you realize you are on a site for Honey bees? See backyardchickens.com There is plenty of info there.

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    Re: where can I buy a varrox in the US?

    Also the Varrox is 3/8" tall and the Heilyser is 7/16" tall. My hives have 3/8" entrances and bee space below frames.
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    Sticky: Re: Homemade oxalic acid vaporizer

    I got a little excited when I saw the 12 volt car/travel coffee cup heater with 3/4" copper pipe cap. But after I got the parts I realized it's too big for my hives. My entrances are 3/8". Same for...
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    Re: Bee tree removal... Pics

    Cut it. Watch some you tube videos.
  6. Re: new book "Garden Plants for honey bees" is great

    Ok. I look forward to hearing more about it.
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    Re: Beekeeping in Russia video

    Fascinating video.
  8. Thread: wind break

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    Re: wind break

    Maybe Bluebeard & Bee Bee Tree.
  9. Re: Any ideas for bee friendly hedge plantings in the midwest ?

    How about Blue beard (Caryopteris).
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    Re: tankless water heater

    I went with tankless in the house to get rid of the chimney. No more warm house air wasted through the chimney. No more large amount of cold air drawn into the house. Love it!
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    Re: Cone trap out bees getting back in

    I wouldn't use spray foam. I used it on a troublesome trap out. Bees have chewed through it several times.

    My troublesome trap out is an old house with cedar shingles under layers of standard...
  12. Re: A break for the bees-Geniticly altered flowers for nectar

    Very interesting.
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    Re: Help! Door to honey house got left open!

    Smoke. Definitely.
    Last year I had 10 supers in the garage. It was an absolutely beautiful day so I decided to extract honey with the door open. Well after a couple hours a couple bees had turned...
  14. Thread: Bluebeard, WOW!

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    Re: Bluebeard, WOW!

    I am fascinated by discussions of "bee plants" and what differentiates major & minor nectar producers. I dug up this explanation from "American Honey Plants" by Frank Chapman Pellet.:

    "There are...
  15. Re: Florida beekeepers and citrus growers will meet September 18 in Lake Alfred

    Good luck! I hope there is progress.
  16. Thread: Bluebeard, WOW!

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    Re: Bluebeard, WOW!

    Well I am certainly intrigued! I don't find it listed as a major or minor nectar producer but I sure like the color & with so many comments it is worth consideration. Does anyone know if the...
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    Re: Tired of my lawn.

    Birds foot trefoil.
  18. Re: Lavender & Coriander (Cilantro) for Mite control??

    How close to the hives do you plant it?
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    Re: Land Managment for your bees

    Are you referring to Black Locust? A neighboring property has 50 acres of Honey locust that I will be putting hives on next year even though they are listed as a minor nectar producer. I look forward...
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    Re: Land Managment for your bees

    Are you referring to Pipal or Polar? I don't either listed as a major or minor nectar source. Osage Orange either. Does your experience differ?
  21. Re: Suggestions for non-toxic wood filler/repair putty for damaged supers

    For smaller rot spots i scrape out the rot then use Durhams wood putty. Sand if needed. Try to consider time. My time is valuable. New supers can be purchased for under $10. Once painted will last a...
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    Re: Should I try and plant Bee tree seeds now

    When you say "several years" would that be 3 to 5 years?
  23. Thread: broken frames

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    Re: broken frames

    Have a look at frame savers from Mann lake or other suppliers.

    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=mannlake&Screen=SRCH&sType=1&Search=frame+repair#!HD-640/1/
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    Re: suggestions on a planting around my bee yard!

    I've asked this question too. See: http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?286411-Lavender-amp-Coriander-(Cilantro)-for-Mite-control Would love to know more.
  25. Re: Lavender & Coriander (Cilantro) for Mite control??

    What about planting Thyme around the hives?
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