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    Re: Is an inner cover realy needed ??

    When they propolize between the cover and the super there will be nowhere to get a hive tool in to pry them apart. if you don't want to use inner covers use migratory tops so you can get a hive tool...
  2. Re: Opposite of feeding. Killing bees for honey production

    seriously though, sugar is cheap you can buy a LOT of sugar for the cost of a new package
  3. Re: Opposite of feeding. Killing bees for honey production

    Just take every last bit of honey and get all new 3 pound packages in the spring.
  4. Mesquite question for beeks in Southern Arizona

    How much honey do you usually get from the mesquite flow if the bees are built up prior to the flow? When does the mesquite flow usually occur?
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    Re: tylan shelf life.

    thanks for the update. I was curious how it turned out
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    Re: The Russian Scion

    Thank you for posting the info and the pictures about the Scion that is interesting
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    Re: tylan shelf life.

    The FDA approved tylan for treatment of AFB in honeybees in 2005 http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AnimalVeterinary/Products/ApprovedAnimalDrugProducts/FOIADrugSummaries/UCM049532.pdf
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    Re: Canadian Senate Report on Bee Health

    http://www.saskatraz.com/stock.htm on the saskatraz website it says queens are being raised in California . is there no way we could get some ?
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    Re: Million dollar rain

    We have been getting good rains the last week as well here in Eastern Montana. We were really needing it. all the rains we have had in the last week or two have been slow soaking in all of it...
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    Re: my interesting journey into beekeeping

    Bees don't sting Chuck Norris. Chuck Norris stings the bees
  11. Where do you take the bees after almonds if you summer in Montana or Dakotas

    I know a lot of commercial Beeks set the bees out up here in where I am ( eastern Montana and North Dakota) . But assuming they took them to Almonds where do they go between. Are there orchards in...
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    Re: Pollination Off a 16' trailer

    At one time years ago I had a similar idea I ended up building one out of an old combine header trailer it was long and narrow . I put 10 hives on it and had eyes for putting ratchet straps on each...
  13. Thread: Is it worth it

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    Re: Is it worth it

    Maybe you could find a farmer or gardener near where you are going to college that would let you keep your bees at their place.
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    Re: The do nots in beekeeping

    don't take off your veil in an attempt to remove the one bee that got inside.
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    Re: Goverment grant??positives/negatives.

    There are a lot of grants out there but unlike what the infomercials say there is no free money. I don't know specifics about any grants for beekeeping .However I used to write grant applications for...
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    Re: Getting the kids interested

    When my oldest daughter was about 10 I got a call from the principal at school that she had brought some drones to school in a little jar in her pocket and was playing with them at school. I knew...
  17. Thread: smoker fuel size

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    Re: smoker fuel size

    150.8 mm x 174.6 mm x 258.3 mm if I did the math right and that is unlikely as it is past my bedtime.
  18. Do you need help in western ND or eastern MT

    I am in eastern Montana and would be interested in helping out doing anything in exchange for teaching me more about the business. I am working full time but could help out on weekends or days off,...
  19. Thread: dead bees

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    I would investigate the possibility of the...

    I would investigate the possibility of the "grumpy" hive being queenless.
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    In "Honey plants of North America " on page 317...

    In "Honey plants of North America " on page 317 it says "the panhandle is subject to high winds which would blow the bees off the earth and the flora is not sufficient to support bees and the few...
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    I have had bees near dalhart in the nw panhandle...

    I have had bees near dalhart in the nw panhandle for several years now there are other crops besides cotton there is a lot of alfalfa unfortunately the tend to cut it just when the blloms get going...
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    I have a neighbor with russians .He seems to like...

    I have a neighbor with russians .He seems to like them ,I was thinking of trying some sometime just to compare them.
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    I move them in the evening .I made some boards...

    I move them in the evening .I made some boards that block the entrance and screw down with 2 drywall screws I have screened bottom boards on all my hives so there is ventilation with the entrance...
  24. Thread: Texas beekeeping

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    I have 9 hives in the panhandle we had real dry...

    I have 9 hives in the panhandle we had real dry conditions all spring and most of the summer.I harvested the same amount of honey I did the previous year however in my area most of the agriculture...
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    I had tried to order some from B weaver last week...

    I had tried to order some from B weaver last week but they said on the phone they were all sold out but I was able to order all I needed from R weaver however when I talked to them they seemed to...
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