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  1. Re: I made making syrup a little easier on myself.

    Happy wife, happy life
  2. Re: Cutout adventures rescuing a hive from a fallen hollow tree branch

    Yes, a Vacuum kinda demoralizes the Bee's, or maybe it has a disorienting effect. I know the feeling of getting them in a hive successfully.
  3. Thread: Wild Bee Issue

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    Re: Wild Bee Issue

    You might check out a "Bug Baffler". It is a type of a Ventilated suit. You would probably have to wear a Ball Cap under it or type of hat to hold it off of you head. Check it out.
  4. Re: Offered an neglected hive - owner wants it gone ASAP. Safe to move ?

    When you transport a Hive, always have the frames lengthways with the Vehicle that you are going to be using to make the move with. It helps to keep from damaging the frames in case of a quick stop...
  5. Thread: Bee Tree

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    Re: Bee Tree

    Put Cleo Hogan's Swarm Harvester into Google. Cleo has it figured out. I would agree that you need to let the tree down easily to keep from destroying the Comb and upsetting the Bee's.
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    Re: Sugar price down??

    Wal-Mart is not always the cheapest place to shop. They would like for you to think so though.
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    Re: Engineers and Bees

    Got a lot of different experience, but just don't have the Sheepskin to go with it and that makes a big difference in the PAY.
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    Re: Engineers and Bees

    Well, been an Auto Mechanic, Auto Air Conditioner Tech, Machinist, Tool Maker, Power Plant Operator, Large Engine Mechanic & now retired. I also am a "HAM RADIO OPERATOR". Does that make me an...
  9. Re: HELP. I have had a massive buildup and the entire colny is a brood chamber. What

    FYI The extra burr comb and cross comb is the result of having too much BEE SPACE, more than 3/8". Get rid of that Shim! If you give them space like that, they will fill it with cross comb and burr...
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    Re: Not sure how to proceed

    When you get to the point of removing the 10 frame deep, if it is in decent shape you could cut it down to an 8 frame and add it to your equipment. Not having seen it, this is just a suggestion. ...
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    Re: Big swarm in the rain - testy

    Link worked O K for me. Thanks,
  12. Re: I've just been offered the honor of speaking on earth ! :)

    How's your Bee's doing? I have 3 hives and we checked them last Sat. and they are all 3 alive and well with honey and sugar. How's yours doing. Were you able to save that swarm that you picked up...
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    Re: Located a feral colony in a tree trunk

    Do a Google for "Cleo Hogan Trap Out". and you will find more Info. Dale
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    Re: Great.....10 more days of freezing !

    Tommysnare, Give Tim Tucker a call, he lives near Niotaze, Ks. He might be able to give you some answers. I think he runs around 300 hives.
  15. Re: I've just been offered the honor of speaking on earth ! :)

    Tommysnare, where is this meeting going to be? Since I am fairly local to you, I might be able to make the meeting. Go for it!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dale
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    Re: My handhold cutter....

    That is one of the insert blades for a Dado Cutter. I have a set I bought back in the 50's. You can add more cutters to make a wider cut.
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    Re: Components of Swarm Harvester.

    Cleo, Could you send me Info on the Swarm harvester by email or snail mail which ever works best for you. Thanks,

    Dale Russell
    704 Church St.
    Neodesha, Ks. 66757 Email ...
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    Re: Jesus agrees with Michael Palmer

    And might I add; Never give up for when you give up you are "WHOOPED"
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    Don't let your Bee's STARVE!

    It's the time of the season to check to make sure that your Bee's have enough food to get them through to Spring. I put Dry Sugar on my hives last Friday. It is good Insurance and Sugar is Cheaper...
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    Re: Free bees brusy mountain beevac

    Sounds like you didn't get the Queen. Did you see the Queen?
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    Re: Granulated Sugar vs Sugar Water

    Beekeeping happens in all different climates and locations. Some locations may have more lea way, "like the South" in how you prepare the hive for 'Winter'. But it doesn't always apply to everyone in...
  22. Thread: Honey Labels;

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    Re: Honey Labels;

    Thanks for the reply libhart, I would settle for a "Wildflower" design with the words "Kansas Honey" or something similur and of course I would like them to be waterproof.
  23. Thread: Honey Labels;

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    Honey Labels;

    Does anyone have their Honey Label's custom printed and by whom. I am thinking about having some Label's printed with "Kansas Wildflower Honey". Who does custom Label printing & what was your...
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    Re: Uncapping with a Heat Gun;

    The Extractor was originally a Hand Crank and the fellow that changed it over just put on what he thought would work i think. He told me that he bought the motor off of the Internet. Sounds like it...
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    Re: Uncapping with a Heat Gun;

    My Extractor is a 4 frame Electric driven with a 1710 RPM motor with a 10 X 1 reduction which would make it turn the basket at 170 RPM at a fixed speed. Maybe that isn't fast enough? This Extractor...
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