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    Re: Bees just now swarmed

    I had one in tall pine tree a couple of months ago, and I did something I've never tried before. I' ve knocked down high swarms previously and after they hit the ground they go right back up. This...
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    Re: Desert Beekeeping

    Tom, I just checked Abes Books You can get a copy right now. No need to wait. It's an on demand reprint , but the info is there.
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    Re: Desert Beekeeping

    I have a copy. I'll mention it for you in my will. You should only have wait another 30 or 40 years. I also have a pickup load of old ABJs and Gleanings, you want those also.
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    Re: older used equipment?

    Fumagation chambers are used to sterilize equipment, but what about the hot wax/resin dip? Would that be hot enough to kill spores?
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    Re: Extra space in a 10-frame deep?

    When Langstroth made his first moveable frame hive lumber dimensions were different. Nominal 1" lumber was 7/8"+ and there wasn't as much room on the sides when the frames were placed in the hive...
  6. Thread: Poll - Bee Loss

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    Re: Poll - Bee Loss

    Tom, make sure you're not dozing with your mouth open. Not all of those guys in the air are bringing in nectar. Some are going the other way for another purpose.
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    5, 6, and 7 Mesh Wire Fabric.

    A year or so ago there were a couple of people looking for a wholesale outlet for this stuff. Did anyone ever find a source? I used to get mine from Howard Wire Cloth in Hayward CA, but they no...
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    Small Cell Plastic Foundation

    Any being manufactured other than HSC?
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    Tom.. I didn't know you had Kansas Farmboy...

    Tom.. I didn't know you had Kansas Farmboy cousins. I just got back from there last week.
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    Sticky: 1972 ...

    1972

    http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x22/geareduplyn/PollenTrap.jpg
  11. Thread: Hives stolen

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    I know all about stolen hives. This has been...

    I know all about stolen hives. This has been going on for a long time,there is quite a lot of money involved, and even a couple of guys hand loading can make quite a haul. The last batch I had stolen...
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    # 7 Hardware Cloth

    Tim, sorry I gave you a bum steer, I was sure Howard would have that stuff. Betterbee gets theirs from somewhere. Are they direct importers? I'm sure there is a supplier who wholesales to all the...
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    # 7 mesh

    I used buy a lot of both #7 and #5 from Howard Wire Cloth in Hayward California. I'm pretty sure they are still in business because this was a big outfit. they always had the best inventory and...
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    I tried to bring up the Heartland Honey website...

    I tried to bring up the Heartland Honey website but couldn't find it. I started my beekeeping in Spring Hill about 1947 and may finish up there also.
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    This info is a little late but perhaps someone...

    This info is a little late but perhaps someone can use it in the future. The product is called Skunk Off and it works very well. Eleminates practially all odor. Any big pet supply should have it or...
  16. When I started beekeeping I didn't have any money...

    When I started beekeeping I didn't have any money but I had plenty of basswood trees. All of my equipment was made of basswood that I cut myself. I think it is a great beehive material. It is light,...
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    Poll: Try putting a little Clorox in the water you...

    Try putting a little Clorox in the water you provide. For some reason they like heavily clorinated water.
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    A big deep oblong stock tank. At least two...

    A big deep oblong stock tank. At least two propane burners. An electric trolling motor.
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    Poll: I treat them just as I do the rest of my...

    I treat them just as I do the rest of my livestock. They have their own waterer which is filled daily. I never have had a problem with bees in my pool or in my other stock waterers.
  20. The first time I bumped into a product like this...

    The first time I bumped into a product like this was in 1960. I had just moved to CA and was contacted by an old beekeeper who lived in Redwood City to work for him. He had about 600 colonies in the...
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    tomato plants

    Did you look for tobacco worms? Unbelivable how much damage they can in a relatively short time.
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    Handholds

    When I first started making supers I stacked two Craftsman moulding cutterswith a 1/4 round pattern. This gave me a nice 2" handhold. The rub is cutting them safely. Cut them after the box is...
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    remove bees

    Steel wool and Bondo
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    bee mating

    Keith
    What the wrong way?
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    mating box

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    I've been kept by bees since 1947. Seems like the longer I go the less I know. I have watched drones mate with the end of a corncob. I never reject anything out of hand. I always try it I...
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