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  1. Re: First Year Experience, Good & Bad. Lessons Learned and Words of Wisdon.

    Dont buy them bees they may not want those genetics there, instead ask them if they will sell you a split, and your first lesson can be how to acurie bees from bees. Secondly if you talk them into...
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    Re: treatment free member listing

    E. Central IL, carni mutts from a local TF guy, swarms, and cutouts. Most folks I know near here don't treat
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    Re: No compete clauses

    Ha ha I was going to relate this to the taxidermy industry and the reason its still quite tight lipped in some areas, when I had my business I didn't mind teaching new guys, and didn't even care...
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    Re: Mites finally got me

    IMO I think it has a lot to do with it, most yrs we have a solid 1.5- 2 month dearth here and the ones that shut down look the best going into winter although they have smaller numbers. That is...
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    Re: Gunfire

    Nope don't bother mine either, a yrs or two ago someone mentioned their hives were shot up by someone and the bees never left, just ended up with a few extra entrances
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    Re: Smoker Smoke Harmful?

    . Not that I'm aware of I had to Google gummo and now you scare me lol. Its something a friend said one time while camping, I always thought it something spilling he just made up, but apparently...
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    Re: new to bees, never been stung, should I?

    So far I've beenbthe exact opposite, face stings endbup looking like a pimple, and sometimes hand stings make them look like balloons
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    Re: Can a 1x10 board work for deeps?

    The few deep boxes I have I just scabbed on shims on the bottom
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    Re: bottom board 'rim' question

    I don't think it would hurt anything, but its a huge waste of material you can rip a 1x4 and get several
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    Re: Question about marking a bee.

    haven't been around these parts long have ya :lpf: You will find thread drift a fairly common occurrence here.
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    Re: Treatment free honey production????

    that's completely fine, I'm just saying those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
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    Re: Treatment free honey production????

    you keep pounding this, but I remember someone who was selling vaporizers when it was illegal as well. Heck it's still not legal in my state for all I know you selling many this way?
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    Re: bee venom collector - collecting

    my kids Rheumatologist told us that in some places in Europe you can go to the local pharmacy shop and get bee venom over the counter for therapy without the need for keeping bees, Not sure how...
  14. Re: Closing entrance for 3 days after splitting

    This ^ x 100 I couldn't agree more. and as Colobee mentioned, there are proper ways to do it if you really fell you need to, ( can't imagine a situation where one would need to ) but simply...
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    Re: Question about marking a bee.

    if they were robots I would agree, I'm not familiar with the formula, but I would assume it factors in time in the hive Simple math tell me if your marked bee spends even 1 min longer than...
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    Re: Question about marking a bee.

    why even worry about the time? just set out 3 different bait stations, at least 100 yds apart and take an aerial map with you. Draw lines in the direction the majority of the bees are heading...
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    Re: Smoker Smoke Harmful?

    When campfire smoke follows you say I hate rabbits 3 times it will go another direction
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    Re: Smoker Smoke Harmful?

    I wouldnt hot box my bathroom with it
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    Re: Assembling Level Hive Boxes

    I build my own boxes and assemble them upside down on a hard flat bench then trim the bottom on a table saw once assembled
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    Re: Newbie from Central Texas

    Bees dont care what kind of box they are in and im pretty sure Kenya gets warm, but TBH comb stability problems are moot because she is thinking about a long lang which have frames. ;)
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    Re: The Mighty Mite Bomb...

    Why would you blame the supplier of a demand? The market Demands bees that swarm less and produce a lot of honey. That is what most commercial breeders provide, it's not like they want to sell you...
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    Re: The Mighty Mite Bomb...

    yup bee have'rs and you have nicely pointed out the difference. Well Done.
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    Re: Newbie from Central Texas

    Glad to see you make it online, have fun at your meeting ...................... and sit still and listen, don't walk around..... LOL JK about the last part LOL
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    Re: Poster Child

    any fungicide use in the area? I think it effects bees way more that neonics ever could.
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    Re: Janet From Illinois

    Check with honey householder on here he has good wax
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