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  1. Re: time to checkerboard/open brood nest in southern Ohio?

    The weather in Cincinnati next Tuesday: High of 24 degrees, Low of 14 degrees. Winter is not yet over.
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    Re: Rating types of feeders and when to use.

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesfeeding.htm
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    Re: LGO or swarm commander

    I got 5 swarms in my traps late last season using swarm commander. I've been pretty lucky with LGO, citrus oil and Geranium oil previously.
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    Re: Types of hive stands - ideas

    Fishmaster50 those are nice awnings you've got also for the rain I suppose.
    http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k261/dynemd/Fish.jpg
  5. Re: Guerilla Beekeepers Spehar frame - Review Part 1

    Here's their video: https://youtu.be/Hz-clcgddao
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    Re: new to bees, never been stung, should I?

    Research published in "The Lancet" medical journal in 1996 concluded that the method of stinger removal isn't important as long as the stinger is removed as quickly as possible.
    There is only one...
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    Re: bottom board 'rim' question

    If you want to try 3/4" high by 1-1/2" wide on your bottom board go ahead. Would have to use a non-standard entrance reducer though. You could figure out how to rip your 3/4" by 1-1/2" after you cut...
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    Re: Q: 5-frame Nuc as a swarm trap??

    Again Seeley recommends 2.33 square inches. A square hole of 1.5 inches on a side or a circular hole with a diameter of 1.72 inches or 3/4" by 3" rectangle.
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    Re: Q: 5-frame Nuc as a swarm trap??

    Seeley's recommendation is 40 liters as optimal. 10 frame deep is 42 liters.
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    Re: Assembling Level Hive Boxes

    Where did you pick up the "precut boxes"? Mine don't have a 1/2" gap, and if they did I would return them. Is there a gap when you place them on a perfectly flat surface? Are they perfectly squared?
  11. Thread: New from Ohio

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    Re: New from Ohio

    Take a look here http://www.beesource.com/bees-supplies/united-states/ I'd take a look at the "How to start beekeeping section also. Here's another good beginning link to Michael Bush' website...
  12. Re: Who puts swarm traps in or near their apiary in case thier own hives swarm?

    I get a lot of swarms in the large tree above my hives, some directly above within 3 feet. Mostly feral bees but my own have swarmed up there also. That's where I put most of my swarm traps and it's...
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    Re: What's wrong with this video

    Reed says: "the big difference between me and a exterminator is I don't use any poisons, I use soapy water to kill them" My take is he's an exterminator plain and simple.
  14. Thread: Swarm Commander

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    Re: Swarm Commander

    You can order it here: http://www.blythewoodbeecompany.com/
    Or to use BEESOURCE for a discount: http://www.swarmcommander.com/
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    Re: First Swarm Catch of 2016!

    Sweet, I put my traps out yesterday.
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    Re: No Bees....Robbing?

    If the hive was robbed out there would be a bunch of dead bees in front on the ground and lots of small pieces of wax on the bottom board from all the uncapping. I just had one of my hives robbed out...
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    Re: Confused bees - Swarms - Jan 14

    What's the weather been like down there? Warm?
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    Re: bee race for coastal SF Peninsula

    I started out with a hive off Craig's List, the only bees I've ever purchased. All the rest I've caught from traps or split off of the original. I've had a lot of boxes out with swarm lure though....
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    Re: bee race for coastal SF Peninsula

    Italians would be fine. Or maybe just catch a swarm or two in 2-3 months.
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    Re: North American Honey Bee Forage Map

    Except for in California Eucalyptus blooms in month 12
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    Re: Hello from long beach california

    I take that back, here are the current regulations Osito:
    6.24.010 - Beehives.
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    No more than four (4) beehives may be established or maintained on any residential property within the City.
    B....
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    Re: Hello from long beach california

    Osito-
    Looks like beekeeping regulations are being changed down there in the LB.
    Bees

    Current
    Hives must be kept at least 100 feet from neighboring residences and public ways (streets and...
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    Re: Respirator for oxalic acid

    Photobiker-
    6001- Good for painting cars, Bad for oxalic acid vapor.
    6002, 6003- Good for vaporizing oxalic acid in your beehive.
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    Re: Respirator for oxalic acid

    Hard to get a good seal with a beard and a full mask...
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    Re: Respirator for oxalic acid

    http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k261/dynemd/3m%20Carts.png
    Here's the 3M info brochure https://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/565214O/3m-cartridge-filter-guide-and-brochure.pdf
    I agree with the acid...
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