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    Re: no cook sugar brick is a joke

    Takes a while for them to set up. I make mine when it's hot and there is very little humidity in the air. This time if year, where I live, it wouldn't be possible to make them, too much humidity. ...
  2. Re: How far away from your apiary do you live?

    About 100 - 150 yards or so.
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    Re: Darn it!!

    Don't feel bad, happened to me in August. The one hive that did abscond, I could not get their mite population under control, don't know why. I had 3 hives, treated them ALL for varroa, mite count...
  4. Re: Scare the goblins: Varroa Mite Pumpkin

    Amazing the artwork that people do on veggies and fruits these days. :applause:
  5. Re: The day I gained a super healthy respect for insects that can sting and bite...

    I've been stung by both YJ's and Honeybees, Honeybee stings hurt more, at least to me they do.
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    Re: whats wrong with chat now?

    I tried to get into chat last night, and it said I needed new 'java', what the heck, this is a new computer, the minute I got it, about a month ago I was able to get into chat. I was so happy, I was...
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    Re: Open feeding?

    I 'open feed', but my feeders are at least 100 yards away from my hives. Lots of feral bees visit the feeder, but I figure they leave my hives alone because it's easier to get the food without the...
  8. Re: Shimming between hive bodies for mite control

    I agree with Harley Craig. Cutting out all the extra comb the bees build between the bodies, with that shim on, really pisses them off, upsets them to no end. I know, because I made the stupid...
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    Re: They lit me up!

    Maybe they were too awake to oxyvap since they were the last hive done. Try doing that hive first next time.
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    Re: Electric Fence Questions????

    Get this one, all the ranchers and lots of beekeepers use this one. I use this one, love it. Don't waste any money on the Tractor Supply one.
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    Re: Sad bees - hornets - smaller hive

    Don't give up on them yet. They may still pull through. I've a 'small' colony also, has been toughing it out with chalk brood, then the YJ's showed up in droves one day. I believe the YJ's were...
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    Re: Bull Ants!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Found this about Bull Ants. , in case anyone was wondering what they looked like
  13. Re: Wintergreen for Varroa control, via UWV

    Thanks all you've been a great help. I OAV, have completed one round, as in 5 or so treatments 5 days apart each. And was looking into anything else that may help. I'll OAV again in Nov.
  14. Wintergreen for Varroa control, via UWV

    Found this on line about the use of Wintergreen in syrup/honey. Looks like they feed this, 25 drops per qt of syrup, or honey water mix. Seems awful strong, they don't say they use this to mix with...
  15. Re: How do you get 180-200 lbs of honey per hive??

    Like one person said move to the Dakotas
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    Re: Fighting mites with syrup

    Heres a link I found
  17. Re: More syrup than I thought... is this right?

    I keep it simple. I use 1.5 gallons of water, give or take a little, it equals about 12 pounds. Heat it up and gradually add a 25 pound sack of sugar. Gives me a little more than 3 gallons.
  18. Re: Yellow Jackets attaching bees outside the hive

    This evening I headed out to refill feeders in my hives. Looked at the landing board and thought, wow, there's a lot of bees there, got closer, CRAP!!! Yellow Jackets, tons and tons of them. I...
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    Re: Bottled my first honey and well..

    No, send it to me, I am the ONLY licenced disposal company for honey with a green tint :-)
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    Re: cut comb minis!

    What a cool idea! Thanks so much for sharing. I've several relatives that are older, they love honey comb. This year I ended up giving them some comb in a jar with honey, but next year I'll be...
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    Re: Extraction fail any tips

    I empathize with you, same thing happened to me. My advice to you, get a bunch of buckets, several with honey gates on them. Do the old crush and strain, I used a masher to crush the comb, I didnt...
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    Re: Apivar storage

    I've a vacuum sealer, I vacuum pack them and store them in the freezer
  23. Mold on beeswax, still okay to process?

    Have my wax in a bucket, still sitting in a paint strainer. I cleaned it a few weeks ago, got busy and could not melt it right away. Still havent melted it, but looked at it tonight and there is...
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    Re: Bee Keeping is local

    Strange here too. This time last year I was feeding syrup. Don't know if it was because they were new colonies last year, or what. This year I have a "bait" feeding station out, away from the...
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    Re: Honey extracting set up advice

    Last year i had only 7 med frames to extract, it had been my first year. This year I had about 50 frames to extract. I found myself running down to the store to get MORE 5 gallon buckets, and paint...
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