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    Re: Keeping hives close to land lines?

    I would buy the 8ft privacy panels at the local building supply super store instead of cattle panels. They will not slow down the bee's, and it gets the bee's above head level for flight.

    Another...
  2. Re: West Virginia Beekeepers Association Spring Meeting

    In addition to our key speakers we will be having break away workshops on topics like
    1. Making soap with you bee hive products.
    2. Processing beautiful wax
    3. Safe Pesticide use for beekeepers ...
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    I found it as a midi file on the net. no credits...

    I found it as a midi file on the net. no credits were ith it. I hope to get my son to do a version for me with his guitar.
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    Re: Swarm video I made

    No They went to the top of a tree. My buddy went back with his pole bucket but they were gone.
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    Swarm video I made

    I happened upon a swarm last week and had my camera with me. Here is the video I made. I had some fun with the credits also.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Kn0W7T850Q
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    I guess it is a tip older than dirt.

    I guess it is a tip older than dirt.
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    My number 1 reason for lighting my smoker

    The main reason I light my smoker is to blow a little smoke on a sting. The smoke masks the alarm phermone released by the bee's when you are stung. That way a sting does not begat more stings.
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    Good Job

    Good Job
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    When removing comb like you discribed there is...

    When removing comb like you discribed there is the possibility that there is eggs or brood in the comb. I always check before I cut it out. If there is eggs you can cut it out and install info...
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    I doubt you killed as many as you think.

    [QUOTE=EastSideBuzz;417276]I officially suck at putting new packs in hives

    "I killed about a handfull per pack. Mainly due to the rain"

    There area always some bee's that die during transit. ...
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    So how do you deal with the new pests you bring...

    So how do you deal with the new pests you bring in with your package bee's? Tracheal mites, Varroa, AHB, Small Hive Beetle. What will be our next disaster that we cause by abusing nature.
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    Strange this post comes back alive today

    I just got back from Wilkes/Yadkin Counties this morning. I had the pleasure of going to see "Thunder and Lightning" with my Dad. This is the story of Junior Johnson's rise from a 'Shine Runner'...
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    I agree with the peanutbutter only I would take a...

    I agree with the peanutbutter only I would take a piece of hardware cloth about 8 " by 3 " bend it double across the width of it and coat it with peanutbutter and hang it on the electric fence.
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    I hope all goes well for you. Next year will be...

    I hope all goes well for you. Next year will be in Ohio and much closer to you
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    It was a great HAS meeting in great facilities. ...

    It was a great HAS meeting in great facilities. The food was delicious, facilities were all close together and user friendly, lots of vendors, and plenty of knowledge to try and soak up.

    I think...
  16. Thread: angry swarm

    by kc in wv
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    You forgot Loud Noise means mad bees Try...

    You forgot Loud Noise means mad bees

    Try spraying a little sugar water on the swarm before you try to collect them.
  17. How did I get Started?

    About 30 years ago I mentioned I would like to try beekeeping. My Mom told my brother-in-law and he brought me a hive. ( I didn't know he kept bee's).

    When the traceha mites hit, it put my...
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    Good Job

    You are not the only that got over $200 for bee's in WV. I know of a beekeeper that sold 3 for 225 and the purchaser wanted more this year.
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    Thoughts and questions

    Mark the queen with a queen marking pen. Then if you find another one mark it with last years color that way you can tell the difference when you see them.

    Was there a brood pattern that...
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    Around here they cut the posts to length and set...

    Around here they cut the posts to length and set them for fence posts. One time I saw a green branch and leaves shoot out from a newly set post. It didn't live but a few weeks but it tried.
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    Not to knock Peggjam out of getting some land cleared :)

    If you are in an area that has mining, talk to some of the reclaimation companies. They sometimes put black locust seed on the land they are reclaiming. The way those things grow here, there is...
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    I would leave it on myself. Consider this, you...

    I would leave it on myself. Consider this, you probably have another 3 or 4 weeks until the first major nectar flow for your area. That would probably be the fruit bloom and is a good one for...
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    I attended a class at HAS this past July that...

    I attended a class at HAS this past July that talked about a similar method of building up the hive's for comb honey production.

    This fellow took an existing hive and introduced another queen to...
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    I am not sure if this is accurate but I got the...

    I am not sure if this is accurate but I got the impression that the Master Beekeeper Program was developed by Dr Collison and EAS.

    Maybe someone could clear that up.
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    I have been by your place.

    I have been by your place.
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