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  1. Re: Album of First Inspection After Swarm Plus Questions

    My suggestion to you is, do nothing! You have already fiddled around more than is really for the best. The bees will nearly always do fine if the keeper doesn't "fix" things beyond repair. Study the...
  2. Re: Season #2 for North Pole, AK beekeeper starts today!

    Do you, or will you winter any over? 40 degrees doesn't seem too bad, but I would be suffering some serious depression over 11 inches of snow right now.
    Good luck with the bees this year.
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    Re: Anybody know what these are?

    Thanks "Smokepole", I've got (or had) some of that weather stripping. Never thought of pulling the rubber out of it. When it gets light outside I'll go find it and take a look. Whatever it is, my...
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    Re: Anybody know what these are?

    Thanks all, for the ideas. Next time I go to town I'll stop at the cabinet shop and check out the drawer slides.
    Again, thanks for the tips.
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    Anybody know what these are?

    Does anyone know what the guy in this link is using for entrance reducers? I've wandered around in two different lumber stores and several hardware stores without running across anything that reminds...
  6. Re: Outer Cover - Experience with LeakSeal or similar in lieu of alulminum

    I'm real curious as to why you would guess that? Data sheets, anecdotal info, or just plain gut feeling? I have a piece of rubber sheeting that was off a roll of roofing material (maybe the same...
  7. Thread: Bee quandry

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    Re: Bee quandry

    It is really not uncommon for bees to fly out and die during the winter, however.........
    "The sides of the hive there is fecal matter. A lot of it."
    This, along with any bees flying out under the...
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    Re: Marking queen question

    I agree with Ruth, contact your supplier immediately and ask them to change your order. If done now, it shouldn't be a huge hassle for them, and most will try to help you out if possible. It will...
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    Re: buying anything from poor valley bee farm

    Firstly, the US Postal Service does NOT assess or benefit from "property taxes on beehives". IF you are actually paying property tax on beehives, you can thank your county officials for that, and you...
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    Re: Lets talk about Long Lang Hives

    I for one will be looking forward to your post.
  11. Re: Source for better packages later in the season?

    Just curious, what was the problem with the 300+ packages your club bought last year?
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    Re: Bee Preferred Entrance Height

    AR Beekeeper,
    Any chance you could provide a link to the Russian study? I've been driving myself nuts over the last 6 months or so thinking about entrances, and the pros and cons of different...
  13. Re: New Queen Rearing System from ABJ Dec2013 p 1279

    I have a lot of respect for MP and J Clemens' experience and knowledge. That said, I think it might be interesting to hear from someone who actually knows a bit about the product, perhaps with a...
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    Re: Brewtech Brewers Yeast

    scdw43:
    Thanks for posting that, considerate of you.
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    Re: Queenless hives

    Can you find queens to buy? I suppose someone down around the gulf might have some. Without decent numbers of drones, I wouldn't be very optimistic about the cells, but if that were my only option,...
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    Re: Honey B Healthy Recipe

    Mixing with a blender actually does work great, it's easy and the mixture stays blended all season long. However, I would recommend using an old or cheap blender, as the one I used from our kitchen...
  17. Re: "Inert ingredient" in styrofoam insulation board?

    Also may be exactly what it says, "inert". Note it says deter, not repel. Fiberglass will often deter pests, only because they don't care for it, and it is difficult for them to penetrate. Styrofoam...
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    Re: Camp feeder alternative ?

    I wonder if the sugar will absorb enough water during the winter to cause it to become less than stable in the frame? I could envision at least part of it crumbling and dropping to the bottom of the...
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    Re: Compressing hive question

    Your question probably should have been posted in the BK 101 forum. Whether you re-post or not, there are a lot of questions you need to answer before someone can really help you out. Is there honey...
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    Bee accident, Sure hate to see this

    Anybody know who this belongs to?

    http://www.macon.com/2013/11/03/2753938/bees-swarm-in-forsyth-after-accident.html
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    Re: solar melter experience/thoughts

    At some point once it leaves the inside, the wax will start to solidify. While that could be overcome, it seems like just another way to complicate what is a simple, proven method, with no apparent...
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    Re: Consolidation

    If it were me, I'd pull the partially built box. If it will make you feel better, by all means add the sugar board. Your biggest mistake, IMHO is worrying too much. It's a HOBBY. Do the best you know...
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    Re: Making some candy boards

    Gives beekeepers something to do!

    I built the frame out of 1x4s, put 1/2 x 1 wire in the bottom,( I had it on hand), and drilled a hole in one end for top vent. Placed newspaper on the wire,...
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    Re: Fall singles pics

    Wow, your stuff looks sharp! Do you manage to keep all of your bee equipment looking that good? Bees look good in your first pic too. We're a bit warmer than you, 65F today. That's supposed to change...
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    Re: The power of propolis

    AB, Very interesting, thanks for posting this.
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