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    Re: Belief in Beekeeping

    Michael l agree with you. You can't believe your way into having a full stomach , you have to take action. I am shocked at the number of people here that are so smart that they become unteachable ....
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    Re: Needless killing of bees?

    Thanks mate, I started the trend to bring out some sound advice from old timers, hoping they could help out new bees. Such things as what the bees can tell us,without going into the hive, just there...
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    Re: Needless killing of bees?

    I am not a smart man,but at least I know it. Some of the finest,smartest bee keepers I know have very little formal education. That was a cheep shot, it's called character assassination . I hope...
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    Re: Do you enjoy killing puppy's ?

    Thanks for changing the title, my intentions were good.
  5. Thread: Florida Newbie

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    Re: Florida Newbie

    Michael, help me out, I am being beat up on my latest post.!
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    Re: Do you enjoy killing puppy's ?

    Good kick sir, may I have another. My intention was to stir up a conversation with beekeeper who could help new bees read bees, bees are great teachers. After all the unnesasery punching, is there...
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    Re: Do you enjoy killing puppy's ?

    Some bees dying is part of bee keeping that is unavoidable . I inspect my hives every 10 days in the spring and early summer. Bees dye every time, foragers die when it's there time, drones die when...
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    Re: Do you enjoy killing puppy's ?

    I got the shock response I intended to get, a life is a life. We should strive to be the best beekeeper we can be, and if that means saving just one of gods creatures we should strive toward that...
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    Needless killing of bees?

    I certainly hope your answer is NO!!. We as bee keepers should apply this attitude toward our bees.Each time we enter the hives lives are lost, from eggs to adult bees.many bee books tell us to have...
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    Re: Frames with wax moth damage

    My experience is, the bees can repair them if they are not to damaged. My question is, I have frames with minor wax moth damage,but also have lots of pollen and bees bread, with no spare hives to...
  11. Thread: Roach problem

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    Re: Roach problem

    By the way Michael, loved your book. I have been beekeeping now for 5 years, I hope the bees never stop teaching me. I have a large stack of bee books, I could have saved a lot of money if I only...
  12. Thread: Roach problem

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    Re: Roach problem

    I love it Michael, plan and simple.
  13. Re: Found a yellow jacket nest. Best way to destroy?

    Yellowjackets are drawn to meat, honeybees are not. Place a piece of raw fish just above a pan or bucket of very soapy water, they will be drawn to it. When the soapy water touches there wings they...
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    Re: Newbee from Illinois

    Bees are opportunist , if there is sugar water they will come.its like putting dog food out and expecting the raccoons not to come.they don't care if it's a hummingbird feeder. I have been beekeeping...
  15. Thread: Florida Newbie

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    Re: Florida Newbie

    Welcome to the wonderful world of beekeeping. I have been keeping bees now for 5 years, and learn something new every day.There are tons of great videos on you tube, many beginners posting on there...
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    Re: Need your opinions on bee decline.

    A lot of new bee keepers , instantly think they have the answers, they get them from the Internet . If it's on the Internet it has to be true. Do a lot of your research from people who have been at...
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    Re: oh great, a swarm on August 27

    My question is, can any old timers tell us what these late swarms in south eastern Nc mean, dose it mean a mild winter, dose it signal a fall flow, what are the bees telling us?
  18. Thread: Beekeeper Smell

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    Re: Beekeeper Smell

    They can smell fear. Try to always be calm.
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    Re: b) First equipment & supplies to obtain

    First buy the book beekeeping for dummy's. You can get a good copy from amizon cheep. It will give you all the basic knowledge you will need. Find your local beekeepers association . Buy your bees...
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    Re: Tanging the Bees

    It is my humble opinion that the bees are looking for a new home, and by banging on something tells them there is a hollow cavity near by,this is exactly what they seek.in the wild they may bee...
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    Re: Black walnut chips for smoke

    Thank you so much fur, this is exactly the info I am looking for.i can't find black walnut here in southeastern NC, but we do have juniper. I will try that with a sticky board to see if the mites...
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    Re: Black walnut chips for smoke

    The fatbeeman on u tube suggest a small amount of walnut shavings along with mostly pine straw. Not enough to create pure black walnut smoke. Does any one know of any other beekeeper who has tried...
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    Re: Black walnut chips for smoke

    I don't know how to.can you pm me? Ha. Does anyone else know if this works? I know that it is bad for horse bedding. The toxins are bad on there feet.
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    Re: Black walnut chips for smoke

    Does anyone know who might sell them,shavings,or chips?
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    Re: reverseing hives ?

    I have read Michael Bushes new book The Practical beekeeper this winter over and over, Love it.i love his method of moving the queen and her open brood to another box,leaving the capped brood, and...
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