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    Re: Raccoons vs. Bees

    Don't leave any honey or comb out.
    Once they develop a taste for it, they will be lifting lids, no joke, they are strong and intelligent.
    They have a sweet tooth, people use coke for trapping.
  2. Re: 38MM FLIP TOP LIDS FOR PLASTIC W/PRESSURE SENSITIVE SEALS yellow case 1700 free

    snl was first to reply with address, they are gone now.
  3. 38MM FLIP TOP LIDS FOR PLASTIC W/PRESSURE SENSITIVE SEALS yellow case 1700 free

    http://www.blueskybeesupply.com/38mm-flip-top-lids-for-plastic-w-pressure-sensitive-seals/

    I bought these by mistake, wanted the 2" with diaphragm

    I can fedex no problem,
  4. Re: Greenbeehive.com anyone buy from them in past.

    I bought from greenbeehives, many time before. They have been very fair, even with a mixed up order, delivery is not super fast about 2 weeks.
    Overall, very pleased. I think they use plasticell...
  5. hundreds of bees trapped, in rear car lenses, installed a screen

    2007 bmw, rear lenses have vents for heat, so when I hauled a couple hives, or moved supers,
    I had a mess with trapped bees. Just saying, not much of a thread, might have been covered before.
    ...
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    Re: Comb Too Old?

    I have same issue, lower broodcombs are empty and abandoned, and a otherwise strong hive moves up with brood, and honey.
    My area has more pesticides and they stop using them, or.....?
  7. retail price suggestions for a medium frame of honey, wood frame and all

    I've seen about $20 to $35 retail price, set by market owner.
    I also give them a heavy gauge clear bag I got from uline, about 10x 30, so the buyer can transport home....
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    Re: DIY Crush and Strain equipment

    I've shown this before, but one frame and one quart extraction rig, for plastic foundation, I made, not rocket science.
    Helps with varietal separation, frame by frame.

    ...
  9. Re: I scrape and reuse the wood frames - I must be introducing some "toxic" elements?

    Thanks Michael,
    You are a great resource here, use concise outline format, and really take the time to inform us green horns.
  10. Re: I scrape and reuse the wood frames - I must be introducing some "toxic" elements?

    yes, but OK to reuse wood?
  11. Re: I scrape and reuse the wood frames - I must be introducing some "toxic" elements?

    varroa, light insecticide buildup, nosemia, or other non desirables.
  12. I scrape and reuse the wood frames - I must be introducing some "toxic" elements?

    I snap out the old plastic brood foundation and put new plastic in, but can't help but think,
    I am inoculation some nasty chemical, or biological elements, besides the obvious like foulbrood,
    when...
  13. tricks for determining a colony to be queenless, without finding the queen?

    like holding a caged queen on topbars, to see reaction.
    any other tips?
  14. Re: aggressive racoon, or fox?, climbs 12 feet, flips heavy lids, eats comb, trap set

    decent size raccoon number one is trapped, no poison, but was in cage 3 days, died of exposure, so to speak.

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    Re: Swarm Trap

    Notice I carefully used the qualifier, "in my experience"
    I can't explain why, the results were less. They are different approaches, to attraction.
    I can remember a couple times that both were...
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    Re: Swarm Trap

    I've tried all 4 types:
    LGO
    the pheremone test tubes
    the wipes
    the orange french toothpaste stuff

    the test tubes and LGO seems to work best for me,
    but togther doesn't help your chances...
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    Re: Too many hives at 1 place?

    no one has a monopoly,
    I have the same situation here.
    yield is way down, only the super strong colonies produce a surplus.
  18. aggressive racoon, or fox?, climbs 12 feet, flips heavy lids, eats comb, trap set

    Fish cat food, is the bait. That high up, I could probably poison with rat pellets, but will try "humane" way first.
    Anyone here, good at identifying animal doodie? Property owner said raccoon or...
  19. Re: what size hole for a mason jar feeder?

    meant to say: (1) 2 quart glass mason jar.
  20. Re: what size hole for a mason jar feeder?

    guy down the street uses, 2 quart glass mason jars, but I think those caps are "wide mouth" and larger than 2 7/8".
  21. Homestead Lychee Grove Full Bloom 2014

    lots of nectar, thousands of trees, and lots of hives,
    and a lot of spraying in homestead, hope springs eternal
    I'm back this year, after major spraying kills, last year, and a
    couple hundred...
  22. Re: full sun, small cement pad, fenced, (for me) = very little SHB

    Have you had a chance to watch what happens to larvae that try to make the trip?
    no
  23. full sun, small cement pad, fenced, (for me) = very little SHB

    A larger cement pad would be great,
    but this location has only about 10 percent of the beetles my other nearby locations have, even after 2 years.
    Just saying.
    I am sure, they can migrate a few...
  24. Poll: Is Florida citrus doomed? Are most beeks no going to groves in 2014?

    It's old news, Citrus greening spraying left a lot of losses in 2013.

    How will this evolve?
    No new plantings?
    Destroy old trees?
    Abandon groves, with old trees?
    Orange blossom honey price...
  25. Re: benefit or harm of sprinkling some salt or mineral suppliment on the bottom board

    That really answers it well, thanks.
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