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  1. Re: Abandonment method for clearing supers: Just pulled boxes. I'm worried. Need advi

    the way i move them off a frame is hold the frame in my left hand ,, hit my hand ,, all the bees fall into the hive ,, put it were i want it grab the next ,,, can do 10 frames less then 8 min
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    Re: is he still around

    sorry to hear hes not feeling good ... hope he gets better
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    is he still around

    is sundance still around ? wanted to maybe get some bt
  4. Thread: corking

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    Re: corking

    My other project is on hold as I have been having a little problem with my ticker and can barely tend my bees.

    bees are fun but can get to be a problem when health gets in the way ,and are not...
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    Re: screened bottom board conversion?

    all I use is the screened bottom board and have yet to close one had a closed bottom board the first year , lost that hive
  6. Re: One question nobody seems to be able to answer...

    We offer a complete line of beekeeping equipment and supplies for both the hobbyist and commercial beekeeper. From woodenware to protective gear to honey processing equipment, we have the tools that...
  7. Thread: cranberry wine

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    Re: cranberry wine

    bottled part of the beet wine ,, 16 bottles ,,, have about 5 gals of beet to go ,, lot of other wine still in bulk but will wait to bottle it til summer
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    Re: How and when to mow around hives

    the girls in my hive never did any thing when I mowed around the hives ,, I had the smoke blowing away from the hive ,
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    Re: MA mosquito spraying

    her in MN you call dnr and they will not spray around were you tell them your hives are ,, they drop pellets here and yes that is for larvae , but if you kill the larvae you have less mosquito's ,...
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    Re: How many hives is enough?

    I had 8 and wanted more it , depends on the number you ENJOY working , when it gets to be work then if you want it to be a hobby you cut back to what was fun , than it would be the right number
  11. Re: Would you recommend Pierco, or Mann Lake plastic frames?

    i would recommend wax ... I have NO luck with plastic frames , my girls would build between the frames ,, if they did any thing with plastic frames
  12. Thread: cranberry wine

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    Re: cranberry wine

    just got home from helping our son get some grapes ready to brew ,, he will get about 8 gal ,, he still has cranberry's to get going . will help get that going this week ,,, wine does take more...
  13. Thread: cranberry wine

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    Re: cranberry wine

    had 5 tasters and they all said its great ,, its perking a lot faster then I thought it would ,, every one thinks its a lot of wine (15 gals )but then its only 15 gals of 45 gals , now THATS alot...
  14. Thread: cranberry wine

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    Re: cranberry wine

    red star montrachet yeast , 36 cups water , 18 pounds berrys ,yeast nutreant , some orange's and sugar ,, made 15 gals ,and have 15 to go ,, but it is turning out to be a lot of work ,,,plus 5 gal...
  15. Thread: cranberry wine

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    cranberry wine

    to start I can not taste anything ,, like bread and any meat , vegetable , any thing has no flavor to me they all taste the same ,, so I go by my wife's taste ..
    I was making cranberry wine...
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    Re: Vintage Le Grande Salvage

    put some pectic enzyme in with the fruit a hour or so before adding yeast , you will get more juice
  17. Thread: Mouse guards?

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    Re: Mouse guards?

    I use1/2 inch ,, but when I cut it ,I cut so I have the pointed 1/2 inch wire top and bottom ,, I have 3 full squares then the 1/2 inch of pointed wire ,, I bend the wire just a little so if a mouse...
  18. Re: Should I replace screened bottom board with wooden one for winter?

    I use sbb and have yet to close any ,, as far as cost ,, I make mine out of 2x4 I like them better then the ones made with 1x3 like you buy ..
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    Re: Northern Hive Winter Wrapping Opinion Fest!!!

    I' m in mn zone 3 , 4 line ,, first of all I have never put the board in the sbb ,, how I winter hives is like this ,, put a large bee candy bar on top of the frames ,, make a 1 1/2 inch spacer with...
  20. Re: Incidence of sting allergy among beekeeper's family members.

    in my mind thats because 80% to 90% of the general population never see a honey be in there life time ,, and 75% of them run like a little chicken when they see any thing that even looks like a bee...
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    Re: Kids say the darnest things

    you must have a lot of golden rod around , the dirty feet smell ,, the wife kids ,, grand kids all ways love the smell of my hives ,, they like it when I have a frame of something from the hives...
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    Re: A Gallon of 5:3 Sugar Syurp

    when bee keeps talk about 1to 1 ,,,, 2 to 1 ,,, 5 to 3 ,, we are talking about cups ,, qt ,, or gal not pounds ,, we are talking about volume oz not pound oz ,, I know its confusing ,,, a cup of...
  23. Thread: wax moths

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    Re: wax moths

    you do know that there is 2 kids of bt ( Bacillus Thuringiensis ) the one found in the stuff you buy at a store for bugs is the wrong stuff , most is , as I have looked in all the garden stuff and...
  24. Re: Over-wintering with 2 deeps and 2 mediums?

    heres how I have found that works for me ,, I am by ham lake ,, forest lake area in MN ,, I have tried other ways to winter and some died in Jan ,,, had 2 starve a week before I could open...
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    Re: How to store frames outside

    yes be careful as there is 2 kinds of BT the one here ( BACTILLUS THURINGIENSIS VAR AIZAWAI )is the one you want the other you DO NOT WANT ,, watch the last word in the name ( AIZAWAI ,, you...
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