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    Need some opinions...

    We hived a swarm on Sunday. Seemed to be doing fine Monday. They have plenty of food and room. Tuesday not as much action. Wednesday nothing. My wife checked the hive and the sugar water was...
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    Will bees join another hive?

    My wife and I caught a swarm last Friday evening. We installed them Saturday morning and all was well. I even saw a bee bring in pollen in the afternoon. Late in the day I noticed there was no...
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    Re: Liability release form?

    That's their option. Won't affect me at all. I'm just trying to cover my *****!:ws:
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    Liability release form?

    We got a call from a couple that wants to take pictures of them and our bees for their wedding (they are going to have honey at the wedding).

    I was thinking it would be a good idea to get them...
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    Re: Anyone have plans for a moving screen?

    I couldn't open your picture...
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    Re: Anyone have plans for a moving screen?

    Thanks...I do that too.

    Anyone with any plans?
  7. Will scorching the outside of you beehive help seal it from weathe?

    I read Michael Bush's take on not wasting time painting boxes and wondered if scorching the outside would help seal the grain of the wood and make it last longer.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks.

    Dave
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    Re: Billy The Exterminator

    We used to enjoy his show until we saw the one where he killed the bees because they were too lazy to remove them. We sent him a letter telling him what we thought of it and that we would never...
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    Anyone have plans for a moving screen?

    Can someone send me some plans to build a moving screen? The kind that goes on the front of the hive...some call it a moving and robbing screen. I want the one that is sealed and does not have the...
  10. Re: How much do you spend per year just on wooden ware?

    I didn't think about that! Do you notice a big weight difference in the 1" thick wood when you build your boxes?
  11. Re: How much do you spend per year just on wooden ware?

    How do you make a deep box from a 1x10? A 1x10 is 9 1/2" wide and a deep brood box is 9 5/8" wide.:scratch::scratch::scratch:
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    Any recommendations for wine/mead making kits?

    My wife and I would like to try making mead/wine this year. Any recommendations on a good wine/mead making kit?
    Thanks.
    Dave
  13. Re: any of you have luck putting out baited swarm traps?

    Just so I'm clear...you can use the Bt powder/spray on the comb anytime...even in the hive with the bees on it and it doesn't affect the bees???
  14. Re: any of you have luck putting out baited swarm traps?

    I accept all buddy requests!:gh:
  15. Re: any of you have luck putting out baited swarm traps?

    My buddies? I don't know anyone on here personally but ok...I like to have friends!

    Sounds like to have some other issues going on other than people having a different opinion than yours.
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    dr.buzz kill,

    Why so argumentative?:scratch: Can't we all just get along?:)
  17. Re: Which commercial pollen patty substitute do you recommend for winter feeding?

    I don't want to feed the bees during the winter but I feel I have no choice in order to get them through.

    I would be glad to take your bees if you don't want them!:D
  18. Re: Which commercial pollen patty substitute do you recommend for winter feeding?

    Here's more if you need it:

    If one of these essential amino-acids is not present in the amount required by the bees, then the bees cannot fully digest as protein all the protein they have eaten.
  19. Re: Which commercial pollen patty substitute do you recommend for winter feeding?

    There's no Tryptophan (1.0).

    There, I win. PM me for my shipping info.

    Thanks!
  20. Re: Which commercial pollen patty substitute do you recommend for winter feeding?

    The Threonine is wrong.

    Hey, since this is my thread and you have received a lot of free advertising, how about sending ME some FREE pollen substitute! After all, I was the one in need here!
    ...
  21. Re: Which commercial pollen patty substitute do you recommend for winter feeding?

    I appreciate all the scientific input. Since I am still new I am always learning.

    Back to my original question...is there a brand of pollen substitute that you recommend?

    Let me put it another...
  22. Re: Which commercial pollen patty substitute do you recommend for winter feeding?

    This is my first winter and I'm just trying to get my weaker hives through it. I now know what to do differently next year but I don't have much of a choice this winter.
    Any suggestions would be...
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    Anybody else have some feedback??
  24. Re: Which commercial pollen patty substitute do you recommend for winter feeding?

    Trying to get a couple weak hives through the winter. This is our first winter witht the bees. We got a couple of hives late due to removals.

    Thanks!
  25. Which commercial pollen patty substitute do you recommend for winter feeding?

    Let me know your thoughts on which commercially sold pollen patty substitute you recommend for winter feeding.

    Thanks!

    Dave
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