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  1. Re: Alfalfa nectar temperature and tolerance to frost.

    do we see bees continue to collect pollen even after frost has shut down nectar production?
  2. Thread: Wasps

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    Re: Wasps

    i've kept them in check this year. i am vigilant about it. i rebait my 15 traps with meat and sugar banana stuff every 4 days or so. i also have the bottles with inverted tops which worked great up...
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    Re: Make 15 year old help with sideline business?

    As others have said, it depends on whether you were paying him. if my 11 year old son helps me at our farmers market i split the tips with him. now he's hoping it will be busy every week. find out...
  4. Thread: Best bee truck

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    Re: Best bee truck

    [QUOTE=jim lyon;1315824]I see guys going with a 16' bed. From my perspective with 4 way 10 frame pallets a 14' bed nets you five rows but to get the 6th row you need about 17'. Seems like if you go...
  5. Thread: What is this?

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    Re: What is this?

    looks like the lesser wax moth larvae to me.
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    Re: Need some advice if you have time

    If it looks like they can use the room give them the wet supers, if you find quite a bit of room just have them finish up what they have. I repurposed my extracting room last fall to force myself to...
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    Re: Need some advice if you have time

    i would extract everything capped and consolidate anything unfinished. extracting is more fun when the frames are full and you know the honey is cured. glad they are doing well.
  8. Thread: Moving pallets

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    Re: Moving pallets

    thats the equipment i use. i have a gravely skidster (made for ariens by someone else) it is rated for over 300#s but i had the tires foamed and with my weight (225#) i can pick up around 450#s. I...
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    Re: Yellow Jackets & Onslaught

    dish soap and a garden hose if it'll reach. if no garden hose is available i'd make 2 soapy 5 gallon buckets and pour them down the hole after dark. the soap breaks down their waterproof oily coating...
  10. Re: Is this just me or something everyone else knows and I am just figuring it out?

    i had the same experience last year and have had luck early in previous years so i decided not to try after mid may this year. not sure why. i hesitate to feed the ones that should get it for fear of...
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    Re: Yellow Jackets & Onslaught

    i put some small chunks of red meat in my traps yesterday morning and i had to empty a few this afternoon because the yjs were to the top of the cone. i've also been using the small propane torch....
  12. Re: Another Brilliant Bottling Idea From Charlie B.

    does your bee brush have white or yellow bristles?
  13. Thread: It's a girl!

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    Re: It's a girl!

    congrats! You should get a surge of nervous energy that will allow you to do amazing things over the next year or so. Enjoy it.
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    saw my first borage blooming yesterday in the garden, knapweed is about 4 days from blooming. early and fast year.
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    Re: Anyone know what tree this is?

    you guys know that honey bees are an introduced species right? and most clover....
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    Re: Political signs...

    talk to the people running for office. i have a bunch i use to sight in my rifles. i particularly like the "for sheriff" ones for that. the people who lose the elections seem to be glad to part with...
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    Re: Propolis Preference

    i've got one yard that is surrounded by cottonwood trees. They make more propolis than any other yard and it is very distinct smelling. When i am moving empty supers around i can smell when i get to...
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    Re: GDD and the fall flow

    if i were in your area i would expect things to keep blooming early and quickly unless there is lots of moisture. then i would expect things to bloom early, but to last longer. nectar production is...
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    Re: Here's another "What is it?" mystery

    dung beetle balls?
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    Re: Moving bees at night w or w/o nets

    i moved mine about an hour and half at night w/out nets 2 weeks ago. everything went great until i got pulled over. actually everything went fine anyways, except my registration was expired.
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    6-1 15 yellow sweet clover
    6-4-15 white dutch
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    Re: suprise for my fiancee

    the bees are the most important thing, but i'd also get him a subscription to the american bee journal. i wish you were closer, i'd make up a hive for him.
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    Re: tips on obtaining land for apiary

    what isn't apparent is the state laws in MT. it is illegal to put a commercial yard within 3 miles of a registered yard, and the good spots are all locked up. if someone has 8 or less they don't have...
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    Re: Hints on spotting the queen

    she's shaped like a dragon, and workers are shaped like buffalo, so you just have to mumble "find the dragon, find the dragon" while you sort through the herds of buffalo. start at the top left and...
  25. Thread: nuc prices?

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    Re: nuc prices?

    i am going to try some queens this year, i got a taste of it in california this spring and am anxious to try. you can stay here during the class, we're 45 minutes to the U. i've also got 48 here at...
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