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  1. Re: Dry pollen substitute feeding during dearth and in the fall

    Put a drop of lemongrass oil at the edge of it and they will find it right away I set some dry out early this spring it sat for 3 days and wasn't a single bee on it, one drip of LGO and within 2 hrs...
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    Re: My Little Bee Bee tree--II

    Yes they should propagate well with cuttings
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    Re: My son gave me this last night.

    Time to go eat sme raw honey dang allergies are acting up again .....job well done Dad!
  4. Re: Laying workers or overzealous new queen?

    I am looking forward to Lauri Miller's work on introducing virgins to a LW hive. That she keeps dropping little hints here and there about it.
  5. Re: New beekeeper First time dealing with aerial crop dusting

    Bed sheet and sprinkler is about all you can do if they got into pesticide you will know within hrs to days, with fungicide you won't really notice much untill the next few rounds of brood emerges...
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    Re: Walk away split

    here is a good calendar I use, it takes the guess work out of it, just use the day you split as the "graft date" and it will be accurate within 3 days
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  7. Re: Best smoker fuel I have ever found, what do you use?

    it seems to have had a good response with a lot of input, so I don't think anyone felt their time was wasted, and secondly if I had already saw a thread that talked about 12 hr smoker fuel, I...
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    Re: My Little Bee Bee tree--II

    The ones I planted last yr are doing ok, It's just 2 of the 3 I planted this yr. I think amending the soil is what screwed them the ones I planted last yr and the 3rd one I planted this yr, I...
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    lint?
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    Re: When do yall check mating nucs?

    Day 23 mother to be I really just got into small mating nucs this yr and only done them a handful of times I check the frame that the cells were on as that is usually where they start laying if I...
  11. Re: Best smoker fuel I have ever found, what do you use?

    Ha ha not the first time I've heard that
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    Re: How many 16oz jars per frame?

    I did my first extraction of 2 medium frames just to try out my home made extractor before I start pulling full boxes with 2 meduum frames neither of which were really fat I got 2.5 pint mason jars...
  13. Re: Best smoker fuel I have ever found, what do you use?

    I use a propane torch to light get a small handful going and add a little more and get it going good then dump them in. If I'm in a hurry I put about 2 in in the bottom and squirting in a little...
  14. Best smoker fuel I have ever found, what do you use?

    Longest lasting smoker fuel I've ever found, Tell me what you think, and let me know what you use.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_vyENu9Ato
  15. Re: Note to self: When doing a hive body reversal...

    my crazy cousin works his bees barefooted and in shorts with no veil, sometimes no shirt. Then again he does most things in the same outfit. He wanted to look through my hives one day and I made...
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    Re: My Little Bee Bee tree--II

    it's planted in the ground.
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    Re: homemade extractor in progress

    Update: tried extracting a few frames today because I needed open comb for some nucs that weren't strong enough to pull comb yet . It worked great the router speed control worked slick with no...
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    Re: Rapping frames...

    Should be fine ad long as no queen cells the reason it hurts them is their vertical orientation so you knock them off the jelly
  19. Re: Is treatment-free beekeeping possible at all?

    Ha ha what is this you may loose hives? You WILL loose hives if you go treatment free, it's kinda the whole point let nature take out the weak ones. And split the heck out of the ones that survive ...
  20. Re: Is this a small queen cell or a big drone cell?

    drone queen cells hang down and look like peanuts
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    Re: My Little Bee Bee tree--II

    I hope so, the leaves turn yellow and wilted, they are now falling off. It's pretty much just a 2 ft stick in the ground now.
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    Re: NUCs value

    8 frame medium go for 150 here
  23. Re: Would anyone be interested if I streamed top bar inspections live?

    I just created an event on my phone to tesr it and it didn't cost anything
  24. Re: Would anyone be interested if I streamed top bar inspections live?

    Not sure I've never streamed anything on there, but I watched a lot of streams during the Ferguson riots of regular folk streaming from their phones , didn't cost me anything to watch
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    Re: Fake Swarm???

    That is a real bottom in yard lol
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