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    Re: soy flour alternative

    The guy I used to buy bagels from put a little soy flour in the dough (made it easier to work with in some way). So ask local bakers if they use it.
    Bill
  2. Re: (VIDEO) Removal of open-air hive from partially-downed tree

    You need to borrow the young lady holding the camera in this thread-
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?316869-UPDATE-Hives-Not-Opened-in-10-Years-Video-Posted
    of course she's in...
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    Re: What to do with nucs that swarmed?

    On option C, I've read that a virgin queen can sometimes fit through an excluder so be careful.
    Bill
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    Re: Northern Westchester County, NY Help

    County agent?
    Bill
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    Re: Hornets attacking a hive

    You might want to consider moving the spot you feed at to inside the hive.
    Bill
  6. Re: UPDATE: Hives Not Opened in 10 Years...Video Posted

    That young lady holding the camera- I think you should keep her.
    Bill
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    Re: Second cutout was a success

    I watched part of your videos. It seems to me that a few tools could help a lot. A "cats paw" and a hammer would have allowed you to remove most of the nails from those boards before you even...
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    Re: Marking a hive

    If you know the binary number system, you could number them with a row of thumbtacks. One color for 1, one for zero, or such. Eight tacks per hive would identify 256 hives, six 64, four 16.
    Bill
  9. Re: Anyone know the success rate for leaving a hive body near an un-retreivalable swa

    If you read this site for long enough you will see tales of bees being found in almost any reasonably sized container. Appliances, tanks, barrels, one a while ago in the bellypan of an abandoned...
  10. Thread: Bee tree!!!

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    Re: Bee tree!!!

    I'm with Eikel, talk to them, you can explain what swarming is, it can be disconcerting to the unknowing. If they are concerned, you could put up a hogan trap, and manage it to produce starts. If I...
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    Re: What a day I am Having.

    Tenbears- I and everyone on here will worry about you till you come back and say what the doc says, you could be the first that I know of to post an x-ray here.

    Be well soon
    Bill
  12. Re: how do you not smash bees when putting hive bodies/supers back in place?

    Here is a post that suggests misting them with water to make them move....
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    Re: Bee's favorite flower

    Burdock, the prototype for Velcro (so I've heard).

    Combing the burrs out of a horses mane, tail, and the feathers by his feet is a job that requires a patient groomer and a patient horse.
    bill
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    Re: Ticks, Lime, and Bees

    I doubt that lime will hurt bees that contact it, but I don't know that. In order for it to harm the bees (even if it can), the bees would have to contact it, but bees seldom land on the ground so...
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    Re: sumac being worked in Maryland

    Some comparison here-
    http://www.poison-ivy.org/poison-sumac
    Bill
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    Re: Discouraged newbee

    Bravery is much easier when you trust your armor, suit up. Many here say that dearth makes bees more defensive. You can requeen, but to do that you will have to dig down into the hive so you can...
  17. Re: Dadant 20 Frame Extractor- SHAKING/WOBBLING

    Those are indeed nice legs, Harry, this from a person who spent a good deal of his life as a welder.

    Another approach to taming vibration is to make a soft mount, rubber blocks (like motor mounts)...
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    Re: Hive is dying fast. Now what?

    I would first ask myself if the wax moths are the cause or the result of the decline. If something else is weakening the hive, mites are a strong possibility, then the moths may be just taking...
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    Re: What Setup Do You Use for a Trap-Out?

    Look at this thread, post #7
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?314856-Hive-in-my-wall
    Mr Hogan will send you a description of his method if you email him.
    Bill
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    Re: Help moving Swarm Trap

    I'm with chemguy only you build the lowering rigging when you install the trap. One end of the lowering line goes to a trigger that you invent to release the tie around the tree. The other end goes...
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    Re: Neighbors destroying colonies

    A letter from a lawyer, or a visit by the police, or both, to the neighbor that explains the penalties, both legal and civil, that can result from this sort of activity can be helpful. No accusation...
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    Re: How to Clean Wax off Wife's Pot?

    Oven cleaner will probably take it off.
    Fill the pot with a mixture of water plus a cup or so of household ammonia, bring it to a simmer for a while (lid on, open window or do outside, smelly fumes)...
  23. Re: What is the best way to permanently mark a beehive box?

    You could bury an RFID chip in it for less than $.50 these days. I think the police have the readers.
    Bill
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    Re: Speaking of bee attacks...what could you do?

    Treating your clothing with permethrin might help. It repels ticks, chiggers, mosquitos and such (generally by killing them). I doubt that bees have resistance to it. This would be for your mowing...
  25. Re: Trapped Swarm - Did I miss the queen? What next?

    It's at least possible that the bees on the rafter now are a totally different swarm than those that were there before.
    Bill
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