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    Re: Wintering bees in Indiana

    The roofing paper is black and it heats up to much, even in cold weather if the sun shine's the hive gets very warm. this extreme temterture change is to much for the bees to handle. I have had a lot...
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    Wintering bees in Indiana

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    I have very good luck wintering my bees this way. There is 3/4 inch of fome under the lid and 1 inch on top of the lid. It important to keep the vent open at the top oh the hive.
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    how do you crush & squeeze

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    Crush and squeeze
    This is an antique lard press, but it works very well on squeezing honey. Picked it up at a antique shop for $20 about 5 years ago. Best money I ever spent. The cover...
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    Re: killer bee documentary

    Thanks HBBf, I just checked. looks like 9pm Eastern
  5. Re: How many pounds of honey did you produce this year??

    My wife and I need 14 guarts of honey per year, I have 2 hives. This is all I need so Its all I take. Everything else, Is left for the ladies that do the work.
    To all you guy's that make a living...
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    Re: Which type of queen for a package?

    First," I am from central Indiana and I have these russian bee's from Kelly bee Co. I am not sure how you are trying to breed your bee's so I will not comment on that.
    But my russian bees are doing...
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    Re: Bee Sting Question

    Wow Jim
    This is a tuff question so I am going to give you a safty first answer.
    One sting gives me a red area the size quarter, it itches and its all over in about 1 hour.
    The only thing that...
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    Re: Pollen in north central Ohio?

    Same here in central Indiana.
    I done know where they are getting the pollen
    Jerry
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    Re: queen excluders..yes or no?

    I think one of the mistakes most people make is with the use of smoke. And I was one of the worst.
    No 1. I did at one time, use to much smoke.
    No 2. And I used to put 2 or 3 puffs of smoke on the...
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    Re: queen excluders..yes or no?

    I am still kind of new But I will give you my 2 cents.
    If these are your first two hives, and you are installing them on foundation. You need to get into them every 3 to 5 day's you will learn so...
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    Re: How many have switched to Carniolan?

    I am very impressed with my Russian's. I don't remember the Italians getting out of the hive with such low temp.
    And they are more resistant to verona mites.
    I think the carniolans are here to...
  12. Thread: 2oz. honey bear

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    Re: 2oz. honey bear

    Walter T Kelly bee Co. has 2 oz clear plastic bears
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    switching brood hive bodies

    Ten years ago I gave up bee keeping, Defeated by the verona mite.
    With the introduction of the mite resistant carniolians I decided to try beekeeping again.

    My bee are russian's from Kelly bee's,...
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    Re: New beekeeper coming

    Congrats
    My youngest is 29:)::applause:

    There's darn few realy good things in this old world.
    And by god thats one of them.

    Its not the destination its the journey you will remember.

    All...
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    Poll: Re: Average age of a beekeeper

    60 years With 9 grandchildren none are interested
  16. Thread: Merry Christmas

    by jldoll
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    Merry Christmas

    To all, Thank you for all the good imformation I get from your post's.
    May you have a Marry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year.
    Jerry
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    Re: Shipping Crimped Wire Wax Foundation

    I agree with soupcan
    I will start with," I order just about everything from Kelly bee. You just can't beat the quality of there wood products and everything else.
    But I just received 25# of...
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    Re: Ohio- need advice

    You already have good advice. I would go with middle to end of April.
    Jerry
  19. Thread: Angry Bees

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    Re: Angry Bees

    No people were harmed in this Ca. city. But one dog was killed by africanized bees. It was in a fenced in yard and on one knew this hive was there.
    It only took one person to say, It could have been...
  20. Thread: Angry Bees

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    Re: Angry Bees

    Dear WoodBuster
    From Jldoll

    If I need to give you an apology. Please accept it. I apologize,"""""""
    I was concerned about the safty of people and animals in your location. And anyone else that...
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    Re: Let's form the "I Hate Winter Club"

    Thank God for global warming.
    10,000 or 15,0000 thousand years ago north america was covered with an ice sheet called a glacier.
    I will just enjoy the short winter we have.
    Jerry
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    Re: Let's form the "I Hate Winter Club"

    I worry about my bee also, and I clean there entrance's from the snow every day. But for winter I have a great time trapping and hunting. I gave up deer hunting years ago. But I love to hunt coyotes...
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    Re: Top Hive Feeders

    You should take a look at the Mann-Lake top hive feeder.
    It is heavy plastic built into a wooden shallow supper.
    With a bee guard.
    It is the best i have seen.
    The Mann-Lake and the Brushy...
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    Re: divison board feeders

    The wooden feeder from brushymountainbee is $19 dollars. And the Mann-Lake is $20 dollars. I am going to buy the Mann-Lake.
    One thing that bothers me about the wood feeder, If the sugar water soaks...
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    wrapping hives for winter

    At what latitude.
    Or where is the line in the sand, Or in what states is it better to wrap a hive or not to wrap a hive.
    I know it is needed in Canada.
    And Not to wrap a hive in Florida.
    I am...
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