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    Re: Started fogging today.

    It has been awhile since I have read through this thread. I wanted to post my observations with the treatment I am currently using. I have been gradually titrating the amount of Thyme essential oil...
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    Re: Mann Lake Pro Feeder

    Just my opinion from experience. If you like drowning your bees, use those feeders. I have good luck with these:

    http://www.kelleybees.com/Shop/22/Queens-Bees/Feed/4703/Quad-Hive-Top-Feeders
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  3. Re: I need a hayfield sprayed for briars/wild blackberries...

    Spraying herbicides will kill the blackberries/briars but they will dry up and become very difficult to cut. You will have to rotary cut the field anyway you work this in my opinion.

    Save on...
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    Re: Walk away did not go well

    Wow! What a long and winding thread.

    Anyhow......to get back on topic. Here is a possibility that has not been considered and something "outside the box".

    A few years ago, a VERY well known...
  5. Thread: Black bees

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    Re: Black bees

    They appear to look like German Blacks or similar breed. German Blacks were the very first bees brought to America on the Mayflower.
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    Re: help to avoid queen rolling

    I installed 9 frame separator bars/brackets in all of my brood nest boxes. This allows for a little extra room between frames and a bit better ventilation. Even still, it is best to start with the...
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    Re: feces on boxes after a several cold days

    Try checking your sugar syrup to see if it has fermented. Heavily fermented sugar syrup can and does cause symptoms like you posted. If your sugar syrup has fermented, dump it out in a place where...
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    Re: 4 days after install and they are GONE!

    Sorry to read about the loss of your bees.

    This may not help now but in the future, try installing a wood bound queen excluder in the bottom of the bottom brood box until the queen has been...
  9. Re: I've managed to get beeswax over multiple kitchen utensils

    I strongly second Michael's point about NOT using the wife's utensils. That having been said, I use Walmart Supertech brake cleaning spray fluid. It readily cuts the wax and propolis and leaves no...
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    Re: Reversing hive bodies

    I wouldn't do it just yet and for the same reasons Walt mentioned in the article as well as the prospect that I think Old Man Winter ain't done with us yet. The bees are oriented towards how they...
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    Re: what size hole for a mason jar feeder?

    The industry sizing calls it 70mm for a standard mouth jar which is indeed 2 3/4 inch. Hole saws can be purchased at Lowes/Home Depot but you will also need to sand out the hole slightly so the 70mm...
  12. Re: Spring feeding to build up early population for queen rearing and splits

    I am a few hours drive north of you and I feed mine continuously throughout the Winter. As long as they take the sugar syrup and Ultra Bee, I keep feeding it to them. Once the Spring booms come,...
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    Re: Post-mortem 2 A DBL.DEEP

    Just my humble 2 cents worth. I have had exactly the same results you posted year after year in the past. My hives would be loaded with honey and pollen but it was too far from the bee cluster and...
  14. Re: 5 lb. Queenline Jars With 70mm / 2 3/4 Inch Lids: Who Manufactures Them?

    Thank you very much! That was EXACTLY what I have been looking for. :applause::thumbsup:
  15. 5 lb. Queenline Jars With 70mm / 2 3/4 Inch Lids: Who Manufactures Them?

    I have been trying without much success in finding out just who manufactures the 5lb. round glass jars that the bee suppliers are selling. I buy in bulk and the prices being charged in addition to...
  16. Re: 70mm / 2.5 inch lid hole punch for entrance feeders

    I have the hole saw and have already built the hive top feeders. I just need a means to manufacture large numbers of hole punched lids.
  17. 70mm / 2.5 inch lid hole punch for entrance feeders

    Perhaps this topic has already been covered but after numerous searches I have found nothing on it. :scratch:

    Does anyone know how to make or where I can buy the 16 hole 70mm / 2.5 inch lid for...
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    Re: No Stores for Winter

    I have been using them for 3 years and never had any problems.
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    Re: Maxant no drip valve

    Yes, a 2" bottling valve. I think the honey comes out at just the right rate at room temperature with the 2" valve. Actually the pipe nipple that is used to connect the valve to the bottling tank...
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    Re: Super Vicious Colony

    I meant to add that I also use a screen on the hive entrance which are currently on sale by the way.

    http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/10-Frame-Moving-and-Robbing-Screen/productinfo/517/

    I...
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    Re: No Stores for Winter

    Be sure to treat the hives for mites. A hive top feeder such as this:

    http://www.kelleybees.com/Shop/22/Queens-Bees/Feed/4509/Double-Hive-Top-Feeder

    I make my own with 4 holes for quart jars. ...
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    Re: Super Vicious Colony

    Agree with the above suggestion to smoke them first. Smoke the guard bees first and smoke the entrance and top of the hive well. I have found that otherwise fairly dosile and tolerant bees WILL...
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    Re: Maxant no drip valve

    I bottle all of my honey at room temperature. Yes, the honey will flow very fast when warmed but I feel heating the honey can affect the taste and heating it above a certain point can affect the...
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    Re: Maxant no drip valve

    I found the fittings

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hex-Bushing-Pipe-Size-2-x-1-1-2-Threaded-304-Stainless-Steel-Class-150-/330949534295?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d0e212257
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    Brushy Mountain Master Wax Melter

    I recently ordered and took delivery of a Brushy Mountain Master Wax Melter.

    http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/Wax-Master-Melter/productinfo/241/

    I am running my first batch of cappings,...
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