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  1. Re: Any woodburning barrel stove users out there?

    Try pacificenergy.net and look up the Super wood insert. Also look up Travis Industries the Avalon line, and find the Rainier
    wood insert. Both of these will heat your area up. Search for local...
  2. Re: Any woodburning barrel stove users out there?

    Ben- I'd be willing to talk and walk you thru an installation, and you don't necessarily need a full liner all the way up.
    What are your prices on just the inserts and make them big? Also craigslist...
  3. Re: Any woodburning barrel stove users out there?

    Ben- Insurance companies don't find barrel stoves too safe. Your reasoning isn't flawed, just not within their guidelines.
    Again, put in an insert and they and you will be happy. You will be safer...
  4. Re: Any woodburning barrel stove users out there?

    Ben- I owned a fireplace store for a number of years, spend the money and put a good wood insert in, with a blower in your
    fireplace. You will heat your entire house with it. If you can afford it...
  5. Thread: Honey comb?

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    Re: Honey comb?

    Glock- you need to look at the whole frame. I had one split perfectly horizontal, one half dark and the other half light, no way that
    was brood comb, used thin surplus tho.
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    Re: Slatted Racks?

    Northbee- Yes a 2" rim. Use dry sugar, slab of comb honey, tray of honey or syrup to feed. Reduce or close bottom entr.
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    Re: Slatted Racks?

    blackandtan- slatted racks are as good or better than advertised. Beeware10 hit the nail on the head with Killion brothers, that
    rack is easy to make and almost free if you have scrap lumber. Dr....
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    Re: Business decision

    Ben- Go for it. If the land is a good buy, do it if one can afford to. As a former business man I'd recommend investing in more
    bees and boxes first, and renting out needed storage and extracting...
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    Re: Buying a hive?

    Jcolon- You need to do your math on the cost of drawn comb, tops, bottom, an boxes. Those feisty bees will probably easily
    survive winter. My opinion is buy it, at $150 or less if you can.
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    Re: Combining 2 hives

    Mike- I pm'ed you. I'm just southwest of you.
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    Re: slatted rack on top of solid bottom?

    juzzerbee- Yes, they help with ventilation along with a top entrance. Look at Killion style slatted racks with solid two inch
    bottom boards, I think they work wonderful, and are easy to make. Lived...
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    Re: Nuc plans using 2x12 lumber??

    I did over 100 0f them, and Santa has it right. Do at least 7 3/4" ID if not 8" and make sure you use at least 3'' deck
    screws, 4 per corner min. Also don't forget the glue or your sides will split...
  13. Thread: Russian Sage

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    Re: Russian Sage

    Barry- That my favorite plant, blooms well into Sept. Got 2 plants also in my backyard, and you are right it hosts more
    than one type of pollinator.
  14. Thread: Success

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    Re: Success

    The cells I placed in nucs, all of them mated.
  15. Thread: Success

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    Re: Success

    PyroBee- Pickup the book Better Queens by Jay Smith, he basically does a take off on the Miller and Henry Alley
    methods which use new comb for queens. I did it this summer and it works well.
  16. Re: Local absence and local extinction, a confounding factor in TF prescriptions

    Yes it is Solomon. The bees are doing the keeping. We are the idiots.
  17. Re: Local absence and local extinction, a confounding factor in TF prescriptions

    Lawrence- I'm liking that 80%. Someone else on BS, mentioned no new mite genetics were being brought into their
    yards that were sustainable hives existing with local mites.
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    Re: Question on Queen Excluders

    Marsh- The HD-120 from Mann are just fine. They are ON SALE online only until 8/13.
  19. Re: Local absence and local extinction, a confounding factor in TF prescriptions

    Your right guys, its the HOW, not where you are located.
  20. Re: Local absence and local extinction, a confounding factor in TF prescriptions

    squarepeg- Your fourth paragraph hit the nail on the head. Favorable genetics, quality forage, survivors, no artificial feeds,
    and minimal management is basically it for TF.
  21. Re: Local absence and local extinction, a confounding factor in TF prescriptions

    snl - TF is like a queen excluder, when you know how to use the tool it works, when you don't know how to
    use it, it does not work.
  22. Re: Local absence and local extinction, a confounding factor in TF prescriptions

    Snowhitsky-Why is Nebraska and other successful TF apiaries not overrun by scientists?
    THERE IS NO MONEY IN THAT DUDE!!
  23. Re: Local absence and local extinction, a confounding factor in TF prescriptions

    JWChesnut
    1. How many hives do you have?
    2. Are they healthy and happy?
    3. Do you treat your hives?
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    Re: survival of individual colonies

    Stock was from a commercial beek who wintered his bees in Texas. I believe he requeened the
    nucs with Minn. hygienic queens, because when I got them in my first year, they were fiestier, but...
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    Re: survival of individual colonies

    Oldtimer- Thanks for the comments in Post#152. I do want to make a clarification, my bees existed
    in both Wyoming and Wisconsin also, so I would have to disagree with you that my bees survived...
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