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    Re: CNN Inside Man: Bees 3/5/15

    Seems they think that an actor's screw up should take priority over what possibly could be actual entertainment/information.. CNN sucks today for sure..
  2. Re: Best way to re-wax molded plastic foundation

    It depends upon how much wax you have available to use and if you have a good way to keep it liquified without scorching it.
    From what i've seen the simplest way is to have a vat of hot beeswax and...
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    Re: Pa sales tax execemtion on purchases

    OOPS... My bad.. In that case I like snl's comment better than mine.. :)
    Either way though I'd consult with tax pros.
  4. Thread: Lauretta

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    Re: Lauretta

    Welcome to BeeSource !

    As Honey-4-All suggests, try to get your location changed so that information relative to your actual area can be more focused on your situations. There's lots to learn...
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    Re: Pa sales tax execemtion on purchases

    Anything to do with the word "HOBBY" automatically falls under the taxable department with the IRS.
    However, If you make money from your hives or products from the hives, and claim that income on...
  6. Re: Hives infected with bugs sealed in plastic for 7 years. Do you think they are goo

    Hello and Welcome to BeeSource!

    From the pictures you've posted, I see damage from Wax Moth. Reusing your boxes as long as they are cleaned out propperly will be fine. The frames on the other...
  7. Re: How fast will bees cluster up when cold hits?

    The bees can sense the temperature as it changes and adjust accordingly. They do this all year around, no matter brood, or broodless. Only difference is during broodless times they don't heat the...
  8. Thread: hardware cloth

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    Re: hardware cloth

    I was able to find it at an ACE hardware. Had to drive 45 min to get there though. Next time i'll just buy it online. Easier and probably faster too.
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    Re: Top feeder bee space problem?

    Best solution I have found is to allow your bees full access to all areas under the feeders. If you miss a spot it gives the beetles a place to set up shop. Letting your bees actively patrol all...
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    Re: Looking for advice for starting beeK

    Hello!

    If you have the ability to find a trusted source that is willing to sell/lend you a frame of brood for each of your package hives, it is advisable to do so. By doing that it will not...
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    Re: RIP Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

    LLAP Mr. Nimoy - Your works will stand good for you in this lifetime.. You will be missed by many.
  12. Thread: Essential Oils

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    Re: Essential Oils

    Here's some more information about Essential Oils and the study behind Honey Bee Healthy and wintergreen grease patties..

    http://mysare.sare.org/mySARE/ProjectReport.aspx?do=viewProj&pn=LNE98-105...
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    Re: New Jig for Drilling Sidebars

    Looks neat! You should make a video of it in action and post a link to it... :)
  14. Thread: Essential Oils

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    Re: Essential Oils

    Your bees will start off healthy without the use of essential oils. What your bees are going to need in the beginning is simply a hive, frames to draw wax or if in a top bar, space with top bars,...
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    Re: Organic Based Bee Food

    JSL,
    I can see that "niche market" still. Although there would be a true turn off for the commercial folks that just need lots of bees at a specific time, those out here that are smaller operations...
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    Re: Organic Based Bee Food

    JSL,

    I think you're right about the organic certification at this point. I was just thinking that if a product like this were available that those that are either trying or "claiming" organic...
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    Re: Organic Based Bee Food

    I would think that with the upswing in the "Organic" market that there would be a real need for a certified "Organic" pollen sub. With all the rules and regulations concerning the organic market...
  18. Re: add boxes top or bottom with foundationless frames

    Sorry gww ! Honestly as I ponder the idea in my mind and knowing how bees tend to work the supers as you add each one to the hive with foundation in the frames, It sort of makes good sense to me to...
  19. Re: add boxes top or bottom with foundationless frames

    Pretty good question. One for which i don't have an answer, but would like to hear what some of the others says about it like Michael Bush. He's been doing foundationless Lang equipment for a long...
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    Re: new beek, handling wax in the hive

    There are several theories as to why a Beekeeper should rotate out older comb. It is thought that by removing the oldest comb that you are also removing the accumulated toxins from the hive as well...
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    Re: Terrible Problem /.=)

    I hope that I end up with the same problem in a couple weeks......
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    Re: Foundation Question

    Are those frames already drawn out with wax? If so just pop them into the new hive if you know it was a starve out or something besides AFB or Nosema. If the frames haven't been drawn yet, just...
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    Re: How Long for Drones to Sexually Mature

    I believe i read somewhere that the drones had to be at least 35 days old from egg, and have a couple good fly days in prior to atcually being mature.

    Keep in mind though that your new virgin...
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    Re: 'comando' screened bottom board

    Might want to rethink that part again as well. There are MANY little critters that love to push and poke around. Some of which love to get inside of bee hives. Mice in particular. If the screen...
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    Re: How To Go Fulltime?

    I think maybe the real question may be "How BAD do you want it?"
    Seriously, even while lots of the information above this post is relative to the question you post, the determining factor at some...
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