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    Re: high and low comb on plasticell

    Wax foundation needs to be cross wired to keep it from rippling,bees will eat holes in it if nothing is coming in (in a dearth)
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    Re: What's the fuss about dandelions?

    I remember reading that a town (or country) survived on eating dandelions, that every part of it is eatable. When i was growing up and going barefooted and seen a dandelion, you looked before you...
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    Re: high and low comb on plasticell

    Throw plastic foundation in the fire, replace with wax foundation, problem solved.:lpf:
  4. Re: How long will a queen live in a cage

    Just a thought, i like to put the old queen in a 5 frame nuc if she is still laying a good brood pattern. Then if the new queen doesn't pan out you have a back up, if all goes well i will take brood...
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    Re: What flowers make honey taste bad?

    Fall Bitter weed is the only honey that taste bad to me.
  6. Re: 'A sting to the scrotum is painful but the nose is far worse,' says scientist...

    I've not been stung either of those places:rolleyes:, and take measures not to let it happen.:lpf:.
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    Re: Question. Dead out equipment

    If i follow you right? i would put the comb in the freezer until i use it. It wouldn't hurt to put the deep on the bottom if you have enough bees to guard it? but bees like to move up.
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    Re: what is this?

    First off i would try and find out what made the hive dwindle and die?If the frames are worth saving you can wrap them in a plastic trash bag and put them in the freezer for a couple of days to kill...
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    Re: Yellow wax?

    What Michael said makes sense, i took some(15 new) hives to a new outyard last year in July, they built up fast three of them made me a med. super each of honey and all of them made enough for...
  10. Re: do I really need to use all 8 holes in deep frames (bobby pins)

    Bobby pins work for brood frames if your not going to ever extract from the deeps. I wire mine with the two middle holes only, some beeks use the top and bottom holes on each side bars to make an X...
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    Re: Screened or Solid Bottom

    I keep a top feeder (that i make) with a top entrance on all year long, it also serves as a vent in the winter. I make my sbb boards and i can slide a pan under it with oil or i can slide a board...
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    Re: Screened or Solid Bottom

    I have both, but i like the screen bottom boards for summer i don't have bearding in the hot part of summer with the screen bottoms like i do with the solid bottoms which frees up the work force to...
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    Re: reusing drawn honey frames ....

    I've had bees since 1965 and have never seen roaches in my stored supers, i've had ants get in them. Must of had a gap in the stack where they got in? I store mine in a shed and put a lid on the...
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    Re: reversing boxes

    I like to make splits in mid or late April,(who knows this year? we are about 2 weeks behind?) i have 15 queens ordered, i like to replace my older queens from strong hives with the new queens. I...
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    Re: reversing boxes

    I reverse to give the queen more laying room to build the work force up before the honey flow (from last week of May through June) in my area. Some beeks say the workers will drive the queen down...
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    Re: honey suckle

    I had a Mo. conservation agent look at it and told me it was Japanese honeysuckle. I have a 15 gallon sprayer i use on my 4 wheeler and was told 2-4 D would kill Japanese honeysuckle, i wanted to ask...
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    Re: honey suckle

    awebber96, i bought 18 acres (mostly woods) that has the Japanese honeysuckle and is climbing and killing trees. It's so thick in one area that there could be 50 deer in there and you would never see...
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    Re: Installing packages into dead-outs

    Yes.they like the taste of it, if it's not mixed to strong.
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    Re: Installing packages into dead-outs

    You have probably already done this, but i always clean all the dead bees out of the frames as i can. I then put a cap full of bleach in a gallon of water and spray the inside of the hive and frames...
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    Re: Getting Dead Bees out of Cells

    Myself i just tap them over something solid and they fall out, what doesn't come out i let the bees clean them up.
  21. Re: Lots of Bees but no brood.. what happend?

    Do you have drones already?
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    Re: bees gone plenty of honey

    As long as the temp. stays under 40F i would close the hive up and leave it, but when the temp. starts to warm up i would put frames in the freezer or store with moth crystals until i got my bees or...
  23. Re: Lots of Bees but no brood.. what happend?

    What breed of bees are they? some queens are just late to start laying and with the crazy weather that everyone is having, i don't blame her. If i was sure they are queenless i would combine them and...
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    Re: hello from mid mo

    Welcome Tammy, from another Show me State beekeeper. Where is Morrison Mo.?
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    Re: Yellow vs white wax

    I had some last summer and the honey taste awful, other beekeepers had the same problem and said they made it from Bitter weed? It was a bright yellow color.
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