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  1. Re: Can you really smell the hive just one week in?

    I definitely got the sweet smell the other day also and the girls are bringing in tons of pollen . Could we be smelling the pollen I wouldn't think there is a flow in my area going on now , there is...
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    Re: No ice for bee sting

    Well it ended up not swelling much at all, it is right on the cheek bone maybe that has something to do with the ice elevating the sting , I've heard before that stings over bone hurt more than a...
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    No ice for bee sting

    Got my first sting of the year today right on the cheek !! Went down to the house and got the stinger out without pushing more venom into the site .Thought I would head off any swelling since it...
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    Re: Start of a new year.

    Glock have you had time to figure out what happen to the majority of the loss hives , I know you treated for mites from your other posts , I'd be interested in what you have found , I'm not far from...
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    Re: Bears are on the move

    Grozzie , any griz out there where your at , we fished the Russian river in Alaska one year and saw griz everyday coming down to do there own fishing .
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    Bears are on the move

    Opened the front door around 7 pm tonight and right there off to the side was a nice big black bear ,I got to watch her for quite awhile . She walked up into the field and stood up and I could see...
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    Re: supplements for spring build up

    Glock , I would have thought you would have pollen coming in by now , I know your in a cold area but I'm just east of you .Does open feeding bring in alot of bee's beside your own , any chance of...
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    Re: supplements for spring build up

    I do have some pro health in my sugar bricks ( Lauri's recipe ) Will they at some point soon stop eating the sugar bricks and then it would be better to switch to syrup for overwintered bee's .
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    supplements for spring build up

    I am always thinking I should be helping my bee's with additional nutrition , for spring a pollen sub. like mega-be for brood production . But my bee's are bring in pollen by the basket full , there...
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    Re: Mold on inner cover

    I wrapped with tar paper , 1/2' tuff-R insulating board in top cover and also ratchet strapped , it seemed weird taking the strap off the other day and not putting it back on seemed like I was...
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    Re: Mold on inner cover

    My quilt box is probably a good 3'' hi with six 1'' holes the shavings come up just level with the bottom of 3 holes on both long sides .

    I was trying for a upper entrance and ventilation in one...
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    Mold on inner cover

    My set up for this past winter was a solid bottom board two deeps a candy board and a quilt box then a inner cover and telescoping top cover .The candy board had a 4'' x 4'' area in the front...
  13. Re: Time to change the signature line in the interests of full disclosure

    Moon , sorry to hear of your loss , that's some cold windy country up near Gillette I bet . What do you feel you could do different to help get them through with the weather you have .
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    Re: Painting boxes

    You don't want to paint the inside of your box's , but I prefer to paint the edge but be prepared for the box's to stick together unless you coat them with something , you can paint the edge of your...
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    Re: Box's sticking together

    How about the basic old Ivory soap and that brings me back to pure paraffin canning wax is there any additives in that.
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    Re: Box's sticking together

    Might drive the bee's crazy !!! all that lemon , I don't see how the soap can hurt anything , Rusty said he has been using it and it has done the job .
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    Re: Box's sticking together

    I never liked the move away from oil base paints other than easy clean up , these latex paints just never dry , they stay tacky to the touch and when you think there dry a nice hot day comes along...
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    Re: Box's sticking together

    Sorry for the confusion , I already painted my box's , the tip I heard was to rub paraffin wax over the painted edge after the paint has dried .I was thinking the paraffin will get sticky also in the...
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    Box's sticking together

    I like to paint the edge's of my box's for protection from water and rotting but the latex paints these days never seem to dry . Someone mentioned coating the edge with paraffin wax but won't that...
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    Re: wax melter help

    Is it worth the trouble to save the propolis ,is there a market for it .
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    Re: wax melter help

    I need to look for some bigger pots , the old t-shirt has been cleaning the wax really good but wish I had a strainer since the shirt is a one time deal but at least no cleaning necessary . Thanks...
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    wax melter help

    How do I melt 10 pounds of wax or more at a time , I'm just trying to melt it and get the impurities out , I'm using a presto pot for heating it and pouring but thought I would keep it just for...
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    Re: Four swarms so far this season!

    No one has ever mentioned this before and I haven't read it anywhere but would are own bee yards be a good attraction for other bee's and a good spot for a swarm trap .
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    Re: Four swarms so far this season!

    Charlie are these swarms from your own bee's.
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    When you guys talk about finding sawmills are you using it as ruff cut or planning it down to 3/4 lumber .
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