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    Re: Help finding a bee outyard

    Sqkcrk what I guess I should have said, to let the landowner know your going to be on his property more often than a few times a year. I have a farmer that asked me to put bees on his property, he...
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    Re: Help finding a bee outyard

    Couple of other things to ask once you find someplace you like. Can you get access to them once a week, do they do controlled burns, and any pesticides used. I usually offer free honey for their...
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    OAV with a heat gun

    Has anyone made their own using a heat gun? Just looking for something faster without spending in the thousands. I currently use 3 vaporizers at a time but its still time consuming if you have very...
  4. Thread: Trivia Night

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    Re: Trivia Night

    How many times is the word honey mentioned in the Bible?
    A. 23
    B. 37
    C. 61
    D. 78

    answer C. 61 reference is NIV bible
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    Re: storing G1S 12"x1" boards

    I've used cracked cypress boards before. What I do, where they are split I pull them apart, glue and clamp together. I use titebond III.
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    Re: Sideliner feeder question

    Yes I use bleach now and yes that does help some. But still after 3 or 4 weeks I start getting that black algae in my jars. I make the syrup fresh every week. If the algae doesn't bother the bees...
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    Sideliner feeder question

    I use migratory covers with hole in the top and use half gallon glass bottles to feed sugar syrup. After about 3-4 weeks I start getting a lot of algae in the jars. You people with out yards that are...
  8. Thread: Woods burn off

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    Re: Woods burn off

    He has a whole crew of neighbors that all get together. I'm going to be the new guy on the crew this year. He has been doing this for many years. In Georgia you have to have a burn permit from the...
  9. Thread: Woods burn off

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    Re: Woods burn off

    Really not sure why they do it. I think it's a controlled burn so it doesn't end up burning down all the trees by never letting too much accumulate on the ground. I think this farmer also likes the...
  10. Thread: Woods burn off

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    Re: Woods burn off

    Sorry everyone that I haven't replied sooner. I've decided to move my hives. It is planted pine, this is my first year at this location, I found out after I moved them there that he burns off about...
  11. Thread: Woods burn off

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    Woods burn off

    Was informed today by land owner that he is going to burn the undergrowth off this year. He said he would harrow around my hives for me. This yard is situated on the edge of a power lines right of...
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    Re: Bottled Royal Jelly and Honey

    ORDY28 you were right about the AG expo.
    sqkcrk the honey did not look cloudy it was about a medium amber. He probably had 20 jars of it he was selling. That's over 40oz of Royal Jelly
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    Bottled Royal Jelly and Honey

    I was at an Ag Expo on Tuesday and was looking at a vendors honey. He had a 16oz bottled Royal Jelly and Honey. He said there was 13% Royal Jelly and he was selling it for $20. That's over 2oz of...
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    Re: BT and Queen hatching

    Thanks for the help everyone. I guess BT doesn't bother Bees at all then?
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    BT and Queen hatching

    Sorry the title is a little misleading. I have two questions. How long does BT last? I had my bees clean up the frames and then sprayed them down with BT. Will I have to treat them again before Feb...
  16. Thread: Ecuador

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    Ecuador

    Going to Ecuador in Feb, does anyone have experience with beekeeping there? Any info would be helpful.
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    Re: Bull Ants!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I used Talstar never have a problem with ants, works on all kinds of ants. It's a granule that I spread around my hive stands. Lasts for a couple of months per application. Doesn't bother my bees.
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    Old Sugar Syrup

    I made up some sugar syrup about a month ago. Has a little bit of the black squiggles in it. Does old syrup go bad to the point that i shouldn't use it?
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    Western NY free bee, help

    My Mom, 90 years old, lives in Salamanca N.Y. She tells me she has a large amount of bees living in the siding of her house. If anyone can help, let me know. She would like them out now but I told...
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    Re: OAV measure by copper cap

    So how many grams per hive?
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    Re: Installing Queen cells

    RayMarler, that's pretty much my plan also, except I was going to try one more time adding a queen cell to the Nucs that didn't have a laying queen. Do you think its better to just recombine them?
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    Installing Queen cells

    Made some splits using queen cells. Made my splits left them queenless two days, installed queen cells, the next day they were supposed to hatch. When can I go in to check them? How long should I...
  23. Thread: from the U.P

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    Re: from the U.P

    I used to be a yooper. Spent a year in the Air Force at K.I. Sawyer then got out so I could stay there. The mines closed down shortly after that and there was no work. Had to move. Married a lady...
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    Installing Queen cells

    I'm doing my splits on Wednesday and picking up queen cells and installing them on Thursday. They are supposed to hatch on Saturday. I would normally install them Friday but I have to work late....
  25. Thread: Hive spacing

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    Re: Hive spacing

    I'm not really worried about the drifting per se it's the drifting with Mites and diseases like AFB is my concern would it be healthier or more beneficial to have spacing
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