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  1. Hey Michael - Can you point me to one of the...

    Hey Michael -

    Can you point me to one of the numerous posts where you describle the cutdown split (in fact I think there was one you had made that outlined several types of splits)

    thanks!
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    Hi Danny, Putting your division-board feeder...

    Hi Danny,

    Putting your division-board feeder in the top deep will work just fine for the bees, and even better for you, especially when you need to refill it smile.gif - On the few division...
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    Michael - where does one gets the frames with...

    Michael -

    where does one gets the frames with the "angled" top bar? - deeps, etc?

    thanks
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    Hi George, I got some sundance style traps...

    Hi George,

    I got some sundance style traps from Charles Andros up in new hampshire a few years ago. They are basically like a sundance trap, but they do not have the inner thin plywood cover on...
  5. Thread: Black Bees

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    Hey Y'all, Have a look at this critter - she...

    Hey Y'all,

    Have a look at this critter - she is one from a supposed russian queen I have:

    http://lod.com/pics/black_bee2.jpg

    And Michael - Thanks for the tip on using the boiled linseed oil...
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    I've had many instances of robbing occur with...

    I've had many instances of robbing occur with boardman feeders - I dont use them at all anymore.

    For good floats you can go to any arts/crafts store and get small wooden cubes - like 1/2" square -...
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    Miki, I leave my FGMO/Thymol mixture in the...

    Miki,

    I leave my FGMO/Thymol mixture in the plastic fogger bottle all season. It will not "go bad" ever. What could happen is that if the FGMO/Thymol mix is allowed to get cold (below 30's (F) or...
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    To stop the ants dead in their tracks you can...

    To stop the ants dead in their tracks you can simply place the affected hive on a small stand.
    I made several of these small stands from scrap 2x4's. I make them about 1/2 foot tall with 4 legs....
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    >Sorry - no they are not my hives. I assume you...

    >Sorry - no they are not my hives. I assume you are talking about those just north of the factory outlets on the west side of I-25. I live just over the hill from them, but I have never been able to...
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    Hey Castlebee - Are you the owner of the big...

    Hey Castlebee -

    Are you the owner of the big cluster of hives I used to see right off I-25 Just as you start to get into castle rock?

    I used to live in Larkspur and used to see that nice, big...
  11. Thread: swarm lure

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    > Todd - how are you killing your queen? Are you...

    > Todd - how are you killing your queen? Are you killing her first then dropping her in alcohol, or just live into the alcohol to kill her?

    I have been simply dropping my queens into the alcohol...
  12. Thread: swarm lure

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    Ducky, Most of the big bee supply houses sell...

    Ducky,

    Most of the big bee supply houses sell pheromone swarm lures.

    http://www.beeequipment.com/products.asp?srch=swarm+lure&t=a

    Some folks simply use lemongrass oil.

    Others save thier...
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    Hi Findley, The house bees will take care of...

    Hi Findley,

    The house bees will take care of the eggs and brood in the comb that fell to the bottom.

    -happy bee-ing!
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    Here are the concentrations and comments from the...

    Here are the concentrations and comments from the notes on using OA in a burgess fogger.


    --start note---

    7.5gm oxalic acid crystals
    100 ml warm water.

    Use warm water, and stir or agitate...
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    Hey guys, This spring I built myself a...

    Hey guys,

    This spring I built myself a straight sided TBH - I basically have it designed so the front 1/3 takes standard deep frames, and then the back half has the the top-bars that I have...
  16. Thread: Thymol

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    > I have read the directions for the fogger and...

    > I have read the directions for the fogger and still don't get it. You have to dilute it first and mix it again?


    Hi Henry,

    I am by no means the expert on FGMO & Thymol, More like a...
  17. Thread: field bee

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    Michael, Do you heat the woodware or the oil...

    Michael,

    Do you heat the woodware or the oil or just paint it on at room temp?

    tnx
  18. Thread: field bee

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    Hi Chocho, You can go to any of your larger...

    Hi Chocho,

    You can go to any of your larger stores that sell house paint. Here in the USA I go to "wal-mart" or "home-depot". Go find the "paint guy" there and ask him where they keep the...
  19. Thread: Syrup Mold

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    Hi All, I've used both lemon juice (1 TBS, to...

    Hi All,

    I've used both lemon juice (1 TBS, to 1 Gal Syrup), which is also said to help prevent the bee-stored "honey" made from sugar syrup from crystalizing in the comb, and vinegar (I used white...
  20. Thread: Thymol

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    Hi Apk, I did some google searching after I...

    Hi Apk,

    I did some google searching after I read about that gentlemans (franko frame guy) comments about the chalkbrood. And found quite a few other references to thymol being used to combat...
  21. Thread: Thymol

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    Logger - Thanks for the URL to the thymol...

    Logger -

    Thanks for the URL to the thymol anti-fungal/anti-spoil. If one pokes around and follows some of the links on that page, one will eventually come across a page that describes the "franko...
  22. Thread: Thymol

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    > How much thymol to how much FGMO?? Hi Bruce,...

    > How much thymol to how much FGMO??

    Hi Bruce,

    Dr R's detailed instructions (which include his recommended quantities) can be found at:

    http://www.beesource.com/pov/rodriguez/abjmar2004.htm...
  23. Thread: Thymol

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    Henna, thank you kindly for providing the data...

    Henna,

    thank you kindly for providing the data on your crystals - Like I said in an earlier post. I have been using your thymol for the past couple years in FGMO mixtures, and I have also done...
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    Follow up for those who have wrote asking for the...

    Follow up for those who have wrote asking for the notes.

    I have contacted my beekeeper friend, and he is going to dig them up and get a copy back to me.

    I'll post a summary once I get it.

    -t
  25. Thread: Thymol

    by stonybrook
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    > a point to specify "pure quality" Thymol. Now...

    > a point to specify "pure quality" Thymol. Now HennaJoy posted that she has some Thymol for sale. Immediately, Dr.P posts, to beware of the quality (you only get what you pay for). Almost as if he...
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