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    Re: first complaint

    One of my favorite ways of dealing with people like this is to ask them what eye color did those bees have.
    They will be stunned for a moment and come up with an answer & I say that they couldn't be...
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    Re: Ways to extract honey

    Sure beats slinging a single frame around with a rope like a mad man.
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    Re: Ways to extract honey

    Geeze, you fellas really know how to make a simple thing complicated...

    Use a spoon and scrape the honey & comb down to the foundation.
    Capturing the comb into a strainer on a five gallon bucket...
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    Re: How strong are your hives?

    https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13450160_10209862230381783_2840655649569317635_n.jpg?oh=5ba91b52f70f98192e05cc841eca93ff&oe=57F2BEB7
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    Re: new hive--is this normal

    https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13418802_10209762816096488_1446358166997508850_n.jpg?oh=71685fd1c0eb67449c9ed610b97ab30e&oe=57DB88F3
    Bearding is perfectly normal and a sign of a...
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    Re: Dave from Ct in a quandary

    99% of the time it's Mites
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    Re: Procrastination

    Quoted for posterity.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EA6A7IAQIo0
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    Re: screen bottom board comment

    I am not new & I am going by experience.
    Nobody with any sense would be in there daily.
    I tried screened bottom boards when they first came out and found many faults with them.
    Bees get stuck...
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    Re: screen bottom board comment

    Alcohol wash.
    Why are you worried about disturbing the hive?
    You got to get in there to know what's going on.
    A screened bottom board is not going to give you an accurate representation of the...
  10. Thread: Mites

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    Re: Mites

    Got bees?
    Got mites.
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    Re: screen bottom board comment

    Screened bottoms belong in the trash.
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    Re: What are these critters?

    Parsons' Gold Solution = Snake Oil
  13. Re: bear problem-- can I raise new hive inside a big barn??

    Yup, a hammock is a nice thing to have in the bee yard.
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    Re: Bees and Ley Lines/Electromagnetic Lines

    +1
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    Re: Too many bees

    "3 supers plus a brood box"
    Sounds to me like you need run doubles instead of single brood boxes.
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    Re: Oxalic Vaporizer Burning Frames

    Tinfoil:
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Been pulling honey.
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  18. Re: Do 4 years w/ no treatment officially make TF bees?

    No.
    Not like that it don't.
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    Re: New KY Bee Keepers

    Welcome
  20. Re: Question for those who run upper and lower entrances

    I run reduced lower entrances all year and cut about two inches out of my inner covers to make the upper entrance.
    During robbing season I reduce the lower entrances down to one or two bee widths &...
  21. Re: Need some help with some bees in my house

    Miner bees
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    Re: Hi from Kentucky

    Welcome
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    Re: Ant Prevention Techniques

    I am just a country boy, so I just used overturned tin dog dishes.
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  24. Re: Making a nuc from existing hives. Timing?

    I do this below when I see Drones to mate with:
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    Re: Ventilation on a nuc

    Rear ventilation
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