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    I also left my SBB's open all of the winter and...

    I also left my SBB's open all of the winter and didn't have any problems. I had so many bees this spring that I have had to do a split. I really like using the SBB's. I only put the tray in if I want...
  2. Thread: smoker fuel

    by Bigearl
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    If I am only going to be in a hive for a short...

    If I am only going to be in a hive for a short time, I use newspaper. It works great and gives out a white smoke.
    Earl
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    Look under "Bee Equipment" on E-Bay.

    Look under "Bee Equipment" on E-Bay.
  4. Thread: hives

    by Bigearl
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    Had two, lost one last year. Have three nucs on...

    Had two, lost one last year. Have three nucs on order for spring. The one has made it through the winter so far.


    [This message has been edited by Bigearl (edited February 28, 2003).]
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    A+

    A+
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    Go to gardenweb.com/forums/bees/ They have a...

    Go to gardenweb.com/forums/bees/ They have a gallery and it is easy to post pictures there.
    Earl
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    Thanks Mike, I would not want to distrub the main...

    Thanks Mike, I would not want to distrub the main hive but I will set up my swarm trap close by.
    Earl
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    I have a wild bee hive in my area and I hope to...

    I have a wild bee hive in my area and I hope to get a swarm from it this year. This hive has been there for at least 10 years and is a very strong hive. If I get the swarm can I start them out on...
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    I leave the SBB's open all year and have had good...

    I leave the SBB's open all year and have had good results so far. I check my hive last weekend and had a lot of bees.
    Earl
  10. Thread: Dr. Rodriguez

    by Bigearl
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    Dr. rodriguez is going to be in the US starting...

    Dr. rodriguez is going to be in the US starting June 20th this year. I have been reading all of the posting on this forum and a lot of people should take advantage of this. He will speak at your...
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    E-bay has a four frame motorized extractor up for...

    E-bay has a four frame motorized extractor up for bid. I think that it is at about $300 now, check it out.
    Earl
  12. Thread: Dr. Rodriguez

    by Bigearl
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    Where did you come up with bee girl? That's not...

    Where did you come up with bee girl? That's not me I am Bigearl and not because of my size. I got the name because of my son , his name is also Earl and he began calling me Bigearl when he was little...
  13. Thread: Dr. Rodriguez

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    In June or July of this year my bee club has...

    In June or July of this year my bee club has invited Dr. Rodriguez to give a demo on the uses of FGMO. He has agreed to do this. He does not charge for these demos but does request a donation for his...
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    Like Bill's bees, my bees ate it like candy. I...

    Like Bill's bees, my bees ate it like candy. I started a new hive on it and they became very strong. I went into the winter with a large number of bees. I even took two suppers of honey from it,...
  15. Thread: Glues

    by Bigearl
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    Thanks for the information on the glues. All of...

    Thanks for the information on the glues. All of you long time beekeepers are really helping us newbees.
    What I need to know is what kind if safe caulk can I use on a Miller feeder? Will bathroom...
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    Try a Screen Bottom board. Bigearl

    Try a Screen Bottom board.
    Bigearl
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    It was 68 in Festus yesterday and my bees were...

    It was 68 in Festus yesterday and my bees were flying everywhere. I opened up a hive and the bees were feedng on the honey in the top hive body. There were a lot of bees in the two bodies. I also did...
  18. Thread: Miller feeders

    by Bigearl
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    I used the division feeders in two hives this...

    I used the division feeders in two hives this past year and in one hive a lot of the bees drown and I had to take it out, but in the other one there was no problems. I am building miller feeders this...
  19. Thread: Miller Feeders

    by Bigearl
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    I am going to make Miller type feeders for all of...

    I am going to make Miller type feeders for all of my hives this year, but I don't know what to use besides beeswax to seal the joints. Is there a food grade caulk out there that I can use? What about...
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    Saeed, I just read your forum and I noticed that...

    Saeed, I just read your forum and I noticed that no one had answered you, I would like to say think you for the information. It just goes to show that we are more alike than is let on.
    Earl

    [This...
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    Way to go Dr.Rodriguez.

    Way to go Dr.Rodriguez.
  22. Thread: Dead Bees

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    Yesterday, here in The St. Louis area the temp....

    Yesterday, here in The St. Louis area the temp. was close to 50. I walked out to look at my bees, which were flying, and found a number of dead bees in front of the hive. As I watched the coming and...
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    Thank you all for the information on top bar...

    Thank you all for the information on top bar hives. I have checked each link and have decided that it is going to be my next project.
    Earl
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    Where can I find the plans for a top bar hive?...

    Where can I find the plans for a top bar hive? TIA
    Earl

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    Check Mann Lake

    Check Mann Lake
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