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    Re: Summers goldenrod is good this year

    it is starting down around Princton I was through that area this week.
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    Re: need help in Champaign/ urbanna IL

    this has been taken care of mods plese delete.
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    need help in Champaign/ urbanna IL

    I got a call for a hive removal in Champaign/Urbanna and right now I don't have time to go that far. If anyone is interested in this PM me for info.
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    Re: Holy re-blooming clover batman

    right our GR are starting to get buds just about 35 min S of me I saw them in bloom already. So we are close, I'm afraid it will put them over the edge on swarming. NEVER DREAMED that I...
  5. Re: A few hard learned lessons to pass to the new beeks

    had me at the edge of my seat, if you don't write for a living, you should.
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    Re: Holy re-blooming clover batman

    I thought I had plenty for the yr, Had 2 colonies coming out of winter and I'm up to 10 now. All but one are in at least double brood boxes now and 4 of them are packing supers away. We have...
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    Holy re-blooming clover batman

    Clover has re-bloomed, Supers are full but not capped brood is being back filled fast and drones are being capped left and right..... and I'm out of boxes with limited funds to buy/build some more...
  8. Re: 3 deep box hive 2 full of capped honey

    my homemade extractor wont fit deeps so what I would do is scratch the honey open in the top box and place it on a new bottom board right next to the hive on the same stand. place brood above it and...
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    Re: Ticks, Lime, and Bees

    I have had over 100 ticks on me this yr, and they were all crawling not a single one imbedded and it's been that way every since I started eating garlic on pretty much a daily basis.
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    Re: The myth of Retinue

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  11. Re: Is this just me or something everyone else knows and I am just figuring it out?

    I have a little more trouble They raise them and they hatch just fine, but they don't return. In april and may it's 90+ % return, June stays around 80 by july it's 50/50 at best. At least for...
  12. Re: Uh Boy... Moved the Hive Fifty Feet; Thinking of Moving It Back

    they will either find their own or beg their way into another one, or die either way, you lost more than 100 bees yesterday from natural death so I wouldn't worry about it.
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    Re: Best TF quote ever lol

    fair enough, but I still love how you applied it.
  14. Re: Anyone have better, more detailed plans for the Miller Type feeder?

    easiest feeder I ever used was a flat plywood cover with a hole of set toward the back to fit a mason jar I don't even cover with an empty box can look out and see the level of ever hive at a glance ...
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    Best TF quote ever lol

    Having an area of the hive that is the only part there when chemicals are applied is a nice idea, but it's a lot like a no-peeing section in a swimming pool.-Michael Bush
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    Re: Bees Hate men?

    it's the cannon test. Wanna know if you have aggressive bees, Have someone use a black camera to film , if they spend more time bouncing off the camera that someone is holding than the person...
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    Re: How best to search this forum?

    I just go to Google type in the question or phrase I'm looking for and then include the word bee source
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    Re: Removing bees from honey supers

    Leaf blowers been around since the 50s
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    Re: 9 frames in an 8 frame box?

    don't do it, once fully drawn, you will have a very hard time getting them out because once that 9th frame is in there is no longer bee space on the edges, so yes good chance of rolling alot of bees...
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    Re: Start with one or two hives?

    lol I take stings purposely for my back
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    Re: Start with one or two hives?

    The ONLY advantage I can think of starting with one is after you get your first sting you are like nope, heck no, aint doing this anymore and sell your hive .50 on the dollar for what you put into...
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    Re: Removing bees from honey supers

    Fume board and bee quick waited about 5 min and pulled 2 supers and took inside maybe 4 bees in my house and I think a couple rode in on my jacket easy peas lemon breasy
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    Re: drone comb troubles

    riddle me confused??? If you are running foundationless, I can guarentee they have drawn drone comb. Why not just cull it ?
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    Re: Less small hive beetles this year?

    since they pupate in the soil, maybe it's all the rain this spring and summer and they drowned?
  25. Re: 100% of my splits requeened themselves!

    Mt camp is just dry sugar, poured over newspaper on the top bars with a shim and a lid. I prefer the blocks because any un eaten sugar come spring is more easily removed. concept is totally the...
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