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    Sticky: Re: diy oxalic acid vaporizer

    Denniston some will tell you the threaded part will rob all your heat but that threaded part is not much bigger than two 1/2" nuts so it cant rob hardly anything.Some will also tell you that you dont...
  2. Thread: Veil types?

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    Re: Veil types?

    I have been using a vail with helmet for the last 35 years and bought an alexander vail a few weeks ago to have an extra.I didnt like it.Even with a ball cap on it flops around.The helmet I had made...
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    Re: New Composite Langstroth

    Pretty but way too unaffordable!
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    Re: Was this a queen cell?

    Ruthiesbees a queen could of came from the same batch of eggs there.Remember the queen emerges at 16 days and the workers emerge at 21 days.
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    Re: Was this a queen cell?

    Yep it looks like he has a brand new queen running around in there somewhere.
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    Re: I can't decide on what extractor to buy ?

    I second the motor! on anything you get.Hand cranking makes a day really really long! Been there!
  7. Thread: Scrap wood

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    Re: Scrap wood

    I knew a man who had around 500 boxes and frames he had made up from scrap wood.There was an old oil storage pond they stored oil in back in the 30' and 40's and the oil had dried up and deteriorated...
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    Re: Location, Location, Location

    I live on a lake and have had a lot tell me that my bees should produce a lot here at my house but they dont.When you look I have 900 acres of water but there are no flowers growing out on open...
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    Re: Using plywood to make things

    I will be building a bunch of nucs and swarm boxes from some sturdifloor 3/4" plywood this year.I was given a stack of it.Probably 40 sheets or so.Its been outside now about 4 years but its still...
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    Re: What size for a swarm trap ?

    I like the 10 frame deeps.All my old unuseable boxes are turned into swarm boxes.I like to hang them up and leave them.If I catch a swarm.I just remove the frames and put in another deep and move...
  11. Re: Bees attracted to hot tub and drowning by the hundreds :(

    If you want attract your bees to a different water source why not just add a little bit of honey to your watering setup.That would surely attract them.
  12. Thread: Hive swarmed

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    Re: Hive swarmed

    I have noticed some scouts checking out some boxes here at my house the last couple days.
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    Re: Bradford pear trees

    Yep Burns! They planted those nasty things all around the court house square here and I dont like them!
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    Re: Bradford pear trees

    Bees flog the ones we have in my area.
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    Re: Messing with bees at night

    If you get some you can try the red light at night and see what happens.
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    Re: Coates Nuc question

    AC fir plywood if you can get it will last for years and years even without paint.I used to make all my tops and bottom boards with it and I have some that are 30 years old.One still without...
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    Re: Messing with bees at night

    "I have a head lamp that puts out a red light but can't see much with it."
    I was watching Discovery Channel several years ago about Africanized bees.They were with some beekeepers in South America...
  18. Re: Bacillus thuringiensis (Certan, Xentari) Safety

    I see Colorado State University say both the aizawi and the kurstaki kill Lepidoptera larvae.I used some Btk once and it killed wax worms also so I guess that why.
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    Re: Swarm traps and drawen comb

    The Bt you get in the garden and feed stores is usually the kurstaki strain.The aizawai strain is the strain recommended.I have used the kurstaki strain before and found it did kill wax worms also.I...
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    Re: looking for direction bees come from.

    My brother is a doctor in Springfield and he just said they hit 75 there today.Take that old comb and glue it up right in your bait hives.Even small pieces will help.
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    Re: looking for direction bees come from.

    I used to move to another open location that was open to try it again.You can start one line and then move to the left or right and start another one.Where both lines cross the bees will be.There is...
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    Re: looking for direction bees come from.

    By the way if you go looking for a transit compass the real name for them is a Lensatic Compass.I have used the expensive ones and the cheap ones and they both work just as good.
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    Re: looking for direction bees come from.

    gww to start with how did yall get some 70 degree weather up there today.I am in south Arkansas and only about 15 miles above the Louisiana line and the highest we could only get was around 59...
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    Re: looking for direction bees come from.

    I used to get all my bees by beelineing to trees.Dont wait till you have lots of bees coming in.You only need just a few because when you have lots of them it gets real hard to tell them apart when...
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    Re: storing frames

    It is not going to hurt anything if you want to spray yearly,or every two,three or four years as its non toxic to humans.But it will surely take care of wax worms if you ever get them.
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