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  1. Thread: Smoker Fuel

    by diablod3
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    Re: Smoker Fuel

    ive tried the brushy mount. fuel and cant seem to keep it lit, i only have two hives so it doesn't get used a great deal. am i doing something wrong or is it just that i don't use it enough while in...
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    Re: Container to carry smoker

    my smoker came with a cork that I use to plug the spout with, puts the fire out in a few minutes.
  3. Re: should bees be pre-medicated when purchased?

    do you sell bees? i prefer russian and the only supplier i was able to locate within driving distance to okemah was in noble.
  4. Re: should bees be pre-medicated when purchased?

    well the hive was severely diminished to the point that they did not recover. the bees acted drunk when walking around and they left trails of defecate everywhere that they walked. which of all the...
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    Re: Terramycin or not

    i did some looking around and found that duramycin-10 is being sold and used as a preventive measure against foul brood. ive only found one supplier selling it though. and i agree terramycin seems to...
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    Re: Terramycin or not

    i don't really care if duramycin is "approved" or not, i have two hives and i can find it local and for about $4 a bag. If it works then i would go that route, specially since i buy it for my...
  7. Thread: Shb ??

    by diablod3
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    Re: Shb ??

    @ sunnybee i bought my hive parts, grease would probably work but you will have a hard time keeping it in place, ive known wild bees to carry off grease from oil rigs, no clue why or if...
  8. Thread: hive beetles

    by diablod3
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    Re: hive beetles

    went back and read again, it says that the larva leave the hive when they are ready to pupate which they do in the soil, they then return to the hive to lay eggs,etc. my various sources don't specify...
  9. Thread: hive beetles

    by diablod3
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    Re: hive beetles

    lol, no i don't work for the gov. just what i have read before i started beekeeping. granted i only started last year. I have never seen anything about the beetles flying, that's good to know.
  10. anyone used the ross round comb section supers sold by brushy mountain?

    here is a link if you don't know what im talking about.

    http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/Comp10-Frm-Ross-RndSuper-w_NO-Foundation/productinfo/151/

    these force the bees to make comb honey...
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    Re: Wax foundation mould press

    "But the wax would stick to the two plates and rip and tear. I tried teflon spray, PAM baking spray."
    you can buy a waterproofing spray for use on clothing,etc. it may possible help with the...
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    Re: Wax foundation mould press

    buushymountainbeefarm.com sells a foundation mold for 325.00 usd it is a silicon mold that is cooled by dipping in a tub or sink of water.
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    Re: 12 volt hive heaters

    you may try the ceramic heat bulbs that are used for reptiles, i don't think they give off light just heat. not sure how long they last or the amount of heat output. but they will probably outlast a...
  14. should bees be pre-medicated when purchased?

    I bought my first colonies last spring (last week of april) should they have been treated for nosema by the supplier? I didn't purchase any medications my first year and lost one of my colonies. I am...
  15. Thread: Shb ??

    by diablod3
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    Re: Shb ??

    if you have legs on your hive stands instead of using cinder blocks, put each leg in a coffee can and put oil in the can. as i understand the hive beetles lay their eggs in the soil, the oil drowns...
  16. Thread: SHB is here

    by diablod3
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    Re: SHB is here

    it is my understanding that shb lay their eggs in the soil, the larva then make their way to the hive to live. if you build a hive stand that has legs instead of cinder blocks you can place each leg...
  17. Thread: hive beetles

    by diablod3
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    Re: hive beetles

    from my research i have come to understand that small hive beetles lay their eggs in the soil, the larva then make their way to the hive to live. as such you can limit the beetle numbers, assuming...
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    Re: Terramycin or not

    I buy duramycin-10 for use with my baby chickens. it is a tetracycline hydrochloride soluble powder, anyone know if this would work in a manner similar to terramycin? terramycin was once used to...
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