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  1. Thread: Oxalic Acid

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    Re: Oxalic Acid

    I order mine from Amazon. For about ten bucks you have enough to treat 400 hives.

    http://outyard.weebly.com/treatments.html
  2. Re: Planting 1 1/2 acres of Yellow Sweet clover. Cost approx 150.00. Is it worth it

    I have about six acres to plant in the spring, as well as several low lying areas.. the six acre piece will cost a little over $1000.00 just for the seed.. Alfalfa, Hubam, Sainfoin, etc, etc.. It...
  3. Re: To re-queen in the fall or not to re-queen…that is the question.

    I sort of requeen in the fall.. I raise queens, put them in nucs, make sure they are doing well before combining to a hive that had an older queen..
    Older queen.. I replaced two queens this...
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    Re: Funny looking Queen

    I would and will snuff the inspector if he thinks to snuff a hive that does not have AFB.. I would re queen a hive suspected of AHB, but snuff... no. I also live in the country, so no one but me...
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    Re: g) How do you install a package?

    Some good replies, and I will say Don has a good vid of it, make sure to check it out!
    I will also say.. Of all the methods described, I have not seen a "wrong" way to do it.. Like most...
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    Re: Hive management help

    I did happen to find what I think was a uncapped swarm cell on the bottom of one of the frames in the bottom box.

    Was there a larvae in it? With no larvae it is a queen cup, and most hives will...
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    Re: trapout with no brood?

    I know what your talking about but have never attempted that style of trapout.
    However, in ANY trapout, the keys to success are converting the bees from one home to another. The longer they are...
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    Re: giving brood to a new package?

    I LIKE to give a package a frame of brood as well as a drawn or partially drawn comb for the queen to lay in while they begin construction.
    Brood will help Anchor them, meaning they will be a...
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    Re: Best way to trim down wax

    What Vance said works splendidly.. if you don't have access to a hot knife, you can use a filet knife. Heat it up in scalding water and follow the frame.
    Any place you mess up the bees WILL fix...
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    Re: Thought I was Treatment Free

    I use foundation-less as well, and try to rotate out my foundation on a three to four year schedual.. but I live in farm country so the dangers are more prevalent.
    sd I understand it, there is NO...
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    Re: trapout with no brood?

    Depends on how many bees are in the tree.
    No eggs in your current hive anywhere? Anyone else you know that might have some?
    Only option left might be used comb and some lemongrass oil to get...
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    Re: Quick Question on Building Hive Bodies.

    I'll have to agree with Cleo;
    I use simple butt joints on my own boxes, and rabbit joints on the ones I sell, only because people dont like simple, even if it is perfectly functional.
    The...
  13. Thread: Home made frames

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    Re: Home made frames

    Well said psfred.
    It DOES take time and a bit of thinking. It isn't for everyone.. however, if you need a lot of frames, AND you have time, theres really no excuse not to figure out how YOU can do...
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    Re: Pollination of soybeans

    My fields had beens in them twice since the hives were set.. I spent considerable time checking to see if the bees WERE in the beans.. Then i spent time watching the bees to see where they were...
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    Re: Swarm Trap: how empty should it be?

    I use 8 frame boxes and I fill them with foundation-less frames that are empty.. Wax moths WILL destroy any drawn comb within about two weeks if it isnt guarded by bees in this area.
    I use...
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    Re: Open feeding versus frame feeders?

    I open feed.. They are capable of coming to get what they need or want.. I/m cheap, so buying frame feeders or other type of feedrs isnt cost effective when I have plenty of scrap wood available.. ...
  17. Thread: foundationless

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    Re: foundationless

    make my own frames and use a triangulr point by cutting the top bar to 45 degrees..

    http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/KnitePrince/DSCN0248.jpg

    Granted, I use only Mediums, but i dont...
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    Re: Best way to transition to mediums from deeps

    I started with deeps, and now run MOSTLY mediums.. mostly, because I swap them out each spring.. I put mediums on top, so in spring when the bees are IN the top I can pull the deeps, and add...
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    Re: Lots of dead bees AGAIN this winter

    I wont disagree.. I have had problems with.. not so much Italians, as bees I have purchased from down south.. texas, southern Cal, etc.. Tennessee, Georgia etc bees seem to do better, but still not...
  20. Re: Why the end bars on frames are built like that?

    the design is meant to maintain the correct space, and as mentioned, the bottoms open up so they dont get glued together all the way down.. I tried leaving them straight, and it worked OK for a...
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    Re: Best material for long lasting hive

    Best material for hive bodies??
    Galvanized steel!!!!

    http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/KnitePrince/DSCN0051.jpg

    No, just kidding!!

    Lot of good advice above, not much to add to...
  22. Thread: foundationless

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    Re: foundationless

    I use all foundation-less mediums, and it looks like your pic is of a medium frame so you should be good!!!

    http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/KnitePrince/009.jpg


    I used to "paint" my...
  23. Thread: Bee Hive Color

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    Re: Bee Hive Color

    I thought the same way first time I painted, then I realized that the paint got chipped prying the boxes apart, stapling insulation or wrap, or screwing on robber screens or installing mouse guards...
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    Re: who still builds frames ?

    from Scratch....

    http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/KnitePrince/015.jpg

    All mediums and foundation-less.. if you wanted foundation it would simply require the top bar be left flat, and...
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    Re: planting for bees, and the deer

    Thats the ticket right there.. Lots of clover and flowers planted, one or MAYBE two deer taken from those plots and you wont see another one for a while.. Many states issue permits to take...
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