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    Re: How to clarify honey?

    Our club just had a presentation Monday on this. The presenter said that he likes to use a filter that fits in a 5 gallon bucket. He said you can find that kind sold as a paint strainer at any of...
  2. Re: Resource for knowing nectar flows by region?

    I look at Pollen.com. That gives me a general read for not only my area but the whole country.
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    Re: What's happening here?

    As jwcarlson said, sounds like robbing. What are your plans for your laying worker hive. If they are small I take them 100'+ and dump them in the grass. The first year when I didn't do that they...
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    Re: 4KC--My little jar cell experiment!

    Beepro, what's your objective with the jar? Are you trying to hatch out the queen in an enclosure to remove her later?
  5. Thread: Pesticide kill

    by jbraun
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    Re: Pesticide kill

    Sorry about your losses. Do you have another outyard that you can move your home hives to, or is cotton all around your area?
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    Re: Older Deep Bodies with Metal Foundation

    Thanks Graham for that link. That was pretty expensive for 1922, a box of 10 for deeps for $5.00. Seeing how honey was selling through through Dadant for $.14 a pound it would take some time to pay...
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    Older Deep Bodies with Metal Foundation

    I just got a hive from old neighbor friends. It's a double deep with aluminum foundation. They live in almond country so I'm sure that it came from a commercial guy. It has a migratory top and the...
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    Re: Where to buy drawn comb?

    I'm not sure exactly where but I seem to recall drawn comb advertised as the almonds were over this spring.
  9. Re: How does one selectively "exterminate" mean guard bees with soapy water?

    I got advice from Michael Bush last year about this. He suggested splitting the hive, if it was really strong even 3 or 4 splits. Then requeening each split with new queens, definitely get the old...
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    Re: Eating or making honey?

    If you are seeing bee butts now they are probably putting away nectar to dehydrate down into honey. How much of those frames are capped? When the frames are 80%-90% filled you can extract. Don't put...
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    Re: using rough sawn lumber

    Well, open mouth insert foot. Sorry I gave information without much actual knowledge on my part. gww gave much more precise info and you would do well to use his info over mine. So what Radar said...
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    Re: using rough sawn lumber

    Brad, The moisture content of lumber is how you check for it being ready. Lumber is perfect at 7%. You can pick up a moisture meter on ebay for $20 or less and then you will know for sure.
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    Re: Queen marking colors

    I've only been at this since 2012. That may seem doable now but in a few years every thing will probably get moved around enough to render you system inoperable. I agree with BeekeepingIGood. Your...
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    Re: Hive Not Opened for 10 Years!

    Most of my hives take care of ants pretty well. I have a swarm that I got about 2 months ago that the ants are inbetween the inner and outer cover. They only have about 5 frames filled out now. ...
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    Re: Looking for some assistance or guidance.

    Welcome, Congrats on your cut out. Go to mostatebeekeepers.org to get a list of the local clubs. It looks like you got good advise on putting the frames into a hive. If you have most of one box full...
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    Re: 1st cut out went well

    Sounds like all in all you had a good time. Good that you husband was able to help you without freaking out.
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    Re: Ants: Cinnamon and Mineral Oil

    I had ants in the house a few months ago. I put out diatomacious earth and within 3 days they were gone and haven't returned. I would use it surrounding the hives on the ground. Water renders it...
  18. Thread: Red Cedar Flow

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    Re: Red Cedar Flow

    Honeydew is the sweet sap/nectar that plants exude to attract insects. Also aphids exude it as a reward for ants that way they get moved around to fresh plants. Think of it as get along little doggy.
  19. Re: How much labour for beekeeping in the tropics?

    Sounds like a salesman.

    You need to do weekly inspections at the least. Then adding honey supers when your colonies are at the size you need them. I'm in a temperate climate and the bees hibernate...
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    Re: Initial Supplies

    Start out with foundation the first year. Next year you can add in foundationless alternating F FL F FL F FL F FL. I add in foundationless this way, otherwise they draw comb where ever THEY want. ...
  21. Re: Very Very New and Need LOTS of Guidance and Support (Buyer beware LOL)

    Welcome alwcm4, This is a good place to start to pick up the jargon of bee speak. Columbia has a bee club and that may also be a good place to find a mentor. It's Boone County Bee keepers. They have...
  22. Re: Very Very New and Need LOTS of Guidance and Support (Buyer beware LOL)

    Welcome alwcm4, This is a good place to start to pick up the jargon of bee speak. Columbia has a bee club and that may also be a good place to find a mentor. It's Boone County Bee keepers. They have...
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    Re: Anyone know what tree this is?

    That looks a lot like GoldenRain or Koelreuteria Paniculata. Sunset Western Garden Book list it as OK to grow in you climate zone. Seeings as it was planted by your city or the people who maintain...
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    Re: Do Bees have some form of radar ???

    I think that bees are very inquisitive in general and especially when they are looking for a new home.
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    Re: somthing for newbs. robbing

    I'm in mid Missouri and according to last year the dearth hit the first week in July here. I have 2 small splits and one small swarm that I just put robbing screens on yesterday. Something I read...
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