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    Thanks for the information I will try it.

    Thanks for the information I will try it.
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    Interested in trying bee quick does it work well...

    Interested in trying bee quick does it work well for removing bees from supers?
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    Does anyone have personal experience with using...

    Does anyone have personal experience with using one? Pros and cons?
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    seems like some colonies do well with pierco...

    seems like some colonies do well with pierco others make burr comb mess.Wood frames with pierco seem to be accepted better than the all plastic frame type.Scrape the mess off and put foundation...
  5. Thread: FGMO which One?

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    Thanks things get lost when there are so many...

    Thanks things get lost when there are so many postings to go through looks like STE crystal 70 advised.
  6. I have old dadant 12 frame radial extractor works...

    I have old dadant 12 frame radial extractor works great on shallow and medium frames.I tried deep frames in past but it leaves about half the honey in the frame.Anyone tried putting deep frames in...
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    Did you accidentally lose/roll the queen? A...

    Did you accidentally lose/roll the queen? A queenless colony can be aggressive.Keep eye out for laying worker laying 2-4 eggs in each cell.
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    I have a colony that must have swarmed a around 3...

    I have a colony that must have swarmed a around 3 weeks ago and no signs of replacement queen no eggs no brood.I put a frame of eggs in from another colony yesterday to raise a new queen.I also have...
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    2002 brushy mtn catalog pg 48 has several...

    2002 brushy mtn catalog pg 48 has several bottling tank options stainless or plastic bucket.Also need uncapping knife and uncapping tank a cheap utility sink{~$10 plastic} makes a good uncapping tank
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    Going to need some type of strainer and honey...

    Going to need some type of strainer and honey storage containers 5 gallon bucket with nylon cloth paint strainer with a honey gate works well.Dadant and brushy bee sell small units or make your own...
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    Lowes has propane burgess fogger for $59

    Lowes has propane burgess fogger for $59
  12. Thread: after the swarms

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    That actually is a good idea the 3 hives are only...

    That actually is a good idea the 3 hives are only about a foot from each other in 2 deeps with supers could combine the colonies into two 3deeps and see if this helps them build back up sooner.I have...
  13. Thread: after the swarms

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    Had 3 nice strong colonies that decided to swarm...

    Had 3 nice strong colonies that decided to swarm in the last 2 weeks and were filling the supers nicely.Whats the best thing to do to help them build back up.I probably am going to redistribute...
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    If mineral oil works against the mites then why...

    If mineral oil works against the mites then why wouldn't a canola or some other other plant oil work?Any one had much success with vinegar- acetic acid vaporizer advertised in the bee journals?
  15. Thread: FGMO which One?

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    If I purchase fgmo from steoil company which one...

    If I purchase fgmo from steoil company which one do I pick crystal plus 70,200,or 350 or something else?

    [This message has been edited by cider (edited June 05, 2002).]
  16. Thread: Acetic acid

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    I saw a demonstration on 20% acetic acid...

    I saw a demonstration on 20% acetic acid vaporizer treatment for mites this last weekend several beekeepers in Indiana says it works great for them but hives should be retreated in 3 weeks to hit the...
  17. Thread: Pendant comb

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    If it is black pierco plastic foundation you...

    If it is black pierco plastic foundation you could gently scrape off the burr comb until they draw it outcorrectly.Be careful not to kill bees or queen.Save the wax and honey.If it is duragilt...
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    I am trying something a little different this...

    I am trying something a little different this year.My hives have 2 deeps then a shallow super of comb above this I am placing excluder then more shallow comb supers.I am hoping to give the queen a...
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    I have a large double glass patio door I am...

    I have a large double glass patio door I am planning on making a larger wax melter with sometime hopefully soon.Anyone have plans for something this size or made one this size? Cider
  20. Thread: nails

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    An air compressor crown stapler works great for...

    An air compressor crown stapler works great for nailing frames together if you glue the frames first and let it set a few hours there is minimal wood splitting.I use 1/4" x 1" staples.
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