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    Re: Check out my new grass mower

    I've always kept a strong electric fence between the hives and cows or horses since I listened to the advice that they like to rub against the boxes.

    Maybe the advise was wrong. Let us know what...
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    Re: An opportunity

    It's going to be difficult to let your virgin queens out to mate with ferals while keeping all your drones at home.

    Wayne
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    Re: An opportunity

    >http://thequeensbeesproject.wordpres...ee-discovered/

    Yes that article has been linked to here for a couple years now. It seems to prove that a honey bee species seemingly related to Apis...
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    Re: An opportunity

    Your whole project seems to be based on your belief that there are no feral hives in your area simply because you have never seen one. Seems to me that that is the first thing you need to establish....
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    Re: Carniolans=Dark bees

    Yes.

    Wayne
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    Re: The craze over 5- frame nucs

    Have you looked at the method Mike Palmer describes? I've tried it and it works well. You divide a 10 frame box into 2 nucs. On top of that you stack half width supers so as to be able to work the...
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    Re: The craze over 5- frame nucs

    There is, but that was what I found most appealing when I got back into keeping bees. There were all these baby hives that seemed to need a lot of attention while the parent hives could get the peace...
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    Re: The craze over 5- frame nucs

    Nucs are not a "craze" but simply tools that serve many purposes. Many beekeepers beyond newbies use them and they are hardly new and certainly not a "gimmick." R.O.B Manley (once England's largest...
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    Re: Gov agencies protecting our bees

    Never thought for a second that you were posting for any reason other than to make vague, non-specific complaints about our government. Are there any specific programs that you object to? Any...
  10. Re: Free Shipping Rant (Beekeeping Equipment Big Box Stores)

    Trying to follow your logic. If you are a commercial beekeeper, why are you paying any tax on bee equipment?

    And why should they provide free shipping to you? Angel seems to think that is...
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    Re: New to bees

    Kept bees in western Maine for 6 years until I moved here this past spring. As was stated, the key is ventilation. I wanted the moist air flowing out the top vents before it could condense on the...
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    And if you walk into a store to pick up your order in the middle of the week in January and you are the first customer in 4 hours, then the company still saved the shipping cost. A great deal for...
  13. Re: Free Shipping Rant (Beekeeping Equipment Big Box Stores)

    I don't think "free shipping marketing tactics" used by some companies is keeping anyone from starting beekeeping, unless they can't be bothered to take a few minutes to shop around and find the...
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    Re: Agricultural exemption illinois

    Welcome to Beesource.

    Check online with your state's Taxation department if you are looking for exemptions from sales tax. Try your county for information re: property tax exemptions.

    Most...
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    Re: Gov agencies protecting our bees

    I don't know the answer to that , Mark. Oldforte seems to be extremely excited by the work they do, so I guess it's because of their annual honey survey. I see it referred to both here and in bee...
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    Re: Gov agencies protecting our bees

    I have my suspicions and before it gets dumped into the tailgater dustbin where I'll never see it again, perhaps oldforte can explain further.



    oldforte,

    Why would I have any knowledge...
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    Re: Gov agencies protecting our bees

    What specific forms that warn about lying do you object to? If you are applying for a grant of some kind or a government secured load or disaster relief and you feel "free" to lie, I for one, would...
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    Re: Gov agencies protecting our bees

    I believe all of those are programs within the Department of Agriculture.

    What exactly is scaring you?

    Wayne
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    Re: BTU's of honey

    I think there is some (understandable) confusion with the term "calorie." It is used for two actual very different quantities, the "small calorie" being the amount of energy needed to raise 1g water...
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    Re: BTU's of honey

    Back in the 80's, I worked for an Architect that was grandfathered in. I looked into it sometime later in NY and was told they had stopped the practice.

    Wayne
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    Re: BTU's of honey

    Then there are those who do work in engineering but without benefit of a degree or license. An associates degree or some course work in a technical program doesn't really entitle one to call oneself...
  22. Re: Frame top bars popping off, seeking opinions from the group

    I popped top bars in some hives when doing the fall check/prep this year. The frames are all older ones (I date them with a marker when first put into use) and all were in deep boxes. I think these...
  23. Re: California NUC''s, queens and packages vs SE US, is ther a difference?

    Oliverez supplied the packages I got from Mann Lake in Pennsylvania this year. Each package produced one split and about 50# honey ea.

    Wayne
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    Re: Late season Queen Marking attempt

    I'll usually paint an unmarked queen if I intend to keep her. But as others said, at this time of year I probably would wait until next spring but give her this year's color.

    Wayne
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    Re: Late season Queen Marking attempt

    Never marked a queen because I was fascinated, only as a handy tool to spot them easier with my less than 20-20 eyesight, and more importantly, to know if the queen I find in a hive is the queen I...
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