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    Beer kills varroa

    http://www.techtimes.com/articles/99549/20151027/beer-could-save-the-disappearing-population-of-bees.htm

    supposedly Hops kills varroa
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    best suit for constant use.

    I haven't had real good luck finding a suit that the zippers don't give out . or that is comfortable for wearing for a long time in the hot sun. What suits have you found that are durable and...
  3. Re: Any tips or tricks for wearing cheater glasses under your veil ?

    A lot of auto part stores have safety glasses that are clear above with a Cheater bifocal on the bottom. they are fairly cheap +or - $20 I used to use them before I got prescription glasses add a...
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    Re: Any beekeepers from New Mexico?

    there are several on here . I am sure they will chime in directly. I used to live in Albuquerque .
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    Re: extractor size and manufacturer

    another vote for maxant from me
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    Re: Raising bees and Raising a Family

    I have some thoughts they may or may not apply. First I work with a lot of guys from Oregon I know that depending on what other skills you have jobs might be slim in some parts of Oregon. I will be...
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    Re: Raising bees and Raising a Family

    There is a lot of wisdom in that sentence.
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    Re: Oh Those Russian Bees

    Thanks for the information. My bees are about 4 hours drive time straight north of you. most likely similar conditions .I brought in some Russians this year . my experience has been favorable. I...
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    Re: How long will syrup stay good

    I bet you will be fine . a few weeks ago I fed them some that was left over from spring . I always have leftovers that I don't feed for a week or two. mold is the main thing to worry about. thicker...
  10. Re: parafin gum rosin vs microcrystaline treating woodenware?

    Say Bee Herder .How do you plan to set up the 55 gallon drum for dipping? I have access to drums at work and have been kicking around that idea as well.
  11. Thread: Insurance?

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    Re: Insurance?

    I don't have it in front of me . but there have been some ads in ABJ lately
    for insurance companies that cover beekeepers.
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    Swarm in a Caterpillar

    At work today we came across a machine that had a swarm take up residence in it .
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    the first picture is the machine. the second is a close up of the engine if you look just above...
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    Re: Queens from Canada (Buckfast)

    the only place in Canada I am aware of that currently sells buckfast queens and ships to the States is Ferguson
    http://fergusonapiaries.on.ca/queens-buckfast-stock/shipping-and-pricing
  14. Thread: Hauling bees

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    Re: Hauling bees

    My first thought was that if you were hauling bees with a smaller rig than a Semi you may not interest a lot of potential customers that wouldn't want to split larger loads. That being said I have...
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    Re: Make 15 year old help with sideline business?

    When I was that age on the farm my dad would tell me we have 2 things that need to be done for instance fixing the fence and weeding the potatoes. If you want you can do one and I will do the other...
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    Re: Western Bee - 50 years in business

    I have ordered from you in the past and plan to again soon . I have always had excellent service . Thanks.
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    Re: Howdy from the SW Desert

    Welcome , I have a place down in Cochise county. Don't hesitate to ask questions . There are a lot of knowledgeable beekeepers on here.
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    Re: Reasonable payment for assembling woodenware

    He is 13 He was in Cub Scouts back in the day. As much as anything we are trying to figure out ways for him to earn the money he wants . I like the idea of doing it with him . however if he wants to...
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    Re: WOW--Fast Blooming Buckwheat

    Here is another place that sells it online . http://www.outsidepride.com/seed/cover-crop/buckwheat-cover-crop-seed.html
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    Re: WOW--Fast Blooming Buckwheat

    Kelley sells it in 10 pound or 50 pound lots.
    https://www.kelleybees.com/Shop/22/Queens-Bees/Feed/4324/Buckwheat-Seed
    not the best price but if you only need a little.
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    Re: O Rings for honey gates

    What are the measurements ? I work for Caterpillar and our parts program will search by dimensions
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    Re: Grafting with aging eyes

    I appreciate the suggestions. I had considered staying with a graftless system but I really want to learn to graft. I think I will be fine with a lighted magnifier . At first I was a little...
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    Re: Reasonable payment for assembling woodenware

    Thanks for all the ideas. I appreciate everyone's input.
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    Grafting with aging eyes

    One of my plans for this next year is to start grafting for queen rearing. However my nearly 50 year old eyes need a little help. I have glasses for up close things. I have seen some people grafting...
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    Reasonable payment for assembling woodenware

    I was planning to pay my son to assemble hive bodies and frames. What would be a reasonable amount to pay him? I don't mind doing it myself but was wanting to give him a chance to make some money ...
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