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    Re: Neighbors destroying colonies

    That's what I was thinking, as well. I don't see any real video evidence. That could have been anyone spraying that.
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    Re: Neighbors destroying colonies

    The kid: Why would the size of the lot matter? Bees fly. What matters is the amount of forage in a 5-mile radius. Or am I missing something?
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    Re: Health Benefits of Honey

    Pintrest: Did you mean Pinterest? I couldn't get on and didn't want to sign up for what appears to be yet another new social site.

    benefits-of-honey.com: has some good info, but could not find a...
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    Health Benefits of Honey

    Does anyone have a link to a good article or brochure outlining the health benefits of honey? I need to find something that is as complete as possible without sounding like it was written by a flower...
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    WTB: REAL Sourwood Honey (sample)

    I am in desperate need of some REAL sourwood honey. I am doing a presentation soon and one of the things I will be doing is a honey sampling so that the attendees will be better able to tell the...
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    Kelley Foundationless Frames

    I recently ordered some shallow foundationless "F" frames from Kelley and they came in last week. I've assembled maybe 50 or so of them.

    The frames are well-made though the wood is quite soft....
  7. Re: Kelley- anyone else having customer service problems?

    My packages arrived late on Friday, the 5th. I wish Kelley had better communication. If they would add a tracking number immediately to the online record of your transaction, that would be a big...
  8. Re: Kelley- anyone else having customer service problems?

    I was beginning to wonder if they are even in business. I placed an order for foundationless frames on the morning of 1 Jun and received a computerized acknowledgement but have received no indication...
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    Wiring Foundationless Deep Frames

    I use two strands of wire on my medium frames, using all the available holes. However, my deep frames have 4 holes on each endbar. In the past, I've used up all of those holes, as well. However, I am...
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    Re: Frame wiring

    I run foundationless, so my wiring is more to help the comb hold up during extraction, rather than keeping the foundation flat. So far, I've been using all the holes in the end bars. But now I am...
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    Re: bees became mean

    They're likely being harassed. In addition to the critters already mentioned, check for ants. You could try moving the hive to another apiary to see if that makes a difference. -james wagner
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    Re: Bees have made a home in my house

    You seem determined that the cost will be very high. Just how many estimates have you gotten? -james
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    Re: Bees have made a home in my house

    I agree with the other responses. Please post your location. If I were to do the job, it would not cost a few hundred, but nowhere near a thousand.....UNLESS you poisoned them first. You should be...
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    Re: Hive tool at Walmart

    I used just such a tool for several years before I got anything different. It cost me $2 at Fred's and is still my favorite all-around hive tool. -james
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    Re: First call to swarm

    If they are IN the structure, it is no longer a swarm. Thus, you are looking at a cut-out situation, not a swarm retrieval. Go to youtube and look up "Jpthebeeman". Otherwise, defer to someone with...
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    Re: carbolineum vs eco wood

    Majority of what group? I've never used yet, at least not yet. I was planning on getting some because it was recommended on beekeeping threads some time back? -james
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    Re: Newbees, Mediums and AFB -- a cautionary tale

    I am no expert, but I think you may be confusing antibiotics with vaccines. -james
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    Re: Newbees, Mediums and AFB -- a cautionary tale

    Good points of distinction, Mark. Thank you.
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    Re: seed exchange

    I've got a goodly supply of cleome' seed, if anyone wants any. Just PM me. -James
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    Re: Painting

    I used to have that happen every time, but no more. Now, before I put the box into service, I rub beeswax along the top and bottom. they no longer stick to each other. -james
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    Re: Best time to move hives in TN

    Move just after dusk. Other than that, it really does not matter. -james
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    Re: is it too late to get a queen

    Don't be too quick in blaming the queen for aggressive behavior. I've found that some environmental factor is to blame. I would recommend going all the way through the hive and see if anything has...
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    Re: Newbees, Mediums and AFB -- a cautionary tale

    Hmmm. News to me. I'll look up where Alpha Centurii is and re-orient those hives ASAP. Thanks for letting us know. Mind if I share this info on other beekeeping sites? (lol - and THAT'S how these...
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    Re: swarms HANGING AROUND longer than ever.

    In my experience, if they've been there that long, it is likely they've already started building comb. -js
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    Re: RoboVac Air Sealing

    I have the "factory" bushkill vac with weatherstripping around the edges and still have to tape all the joints. Otherwise, the suction is very muh reduced at the nozzle. -js
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