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    Re: share my long lang thoughts

    Put in the search bar, Long Lang or horizontal hive or lang and there are at least 10 threads discussing this topic. I would like to do one myself. I was going to try this year but I had all I could...
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    Re: Feeding/protecting new Nucs.

    I use the Brushy Mountain type robbing/moving screens. they are easy to make and I have found them to be effective and flexible. I put them on all my hives and nucs. You can open up or restrict the...
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    Re: Beekeepers in US

    sorry-looks like BeeBop rescued me.
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    Re: What to do with a weak hive

    Good ideas. I like Gary's suggestion because you need time to find the queen, or open brood or eggs. I wouldn't wait too long as winter is approaching. If you are queenless (and I would not wait past...
  5. Re: Looking for a small bucket with a honey gate valve?

    Try here. Amazon has plenty of different sizes. http://www.amazon.com/Gallon-White-Bucket-Lid-Container/dp/B0100OCH5Q
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    Re: Beekeepers in US

    You might start here http://http://www.abfnet.org/?page=15

    Looks like they have a handle on links to several organizations that could help you.
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    Re: I need new glasses!

    However it beats the alternative.:lookout: Certainly agree with jly500 the hearing "advantage" comes in handy sometimes!!
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    Re: Combined Hives Check In

    That advice was directed at your current situation -not the original problem.:)
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    Re: Combined Hives Check In

    "There are a few rules of thumb that are useful guides. One is that when you are confronted with some problem in the apiary and you do not know what to do, then do nothing. Matters are seldom made...
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    Re: stinking hive -- AFB?

    I don't know if it is AFB or EFB or something else, but I would destroy the bees and the hive before whatever it is gets passed to your other hives. It doesn't sound like it is worth taking a chance...
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    Re: Medium frame in a deep hive body??

    I did it once last year and left several medium frames in too long. I forgot about it and 3 weeks later they had built down to very close to the floor. The biggest problem was they cross combed the...
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    Re: hot pepper honey

    CessnaGirl,
    That is a great idea.
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    Re: hot pepper honey

    Here is one method. I think I will try it. http://www.honey.com/recipes/detail/11/hot-pepper-infused-honey
  14. Re: Anyone else have issues with Fedex delivering?

    I agree that UPS is generally good, but I recently had a problem. Ordered a couple of toner cartridges from Amazon prime 2 day shipping. Amazon contracts with UPS but UPS has a sub-the USPS. So USPS...
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    Re: Self Service Honey Stand

    http://stonehavenlife.com/roadside-stand-woodworking-plans/
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    Re: Shrubs for bees

    Sumac and Buttonbush. Here in West Central VA Zone 6b they bloom in June and July.
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    Re: My son gave me this last night.

    Looks like you have gotten through. Congratulations to you and your wife.
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    Re: Holy crap I am sold on the Sustainable Apiary model!

    Check out this thread and the Better Bee web site.http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?312252-double-nuc
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    Re: Emergency treatment for sting reaction

    Thanks to Dr for the thread and everyone who posted. Some useful information that needs to be used with caution as has been pointed out. I also live 30 minutes from the nearest hospital and the...
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    Re: Laying worker hive

    You might want to talk to your state apiarist Sean Burgess. He recently wrote this in Kelley Bees newsletter on laying...
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    Re: 7 Frame Med. Hive Bodies

    I don't know anything about Mr.Jones's reasoning but why not just build or buy regular eight frame boxes and fill the left over space with a follower board or in the winter some insulation or a frame...
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    Swarm Story

    My wife heard a loud buzzing from our bee yard and called me out. What I saw stunned me there was a huge cloud of bees in the air and bees covering the front of one hive with a deep and a medium...
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    Re: Memorial Day 2015

    Salute and remembrance to all who have served, but especially to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Hopefully our grandchildren will be able to keep what has been preserved for them at great...
  24. Thread: double nuc

    by billabell
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    Re: double nuc

    Wild-B, very nice, quality work. And thank you for the pictures as good as or better than plans.
  25. Thread: double nuc

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    Re: double nuc

    Chris,
    Thank you for the comparison. It really helps to put it in the context a real life economic model. I haven't seen Michael Palmer's videos that will be my next stop and I will definitely look...
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