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    Re: how cold is to cold?

    I like to seflying before I open the hive. Let then bee the judge for the temp.
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    Re: Round black feeders

    I use gallon jars that most small restaurants get pickles and other things in. make my own holes . I like he glass but some times they are plastic. I can see how much is left with out turning it...
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    Re: Temperatures for inspecting hives

    I don't open my hives if the bees are not flying. I let the bees be the judge if the temp is warm enough and it works for me here on Ok.
  4. Re: Failed Cortisone injections, considering apitherapy

    Yes I use bee stings and it does wonders for me. Let the bee sting you where the pain is.
  5. Thread: Heartburn

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    Heartburn

    I was told today by a very experienced beekeeper that proplis is good for heartburn . He said he swallows a ball of and it last for 3 months. I will find out tomorrow
  6. Re: Offered an neglected hive - owner wants it gone ASAP. Safe to move ?

    I would seal the up with screen wire after dark and drive around about 45 minutes if you are moving close to where they are now. If you are moving them a couple of miles no need to drive them...
  7. Thread: Sugar Beets

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    Re: Sugar Beets

    I do have a garden plus 45 fruit trees. Sugar beets just came on my mind but a lot of thoings do that , some don't pan out and some do.
  8. Thread: Sugar Beets

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    Sugar Beets

    Has anyone ever tried planting sugar beets for bees? Do they have a flower? Just thinking if they do have a flower it might be a good bee planting crop. I am just a hobby keeper so not looking for...
  9. Thread: Red Buckwheat

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    Re: Red Buckwheat

    Where can I but the red buckwheat seed? The only thing I can find is white.
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    Re: Why not horizontal?

    Several years ago I saw some pictures from Russia with horizontal frames. My question is haw would they put a Queen Excluder on ? The picture showed several hives stacked on top of each other.
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    Poll: Re: Winter moisture remedy?

    I use crumble newspaper . It absorbs moisture plus is a insulator but you may need to replace in the spring. I put a empty hive body on top and put a half gallon of syrup on top of the inner cover...
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    Re: Sugar price down??

    I have found sugar prices vary as much as $4.00a bag at different Walmart stores. That surprised me . I live 15 miles from a Walmart in Mo and 15 miles from one in Ok. I thought 2 stores that...
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    Re: hive problem I bought

    Contact your county extension agent. He can put you with a local club that can supply you with a hands on mentor .
  14. Thread: Alaska Keepers

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    Alaska Keepers

    Do Alaska and northern Canada Beekeepers ship your bees south for the winter or keep them their. Just seems l like with the long nights it would be hard to keep them over . I only have a few hives...
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    Re: almond bees stolen

    I hope he is cought and put away and so far back he won't see daylight for the next 100 yrs. I am just a hoppy keeper but he still needs cought.
  16. Thread: Marijuana

    by Merl
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    Marijuana

    Does anyone know how honeybees will do to Majarina? (spelling)? I don't use the stuff but I think it will be legal everywhere before . long . At least here in this country anyway . I was surprised...
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    Re: Arrowleaf White Clover for Bee's?

    Is Arrowleaf clover the same as Dutch White clover? I have never heard of Arrowleaf but that is one of many things I haven't heard of . Thanks for the answer.
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    Re: Maximilian Sunflower

    I read in a seed catalog last week that some sunflowers does not produce any pollen at all . Check what variety you have because some is raised commericaly.
  19. Thread: wood for cooking

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    wood for cooking

    Would like to know if anyone has ever used Pear wood or Peach wood for cooking meat. I have a lot of it along with Apple from trimming trees and don't know what to do with it. I know Apple is...
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    Re: rheumatoid arthritis

    I know this is a old question but I also know without a few stings I would be a lot worse than I am now. I am 75 yrs old
  21. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    Merlyn Votaw 63721 East 10 Rd Quapaw Ok.
  22. Thread: Fruit Trees

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    Re: Fruit Trees

    What is a PLOUT ? I thought I had heard of every fruit that is grown in this country but I guess I am wrong.
  23. Thread: Washing Gloves

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    Re: Washing Gloves

    I wash mine at the same time I wash my bee jacket but I do not use cholrine bleach I also use warm water Then air dry
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    Re: Top entrance questions

    Can't help getting your bearing out but as a suggestion that works for me. I got a piece of UMHW for a bearing replacement I took it a machine shop and he made me a bearing. Nothing more than a...
  25. Thread: Fruit Trees

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    Re: Fruit Trees

    The snakes are all different color .I use the toy snakes from the Dollar store but be sure and move them because when the birds find out they aren't real they won't work. yes you are right . The it...
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