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    Re: flat wax foundation

    if bees will use popsicle sticks or other flat objects as a guide why not flat wax
  2. Thread: Bee attack

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    Re: Bee attack

    There was another one recently in Tn if I recall correctly where 2 dogs were stung to death...the bees were tested and found to NOT be africanized.
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    Re: Attn. MANN LAKE shoppers

    They may be offering free shipping but their prices went up......

    PF125 frames used to be ~1.20 for 180 or more and now they are 1.60 for 210 or more.

    I'll still do better personally because...
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    Re: We've come a long way in 60 years

    There are LOTS of things stopping us....mostly the size, scope and complexity of State and Federal Government.

    Seems to me that up until the 20th Century we had a MUCH more appropriate not to...
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    Re: We've come a long way in 60 years

    Agreed
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    Re: We've come a long way in 60 years

    Justin, they were dark days.

    Think about the early 1940's

    The Great Depression was for all intensive purposes still going on....a full decade of economic ruin under Hoover and Roosevelt.
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    Re: Ventilation and Temperment

    Marc, number of bees at home were not a factor nor was avail forage, temp. etc.....seemed to be focused upon the number of bees able to be inside (working) v sitting idle on the front porch.
  8. Re: Do (4) hives in a city location compete for nectar?

    I think my post was very clear in stating that I would love to see a chem analysis of the honey from some of our major metropolitan areas to see what other crap is being collected as "nectar".
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    Ventilation and Temperment

    Just an observation but in summer when there is a tendency to beard due to heat I've noticed that some of my colonies also get pissy on inspection.

    Offsetting the top box fwd/back just enough to...
  10. Re: Do (4) hives in a city location compete for nectar?

    I would love to see a chemical analysis of some of the "Honey" from some of our major metropolitan areas......
  11. Re: Do (4) hives in a city location compete for nectar?

    I don't think you'll ever get a good answer to this in part because you city beeks probably don't realize how much of the "nectar" your bees are bringing in is from trash, soda cans and other...
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    Hardeman Packages 2010

    Ordered a gaggle of packages from Hardeman this year and have had a mixed experience with them.

    First Issue: Shipment kept getting pushed back.

    I understand that Agriculture happens but if you...
  13. Thread: Strachan

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    Strachan

    I've purchased from them a number of times in the last few years and without exception their queens come through if fabulous shape. I've never even seen a dead attendant.

    You need to order early...
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    Re: Bjorn Apiaries - Russian Bees

    Bjorn has good bees at fair prices.

    He's always done what he committed to doing and thats a hard thing to find in many vendors these days.
  15. Thread: Free Bees

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    Free Bees

    There's nothing like free bees,,,,,

    Got a call for a swarm.....turns out to be 2' off the ground in a place where I could get a bottom board and box under them.

    2 Shakes of the branch and...
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    Re: Ooh Freedom, ooh freedom, ...

    that really depends upon the nature of your rental.

    Are you renting a restaurant space, office space, warehouse, retail?

    Most all have the same issues as residential except the noisy...
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    Re: How is the economy effecting your beekeeping?

    If there's a upside to all of this you can count on being able to pick up a lot of really nice basic equipment in the next couple years that was barely if ever used.....
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    Re: Ooh Freedom, ooh freedom, ...

    No longer a relevent post
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    Re: Ooh Freedom, ooh freedom, ...

    mark, how many colonies do you have?
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    Re: 1:1 Syrup, How long before change out

    Don't know about anyone elses bees but my girls prefer drinking out of gutters and mud holes.....they don't seem to turn their noses up at a little funk in their syrup.

    Filler up and let 'er...
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    Re: Senate Bill 510 - beekeeper thoughts?

    Its a horrible bill that everyone should take a few minutes to send a letter to their reps and sens to oppose

    BUT....has anyone bothered to look at the date of last action?

    The bill is likely...
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    Re: How to save hive hit by a bear?

    Yulia, if there are queen cells then why are you looking for advice.

    You just posted that you're installing an electric fence so the return performance will hopefully be ended abruptly

    Let them...
  23. Thread: Wintering in TBH's

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    Re: Wintering in TBH's

    I think its important to make a distinction as I have done previously between moving up/down/sideways on comb (relatively easy for a cluster in cold) and moving BETWEEN comb/frames which is much more...
  24. Thread: Wintering in TBH's

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    Re: Wintering in TBH's

    Aram, what you're describing in the example of your cutout doesn't really translate to TBH for a couple of reasons.

    1. A cutout, particularly one in the photo you provided is going to have temps...
  25. Thread: Wintering in TBH's

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    Re: Wintering in TBH's

    Mike, a couple posts before you stated that you intervene if they are not at one end of the hive.

    Moving a cluster/brood space is a lot more intervention/management than is required in managing...
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