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  1. Re: Do the Big Stores SPRAY flowering plants ?

    I have never noticed at the stores any bees but on maybe 1 or 2 flowering plants that I have bought over the years. Between plants for our property, house landscaping and my gardens I have probably...
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    Re: Advise requested- flash flood what now

    I had a couple of Langstroth hives in about the same situation two years back when my pond flooded. I was able to put on waders and move them around 75 yards to high ground the next day. Man did they...
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    Re: How close to mow?

    I mow across the fronts of mine, right up close with a lawn tractor, Then down the sides and then across the back. But I usually only make one pass, mow elsewhere for a bit, then another pass. The...
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    Re: small hive beetles made it

    I always heard that roaches and rats would survive any catastrophe that would eliminate mankind. I think small hive beetles will be right there with them.
  5. Thread: Garden?

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    Re: Garden?

    One thing I have to be very helpful, is to always apply wet insecticides as late as possible in the day. I even spray some of mine at night when the bees have ceased foraging. Also time it to...
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    Re: Do you have to paint a cypress hive ?

    Like Ed says, it has a lot to do with the cypress or type of cypress you are using. Old growth or old growth sinker cypress has more oils and therefore more rot and insect resistance than what I call...
  7. Re: Georgia Beekeepers - anyone seeing swarms yet?

    I am in South Georgia, 20 miles above Florida/Ga line. No swarms here yet, but I have been splitting and moving things around to prevent swarms. The bee club below me in Tallahassee has been...
  8. Thread: Elementary

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    Re: Elementary

    Never would have seen that, I am usually browsing thru things like "Bee Forums" while the wife watches Elementary. Go figure? I am still impressed though, even more since I have a copy too. Of the...
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    Re: Significant Other.

    My wife and I both took a course together, and she has been extremely supportive of our beekeeping. After three full years, going into four, it seems our likes and dislikes along with our personality...
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    Re: A big thank you to Michael Bush!

    Yes Sir, Thank You Michael Bush for all the information you so have so kindly shared with others. I only have the first book "The Practical Beekeeper" so far, and I read anything else I see written...
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    Re: primer on hive boxes ?

    For years many paint suppliers recommended oil base primers under latex top coat paints. I have always tried to stay with this combination, and in our business where we build and paint exterior...
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    Re: best way to feed?

    My apologies Beefarmer, glad you listened to the better advice from Saltybee. I was thinking for some strange reason you were in Mobile Alabama, must of been reading too many post tonight. Your...
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    Re: best way to feed?

    I meant to add I would add the patty/sugar too if you think they need it.
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    Re: best way to feed?

    I believe I would at least feed them syrup. If possible let the temp rise before putting it on. I find the daily warm ups allow them to feed during the warmer part of the day anyway. If it is super...
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    Re: Hello from Japan!

    Hello GraceH, welcome. You say you are currently living in Kobe, are you from Japan or have you moved there? Sorry I don't have any useful information for you, but I did want to say hi. Good Luck...
  16. Thread: Tax question

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    Re: Tax question

    If the question here is what we "small beekeepers" use to prepare taxes, my answer is a personal Excel file, and an accountant. But keep in mind, I own an entirely separate business that provides my...
  17. Re: Different Kinds of Honey in One Hive? Do you sample?

    It is interesting to see different bands of colors on a single frame, and I eventually run them all together when extracting. Still being new to beekeeping, I find it to be a good opportunity to...
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    Re: Time to think about ordering mated queens

    It's that time of year again. Time to think about new queens for your various needs for 2014. I stayed in a state of stress last year, I was not taking queens serious enough.

    What are...
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    Re: What are your plans and goals for 2014?

    1. Get ahead this season with raising queens so they are on hand when needed, I was always behind last year every time a need came about.
    2. Officially provide (limited) pollinating services to a...
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    Re: Why I don't consider using treatments.

    Thanks Mr. Bush for restating your thoughts and the timeline of events. I have read your book numerous times, and even now, hearing this again helps my belief shift even further.
  21. Thread: Gluing Frames?

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    Re: Gluing Frames?

    Nice post Ross about the 300 frames. Thanks for sharing the pictures and process.
  22. Thread: Gluing Frames?

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    Re: Gluing Frames?

    Poly glues like all others certainly have weaknesses One reason I like nailing or screwing in addition to gluing is glue can fail. I have been fortunate in doing historic renovation work and getting...
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    Re: Worst place you been stung.

    My worst impact sting was right between the eyes, took a peek at the entrance to a hive while walking down to the fish pond. Worst swelling and overall pain was when I was moving a hive stand with a...
  24. Thread: Gluing Frames?

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    Re: Gluing Frames?

    I believe in glue and mechanical fasteners, on everything. Keep in mind, expanding Gorilla glue will also push a joint apart pretty fast in case you have not used it before. Have your clamps, nail...
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    Re: Mann Lake on Amazon

    When a seller sets up an item on Amazon, they can set the pricing at that time. There are multiple options and various ways to offer flexible pricing such as including shipping or not, and offering...
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