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    Re: The 150 rule (heat plus humidity)

    The 3 rules to working in the heat:

    1-Hydrate
    2-Hydrate
    3-Hydrate

    It was in the upper 90's today, 72 % humidity.

    Can't complain about heat yet. Won't have anything to talk about in July...
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    by Clif Schlicher
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    Re: Wd-40

    Still a Marvel, still a MYSTERY.:D:scratch:
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    Re: Hopkins Method of Queen Rearing

    I have done it once on a very small scale. I don't use foundation, as I am running top bars. I put in a bar with two shortened supports to encourage them to build as per Hopkins. hey usually build...
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    Re: Beekeepers stand up and be counted

    I don't think signatures of folks outside your district will be paid much attention. Your first move should be one on one education of the folks who will make the decision. An apiary and hive tour...
  5. Re: What to use if you forgot or can't find your hive tool?

    I have found this very handy when working my top bar hives.

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-14-in-1-Painter-s-Tool-DSX-G14/202038673

    The price is right for sure.
  6. Re: Does mother nature even LIKE beekeepers??

    Reviewing recent weather up there you should have trees blooming right? Are the bees flying on the good days and gathering pollen?
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    Re: Honey Bees and Acetylene?

    You may also recommend that they check for leaks.
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    Re: Honey Bees and Acetylene?

    According to what I read today from a propane site, flies and bees are attracted to propane. Any propane around there. Propane is often used as a cutting gas in steel work.
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    Re: How to set up a TBH mating nuc?

    I just built 2 15 bar TBH boxes. Haven't bored the entrances yet, but the plan is to bore 4 entrances, one on each end, one on each side. I should be able to use them as nucs, mating nucs, swarm...
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    Re: what size hole for a mason jar feeder?

    Use a jar lid for a template and make the circle 2 7/8 inches or thereabouts if you don't have jar lid. Used glass mayonaisse jars work well and may have a plastic top which won't rust. The plastic...
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    Re: Need advice for duck box transfer

    I don't have any experience with bee gums, but those I have seen in the Smokies have the box on top and let the bees move up...just a thought.
  12. Re: Anyone know what this (antique) thing is?

    If the round hole fits a quart jar lid, I'd agree it's likely a feeder. It is a bit tall though, isn't it?
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    Re: Brood shortens workers lives.

    Scientific research........lay interpretation. Let's be careful about our conclusions.
  14. Re: Hives in the Sun--how many SHB stay vs leave until cooler?

    The idea of placing the hives in the sun is foil pupation by the SHB larvae, Larvae crawl out of the hive and go into the ground to pupate. Sunlit ground, drier drier environment, less chance of...
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    Re: They got the runs...

    Old rule of thumb
    ......Don't hang your bedsheets on the line the first warm day. 8{D}
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    Re: My new top bar bait hive

    I thought I read that Michael was using inch and a quarter with shims when he wanted extra width. Maybe that was someone else. How about it Michael?
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    US90 Corridor-Louisiana

    Anyone keeping bees along this zone.

    I am interested in sharing experiences with other beekeepers in this area. I am particularly interested in going treatment free and in developing a localized...
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    Re: My new top bar bait hive

    Great work, by the way. I'm looking to make a couple of top bar traps like this soon. Also a 4 way mating nuc of the same design, but large enough for four 3 bar nucs with associated follower boards.
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    Re: My new top bar bait hive

    I use the wedges as well. They work fine, but I have had some cross comb if the spacing wasn't right or a gave them too many bars at once.

    I am now putting in bars with no wax. There is an...
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    Beekeeping again........

    I'm down here in South Louisiana, about 20 miles North of Vermillion Bay.

    This is my third time around. Kept bees through high school. My grandmother made the mistake of asking me what I wanted...
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