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  1. Re: What happens to the honey the bee's eat during a hive inspection

    From what I gather, it is a survival instinct in case they have to bug out and find a new home. They do the same when they swarm I believe.

    I would assume they put it back after the threat is...
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    Re: Who sells plastic bird baths?

    I use and old dish from my satellite internet that went bankrupt. Works wonders.
  3. Thread: Money Crop

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    Re: Money Crop

    YOU CAN MAKE MONEY DOING THIS?

    Shucks, I do it for the fun.
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    Re: Yellow jackets

    I had a cutout call today. Of course, I asked, ARE YOU SURE THEY ARE HONEYBEES?

    Arrived at the rental, met the landlord and the renter, proceeded to basement. Landlord was telling me how he...
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    Re: Walter Kelley Customer Service

    Their internet abilities are a little weak. I always call my order in. Sometimes I get an email confirming the order. Sometimes I get a shipping email.

    But if I call, I always get an answer.
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    Re: Change to Kelley Ownership

    The letter stated that they had already been supplying the company with bee equipment. I hope it does not affect their service.
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    Re: Nature's Brutality

    Nature has a way of taking care of things "naturally". Mankind suffers from compassion, greed, envy, gluttony, guilt, and other sins. That is what makes our society so much different than that of...
  8. Re: Stupid question: how many beekeepers are scared of bees?

    I hate anything that wants to take a stab at me. Skeeters, ticks, wasps, snakes, and bees.

    But, like all of the above, I armor up and wade right in. Skeeters come out, Thermacell goes on. ...
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    Re: Dearth Nucs...

    Nasty ole Clint Eastwood Bees, thats funny. Are You Feeling Lucky Punk? Are You.
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    Re: Hives side by side East booms, west sags

    I have hives in 3 locations that are 50 miles apart. Your observation has made me think about mine. The eastern most hives in the rows do seem more productive.

    But none are more than a few feet...
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    Re: Drones got the boot!

    My drones were all tossed last Thursday before the rain event. We are in a dearth, I was guessing they were just tossing the freeloaders out.
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    Re: hive purring like cat, i'm not crazy

    Do an inspection. A rotting cat will make the honey taste bad.
  13. Thread: HOT

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    Re: HOT

    I can tell it when the water runs out of the gloves down my arm inside of my suit when I raise my hands to adjust something around my head.

    I use the little blue foam things called Dry Brow to...
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    Re: what to do with apples from my apple tree?

    You will probably end up with alot of yellow jackets if you try to feed them to the bees.
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    Hauling Out the Drones.

    I witnessed a first today with the hives at the house. With less than an inch of rain in July, were are now in full scale dearth. And today must have been the day they voted to get the freeloaders...
  16. Thread: HOT

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    Re: HOT

    You think it is hot there, how about 90 degrees and the humidity is so high that sweat pours off of you just watching your bees fly. But, less than an inch of rain all of July, where does the...
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    Re: Watch For Spiders

    Brown Recluses like dark areas, they don't have to build a web either. Nice place for them under the cover and above the inner cover. We have plenty of them around here. They don't attack you, but...
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    Re: hive purring like cat, i'm not crazy

    Get a big dog and get that cat out. Install mouse guards to keep mice out. Mice guard holes are too small to let cats in.
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    Re: Do worker bees toot

    Can't we say fart on here? I think we are all adults.
  20. Re: How can I make hive boxes that are perfectly stackable-a necessary requirement.

    I use simple box butt joints cut on the table saw.

    I use a ratchet clamp with 4 corner brackets that hold the box in the middle.
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    Re: Cost of Feeding Sugar Syrup

    TerriB, why are you feeding them this time of year? Are you doing so to get them to draw comb or are you afraid they need it to survive?
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    Re: Rocks in the hive?

    Somebody punking you?
  23. Thread: Kelleys

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    Re: Kelleys

    Obviously, from my experience and others, and based on what Kelley is saying on the phone when you call them, they are behind on woodenware. My orders have been for frames and foundation. Frames...
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    Re: Cost of Feeding Sugar Syrup

    Are you trying to feed them up to winter weight already?

    If they started as nucs and they are now in 2 deeps, have they drawn and filled out all of the frames in the 2 deeps?

    Typically, you...
  25. Re: Ooops, I cant be the first one to do this...

    You can always just cut them down and make shallow supers. Or cut the long boards down to make end boards and scrap the rest.
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