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  1. Thread: Mapping App

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    Re: Mapping App

    Drift Watch also works and can show bee hive as a "specialty crop" for registered apiaries.
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    Re: Drumming a trap out

    Thanks for the insight Michael.

    Field, common sense tells me I'm in violent agreement with you on walking away.
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    Re: Drumming a trap out

    Michael,
    Thanks for the info, that mirrors what my research has uncovered; I really appreciate the insight. Unfortunately, I need to drive them down and still have some gaps on the best approach....
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    Re: Drumming a trap out

    Using any of the chemicals will hamper robbing out the honey and I don't want to take any chances on contributing any smells to the house.

    This isn't a swarm, they apparently moved in last year...
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    Re: Drumming a trap out

    Field,
    Thanks for the feedback and I don't disagree with a lot of your points but cut out is not an option for more than one reason, so are stinky chemical.

    Drumming on the outside of a hive...
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    Drumming a trap out

    I've received a call from a personal acquaintance about conducting a trap out on a house that the owner wants to sell come March; obviously members of this forum would be tickled if their new house...
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    Re: Mated Queen who can tell

    My advantage of buying local, other than queens acclimated to my climate, is the breeder is a short drive away and if he plans on staying in business he needs to stand behind his product and protect...
  8. Thread: Almonds in Bloom

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    Re: Almonds in Bloom

    The only thing we have blooming are idiots
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    Re: How many medium's to start with

    Personally, I like to have an extra box per hive more than what I need for brood/honey so I can get the space to feed the hive internally. Your method of feeding would determine the size of the box...
  10. Thread: Top entrance

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    Re: Top entrance

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  11. Thread: Top entrance

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    Re: Top entrance

    Not with me, post some later today/tomorrow
  12. Thread: Top entrance

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    Re: Top entrance

    Once again I agree with SNL. 3.5-4" bottom entrances with full width top entrance but I screen to either side of a 4" top entrance. I run them open all year long.
  13. Thread: Top entrance

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    Re: Top entrance

    I'm with SNL, I use both and the bees decide which they want to use; their choices vary from hive to hive. I do have a pivoting piece of wood on the top entrance so I reduce/close it off if I want to...
  14. Thread: sNaKe OiL

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    Re: sNaKe OiL

    And here I was thinking it was for oiling your snake to minimize the squeaks
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    Re: nine frame brood chamber?

    Playing devil's advocate in this discussion, not looking to challenge anyone's expertise or experiences. How do you make a debate argument that only 10 frames brood configurations are acceptable...
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    Re: Wraped for the winter.

    I noticed a few with bottles, are those the sorority houses or just the local pubs?
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    Re: newbi look over my plans give advice thanks

    I use 30# monofilement because I use crush and strain, the wire makes it more difficult. If I buy an extractor I would use wire.
    Sometimes the bees will chew through or build around the...
  18. Thread: Lurker in IL

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    Re: Lurker in IL

    Dan,
    Realize the first sting will get your body's greatest reaction with any swelling and itching. When I first started my finger would swell to where it was tough to bend it and itch like a son of...
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    Re: Viability of swarms?

    As an empirical observation, I made four splits and about the same time caught two swarms this spring. The last swarm caught out produced the other five which would dispel the "slacker" theory.

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    Dirty dishwater color

    I recently mixed a galllon batch of traditional sweet mead with spring honey. It's been fermenting for a couple of weeks and the color has gone from a rather pleasent light golden color to more of a...
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    Re: Catching swarms in the spring.

    I use old deep boxes that I lag screw an 18-24" 2x4 to for securing it to a tree. Throw in 3 or so old frames of comb and fill it with empty frames. Make any size adjustments (nucs or follower...
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    Re: package bees - small cell in the Northwest

    I'm assuming you are replacing any foundation that is not small cell or going foundationless except for a couple of initial frames of drawn comb.
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    Re: Mixing bee races with new hives

    Half my bees are local mutts and all have been open mated. Watching the entrance, its hard to consistanly get two of the same markings and color, even from those queens which are of Italian stock. ...
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    Re: African hive inspection

    Lordy The reduced visability and noise must make tending them like a walk in the park.
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    Re: VSH, why,who and how much?

    No offense intended but to each their own. Varroa are a problem; you can chose to use chemical, hygienic behavior, a combination of the two or none of the above.

    I personally believe in trying...
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