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    Re: are slatted racks superfiuous

    Thanks for the insights. I may try some for comb honey.
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    are slatted racks superfiuous

    I have had bees for many years and never used one. C C Miller used them and I think I saw one in Mike Palmer's queen rearing in a sustainable apiary. They seem to me like they are used for crowded...
  3. Thread: Shrews!

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    Re: Shrews!

    Shrews are not rodents. they are carnivorous. i found on google where one bee keeper lost 70







    shrews are not rodents they are carnivorous. I just lost 4 hives to shrews. This is new to...
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    Re: Bucket feeder on top migratory top?

    One gal. paint can fits inside a deep super just fine. You could put more than one if need be. I put two 3/8 sticks on top of frames for can to sit on.
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    Re: My honey causes really bad indigestion

    Color dark brown with a red cast. Could very well be honeydew instead of honey.
  6. Re: Fall forage - anything besides goldenrod and asters?

    boneset, smartweed, Spanish nettle,& milkweed are a few.
  7. Thread: Cleaning hands

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    Re: Cleaning hands

    I use the plastic 1 qt. spray bottles with water for honey and a small bottle of rubbing alcohol for bee glue. Keep a few rags on hand.
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    Re: Is this detrimental or benign?

    maybe granulated honey
  9. Thread: Worms in comb

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    Re: Worms in comb

    You can save the comb if you like, but if it were me I would burn the comb & bees. A fresh start with good bees would be my goal.
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    Re: Med Supers or Deeps for Hive Bodies?

    In my opinion the bees look at the top bars as a honey cap and are more prone to swarming with so many bars to cross.
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    Re: Creosote around the hives

    Before creosote fell from favor, Richard Taylor painted his hives with creosote, with no noticeable problems.
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    Re: Experience with 4 3/4 extra shallow super

    I sometimes use them with thin top bars, for cut comb honey.
  13. Re: Beekeeping Equipment and Ideas That Are No Longer With Us

    Kelley had a device for putting glue on labels. They also had a metal frame wiring device with a transformer that heated the wire for the foundation. I have many old bee journals dating back to the...
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    Re: Skunks digging holes, and scratching up hives.

    I made hive stands with 2x6 boards setting on bricks. Have not had skunk problems in years.
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    Re: Skunks digging holes, and scratching up hives.

    Could it be that the skunks are eating small hive beetles from the holes they are digging.
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    Re: foundation less frame extractor?

    a few years ago better bee had a extractor that extracted top bar. it was round and flat and you laid the comb flat on bottom, bar side out. you could call bb they may direct you.
  17. Thread: oxalic vapor

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    Re: oxalic vapor

    I vaporized yesterday. I have the jb200 from Heilyser. I have a trailer with 10 hives with solid bottom boards with the 3/8 side up & screwed down to the floor to keep them from shifting when...
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    Re: Aphids, Oak Trees and Bees

    JBJ is correct. If you have any light color honey on your hives it will darken it and give it a honey dew flavor. I would take all my light color honey as soon as i noticed any dark nectar.
  19. Thread: oxalic vapor

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    Re: oxalic vapor

    Thanks for the help.
  20. Thread: oxalic vapor

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    oxalic vapor

    can oxalic acid vapor be applied from the top of the hive, or will it only work from the bottom.
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    Re: Need Better Idea for Filtering Honey

    When your screen or filter clogs put them outside in the shade bottom up and the bees will clean the wax out. this works when thier is no honey flow. I agree with the hot knife.
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    Re: Two topics in one, Wild Carrot and Soybeans.

    I have never seen bees work queen annes lace. Some get it confused with boneset, a minor honey, fall, sorce.
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    Re: Un-capped immature pupas - What's wrong??

    Even the capped brood don't not look healthy to me.
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    Re: Against conventional wisdom..........

    If you do this queen excluder between brood with super on bottom thing you had better have a upper exit for drones to excape.
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    Re: Preventing an extractor from walking?

    I use 4 castors with 3/4 plywood works very well. I have an older 24 frame root extractor,very heavy. When i am through extracting i use a cheap small floor jack to tilt the whole platform and tank...
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