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  1. Thread: Buckwheat

    by MGBee
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    Waya< Buckwheat, from my experience, has been...

    Waya<

    Buckwheat, from my experience, has been effective in shading nutgrass (a tough customer).

    Have you seen no-till work being done? Not knowing what you will be planting, no-till rye is...
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    Bjorn: Like someone else said-- buckwheat if...

    Bjorn:

    Like someone else said-- buckwheat if you want a honey crop. Planted thickly, Buckwheat will shade about anything else. out.
    The best shade crop, but not a nectar producer, is...
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    How dry is it?

    It's so dry here, that today I saw 2 trees chasing a dog.

    Regards,
    Miles
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    CCD, Anyone see this yet?

    Interesting, I thought.

    http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/43163/story.htm

    Regards,
    Miles
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    $224.00 is a fair price if buying/building one at...

    $224.00 is a fair price if buying/building one at a time.

    If you could place a 100 hive order, I could build them for $145.00 ea.

    Solid 3/4" pine for hive. Built from pine shelving. 45"...
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    Thanks to you all. Shane, I sent you a PM. ...

    Thanks to you all.

    Shane, I sent you a PM.

    Regards,
    Miles
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    Swienty, World Extractor

    Does anyone have experience with this extractor?

    Swienty website, www.swienty.com, advertises that this extractor will work with both TBH frames as well as Langs.

    thanks,
    Miles
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    Beetree, Good luck with your TBH. Like you,...

    Beetree,

    Good luck with your TBH.

    Like you, I had the cross comb problem on the first two packages I installed. I agree with Michael Bush that hanging the queen cage from a top bar during...
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    I'm attending. Hope to meet some of you there. ...

    I'm attending. Hope to meet some of you there.

    Miles
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    Poll: 1. Straight and sloped. Sloped 30 degrees from...

    1. Straight and sloped. Sloped 30 degrees from vertical

    2. 19" bar length

    3. 1-1/4" brood, 1-1/2" honey storage

    4. 46 -1/2" interior length

    5. 10" on slope, 9-1/4" straight side
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    I'll work on pricing for bars this week. Will be...

    I'll work on pricing for bars this week. Will be way less than 2.14/ft. I am sure. 60" lengths of top bars work best yield wise if bars are 19" long.

    Thanks,
    Miles
  12. Thread: Ashley Furniture

    by MGBee
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    Most furniture is now made in China. Ashley,...

    Most furniture is now made in China. Ashley, Rooms to Go, Thomasville, Broyhill, Hooker, etc., etc, etc.

    If you want a nice piece of furniture, something that will be an heirloom, go see your...
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    2 sizes. 1-1/4" (brood) and 1/1/2" (honey)? Can...

    2 sizes. 1-1/4" (brood) and 1/1/2" (honey)? Can we all agree on that?

    3/4" thick hardwood, species will vary. 1/8" high v-shape comb guide, dead center, molder run to shape. Lengths will be...
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    My plant (furniture) runs CNC equipment. Would...

    My plant (furniture) runs CNC equipment.

    Would like to produce some TBH for sale, but 2 things are obstacles.

    1. Not enough demand . Not enough TBH users and folks who like the Top Bar Hive...
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    Kieck, Let me say again -- I am not a...

    Kieck,

    Let me say again -- I am not a scientist, nor can I prove or disprove anything stated by any scientist. Nor, do I know the way forward with a solution to CCD. I have some ideas, but they...
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    "And those toxins ARE very host specific." ...

    "And those toxins ARE very host specific."

    They appear to be. You, Bayer, and the seed producers are correct.

    IMH(and unscientific)O longterm genetic effects on the modified plants and the...
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    Yuleluder: Thanks for posting the article. ...

    Yuleluder:

    Thanks for posting the article. Genetic manipulation may be the culprit.

    As Isaac Newton postulated in his Laws of Motion --" For every action, there is an equal and opposite...
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    Bjorn: I lost 2 of 4 this winter. 1 went...

    Bjorn:

    I lost 2 of 4 this winter. 1 went queenless. the other, I have no idea. It was 22 bars deep and full of bees in Nov./Dec. Plenty of stores.

    3 weeks ago, there were NO bees in the...
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    This Fall I (in N.C.) requeened one of my hives...

    This Fall I (in N.C.) requeened one of my hives with a Queen purchased from Bjorn ((Pa.). The new queen from Bjorn is Italian.

    Many of you in colder climates have tried Italian queens from...
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    OK. Let's assume that there is a crisis called...

    OK. Let's assume that there is a crisis called "global warming" and that human activity is the cause of said crisis. What do we humans do about it?

    - Stop driving our cars?
    - Stop heating or...
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    Frank: Sent you a PM. Thanks, Miles

    Frank:

    Sent you a PM.

    Thanks,
    Miles
  22. Don: "they know something I don't". Just...

    Don:

    "they know something I don't".

    Just maybe they know that this year (2007) will be about like 1998 in these parts. Mega nectar flow! And they are preparing themselves for it....
  23. Theresa: I too am seeing a great deal of...

    Theresa:

    I too am seeing a great deal of pollen being brought in. I know it's not pollen but it's stuck to their pollen baskets all the same. I've put some pollen patties on them all to give...
  24. Thread: Bjorn Queens

    by MGBee
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    I also purchased 1 queen (Italian) from Bjorn...

    I also purchased 1 queen (Italian) from Bjorn last fall to see how his bees work in the south.

    So far, so good. I am looking forward to evaluating her this spring.

    Bjorn gave quick service,...
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    Thank You, Michael! Regards, Miles

    Thank You, Michael!

    Regards,
    Miles
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