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  1. Re: Top Bar Hives -- The red headed step child of beekeeping

    Those who say it can't be done should get out of the way of those who are doing it.

    Joel Arthur Barker
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    Re: Veil only...no suit. Thoughts?

    I love my mesh jacket, and I usually wear it during inspections. Except like today when all I was going to do was remove my entrance reducers. One hive didn't like it, got two stings, one in the...
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    Re: Brand new SS smoker giveaway

    +1
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    Re: Am I the only one?

    +1:D
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    Re: A big thank you to Michael Bush!

    I agree with all above, and would like to add that he sings and plays 12-string guitar most excellently as well!
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    Re: Inhaling Beehive Air - Apitherapy

    I'll bet it packs a powerful buzz!
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    Re: GMO Sourced Honey

    http://www.quackwatch.com/11Ind/mercola.html
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    Re: Why Pro Treatment?

    Not to split hairs, but although Root started his company in 1869, the G.B Lewis company of Watertown, Wisconson was founded in 1863 manufacturing Beekeeping equipment, and was considered the largest...
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    Re: Christmas gift ideas for the wife needed

    Nope, been married 23 years now, and it was over 10 years ago that I gave it to her. Usually load her practice rounds at .38 special velocities in .357 cases, but she carried full power hollowpoints...
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    Re: Christmas gift ideas for the wife needed

    The Christmas gift my wife remembers as her favorite from years gone by is a new polished stainless steel .357 Magnum revolver.
  11. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    Count me in too! Free Bees are always welcome.
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    Re: D Coates Nuc Cutting Guide Spreadsheet

    To make some cells editable and lock the others, you need to choose the cells you want to not be locked, right click on them and choose format cells, and on the protection tab uncheck the "locked"...
  13. Thread: handles

    by oldfordguy
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    Re: handles

    If you have a radial arm saw, you can make really nice hand-holds very quickly with a very simple jig. Check out this video of how to do it on youtube @ TheBeekeepersWorkshop:...
  14. Re: BeeSource mobile / smart phone webiste URL

    if you scroll all the way to the bottom of the page, on the lower left you should see a box that shows the style (eg. --vB4 Default Style.) If you select the box it should give you a pop-up that...
  15. Re: Fine go! Leave you ungrateful little boogers!

    You should freeze the combs ASAP to kill wax moth & SHB eggs and larvae; otherwise your combs will be destroyed and you will have moths and beetles in your basement! I also like to spray combs with...
  16. Thread: Wax Moths

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    Re: Wax Moths

    Spraying combs with BT I purchased from forum member Sundance works for me to prevent wax moth damage to combs, and is considered organic.
  17. Re: Swarm Capture like you've probably never seen before! Can't do this in the city..

    Hoplophobes are everywhere these days.
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    Re: Bee identification

    Hornets are in the wasp family.
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    Re: Pine Ridge Farms....Dan Williams

    I'll second that!
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    Sticky: Re: State by State Bee Laws

    The Honey bee is also the state insect for Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West...
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    Re: 8 frame medium question

    I run all 8-frame mediums. I make 1-1/4" frames for the brood nest boxes and use 9 in them, and there is still room to move them apart for inspection. I use eight in the honey boxes(supers) that...
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    Re: VSH Ohio Queens

    I too purchased queens from Dan, and was very pleased with his service (received queens the next day after he shipped.) Unfortunately, 2 of the 3 hives didn't like them and killed them through the...
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    Re: Can you combine colonies in a TBH?

    I've combined a queenless top bar colony with another using newspaper duct taped in place successfully. I just removed the tape and what was left of the newspaper about a week later.
    Matt
  24. Re: How to install Betterbee Front Entry Pollen Trap?

    Chas:
    It makes the bees go through small openings that remove the fresh pollen from their pollen baskets on the bees legs, so you can save it to make pollen patties with or sell as another hive...
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    Re: Newbee with LARGE wild hive

    It was a joke about pesky neighbors, not bees, Brad.
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