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    Re: 2 3/4 vs 2 7/8

    2 3/4 will work but will need to be enlarged some. I use a small drum sander on my drill.
  2. Thread: pear mead

    by GregSkip
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    Re: pear mead

    Sounds great......I need all the instruction I can get! With each change of the weather I see something different with my bees!
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    Re: pear mead

    Square peg

    Off topic but, just googled Jackson County, AL. Like the area may have to take a bike ride up next spring and visit the cave. We have a caverns near us in north Florida, always love...
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    Re: SHB in Oregon?

    Do a you tube search for the "Fat Bee Man" he has a you tube video where he describes how to use the corrugated sign material to make SHB traps. I use a Beetle Blaster with vegetable oil. Some use...
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    Re: Best robber screen designs?

    Thanks guys for the pictures. Makes perfect sense now. May have to make a few to have on hand, easier than the wooden framed ones I made last summer.
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    Re: Best robber screen designs?

    WBVC

    Do you have a picture of the wire formed into a "W" shape and how it is stapled to the entrance. Where do the bees exit? From the short end? Maybe I'm a little simple but I can't envision...
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    Re: State Bee Inspector!!!!!

    No it is mixed with the sugar syrup at a rate of 1 tablespoon of oil mixture to 1 quart of sugar syrup. In My previous post I said 1 teaspoon but it should be 1 tablespoon. So a quart of the oil...
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    Re: State Bee Inspector!!!!!

    Tj

    Here's the recipe I use.

    Add to a quart jar

    1 cup of honey
    3 drops of lemon grass oil
    2 Teaspoons Tea Tree oil
    1 Teaspoon wintergreen oil
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    Re: State Bee Inspector!!!!!

    I do not remember where I got my recipe but it was from a source here and The Fat Beeman. I read a lot before I used it to be well educated about it. At work now but will try to post the recipe I...
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    Re: small hive beetle question

    Yep, but I know what works for mine. Went through all the hives yesterday with the State Bee Inspector, who said my traps were working great, found lots of beetles in the traps but none walking...
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    Re: small hive beetle question

    Just my .02 and I only have 15 minutes of experience but I use the Beetle Blaster traps with vegetable oil. It doesn't take much oil in the trap, but you have to careful not to spill any, it makes a...
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    Re: State Bee Inspector!!!!!

    I treated with the Apivar Strips beginning in August. I also mix wintergreen oil and tea tree oils in with my sugar water feed. I had to feed from the beginning because they were spits I got from a...
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    State Bee Inspector!!!!!

    State Bee Inspector checked my hives today. Did an alcohol wash and found NO mites, zero!

    After all my mishaps getting started this summer I am really a happy beek! He said they all looked great...
  14. Re: Need some beekeeping tips for South Florida (Sarasota) Area

    Brian

    I don't pretend to know much, only had my four hives since July. Has the State bee inspector met with you? If not, call and have him come by and check your hives. The inspector will...
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    Re: Lifting and moving hives.

    I secure the tops with woodscrews and screw one by two boards to the the body and supers holding them together. Place a screen over the entrance after dark and move them early the next morning...
  16. Thread: Theft

    by GregSkip
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    Re: Theft

    Eliminate the ability to approach your hives in a vehicle, Make Joe Bag-o-dirt climb a locked gate. I have a small farm 45 miles from my home. I have locks on all the property gates. I have cheap...
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    Re: Wax moths and hive beetles

    Thanks, there were small white larvae on the bottom board, did not see any on the frames. I probably need to go back in the hive a check the cells tomorrow.
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    Wax moths and hive beetles

    Where do hive beetles and wax moths lay their eggs! The reason I ask is....... I moved my nuc bees into a new nuc (the old one was in bad shape). I found small larvae on the bottom board. I went...
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    Re: Hello from South Alabama

    Check out http://99-40.com maybe close to you.
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    Re: Any Beekeeepers in South Alabama?

    Just thought of someone who maybe close to you. Go to http://99-40.com these folks have some good info and may be near you.
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    Re: Any Beekeeepers in South Alabama?

    Welcome to Bee Source

    I'm not much help to you as I have only had four hives since July. And I have had my share of bee keeping disasters, mostly self induced. They will usually autocorrect any...
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    Re: Landing practice?

    They were doing a lot of nose dives and they would crash into the front wall and drop to the landing board.
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    Re: Beetle trap blunder!

    How much oil are you putting in the beetle trap? I use the bettle blasters and only fill it about 1/5 of the way with vegetable oil. I cut the end off of a syringe type meat marinad injector to...
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    Re: Lawnmower and bees...problem

    I mow and use the weed trimmer around mine and them seem not to notice. Never had one sting or go after the mower or trimmer.
  25. Thread: Wax Moths

    by GregSkip
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    Re: Wax Moths

    Had moths once this year. Placed the frames in the sun and let the fire ants clean them up. Bees finish the final cleaning when placed back in the hive.
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