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  1. Re: Jeez...who knew honey could be so heavy!

    Well then I'll see ya at the airport when you arrive! The rivers are fishing great and the boat all ready to go!
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    Re: Is it too late for comb building?

    I wonder this also, iam in Montana. I think you answered your own question with the frost date. At least that's how iam considering the decision . I think we have time , if the hive is in the mood....
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    Re: 8 frame or 10

    Iam pretty fit and relatively young. I lifted a eight frame deep a few hours ago and it kinda sucked ! Iam going the medium route next year. I like what M .B. Writes about bee decision making also...
  4. Jeez...who knew honey could be so heavy!

    I have never had to lift a hive with honey before and iam thinking a fork lift would work better! Jeez who would have thought! How do you smoke the bees down while trying to put on a box that weighs...
  5. Re: Ideal configuration within wintering hives in a very cold climate

    Bump-good question
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    Re: Southern beekeepers

    :lpf:
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    Southern beekeepers

    It's 40 degrees and raining in Montana today!?! You are Lucky to be somewhere warm!!! Ah to be back in the islands!
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    Winter bees in Montana

    Curious as to how you can tell when your winter brood is bieng made and about when it happens in the northern Rocky Mountain regions. Thanks for your replies
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    Re: How SWEET is the Mix?

    Some believe /theorize or perhaps have proven- 1:1 by weight, that is a pound of water a pound of sugar, helps with build up . 2:1 is used as a storable food source in the fall. Many opinions and...
  10. Re: Stupid question: how many beekeepers are scared of bees?

    Kayaked class 5 white water, surfed 12 foot pipeline , ran off a 10000 foot peak with a hang glider , 32 and 10 boxing record and have to breath deep and focus to deal with the bees! My wife said...
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    Re: Questions for oxalic acid users

    Ahhh...!! Got ya to keep the heat isolated in the tip!! Hmm? Ok back to the shop
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    Re: Questions for oxalic acid users

    Thanks guys. I all ready cooked the 1107 so looks like 1104 next and after I spend 150 bucks screwing around I'll by one ! Thanks again
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    Re: Questions for oxalic acid users

    Ok thanks I'll time with temp and make an educated guess. I have an old welding blanket I'll sand which between aluminum and pan. When the acid is boiling do you shut off or when it's gone from...
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    Questions for oxalic acid users

    I built a vaporizer and I understand from threads a target range of 300+ is required for the oxalic to do it thing. My questions are; does the 300+ degree piece of aluminum inside the hive have the...
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    Re: Nasty Honey Badger

    This is awsome!!!
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    Re: What not to do in a dearth...

    I'll do the next two things wrong to cover both of us! At least the learning curve is steep! Have a great day!
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    Re: Is it possible?

    Right ! Iam however skeptical that I do anything right as far as beekeeping would be concerned. With that being said, if oxalic acid is somewhat safe and I just built the gizmo for 15 bucks ,would I...
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    Re: Is it possible?

    Awsome thanks. I have built a oxalic vaporizer could it hurt to just treat with it anyway?
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    Is it possible?

    Is it possible to have a zero count for mites doing a sugar shake or should I consider it a failed test. The test was carried out as instructed on many sites, threads and books.the hive is a thriving...
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    Re: Varroa Mite Treatment

    I really didn't know so much about the microbes at that time...
    Does this imply that the treatment may adversely effect the microbes in the hive or are you eluding to something else? I too am trying...
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    Re: First Year Package swarmed today.

    Feeding can I courage swarming?
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    Re: Best Gloves

    I use my tig welding gloves, they are tight and pliable and elbow deep. The bees don't care about them and I have good dexterity and when your done you can weld on your hot rod or take a pie out of...
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    Re: The best beehive Cover

    Not to beat a dead horse but would a top built more like a homes roof work more betterer? Ie; soffit and ridge vents or gable end vent or both. All the extra room still available for feeders and what...
  24. Re: Epic fail and the nicest bees a guy could have

    Not well enough!!!
  25. Re: Epic fail and the nicest bees a guy could have

    Yeah good advice! Iam done with the whole box full o lose syrup! I put my mason jars back and Iam doing the bucket as we speak. Thanks !
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