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  1. Thread: Shrews

    by RegotBee
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    Come on, Coyote, don't hold it in...!

    Come on, Coyote, don't hold it in...!
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    To each his own, but I would sincerely rather...

    To each his own, but I would sincerely rather trust good technique to an expensive suit anyday and with any bees.

    Maybe if someday I am attacked by hundreds of bees I will change my mind, but...
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    I would be more concerned about why the bees...

    I would be more concerned about why the bees suddenly attacked you in such numbers. I never wear anything fancy--just a veil and a long sleeve shirt. The only time I have ever been stung by more than...
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    Daisy: Thank you. We've had a crazy summer here...

    Daisy: Thank you. We've had a crazy summer here (weather-wise) and it may be that the wild plaintain has been killed off but will come up again all by itself in the spring. I hope to plant your seeds...
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    Daisy: Would you be willing to mail some of those...

    Daisy: Would you be willing to mail some of those plaintain seeds to me? I got stung big time the other day and really wanted to give it a try, but could not find any anywhere. I'd really like to...
  6. Thread: B Weaver

    by RegotBee
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    I've dealt with R. Weaver a couple of times and...

    I've dealt with R. Weaver a couple of times and always had a good experience. The queens were great and arrived when expected. All my interactions with them were electronic, however when I had a...
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    I appreciate you asking this question; I have...

    I appreciate you asking this question; I have been wondering about Bee-go also, but from a slightly different angle: I wonder if one were to use it for an extraction, say from a log or wall, can it...
  8. Thread: Cheap Sugar

    by RegotBee
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    Speaking of sugar... when I have fed, I have...

    Speaking of sugar...

    when I have fed, I have always been sure to use pure cane sugar as that was the advice I received when I first got started. I was told that bees are stressed by beet sugar or...
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    That's a good idea. I will give it a try when we...

    That's a good idea. I will give it a try when we head back out to the pond this weekend. Hopefully the bees will find their salt needs met with a sprinkle of salt on the top cover and will leave our...
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    We had an interesting experience on Saturday. ...

    We had an interesting experience on Saturday.

    I took my children out to the farm where we keep several of our hives just to play around out by the pond. The pond is a good 50 yards or so from the...
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    gibbee, I was thinking that Katy was up near...

    gibbee,
    I was thinking that Katy was up near Dallas; now that I glance at a map I see that we are practically neighbors. If you need any help with your extraction, let me know--I am just an hour or...
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    gibbee, That is the coolest thing I have seen...

    gibbee,

    That is the coolest thing I have seen in a long time. If not for the four hour drive, I'd beg to have you let me come see them in person.
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    One easy way to post pictures is to set up an...

    One easy way to post pictures is to set up an account at
    http://briefcase.yahoo.com/

    Once you have the account, simply click the button that says Add Files. Point it to the files on your hard...
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    Actually, I think most bee veils are black...at...

    Actually, I think most bee veils are black...at least the part you look through. I would guess that a ligher color would scatter light too much and make it very hard to see through.
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    As of this year: 100% mediums (hurray!), 10 frame...

    As of this year: 100% mediums (hurray!), 10 frame format (9 used in supers).
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    Are we talking about that ugly little...

    Are we talking about that ugly little lawn/garden/roadside weed?
    http://www.cloudnet.com/~djeans/FlwPlant/CPlantain.htm

    I can't seem to get rid of the things, and you are telling me they work...
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    I have placed some pictures of the comb capture...

    I have placed some pictures of the comb capture frames here:
    http://briefcase.yahoo.com/regotbee

    The frame shown is the basic Swarm Capture Frame found on this site, except that it has the...
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    I recently did an extraction and used the "swarm...

    I recently did an extraction and used the "swarm catching frames" found at http://www.beesource.com/plans/swarmframe.htm

    The frames were very simple to make and worked extremely well.

    I made...
  19. Thread: Blister/bump

    by RegotBee
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    Bingo! Thanks for the link, tarheit; that is it,...

    Bingo! Thanks for the link, tarheit; that is it, exactly.

    It appears that I have had my first encounter with the Dread Varroa mite. I really had no idea they were so large. I always pictured them...
  20. Thread: Blister/bump

    by RegotBee
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    I recently found a colony of feral bees in a...

    I recently found a colony of feral bees in a fallen tree near some of my hives. As I looked closely at the bees around the entrance, I noticed that several had a relatively large (0.5-1 mm)...
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    I am curious to know if anyone has actually made...

    I am curious to know if anyone has actually made or used the USDA-model 4-frame Honey Extractor http://www.beesource.com/plans/extractor_4.htm

    It looks like a fun project, I prefer to make most...
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