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  1. Re: Empty pollen baskets but heads had pollen on foragers ?

    Maybe they were bringing in nectar.
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    Re: Ever have a hive turn aggressive.....

    There is always one in every crowd!
  3. Thread: Nuc yard.

    by BigGun
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    Re: Nuc yard.

    Sorry to see your losses. I lost four myself. So far at least.
  4. Thread: Nuc yard.

    by BigGun
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    Re: Nuc yard.

    I see the problem. Improper use of a gargoyle. It belongs in a high vantage point. Cant protect anything setting on the ground.
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    Re: Small Cell Claims Debunked

    Great a study about studies.
  6. Thread: Frustrations

    by BigGun
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    Re: Frustrations

    Al beekeeping is local. Shake some bees in a tub like they use for bussing tables at a restaurant and then pour them into a jar.
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    Re: Bees and Spraying Fruit Trees?

    10 miles away is far enough. President of our bee club list several hives due to a neighbor spraying while blooming. Run away.
  8. Re: What happens when you ask your 11 year old daughter to "paint" hive bodies

    Your bees will never have trouble finding home.
  9. Re: Offered an neglected hive - owner wants it gone ASAP. Safe to move ?

    Wide strips of plywood on each side full height. Use ratchet straps to hold it around.
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    Re: First Nuc Box Build

    Your definitely doing good. We help at an antique/estate auction on weekends.I often see items go thru that would be a good source of materials for less than buying new wood. I don't currently have a...
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    Re: Crush and Strain: Will this work?

    Watch Craigslist for an extractor.
  12. Thread: Nuc boxes

    by BigGun
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    Re: Nuc boxes

    I use 1/4 inch divider but haven't tried 5 per side
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    Re: The weather could be worse.

    1816 wasn't a real long time after the little ice age.
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    Re: Oxalic Aicd - No longer a "pesticide."

    This will probably disappear when competitors get wind of it.
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    Re: War with the SHB Terroists!!

    I saw somewhere a guy was using an ear cleaning vacuum to catch them. As seen on tv. Lol
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    Re: Constant Superseding

    Could the queens be killed by laying workers and the nurse bees just start anew from what eggs are laid instead of a supercedure?
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    Re: Shipping Packages..

    Screen on the top is a bad idea. Someone will set a box on top covering the screen and dead bees.
  18. Re: Greenpeace, and friends, urge pollinator protection language in Farm Bill.

    I just can't trust them.
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    Re: devestating year, need suggestions.

    Sounds like a yard that belongs to a friend. Every spring they start strong and dwindle out over the summer. He found that a neighbor has a thing for using pesticides. Sprays his apples four times a...
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    Is enamel paint safe for bee equipment.

    We were painting some bottom boards yesterday. Not thinking I grabbed a can of blue enamel paint for metal. This isn't spray paint. I remember reading somewhere that enamel shouldnt be used. Is this...
  21. Thread: Mistints

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    Re: Mistints

    You guys have it good. They give a dollar or two off miss tints here.
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    Re: Need beekeeping craft for 4-H

    Some type of candles maybe.
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    Re: Oxalic acid dribble works!!

    Would you mind posting where your info came from? I've been hinting about it myself.
  24. Can I safely combine a laying worker hive with a queen right hive?

    I was considering using a double screen to keep them separated for several days hoping the queens scents from below might stop the laying workers. Otherwise I'm going to brush all the workers off...
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    Re: Good bee friendly tree

    Are the weeping cherries hardy there? They do have small seeds but there really not a problem.
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