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    Re: Sky Fishing for Drones video

    I don't know how to imbed viedos but here is an interesting one:


    http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/11/4719404/watch-this-slow-motion-footage-of-a-queen-bee-mating-with-a-drone
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    Re: How to Figure Out What is Killing Bees

    Is it possible that a robbing is taking place? Dead bees in front of the hive could be the result of robbing.
  3. Thread: New Hives

    by xbeeman412
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    Re: New Hives

    cut the pollen pattie down to what they will eat in a couple of days so the SHB doesent get at them. I cut the full pattie down to about a 2 inch strip (make 4 per pattie)
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    Re: Significant Other.

    The Wife and I work togeather with the Bees. Just got back from putting pollen patties on and checking on the need for feed an hour ago.
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    Re: Honey house ideas

    How much room do u have to set it up. The number of extractors and honey pumps ect make the size vary. When I was commercial back in the 90s I had a 40 x 60 metal building for My honey house. With ...
  6. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    I like the Idea to help others! That's the great AMERICAN way!
  7. Thread: Prayer need

    by xbeeman412
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    Re: Prayer need

    Will keep You in Our prayers for a speedy recovery and Gods will be done.
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    Re: How do I replace brood box?

    I wouldnt worry to much about that. If it bothers You screw a piece of wood from the outside to cover the opening.
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    Re: My first assoc. meeting

    I run between 35 and 40 hives and have 14 here at the house on 2 acres here. Just be careful when mowing around them. There is no such thing as a stupid question so feel free to ask when some thing...
  10. Re: Anybody ever try a consulting/mentoring service?

    Vonknabe,PM sent to You.
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    Drum grab (single drum)

    Looking for a single drum grab that fits on the forks for moving 55 gallon steel drums.
    Needs to be 100% useable no repairs needed. Will pay up to 200.00 for one that is in a reasonable distance...
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    Laying worker

    This Morning I did a shake out of a hive with a laying worker (wrong!). The hive has not had any worker brood in it for a few weeks and kept getting smaller in worker numbers. The very last frame I...
  13. Re: Do you wear gloves during a frame-by-frame inspection?

    No, use a frame grip to lift frame...saves the hand from being used as a pincushin LOL
  14. Thread: Atv / utv ?

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    Re: Atv / utv ?

    We have a 4x4 450cc that we tie a 25 gallon sprayer on and use it for feeding the yards. During the rest of the year it is uset to spray weed killer on fence rows and around the hives.

    Right now...
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    Re: cutting the grass

    Just a word of caution. I have been keeping bees since the mid 50s so have a bit of experince. Last year I was mowing without My shirt and in shorts and took a pass by one pallet of bees and when i...
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