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    You might give Jack Tapp in chapell hill a call....

    You might give Jack Tapp in chapell hill a call. Its Busy Bee Apiary, but I think he is feeding HFCS, maybe not though. I have heard he will sell bulk amounts when he has it on hand, and I know he is...
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    just wondering what your doing w/ the...

    just wondering what your doing w/ the yellowjacket nests when you find them?
  3. Thread: Bee Sting Envy

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    I know how you feel, honestly. I keep thinking @...

    I know how you feel, honestly. I keep thinking @ some point I will get where I dont swell, which is the only thing that bothers me. It disturbing to others also when my hand looks like a catchers...
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    What should I do?

    Heres the problem.. I was splitting two hives yesterday afternoon, one hot healthy hive and one healthy rather well producing hive. It was down and dirty, take off supers, break up the double deeps...
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    Is there a daily itinerary for this event. I cant...

    Is there a daily itinerary for this event. I cant seem to find one, but The wife and I are going to bee there. maybe all three days.

    Nevermind: Found it
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    Maybe its possible that there are some crops...

    Maybe its possible that there are some crops around you. I am starting to see some cotton blooms and possibly some soybeans I hope. There are a few trees blooming in my area but I have yet to ID...
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    I gave my bees a bucket of honey and comb from a...

    I gave my bees a bucket of honey and comb from a cut out, and I added some long grasses from the apiary and some grass clippings kinda wadded and twisted loosley so that when I placed this in the...
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    Dont use oil...

    just a note: I used the moat method w/ oil. I will use water next. Bees seem to drown in this, or get in it and die climbing out leaving little "dead bee walking" tracks on your hive legs. A water...
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    Now I know all of them were not working, Some of...

    Now I know all of them were not working, Some of them were having a bible meeting trying to convert some paper wasps to working for the good of the honeybee colony. Btw: Thanks for the conversation,...
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    Holy Thriving Bees, Batman!!

    Ok where here comes resident #2 for my Feral Bee Observation Reserve (My new name for the breeding ground). I have just went and checked out a very big hive today. A fellow beek in the area...
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    I had not thought about this since, in my lack of...

    I had not thought about this since, in my lack of knowledge, I figured that what ever genetic change or behavior that has allowed them to live w/o intervention would carry over into my hive...
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    I most of the time go gloveless.. When I get...

    I most of the time go gloveless.. When I get stung in the side of the hand I swell up big, but the fingertips not so much. It was explained to me that if it is in a area with more loose skin the more...
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    This has got me thinking, a few weeks ago I saw...

    This has got me thinking, a few weeks ago I saw alot of what I identified as Assassin Bugs like this. I knew the adults sometimes take honeybees, but was wondering if they smaller ones might take...
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    sexy ladies there, did you get any phone...

    sexy ladies there, did you get any phone numbers..

    hey, slightly left of center on that bees back.. is that a v. mite?
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    I'll try to help.. im new also but when the bees...

    I'll try to help.. im new also but when the bees build the comb the make a small slope up in the front so that the nectar runs to the back.. I have heard if you turn comb upside down the bees will...
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    Poll: I have already voted and posted but wanted to...

    I have already voted and posted but wanted to report a observation today. I was rehiving a feral collony today onto foundation and caught a beesting right in the end of my index finger. this are is...
  17. Thread: Hive cut outs

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    get any eggs? I spent my fathers day cleaning...

    get any eggs?

    I spent my fathers day cleaning up after a large feral bee cutout from yesterday and transporting the packed hive to my mother in laws :D
    Attack bees, attack now! joke
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    Feral Bee Breeding ground..

    hey I was wondering what you thought about a idea I have.. My mother in law Lives about 15 miles away maybe more and my itallian/buckfast apiary,and I have been told by several beeks that there are...
  19. Thread: baby raccoons

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    Sorry for the delay on the response.. If your...

    Sorry for the delay on the response.. If your serious, heres the link. I dont know how much you would get for them honestly just making a joke. But as far as loving wildlife I am a naturalist, a...
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    hey, some people might like to have parts of...

    hey, some people might like to have parts of thier face swollen up.. I actually kind of wore my swole up ear like a big badge of honor the first day, I was a beekeeper then But I wear a veil now,...
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    Thanks for the reply, it really does.. As far...

    Thanks for the reply, it really does..

    As far as my Questions, I also have some medium frames with plactic cell in them, they came with some supers I bought.. They do not have wax on them, will...
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    The cut-out is done.. :D

    First off I would like to think the inventor or the beevac and beesource.com for the plans, that thing rocked! My wife and myself cut out a hive inside of an old house today. We cut out from the...
  23. Thread: baby raccoons

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    I have a link to a taxidermy forum where you can...

    I have a link to a taxidermy forum where you can sell them for 30-40$ a piece :D
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    thanks for the reply.. I have almost finished my...

    thanks for the reply.. I have almost finished my beevac only the hose left.. I have one more person joining my cutout team (my father) so that will make three, with two veils between us. Ill have to...
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    My first Cut-out.

    I have found I think the best way to do a cut out for experience and the feral bees. It is a old house in the woods that no one has lived in for 70 years and has had bees around and over the door for...
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