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  1. Re: A better beetle trap...how to get a patent

    what do commercial beeks use fo shb....anything. Bee carefull...bettle blasters work great and they are cheap
  2. Re: Does OAV somehow ruin uncapped or capped honey?

    Ever take aspirin? Better check the MSDS. Think twice before feeding it to your bees...might check MSDS before you breath.
    Hazardous
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    Re: clover planting

    I planted sweet clover in the spring...mostly weeds have taken over....if I mow now will the clover recover or die?
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    Re: Is Roundup as safe as we have been told?

    well MB I really don't think it was a disaster ...if it wasn't for the greatest generation on the face of the earth that gave those lives ...we may not be free to keep our bees...and live as free...
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    Winter bee hatch around Tn

    Currently seeing a lot of brood in my hives...would these be the time for winter-over bees in this area?
  6. Re: Long range forcast for another nasty cold winter in central-southeast states, rat

    don't MB live some place on the globe ...lots colder last winter and much cooler summer in Tn ...my part of the globe ... some places it's hotter and some places it's colder .. some places it's dryer...
  7. Re: How long after a swarm should you see eggs/brood

    It has been two weeks now and no eggs...but I spotted the queen. What should a hive look like right after a swarm? No eggs...or brood and not much honey?
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    Re: Best small scale electric extractor?

    you should say "not quite all the honey runs out"
  9. How long after a swarm should you see eggs/brood

    Swarm happened last week....should I be seeing eggs?
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    Re: Honey extractor?

    Beeracuda ...seems that centrifugal force would cause it to happen ...throwing the honey into the adjacent frame.
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    Re: Honey extractor?

    The 9 frame Maxant places 2 frames side by side in 3 places...almost touching...looks like the honey would flow from one to the other...any problem?
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    Re: Best small scale electric extractor?

    DPBs ... with two frames side by side ...and maybe touching .. how does the honey flow out? so .. you need to turn the tangential ones around and cycle again?
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    Re: Tenn/Ky question

    Category 3 carcinogens are defined as substances which cause concern owing to possible carcinogenic effects but the available information is not adequate. There is some evidence from animal studies...
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    Re: Glove alternatives

    Thershey; I used the same type glove at a time when my "dish" gloves were not handy ...only going in to replace syrup ...they stung through the cotton backside ...several times ...had a fat hand for...
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    Re: Tenn/Ky question

    " Slightly better, and on the FDA list as approved, is PDB (Para Dichlorobenzene). But both of these are carcinogens and I have no use for such things in my food supply, and beehives are part of...
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    Re: Tenn/Ky question

    Think I will try both methods this year ...under a shelter that has no sides?
    I have the Bt but can one buy the proper crystals locally without having to order?
    How many crystals do you put on...
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    Tenn/Ky question

    Need some options of storing comb after extraction. Last year I used froze then used Bt dried and stored in plastic containers ...they molded enough where I didn't want to put them back in the hive...
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    Re: Bottleneck straing honey

    I do use the 2 stage strainers..use a capping knife kept warm in a crock pot and warm the extractor with a small heater. How long did it take you to extract 400 lbs? with how much help?
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    Bottleneck straining honey

    Small time beekeeper: just finished extracting 200 lbs. I have two standard strainers that fit buckets from the bee supplier. Using a 4 frame extractor I swap out strainers as they get clogged and...
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    Best info on GMO's

    Popular Science mag has a very interesting article on the subject in the July issue. Seems to be legit scientific real facts opposed to mostly "opinions" that one reads elsewhere. It compares...
  21. Thread: Locust trees

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    Re: Locust trees

    David, same thing happened in my area.
  22. Re: How do you keep your honey pure if you keep feeding your bees?

    I see 'Pure Honey" on labels in the stores....what exactly is pure honey. I see my bees fly far over the trees and bring back whatever is out there to make honey...can I call my honey "pure"? I have...
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    Re: New Queen not laying

    Is this a valid answer: possibility 3 weeks before she starts laying?
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    storeing capped honey

    I really need to remove some of the honey supers...the stack is getting to high for me to handle...and they are getting honey bound with few places to raise brood. Don't have time to extract for a...
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    do they ever pratice a swarm

    In front of one colony there appeared to be a commencing swarm...thousands of bees circling around. Left the yard for a few minutes to gather a box to maybe lure the swarm...as I returned all looked...
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