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    Re: What are they doing?

    I agree with willyC. Bearding because of heat, and no room within. They need another box or they will swarm. I think....lol...good luck
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    Re: LEAKED EPA allows bee toxic pesticide ? ccd ?

    OBAMA had nothing to do with this mess. Preach your politics elsewhere. This is about bees.
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    Re: screened bottom board

    I have sliding trays under my sbb. And quite often they have much dropped pollen on them. It could be that those bees are just gathering whatever they can use.
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    Re: how to build a hive cover with a feeder hole?

    Put hole in "inner cover", surround it with an empty deep, and put the outer cover on the very top again.
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    Re: Screened Bottom Boards?

    What does mice, and vermon have to do with screened bottom boards? Do you think mice can get through a SBB?
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    Re: Screened Bottom Boards?

    I made my own, and each has its own (slide in/slide out) removable shelf under the screen. This shelf I made from alum sheeting which is white on one side, and not rigid. It slides in or out with...
  7. Thread: Heavy flow.

    by DoubleB
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    Re: Heavy flow.

    Dutchbee, I am just across the pond from you in South Central Wisconsin, and I have 5 new two pound packages (in April), and I just this afternoon put on the 5th super on one of the 5. The others are...
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    Re: Mountain camp feeding dilemma!

    FRANCE...I lost 5 hives this winter that way...with bees above on the candy board for feed and then not returning below to cluster. Last fall I knew they were lite on stores, so I made fondant for...
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    Re: Masonite Feeders and sealing....

    I built 8 in hive feeders using 3/8 ply for bottoms. I then coated the "tank" or syrup area with two part epoxy. Ace hardware carries the epoxy, and the two container package was enough to coat the...
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    Re: How did ya'll come up with your handle?

    It seemed kinda natural as it reflects my initials. I also use same in my amatuer radio callsign. WD9BB. Nice to hear (read) everyone sound off on this one....seems I now know you folks even better.
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    Re: building wooden feeders

    I built 8 of them last fall, and did use the 2 part epoxy for the "tank" portion. After useing them this spring they yellowed a little, but were ok. My purpose of epoxy was to keep the inner tank...
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    Re: powdered sugar blower

    Check out Randy Oliver's website: www.scientificbeekeeping.com
    He did research and wrote the articles in past issues of American Bee Journal covering powder sugar dusting, screened bottom boards,...
  13. Thread: Irate Neighbor

    by DoubleB
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    Many states have a "right to farm" law/laws....

    Many states have a "right to farm" law/laws. Beekeeping comes under these laws. It would be time well spent to check on this aspect of the trade. A local beek was being sued because his bees were...
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    I agree with Fuzzy. Earlier this spring I was...

    I agree with Fuzzy. Earlier this spring I was given plans which asked for boards to be cut with certain degree cuts here, and certain degree cuts there.....looking at these plans it was obvious it...
  15. Thread: My wax melter

    by DoubleB
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    My wax melter

    I buy most all my woodenware, but enjoy woodworking projects too. I recently built myself a solar wax melter. I had previously looked for, found, and read a few different designs of melters. Some...
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    I agree with everyone on this. Also, I remember...

    I agree with everyone on this. Also, I remember being told that when robbing is going on there will be more "spilled" honey on outside of hive. Like they are messy in leaving hive with there robbed...
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    Think he was talking "BULL" not "BEES".

    Think he was talking "BULL" not "BEES".
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    I too have all SBB's, and my sliding shelf under screen is sheet aluminum. I do not understand where the moisture is coming from that has been talked about. I do not see it. I use both a hive size...
  19. Thread: Hello I am new

    by DoubleB
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    Boy...I wish I could have started at a young...

    Boy...I wish I could have started at a young age....I only got into the keeping of the girls after retirement. I too do a lot of reading and listening....maybe you could find the nearest bee club...
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    Thanks Hobie!!

    Thanks Hobie!!
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    I have come to learn that it is surprising how...

    I have come to learn that it is surprising how "small" the hole is for bees to suck out the syrup. A supplier near here sells a 2 gal plastic bucket with a lid. The locking lid is quite a bit like...
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    D. Coates...isn't that what they say skunks do?...

    D. Coates...isn't that what they say skunks do? Chew them up and spit em out..Thats what I have read. Had 5 hives, looks like one starved out, leaving the 4 looking alive/healthy. Put dry sugar,...
  23. Thread: Bee Venom

    by DoubleB
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    I like the most of you have been stung many...

    I like the most of you have been stung many times. The stings vary in pain level somewhat, but none seem to bother too much. However, last spring I was stung on top of hand near thumb and forefinger....
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    I made up some fondant for the girls about a week...

    I made up some fondant for the girls about a week ago, but still waiting for warmer weather! Seems we are getting all that AK weather.....likes its 15 below zero here now, just after supper. Will be...
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    suggestion.....Put your feet up, pat yourself on...

    suggestion.....Put your feet up, pat yourself on back, and know you have done an outstanding job.....for all of us to share. THANKS!!!
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