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    Re: My first cut-out

    Nate:
    It's been 3 days and they are still chasing you into the house, you can hear your neighbors screaming. Get them out to the country ASAP. Out in the country is where you should be waiting to...
  2. Thread: Painting

    by Colino
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    Re: Painting

    Okay I know I'm going to get hammered for this post, but I scavenged some cans of Tremclad, Rustoleum and Cloverdale metal paints and primers. I put on a coat of primer and 1 or 2 coats of these...
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    Re: Anyone watch Katie today?

    Thanks for posting that Ray but that was enough crap to gag a maggot.
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    Old Top Bar Hives Never Die...

    I found a way to re-purpose my TB hives when I switched to Langs. My wife loves them because they are at the perfect height and I added shelving underneath on which she places her tools when tending...
  5. Thread: Skunk Fence

    by Colino
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    Skunk Fence

    I was gone last week for 3 days and before I left the girls were happy and content. When I returned the one hive had turned aggressive, I mean walk near the hive come boiling out aggressive. I could...
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    Re: Update on unattended hive

    It was the same thing with a cut out I did, the hive was under a floor about 4 ft square and a brood chamber about the size of a cantaloupe. I gave the queen room and she started laying up a storm,...
  7. Re: What's going one I thought they were swarming?

    I ran across this video by rjones and he had something like that happen because of a virgin queen. Could your queen have been superceded and the hive followed the queen on mating flights? Just a...
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    Re: Update on unattended hive

    Good to hear that they are doing well.:applause: Just out of curiosity, how big was the brood chamber?
    Colino
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    Re: Checking hives without gloves?

    I seldom use gloves, I'm with Vance G without them you are more careful and have better dexterity. I do get stung but usually it's my fault because I'm moving too fast and crush a bee. I consider...
  10. Thread: Canola honey

    by Colino
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    Re: Canola honey

    Below is a quote of a reply from Allen Dick of honeybeeworld.com. Allen is a retired commercial/provincial bee inspector. I read too that Canola honey crystallizes easy, this is what Allen said:
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    Re: Septic Pipe Bees

    People on city sewer systems won't get the humor in your comment. :D
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    Re: Hive not tended too for 6 years

    I did a cut out last month of a 4 year old hive that was mostly honey and the brood chamber was about the size of a cantaloupe. There has to be a brood chamber or they would not have existed this...
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    This breaks me up every time!

    I think it must be my warped sense of humor.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/uqc6oaet80g5u9a/Team%20America_%20World%20Police.wmv
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    Re: Beekeeping Taken Too Far

    One flower pot to sustain a working colony of bees? If there are such flowers as those I want seeds to plant an acre.
    Colino
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    Is your apiary in here?

    Yesterday Bee Whisperer started a thread called "Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add? " As I was going through the thread I was listening to a piece by Jock O Hazeldean "A Scottish...
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    Re: New Zealand Bees Are Unbelievable

    We bought them here.
    http://www.scandiahoney.com/
  17. Re: Rats? Roaches? Moth? What ate up this foundation?

    A little off topic but this is a nice photo, it could be framed and hung on the wall.

    http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n153/intheswamp00/Honey%20Bees/Hive%20pests/IMG_1333aCustom_zps4a09862c.jpg
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    Re: New Zealand Bees Are Unbelievable

    Neil always sounded good to me because I partied so hard in the 70's that I don't remember them. I always say that if you can remember the 70's you weren't really there.:D
    Colino
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    Re: New Zealand Bees Are Unbelievable

    Another tune of Neil's that lends itself well to bee videos is "Emporer of Wyoming"

    http://youtu.be/e4DVOljCpNQ
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    Re: New Zealand Bees Are Unbelievable

    We paid $171.00 Canadian. That's for a 1kg package,
    Colino
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    New Zealand Bees Are Unbelievable

    I'm finding it hard to keep up with the bees I got from New Zealand. I have to give them drawn comb because if I don't they will pack everything full of nectar. I gave them a second deep and tried...
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    Re: What's damaging my hive?

    Are there Badgers in your neck of the woods?
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    Re: Where are you on the tree of knowledge

    The article is a trick, because the image doesn't show the roots. That's where I figure I am on the tree!:(
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    Re: Field Peas as forage.

    Just like the line from Jaws," We're going to need a bigger boat!" (Apiary) Thanks for the reply. It seems almost everyone around me is rotating into field peas this year. Hows you're swarm trapping...
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    Re: Varroa control explanation please

    This line just answered a question I had. How was it possible for bees from one colony to infect another with Varroa because when ever I observed workers foraging they rarely make contact with other...
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