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  1. Thread: wild pigs

    by Riskybizz
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    Re: wild pigs

    BeeGhost

    For the benefit of all would you mind posting a few pictures! :kn:
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    Re: Increasing cell size

    John
    my post was simply pointing out that our European queens readily lay in small cell comb without it being introduced. Sorry you weren't able to extract that from my post.
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    Re: Increasing cell size

    Those who have kept bees for any great length of time know very well the reduction of standard size brood cells down to small cell 4.9 and lower due to numerous years of brood rearing and cocoon...
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    Re: Russian sage is impresive

    Our Russian sage (Perovska) is always loaded with bees. Used primarily as an ornamental plant by landscapers here because its very drought tolerant and thrives in poor soil. Native to Afghanistan...
  5. Re: Today's harvest - eight frame spacing in a twelve frame box.

    Sweet I wrote you a long reply but my cell phone are it. GRRRRRRR. Long story short we use frame spacers in our honey supers and never mix brood combs with extracting comb. Drawn comb for honey ...
  6. Re: Today's harvest - eight frame spacing in a twelve frame box.

    Hey of Frank

    I was reading recently about the plight of the California beekeepers who are harvesting very little surplus because of the severe drought conditions. Looks like that hasn't affected...
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    Re: Maxant bottling tank?

    Most people find the need to purchase an extractor first and then a bottler. Your friend might get a little tired of subsidizing your business plan. I have a couple Maxant bottlers and they are...
  8. Re: Today's harvest - eight frame spacing in a twelve frame box.

    Sweet

    I see no merit to any of your above comments. Just wondering what type of an operation you're referring to.
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    Walter Kelley multi-purpose tank

    I started a couple of threads the last couple of years asking if anyone has purchased and used the multi-purpose tank sold by Walter Kelley. Nobody ever said they had one. I was very interested in...
  10. Re: Would honey support a diabetic in a Post Apocalyptic Event?

    I'm sure glad we have web M.D.
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    Re: Timer for Maxant Sr Capping Spinner

    I have thought about a cappings spinner for next season. You have to run it "for several hours" to produce dry cappings. Is that standard operating procedure for that machine? It doesn't seem very...
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    Re: Foundation or not?

    "Foundationless is noticeably faster."

    In my experience I have never known that to be the case. As most of us fully realize bees will only drawn comb as the need dictates, depending upon several...
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    Re: Have you ever proselytized for beekeeping?

    "You have to wonder how those bees manage to make it with no feeding... "

    I don't wonder at all. There is a simple ratio involved; rob too much honey from your bees when there really isn't an...
  14. Re: Recent experiences with Rossman Apiaries?

    I have placed orders with Rossman's for several years and have always been pleased with their sales and marketing approach. The items were always sent out immediately, and they followed up with...
  15. Re: Buy proven survivor stock or continue to develop my own

    well stated Tom
  16. Re: Buy proven survivor stock or continue to develop my own

    well stated Tom.
  17. Re: Buy proven survivor stock or continue to develop my own

    "but too hot for the average bee keeper"... Your post indicated that you have only been keeping bees for a few years. Aren't you also an average beekeeper? What would make you assume that someone...
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    Re: The End of F.W.JONES beekeeping supplies...

    Now thats what we all like to see a real "feel good" happy ending to the story...a couple of gentlemen working out a mis-understanding.
  19. Re: Maxant Extractor reel/basket runout comparison

    Good luck with your next extractor if you purchase one.
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    Re: Fall flow not happening in Midwest?

    Tommy

    My comment was directed towards Marc the original poster not you.
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    Re: Fall flow not happening in Midwest?

    Nucs have to be given stores in order for them to build up to a point where they have foragers to collect available nectar. Check your strong hives to see if they are storing a surplus. Nucs are...
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    Re: There has to be a better way (moving hives)

    We move a lot of hives here to establish other yards but I would never entertain the idea with maxed out colonies at the peak of their production. We move most of the colonies as singles (in the...
  23. Re: Maxant Extractor reel/basket runout comparison

    (missing the bolt-down lugs to mount to my platform)

    Thats not a Maxant supplied item is it? I bought by bolts from Home Deport to secure my base to my platform.

    "Heck, Dadant is doing it! "...
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    Re: Beekeeper out of convenience

    "Now I have my own hive "

    Welcome Kelly. As the bee colony in your wall is non-accessible you really don't have a hive; the bees have just taken up residence. Remove them from the wall and put...
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    Re: Where to Buy Bulk Sugar?

    Mann Lake Ltd.
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