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  1. Thread: Strange honey

    by whiskers
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    Re: Strange honey

    I would label it "Ethiopian honey"and sell it. If your customers don't like it they will blame the Ethiopians. If they do like it they will ask you to get more in.
    Bill
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    Re: lure a hive out of a old tree

    Go look at "swarms, trapouts, and cutouts" section. Especially read posts by Cleo C Hogan. If you email him he will send you plans and instructions for doing this.
    Bill
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    Re: Vote for Google doodle!

    Ditto.
  4. Re: First year failure, long time listener. (Questions and comments)

    Boddah-
    I think he meant pine, not pin.
    Bill

    Sorry, I didn't see that this was in the post above.
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    Re: Making the cut for frame rest in bee box

    Grandpa would have used something like this-...
  6. Re: Firewood question: how can a cord stack 4' wide with 18" logs?

    Using data from the link in post 25- red oak (considered prime firewood around here) .00619 MBTU/pound, sugar maple .00620 MBTU/pound, poplar (American aspen, considered poor firewood here) .00620...
  7. Re: Firewood question: how can a cord stack 4' wide with 18" logs?

    By btu would be nice but the heat content of a pile of mixed species wood would be hard to determine. By the ton would even things out a bit and the wood would come with a scale ticket. I doubt...
  8. Re: Any other newbie getting frustrated with their new hive?

    If you need a nuc box. Look on the front page here for "build it yourself" and in there for D Coats 5 frame nuc. Find a construction site and ask if you can salvage scrap plywood from their...
  9. Thread: USPS dang IT!

    by whiskers
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    Re: USPS dang IT!

    I don't have any idea how long they'll survive in transit, but if they really have found them in Puerto Rico it might be worth it to the insurance company which now is responsible to hurry them right...
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    Re: Honey extractor bearing

    Carve one out of a little block of maple, soak it overnight in vegetable oil. I bet it lasts until you get another and probably much longer.
    Bill
  11. Re: Paper combine swarm w/laying worker colony?

    Some on here have mentioned using a double screen board between the laying worker and the queen right hive for a while, then paper combine.
    Bill
  12. Re: 2 hives with no queen; can i i merge the two?

    I think the problem is geometry difference between the two hives. If you want two hives you could just move some of the queen cells to the observation hive. If there are no laying workers they...
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    Re: I need advice for transferring feral bees

    Putting the box over them will keep the rain off too.
    Bill
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    Re: I need advice for transferring feral bees

    Is there mortar (cement) between the blocks? You used the word stacked which implies held only by gravity to me but that may be a regional thing. If not you can just unstack the wall and recover...
  15. Re: Farmers? When you absolutely MUST use insecticides on crops

    Here is a university of Nebraska publication-
    http://ianrpubs.unl.edu/pages/publicationD.jsp?publicationId=628
    Interesting bits, to me, are, they recommend cutting before the buds mature since the...
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    Re: Planting for bees

    Look here-
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?274-Garden-Planting-for-Bees
    Bill
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    Re: Placing hives on a north south line?

    Some time ago there was a thread here, I believe the the subject may have been bee navigation, that contained a link to an article that indicated that bees have both kinds of cells that are...
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    Re: Converting Lang Nuc to KTBH Hive

    Suppose one takes a hole saw, say 2" or better and makes a hole in both the nuc and the end of the tbh. One then attaches the nuc to the hive such that the holes are aligned and blocks the entrance...
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    Re: can bees eat through spray foam

    Steel wool embedded in almost anything should present a difficult problem to bees.
    Bill
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    Re: Sugar Water Storage

    You could can it. Although not up to current government recommendation for human food, I doubt if anything more than filling hot jars with boiling syrup and sealing is necessary. But why make 1/1...
  21. Re: Queen flew while collecting a swarm from a bait hive

    If she was mated she probably put eggs in that comb. If she is not in there you should find queen cells in a couple of days. That could work out too.
    Bill
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    Re: How to control vegetation around hives?

    Does anybody run chickens under their beehives? Should help with vegetation, should help with ticks, perhaps they would scratch under the hives and dig out and eat small hive beatle pupa, they might...
  23. Re: Bees not building where they are supposed to

    It seems from reading here that anything you do to get the comb flying in formation with the top bar and right side up will be repaired by the bees. String, rubber bands, zip ties, chicken wire, I...
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    Re: Question about Very HOT weather,like 105

    At 105 F and relative humidity around 60 percent the wet bulb temperature is around 10 degrees less ( the principal of a swamp cooler) so a wick covering the roof (say several layers of burlap or...
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    Re: Queenless Colony

    Using data from Michael Bush's website
    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesmath.htm
    and assuming that the queen was lost at the beginning, you are only a couple of days from having a queen emerge. She...
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