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  1. Re: Are/Can almonds be grown in other areas of the country?

    There is supposedly a zone 5 Almond that is for sale here in WI. I may pick up a couple to see what they do. My guess is that our spring freezes are too unpredictable, and may damage early blooms,...
  2. Re: Kirk Webster January 2016: FERAL AND MANAGED COLONIES

    Why not just ask Kirk for clarification?
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    Re: New Hive - No Shake Installation?

    I truly do not understand why this, "no shake" thing is getting so popular. Just get them out of the box, into their new home with a little feed, and then just enjoy watching them come and go for a...
  4. Re: Potential Problem if my Bees Make it Through Winter

    I have been tapping the first week in March, till about mid April, depending on the weather.
  5. Potential Problem if my Bees Make it Through Winter

    This is my third winter keeping bees, and my third winter making maple syrup, outside. It looks like I will finally have bees come spring. What, if anything should I do to keep bees out of my maple...
  6. Thread: Gunfire

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    Re: Gunfire

    Will not bother them in the least! I think mine like the smell of burnt gun powder :)
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    Re: 10 Mistakes New Beekeepers Make

    Just 10? I must be an over achiever!!! LOL
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    Re: I HATE mice!!!

    I have top entrances, and I still had mice the first year, no mouse guards. I bought into the top entrances being mouse proof, but never really asked myself why? I think that mice will not go in a...
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    Re: Anybody else celebrating Festivus today?

    Dean, you need to get out more!!! Maybe next year? :D
  10. Re: Parmak 12 - life and maintenance of the unit?

    I have had a Parmak 12 for three years now. Two weeks ago I found a cage from one of my blueberry plants laying on the hot wire and shorting it to ground. Needless to say the battery was dead. I...
  11. Re: Trick to getting honey bottle cap to face directly forward

    That is his USDA, growing zone for plants
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    Re: 2015 YTD Sting Count

    65, but I inspect naked. I too like to live life on the edge! :shhhh:
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    Re: Electric Fence (not for bear)

    You can buy electric poultry netting, that would be easier than trying to keep a wire that is three inches off the ground, free of grass.
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    Re: Mountain Camp

    Wow, and we are not even into the beginning of winter, yet! :)
  15. Re: November in MN and the girls are still bringing in pollen and kicking out drones

    I thought it was really nice to see the bees flying yesterday. I am not so worried about what the winter may bring! If it is warmer here, it will still be around zero instead of -20. I think that...
  16. Re: Can a Queen Fit Through #4 Hardware Cloth

    I run TBHs, three of my hives have side entrances. Those entrances are 1 inch diameter holes, one of the holes has #4 hardware cloth stapled over it permanently, and left open year round. The funny...
  17. Can a Queen Fit Through #4 Hardware Cloth

    I make my mouse guards out of #4 hardware cloth and am thinking about just leaving them on all year round?
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    Re: Mountain Camp

    I can understand your point, but my question is, "What is the difference between dry sugar and fondant being put on a hive?"
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    Re: Mountain Camp

    Thank you everyone! This gives me a great place to start from, and several good ideas as well!!!!
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    Mountain Camp

    Evening, If I want to try putting dry sugar on my hives this winter, how much do you use in pounds, or cups, or handfuls? Thank you!
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    Re: how to open hive?

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    That simple tool can be made from a brazing rod or other stiff piece of wire, the short end is sharpened on the top edge. You insert it parallel to the comb that you want to cut, when you...
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    Re: How do YOU mix 50 gallons of syrup?

    Have you looked in RV water system pumps? I am also looking at this pump for building an RO system for my maple syrup set up. According to the manufacturer it can run on 24VDC. Though I did get that...
  23. Re: Natural Farming practices insure Bees survival and possibly ours.

    What about the trees that do not like to be hugged, and just want to be left alone? :D
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    Re: Varroa shouldn't develop resistance to OA?

    I do think that it is funny! However, I do not nor will I ever have kids! I am funny like that!

    Deserts are formed by cutting down too many of the trees in a brittle environment. Ever wonder what...
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    Re: Varroa shouldn't develop resistance to OA?

    By then, we should be gone, and the bees will be fine! :D
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