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    Re: Experience with 4 3/4 extra shallow super

    I sometimes use them with thin top bars, for cut comb honey.
  2. Re: Beekeeping Equipment and Ideas That Are No Longer With Us

    Kelley had a device for putting glue on labels. They also had a metal frame wiring device with a transformer that heated the wire for the foundation. I have many old bee journals dating back to the...
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    Re: Skunks digging holes, and scratching up hives.

    I made hive stands with 2x6 boards setting on bricks. Have not had skunk problems in years.
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    Re: Skunks digging holes, and scratching up hives.

    Could it be that the skunks are eating small hive beetles from the holes they are digging.
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    Re: foundation less frame extractor?

    a few years ago better bee had a extractor that extracted top bar. it was round and flat and you laid the comb flat on bottom, bar side out. you could call bb they may direct you.
  6. Thread: oxalic vapor

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    Re: oxalic vapor

    I vaporized yesterday. I have the jb200 from Heilyser. I have a trailer with 10 hives with solid bottom boards with the 3/8 side up & screwed down to the floor to keep them from shifting when...
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    Re: Aphids, Oak Trees and Bees

    JBJ is correct. If you have any light color honey on your hives it will darken it and give it a honey dew flavor. I would take all my light color honey as soon as i noticed any dark nectar.
  8. Thread: oxalic vapor

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    Re: oxalic vapor

    Thanks for the help.
  9. Thread: oxalic vapor

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    oxalic vapor

    can oxalic acid vapor be applied from the top of the hive, or will it only work from the bottom.
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    Re: Need Better Idea for Filtering Honey

    When your screen or filter clogs put them outside in the shade bottom up and the bees will clean the wax out. this works when thier is no honey flow. I agree with the hot knife.
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    Re: Two topics in one, Wild Carrot and Soybeans.

    I have never seen bees work queen annes lace. Some get it confused with boneset, a minor honey, fall, sorce.
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    Re: Un-capped immature pupas - What's wrong??

    Even the capped brood don't not look healthy to me.
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    Re: Against conventional wisdom..........

    If you do this queen excluder between brood with super on bottom thing you had better have a upper exit for drones to excape.
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    Re: Preventing an extractor from walking?

    I use 4 castors with 3/4 plywood works very well. I have an older 24 frame root extractor,very heavy. When i am through extracting i use a cheap small floor jack to tilt the whole platform and tank...
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    Re: Questions about regular sweet clover

    I work the soil in July early & again later in the month to cut down on the weeds. Then i plant the first part of Augest. It blooms the next year. Then when the bloom is gone i start over again. In...
  16. Thread: wax foundation Q's

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    Re: wax foundation Q's

    You cross wire wax foundation to keep jt from bowing. Foundation, with a bow, even with vertical wire, or pins, will cause short cells on one side & long cells on the other. the finished product...
  17. Thread: Rotation of frames

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    Re: Rotation of frames

    Google Judy Wu she has some good info on chemicals in comb,
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    Re: 9 frame metal spacers, tried and failed

    IF you hold the supers long side & rock it gently from side to side the frames will space ok. This only works with loose frames.
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    Re: Sweet Clover planting question

    I live in the southern tip of il. I piant sweet clover in augest so it can compete with the weeds. I nave planted on the snow & in the spring with poor results, to many weeds. I work the ground every...
  20. Re: Foulbrood or just an abandoned frame of larvae I'm not sure I Attached photo

    AFB is most often recognized in the brood that is caped. Sunken cappings, greesey wet looking. It strings out when it is mixed with a stick. EFB the larva dies before it is caped. It will turn...
  21. Thread: Knotweed Honey

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    Re: Knotweed Honey

    This is the first year in a long time that i got a fall surplus. One hive got spanish nettle and aster. the other hive got knotweed With a little aster mix.
    i don't know what medical benefit it has...
  22. Re: Wax moth debris on honey in frames - Can you still extract honey

    I would put them back on a strong hive for a couple of days . The bees will clean the frames nicely. Then rob them again. If you are worryed about the wax worms & and eggs you can freeze the frames...
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    Re: Planting Bee Forage

    If you plant sweet clover in the winter or spring it won't bloom until the next year. I like to plant it in august in my area so it will bloom next season. You also have less weeds to compete with....
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    Re: Can bees make honey from soybeans?

    I use to get 2 or 3 supers of soy bean honey in south east Mo.a season. The indeterminant beans are better than the determant beans they keep on blooming and the determant ones only bloom a short...
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    Re: The secret to fume boards

    A beekeeper friend ran 700 hives. He would break the seal & put a wedge, like a narrow cap board, between the supper & hives, long enough to let the bees clean up the burr comb. He said this keep...
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