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    Re: So what are you brewing?

    I've been using beersmith for about a year now. I would have to say it is probably been the best money that I have spent on brewing that I don't end up putting in the bottle. While I don't use even a...
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    Re: Let's play Name That Predator! . . . .

    There was a good sized one hanging out by the East Dorset store not long ago.
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    Re: Choke Cherry as Nectar Source?

    My bees were working the choke cherries something fierce this year. Normally they ignore them for the most part. But once the blackberrirs bloomed they pretty much abandoned them. Can't say if it was...
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    Re: Who else makes maple syrup?

    Everyone has there own likes. In my experience, most people who say that they don't like real maple syrup have either never had the real stuff or bought sub standard syrup.
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    Re: Who else makes maple syrup?

    All of mine are on my own property. Could have more but there is enough there to keep me busy when it is running.
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    Re: Who else makes maple syrup?

    I run 225 taps in Hebron, New York
    All run right to the saphouse and am boiling on a 20 x 66 Darveau evaporator with a Marcland drawoff controlled by my own controller.
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    Re: No brood . . . ???

    How low is the population? Even with just a couple of frames of bees you should have at least a small ammount of eggs and brood.
    Are you sure that you didn't overlook it?

    I'm about 20 miles west...
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    Re: Beware of Betterbee

    Hmmmm... Everytime I've talked to them about woodenware they have refered to "their supplier" and I have a box out in the shop that frames came in (That I had to go look at to be sure), and it says...
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    Re: Beware of Betterbee

    FYI
    No, they don't make their woodenware in house. They have it made for them.

    Not defending anything ... Just letting you know.
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    Re: Most Reliable Solar Electric Fence?

    I use the netting from premier 1 (baited it with bacon) the charger that I have on it is one of the Zareba, I think sp10b ??? Not the best one made but it seems to work. I heard the bear take the...
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    Re: bear fences- which ones?

    Beesty

    Bait with Bacon in the hopes that the bear bites the bacon and takes the shock to the mouth. Really gets the point across.
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    Re: bear fences- which ones?

    I have one of the fences that you are talking about. I have a bear visiting my hives. So far it is doing a good job of keeping it out. I used my own charger because I already had it. The Bear has...
  13. Re: Looking for recomendations, how long to keep entrance closed?

    Thanks to all who offered advise on this. I have just got back from putting some branches in front of the enterances and opening them up. I have used this method before when moving hives but never...
  14. Looking for recomendations, how long to keep entrance closed?

    So after having a bear visit my hives for the second time in as many days. I have moved all of my hives togeather so that I could run the electric fence around them. The first day only one hive...
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    Re: Mini Model of a Bee Hive

    I've seen that one at Betterbee it was pretty small. They had one set up on the counter. Never looked real close at it though. The catalog says 10 x 8 x 11.
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    Re: Still No Honey in NY

    From 3 overwintered colonies I've taken 159 pounds so far. Hope to be able to get some Goldenrod Honey yet.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Hebron, New York zip 12832
    Good sized swarm. Filled (2) 8 frame mediums. Came from a hive that I split this spring. Not sure that they are going to stay. They really did not march in like I would...
  18. Re: Hobby Extractor advise needed, Datant or SAF or ?

    It holds 4 mediums. And it really does not take long to extract them .... Maybe 15 minutes.. Just a guess. Have to flip them over a couple of times to make sure that you don't blow them out. The...
  19. Re: Hobby Extractor advise needed, Datant or SAF or ?

    I have the compact extractor that Betterbee sells. The top pic that you posted looks alot like the top of the one that I have. The gears in it are metal.

    Overall it works ok....

    My biggest...
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    Re: Those darn honey straws again

    Just want to throw a few questions out there.

    When you say honey straw machine, Just how automated are we talking here?

    I know that there are Machines out there that take alot of operator...
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    Re: Not Sure What Tree It Is

    Might be a Box Elder. They are related to the Sugar Maple and Bees will be all over them in the spring when they are all flowered out.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Hived 2 swarms in 2 days.

    swarm #1 ) 8/27/09 a little bigger than a Soccer Ball sized swarm in an apple tree. Pretty sure from one of my hives.

    Swarm #2 ) 8/28/09 A little bigger than a...
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    Swarm catch today

    Cought a swarm today. As usual when I'm doing something where I could get hurt the wife take pics to say "And... just what were you thinking when you tried this?.... huh?"
    I could not get any where...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    8/16/09
    Swarm in a maple tree about 18 feet off the ground. A little bigger than a basketball in size. Hebron, New York 12832
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    Re: What to do with queen from angry hive

    You can always see if she can pass the hive tool test.;)
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