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    Re: Another typical foundationless disaster

    I think I would give that hive away and see if you can start one that is a bit more of a challenge. What's the fun in perfection?
  2. Re: Long Lang Hive frame question - Michael Bush et.al.

    I have 4 long langs. Two are 30 frame and two are 20 frame. I used deeps because those are mostly what I run on reg. langs. When you are working the hives one frame at a time why not use the biggest...
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    Re: montana beekeepers (legislation)

    As I understand it, under the new regulation we will have to have a commercial type kitchen to extract and bottle in. approved 3 compartment sink, hand washing sink, approved drain system, washable...
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    Re: Lowes paid me to paint my new nuc's!

    The rebate was an online one. No paperwork. I got an email today from Lowes saying my rebate was processed and gave me the tracking number. Who knows. It could be the old check is in the mail thing.
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    Re: Lowes paid me to paint my new nuc's!

    Not sure what your point is with the $40 paint. The normal price for the 5 gal. was $150.00. The rebate was $40.
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    Lowes paid me to paint my new nuc's!

    Stopped in my local Lowes to pick up a few items. Thought I'd walk through paint and see if they had any mistints. I just made 15 deep nuc boxes and they needed to be painted. They just happened to...
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    Re: Montana beekeepers , questions

    We live just down the road, between Belgrade and Manhattan. Relax you will be just fine. There is still 2-1/2 months of foraging left. They aren't using the syrup
    because they would rather have the...
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    Re: Honey house questions

    We recently remodeled a vet clinic we built 10 years ago and there was no sign of moisture in the walls. We have also replaced the fiberglass panels in a vet clinic and a couple of dairy barns with...
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    Re: Honey house questions

    I'm a beek from Montana but my day job is steel buildings. We have a building system that is 100% galvanized(not a quonset hut.) We build a lot of veterinary buildings because of the number of times...
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    Strange beehavior I think?

    Got a call for bees in the soffit of a shed. When I arrived it was a small garden shed with a handful of bees around a hole in the soffit. Not many coming and going and just a handful at the...
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    Re: Absconding cutouts?

    I had a cut out from a duck box earlier this spring. I put them in a dead out from last winter. I also put their own drawn comb and brood in the deep. Thought it would be the perfect home. They...
  12. Re: Does anyone have any of these laying around? Would make great top bar hives

    There was an iron lung on one of the reality tv shows in the last few months that sold for over a thousand dollars. Evidently there aren't as many as you think and they aren't junk.
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    Re: Comb honey in eatery

    As beekeepers we look at that and say how cool is that. Non beeks would look and go what the heck do we do with that, or how do we get the honey out of the little holes. Some people in the US would...
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    Dadant 6/12 upgrade

    I recently purchased a used Dadant 6/12 radial extractor with a single speed motor. I would like to upgrade it to a variable speed. Any one out there have any experience in doing that?
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    My wife made a batch of Lauri's sugar bricks where she forgot to use a rolling pin to compress the bricks in the cookie sheet. They fell apart. The three batches where we compressed them with the...
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    They worked great here in cold Montana. in fact we are still feeding them. Lost one out of 12 that were fed them.
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    Re: Anaphylactic shock

    Very well said Michael.
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    Merry Christmas in late April

    When will it ever stop? Woke up to 4" of heavy wet snow on April 28th. This global warming makes me shiver. Saw my first dandelions this past week. Now they are buried. Wintering bee's are easy it is...
  19. Re: I think I have a medical disorder or maybe I'm just stupid.

    When it comes to stings I can't and won't speak for anyone else but in my case the more I'm stung the less reactions and the better I feel.
  20. Re: I think I have a medical disorder or maybe I'm just stupid.

    I used to swell up like a balloon when hit in the face, but after getting stung on the hands(through gloves) 30+ times during a cutout last year, I don't swell any more. Now it just stings a little...
  21. Re: Why don't feral bees have to follow the rules?

    It looks to me like they just might be smart enough to read them themselves. I don't want them to think they screwed up.
  22. Why don't feral bees have to follow the rules?

    Just did my first cutout of the 2014 season in Montana. Still snow on the ground in spots. Dogs water still freezes every morning. Colony of bees in a wood duck nesting box. By the look of the comb...
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    Re: Fondant is a pain

    Use Lauri Millers recipe for sugar blocks. No cooking, easy and the bees love them. She also has a great pollen sub. recipe. You can find the recipes on this forum or at her facebook page. Miller...
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    Re: 2013 - 14 Winter losses -Scientific American

    Human logic would say that when a bee takes it's last bite of honey in the cell it would back out and find another cell. It wouldn't just set there and die. At the very least if they were starving to...
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    Re: What did you learn this winter?

    Have to agree with M. P. Bee's don't die from cold. Worst winter in 30 years. -43 actual was the worst night, and several days between -15 and -30 in a row. I lost 1 out of 12 in conventional...
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