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    Re: NEED ADVICE! Bad reaction to sting!

    You know the old saying that if you stick your hand in a dog's mouth and he bites you its a mistake.... If you do it again you are ??????????. The reaction you had is life threatening and reason...
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    Bottling Tank

    I have a Maxant botting tank with dripless valve (almost dripless). It is a great product and my tank holds about 16 gallons of honey. For those of you who use bottling tanks do you maintain a low...
  3. Re: Replace the queen of quick and simple way : is it true?

    Where exactly do you place the plastic cell in the hive? If there is a super does it go into the super or if there is no super I assume it goes into the upper brood box. Is that correct? Great system.
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    Re: Wrapping hives in cold climates.........

    I wrap with construction bags from Home Depot. They are generally white with a great deal of printing on them. They are very tough and can hold construction debris. I keep them double folded and...
  5. Re: Have not even started and already discouraged...

    If you live in Lake County join the Lake County Beekeepers Association. I am certain they will be a wealth of information for you since you are just starting.
  6. Re: TF For 5 Seasons of More - Please Stand Up

    This is my 5th year and I have had very poor success . This winter I have wrapped my hives, used insulation and better ventilation and candy boards with the hope of some success. I have 12 hives and...
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    Re: No Stores Going into Winter

    Comments about Hitler are not appreciated in any respect.
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    Re: Wrapping hives in cold climates.........

    Are those boards covering the entrance nailed on or just resting against the hive. Very interesting.
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    Re: Agricultural exemption illinois

    In Illinois there are 2 issues to deal with. Frequently people confuse a zoning with a tax exemption. In essence there are no exemptions but there are specific local laws that govern zoning and...
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    Re: Combining 2 deeps with 2 deeps

    You are correct.
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    Re: Combining 2 deeps with 2 deeps

    I did a newspaper combination and then placed a feeder on top of the hives that holds 2 gallons. I did dribble some syrup in the hives as Michael palmer suggested.Each hive had 2 deeps and only one...
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    Re: Combining 2 deeps with 2 deeps

    Michael
    Thanks.I went back and read your response and I plan to do that tomorrow.You comment regarding the queen is very interesting and quite frankly I believe one hive either is queenless or has a...
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    Combining 2 deeps with 2 deeps

    I have 2 of my hives (each with 2 deeps)that are very weak. Has anyone ever combined 2 deeps from one hive with 2 deeps from another hive?
    I could shake some of the bees from the top deep of each...
  14. Re: Yellow Jackets robbing hive how to stop

    I have a serious wasp problem this year as do many folks. I have not had a situation where they have robbed a hive but I have found nests on the underside of the outer cover. Since use screened...
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    Re: Observation Hive

    Michael
    The weather is supposed to be about 59F. I plan to pul the frames the evening before and give the presentation the next day and return frames that afternoon. Thanks for the insight as I go...
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    Observation Hive

    Next week end I was sake to make a presentation on beekeeping and would like to use my observation hive. The weather is getting around the mid 50's and I am concerned about disturbing the brood...
  17. Thread: Fondant

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    Re: Fondant

    Our weather is getting cold at night and they have stopped taking the syrup. I even had some frozen in the morning hours. I could wait for a few warmer days and add more but it will have the same...
  18. Thread: Fondant

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    Re: Fondant

    Michael
    I am using fondant for the first time. I am in the midwest and wonder if there would deb any harm using the fondant at this time rather than a month from now when the weather can make a...
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    Insulation Material

    I have some extra space around my sugar bricks and would like to fill it with a safe material. The bricks will sit directly on the frames and I use shallow supers (rather high) but I have them...
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    Re: Winter Prep and Sugar Bricks

    I am not expert in bee survival. But it appears that starvation and excessive moisture were the primary causes. This year I am trying to overcome these issue. I am certain there are numerous other...
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    Re: Winter Prep and Sugar Bricks

    Using your suggestions and others I have found a solution. Iam not able to accurately describe it but I am floating a solid insulating board on top of the blocks. When the blocks are used, the board...
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    Re: Winter Prep and Sugar Bricks

    Michael
    I have been feeding sugar syrup and will do so until the weather gets colder. The bricks are intended for the remainder of the winter as I did not use any bricks last year and had poor...
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    Re: Winter Prep and Sugar Bricks

    I like your system much better than mine. My problem si that I purchased sugar blocks that are 3" thick. They are excellent but present a whole series of other issues in context of size, so I can't...
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    Winter Prep and Sugar Bricks

    I am using 3" thick sugar bricks and placing then in shallow supers and covering the shallow supers with an inner cover and then a cantilever cover, My question is....... there will be a considerable...
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    Re: beedun still can smell on frames

    I have used this Bee-Dunn without any problem. Just don't use as much and follow directions. I have reverted to using nothing as it is quicker and I don't mind the bees. I might add I don't have any...
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