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    Re: pulling super and extracting on a rainy day

    I would use a extra bee box with cover on bottom & top to transport the frames. I extracted some last week. I only had one empty box left that I filled. I put some extra frames that wouldn't fit...
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    Re: Does mowing field massacre bees?

    I have wondered the same thing when I walked across the street to my neighbors alfalfa hay field in full bloom with bees everywhere These new self propelled swathers are fast I am sure they grind...
  3. Thread: The Fat Bee Man

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    Re: The Fat Bee Man

    I appreciate him taking time to share his knowledge. I have learned many tips
    His wasp traps work well but I use duct tape instead of a staple
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    Re: How Many Hives will fit in a Truck Bed?

    Thanks Ace & BernhardHeuvel
    I have learned a lot from you Two. I like the idea of pulley & rope to prevent the load from getting away I never thought of that

    BernhardHeuvel did you make those...
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    Re: How Hives will fit in a Truck Bed

    Bernhard & Ace I like the idea of using aluminium ramps. Have you had good luck with the hand trucks? I was wondering if it's better to get a truck with a large base with pneumatic tires and or use...
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    Re: How Hives will fit in a Truck Bed

    Ace I didn't think of stacking them. That would be better to only have Two hives at the rear so I have a path to get into the truck and a path to exit in a hurry if they get riled up.
    I am worried...
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    How Many Hives will fit in a Truck Bed?

    Edit Post should be How Many Hives can I put in a Truck Bed

    I need to move some hives and wanted to put them in the back of an old pickup truck 8 ft. bed and leave the truck at this location for a...
  8. Re: Expanding Apiary without compromising the Dog’s Safety.

    I was worried about my wifes dog last year a golden retriever. She used to jump up at bees flying in front of the hives and follow me to do the inspections.

    She got stung a few times and her nose...
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    Re: Swarm Traps How long before you hive them?

    PA
    I forgot about giving them a frame of brood to help keep them settled
    Thanks
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    Swarm Traps How long before you hive them?

    I have Two 5 frame deep swarm traps with old drawn comb in them. Yesterday I noticed a lot of activity in these Two boxes that have been in my yard for the past Month with no interest shown by the...
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    Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    I just want to say that I have appreciated Mr. Bushes website & his time he takes to tell how he raises bees, I have got several good ideas from him on raising my bees in my 4th year with no mentor. ...
  12. Thread: Solar Gain Tests

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    Re: Solar Gain Tests

    I would love to see this test with bees in the hives to account for the heat the bees generate.
    I have been wondering the same thing if you had the reflective insulation or 1" of foam board...
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    Re: Creating a monitoring station from hivetool.org

    I am very interested in the same type of monitoring system, I was getting hung up on programming load cells. I like the scale you bought

    Hopefully more will chime in

    Sorry I'm not much help...
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    Feeding Treated Syrup To Early?

    I have Four hives overwintering just starting to come out for cleansing flights. One hive that doesn't get as much sun as the others I suspect nosema? The front of the hive has a lot more brown...
  15. Thread: Balloon hand

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    Re: Balloon hand

    Unless I can't breathe. The only cure the emergency room will provide will be extracting all the green from my wallet
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    Re: Honey crystalizing before I can give it away

    Tgil
    We are in a similuar situation I left my first bucket of honey in a 5 gal bucket after extraction this fall in the garage and the honey has started to crystalize.

    I have put the bucket in a...
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    Time & Temperature to Melt Pail of Honey

    I have my first 5 gal. pail of honey I extracted this fall that has turned very thick. (a fork would almost stand upright in it) Thursday night I put the pail in a old upright freezer I converted to...
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    Re: Help! Door to honey house got left open!

    I am assuming you went in and brushed the bees off the frames of honey and put the frames in a covered box to save the honey?

    Can you remove anything else from the honey house that they want such...
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    Re: How to Clean Wax off Wife's Pot?

    Thanks for the tips

    The propane torch and paper towels seemed to work the best I may have to give it a second try latter but it is pretty good.

    I am just glad I didn't use MY stainless thermos...
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    Re: How to Clean Wax off Wife's Pot?

    Thanks for the reply. Thats what I was afraid of.

    vance I will try the propane torch and some clean rags. I have tried boiling water in the pot but I cant seem to get rid of the wax.

    She...
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    How to Clean Wax off Wife's Pot?

    What is the best way to clean up a wife's pan with wax residue. I used HER pot to to keep the uncapping knife hot while extracting now it has a wax residue and a wax ring at the high water level. ...
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    Re: Hive scale...what type?

    Here is a link to a article about Hive Monitoring System from Anne Marie Fauvel Affiliate Professor at Grand Valley State University, Michigan

    I would love to have a system like this but to save...
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    Re: How Long Do Bees Hold a Grudge?

    The Bees seem to have won this round. I am not working outside today every time I go out a couple of bees start buzzing me.

    I am guessing they will burrow into my hair and sting me, I don't want...
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    Re: Started fogging today.

    Glock
    Thanks for posting your results. How many boxes do you have on when you are doing the OA Vapor? I am trying with Three boxes on but I never seen a any gas vapor fumes when I lifted the lid...
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    How Long Do Bees Hold a Grudge?

    Last night I took the supers off and put them down to Three deeps. This Morning I tried treating with OA Vapor and retreated after One Hive

    Holy Cow they were mad. I got stung through my jacket...
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