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  1. Thread: Ants!

    by Jack London
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    Re: Ants!

    I've found baby powder to work okay. Just sprinkle it around the hive. It's cheaper than cinammon.
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    Re: Beekeeping is a very cheap hobby

    First year beekeeper here - I've already spent several hundred dollars. I wanted to use a top-bar hive but they are illegal in my state so I've been forced by law to use a Langstroth.
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    Re: An alternative to a smoker

    You may not need an alternative, Michael Bush. But I was just asking out of mere curiosity.

    Funny thing - standards and beekeeping. The standard hive design for thousands of years never involved...
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    An alternative to a smoker

    Anyone ever tried spraying the bees with sugar solution instead of using a smoker?

    If so, has it worked okay? Any problems?

    Thanks!
  5. Re: Ever encountered hostility from other beekeepers over your TBH?

    Thanks to all for the responses so far.

    I have talked with multiple beekeepers in my area.

    I have heard many colorful descriptions from them about TBH. ie,

    "the ABSOLUTE WORST way to...
  6. Ever encountered hostility from other beekeepers over your TBH?

    Do other beekeepers ever criticize or mock you for having a TBH? Just curious how common this experience is.
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    Does smoke taint the honey?

    When you use a smoker repeatedly over the course of a season, does the smoke give the honey a "smokey" taste? Is it bad for the honey?
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    Re: Will Kudzu herbicide harm bees?

    Thanks to all for the responses so far.

    dbest, the kudzu has been killing trees around the edge of my property. One of the trees is currently in danger of falling on my house and destroying it....
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    Will Kudzu herbicide harm bees?

    Hello all - newbie here; first-time poster.

    I am new to beekeeping; I recently ordered my first package of bees and plan on having them in March.

    The other day (after I placed my order), it...
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