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    Re: mosquito fogger killing honey bees

    we have a mosquito control department in my county and I just called them and let them know I had bees. The stop fogging when going by my place. I have noticed no problems over the last 2 years. ...
  2. Re: Cut Out Bees: Abscond while box open waiting for latecomers?

    Bees are also pretty reluctant to leave the brood.
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    Re: Weighing hives

    I think the easiest way is to weigh with a luggage scale or a big game scale. they can be had on ebay for about $10. tip the hive a bit and weight one side, then the other for a rough idea of total...
  4. Thread: How much wax

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    Re: How much wax

    Danno has to be close. Water is 62 pounds per cubic foot, and wax is a bit less dense than that.

    Search for wax dipping or rosin in the forums. there was a post about 2 years ago about this and...
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    Re: Recognizing Rader Sidetrack............

    I think Rader is secretly the senior manager of the interwebs. This lofty position enables him access to everything via some sort of brain wave search function that is orders of magnitude faster and...
  6. Re: Swarm retrieval assistance using a drone (aircraft, NOT the male bee)

    a slingshot with a nice zebco 33 reel will get a fishing line darn near anywhere that is line of sight.
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    Re: Cleaning Bee Suits & Veils....

    after a cut-out, my gloves go in the washing machine along with anything else honey covered. i set them out on patio furniture to airdry.
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    Re: Hello from West Michigan

    welcome to beesource! there are a few folks here from the GR area, and quite a few in west Michigan.
  9. Re: So should queenless small split just be left to dwindle out?

    i recently has similar experience with a 1st year beek. one hive went queenless and laying worker, the other hive they have was very full of bees and brood...etc. we did a split on the strong hive...
  10. Re: Leftover drawn supers from deadouts with some honey and pollen

    I jsut brush off whatever dead bee parts i easily can and let the bees do the rest. they are quite remarkable in cleaning up combs.
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    Re: power conversion kit for extractor

    any V-belt motor will work. get appropriate pulley and v-belt from local tractor supply company and you're good to go. Assuming you don't have a capacitor start motor, you can get a router speed...
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    Re: Mosquito Control is a Killer!!

    My county has a pretty comprehensive Mosquito controll program and i called them when i was getting into bees. turns out that the department director is a beek. they only fog during daylight i nthe...
  13. Re: First cut-out: some things went well, and others did not

    thanks for the picture and advice. I think things will go a bit more smoothly on my second cut-out.
  14. First cut-out: some things went well, and others did not

    Yesterday was my first cut-out. At the end of the day the bee vacuum almost worked, I almost had enough buckets, and generally, things went almost like I wanted them to. Most of the trouble I had...
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    Re: Testing a Electric Bear Fence.

    it's not as hard to get shockled by a welder as you might think. When welding in the rain or on wet ground, it's not uncommon to get a little tickle now and again. with a wiring set up to promote a...
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    Re: Inner cover for mason jar feeding

    I have fed soe with this method and also like the screen on the hive side of the cover. as for holes, i poked about a dozen or so using nothing more than a small hammer and a brad nail. it seemd to...
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    Re: New hive or new location first?

    i agree that moving them and installing at the new location would be best. certainy some bees will be flying around as you wonrk. this way, they can either find their same old queen by scent, or...
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    Re: adding a queen

    on my queenless hives, I put the queen cage right in there and let them eat away at the candy plug to release her.
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    Re: Have extra queen. what to do with her?

    you can make a small split with a frame of honey/necter, a frame of brood/bees, and a frame with pollen/brood and toss them into a 5-frame nuc with two empty frames. lert them sit there queenless...
  20. Thread: Wd-40

    by KPeacock
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    Re: Wd-40

    up until summer dearth, i can run a weed eater without trouble. in the summer dearth, a full suit is appropriate when running weed wacker.
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    Re: Nuc for a Trap

    I've grabbed swarms in both 10-frame and 5-frame deeps.
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    Re: Moving from TBH Nuc to Lang Boxes

    The only thing i have had to worry about with foundationless frames is that the hive must be quite level side to side. without leveling, sometimes the bees draw the comb from the top of one frame to...
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    Re: Gunfire in Proximity to Beeyard

    i shoot a few boxes on a monthly basis about 50 yards from the hives and i have not seen them take notice in even the slightest degree.
  24. Re: Which hive would you put a honey super on?

    all things being equal, and assuming the bees live up to their reputations, the Carnies will need less honey for the winter, so i'd super them. That's a lot of "ifs" though.
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    Re: Solar wax melter not melting brood comb

    Similar to Ravenseye, i find the solar melter will melt the wax in brood comb, but the dang caccoons soak it up. so when I'm bored in winter, i tie it up in cheesecloth and let it boil in a crock...
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