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    Re: Quick, Lots of bees to install!

    Buy it or not, it's one method that works successfully and is used by some. Sounds off the wall, I know...
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    Re: Quick, Lots of bees to install!

    In the past when installing large volumes of packages I've removed the queen, replaced the lid and dunked the package under water for a second or two, then shook the bees into the hive and replaced...
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    Re: Crohn's and Honey

    I have crohn's, it sucks. Literally, it sucks the life right out of you. I've dealt it for about 13 years. For the first couple of years, I just tried to ignore the pain until I became anemic and...
  4. Re: Most efficient use of lumber for building hives?

    For optimizing sheet stock when building tops and bottoms I use the free version of http://cutlistplus.com/. It works great for optimizing and saves a lot of time because you don't have to think...
  5. Thread: Per Hive Income

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    Re: Per Hive Income

    The worksheet is a good exercise to go through, for any size operation, especially young folks keeping bees for 4-H or FFA. Given the values are in Canadian Currency, they're actually not too far...
  6. Thread: Formic Acid

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    Re: Formic Acid

    Grant- There's quite a bit of it to be found around KC in larger quantities. Must be a lot of taxidermy going on ;-)

    I've used Miteaway II and had good success with it. Cost per hive for...
  7. Thread: Formic Acid

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    Formic Acid

    All- Looking for a couple gallons of formic acid. I don't need 55 gallons and that seems to be the quantity local suppliers want to sell it in. Shipping a 5 gallon pail to Kansas from Wintersun...
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    Syrup

    alpha- Thanks for taking time to post your recipes. My concern with the syrup recipe is it seems to make a minimal amount for commercial requirements. How much of the syrup mixture do you feed...
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    Sure it does, good point.

    Sure it does, good point.
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    Nuc purchasing guidelines... All nucs are not created equal.

    'Tis the season for nuc transactions- 1st timers/hobbyists looking to buy and folks in the industry hoping to fill the buyers need while efficiently generating another source of revenue from their...
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    I've had good luck with aluminum window screen...

    I've had good luck with aluminum window screen wire. Drill a hole in the lid between 1/2" and 2" and melt the aluminum onto the inside of the lid by heating a piece of pipe and placing it over...
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    I made up 30 out of 1-1/2" pink foam board a few...

    I made up 30 out of 1-1/2" pink foam board a few years ago. They work good unless you're in an area with coons and other similiar varmits. Mine have an integral feeder at the rear. The varmits can...
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    Yes, 20x8x10.

    Yes, 20x8x10.
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    You might try this company-...

    You might try this company- http://www.completepackage.com/products/rsc_ect32.php
    I've bought their 20x8x1 ECT 32 (corregated cardboard) Kraft boxes to use as nucs. They're cheap (< $1) and they...
  15. Thread: Mini Mating Nucs

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    WV- Neat system. What keeps the feeder from...

    WV- Neat system. What keeps the feeder from leaking?
  16. Thread: Amy's Bee Labels

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    Amy's Bee Labels

    Here's a plug for Amy and her labels. Quality, prompt, and affordable service. Here's a link to a previous thread with her business information-...
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    Magnolia- 3/14/07 zip- 66203

    Magnolia- 3/14/07

    zip- 66203
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    Siberian Elm- 3/10/07 Hybrid Crocus- 2/26/07 ...

    Siberian Elm- 3/10/07
    Hybrid Crocus- 2/26/07

    zip- 66203
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    2/28/07- Silver Maple 66203

    2/28/07- Silver Maple
    66203
  20. Thread: Soybeans

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    Anyone have an idea of what Group # of soybeans...

    Anyone have an idea of what Group # of soybeans stop producing necter. The group # describes the time to maturity of soybeans, the larger the # the longer time to mature. Here in NE Kansas we...
  21. Thread: Card board nucs

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    How's this for cheap- I buy 20x8x10 corrugated...

    How's this for cheap- I buy 20x8x10 corrugated boxes for $.50/ea, usually in bundles of 25. Staple a wood lath on the inside of each end to support the frames and paint with a coat of lemon scented...
  22. Ron- Here's a link to paint conditioner's that...

    Ron- Here's a link to paint conditioner's that all the big box hardware stores carry-
    http://www.floodco.com/Flood/Products/Exterior/PaintAdditives/
    This stuff works great especially when for...
  23. Thread: CO-OP

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    Purchasing direct from the manufaturer makes the...

    Purchasing direct from the manufaturer makes the most sense to me.

    Something in terms of the pricewatch site wouldn't be too difficult to implement for someone with knowledge of web development,...
  24. Thread: CO-OP

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    I've considered starting a co-op before and think...

    I've considered starting a co-op before and think it's a great idea. Obvisouly the first thing that comes to mind is bulk pricing on supplies, but a co-op could also act as an agent to bring hobbiest...
  25. Thread: Wooden Sections

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    I also purchased 15 shallows at an auction a...

    I also purchased 15 shallows at an auction a couple years ago with the sections installed. I've never used them and have no idea how. Instructions and/or photos would be great.
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