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  1. Re: Controlling Pests on Young Apple trees in my Apiary

    go to fedco and get some
    'tangelfoot' and put it on red Christmas ornaments and hang on treest NOW bees don't get stuck but many other apple pests do. do it now before leaf and bud out. the stuff...
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    Re: Touched bear fence

    bee safe! touched a fence that was turned off once during hunting season and it almost knocked me into a different zip code! you have boots on and a bear doesn't. a bear is going to nibble awhile. i...
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    Re: Look who wants to feed our bees!

    PR
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    Re: How fast do your bees drink 1:1 syrup?

    ants love the stuff too!
  5. Re: Bee pulling cracked corn from bird feeder

    jimmy cracked corn and I don't care-they are making jail house late winter hooch! Eikel you got it right! B
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    Re: Deer? Vandals? We shall see.

    Maybe as cluster climbs in late winter, center of gravity gets higher and tipsy in wind? Rest of the box is light from giving up its honey source all winter and bingo- here comes a stiff wind? Tie it...
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    Re: Entrance reducer laying on the ground

    skunks or raccoons-get a Sheetrock screw and with fingers wedge it between reducer and hive bottom and twist a few turns. should wedge and hold unless skunks and raccoons are REALLY hungry!b
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    Re: Praying and Wondering!!

    Thanks for your kind thoughts and now the bees are nice and toastier with a few feet of pure insulation! B
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    Re: Angies List question

    Have you tried farmers markets at the closest larger population centers as a start? Who is going to be your customer and can you supply them now? If your husband is 'just starting out' maybe get...
  10. Thread: Freezers

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    Re: Freezers

    Ace- that is genius! Send postage due! Return to sender!B
  11. Re: Plant recommendation for Chicago suburbs

    I have seen cardinal flower grow in ditch muck and they thrive where they are partially hidden by other plants so might work- they will grow to 3-4 feet high, red and narrow, and are really nice but...
  12. Re: Growing linden trees from seeds for the first time. Any tips would be appreciate

    Porcupine massage-sounds soothing! I remember my poor dog got a porcupine facial once-he loved it and claimed it was 'exfoliating" beyond anything offered at the vet!

    Crazy dog went right after...
  13. Re: Growing linden trees from seeds for the first time. Any tips would be appreciate

    Sorry folks- picking up on this one a little late.

    It is always helpful to have a long term view on planting trees and rewarding. A huge linden came crashing down in the woods after Sandy and we...
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    Re: Artic blast

    now that's funny!!!!! I wrapped mine for the winter with insulation tape! (internet pipe from post #31)
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    Re: Artic blast

    AT- weird winter- 2 weeks ago they were flying like it was mid april! keep the faith the Styrofoam on the cover can help alot and if you have another piece-stack it up. if you haven't already maybe...
  16. Re: What are your thoughts on using medium supers exclusively?

    kilocharlie- thanks for the very detailed description. ill give it a shot! B
  17. Re: What are your thoughts on using medium supers exclusively?

    KiloCharlie- can you send an image or plan for the super saw horse? Coat hanger references has me confused? B thanks
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    Re: Bullet holes for Christmas

    Talk to neighbors and see if anything else was newly shot up. Get the word out what happened and you are pissed, and see if anyone gave Jr. a new rifle for the holidays and ' oh -by the way ' did you...
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    Re: piggy back rides

    designated driver?
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    Re: Wrapping hives in cold climates.........

    THANKS FOR THE TIP AND WILL TRY ( TO REMEMBER) AND DO NEXT YEAR!B
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    Re: Wrapping hives in cold climates.........

    Sometimes we do stuff to make us feel better and that in my case it is wrapping. After last winter especially- I am a believer!! I wrap around November 1 and if anyone has a good tip on easier...
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    Re: Empty Gallon Lined Paint Cans

    sometimes the local smaller hardware stores have stock of the gallons and quarts for less than $2.00 including lid. I think the shelf space of the big box stores drives up the price. if you need high...
  23. Re: To Feed or Not to feed ...that is the Question!

    shinbone - that's heavy!
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    Re: They don't even try to hide it.

    i think literally translated it read ' buy local"!
  25. Re: Help needed for wintering bees in the Horn of Africa

    feeding is important- but with 41 hives, with many week ones, be judicious and combine some weak with some healthy ones and THEN feed and you will be happier in the spring -my opinion- hard choices...
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