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    Re: Is PT lumber toxic to bees?

    Green in the heartwood of Popular is natural, lots of time when we saw it green or fresh cut, it will be blue but that leaves as it dries. I got worried about the pt wood some time ago. The only...
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    How many Swarms?

    I got a year old hive that I think has swarmed at least once a week for the last 3 weeks. Is this possible? I thought they had room, but I guess not. I put a super on yesterday after I caught the 3rd...
  3. Thread: Mead recipe's

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    Re: Mead recipe's

    P.S. I used bens brewcat recipe to start.
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    Re: Mead recipe's

    I used this this recipe, I let it set for almost 2 years, thought I had lost it as the airlock dried out. I filled the lock back up let it set for a couple more months and was sure I had honey...
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    Thanks Guys

    You have helped me.
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    1st sting in Golden Bee suit.

    I got my first sting in my golden bee suit, bent over to pick up my hive tool, one got me on the back- Not my fault. I left a little crack between my suit and glove, one got me, but not til he got...
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    Capped brood in supers

    I pulled some supers off some deep brood boxes. I was extracting the honey and found several of the frames had capped brood, maybe 10% on each side. I didn't uncap them when I put the frames in my 4...
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    soldering iron

    I'v had good luck with a soldering iron. You have to get your speed right or you'll burn a hole in the foundation. I had very little success with an embedder.
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    Soldering gun embedding

    I bought a commercial embedder, never could get it to work right. I got to thinking you sould be able to do this with a soldering gun. It was a little tricky at first, you have to learn the correct...
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    Golden bee gloves

    My gloves I got with my Golden Bee suit worked well, for a while. Then they split in a couple of places and I always have trouble getting my hands in the liners. I've never had a sting thru the...
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    Too Much Space

    This answers the question on how I probably lost a colony. I had a late swarm come out, about the last of July 1st week in Aug. I thought they were going good. I extracted a couple of supers and...
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    I've got a B-20 timberking, the loaders are nice,...

    I've got a B-20 timberking, the loaders are nice, but there is still a lot of backbreaking work to a sawmill. I sawed 3 days last week sawing out a barn pattern. 18ft 6x6s are hard to do anything...
  13. Thread: Ups Warning

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    We sell a lot on Ebay, have tried to file a...

    We sell a lot on Ebay, have tried to file a claime or 2 for damage goods. We generally get the same answer, "it wasn't packed properly". I worked for ups in my early days, I never had a chance to...
  14. Thread: Wax Moths

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    Wax Moth devistation

    I had a late swarm come out about the last week of July and I thought they were building up. I never noticed any moths 2-3 weeks ago when I checked them. I checked them yesterday and wax moths had...
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    I play fiddle and mandolin. Currently playing...

    I play fiddle and mandolin. Currently playing fiddle with the Dark Ridge Band and Clinch Valley Bluegrass.
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    Sticky: A farm worker found a swarm going into a hole in...

    A farm worker found a swarm going into a hole in the base of a large oak tree. I don't know where they came from, possibly off one of my 7 hives. 08/30/2007
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    Putting full supers on weak hives.

    I bought 3 nukes in late may, put them in all mediums. I got one from a fellow in Clinton, Tn, it's done real well, almost 4 mediums of honey. I got 2 from Georgia, real gental Bees. One has almost...
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    Dragging Drones Out

    I was by one of my hives yesterday and in about 5 minutes time, I saw the girls drag 2 drones out and put them on the ground. I saw this last year but cold weather was approaching. Do they kick the...
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    Try raising your hive, this will help with a...

    Try raising your hive, this will help with a skunk, they can't climb as well as a coon. I have all my hives at least 18 inches off the ground.
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    Yes I did notice the old super had some...

    Yes I did notice the old super had some crystalized cells. It was the temperature, I sat a jar outside and it went back to honey-newbees learn. Thanks
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    Thanks Dan, I never thought of that, I did...

    Thanks Dan, I never thought of that, I did extract it in my basemaent, and stored it there also. It's probably 68 degrees in there. I'll take a jar outside and see what it looks like.
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    Clarity Problem

    I extracted my first honey about 2-3 weeks ago. I extracted a fresh capped super and a super that was left for stores last year and was a little dark. I filtered it with the 200-600 micron filters...
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    How long to extract

    This is my first time at extraction, how long do you spin the extractor? I have a 4 frame manual dadant. In other words how do I know I'm done.
    Another question, I had a swarm come out last Sunday,...
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    Hair Spray

    A friend of mine that has bees, wife has the same problem. She thinks they are attracted to the smell of hair spray. My opinion is you smell too sweet--compliment. I don't have that problem, cause I...
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    Honey, Honey

    Thanks, I'm going to try and extract it, though I have never done this before. I can always learn from any failures I have. Appreciate you guys help.
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