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    Sunflower seed for smoker fuel?

    Hi all. So I grew about a dozen mammoth sunflowers this year and I have waaay more seed than I need. Was wondering if they might make good smoker fuel? I really don't see any reason they wouldn't.....
  2. Re: a few bees on combs doing a Very rapid shimmy...What is that?

    I see my bee's doing the same thing.. My hive is only about 1/4 full though. It is quite a weird little movement.. like shaking from side to side very rapidly. And the other bee's just ignore it.....
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    Re: Smoke vs. Vinegar

    He did say that it's useful for stings in the field because it masks the alarm pheromone. Yeah, I thought about the acidity as well.. But to much smoke could smother your bees, just as to much...
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    Re: Smoke vs. Vinegar

    just puts it in a spray bottle and mists the bees as if it were smoke.
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    Smoke vs. Vinegar

    Hey all. The head of my local beekeeper's assoc. uses vinegar when he works his bees instead of smoke.. And not even diluted vinegar haha he uses FULL STRENGTH. He said he stopped using smoke 25...
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    Re: Requeening with a Cordovan

    You're not going to find anything for sale commercially that isn't a Cordovan Italian. We all know cordovan is TECHNICALLY a color.. but honestly WHO has cordovan's that aren't Italian? That's why...
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    Requeening with a Cordovan

    Hi all. Well.. My top bar hive decided their queen wasn't up to snuff, killed her, and began preparing a queen cell. So 3 days ago I requeened with an Italian Cordovan.. Can anyone give me some...
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    Re: Cordovan Bees

    Not commercially. I'm not saying that someone somewhere doesn't have a cordovan colored Russian or carniolan but you're not going to find any cordovan's for sale that aren't italian. That's why...
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    Re: Cordovan Bees

    I'm hoping for the gentle quality haha. I''ll update in about a month or so and let ya know.
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    Re: Cordovan Bees

    wooo old thread. but i'll reply anyway haha. I just installed a cordovan queen in one of my topbar hives.. we'll see how she does! I ordered from shamrocksbees.com. they only ship UPS next day so it...
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