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    Re: Learned a few things really fast

    Nothing wrong with a boardman feeder. Good thing about them is you can see the feed level without opening the hive.you can change the bottle or refill anytime including after sundown. There is also...
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    Re: Documenting Individual Hives

    Hivetracks.com the free version is sufficient for a hobbyist. Great mapping tool too to see where your bees fly
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    Re: Moving a Hive Suggestions...PLEASE :}

    Jungle trails on a 125 Enduro with AHB on your back?!?! I am seriously impressed.
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    Re: Moving a Hive Suggestions...PLEASE :}

    Even though you are not going far, use ratchet straps around the hive in both directions, over the top and around the sides, as well as over the top and front and back. I once moved a hive with only...
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    Re: Flees, Dogs, Bees and Rock & Roll!!!

    I disagree. Many products on the market for pet use can harm pets and people. Two of the most commonly used products Frontline (Fipronil) and Advantage are (Imidacloprid) toxic to mammalian nervous...
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    Re: Flees, Dogs, Bees and Rock & Roll!!!

    Diatomaceous Earth comes in two grades, the lower grade is used for pool filters and can contain other compounds and higher concentrations of crystalline silica which can be bad to breath. The other...
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    Re: Marking queens

    I did the something similar when I was new. The problem is that they were not used to her new smell. I have found that to stop the bees from balling and killing the queen, you need to leave her in...
  8. Re: First Swarm Caught In Trap Within 24 Hours- Questions

    Since it's a flower pot style swarm trap, I'd say move them now. You don't want to have to do a cut out from your swarm trap. They will be making comb now. It is not necessary to move that comb...
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    Re: Moving hives

    The biggest problem you will have is the boxes separating while on their back. Even strapped together there will likely be some slippage. You may have enough room to put the hive in upright, if so do...
  10. Woman stung 1000 times after car crash

    A woman crashed her car into a tree that had a colony in a hollow trunk. The crash broke the tree open. She was stung 1000 times. After getting out of the car she tried to ditch the bees by jumping...
  11. Re: I know I'm crazy, but what about a buried hive?

    On the other hand, lots of wild hives are underground. In southern Calif. I get bees out of underground sprinkler boxes every year and see them in rock "caves" where they can escape the heat. I agree...
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    Re: Washing Gloves

    I use Saddle Soap. You can find it in the grocery store next to the shoe polish.it smells good and the bees don't mind. It will wash off propolis but won't remove the stains. After rubbing it into...
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    Re: Propane Fogger

    fog from a propane fogger is definitely not smoke. I use one fairly regularly and my experience is that it does the OPPOSITE of a smoker and actually agitates the bees and they come streaming out of...
  14. Thread: Which Veil

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    Re: Which Veil

    The first veil I wore was a sheriff style integrated onto a jacket. It flopped against my cheeks whenever I turned my head. It was my nephews jacket/veil and he did get stung on the side of his chin...
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    Re: In need of good book for beginner

    Backyard Beekeeping by Kim Flottam, was a great book and very easy to read and understand. Beekeeping For Dummmies, First Lessons In Beekeeping also good books.
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    Re: Hello! Beginner Questions from Utah

    Another book you will find very helpful is Backyard Beekeeping by Kim Flottam. your back yard is big enough for bees, especially if you get gentle Italians. There are lots of bee keepers in Utah. You...
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    Re: Glue-less frames

    Use glue.. I use the titebond II. When prying frames up out of the hive you will need the extra strength. I have seen many frames without glue just pull apart when they are older. Beeswax or propolis...
  18. AZ Climber found dead covered in Bee Stings

    Link to the article here:
    http://fxn.ws/11UnS7a

    This is a real tragedy. No autopsy yet on if cause of death was the stings, but most likely so. Stories like this really seem to scare the public...
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    Re: What is the best Bee Suit to buy?

    I recently bought ventilated suits from both Pigeon Mountain and Mann Lake. I bought the Pigeon Mountain one first as it was recommended by another local beekeeper. I returned the Pigeon Mountain...
  20. Re: Moving hive and need to cross a fence... best approach?

    I've done something similar in the past and it worked out just fine for the move. No problems putting them back together. If they are too hot for you to get into to re-queen, or whatever else your...
  21. Biggest US honey supplier admits to laundering, mislabeling Chinese honey

    Another honey laundering scandal.
    Groeb farms admits to purchasing millions in falsely labeled honey.

    http://www.naturalnews.com/040264_honey_laundering_China_food_fraud.html
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    Re: Adding a Deep under a Medium?

    Just put the deep box on top of the medium. They will move up and expand the brood nest. Later in the season if you want you can reverse the two boxes.
  23. Thread: Angry bees

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    Re: Angry bees

    In addition to smoking, have a sprayer of sugar water with you. Give them a light spray before pulling the frames. This will not stop the aggressiveness, but will lessen the number of bees that take...
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    Re: Double Deeps in Southern California

    I'm also in Southern California. Last year a couple of hives got really "hot" and I had to eventually move them to a more rural area from my suburban back yard and re-queen. Before that I did find...
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    Re: Blue Bellied lizards

    Elevate your hive stand, maybe place on cinder blocks and extend the landing area. The blue bellied lizard is most likely a Western Fence Lizard, and is beneficial to your garden by eating lots of...
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