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  1. Re: Conventional Beekeepers Bashing on Treatment Free Beekeepers

    We all have our own unique peptides. Open breeding and open feeding make beelosophy interesting.
  2. Re: Finally got around to putting together board dimensions for my long lang

    Do you plan on placing the furring strips outside the hive? (This would prevent having burr comb below the furring strip if it is placed inside the hive.)
  3. Re: Serious Concern - capped honey has black blotches in it

    "Does anyone know what this could be?"
    If I understand what you are referring to, it is honey directly touching the fresh cell cap at the bottom of each cap versus the lighter appearing upper part...
  4. Re: Conventional Beekeepers Bashing on Treatment Free Beekeepers

    "If they know their diseases, and make sure to manage foulbrood if it ever shows up, I don't really care."
    Sheer profundity.
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    Re: OB Hive/Swarm

    "When should I put out a bait/swarm box ..."

    I want to be at least ten days ahead of the beginning of swarm season, and in the Fredericksburg area, that is now.

    "... and how far from my...
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    Re: moving brood around

    Dan is spot on. (Excellent picture, too, by the way.)
  7. Re: Conventional Beekeepers Bashing on Treatment Free Beekeepers

    They can take your bees, but they'll never take your freedom.
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    Re: Pay attention!

    Twice?
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    Re: Bait Hive in Vicinity of New Package

    Handy.
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    Re: Swarm catching

    "Should I just use meduim frames in a deep size box? Or should I use a meduim size box?"
    I use 11 1/2" deep boxes with medium frames. The overall size is a firkin. Cheers.
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    Re: Single width feeder

    https://www.kelleybees.com/Shop/22/Queens-Bees/Feed/4479/Division-Board-Feeders.
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    Re: Hinged lid on swarm trap

    As a follow up, the hinges on the swarm traps were a failure. We used two hinges on one of the short sides, and they pulled out when the lid was opened in actual use. They also let too much light in...
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    Re: Bait Hive in Vicinity of New Package

    "Will I bring in robbers ..."

    No.

    "... will I possibly cause my newly placed package of bees to swarm or abscond due to the bait hives."

    No.
  14. Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    I'm "skep"tical.
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    Re: Ok, when I catch a swarm, then what?

    "I used the plastic frames to make the box entrance bigger and whittled down the wood reame by the entrance also."
    How did you use the plastic frames to make the box entrance bigger? What did you...
  16. Re: How many beekeepers come out even or better.

    "Or is there a good liklyness of it turning into an unmanageble money pit?"
    It's cheaper than golf.
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    Re: Linseed Oil as hive dip/preservative?

    This might be of interest to you: http://www.cedaroilstore.com/PETRI_WOOD_CONCRETE_PENETRANT_WOOD_SEALER_p/ws6004.htm
  18. Re: Spring Planning NewBee needs lots of help (colony collaps )

    "My question is can I still use this equipment/hives or should I get new?"

    I would use that equipment and let the bees clean it up.

    "Thanks for any and all help."

    The bigger picture is...
  19. Re: What is the dial on the front of the Swarm Bait box?

    Like.
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    Re: Can I reuse this Queen Excluder?

    Double post. Deleted.
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    Re: Can I reuse this Queen Excluder?

    Those actually look like three plastic frames, and they look much older than the wooden frames in the picture. We're they part of this hive. If they were I'm assuming that they were in the middle of...
  22. Re: What is the dial on the front of the Swarm Bait box?

    "What is the dial on the front of the Swarm Bait box? And is there information in how it is used."
    Tom,
    The dial (or entrance disc) is used for two things. First, there is a hole in the box itself...
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    Re: Hello from snowy NH

    Welcome. We need a sociologist.
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    Re: Can I reuse this Queen Excluder?

    Where did the two older frames in the upper right of the photo in post #2 come from?
  25. Thread: Sprayer

    by Riverderwent
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    Re: Sprayer

    I use one a little smaller (16 oz.) that can shoot a Range of patterns from stream to light spray. Ace Hardware. http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=13305704
    Smaller is less to...
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