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    Re: Elm tree is buzzing today

    Got some really confused goldenrod blooming. 12 inches tall and blooming. In February??? strange weather.
  2. Re: Help needed with Dept. of Transpotation Requirments?

    During the messes after Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Ike I saw a state trooper arguing with some folks in federal vehicles on several occasions. First one trooper was pissed that they wouldn't show...
  3. Re: Help needed with Dept. of Transpotation Requirments?

    Chip, you should have axed for some advice first My sha. Why down in the bayou state da der boat behind a ND farm truck is an easy one. Why you are there to get some of those mean africianized bees...
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    Re: Warm hives as opposed to ventilation

    I can just say it sounds like it makes sense from what I know about insulation. Makes me wonder what the differences would be between the climate in England, the climate say in the Dakotas, and...
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    Re: 9 mil nitrile gloves

    Tech - I get a box of 100 for about 10 to 12 dollars. Bought them for bees, but darn they are nice for working on old engines, etc.

    Will have to look at those you have the link for.
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    Re: Bait hive locations

    LOL - Sounds like the advice I was given and it worked for me.
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    Re: 9 mil nitrile gloves

    Use 7mm black gloves nitrile from NAPA labeled as mechanic's gloves. Hold up well, usually can go completely thru 15 to 20 hives, pulling every frame before i tear one. But have a short cuff. Do...
  8. Re: To use or not to use small cell foundation?

    LOL well now, 2.5mm cells would make bees so small that they would wear themselves out hauling pollen grains to big for them to carry if we raised them in Texas. Why they would be so small they...
  9. Thread: Outyard

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    Re: Outyard

    Thanks everyone
  10. Thread: Outyard

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    Outyard

    Know someone that is interested in using bees to get an agriculture tax exemption for their property. It has enough acreage to fit the criteria needed. I have enough hives to fit the criteria. And...
  11. Re: To use or not to use small cell foundation?

    Ladybug - I think one benefit in my medium only operation allows more brood per frame with small frame.
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    Re: Swarming question from single deeps

    All of these swarms will likely be coming from a single 10 frame deep.

    So would there be a need for a larger than large 5 frame nuc. I was thinking that a packed 10 frame deep that dumps 1/2 its...
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    Swarming question from single deeps

    Someone is setting up out fields for almonds and spring pollen contracts, has bees in single deeps, feeding them weekly and not doing anything to minimize swarming or capture swarms. I have access...
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    Re: Winter weather, what's winter?

    Got friends that were surf fishing on Christmas Eve. Ladies were sitting in chairs on the beach in SHORTS. Bone chilling 55 right now. We did turn on the heater one night so far. Had the AC on...
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    Re: How to start my beekeeping business?

    Darn good advice from some seasoned hands. I would also suggest trying to get a job (seasonal) with one of the big commercial outfits. I know in some of the things I have done, working a few months...
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    Re: Merry Christmas!

    May everyone have a Blessed Merry Christmas filled with family and friends or wonderful memories.
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    Re: nuc stands

    Going to use an old rusty galvanized gate set on cinder blocks on each corner for mating nucs this spring. Of course hidden out of site. Figure 2 rows on nucs, if should hold at least 16. Seems...
  18. Re: Suspicions about honey straining (or: paranoia in the honey room)...

    Talk about making memories that will last a life time for the little guy. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Grafting tool thought

    I have failed terribly at grafting and have tried multiple homemade tools. The toothpick method has not worked. Not sure if it is my eyes, size of larvae I picked, or something else like me...
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    Winter weather

    Temperatures running in the 60s to 70s, heavy covercast, heavy fog, and now about 10 days of rain with nice temperature. Winter stores are going fast, yikes. Bees wanting to rob like crazy because...
  21. Poll: Re: Do you wear a respirator when vaporizing oxalic acid?

    Tough to wear one with a beard. And to use one correctly you are supposed to do fit and sniff tests. Or that is how they did training years ago.

    Will probably get one when I start treating.
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    Re: Robbing starting, ideas to stop?

    Yea these warm winters are not helping. Bees going thru stores and robbers out like crazy. Hard to figure out at my place which are the ones that surviving with mites loads when robbers attack.
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  23. Re: How long does Butyric acid keep bees out

    Butyric acid is what they used before Honey-B-Gone. Or that is what the old guy told me.

    Adrian That option is something I have considered, but the issue is wood duck boxes and owl boxes, and...
  24. Re: How long does Butyric acid keep bees out

    Phoebee - Thank you.

    Or is there any other methods of keeping bees out of perfect sized boxes/cavities for bees to occupy?
  25. Re: us grants for beekeepers??? reality or myth??

    beestudent - This is sadly true, if the money is not used it gets sucked back into the black hole and used by DC. But still I do may best to minimize the increase in money "needed" for any agency. ...
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