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  1. Re: Solid Black Bees Hairless Thorax mixed in with "normal looking bees"

    Activity didn't appear out of the norm. I searched online and found Chronic Bee Paralysis photos. One that particulary stood out was this one. Note, that is not my bees (in photo below), but there...
  2. Saving good comb slightly infested with wax worms?

    Weak hive lost to SHB/Wax Moth. There is only one bad patch of web in one frame, and there is just a little bit of web and wax worm tunnels in several other frames. This is not too bad of an...
  3. Solid Black Bees Hairless Thorax mixed in with "normal looking bees"

    Alright, I opened a hive this weekend and there were about 1-2 dozen Black, Hairless thorax area bees mixed in with regular looking bees (light yellow/black). They were not fighting with other bees...
  4. Re: Multiple things going on, confused on if I'm doing this right.....

    Should I feed while doing apigard? Should I ventilate?
  5. Multiple things going on, confused on if I'm doing this right.....

    I'm in a dilemma. I have several things going on with all my hives and wanted to have an outside thought looking in.

    1. I'm treating with apiguard (just started this weekend the first 2 week...
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    Moving a bearding hive questions

    I know about the rules where they will come back to the original place and such, but my question is specifically how do you get them back into the hive when they are bearding so you can block the...
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    Painting a hive with bees already in the hive

    Bad idea to do this??? Will the fumes kill the bees?? Paint one side at a time or is this a big no no??

    How do folks repaint their hives after so many of years?
  8. Re: Migratory Top Cover Assembly Splitting Wood Issue

    You all rock! I do have access to sanders and I'll do this today. Thank you!!!
  9. Migratory Top Cover Assembly Splitting Wood Issue

    I purchased a lot of migratory top covers from Dadant and they came unassembled, with no directions. So I found some directions and common ways to build these on the Internet. And of course I...
  10. Re: Protect Queen from Cutout Comb instead of Graft Bar cup

    I will try this. I seen a photo of someone else doing this, but didn't know if its a norm. Thanks.
  11. Re: Protect Queen from Cutout Comb instead of Graft Bar cup

    Sorry... my terminology is off.... its a "finisher" nuc.
  12. Protect Queen from Cutout Comb instead of Graft Bar cup

    So I put a queen cell that I cut out of comb into a queenless nuc and they ripped her apart. I purchased those orange queen protectors but notice they don't split apart and are designed for graft...
  13. Re: Glass or Plexiglass for solar wax melter - Advantages & Disadvantages

    Good info folks.... Plexi was way much more expensive in my area (Kentucky). I'm going with glass.
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    Re: Commercial Beek gifts

    I'll add onto this one...... Get a custom meat sear with their company name on it.
  15. Glass or Plexiglass for solar wax melter - Advantages & Disadvantages

    My solar wax melter is all complete except for the type of glass or plexiglass to put in it. Which one heats up better/faster than the other and are there any other advantages/disadvantages?
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    1/2 scoop Apiguard resistance?

    A speaker at one of our meetings said they use 1/2 scoop out of the 3kg tub of Apiguard to put down and then 45 days later another 1/2 scoop. Main reason is to cut down on his costs. He said he has...
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    Re: Mann Lake Back Order Process

    That was my question... and so I tried it... I was not going to order from them again but gave them one more chance so I called them and they said they did have it in stock.... they did NOT however...
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    Mann Lake Back Order Process

    For those that run business websites selling goods, please, have your programmer put (out of stock) or (backorder) if you don't have it in stock BEFORE your customer goes through with the order and...
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    Re: Bulk quart and pint plastic jars

    Thank you!

    There are some people in our area doing this and I'll let them know their measurements are wrong.
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    Re: Bulk quart and pint plastic jars

    Alright.... so the company that I'm looking at states the following:

    "All sizes are listed in HONEY WEIGHT and not by the fluid oz."

    and they have 1lb and 2lb

    so technically I cannot buy...
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    Bulk quart and pint plastic jars

    People in my area ask for quart or pint size jars of honey. We've been buying glass jars at the dollar store but would like to switch to plastic this year and hopefully save a little cash. The...
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    Re: Can someone identify this smoker?

    haha. Not me, but wow $375! I think I'll hang onto it for awhile, and of course if I ever did sell it I wouldn't ask that much for it. But of course I'm always open for offers. :D
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    Re: Can someone identify this smoker?

    Wow, 1870's? range?! Nice. Thanks all!
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    Can someone identify this smoker?

    I purchased it at a antique mall for $25, thought it was nice, will put it up in my office. Trying to see what date/time frame this would be around. Can someone help? No markings.
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  25. Re: New UPS rules for shipping bees? Anyone know more about this?

    Well... something's wrong here in small town America, because asking the shipping company to specifically to code the barcode to NOT reroute to USPS (I think its the first 3 numbers) still ends up in...
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