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    Re: piggy back rides

    designated driver?
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    Re: Wrapping hives in cold climates.........

    THANKS FOR THE TIP AND WILL TRY ( TO REMEMBER) AND DO NEXT YEAR!B
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    Re: Wrapping hives in cold climates.........

    Sometimes we do stuff to make us feel better and that in my case it is wrapping. After last winter especially- I am a believer!! I wrap around November 1 and if anyone has a good tip on easier...
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    Re: Empty Gallon Lined Paint Cans

    sometimes the local smaller hardware stores have stock of the gallons and quarts for less than $2.00 including lid. I think the shelf space of the big box stores drives up the price. if you need high...
  5. Re: To Feed or Not to feed ...that is the Question!

    shinbone - that's heavy!
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    Re: They don't even try to hide it.

    i think literally translated it read ' buy local"!
  7. Re: Help needed for wintering bees in the Horn of Africa

    feeding is important- but with 41 hives, with many week ones, be judicious and combine some weak with some healthy ones and THEN feed and you will be happier in the spring -my opinion- hard choices...
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    Re: Lawnmower and bees...problem

    how is the water supply near them and were you mowing at same time of day as previous? we have had a ton of yellow jackets getting riled and starting aggressive behavior this summer due to drought...
  9. Re: Why are bees drying out the syrup in the top feeder?

    check the entire hive and see if they have enough comb/honey/ bees to make it though winter and you have a good queen. if most or almost all of the frames are 'empty' with no comb then they are...
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    Re: Winter Prep and Sugar Bricks

    the can is the way to go and it has to flow! just make sure the holes and top and cans are clean when refilled! it has to flow...
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    Re: Moving from bottom to a top entrance

    podunk- does the sbb open to the front and rear? they have to defend 2 full openings? tough duty! certainly close that one side down, start feeding if they are light 2/1, and reduce the one...
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    Re: When to stop feeding syrup before winter?

    You will be a trend setting and safe fashion leader! Have Fun!
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    Re: tankless water heater

    How far are you from housed source hot water supply? Might be cost effective to by really good or really cheep couple hundred feet of garden hose- rig up a shut off in honey house and take it back...
  14. Re: old aluminum ladders for hive stands???

    Thanks folks. i will use strips of asphalt roofing folded over to help the sliding issue positioned between hive and ladder. The simplest way to cut will be with the cutting wheel of a 4-6 inch...
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    Re: When to stop feeding syrup before winter?

    I am with Andrew on this one-its good you don't have to 'worry' about hunters- but walking around anywhere unless the shopping mall in fall with white on can be unwise if there are woods or fields or...
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    Re: Goldenrod vs. Knotweed

    The stuff is awesome for bees- we have had a pretty tough drought for a few months and this stuff- the knot weed just seems to refresh itself. it is invasive as hec so the townships and road...
  17. old aluminum ladders for hive stands???

    does anyone have any experience using old ladders for hive stands? I have a few aluminum extension ladders t6hat are unsafe to climb anymore, laying around and read this yesterday and it makes sense-...
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    Re: Correct Identification

    thanks and good suggestion!
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    Re: Correct Identification

    this summer we have had a pretty long drought and these yellow jackets have been everywhere, active as heck and foraging far and wide. i think they are mostly ground dwellers and the local...
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    Re: Pulling supers for winter

    gopher war- don't have those but a few other types of problems- i just saw on this forum someone using an aluminum ladder as a hive stand- GENIUS! how about get some junked old broken down aluminum...
  21. Thread: 20 ACRES

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    Re: 20 ACRES

    Penzi- you are in a beautiful and some of the most productive vineyard and orchard geography in NA. Maybe she can grow some nice grape with wide rows planted with all the above. I would see who is...
  22. Re: queen balling DURING late season swarm?

    you just gave me a great idea of what to do with old ladders! thanks!B
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    Re: Pollen on a bee's back...

    Its back to school for the kids with new back pacs!
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    Re: The bee drum and drumming the bees

    I also read somewhere that drumming alerted the surrounding beeyard inhabitants in old Europe that a swarm had issued from ones hive and the drumming conveyed ownership until retrieval of the swarmed...
  25. Re: Triangle bee escape & dead bees on inner cover

    you might have had a rush to the exit on inner cover or blockage. I think the Hawkster has it right. B
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