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    Two grams of propolis eaten straight... then one...

    Two grams of propolis eaten straight... then one gram morning and night... I've not had a cold nor flu "take hold" in over 20 years, using this. Whenever I feel like I'm coming down with a cold or...
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    Didn't anybody but me notice that first news...

    Didn't anybody but me notice that first news article in the Woodland News Democrat said "...production of nearly 1 billion pounds of almonds annually - a value of $2.2 million for the state's growers...
  3. Thread: melting wax?

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    A good wax melter for up to about a peck of old...

    A good wax melter for up to about a peck of old combs, cappings or any other form of substance containing beeswax can be made from any type of shallow metal rectangular box (old refrigerator bottom...
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    Help us out on this one, gang. A lady from...

    Help us out on this one, gang.

    A lady from Leeds England posted a message in the "Wanted to Buy" forum in early December. Her original message there is:

    "I am fighting with cancer.

    I need to...
  5. A couple of further thoughts: Any type of foreign...

    A couple of further thoughts: Any type of foreign particulates which get into the honey while your handling it can form "seeds" around which the honey tends to crystalize.....so be sure you control...
  6. Thread: AHB in Santa Fe

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    I think they were probably hitch-hiking AHB's. I...

    I think they were probably hitch-hiking AHB's. I kept bees in the SF area 1978-1996. That area where they were found won't support a colony year-around. The Keystone Kops who dealt with them...
  7. Thread: HURRICANE RITA

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    Glad to hear you East Tay-uck-suss guys got...

    Glad to hear you East Tay-uck-suss guys got through with minimal damage....Wonder how many colonies were lost to flooding in SW Lew-eezey-anna??....and what happened to the bird rookeries at New...
  8. Thread: Micro ecologies

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    Roadrunners....Western Kingbirds.....some...

    Roadrunners....Western Kingbirds.....some interesting stories....this year, lots of orb-weaving spiders....some big as a half-dollar....outside the hives....one of their common names is Monkey-Face...
  9. > Hey, Jim! Clint was talking about suspending...

    > Hey, Jim! Clint was talking about suspending YOU!

    >>I can't imagine why.
    >>Feel free to propose it to the powers that be,
    but there are no grounds for even suggesting it.

    And, there, folks,...
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    Lots of ads in the May 2005 American Bee Journal...

    Lots of ads in the May 2005 American Bee Journal offering deeps and mediums for sale. Many with drawn comb. One in Bell, WA offering 200 drawn shallows at $6 each. Jerry Guilmette (360) 398-2146. ...
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    ET Pine Rooter: Are you saying you need some deep...

    ET Pine Rooter: Are you saying you need some deep supers with drawn comb? If so, I have them. Good sound box-joint supers with disease-free drawn deep frames. I'm delivering some honey processing...
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    No, I don't "chant". but I've learned some...

    No, I don't "chant". but I've learned some techniques for calming my bees when they are upset and I try always to practice them and to never leave a beeyard with the bees acting aggressively toward...
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    BeeBear: Send me your email address and I'll...

    BeeBear: Send me your email address and I'll answer your question. starg@hotmail.com
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    Rocky Ridge: Your original post here reminded...

    Rocky Ridge:

    Your original post here reminded me of the time I had placed 35 colonies in a pasture with 40 black angus heifers......curious cows contemplated colonies close-up....two tails shot...
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    There's undoubtably a virgin queen in the old...

    There's undoubtably a virgin queen in the old hive or some about-to-emerge queen cells. If you allow the natural supercedure process to continue, the virgin queen will need to mate {three to...
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    "Age, weight... did you interview him after the...

    "Age, weight... did you interview him after the fact?"

    Yes, I certainly did!! And that's a story in itself, which I have previously written in full detail in a chapter of my book about my 36 years...
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    In 1994 I kept some colonies in the El Paso area...

    In 1994 I kept some colonies in the El Paso area for one year. I'd bought them from a retiring beekeeper and it took me a while to work them into my operation here in northern NM. Every day precisely...
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    A single deep hive body is too small a space for...

    A single deep hive body is too small a space for a brood chamber for a healthy productive queen and her colony. Even a deep and a medium crowds her. If you keep a colony in a single or a...
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    Many years ago, when I was still putting deep...

    Many years ago, when I was still putting deep honey supers on my bees with ten frames of foundation in them (and when I could still sling around deep supers full of honey), I had a colony occupying...
  20. Thread: Hive Weight

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    Sundance: That off-the-cuff- estimate I gave...

    Sundance: That off-the-cuff- estimate I gave above was not totally frivilous....I based it on the average weight of sbb, 2 deeps with 10 frames of drawn comb each, migratory top, honey stores avg in...
  21. Thread: Hive Weight

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    Sundance - 62 pounds 11 ounces and 6.5 grams ...

    Sundance - 62 pounds 11 ounces and 6.5 grams

    Bullseye - Would you send me a few bottles of your sundown-back-from-the-field-work-joyjuice?? tongue.gif
  22. Thread: Recycling honey

    by Star G
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    Hmmmmmmmm.....Stanghellini......how does the...

    Hmmmmmmmm.....Stanghellini......how does the pollen trapped off the bees' legs on entrance by a pollen trap become AFB-contaminated? Of course, it's a basic given that a beekeeper should know the...
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    Here ya go, Rooster: ...

    Here ya go, Rooster:

    http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/states_experiment_drag-drop_Intermed_State15s_500.html

    Have fun!!
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    If you take out frames filled with honey, you...

    If you take out frames filled with honey, you should place the drawn-comb replacement frames in the middle, not at the sides where the honey frames were.
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    Sparkie: Did you check the frames in the bottom...

    Sparkie: Did you check the frames in the bottom deep of the one which re-filled the second story with brood in 8 days? Maybe all you need to do now is reverse the top and bottom stories on that...
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