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    Someone else on the forum called it the Michael...

    Someone else on the forum called it the Michael Bush soup can insert in another thread. That's where I got it, and that's where I found out about it. Maybe because it's his picture that shows...
  2. Yeah, I was going to say that some are probably...

    Yeah, I was going to say that some are probably just bringing water aren't they? And some are likely gathering the bud goo that they use to make propolis?

    Evidently it takes a number of resources...
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    Yeah, I think it's just my technique. And...

    Yeah, I think it's just my technique. And relative to a sharp pocket knife my knife blade is thicker and duller. That is likely the problem. It's not a fault inherent in the model. I think it's...
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    Michael, This seems like something so simple but...

    Michael, This seems like something so simple but I can't find the way...

    I'm making a "Michael Bush soup can smoker insert" and I keep squishing my cans. They collapse. I'm using a fairly sharp...
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    HoooooWeeeeeee. Wish I had a picture of the hive...

    HoooooWeeeeeee. Wish I had a picture of the hive that was in the wall of this old abandoned house. My husband sent the camera, but I left my vehicle at my mentor's house and went with him, leaving...
  6. Thread: TRUE OR FALSE??

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    Ah. Thanks John. That would have been a...

    Ah.

    Thanks John. That would have been a sharp and unpleasant learning curve.

    KyBee
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    Hi kenpkr: I agree that entrance feeders...

    Hi kenpkr:
    I agree that entrance feeders probably promote robbing.
    But I tried the baggie method and drowned a bunch of my bees. I was using the boardman feeders as inside feeders--inside an...
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    Thanks Bryon, but that's the file I just...

    Thanks Bryon, but that's the file I just downloaded. He just says a $35 vacuum from wal mart that was "easily disassembled" to use for the bee vac. No real notes on what exactly to buy. I can see...
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    Okay I just downloaded and read through the plans...

    Okay I just downloaded and read through the plans for the bee vac. But do you know if this is this a full-soze cheap vacuum from Wal Mart for $35? And he's just using the vaccuum motor? Or is this...
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    JOHN! SHHHHHHH! Don't mention that word in...

    JOHN! SHHHHHHH!

    Don't mention that word in relation to beekeeping. Just a couple of weeks ago somebody suggested we were all in denial about our illness and all he-- broke loose on the forum. ...
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    Thanks y'all. Mine are the plastic Boardman...

    Thanks y'all. Mine are the plastic Boardman feeders--came with the caps already hole-punched from the supplier. I was using them inside the hives--just sitting the feeders on the top bars with an...
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    Hmmm. Let's see. If somebody ripped me out of...

    Hmmm. Let's see. If somebody ripped me out of my familiar home, away from most of my family, imprisoned me in an itty bitty box and carried me away somewhere and then stuck a new "mother" in with...
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    Hi Dee Bee. This is a great place. You'll like...

    Hi Dee Bee. This is a great place. You'll like it. :0)

    KyBee
    p.s. I'm new, so I have no answers.
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    Okay, I bought enough equipment for two hives. ...

    Okay, I bought enough equipment for two hives. Then these swarms came along and I'm fudging hives together until I can make a trip to Kelley's in a couple of weeks. So now I'm FORCED to temporarily...
  15. Thread: Big Black Ants

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    The big black ants that come to my hives live in...

    The big black ants that come to my hives live in a nearby flower bed (about three feet away). There is a big pile of dirt that indicates the ant nest entrance, and the nest is under a tree. I think...
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    Quote by Michael: "I also have enjoyed the frame...

    Quote by Michael:
    "I also have enjoyed the frame grips with the molded handles and don't care for the rest of them."

    I need frame grips to get the frames out, but the set I have is awkward for me...
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    Tim, you might do well to find an experienced...

    Tim, you might do well to find an experienced beekeeper and get yourself all suited up and go on some hive inspections with him/her.

    You have said yourself that your terror of bees comes from...
  18. Thread: TRUE OR FALSE??

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    Quote by Beemaninsa: "I also have some 8 frame...

    Quote by Beemaninsa:

    "I also have some 8 frame supers. My back tells me that the 8 framers feel at least as heavy as the 9 framers when full. "

    So, you start with 10 frames so they draw it...
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    Michael, are some of your boxes made of plywood? ...

    Michael, are some of your boxes made of plywood? I'm interested in this for nuc boxes but don't know how they do or how well they hold up.

    KyBee
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    Wow, what a shame to lose that good queen. :0/...

    Wow, what a shame to lose that good queen. :0/ Wonder why they don't like her? Weird. I'm new and very interested in your choice and how it comes out. I'm assuming you are saying you would take...
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    Pop I'm not far from you--Bowling Green area--and...

    Pop I'm not far from you--Bowling Green area--and I hived the same weekend as you and my populations just NOW exploded.

    KyBee
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    Does anybody know.... How long does the...

    Does anybody know....

    How long does the queen's scent stay around the post/mailbox after I have taken the main swarm away?

    thanks
    KyBee
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    Quote by Count Zero: "It just goes to show that...

    Quote by Count Zero:
    "It just goes to show that there is never one opinion about anything regarding beekeeping and I love that aspect of the hobby/profession."

    HA! Then you will love it forever!...
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    Hey Sparky. What a great offer! I love meeting...

    Hey Sparky. What a great offer! I love meeting bee people. But I don't think you want to make the drive. I'm near Bowling Green. Central to western part of the state. Probably 6-8 hours from...
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    Mitch, most of them did go into the box. There...

    Mitch, most of them did go into the box. There were just those who still insisted on clinging to the post, or were flying in the air and just wouldn't land and go into the box. It's just a small...
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