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    Re: Could this be used as a bee smoker????

    Please use no oil based smoker.
    How cheap do you want to go. Bee Services will sell you a new smoker for $ 25.00 plus five plugs of paper fuel which are easy to light and last and last.Janvanhamont
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    Re: Grooved frame with Duragilt

    Duragilt should be outlawed. People selling Duragilt know very well what the problems are with Duragilt. If Duragilt is in your hive in the fall or winter and has not been buiild out, i.e. if no...
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    Re: Two Women Attacked By Swarm

    Omie,
    Didn't you see the picture with the bees hanging from the eave, these were obviuosly bees. Wasps are not active this time of the year, here in Texas no wasp queens are flying yet. In the fall...
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    Re: bees in tree

    This thread has several times been mentioned in this forum. I have answered it several times. I wish that members who think they have a new question would check previous threads and will find that...
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    Re: Bee venom spray?

    I attended a demonstration on bee venom collection in 1998 at the Vanvouver Apoimondia convention. The demonstrator who was selling the equipment was from Romenia and he said that he was getting $...
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    Re: Am I ordering the right bee equipment?

    Spock,
    You forgot a frame grip, buy the frame grip from Walter TKkelley, all the other one's are a pain in ..... the hand.
    You also forgot screws, I prefer screws with a square recess (sold by...
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    Re: Bee venom spray?

    I have two comments on this issue:
    -1 It appears that his suction is too strong and the bees are angry and release their venom, or the bees get hurt in the suction process, and again, release their...
  8. Re: dead workers with full pollen baskets

    I have seen this in previous years. The bees have to fly so far to get the pollen in cold weather that they cannot make it back into the hive and perisch on the landing board because of exhaustion....
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    Re: Trap out questions.

    Hanging a new queen in the trap-out box is a good idea. This way you are assured of the origin of the queen and you may have a good survival chance.
    Janvanhamont
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    Re: Trap out questions.

    A trap-out takes 3 to 4 weeks from the point that all openings have been sealed. I usually stick a piece of one inch plastic pipe in the opening and seal the rest with plaster of paris. Around this...
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    Re: feeding honey

    Do not mix the honey with water otherwise fermentation will take place.
    Janvanhamont
  12. Thread: Pollen

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    Re: Pollen

    It is only the nurse bees which consume the bee bread. Worker bees eat honey. The nurse bee need the pollen or bee bread in order to produce the jelly which they feed to the young latvae. Thus at...
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    Re: Not eating MegaBee

    I am currently running my second test with MegaBee. I have several trays in open air in which I deposit several dry foods, My four main trays are: self ground corn meal, store bought enriched corn...
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    Re: wildflowers packets for bees

    The Trinity Valley Bee Club in Dallas sells about 20 different packages of flower seeds for bees as a fund raiser.
    janvanhamont
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    Re: feeding dry soy flour ?

    In order for the bees to take up soy bean flour they will treat it like pollen: first the will take it with their mouth parts, add some saliva, fly up and transfer it to the front legs and then move...
  16. Re: silicone/rubber/flexible mold users... Taper setup time?

    Usually, when working with three molds I can release the first mold after the third mold has been poured. I use an infrared light above the mold after pouring so I do not need to top off the bottom....
  17. Thread: Pollen

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    Pollen

    My question is the following: when bees bring pollen to the hive it has already been mixed with their saliva before storing in their pollen baskets. Then they bring it home and store it in cells and...
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    Re: Foundation and wax moth

    Wax sheets which are not used will not be attacked by the wax moth. Frames prepared for the honey flow with only have the virgin foundation sheets are neither damaged by the wax moth.Sometimes you...
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    Re: honey and pets??

    Honey is good for dogs, it gives them a shiny pels (hair). I have heard that some people give their dogs a spoon a day mixed with their food.
    Janvanhamont
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    Drying of pollen

    I have been experimenting with drying pollen. The quantities are from 5 to 10 pounds or more. I do not want to use heat of a dehydrator as the pollen may overheat of become contaminated with...
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    Re: Pollen substitute how far

    I have experimented with feeding dry pollen substitute, myrecipe,and some other dry powdery stuff before and I am still in the process of doing this this year. It does not matter where you place the...
  22. Thread: wax

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    Re: wax

    In order to filter my wax I put a collander over the pot I will use for clean wax. In this collander I put one, two, or three layers of Bounty kitchen paper Then put an infrared light above this pot...
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    Re: Aspiring Beekeeper needs help

    Mr Cool Bean,
    In the Dallas area there are four clubs, the closest one to you is the newly erected Trinity Valley club which meets on the first Wednesdaqy of the month, this tomorrow evening. This...
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    Re: moving hives

    Set the bee hives on a trailer, that is if you have one and move the trailer about 5 or 10 feet every day.
    JANVANHAMONT
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    Re: Still not Happy with the Candles

    Chief,
    Do not use a scissor of knife to cut the wick on the bottom. Use a small wire cutter a a similar cutter which is used for toe nails. With this cutter you can cut precisely where you want to...
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