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  1. Re: Pesticides disable honeybee orientation

    I talk to many new and even prospective beekeepers who bring up the neonics. I don't see why people get so offended when we talk about something that can be harmful to bees. I see both sides of the...
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    Re: On-time package delivery for 2014?

    Package bees from GA got bumped 2-3 weeks and Nucs from TX are going to be 2 weeks late this year. So far......
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    Re: Keeping hives close to land lines?

    Is the roof top of your shop a possibility? Lots of people are keeping bees on rooftops in the city's for many of the reasons mentioned above.
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    Re: Table saws / dado blades

    Davacoles, what did you have to modify to get the 3/4 stack to work on your table saw?
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    Re: 3 Foot or 4 Foot

    I build mine 4'. It's nice to have the extra room to expand or put a feeder behind the follower board.
  6. Re: New Magnus study on unmanaged U.S. Honeybee colonies.

    So who paid for or where did the money come from to do this study? Was it privately funded, government grants, etc?
  7. Re: Skunks digging holes, and scratching up hives.

    Put some carpet tack strip down on the landing board(upside down so spikes are side up). That's what everyone around here uses and it works great. Plus you can get it free lots of times from a...
  8. Re: foundation prices and question about increasing hive counts

    Justin, do you belong to a club? If you only want a few boxes you can go in with other people in your club etc to get the bulk rate. I steer clear of budget or commercial grade stuff after some junk...
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    Re: Walter T. Kelley Ventilated Suit

    Old man Kelly would have never tried to sell the frames I received, they would have gone in the scrap pile.

    Sharpbees, Have you tried to wash your jacket/suit yet? I would imagine it's pretty...
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    Re: Walter T. Kelley Ventilated Suit

    They were purchased at Kelley's. I like Kelly's too but prices just keep going up and wooden ware quality has gone down from what I have seen. I bought a couple packs of commercial grade frames and...
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    Re: Picture posting guidelines

    I really like the large pictures as well. I think the old saying "a picture is worth a thousand words" really applies to beekeeping pictures. Especially trying to help explain something to a new beek...
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    Re: Walter T. Kelley Ventilated Suit

    I know two guys who have them and they love them. I was told Kelley's doesn't make these, they buy and resell them. They may be making them now and that's the reason for the discontinued style? Only...
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    Re: Moving Fifth Wheel Trailer

    This guy makes a tractor attachment to move a gooseneck trailer. He's somewhat local to me but says he ships ups? I don't know him or have ever delt with him, just came across the ad looking for...
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    Re: Brad nailer or stapler

    Harbor freight runs them on sale cheap enough just get both. If they aren't on sale this week just wait till next week. The staples they sell jammed quite often and I thought it was a bad gun but I...
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    Re: Mini Mating Nuc

    I had very good luck with one of the Styrofoam little giants this year. I did however add a fan to circulate the air($10 12v computer fan from Radio Shack and an old cell phone adapter). Placement...
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    Re: 10% Off Pigeon Mountain Bees

    I hope this isn't a preview of all package prices for 2014. Our local clubs were also able to get bees last year in the $80-90 range.
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    Re: Interchangable equipment?

    Just curious, what didn't you like about Kelly's hives?
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    Re: Mini Mating Nuc

    Lauri, in beekeeping I don't think there is such thing as too much information, thank you! All the pictures are Great, both yours and Velberts! It's nice to see the side by side comparison. I...
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    Re: Mini Mating Nuc

    I'm in KY but wish I lived closer that's a heck of a deal! I tried to edit my location but it won't let me. Are the larger ones you use now just half length 5 frame deeps?
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    Re: Mini Mating Nuc

    Your pictures are Great! Are the top bars in the Bee Works nuc half width bars and how deep are they?
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    Re: Mini Mating Nuc

    Bill i'm just north of you in Nelson County Ky. I used 5 frame deeps and a queen castle earlier this year but would like to try and utilize my resource bees better. Mainly for queens I raise for...
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    Re: Mini Mating Nuc

    I put slots on the back of the last bunch of 5 frame nucs I built, they work great. I have tried the plastic but the bees don't seem to draw it out as well as wax foundation for me.
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    Mini Mating Nuc

    Hello, I'm looking to build or buy some mini mating nucs for queen mating and just wanted to get some opinions from people who have used them. I have used a queen castle(3 sets of 3 deep frames) and...
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    Re: Robert Russell is a fraud

    If you paid for something via pay pal and the seller didn't send it to your confirmed address(or sent it at all) and has proof via a tracking or delivery confirmation number Pay pal has to refund...
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    Re: wax mill

    Making equipment isn't for everyone but I enjoy making various equipment in the winter when it's to cold outside and the bees aren't flying.
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