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  1. Re: Expanding product base, need woodenware suggestions. Input here!

    a south eastern distributing site would increase sales. Your wood ware, is priced right, but shipping to the south kills your sales.
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    where to buy dvd cases?

    I want to buy about 200 dvd cases for making beetle traps. Where to buy the cheapest,or would you buy a quality case that is less likely to break?
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    Re: question about extractor

    sidekick I opened a account but I didn't see anything about craigslist. It was about tweets, Facebook, and tomorrows weather forecast. I'm sure that i'm missing something.
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    Re: question about extractor

    Hey, that may work sidekick!
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    Re: question about extractor

    Good advice everyone. I have been looking for over a year, and I'm always a day late. They seem to go the first day on cragslist.
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    question about extractor

    I didn't make much honey this year, but I went from two hives to twenty three. I have been using plastic containers with wood strips in the bottom to keep the frames out of the honey. I gave the...
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    Re: A Different kind of SHB trap

    I have been thinking outside the box on shb. I have tried to close every opening with screen door mash,and just leaving a small opening for the bees to enter. I'm still finding beetles in the hive....
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    two are three queens in a swarm

    I caught a swarm at work today. I knew I had the queen,and was about to go . Then I inspected two more clumps of bees,and there was a queen in each. I brought them home ,and put them all in a hive...
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    Re: How to go back to 10 frames from 9.

    I could be messing up, but I cut out comb that is not built correct all the time. My bees have to understand that if they don't do their job right then they will have to do it again. They hate me...
  10. Re: Why do they keep building supersedure cells? They have a laying queen!

    They are insect's sometimes they appear really smart, and sometimes they don't. Kinda like my kids.
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    Re: Removing hive from a tree trunk

    I would love to be you. If I could be you then I would take all of the comb, and use rubber bands to put it into the frames. I wouldn't worry about mixing deep frames with medium frames to get as...
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    Re: messy foundationless super

    I going to try this. I just got 100 deep sheets of ritecell foundation from Mann lake. I'm going to cut them in half,and put it in medium frames. I can let you know how they build on this set up. I...
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    Re: messy foundationless super

    My brood frames are drawn out straight,but now they are making a mess with the supper. I cut all of the comb in a few supper's,and told them to get it right. You hope that the comb in the suppers...
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    Re: Multiple Hive Entrences

    Here in the south it can cause you to get more beetles
  15. Thread: robbed out

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    robbed out

    I pulled two of my best queens out of their hives last Monday. I put them in two nucs with a frame of their bees, and a frame of honey, and a gallon of sugar water. Checked the two queen less hives...
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    Re: storing frames of honey

    I have some in the freezer.
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    Re: Honeycombs' Surprising Secret Revealed

    If I'm reading this right. The bees use their body as a mold to make the cell round. Then if doesn't matter what foundation we use because the cell is going to be the size of the bee. Do they have...
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    Re: where was the SHB imported from

    They are a lot of fun to kill. My bees attack them like a dog would when it is trying to kill a cat. When the beetle gets free I smash it with my hive tool. It is a great way to get your bees to...
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    Re: Feeder? Frame feeder?

    Is there any way to design the inner cover so that you don't have to remove it to fill the frame feeder?
  20. Thread: carniolan

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    carniolan

    Where I live we have a spring flow, and then no nectar during the hot summer months. The Carolinian quit laying after the flow is over, and the numbers of bees decrease. Will this cause a problem...
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    where was the SHB imported from

    The reason I ask is the line of bees that have been living with the beetles for thousands of years, would be the breed that I want.
  22. Re: never seen this discusion here, would like opinions

    forget the mites, Give me a line of bees that will attack the hive beetles!
  23. Re: Is this a safe way to raise a couple of queens.

    You could leave your good queen in the nuc. And divide your hive into mating nuc's with the queen cells.
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    Re: need help quick

    The under developed queen cells were there. I removed them. If I find the queen I will remove her. I bought 4 Vhs queen 4 weeks ago. All were bad.
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    need help quick

    Im requeening,and making nuc's today. I have a hive that I requeening 4 weeks ago. It only have four frames and 2 of them is empty comb. I haven't been able to find the queen. Today I was going to...
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