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  1. Thread: New member

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    Re: New member

    Welcome
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    Re: wax melter need one

    I have not tried it yet but I am going to make one out of an old kitchen cabinet box... should work.
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    Re: Boiled linseed oil and beeswax

    those boxes look great!
  4. Re: Help... What Happened to My Bees? Dead Out-Pics

    Can I reuse these frames and boxes... can I just put a new package in the spring and they will clean it up?
  5. Re: Help... What Happened to My Bees? Dead Out-Pics

    I did probably close the hive up too much. I had a solid bottom board, entrance half reduced, one 5/8 inch hole open in one of the upper boxes, and the 3/8 inch upper slot in the inner cover. I...
  6. Re: Help... What Happened to My Bees? Dead Out-Pics

    I do have one other hive. Can I treat this time of year with the cold weather? Is the wax and honey stores/frames a loss or can I reuse?
  7. Re: Help... What Happened to My Bees? Dead Out-Pics

    Thanks bluegreass now that I know what to look for I blew up the original pic... and now I see them! Lots of mites. Would they have killed the whole hive? What about the grey mold? Can I reuse this...
  8. Re: Help... What Happened to My Bees? Dead Out-Pics

    Wow... I guess I don't know what mites look like. Is there enough to kill the whole hive? What are the sawdust/small grain like things?
  9. Help... What Happened to My Bees? Dead Out-Pics

    Inspected the my hive this morning to check if it had enough stores. This hive went into the winter as my strongest
    hive with lots of honey reserves. It was 4 mediums in height with significant...
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    Re: Boiled linseed oil and beeswax

    Looks good you will have to let us know how the milk paint holds up.
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    Re: My Setup Plan...Please Critique!

    Sounds good to me but I am a newbie too!
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    Re: How many many hives to make it work?

    Edited: In order to not include personal information that is not by own...

    Because of the nearby developments the county has frowned on cattle or other large animal farming, so we thought we could...
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    Re: How many many hives to make it work?

    Cattle are not an option because he does not want to install fences and expensive residential proerty and commercial is in the vicinity and therefore it would not be well recieved.
    the water right...
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    Re: How many many hives to make it work?

    If the crop failed paying him 3k Lease out of my own pocket for the year so he can stay compliant for "Green Belt" would not be a problem for me (especially since he has funded the operation and...
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    Re: How many many hives to make it work?

    That is part of what I am doing right now... 20-40 hives per 1k is double what I thought! 27k to start would not be out of the question though. The taxes paid on just one of the parcels is more than...
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    How many many hives to make it work?

    First off let me start by saying that I am a first year beek and love it!... but inexperienced. I grew up on a potato farm in Idaho so I enjoy hard work.

    So with this is mind I have the following...
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    Re: Brand new and I just jumped in neck deep!

    Amazzzing deal... you did great!
  18. Thread: Hive Lift

    by utahbees
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    Re: Hive Lift

    You could use one of these for moving more than just bee boxes... lots of other uses... railroad ties, small pallets, rocks around the yard, and etc... might need retrofitted a little or have...
  19. Thread: Hive Lift

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    Re: Hive Lift

    beautiful... I love the design. I can see this being produced
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    Re: Monsanto buys Beeologics!

    Monsanto's own admission: Monsanto initially claimed that Schmeiser planted Roundup Ready Canola in his fields intentionally, though they could offer no evidence for this. The company later admitted...
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    Re: Monsanto buys Beeologics!

    As a farmer what choice does he have... he must produce a crop to survive. If he does not cut his crop and store seed he is finished and will not have an income for the year or be able to his loans....
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    Re: Monsanto buys Beeologics!

    keep reading... he did not plant the seed.... Monsanto should not be able to sue any farmer when their gene cross pollinates or is carried by the wind, animal, or other. They should be responsible...
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    Re: Monsanto buys Beeologics!

    Here is some reading for everyone and then research just a little more so you can decide. Research the individual lawsuits (most get settled out of court and therefore never make it to the light of...
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    Re: Monsanto buys Beeologics!

    No...

    My argument is mainly against the suing of farmers for genes in their crops they have no control over.

    In the old days if my cattle got out of my fence and destroyed your corn crop I was...
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    Re: Monsanto buys Beeologics!

    One only needs research who the leading corporation suing farmers is... over 3,000 (estimated) lawsuits active, pending or settled for intellectual property theft by Monsanto against farmers (or...
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