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    Re: staple gun staple size

    The one I got was on sale for $22. I figure what the heck I'll give'r a whirl...
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    Re: staple gun staple size

    I read posts/reviews where ppl seemed to be having the jamming issues with the harbor freight staples, and 'name brand' staples seem to work ok. I guess I'll find out in a few days. Gonna pick up...
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    Re: Removal of Yellow Jackets near my hives

    6936

    I make these up and place near my hives. Have had hornets, yellow jackets, wasps and moths in the traps. Not 100% sure if it's the vinegar or banana that keeps the honey bees away. You...
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    Re: staple gun staple size

    Thanks for the responses. This is the one I ordered:

    http://www.harborfreight.com/18-gauge-2-in-1-nailerstapler-68019.html

    What lengths do you guys find the most useful? My intent is mainly...
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    staple gun staple size

    Ok, so I admit this is probably a stupid question, but here goes....

    Just ordered the harbor freight staple/brad gun, figured I'd try it since it was on sale and had a coupon. The specs say "5/8...
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    Re: How do you "bait" your swarm traps?

    I would like to put out some swarm traps this year near our existing hives, since we had wild swarms trying to take over some of our established hives last year (which are only about 18" off the...
  7. Re: Collecting bees on outside of screened bottom board?

    You might want to check that cluster of bees. We had two wild swarms go under one of our hives this year, I can only assume they were trying to move in and take over the hive. One of them we didn't...
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    Re: some advice please

    gone2seed.....ok, so that statement was from an 'ease of manipulation' standpoint, not in terms of the inspector complaining on how one chooses to manage his/her hives (when not relevant to...
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    Re: some advice please

    Was the foundation, once installed in the frames, straight and flat? I've had a terrible time this year with the foundation wires being too long, so much so that they cause the foundation to be...
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    Re: Queen cells on PF-120

    You said "save some for another nuc"....you may mean more than one, but why can't you just take one frame w/ cells out of their current hive and stick in the nuc? At least that way you should be...
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    Re: Plea from wit's end...

    HeatherM,
    You said you didn't want to interrupt people at the beekeeper meeting. Do you have a mentor? Perhaps there is someone at the meeting that you can talk to one-on-one afterwards, and...
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    Re: Other Beekeepers putting Bees near your yards

    If they're on his land, sounds to me like he's the proud new owner of "several hundred hives".
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    Re: week old swarm first inspect. need advice?

    I'm not going to say nothing's wrong with her, but if she is alive then "they didn't replace her". If that were the bees intent, I think she would be dead. She swarmed, so I think you should give...
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    Re: week old swarm first inspect. need advice?

    If it is a queen cell, then there has to be an egg in it. If there isn't, then it is a cup, not a cell.
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    Re: Fast Crystallization

    I think it depends on the nectar source. A local beek puts some of his hives on cotton fields for the bees to have honey for winter...says that honey crystallizes fast...
  16. Re: Using plastic fiber feed bag material for inner covers?

    One of my mentors recommended this last year. We cut them to size, so at least 2 edges were always the "cut" edge and yes they frayed some, but not bad. They will propolis a bit between the...
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    Re: Too feed or not to feed?

    So, does the feeding answer change if one is dealing with established hives and wanting the bees to draw more comb? And if they have honey and stores in supers? Without a large flow going on? I...
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    swarm trap questions

    I'm planning on trying to make a swarm trap for next spring, since I've had 2 wild swarms try to move into one of my hives in the last 3 weeks. I've read to put drawn comb and lemongrass oil lure in...
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    Re: Bees below screen in screen bottom board

    You might want to check to see if it's a swarm. Last week I had a similar issue. A wild swarm tried to take over one of my hives, the wild swarm never really grouped up, but the bees were under the...
  20. Re: Anyone go up against their county/city over keeping bees?

    SilentSam,
    You must be near Rockwood.... And since you are going to post more on the story at lunch, you must have some sort of past history with this neighbor. Two things I can think of that...
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    Re: Too many eggs in a Cell

    Is the capped brood worker or drone? If she isn't laying fertilized eggs right now (in the last 3 days), then pinching her will not do much good, since they will have no viable eggs in which to make...
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    Re: Pigeon Moutain Breeze jacket problem

    Rick,
    Please keep us updated on what PM has to say about your jacket. I recently purchased one and my wife got the suit, am curious as to how they respond and work with you. Thanks.
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    Re: New Beek in VA

    Welcome Rob! We're just down the road from you a bit... You'll find lots of insight and information on this site. Best of luck with your new hives.
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    Re: what to do with "overdrawn comb"?

    Luckily, there's enough room to slide a frame out, and then pull out as needed....they just go back together like a puzzle. So I don't think I will have to flip upside down... Just started...
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    Re: what to do with "overdrawn comb"?

    I appreciate all the comments, suggestions and discussion. However, I think I will pass on the open honey experimentation. Haven't decided exactly how I'm going to deal with the comb yet, but I...
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