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    Re: Learned something new about milkweed today

    Just dug up about 12 plants. Hard to dig up, very deep roots.
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    Re: To Shave or Not To Shave

    l ran my top bars on a planer. Then built them. I have them in both my hives. The bees are drawing out the wax. I got my small cell from Dadent. Their Frankfort KY store is just about 30 minutes...
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    Re: Honey Extraction Equipment

    If you are going to build a honey room make it out of stuff that you can hit with steam to clean. And remember, health regulations. In my area you must have a 3 bowl sink and a separate mop sink. ...
  4. Thread: What lavender

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    What lavender

    What lavender do bees like the best.
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    Re: Equipment to start woodenware plant?

    Some cities are now cutting downed trees into lumber and giving it away.
    Cinn. Ohio is one near us. Check local city. Giving lumber away is cheaper than chipper and dump costs.
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    Re: Fast way to grow one nuc to 40 hives

    Why not just pay a bee keeper $ 500 to keep bees on your property?
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    Georgetown, KY swarm dates

    Anyone in the Georgetown, KY area who could tell me when bee hives usually swarm?
    Thanks
    Tom
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    Re: bee tree made it through another winter.

    Can you get access to the bottom of the tree hive?
    I would love a quart zip lock bag of the stuff in the bottom of the hive.
    Want to go through it and see what lives there.
    I will pay shipping.
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    Re: Hive placement near house

    Have 2 hives 25 feet from house. Have never seen crap on house or cars.
    The crows and the cars are another matter.
    How do they aim for the windshield?
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    Bottom of bee tree hive

    Hey guys,
    If you have a bee tree I would like to get about a quart bag of material from below the hive. I want to go through it looking to see what lives in it.
    I will be glad to pay shipping.
    Tom
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    Small swarms in hive

    I had earlier put a spacer on a hive for feeding sugar blocks.
    I went out last week on a warm day and opened the hive.
    When I lifted the inner cover I had two small swarms attached to the inner...
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    Re: Open air hive in January in Indiana

    could he post photographs???
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    Re: Going to 9 Frames?

    I went the other way. Planned down the frames so I can fit 11 frames in my brood boxes. And am using small cell foundation.
    On my supers I have spacers and use 9 frames. The bees fill them out...
  14. Thread: Honey extractor

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    Re: Honey extractor

    I went to buy a Maxant 6 medium frame. Also holds 3 deep frames.
    When I got to the sellers farm. He had set up a motorized one.
    I took it with the understanding that if I changed my mind I could...
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    Re: 11 frames for broodnest

    I built 60 narrow frames last year. It was easy to run the top bars through a lunchbox planner. Narrowed the side bars with a radial saw. Next time will build a carrier to take them all through a...
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    Re: Going to all Mediums, My back hurts

    Thanks for the replies. As I live in a subdivision, expanding is not really an option for me. I am under the radar now. If I keep expanding, someone will notice.
    Right now I give honey to my...
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    Going to all Mediums, My back hurts

    Getting old, I keep a few hives in the backyard. Just a hobby for me. Dad and Grand Father kept bees many years ago.

    I have my mediums ready to replace double deeps on the hives.
    But where do I...
  18. Thread: Beekeeper Box

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    Re: Beekeeper Box

    Been using a metal bucket for the past couple of years.
    I need to figure out some way to hang my smoker on it that does not flip it over..
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    Re: What Frames and Foundation???

    Dadant has small cell wax foundation.
    What is your nearest bee store?
    You may want to buy local boxes and frames to save on shipping and then just order the wax foundation.
    I am trying to get my...
  20. Re: Bear-proofing that is safe for children and pets?

    If you use a electric fence use a 12 volt system. Battery and solar panel.

    We had a kid killed here in Kentucky. The 120 volt system shorted out and fed 120 into the wire. Once he touched...
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    Showing honey at Fairs

    Those of you who show your Honey.
    I use a double stainless screen for my honey. When you show honey do you filter it more?
    If so, how and what do you use.

    Thanks
  22. Thread: Jester's EZ NUC

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    Re: Jester's EZ NUC

    I have 3 in trees in the woods. Using them to try to catch some feral bees. Light weight and easy to tie to trees and limbs.
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    Re: Carniolan Bees for sale near south central ky

    The Honey Bee Connection in Morehead sold me Carnie Italian mix nukes a couple of years ago.
    They really make a lot of honey. Harvested 80 lbs. off one hive last week. I want to make some splits...
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    Re: Recommendations for extractor?

    The Honey Bee Connection in Morehead, Ky is where I got my Maxant electric 3-6-9.
    The owners name is Jim.
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    Re: Rough Sawn Hives

    I was told once that old timers liked to use Yellow Poplar for building log cabins as it was such a long lasting wood. I have seen old cabins still standing in the West Virginia woods with no roofs...
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