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    Re: Bad beekeeping, worse TV reporting

    bad time to be working with the bees anyway. Cloudy skies and trying to rain also........
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    Re: Is this a poplar seedling ?

    yes
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    Re: #8 Hardware cloth...where to buy it?

    I got mine from ACE hardware store. Had to order it online but will ship it to the store for free.
  4. Thread: need help

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    Re: need help

    yes you would have wet larva in both since it take nine days from egg to capped cell and you are on day five.

    Look good on the frames for a queen cell, sometimes they can be covered by bees and...
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    Re: Xentari: BTA for treating Wax Moth

    I do freeze all of my frames for a couple of days before misting with BT.

    Be sure to mix well in the water.
    Yes just a fine spray from a hand held spray bottle or if you have many to do then...
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    Re: What Setup Do You Use for a Trap-Out?

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=19974&stc=1

    A simple cone and nuc box with a frame of eggs will work just fine.
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    Re: Xentari: BTA for treating Wax Moth

    I use 3 teaspoons per gallon of water.

    I usually get about 30 deep frames per gallon.
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    Re: Scotch-Brite wipes for SHB

    I use the swiffer sheets and they work good. I cut them into 4 x 4 squares and place them on the top bars in the corners. It will catch SHB until the patch is black with them, yes it does catch a few...
  9. Re: Where to find control box (rheostat) for elect uncapping knife

    What brand knife is it?

    If it is a Pierce Mfg., Speed King then there is a thermostat built into the blade. This will be evident by a small bump on the top of the blade about the size of the end...
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    Re: How long do most neew beekeepers keep at it?

    Well I'll be 52 this year and been at it since I was 7. Got into it when an old fella gave me 5 hives, a veil and a pair of gloves. Dad bought me a smoker and it was "on"!

    Seems most that do get...
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    Re: Keeping hive beetles out of pulled supers

    I like to extract the same day I pull supers. Avoids the beetles and the honey is still warm and very workable.

    I do like to freeze the frames after the bees clean them up and then spray with BT...
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    Re: Extractor motor wanted

    The motor that is on mine is a Baldor which is a DC they now have a green colored one which is AC

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=19345&stc=1
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    Re: Extractor motor wanted

    DC I bought mine with a factory motor already installed. I was just saying that I have the same extractor as yours and could send you some pics of the factory set up. It has a split coupling that...
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    Re: Extractor motor wanted

    I have the 9 frame extractor from Brushy and if you need some close up pics of the set up just pm me and I will take a few.
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    Re: Extractor motor wanted

    Look on craigs list and find a working treadmill that somebody is giving away.
    The motor and speed control will all be there. Most will be a continuous duty DC motor, they are heavy duty.
    The speed...
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    Re: locust and poplar bloom

    East TN here,
    blackberries are full tilt blooming
    black locust just starting the last two or three days
    popular still not ready yet
    clovers are going strong also.
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    Re: Soffit Trap-Out

    Cut outs are always the better way to remove bees. That way you know you have them for sure and can seal up the entrance holes. You were asking questions about a trap out and I gave you some answers....
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    Re: Soffit Trap-Out

    Pics would be nice to see, they can really help us to see what you are working with.

    There are several options you can do and you pretty much hit on all of them.

    A tube to the bait hive, look...
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    Re: Foundation pics

    They will be fine. The bees will fill in the gaps and holes for the most part. They might pull some drone comb in some of the open spots if they are in the mood for drones.

    Not too far away from...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    4-30-15 first swarm in Knoxville, TN

    about a five pounder in a bush about a foot off the ground.
  21. Re: Since 1980 this is the worst April Non-flow I have every seen...

    I'm in west Knoxville and mine started out very slow also. Pulled out 4 - five gallon buckets of cut out combs and they were having a feast on it, they have really slowed down on robbing the honey...
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    Re: Mating Nuc Questions

    That is the beauty of putting two of the minis together end to end, you can slip it into the brood nest for them to start drawing out comb.
    I had to pretty much convince myself this was a year long...
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    Re: Mating Nuc Questions

    The mini frames I put the "cut out" comb in, I would scrape the cells off down to the "spine" of the comb. I use wedge type frames and put this "spine" under the wedge and tack in place. A couple of...
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    Re: Mating Nuc Questions

    I was taking drawn comb from cut outs and attaching them to the mini frames, and also putting two of the mini frames together (with cut down foundation) and sticking them into a regular hive for them...
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    Re: Odd looking structures on bottom board

    Sounds like propolis, they will build these on the bottom boards to use as ladders to make it easier to climb onto the bottoms of the frames.
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