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    Re: Where have all the hive tools gone?

    I ALL WAYS put my tools ( for the hives or car ) in a SAFE place ,,,, its even safe from me ..... now were is that safe place I put that 14th hive tool !!!!!!
  2. Re: Next Question about painting plastic frames

    wax foundation is all I will use ,,, the one year I used plastic trash foundation the girls wouldn't draw it out ,, waxed it nothing they almost died off I put wax foundation in and they had it...
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    Re: Look who wants to feed our bees!

    is there a insecticide on the seed ???????????
    funny they do one thing for bees yet kill bees every other way and every one loves them again
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    Re: Beekeeping - a Guy or Gal thing

    male or female it depeds who you talk to ,,,,,, my wife is into bees ,, helps with the hives ,,, all my kids help any time we ask ,,, and one has Fibromyalgia ,, if she gets stung it feels ...
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    Re: Quilt Box Inspection

    i fill a deep with chips ,, no frost on the lid
  6. Thread: I See Bees!

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    Re: I See Bees!

    Oh go a head and set 4 5 feet from the front of the hive and drink some coffee and enjoy watching the girls ...
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    Re: How young did you get your kids involved?

    youngest grand kid was 4 when him and all the other kids helped catch a 4 swarms ,, none had any protective clothing nor have any now , they all helped with the hives the first year we had...
  8. Re: Dumbest thing you ever bought for beekeeping ?

    all a bee brush does is piss them off .. gloves ??? never used them but then of ten years only used a suit 2 times ,, never used just a vail
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    Re: lesser of two evils

    for skunk put tac strip on the hives landing board ( like the tac strip for putting carpet in ) the skunk will scratch the hive to get the bees coming out then lick them up ,,, when they try...
  10. Thread: Bad Honey

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    Re: Bad Honey

    as for the crystallized honey,, just take a spoon , knife or any thing and dig some out ,,, I myself love crystallized honey , I put honey in the fridge to make crystallize
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    Re: My neighbour's bees have it in for me...

    40 feet mine ar 20 ,,, coffee with in 5 feet a few times a week ,,, grand kids think the bees enjoy watching them play within a foot of the hive ( in front of it ) they also like to pick up drones...
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    Re: Why do bees leave the hive to n December?

    I don't speak honey bee so I can't ask them !!!!!!!!!
  13. Thread: Stings

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    Re: Stings

    I had one sting on the inside of my mouth ,, also had one set on my in the ear hearing aid , boy was that buzzz loud ........
  14. Re: When your ex topples your hive, can I site animal cruelty?

    9 gallons is a lot from one hive ??????
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    Re: Is a inner cover necessary with quilt box

    I only put the inner cover on top of the quilt to keep track of it ,, or come spring were the heck did I put that darn inner cover ,, last year i had the quilt right above the cover and it...
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    Re: Is a inner cover necessary with quilt box

    I think if the inner cover is right above the frames you get condensation so leave the whole bottom of it exposed to the bees bedroom

    I make a spacer from 1x2 and tack burlap to the top of it...
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    Re: I'm pretty sure I killed my hive today :-(

    i have things going on here all the time and never even think about blocking the girls in ,,, but then we all like to play with the girls ,,, the rule is look befor you slap
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    Re: Is a inner cover necessary with quilt box

    last fall when I put the girls to bed '' by mistake I put the inner cover under the guilt box and the moisture condensed on the inner cover and dripped down on the girls killed the hive .. I make a...
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    Re: winter quilt configuration?

    I use the quilt but all I do is put a spacer made from a firring strip with burlap to make a space above the frame in that space i put a candy bar a polen patty ,,,,,on the spacer i put a box ,,fill...
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    Re: Acebirds one hive

    After two hours they had enough of me. I broke the fourth box loose to give it a heft and I could see there was more honey below. remember I was bare handed and already took a stink. Very slight...
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    Re: Lifting and moving hives.

    me and my grandson moved 8 hives ,,, ratchet strap them ,and get a two man strap lift from home depot ,, the ones for moving heavy stuff ,, don't like using a dolly as they will shake the hive up a...
  22. Thread: Please Stop...

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    Re: Please Stop...

    some are real easy to search ,,, try a search for queen rearing you only get 20 pages with any post that has the word queen in it

    or try nucs 20 pages here is one that comes up...
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    Re: Crystalized Honey

    then on the other hand there are people like me and my son ,,, we try to get honey to crystallize ,, so we can eat it ... Crystallized Honey is the BEST
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    Re: Way to "store" a queen over winter

    I guess I'm lucky ,, the bees don't bother any one in this family ,,, I wanted to move a few frames to the hive I had at the time over at my sons place about 25 miles from here ,, was looking for...
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    Re: Way to "store" a queen over winter

    IMHO,, the only way you have any chance to get her to spring is in a observation hive . that way you could feed the hive don't know abot cleaning flights but it the only way i can see to do it
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