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    Ben Brewcat: Personally I wouldn't probably use...

    Ben Brewcat:
    Personally I wouldn't probably use it;

    I agree. I think I will mix it with "Honey B Healthy" and cut it with water and feed it back to bees.

    east_stingray:
    Great piece of...
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    I extracted some frames that contained uncapped,...

    I extracted some frames that contained uncapped, along with some capped honey,( about 50/50 )and it has started to ferment.
    Can this be used to make mead, or should I feed it back to the bees ?
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    Dear FGMO users, If you feel you have benefited...

    Dear FGMO users,
    If you feel you have benefited from Dr. Pedros' research, why not make a small contribution? Any funding is better then no funding at all.
    He has given so much and asked for...
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    I have a 9 frame Maxant 1600 that I wanted to...

    I have a 9 frame Maxant 1600 that I wanted to convert but it would have cost almost $400.00. I believe they said, around $350.00 plus shipping. That seemed a little too rich for me. For just a little...
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    Spruce Pine. ToeCane Beekeepers,McDowell Honey...

    Spruce Pine.
    ToeCane Beekeepers,McDowell Honey Bee Chapter and NCBA.
    Honey flow doesn't start up here till around Mothers Day.
  6. Thread: Welt Cord

    by John Buckner
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    I get my cords from a discount store called...

    I get my cords from a discount store called "Freds".
    I buy Floor Queen Cotton Mop Heads, made by Greenwood Mop and Broom,Inc of Greenwood,SC 29648.
    I remove the,two rows of stitching holding it...
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    I am glad to see all you rock hounds comming out...

    I am glad to see all you rock hounds comming out of the closet. LOL

    I have been a prospector for the past 30 years,most of it working the Pegmatites of western NC. It has been a gerat learning...
  8. I got my 1/4" crown, 1/2" X 1 5/8" stapler from...

    I got my 1/4" crown, 1/2" X 1 5/8" stapler from Harbor Frt., for $ 29.95, with allen wrenches,oil,4 sizes of staples,1/4" air hose connector and case.
    Works for me.
    JB
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    For you guys who like to use latex paint. Stack...

    For you guys who like to use latex paint.
    Stack your wooden ware about head high and use a paint roller.
    Much faster then a brush.

    JB
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    John Sheets, Thanks for the reply. I will...

    John Sheets,


    Thanks for the reply. I will look into this.

    "Black Locust is one of those trees that blooms in abundance every other year, similar to apples.

    JB
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    Hi folks, I just purchased a used,(like new)...

    Hi folks,
    I just purchased a used,(like new) Maxant 1600 basket type extractor. 4 baskets.
    I was told there was a radial conversion for this machine.
    Can anyone tell me if this is correct and...
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    Got Honey I don't know how the weather is out...

    Got Honey
    I don't know how the weather is out there, but here in the mountains of North Carolina,the first cold snap,usually the workers start to get rid of the Drones and they cut the Drone brood...
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    Hi Folks, Can anyone tell me why Black Locust...

    Hi Folks,
    Can anyone tell me why Black Locust only blooms sometimes?
    It has been four years since the ones on my place have bloomed. The year before,the bloom was so heavy that the limbs drooped....
  14. Thread: Thymol

    by John Buckner
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    Hi Folks. John you don’t need a cord to apply...

    Hi Folks.

    John you don’t need a cord to apply the Thymol into your colonies.

    Axtmann, Thanks for the info. I am going to order a vaporizer from those people. I already have about 20 Kgs. of...
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    Hi Folks. Thanks for your kind comments and...

    Hi Folks.

    Thanks for your kind comments and advice.

    I should have made myself clearer on the swarming issue. As I said, I started out from scratch this Spring so I had no drawn comb. When the...
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    I haven't kept bees since the mites wiped them...

    I haven't kept bees since the mites wiped them out in the 80s. This spring I thought I'd give it another shot.
    I purchased all new equipment and two, 3lb packages from Brushy Mt. and one Italian...
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    [This message has been edited by John Buckner...

    [This message has been edited by John Buckner (edited November 01, 2003).]
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    Hi Folks, Here's just a thought. What if,( in...

    Hi Folks,
    Here's just a thought.
    What if,( in the 80s when the mites moved in)most of the feral bee population was wiped out along with the unprotected domestic bees? What if the "Feral" bees we...
  19. Thread: Thymol

    by John Buckner
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    I got my Thymol from the site below for $14.00...

    I got my Thymol from the site below for $14.00 plus $6.95 shipping. I made up the cords but don't know when to start using them and for how long. I need a plan.

    Hope this helps.
    ...
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    Hi Folks, Has anyone tried soaking shop towels...

    Hi Folks,
    Has anyone tried soaking shop towels in a solution of Oxalic acid and placing sheets on top of the frames, or mixing the acid with Canola or FGMO ?
    I would have to do a lot more research...
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    Greetings to all you fine people. This is my...

    Greetings to all you fine people.

    This is my first post and I would like to share with you something I made up in order to cut down on the chance of killing bees and delivering FGMO fog more...
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