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  1. Push in Cage, Queen Introduction , Kill new Queens Eggs?

    My problem with requeening with a push in cage is if they aren't excepting her (supersedure cells visible a week after introduction) I move the queen over some fresh emerging brood\honey via push in...
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    Might try adding some propolis to you smoker...

    Might try adding some propolis to you smoker fuel. Has anybody added beeswax to there smoker fuel so it'll burn longer? I use hemp burlap.
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    Marla Spivak: 10-14-07 "We are still looking at...

    Marla Spivak: 10-14-07 "We are still looking at mite reproduction on the combs sprayed with propolis - hope to have data ready to talk about by the Sacramento meeting. Sorry, I'm short handed and it...
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    I asked my friend for more info regarding the...

    I asked my friend for more info regarding the blue comb \ honey in the Arkansas Ash Trees today. He said only the comb was blue, not the honey. Any thoughts?
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    It's late, so I just scanned through his jumbled...

    It's late, so I just scanned through his jumbled English quickly, but this thing is kinda cool. He talks about multiple hives\queens peacefully living together in one very large hive. He also talks...
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    It looks to me, 4 beehives with an extractor on...

    It looks to me, 4 beehives with an extractor on top :confused:
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    I mentioned to my friend that you guys thought...

    I mentioned to my friend that you guys thought they were carpenter bees. He said they're not. He told me that those holes are about twice as big as carpenter bees. He showed me that he had carpenter...
  8. Thread: Wild Hive

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    Hi Ice Czar, Welcome to the Beesource Forums!...

    Hi Ice Czar, Welcome to the Beesource Forums! Reading your posts you seem to be a very smart guy\gal! The Idea environment for honey bees would be a hallow tree cavity with the entrance facing...
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    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2...

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=209378&highlight=the+best+bee+suit+for+money
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    While reading around, trying to learn more about...

    While reading around, trying to learn more about making soap, I came across this.

    "Some natural ingredients will harden a soap, while negatively affecting a soap’s ability to clean, moisturize or...
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    First make sure you are not allergic. Local...

    First make sure you are not allergic. Local swelling\tenderness is normal after being stung. If your having trouble breathing after being stung, you defiantly have a problem. After learning the...
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    After reading your posts I think I want to make a...

    After reading your posts I think I want to make a cold processed lye soap. I guess I should buy lye. Can you buy it at Walmart? Is there a best brand of lye? What about the source of fat? Is...
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    Soap?

    I'm a beekeeper and would like to make myself soap? I know absolutely nothing about what makes soap, soap. Antibacterial\Abrasive? Hot\Cold process, Milled soap, which is best? Are there any more...
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    I'm interested! How much do you think 1 round...

    I'm interested! How much do you think 1 round beehive would run? One round leaf\book brood box, 16" inside diameter x 25.5" tall. Two round supers, 16" inside diameter x 12.75" tall, with a one piece...
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    Good idea Rob-bee, I've read somewhere of...

    Good idea Rob-bee, I've read somewhere of beekeepers using concrete hivebodies reporting that their concrete hives did allot better than their wood boxes. I too searched internet for round tubes to...
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    Hey Rob-bee. I'm curious, what material are you...

    Hey Rob-bee. I'm curious, what material are you planning to use for hive bodies\supers, tube 11 7/8" X 23". If I remember right, a conversation with MB, he mentioned that bees ideal natural tree...
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    I tried forestbee's 20 min kitchenaid creamed...

    I tried forestbee's 20 min kitchenaid creamed honey method today with a 3lb. jar of honey that had a 1/2" layer of crystallized honey that had settled to the bottom. I watched it mix for the whole 20...
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    Thanks shawnwri We thought they were bumblebees....

    Thanks shawnwri We thought they were bumblebees. I think I'll pass on trying to bring them down to my place :o.
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    Hiving Bumblebees?

    I have a friend down the road, 2 miles, that has I say around 50 bumblebees nesting \ flying around his shed. I'm not sure if calling it a shed is correct. Imagine a eight car garage with the garage...
  20. Thanks BeeAware. I'd figured the native black bee...

    Thanks BeeAware. I'd figured the native black bee pollinating my okra, July - September, were Mason Bees. Guess not, I'll try to catch one and run it down to the county extension and see if they can...
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    Thanks for posting pic! I too have never seen...

    Thanks for posting pic! I too have never seen this before. Pretty cool!
  22. I've tried to feed my bees honey as you did, but...

    I've tried to feed my bees honey as you did, but for some reason they can never find it. The trick is to put a piece of combed honey at the entrance of the beehive you want to give the honey to,...
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    Two company's sell the good stuff, Simpson's...

    Two company's sell the good stuff, Simpson's Beekeeping Supplies \ Walter T. Kelly. Simpson's Beekeeping Supplies sells stainless steal \ galvanized #8 mesh by the foot or by the roll. Walter T....
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    I would like to start doing the crush and strain...

    I would like to start doing the crush and strain method exclusively. I crushed and strained about ten deep frames last year (boogered up foundationless framed super) and found it took quite a bit of...
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    Thought you were breading survivors Bill,...

    Thought you were breading survivors Bill, survival of the fittest. HFCS is just going to keep the weak around to breed with your true survivors. I live just south of Wichita, my one and only hive...
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