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    Hi Irene, You're one of only three people that...

    Hi Irene,

    You're one of only three people that have heard that sound that I know of. The other is a beekeeper in Germany. And it hasn't been reported in any research or literature that I'm aware...
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    Hi Irene, Was the purring sound a staccato...

    Hi Irene,

    Was the purring sound a staccato sound like this?

    www.bwrangler.com/pic/lmys1.wav

    If it is the same sound. It's a most unusual but very distinctive sound. I've only heard it a few...
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    Hi Tony, It good news to hear your still...

    Hi Tony,

    It good news to hear your still beeing.

    Regards
    Dennis
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    Is Toni the City Beekeeper OK

    Hi Guys,

    I've been away from the computer for awhile. Am back again for a few days and will be away the rest of the summer.

    Anyone know Toni the city beekeeper? Her blog City Bees is one of my...
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    BWrangler Website

    Hi Guys,

    I've taken your advice and bought a domain name. The BWrangler website is now located at:

    www.bwrangler.com

    From my free web hosting and computer backup experiences, it almost...
  6. Thread: Taktic

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    Hi Guys, Seems like I remember a time when...

    Hi Guys,

    Seems like I remember a time when most American beekeepers were repeating the 'dirty offshore honey chant' in response to some cheap, tainted import honey that flooded the American...
  7. Thread: Taktic

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    Hi Guys, Ever wonder why someone, way back...

    Hi Guys,

    Ever wonder why someone, way back when, affixed the word 'pure' to honey. I suspect it was to differentiate his honey from that other stuff.

    Come on guys, the mavrik, taktic thing was...
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    Greetings, I'm now in Boynton Beach. Have tbh...

    Greetings,

    I'm now in Boynton Beach. Have tbh experience, but not in Florida.

    Scot McPherson kept a few dozen Florida tbhs before moving to the midwest. He would be a good source for Florida...
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    Hi Guys, I wondered how papercrete would work,...

    Hi Guys,

    I wondered how papercrete would work, but never had the time to try it. Thanks Dinor.

    Another product that might have some utility would be grancrete though not as green as papercrete....
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    Hi Guys, I've updated the looks and done some...

    Hi Guys,

    I've updated the looks and done some minor editing of the old bwrangler website. With firefox, all the css boxes will have nice rounded corners.

    If you use Whttrack as your offline...
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    Hi Guys, I've experimented by grafting both...

    Hi Guys,

    I've experimented by grafting both eggs and different aged larva. I've also replicated Taber's tool.

    At the same time, I tried both rapping and water extraction for harvesting eggs en...
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    Hi Guys, The bees are probably in great shape...

    Hi Guys,

    The bees are probably in great shape for winter. They've packed the upper portion of the broodnest with honey. Are getting fat for winter. And will be ready next spring for a great year...
  13. Hi Guys, Bees could care less about the type...

    Hi Guys,

    Bees could care less about the type of hive they occupy as long as it's large enough, properly situated, protected and defensible.

    A beehive, by it's very nature, is an adaptation for...
  14. Thread: Fat Bees

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    Fat Bees

    Hi Guys,

    I'm just getting around to reading about 6 months worth of bee mags after my move from Casper, Wy to Boynton Beach, Fl.

    Randy Oliver's articles about 'Fat Bees' in both US bee mags are...
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    Hi KBee, Yes, the filters are completely...

    Hi KBee,

    Yes, the filters are completely different. I've tested a few coffee filters as well as paper towels which were designed for water. And I quickly rejected both. Flow through was very poor....
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    Hi Guys, Go to a commercial kitchen supply...

    Hi Guys,

    Go to a commercial kitchen supply store and get some grease(cooking oil filters). They're about $10 for 50 of them.

    They're stout and remove moisture and all debris. Your beeswax will...
  17. Hi Guys, Both the entrances on the end and the...

    Hi Guys,

    Both the entrances on the end and the side had the same area. And they were located just above the bottom board.

    The end entrance consisted of a series of 3/4" diameter holes.

    The...
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    Hi Guys, A point often lost sight of when...

    Hi Guys,

    A point often lost sight of when discussing the 'best' bee stuff, is that beekeepers keep bees for a variety of reasons. In my case, I'd only known large scale commercial beekeeping for...
  19. Hi Guys, I've tried them on the end and along...

    Hi Guys,

    I've tried them on the end and along the side. In a Wyoming climate, when given given both kinds simultaneously, they chose the side entrance.

    Regards
    Dennis
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    Hi Guys, For a pollen sub recipe, try equal...

    Hi Guys,

    For a pollen sub recipe, try equal parts of brewers yeast, sugar and bee pro.

    I've also used two parts brewers yeast to one part sugar. They work equally well.

    A 40lb bag of food...
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    Hi Guys, I've taken some time to clean up the...

    Hi Guys,

    I've taken some time to clean up the site. It a little more usable. Easier to read, I hope :>) And a few pages, I've had in draft, have been put in the tbh section.

    Regards
    Dennis
  22. Thread: Bee Mapping

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    Hi Guys, This project sure bombed out. I...

    Hi Guys,

    This project sure bombed out. I haven't had a single entry since switching from a guestbook approach to email as a way to stick a pin.

    Anyone have any ideas? A guestbook approach...
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    Hi Guys, I've used a block of wood to raise or...

    Hi Guys,

    I've used a block of wood to raise or lift the cover above my top bars. I haven't had a single comb failure due to heat after do this. And my hives were in full sun. It seems a little air...
  24. Thread: Hive Volume

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    Hi Miki and Everyone, I've run tbhs with about...

    Hi Miki and Everyone,

    I've run tbhs with about the same dimensions as Miki's and had the following results:

    1. My bees work freely through top bar 18 with full combs of honey storage starting...
  25. Thread: Bee Mapping

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    Hi Guys, If you've visited my bmapping pages...

    Hi Guys,

    If you've visited my bmapping pages lately and were using MSIE they probably didn't work. Google had updated their mapping API which required a few changes. And MSIE didn't handle some...
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