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    Re: PF120 Acceptance?

    Just this season I have started adding extra wax to the frames and can tell the bees take to it much quicker. Use a small foam brush or roller and an old crockpot to melt the wax.
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    Re: Robbing, and tracking feral Bees

    Last weekend I sat out 3 buckets of comb scraps from a cutout for the bees to clean up. I noticed that maybe half the bees leaving went the opposite direction of my hives. I used thier direction of...
  3. Re: What in the world is tipping my hives over? Solutions?

    Sounds like its time for a motion activated wildlife camera, could be interesting...
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    Re: Multi purpose Deeps

    Put a 3/4 rim with center divider like Rattlefield describes. Where you want an entrance drill two 3/8 holes an inch or so apart through the rim, clean out material between the holes. Mating nucs...
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    Re: When a puff's not enuff....

    Bet you could smoke ribs with that!
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    Re: Midwest drought!

    So hot in Oklahoma that baby calves are chasing their mothers around trying to get back in!
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    Re: Midwest drought!

    GMO- genetically modified organism. Bees will collect sawdust for protein if pollen forage is scarce.
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    Re: 1/8" Hardware Cloth

    Ace is the place, looks like they have stores close to you...
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    Re: Are landing boards...necessary?

    Landing board= SHB land here
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    Re: Are landing boards...necessary?

    I've cut all my landing boards off. A bottom board slightly smaller than the hive body helps keep the rain out. I can still use a standard entrance reducer, and expect bottoms to last longer.
    All...
  11. Thread: Burlap

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    Re: Burlap

    Try your local coffee house that roasts their own, thats where I get mine.
  12. Thread: used Hives

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    Re: used Hives

    Diesel be fine....:lpf:
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    Small queen cells equals small queens?

    Is the size of the queen cell the determining factor as to how large the queen will be?

    I suspect the answer is nutrition, but obviously you can't raise giant queens from small cells.

    Can the...
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    Re: What type clover to plant?

    Scrapfe, the link in post #9 has photos of both types of clover.

    http://www.honeybeesuite.com/monday-...rimson-clover/
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    Re: Least Amount of Bees to Create Queen

    Poppy, do you let the 4 frame nuc finish the cells or do you move them in to a finisher?
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    Re: What do bird feeders offer bees?

    Maybe its revenge for all the bees that get eaten by the birds....
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    Re: Designing a large scale drum warmer

    Has anyone ever tried a flat heat exchanger coil placed on top of the crytalized honey. As the honey melts the weight of the coil would keep it in contact with the solid core until it had worked its...
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    Re: Easy way to smoke bees...?

    Nobody rolls'em anymore?
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    Re: oscar perone

    James give this a try...
    http://www.permapicultura.com/English/reserves.aspx
  20. Re: What's the best yet least expensive way to brand your equipment?

    Now thats migratory equipment!
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    Re: Wild comb with no center rib

    This comb is for boneless honey....no ribs.
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    Re: first skunk trapped

    No kidding! I wish I had been there...well, at a distance.
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    Re: first skunk trapped

    Last week my brother noticed some digging under the slab of our farm shop. He grabbed his rubber boots, 22 rifle with 4 shells, and the garden hose. After a few minutes of irrigation, up came a head,...
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    Re: Beekeepers and cancer

    The retired commercial beek that got me hooked on bees had prostate cancer, he is doing fine years after treatment.
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    Re: first skunk trapped

    I have a cord tied on my trap that will unhook the latch and then open the door. Always release near a tree line, thats the direction they will run.....well, most of the time. Don't try it in an open...
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