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    ...when you almost wreck your truck because your...

    ...when you almost wreck your truck because your preoccupied scoping out possible new bee yard locations as you drive.

    ...when under the cover of night you ride on the back of a pick up with a...
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    Get the facts straight, Jim Bobb is President of...

    Get the facts straight, Jim Bobb is President of EAS. I don't know what either EAS or ABF has to do with this, but whatever.
    I still haven't heard the answer to the burning question, why wouldn't...
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    Okay, how has it turned into what I said when the...

    Okay, how has it turned into what I said when the point was what he said. He was Strachan's manager, he was in charge of queen production, the stock that Strachan has is essentially "his" stock. He...
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    You're right, I probably said too much, but I...

    You're right, I probably said too much, but I could have said more. However, I took the comment made about Strachan Apiaires as a personal attack and I didn't think that it was fair.
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    My post was simply in defense of my friends at...

    My post was simply in defense of my friends at Strachan Apiaries, that's all. I feel that it was necessary.
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    Re Robin Mountain's previous post: Interesting...

    Re Robin Mountain's previous post: Interesting how he "personally would not recommend Strachan stock" when he was Strachan Apiaries breeder queen manager for several years. He personally wouldn't...
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    I like to look at ads and see whats for sale. ...

    I like to look at ads and see whats for sale. Actually, I haven't noticed any ads either, so I don't see it as a big deal.
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    I must say that I love my Sheriff half suit veil....

    I must say that I love my Sheriff half suit veil. Kind of pricey ($120), yeah, but well worth it. I have used that veil very hard in the last two years and have washed it almost every week this...
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    The purpose of the shake method is not...

    The purpose of the shake method is not neccessarily to interupt the brood cycle to surpress the disease. Instead, shaking the bees and putting them on new foundation is to force the bees to use up...
  10. Thread: localharvest.org

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    If you're looking for a few new honey customers,...

    If you're looking for a few new honey customers, go ahead and post a free classified on this web site and people will find you. www.localharvest.org
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    I had a tree fall in one of my apiaries. It...

    I had a tree fall in one of my apiaries. It scattered two hives about 20 feet from where the stand is and two other hives were just slightly knocked over. It was a mess until we could cut away...
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    Those using screened bottom boards, do you close...

    Those using screened bottom boards, do you close them up for the winter or has anyone tried leaving them open? I'm sure this varies where you live, but some beekeepers are saying that they think...
  13. Thread: Grease Patties

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    >>...GREASE PATTIES w/ WINTERGREEN oil and SALT...

    >>...GREASE PATTIES w/ WINTERGREEN oil and SALT seem to have an effect on BOTH Varroa and Tracheal mites during times when brood IS present, and has devastating results during broodless times of the...
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    This is something that I do each winter, and I'm...

    This is something that I do each winter, and I'm convinced it really helps cut down on moisture:
    I make a ring of granulated sugar around the hole in the inner cover. I think the bees use the sugar...
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    There is an article about top bar hives in the...

    There is an article about top bar hives in the August 'o3 Bee Culture. But really, the pre-fab frames that you can buy from supplies are probably best, especially for a beginner.
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    I'd really like to plant some Basswood (also...

    I'd really like to plant some Basswood (also called Linden) trees. But there are serveral varities and I'm not sure if they are all good honey trees. I know there was an article in the ABJ about...
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    Thanks Ian and tarheit. I'm not yet at the stage...

    Thanks Ian and tarheit. I'm not yet at the stage of getting a sump and honey pump, and I was considering a double boiler type thing. I've aquired a used Kelley 33-frame extractor for $800 and a...
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    I currently have about 30 honey producing hives,...

    I currently have about 30 honey producing hives, hoping to eventually hold steady at about 80. I'm gradually getting my act together on honey extraction equipment and I now have an extractor,...
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    Sometimes placing a piece of walnut tree branch...

    Sometimes placing a piece of walnut tree branch between the inner cover and telescoping cover helps to keep ants out of there.
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    Not that it really matters, but I thought that...

    Not that it really matters, but I thought that grease patties made all the bees smell "young" so that when the mites quest, all bees smell like suitable hosts and the mites are more likely to enter...
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    Okay, where do you get Wintergreen oil?

    Okay, where do you get Wintergreen oil?
  22. Thread: EAS 2004

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    The Eastern Apicultural Society will be meeting...

    The Eastern Apicultural Society will be meeting in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania August 9-13, 2004. Are you planning to go? www.easternapiculture.org
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    I'm wondering how prevalent TM resistant...

    I'm wondering how prevalent TM resistant foulbrood is across the states. Has anybody run into it or have it? If so, are you treating with Tylan as a preventative and how is it working?
  24. Thread: K-Wing

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    Does any one think that "K-Wing" is really a...

    Does any one think that "K-Wing" is really a reliable test to determine if a hive is suffering from tracheal mites? What are some specific signs of K-Wing? Is dissection the ONLY way to determine...
  25. Thread: B Weaver

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    The only queens that I introduced and were not...

    The only queens that I introduced and were not excepted this year were my R. Weaver's. First and last time customer. There are plenty of others.
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