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  1. Thread: Insurance

    by Merlyn Votaw
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    Insurance

    I sawticle in the Journal about insurance and it got me to thinking. Somewhere down the road a attorney might think he can make a few dollars and I want to be ready.I know it would be hard to prove...
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    Re: Screened BB in winter in Iowa

    I put plywood in mine during the winter but on a warm day I pull ,it and clean it and put it back in but sometimes it will be prop-lised and hard to get out.
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    Re: 20-Frame Honey Extractor

    I use INTERNAATIONAL BEARING AND TRANSIMATION IBT check your yellow pages of phone book
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    Re: AFB and plastic

    I have been told that WF has a steam jackettled kettle they use Same thing hospitals use to clean surgical tools with but larger
  5. Re: How to diagnose for ailments that affect bees (early stages)

    I have not used any chemicals in my hives fot 2 years and have very few mites. I mix CRISCO and Sugar 50 % 50% each and make a patty and put it on top of the frames.The mites can't stay on the bees...
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    Re: Screened bottom board?

    I used SBB this past winter with goodrsults but I like them best for summer venelation.It gets cold here
  7. Re: Name One Important Lesson You Learned in Last Year

    I learnd that newspaper around the feeders around the fruit jar absorbs moisture ..The feeders were on top of the hives with s empty on top of thehive .From now on that willbe mu feeders in the...
  8. Re: Natural honey with a spicy cinnamon flavor

    Yes I know what you are talking about Last year I had 3 frames of cinnom . I don't know why but only 3 frames .All the rest in the same super were normal honey. I sure was good and if I could I...
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    Re: Almond Butter

    We raise Pecans around here and the tree. the tree is shook.shaken this computer does not know how to spell or use the right words but you might understand
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    Mites7 chickens

    Does anyone know if mites are reduced when the bees are placed close to chickens?I am going to put 2 hives under peach trees in hopes of the chickens take care of the worms that get in peaches but...
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    Re: Topics for Beesource Reference Section

    I would like more info about CHECKERBOARGING I can't find any info about it here.What is it and why?
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    Re: Walter Kelley Frame End Bars

    They are ok I think they are the best frames I have ever had
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    Re: Small Scale Extractor-Advice--motor

    I agree with what most everyone says but I started out with a 2 frame plastic extractor and it served me good for 2 yrs. I only gave $100 for it and plan on selling it this fall.
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    Re: Winter Sucks!

    Moving South Most of you people in the north produce more honey than we do here.Must br the crops you have that we don't Iam in NE Ok and we just don't have many polination crops here so most of...
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    Re: Raising Queen Cells Without Grafting

    oldtimer Thanks for all the good pictures. I am thick headed and pictures help me learn
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    Re: Average age of a beekeeper

    I had my 72nd b day last Friday but I am going to down size. just can't do what I did a few years ago. I also have 39 fruit trees to trim and spray and hope to do a little fishing this yr
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    Re: Hi my name's virginia

    Welcome Don't forget that everyone here was a newbee at one time or other. I sugesst joining a local bee club Contact your local ag agent and he or she will know where the local club is
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    Re: Deep supers

    You will find out the deep ones are heavy when you get older. I am 72 and they get heaver every year.
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    Re: Mrs Treebee

    I think the stings are a lot worse in the winter or early spring than they are in the summer.At least they feel worse on me.
  20. Re: What is next in the pestilence department???

    Sometimes I think the main pest is our politicans passing laws that only harm us rather than help us
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    Swarm removal agreement

    Does anyone have or know where I can get a swarm removal agreement? Don't need one now but summer will be here someday.(I hope)I have seen polination agreements so I asume someone has a swarm removal...
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    Re: What do you set your Langs hives on

    I use concrete blocks. They are all the same height and portable and won't rot out ,bug free.I only have 15 hives but going to stay with the blocks until I find something better. Bought most of them...
  23. Re: Non Bee Related Topics..... Organic apples?

    I have apple trees and the only thing I spray them is for Cedar Rust but I also have 14 peach trees that had worms last year.Does anyone know what I can spray my peach trees with with out getting a...
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    Re: Beesource Forums and Private Messages

    This is a well run site and I appreciate it very much and I feel if the apporiate actionis is not taken when it happens it might get completely out of hand. I hope you and the other moderators don't...
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    Re: Cut Comb website

    I don't know a thing about comb honey but different flowers make different honey and different honey granulates at different times.
    why wouldn't that be the same for comb honey? Also years ago...
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