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    Re: eczema and honey

    I've been getting eczema in the fall for the last 4 or 5 years. My dermatologist originally prescribed steroids, unfortunately I am diabetic and after two pills my sugar level was dangerously high...
  2. Thread: smart meters

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    Re: smart meters

    Bad, bad, bad idea.
  3. Re: Beehive rentals to individuals for personal garden pollination and enjoyment

    A couple of years ago I posted an ad on the billboard of a local grocery store. I stated simply that I was looking for anyone that would be willing to let place up to 5 beehives on their property....
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    Re: Swarm Collection - Pricing

    I charge a flat rate of $30 for any swarms up to 10 miles away. If they're further than that I charge an extra $1 for each additional mile I have to travel. I don't do any Tarzan antics. If the bees...
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    Re: Morel mushrooms!

    Went out late yesterday afternoon after the storms were done here. I found better than 50 morels under a Wheeling and Lake Erie RR trestle. What was strange was that not a one was found out from...
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    Re: Is this normal?

    If the bees are just staying in the same spot going back and forward as if they are cleaning the landing board, this is called "washboarding". Nobody knows why they do it or what they are trying to...
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    Re: Answering my own question.

    When I transfer bees from a nuc into a full hive, after I put the frames into the new hive I just prop the front of the nuc onto the landing board of the hive and prop up the back of the nuc so that...
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    Re: Help! Slight (i hope) problem

    If it were me, i would just leave them in the nuc until the new hive arrives. As long as you can put something over the nuc to protect it from the weather until the new hive arrives it will be just...
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    Re: swapping hive locations

    First, get into the weak hive and try to determine the cause of its problem. Maybe you have a weak queen or they had a large die-off during the winter.

    Then,I would try removing a frame or two of...
  10. Thread: Moving bees...

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    Re: Moving bees...

    When I move bees I close up the hives once all of the foragers are in for the evening. Load them up and move them out. Upon arrival, I locate the hives where they are going to set, let them settle...
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    Re: Newbie question, foundation

    I always do as Raymarler does. I take frames 5 and 6 from the bottom box and put them at position 5 & 6 in the top box. Slide the frames in the bottom box together in the center. Place frames 5 & 6...
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    Re: Acceptable size tolerence?

    To me an 1/8" over sized is unacceptable. Actually I don't see any reason why the height of the sides should be off by more than 1/32". With a cheap $100 table saw I can and do cut my boxes with a...
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    Honey and pregnant women?

    I have a friend whose daughter-in-law is now pregnant. He tells me that she refuses to eat honey while she is pregnant because she was told that honey is not good for her (or the fetus) while she is...
  14. Thread: Buckweat

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    Re: Buckweat

    Here in SW Pennsylvania I plant Mancan buckwheat around the end of May. By the end of June the plants are blooming heavily and the bees are working it hard in the morning. Since the plants don't...
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    Re: heating honey in plastic

    I agree with Al. I've used this method for years. I just place the jars in my wife's Cherokee and close all the windows. The sun does all the work and the darker colored the vehicle is the better.
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    Re: golden rod honey

    I've read that there are about 100 different varieties of goldenrod. I've identified at least 5 different varieties on my 20 acres in the fall. Some of the varieties bloom at the same time, while...
  17. Thread: Free seeds

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    Re: Free seeds

    Last year some painting contractors discovered a structural defect on the main support beams of a local river bridge that they were painting. As the bridge was shut down for a few weeks I was forced...
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    Re: Gap between hive bodies...

    In my opinion, any gap is too big. A gap either allows pests into the hive or creates a wonderful place for the bees to fill with propolis. If the bees fill it with propolis it will create a heck of...
  19. Re: What's the function of the "ladder" on foundationless frames?

    I always use two drawn out comb right in the middle of the top box to use as a ladder. I take these from the middle of the bottom box and slide the rest of the frames into the middle to fill the gap....
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    Re: Buckwheat honey

    I've grown buckwheat for my bees for the last five years. From those five seasons I've had 3 good crops of buckwheat honey, 1 so-so crop of buckwheat honey and 1 year I had no buckwheat honey at all....
  21. Thread: Plywood Supers

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    Re: Plywood Supers

    I have deeps and supers that I built out of plywood seven years ago that are still going strong. Are they heavier than regular wood? Yes. Are they too heavy to use in place of regular wood? No.

    I...
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    Re: A bizarre result of a sting?

    I've been a diabetic for over 20 years, get stung numerous times during the summer and never have had any adverse reactions to the stings. As a matter of fact, when I do get stung, the site of the...
  23. Re: What is the lowest temperature bees will forage at?

    I've seen my bees forage on a bright sunny day of 43 degrees.
  24. Thread: Sheep Pig

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    Re: Sheep Pig

    I didn't happen to notice. When was that report actually aired, April 1st?
  25. Thread: Free seeds

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    Re: Free seeds

    alexcc1

    I have some black locust seeds from southwest Pa. if you're still looking for them. I'll trade you for some vitex if they'll grow in my area. (heck, I'll even send you some black locust...
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