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    Uncapped Honey

    In situations like cut outs or hives with serious burr comb/cross comb where you could collect lots of honey that is not capped that will go bad due to the water % being too high, I have just...
  2. Re: Tomorrow Obama administration to announce National Strategy for pollinators

    I hate to post anything on this rant, but total disagree with this thought process. Aldo Leopold talked about visiting prairie that were so covered with native pollinators that "one could hardly...
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    Re: Plastic frame rant

    That is exactly what mine do.

    David LaFerney - "I poured a tp tube full of wax for that exact purpose - kind of like a giant wax crayon. Rub it on and leave in the sun for a few minutes."
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    Re: Mow grass/weeds around hives.

    The agriculture field uses glyphosate for lots of stuff. They spray cotton so the leaves drop. There is glyphosate ready rice, corn, and a few others that are almost immune to the stuff.

    Lots...
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    Plastic frame rant

    Ok, I don't have experience and will take 75 percent of the issue, but my bees apparently don't like plastic foundation.

    Bought this stuff last spring, and install 5 frames into building hives...
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    Removing Queen Cells

    Any way to remove queen cells from plastic foundation so you can transfer to another hive. Have a 3 stacked nuc that decided to supercede and has at least 11 cells. Most are on plastic frames.
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    Re: Cut-out box

    Or would work for a box to set a frame of eggs/larvae and nurse bees into as you move around the apiary. Find another hive getting full, and stuff another frame in. When you find a third one, grab...
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    Re: Mow grass/weeds around hives.

    Mr Beeman - Same with mine, can weed eat all around it with gas powered weeder during flow. Some hive do not even come out to look. - during a dearth, yikes!!!
  9. Re: Small cell bees can crawl through the venting slots in my helmet.

    Sounds like you have a hat like my original one. Plastic (white?) full brim hat like the British pith hats they wore in Africa. Has 3 or 4 lines of vents on each site. Veil fits around the brim of...
  10. Re: cutouts- free, or who pays to repair

    Like several have said, in many areas it is illegal to do contractor type repairs for work over $500.00 without a contractor's license, and here I think if the cost is over 2K you have to have a...
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    Re: Running Out of Room

    Jafar - I am running all mediums and will overwinter in just 2 mediums. But in the spring/summer/fall the brood will/can fill up 3 entire mediums and then you need honey storage area. So you might...
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    Re: Feral bees in fence pipe

    Got 2 of that situation over in my neck of the woods. Have just left them alone for the very reason that I likely will just kill the brood and/or queen. Trap out might work, but having a colony...
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    Re: Electric Fence Ground Rods? 3 Needed?

    Davids - Hate to see that, hope things can be salvaged. Might be 30-30 time in the fall season.

    If the soil is really dry or shallow, would adding a cup of "Terra-sorb" to the soil around the...
  14. Sometimes your lucky- but I told them

    Pulled a hive from this plastic barrel that was used to store oil spill clean up gear (oil absorbing disposable booms and pads). Told them to trash the barrel, contents had gotten wet in the past...
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    Nuc Start up time

    If I am looking at making some splits here in a few weeks. I have a new location that will let me set up some hives for a short duration (maybe longer term, this is sort of a trial).

    I am...
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    Re: Feeder Jar Idea

    That I like
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    Re: How soon to start balancing hives

    Grab a frame of eggs and young larvae from the stronger hive and place it in the weak hive. If they need a new queen then they will make it from this frame. The sooner you do it, the less likely a...
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    Re: Alternative to beekeeper gloves

    Don provided the inspiration for this : :)
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=6043&d=1368764275[/QUOTE]

    Well Don is the man as we all know. And if he wears gloves, then...
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    Re: No eggs in hives

    All the brood are now capped in the hives in question. Brood patterns are great, have some hygenic patterns in 2 of the hives, but minimal. They open 1 or 2 cells per square inch I would guess. ...
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    Re: Electric Fence Ground Rods? 3 Needed?

    Hehehee - There are some 36 joules chargers out there. They will arc about 1/4 inch to live grass stems when there is lots of dew or humidity. You can hear it arcing when there is fog out. We are...
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    Re: d coates and advantech

    Lowe's in our area didn't know what Xact2form is and doesn't carry Advantech. Or that is what they told me. :scratch:
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    Re: I HATE Foundationless!

    $ - Enough said to that comment
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    No eggs in hives

    We have been having a lot of rain for about a month. Less than half a day rain but heavy several times a week with heavy overcast conditions. This was capped off with a fairly decent hail storm and...
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    Re: When to use a smoker

    A couple puffs in the entrance on every hive before I do anything, then as I crack the lid a few more puffs. Probably not needed, but it is one of those things, just make it part of the regular...
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    Re: Using plywood to make things

    Beeter - I cover the edges of each piece before I paint it with Titebond 3 to give it more protection that just paint.

    All my tops and bottoms are made of plywood. I paint both inside and outside...
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