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    Re: HUGE Hornets!!

    http://www.harborfreight.com/electronic-fly-swatter-40122.html:D
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    Re: The EpiPen and you.

    Wow, I had no idea how an off-hand comment would start a fire. My doctor and I had discussed all the implications of using epinephrine injectors for a person with my heart condition (3 stents,...
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    Re: The EpiPen and you.

    When I first started I thought it would be a good idea to have an epi-pen around as well. My doctor prescribed without a problem, but my insurance company blocked it. Apparently, it's against...
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    Re: Xentari: BTA for treating Wax Moth

    XENTARI is a biological pesticide that targets the lepidoptera order of insects; it is only effective when ingested by a lepidoptera (in this case wax moth) larvae. The concentration is therefore...
  5. Re: Old Beeks: Have you built up any immunity to stings?

    I work in IT as well, and use the keyboard all day long. You're right; I feel the initial sting but that pain sub-sides in a minute or so and then I have no other significant effects. I took about...
  6. Re: Old Beeks: Have you built up any immunity to stings?

    I swelled up when stung my first season, then stings just itched like crazy for a couple of days for about another season. Since my 3rd year keeping bees, I haven't had much of any reaction to...
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    Re: Crushing honey comb

    I use this for my top bar hive combs when I crush and strain as I had the same problem when I tried the potato masher at first:
    http://www.amazon.com/The-Pampered-Chef-Chop-2583/dp/B0011UFPXU
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    My Son's 4-H Beekeeping speech

    My son Alfred won a purple ribbon at the Kansas State Fair last year for his speech on "How to get started beekeeping" and I finally got around to editing a version of it that he gave for the Church...
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    Re: Cell Punch vs. Grafting comparison

    Harley & McBee:
    Here's a link to a page that describes the cell dipping and attaching process that I used:
    http://mannell.net/?p=9
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    Re: My Beesource inspired extractor

    Thanks, and in mine too, but I'm always surprised at how many people don't realize a 2X4 isn't!
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    Re: My Beesource inspired extractor

    The top and bottom bars are steel tubing that I cut from the body of the treadmill. The bottom bearing is a flanged one set in a hole in the crossbar, and an adjustable collar on the 5/8" shaft on...
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    My Beesource inspired extractor

    After reading many posts here about homemade extractors based on a treadmill motor, and a craigslist ad for a cheap treadmill, I decided to give it a try. Here's what I came up with; it works pretty...
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    Cell Punch vs. Grafting comparison

    Well, I decided to try grafting for the first time this year, but I hedged my bets and did some cell punches at the same time (which has been successful for me in the past.) The top row are my...
  14. Re: who else supplies frames designed for foundationless use.

    The actual brood area is about the same as with foundation frames; the top bar is only slightly deeper than a regular bar, just triangular. And yes, they don't put brood in the top couple of rows...
  15. Re: who else supplies frames designed for foundationless use.

    Here's some pictures of the foundationless frames I've been making that I find to work the best. I've tried Popsicle sticks, Kelley F-type frames (and I have no complaints about their quality,) and...
  16. Thread: Just a rant

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    Re: Just a rant

    Not very well, it seems.....
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    Re: Too much nectar not enough brood?

    There is larvae on frame 2 and 2B, and I can see eggs on frame 2, so I think you are ok.
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    Re: Grafting without buying anything?

    I made everything I needed from stuff I had laying around except for buying the Chinese grafting tools like you. I was easier than I thought! Here's a web page about some of the stuff I made for...
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    Some video of my Top Bar Hive

    This is a hive that overwintered with a fall supersedure queen. I think I'm going to make some queen daughters from her. Oh, by the way, the reason that there is no sound is because the 17 year...
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    Sticky: Re: Homemade oxalic acid vaporizer

    I thought about that; but only a very small percentage condenses on the screen. My main concern is the effect of the acid on the screen over time; it may well deteriorate the screen. If so, I will...
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    Sticky: Re: Homemade oxalic acid vaporizer

    Certainly; I've vaporized from the top effectively in the past, but it wasn't nearly as easy as my new system.
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    Sticky: Re: Homemade oxalic acid vaporizer

    Here's the OFG bottom board vaporizer I've been working on, I think it is going to work out well for my small operation. Although I use top-entrance only hives, it should be adaptable to about any...
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    Re: Raising a honey bee queen

    What you need is an observation hive.
  24. Re: Using 8 frame mediums on top of 10 fram deep brood boxes....

    The bees should "caulk" it for you with propolis, no need for silicone.
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    Re: New Dadant Smoker.....inlet tube issue??

    I thought the inlet was designed this way specifically so that it is easier to remove and clean. You can reach in and grab the flat part sticking inward with a pair of long nose pliers and turn it...
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