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  1. Thread: Colorado

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    Colorado

    Busy Bee Farm
    PO Box 41
    Larkspur, Co 80118
    303.657.5360

    Hives available for pollenation along the front range.

    Call for availability and pricing
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    I only use menthol from late fall into early...

    I only use menthol from late fall into early spring. I use the paper towel method, saturated with canola and menthol. I change the towels out every 2 weeks or so. You know when to stop in the...
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    I capture most of my swarms either early evening...

    I capture most of my swarms either early evening or after dark. Most if not all of the scouts are clustered then. Then, and this works, hit them with a CO2 fire extiguisher - not the powder kind,...
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    Queen in pollen trap

    Put a queen excluder under the top pollen trap.

    Steve
  5. Thread: Roundup

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    Roundup plus Preen

    A deadly combo - sytemic plus a pre-emergent. Don't underestimate windblown seeds and animal dropings (birds, deer ect.) Meaning its a yearly battle.

    Steve
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    Drone Frames

    I use the plastic pre-drawn brood frames for IPM. After 2 weeks take them out and freeze them and put them back in. Short season here in Colorado and I don't want them wasting time building wax. ...
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    Killing Bees

    You have to remember Canada is a semi socialist country. The government probobly pays for their new bees. Hmm - make note to call local Ag rep. maybe they can find a way to pay for my bees? Or...
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    Weaver Buckfast

    Until this spring I would have said avoid Weaver Buckfast like the plague, however, after a VERY rough start - I mean MEAN bees - they are now quite docile and yes its the same queen that...
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    I didn't see where JZD said the hive was dead...

    I didn't see where JZD said the hive was dead out. I know that my hives just had the first 2 days above 50 in 65 days so they did some house cleaning. Don't know - but if JZD is a newbie the pile...
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    I didn't see where JZD said the hive was dead...

    I didn't see where JZD said the hive was dead out. I know that my hives just had the first 2 days above 50 in 65 days so they did some house cleaning. Don't know - but if JZD is a newbie the pile...
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    ok - so this begs the question - is this...

    ok - so this begs the question - is this something we should consider doing in the states - I thought ventilation was the holy grail. why have a ventilated inner cover if you really don't need it? ...
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    ok - so this begs the question - is this...

    ok - so this begs the question - is this something we should consider doing in the states - I thought ventilation was the holy grail. why have a ventilated inner cover if you really don't need it? ...
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    ok - so this begs the question - is this...

    ok - so this begs the question - is this something we should consider doing in the states - I thought ventilation was the holy grail. why have a ventilated inner cover if you really don't need it? ...
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    Ok - so whats the deal with the clear plastic...

    Ok - so whats the deal with the clear plastic over the top of the brood or super in the videos? Anyone else heard of or tried that? I noticed that even the German mini nucs have a clear plastic...
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    I have the same question - I am in Colorado -...

    I have the same question - I am in Colorado - also, do you dilute it? Dummies book seems to be written in a way that you think you would use it straight?
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    By the way - you can now put your own picture on...

    By the way - you can now put your own picture on postage stamps. Go to the USPS website and see how.
  17. Thread: Tung Oil ?

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    I use boiled linseed - much much cheaper and...

    I use boiled linseed - much much cheaper and easier to get. Great on the inside - nothing sticks to it if you apply it heavy. Puts oil back into the pine - wood doesn't crack as much with age.
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    Here near Denver we are paying $0.28 - $0.30 a...

    Here near Denver we are paying $0.28 - $0.30 a pound in 10 pound bags. Even if you go bulk corn syrup you can get much lower than that.
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    How about traps. I was able to trap 10 swarms...

    How about traps. I was able to trap 10 swarms this year with little effort at all. Also re: Weavers - great people but their bees were as mean as hell. Plan to requeen this weekend.
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    Probobly a dumb question but I don't remember it...

    Probobly a dumb question but I don't remember it being anwsered before. Ok so I am hoping to have alot of bees make it through winter. Next spring can I take bees from multiple hives and mix them...
  21. Throw your entrance feeder away.

    Throw your entrance feeder away.
  22. Thread: Cleaning wax

    by Larkspur
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    Dip pine cones in it 2 to 3 times for a great...

    Dip pine cones in it 2 to 3 times for a great fire starter
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    Looks like another one has gotten stung by the...

    Looks like another one has gotten stung by the beekeeping sting. smile.gif
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    Throw it away. I had the same problem this...

    Throw it away. I had the same problem this spring in one hive and left it on despite my better judgement. That hive ended up absconding???
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    Looks like your about to make bee-pineapple...

    Looks like your about to make bee-pineapple upside down cake.
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