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    Re: Lurker in IL

    Ha ha the first time you get stung especially if done on purpose I guarantee you say nuts to this LOL............but don't let that stop you. Like others have said you get less and less of a...
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    Re: mice out in winter?

    for mouse bait that won't poison anything else. I mix oatmeal with quickset drywall mudd. they eat the oatmeal and the drywall mud sets up like rocks in their stomachs and they can't pass it. ...
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    Re: How many hive bodies to buy

    why I have gotten along just fine with a 3/4 in plywood lid with a hole made to fit a mason jar/ I can look out from across the yard and see who needs feed?
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    Re: Packages from Norther Breeders?

    1 long lane in IL sold out ( except for those who buy equipment to go with ) Queens are raised right on his farm will be available later in the yr but are limited in numbers.

    2. just a few for...
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    Re: Packages from Norther Breeders?

    June would be pushing it I think, May I would be ok with. I probably should have been more specific when I say " Northern" I really meant anything other than Georga packages. I am wanting to...
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    Packages from Midwest/northern Breeders?

    Any good recommendations for a source of packages from Midwest/Northern breeders.
  7. Re: Who wants to talk about unusually warm winter weather?

    I lost a few like this last yr. they were smaller clusters though. If you get them up to size and weight before winter shut down you "should" be ok from what little ive seen locally between my...
  8. Re: Who wants to talk about unusually warm winter weather?

    I have 1 or 2 dandilions in my yard here in IL ???
  9. Re: are you wondering if they are still alive inside?

    I saw some bees flying this weekend so I went to check and sure enough both colonies were going. But one looked a bit frenzied no fighting but looked like they were flying with purpose. My...
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    Re: Making candle molds

    the silicone was your problem you want 100% silicone and don't use to much acrylic. I'd rather it take 2 days to cure that too fast your second photo looks like it set up well
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcnIXQOD7kU
  12. Re: Providing Water When Feeding Bees Sugar on Warm Days

    Mine have an old stock watering pond 10 ft away I've never had trouble with either of my neighbors or their pools
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    Re: still have drones.

    I hope they do I don't have a scale but it feels heavy and it has a sugar brick on as insurance and a moisture sponge
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    Re: still have drones.

    They are in 3 med 8 frames I popped the lid real quick and checked on them about a week ago and the cluster had taken up every seam including the end frames and the wall and we're an inch thick on...
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    still have drones.

    Is it uncommon for them to not kick drones out we had our first killing frost several weeks ago and at one point had 5 inches of snow already. It got up to 55 today and everyone is flying and drones...
  16. Re: Open Feed with Sugar Slush Rather than Syrup

    how far away you guys open feeding?
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    Re: all in one queen cells cast in wax

    Exactly silicone is moisture cure I use acrylic paint so I know when it's mixed good so I can spread as soon as possible as it can kick fairly quick
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    http://www.gabees.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=34&products_id=252
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    Re: all in one queen cells cast in wax

    if you have fine details you want to pickup a thin coat of just silicone first will help Here is a tutorial

    http://www.taxidermy.net/forum/index.php/topic,39157.0.html
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    Re: all in one queen cells cast in wax

    I ran a taxidermy business for yrs. If you want to mold something on the cheap get a $2 tube of 100 % silicone caulk in the tube and squirt it into a cup. Stirr in about 6-8 drops of cheap ...
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    Re: African hive inspection

    It might be easier since it appears there are zero bees remaining in the hive.

    My question is how does one get that many bees off of them, and how do you not lose half of your hive because they...
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    Re: Move the hives to the bean fields?

    Well my bees must have worked the field for longer than 3 days the farmer who farms next door to my hives said his beans on that field outperformed his other fields by 38%
  23. Re: Colorado cold snap - snowpocalypse, bees ok?

    One of my hives has bees in the top box ( 3 med ) configuration but I'm pretty sure the cluster runs all the way down to the bottom box based on sound I put sugar bricks on today hope they make it
  24. Re: Michigan is going CRAZY! Possible 2015 law change about keeping bees

    right! That would be the easiest and best option if the changes become law. Those options were if he didn't want to put a fence up. If you go back to my original post I said I didn't agree with...
  25. Re: Michigan is going CRAZY! Possible 2015 law change about keeping bees

    If you notice I started off with " Not that it needs to be law " so I'm not sure where you are getting that I think it's " fine and dandy " and FWIW I can wake up 10 min before it's time to punch...
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