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    Menthol and Wax moths

    I was just wondering - does menthol as used for T mites have any effect on wax moths?

    My bees made it through the winter, but pretty small cluster sizes. I am kinda wondering what to do with the...
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    Fabric all over the house? Quilting books? Gee I...

    Fabric all over the house? Quilting books? Gee I just don't understand...lol.

    Please let me know if she has a pattern. It can be pieced or applique.

    Perhaps you should wear magnets on your...
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    Thanks! These people at my meetings get me...

    Thanks! These people at my meetings get me worried. When a science man comes and tells us this and that are garbage...well.

    They like to push you so much to using all the chemicals. I just knew...
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    I was wondering if any of you or wives have a...

    I was wondering if any of you or wives have a quilting pattern for honey bees. It would be really cool if I could get pattern for worker and queen.

    All I seem to find is bumble, bumble and more...
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    OK, now there are 2 thymol products Api life Var...

    OK, now there are 2 thymol products Api life Var and the gel type.

    From what I understand the wafers are not as harsh on the brood and queen. But the gel the bees get into it so it gets rid of...
  6. Thread: what are these?

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    We kill these because there can be 20 or more...

    We kill these because there can be 20 or more zooming around in my front yard. We have a terrace and they seem to like it better than the flat parts of the yard. It is hard to get up the stairs to...
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    we have these here. they are a wasp called a...

    we have these here. they are a wasp called a Cicada Killer. They make a nest in the ground. You will find the dirt all dug up around a hole about as big asa quarter. I only see one per hole. We pour...
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    I could see the picture on the opening page, but...

    I could see the picture on the opening page, but not the ones about your new bees. I just get big white boxes with titles and little red x's in the upper left corner of each big box.

    Gosh, I am so...
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    Hey Dave! I use the strips because I just...

    Hey Dave!

    I use the strips because I just can't buy loads of the foundation either. You are using deeps right? Be sure to put some wire in to help guide them along and give the comb support.

    I...
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    Did you all see this in this month's ABJ? I...

    Did you all see this in this month's ABJ?

    I know about the sugar - but the point of the garlic powder? Do mites not like garlic?

    When you see bees in grain dust etc - are they rolling in it...
  11. Thread: KC meeting

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    Hey guys, I am going to try to make it. It is...

    Hey guys,
    I am going to try to make it. It is just over the stateline in KS. I am interested in hearing the speaker who is doing "organic" or "chemical-less" beekeeping.Dr Nancy Ostiguy.

    Bob...
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    I can't answer your SBB question, but I think the...

    I can't answer your SBB question, but I think the white sheet wouldn't be a good one. Dark color would be better.

    I use old composite shingles under and around my hives. No mowing, easy to sweep...
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    My question may seem weird. I put my unused...

    My question may seem weird. I put my unused woodenware (no wax) in my garage.

    I was trying to help a neighbor lady who was being beaten by her boyfriend. She saw me out back and asked if she...
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    The dividers are used in honey supers to make...

    The dividers are used in honey supers to make sure the bees build out the comb. Having it in a brood area the bees have too much space between the combs - so they build.

    A regular sized box for...
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    At today's bee club meeting - Bob Harrison who...

    At today's bee club meeting - Bob Harrison who posts on here - brought a new bumper sticker from the meeting in McPherson KS.

    It basically says To make sure your honey is REAL honey. With a honey...
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    I take ABJ and Bee Culture. Does anyone take...

    I take ABJ and Bee Culture.

    Does anyone take Speedy Bee? I've never seen an issue.

    I thought gleanings used to be seperate - but is now a part of one of them.

    Martha
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    This was brought up on Dee's organic beekeeping...

    This was brought up on Dee's organic beekeeping list and isn't allowed to be discussed so -

    What is this stuff? I googled it and it is an India Tree. People process the tree for using it in soaps,...
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    Bob Harrison, who is on this forum has them. I...

    Bob Harrison, who is on this forum has them. I don't know if he has a website or not. His farm is Busy Bee Acres. He and his wife show them at the Missouri State Fair - which begins next week!
    ...
  19. Thread: yellow jackets

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    I made the 2 liter pop bottle trap. First I had...

    I made the 2 liter pop bottle trap. First I had banana peels - trapped loads of flys, moths, wasps and a june bug. Ran out of bananas, so put in a piece of raw bacon, I also rub some blackberry...
  20. Thread: No Queen update

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    Hi all, Well I went back through the entire...

    Hi all,

    Well I went back through the entire hive frame by frame. No queen, just waddling drones. Any place bees were bunched up I moved them with my finger just to be sure a queen wasn't there....
  21. Thread: No queen....

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    The last itme I worked this hive (about 2 weeks...

    The last itme I worked this hive (about 2 weeks ago) - it was really really hot out. I didn't have time to look at each frame. But I did see lots of drones. Up in the honey super, which didn't have...
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    Hi all, One of my hives has no queen. Some...

    Hi all,
    One of my hives has no queen. Some workers, loads of drones walking about. Spotty drone capped on the frames. I did see some larve in the "c" position. I can't see any eggs. I guess I need a...
  23. Thread: Api-life-var?

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    Bob, How long do you leave the pieces in the...

    Bob,
    How long do you leave the pieces in the hive?

    BTW, isn't the rain nice?

    Martha
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    Hi, Yeah, those are small sizes. I sell 6, 12 &...

    Hi,
    Yeah, those are small sizes. I sell 6, 12 & 19 oz jars. I did sell a full gallon of raw unfiltered straight from the extractor last year.

    It would depend on who you are selling to....
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    I use a brass bristled brush that I use on my...

    I use a brass bristled brush that I use on my BBQ'er. It is like two pronged bottle brush. I also will squirt some lighter fluid and burn it off.

    I'd use a proper size food can (green beans, soup...
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