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    Fortified Sugar Syrup

    Unfortunately my colonies are in a position where they need to be fed this winter. The alternative to not feeding is letting the genes die out due to starvation. My position is that it is better to...
  2. Thread: oil pans

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    Re: oil pans

    .I guess I missed it, but can you tell me which screen you use? .
    #8
  3. Re: Which to buy: Dadant or Kelley Bee Frames and Small Cell Foundation

    According to another website Dadant is the manufacturer of all small cell wax foundation in this country. The SC you find at Mann Lake came from Dadant.

    Fifty pieces of deep SC was ordered from...
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    Re: What type of Nail Gun and Staple Gun

    My Harbor Freight stapler works as well as my Bostitch as long s you do not use HF staples in it. It could have been a not broken in thing but Bostitch and Porter Cable staples worked well in the HF...
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    Re: taking bees south

    Have you considered all the permits that would be required?

    Some say our apiary laws are among the nations strictest. I think you would have to have your state inspect all comb then apply for our...
  6. Re: need a local beekeeper from around north alabama who raises queens.

    Jim Davis. My office needs cleaning so I will send telephone later. My memory wants to remember him in Wallsboro. He's not the best at returning phone calls. He's the only nuc supplier in Montgomery...
  7. Re: need a local beekeeper from around north alabama who raises queens.

    I am having a senior moment. There is a queen producer in Huntsville whose name escapes me at the moment.

    There is Dave Kelton who is located about 15 miles NE of Gadsden. He is in charge of the...
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    Home Depot Bucket Repair

    Home Depot buckets come with cheap, flimsy, plastic handles that break soon after purchase. The wire then cuts your hand when carrying something. This is how I fixed the problem.

    The first...
  9. Re: Long range forcast for another nasty cold winter in central-southeast states, rat

    This spring there was a study released about forecasting accuracy. All the usual suspects were included including government services. They found the most accurate forecaster was: The Farmers...
  10. Re: How can I make hive boxes that are perfectly stackable-a necessary requirement.

    Make sure the pieces are square.
    Assemble based on the outside of the wood and not based on a tight rabbit joint. The rabbit cuts are often sloppy. The gap on the rabbit cuts can be filled with glue...
  11. Petition to the Beesource Website Moderator.

    Petition to the Beesource Website Moderator.

    My apologies in advance for hijacking this thread.

    There are those who are interested in intellectual discussion of small cell theory including...
  12. Thread: Hop Guard II

    by ToeOfDog
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    Re: Hop Guard II

    Hopguard works on what principle? My assumption is that it is made of beer hops and it is the smell. If that is the case, why not go down to the home brew shop and buy hops by the ounce more...
  13. Re: Is it worth testing to determine if they are Africanized Honey Bees?

    "They have tried to requeen the hive but those attempts have failed."

    Consider calling your State bee inspector. You can call the Dept of Ag in Montgomery to find out the one in north Ala. The...
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    Re: Question about 1-1/4 inch sidebars

    Have you considered shaving the top bars?
  15. Thread: Swarm size

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    Swarm size

    Its has been a bee-less spring due to loosing all colonies this winter and a hectic personal life. Then this swarm introduced itself. After hived it is covering 17 deep frames.

    Posters have...
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    Re: Ethanol problems

    Ethanol causes delamination of fiberglass gas tanks in pleasure boats which has been subject of much litigation. There is ethanol free gas locally located close to marinas and the paths to them.
    ...
  17. Thread: Frustrations

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    Re: Frustrations

    Are you a member of the Jefferson County's Beekeepers Association?

    jeffcobees.org
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    Re: Bees favorite plant

    Is Milkweed an invasive type of plant?
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    Re: A break for us in dealing with SHB?

    They fly. I speculate they spend most of the day outside the hive. I will work in the yard all day and sit down close to a hive at late sunset and watch all the hive beetles return from a busy day...
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    Re: Great.....10 more days of freezing !

    BMAC,
    All weather is local. The maples do not have a red cast to them and its late February. Good Friday comes late. This means I'm going to have a late winter so you are too.
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    Re: Great.....10 more days of freezing !

    And to be the bearer of bad news Good Friday comes late this year, April 18. The old folks wisdom is that you don't plant your garden til Good Friday because a late frost will get it.
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    Re: Seeking Ideas for a New Lid Design

    HardieBoard??
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    Re: Hive Beetle and Temperature Question

    It got into the lower 20*F's last year. We are in the heart of hive beetle territory.
    It got down to 1*F this winter. That's the coldest in over 60 years. Lets see what summer brings.
  24. Thread: Ithaca, NY

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    Ithaca, NY

    An acquaintance of mine lives near Ithaca, NY and is interested in starting Treatment Free Beekeeping. She needs a mentor and a source of TF bees. Also any Beekeeping associations that are TF...
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    Re: Countdown to the ban on incandescent

    "We can do better than something that was invented in 1879"

    When was foundation invented? <GG>

    Just think, it improved from 4.x mm wide cells to something like 5.8mm cells then back to 5.4mm.
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