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    Re: Fall flow not happening in Midwest?

    Its been going here in MO for about 3 weeks now. There had been about a month long dearth before that where they were almost shut down. But now drawing fresh comb and the hives stink like...
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    Poll: Re: City bees vs. Country bees

    I have hives in a suburban area at the house and some in a remote location at the farm. The farm bees have trees and pasture to forage on. The home bees have the same with some bean fields,...
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    Re: Removing a baby skunk

    A good sharp rap to the head with a stout stick would work on a baby.
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    Re: Human Consumption of Swarm Honey

    Honey is honey no matter where you get it. Your bees in you nice little clean hives may be bringing water back to the hive from a manure pile and you would never know it. I have seen them working...
  5. Re: Have skunks- can't use imidacloprid a neonicotinoid

    Nice can.
  6. Re: Have skunks- can't use imidacloprid a neonicotinoid

    I shot one in the field behind the house one afternoon in the head. It dropped down on its nose and did a circle dance with his tail in the air before he expired. He sprayed his whole load that...
  7. Re: Have skunks- can't use imidacloprid a neonicotinoid

    Find one of the traps made out of a pvc tube that are designed for skunks or make one your self. They are made to be totally enclosed and prevent the skunk from spraying when you take them to the...
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    Re: propolis solvent?

    I always get it off my hands and tools with rubbing alcohol. Hand sanitizer works in a pinch too.

    Toulene is a little bad to be working around in a closed area and breathing vapors. I would...
  9. Re: Have skunks- can't use imidacloprid a neonicotinoid

    Traps work wonders for skunks. The crack of a .22 bullet just kills them...

    It is not just the grubs they go for, they like worms and other critters. They love young bunnies and eggs too. If...
  10. Re: What happens to the honey the bee's eat during a hive inspection

    From what I gather, it is a survival instinct in case they have to bug out and find a new home. They do the same when they swarm I believe.

    I would assume they put it back after the threat is...
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    Re: Who sells plastic bird baths?

    I use and old dish from my satellite internet that went bankrupt. Works wonders.
  12. Thread: Money Crop

    by jdmidwest
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    Re: Money Crop

    YOU CAN MAKE MONEY DOING THIS?

    Shucks, I do it for the fun.
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    Re: Yellow jackets

    I had a cutout call today. Of course, I asked, ARE YOU SURE THEY ARE HONEYBEES?

    Arrived at the rental, met the landlord and the renter, proceeded to basement. Landlord was telling me how he...
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    Re: Walter Kelley Customer Service

    Their internet abilities are a little weak. I always call my order in. Sometimes I get an email confirming the order. Sometimes I get a shipping email.

    But if I call, I always get an answer.
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    Re: Change to Kelley Ownership

    The letter stated that they had already been supplying the company with bee equipment. I hope it does not affect their service.
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    Re: Nature's Brutality

    Nature has a way of taking care of things "naturally". Mankind suffers from compassion, greed, envy, gluttony, guilt, and other sins. That is what makes our society so much different than that of...
  17. Re: Stupid question: how many beekeepers are scared of bees?

    I hate anything that wants to take a stab at me. Skeeters, ticks, wasps, snakes, and bees.

    But, like all of the above, I armor up and wade right in. Skeeters come out, Thermacell goes on. ...
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    Re: Dearth Nucs...

    Nasty ole Clint Eastwood Bees, thats funny. Are You Feeling Lucky Punk? Are You.
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    Re: Hives side by side East booms, west sags

    I have hives in 3 locations that are 50 miles apart. Your observation has made me think about mine. The eastern most hives in the rows do seem more productive.

    But none are more than a few feet...
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    Re: Drones got the boot!

    My drones were all tossed last Thursday before the rain event. We are in a dearth, I was guessing they were just tossing the freeloaders out.
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    Re: hive purring like cat, i'm not crazy

    Do an inspection. A rotting cat will make the honey taste bad.
  22. Thread: HOT

    by jdmidwest
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    Re: HOT

    I can tell it when the water runs out of the gloves down my arm inside of my suit when I raise my hands to adjust something around my head.

    I use the little blue foam things called Dry Brow to...
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    Re: what to do with apples from my apple tree?

    You will probably end up with alot of yellow jackets if you try to feed them to the bees.
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    Hauling Out the Drones.

    I witnessed a first today with the hives at the house. With less than an inch of rain in July, were are now in full scale dearth. And today must have been the day they voted to get the freeloaders...
  25. Thread: HOT

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    Re: HOT

    You think it is hot there, how about 90 degrees and the humidity is so high that sweat pours off of you just watching your bees fly. But, less than an inch of rain all of July, where does the...
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