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  1. Re: "Beekeeper ordered to pay bills for neighbor who was stung"

    It is not clear, but it seems keeping bees in that neighborhood is illegal. Thus, the judge was probably prejudiced against the Defendant, who is a police officer, from the start for breaking the...
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    Re: Removing bees from honey supers

    What minimum velocity and CFM should a leaf blower be to blow out any remaining bees after using an escape board?

    What is the most effective chemical to put on a fume board?
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    Re: warm way vs cold way

    (resurrecting an old thread to pick at terminology :))

    "warm way...i.e...frames normal to the entrance..."

    As I understand the term, it should be "parallel to the entrance" for the warm way.
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    Re: Never seen this before

    Nothing is perfect, but if the Vita test kit for AFB doesn't show AFB, I would be confident in ruling out AFB.

    Vita has a test kit for EFB. I would consider using it, since it would be nice to...
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    Re: Do mites survive after a deadout?

    I am not sure how long mites survive after a hive dies out, but I don't think it matters. With rare exception, all hives have mites. Also, with rare exception, once mites are eliminated from a...
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    Re: Never seen this before

    "Rain, nectar dearth, late spring, mites, beetles... are stressors for bees, EFB is a stressor disease."

    Not sure I follow your point, but I was trying to say I live close to the OP and I know we...
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    Re: What Breed do you prefer for operation?

    Unless you are willing to re-queen every year or two with fancy "store-bought" queens, you hives will quickly become led by the local strain of mutts, which is not necessarily a bad thing.

    The...
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    Re: A new type of hive? Here we go...

    "What is old, becomes new again."

    and

    "Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it."




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    Re: Never seen this before

    I just now noticed this thread, otherwise I would have commented sooner.

    The excessive Spring rains along the Front Range have been very hard on the bees this year. Many people are reporting...
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    Re: 10K or more black flies--help!

    A picture would be helpful.

    I am in Denver and hardly ever see even a single fly in the vicinity of my hives. What you describe sounds very strange to me and a photo would help to understand just...
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    Re: queen acceptance problem

    And remember, "no monkey-motion"! :)
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    Re: Ultra Breeze hood alternative?

    Why don't you like the hood? Maybe there is an easy fix?

    I am perfectly happy with the hood on my Ultrabreeze, but that is just personal preference.
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    Re: epepen

    This is so true. Some people get so obsessed with the legal minutiae that they lose their humanity.

    If someone needs help and you can help them, then help them! Otherwise, you are not much of a...
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    Re: How to Clean Wax off Wife's Pot?

    Exactly my concern - this thread is two years old, and the OP still hasn't posted again to say everything is cool with his wife. I say it is time we start digging up the basement floor looking for a...
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    Re: epepen

    Listen up everyone, we've got a real expert speaking.

    :)
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    Re: How to Clean Wax off Wife's Pot?

    You got wax on your wife's good pot!? You're a dead man.
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    Re: Strange Suggestions From Local Bee Inspector

    Complain to the inspector's supervisor. Moves the hives to a new property.
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    Re: epepen

    People on all sides of the equation over-react about epi pens.
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    Re: tanging a swarm to get it to return

    An old uncle of mine would get up early each morning while it was still dark. He'd make a pot of coffee and then drink it while sitting on the porch. A few minutes later, the Sun would come up. ...
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    Re: Neighbors destroying colonies

    Oral testimony from witnesses is perfectly admissible in court and is still the foundation of most criminal convictions.

    I have no interest in getting into a debate about the theory of evidence as...
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    Re: Neighbors destroying colonies

    No doubt a video of the person's face would be best, but the OP was there when it happened. He will be able to confirm who was doing the spraying, if he saw the perpetrator or spoke to him/her, etc....
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    Re: Neighbors destroying colonies

    odfrank - I agree with you on this. I think this is the beginning of a long battle. Some people live to make other's unhappy, and the neighbor is one of these people. No matter what the OP does in...
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    Re: Neighbors destroying colonies

    Your neighbor is a horrible person!! I would strongly pursue the fullest criminal prosecution possible. If you are "lucky," this nasty person has a record of other acts of vandalism, and a judge...
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    Re: Unhappy Neighbors

    Could you give us more details on the changes you made - height and width of the barrier? Distance from the property line? Anything else? What does "tightening up the hives" mean?
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    Re: All Season Insulated Bottom Board

    Heat rises, and thus most heat will leak out of the hive at the top. Meaning an insulated bottom offers little to no benefit.

    Bees tend to work up towards the top of the hive during the winter,...
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