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    Re: Small bottles, how to use

    They'd be great for seed savers. They would hold a lot of tomato seeds.
  2. Re: Getting first all medium hives... and questions about box quantity and using nucs

    I wish I'd have gone with the 8 frame. I like one-piece plastic frames better. I like my migratory cover with wood shims for a top entrance a lot better than my telescoping cover. That's from Michael...
  3. Thread: wax rotation

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    Re: wax rotation

    I was wondering about 60 year-old foundation and also how the frames held together that long. Pretty sure they didn't have TiteBond.
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    Re: wax rotation

    In treatment free hives is there any reason to rotate old comb out?
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    Re: wax rotation

    Jim,does that mean you don't believe in rotating at all?
  6. Re: how to get bees into hive , not a bee keeper.

    I used a plastic tray made for dry walling and scooped some into the box. When you get the queen in the box the others follow her in. They weren't aggressive at all. I rushed getting ready the...
  7. Re: how to get bees into hive , not a bee keeper.

    Do you have a veil and gloves? I caught my first 3 swarms this spring. It was fun.
  8. Thread: Identify tree

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    Re: Identify tree

    Probably Mimosa.
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    Re: Caught my first swarm without a trap

    Thanks, Gary. I'll keep you posted. I know of four hives a mile away and one porch half a mile, so I'm hoping they weren't mine.

    I really wasn't prepared to catch a swarm that way. I should have...
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    Caught my first swarm without a trap

    I was out weedeating and noticed my dog looking at something about 4 feet up a young plum tree. It's about 40 feet from 3 of my hives. The temperature had just dropped 10 degrees suddenly. It was...
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    Nevada, MO 64772, apricot and a green Gage plum started about 5 days ago. Peach just started today.
  12. Re: Getting bees NEXT spring - how to become sustainable?

    Lots of good advice above. I've only had bees two years, so I'm no expert, but since no one has said anything about the frames, guess I will. I started with the F frames. The hive I bought made an...
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    Weather for mating flight

    How good does the weather have to be for a successful mating flight? How warm? Can it be a little windy or rainy? Thanks.
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    3/19/15 Nevada, MO 64772. Apricot. The get frosted most years here.
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    Re: Foraging for...Strawberries?

    Have you used gutters before? AlwYs wondered if that was enough space.
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    Re: Rethinking Dandelions...

    I like it Michael. I live on the edge of 10-15 undeveloped but occasionally mowed lots. I've been tempted to take a walk in the dark with seeds in my pockets. Probably clover. If I did dandelions ....
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    Re: Rethinking Dandelions...

    I wont use chemicals just to have a perfect lawn. Even before I had bees, I liked the clover. I don't like the dandelion seed heads but don't try to kill them. I tried to plant English lawn daisies...
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    Re: Age of e-cell larvae?

    I see you are from SD. Do you have drones there already?
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    Re: Coates Nuc question

    Mine are only a year old. No age problems but something sure likes to chew on the corners. Guess the glue is tasty. Hasn't weakened them, I don't think. I used the half in plywood.
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    Re: Moved hive. Queen might have fallen out.

    Thanks. Just a little worried. It was getting dark and I didn't want to disturb them with a light. They hadn't made it back into the hive yet. Why would they need a ladder?
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    Moved hive. Queen might have fallen out.

    I just moved a hive from one side of my yard to a new stand on the other side. The boxes twisted and I lost maybe two cupfuls of bees. They were gathering on the old stand, so I put an empty box...
  22. Thread: Farming

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    Re: Farming

    Is the coating still reddish pink? I always thought a less flower-like coating would be safer. Maybe dark brown?
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    Re: Mountain Camp or Syrup?

    I'm also feeding a little dry bee pro in a bucket beside the hive. They seem to really lke it
  24. Thread: storing frames

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    Re: storing frames

    Not sure about your weather. I would think as long as it freezes regularly, theyd be ok outside. Maybe? I'd like to know how early moths and beetles get active? I lost a have last summer. The months...
  25. Thread: storing frames

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    Re: storing frames

    Just wondered if you are buying more bees soon. If you get some soon storage won't be as much of a problem.

    I only have two hives. I bought the bt but haven't used it yet. I think it works on...
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