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    Re: Combining hives with screen

    I did.
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    Combining hives with screen

    Found a hive at my out yard that had a drone laying queen. I had a nuc that was started a few weeks ago with a new queen. Didn't have newspaper to combine them, so I used a queen excluder and a...
  3. Re: I am building some outer covers and need some advice

    Do you have problems with rain getting in the hive with a top entrance like you have in the pic?
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    Caught swarm, now what?

    Got to work today and there was a swarm of bees in the front yard of the plant. Manager said I could get them so I had my wife bring me a 10 frame deep hive and som frames of partially drawn...
  5. Thread: Fall flow

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    Re: Fall flow

    As we speak, even more tomorrow, them clear by Monday,
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    Fall splits

    I here people doing fall splits, but can you do a walkaway split this time of year? I seem to have a good many drones still around.
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    Fall flow

    Anyone know when the fall flow starts in north Louisiana?
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    Wired foundation without hooks

    Will wired foundation without hooks work in split bottom frames? Decided I would take advantage of the free shipping from Mann lake and ordered some med frames with split bottoms and 25lbs of...
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    Re: Twenty minutes to find a wild colony

    I was replying to the previous post you made about what you are calling organic. No one is judging you from their console so take it easy. The topic was brought up a couple of nights ago at our bee...
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    Re: Twenty minutes to find a wild colony

    I believe to be organic the bees have to be a certain distance from any roads, no access to crops that have been fertilized with chemicals or have had pesticides used on them.

    I don't think you...
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    Re: Regular Corn syrup

    [QUOTE=BEES4U;697641]Are you refering to Karo corn syrup?
    What you need is a copy of the chemist data sheet for the batch.
    HFCS that has been over heated will contain hydroxymethylfurfural.

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    Re: Regular Corn syrup

    He said it is diffrent colors at diffrent times. It is used to make a syrup called moonshine. A real light table syrup. Some batched are lighter and some darker. Taste is the same though.
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    Re: Regular Corn syrup

    A friend of mine has a syrup co. He gets regular corn syrup by the tanker loads. It is used toake other table syrups. It is a very thick, light amber color. It's alot cheaper than sugar right now...
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    Regular Corn syrup

    Has anyone used this as feed? I am not talking about high fructose corn syrup, just regular pure corn syrup. I have some I mixed 1:1 with water to make it thin enough to pour. I open fed today and...
  15. Re: SHB trap - new thing on the market (australia)

    Is anyone trying to get the USDA to allow flipronil to be used in hives under an emergency status?
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    Re: Russell Sunkist Queens

    "SunKist are the line that my father (JN Russell) has spent his entire life perfecting. They are of Italian origin, and have been selectively bred since 1951 for heavy laying, low swarming,*honey...
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    Re: Russell Sunkist Queens

    How will you know if they are all sunkist in the hive? The Sunkist queens produce several different color bees.
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    Wiring frames

    I saw the video where the fat beeman used fishing line and made an x on both sides with it. My question is can you use fishing line, and wire them like you would with wire?
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    Re: Filling out frames

    Absolutely! I havent slept a full night since I found them. Lol
    Just seems like alot of wasted space when some of the combs are only 2/3 of the frame size.
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    Filling out frames

    I have some frames that where in a split, that a guy gave to me, that the comb isn't drawn all the way in the corners. It's old dark comb, but still soft. Will they finish it out or should I rotate...
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    Re: gooseneck trailers & PU

    I have pulled with a gooseneck quite a bit. If you are pulling in the mountains then you will have to down shift to a lower gear than you climbed the mountain in, to maintain control. Make sure you...
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    Re: Yellow pine for hive body

    Do they seem to last longer?
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    Yellow pine for hive body

    Why does everyone use ponderosa or white pine for hive bodies instead of yellow pine? Wouldn't the denser yellow pine last longer?
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    Re: Reaserching S.H.B.

    I had a few beetles in a hive, so I put in some cd traps and got rid of them, I thought. Week later I had hundreds of larva feasting on my honey combs. I caught it that night and pulled the queen,...
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    Pollen or nectar

    I was just wondering what bees get from peas and beans? I have about 1/2 acre of purple hull peas and zipper peas that are flowering. The bees are covering them pretty well, so are they getting...
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