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  1. piroqueman I am in bossier northwest la.every...

    piroqueman I am in bossier northwest la.every thing is blomming here.I try to pull first super by may 10 or 15 depending on year.what kind of land is around your hives.Pine wood/pasture/marsh or...
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    Michael I think your right last weekend at state...

    Michael I think your right last weekend at state bee keeper meeting the reasurch people I asked about small cell said they where going other way.That is to say making very large bees in oversize...
  3. Thread: Honey jelly

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    Hi Dick This sounds good. Have you tried it? Do...

    Hi Dick
    This sounds good. Have you tried it? Do you think other fruit juice would work?
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    hi Billbee where are you? I m in northwest corner...

    hi Billbee where are you? I m in northwest corner and am starting to see shb
  5. Thread: Old honey

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    when I bought out old bee keeper to start bee...

    when I bought out old bee keeper to start bee keeping he gave me some of his old stock which had been jared long enough to turn black he and his wife could not remember how old it was.We used it...
  6. Thread: Color grading

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    the state fair here uses 3, light ,medium,and...

    the state fair here uses 3, light ,medium,and dark.you have to have 3 one lb glass jars of honey to enter 1 class.they judge on clarity,taste,apearance ect.
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    for samples I use small spoons like at ice cream...

    for samples I use small spoons like at ice cream places. one spoon one taste no double dipping . then have one jar of lite and one of darker seams like they buy the last one they taste.
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    "what am I trying to gain?" removal of well...

    "what am I trying to gain?"
    removal of well established hive from wall.veiwing open walls in wash room house was built with 24 inch spaceing of studs and no cross breaks (open from top to bottem)I...
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    does anyone know of a chemical that can be put in...

    does anyone know of a chemical that can be put in a smoker when heated will put bees to sleep. How long will they be out?
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    normally can pull supers by May 10 here.Its been...

    normally can pull supers by May 10 here.Its been nice weather but cool to cold at night I was wondering if that would slow them down they just dont seam to be putting much honey away.Hay cutter are...
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    Pine Rotter I'm not far from you.just across...

    Pine Rotter I'm not far from you.just across boarder in Sport.Last month I took a hive out of a tree being cut down .The bottom of this tree was rotten about 2/3way around at ground level.Bees went...
  12. Thread: Bees and horses

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    I put 2 hive at the back of a 4 acer area where 3...

    I put 2 hive at the back of a 4 acer area where 3 horses were alowed to roam. about evey week i would find hives tipped over and horse standing near.After 3 or so weeks I move hive across fence that...
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    There is a semi-retired(down to 100hives)comercal...

    There is a semi-retired(down to 100hives)comercal bee keeper here that I go to with questions alot.He uses migratory tops without inner cover.He drills a 3 inch hole in tops center and feed directly...
  14. Thread: Help I'm lost

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    OK lot of good information. Got called to remove...

    OK lot of good information. Got called to remove swarm last week.Found bees going in hole drilled by cable guy.Home owner said they had been there 2 or 3 years.( some swarm).being they have made it...
  15. Thread: Help I'm lost

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    somewhere in the forum I read there is a vidio...

    somewhere in the forum I read there is a vidio about useing the cone method of bee removal,can't find it again.help Also anyone have experiance doing this.
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    Yea mike the rain has been bad here also.8 inches...

    Yea mike the rain has been bad here also.8 inches in feb.We where hoping to get some splits after the almond bloom ,but our contact out there said he was not finding any due to the shortage cause by...
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    Mike are there any migraters that will be passing...

    Mike are there any migraters that will be passing through arkansas on I-30 or I-20 in lousisana that might have some hives for sell?
  18. Thread: yard rent

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    Scot How do you place yours in residental areas?I...

    Scot How do you place yours in residental areas?I would like to place some around town but have been worring about kids etc.
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    Don't sell your self short. add price of...

    Don't sell your self short. add price of lable,time involved in delivering,broken glass,etc. etc. Around here a pint retails for $4.00 to $5.00 . At $4.00 your letting retailer make $2.25 and he's...
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