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  1. Re: Transitioning June nucs from deep to mediums, foundationless

    Wow! Nice pattern from your queen that's for sure! I would just make do with what you have so far because from what I see the bees are doing wonderful! Just plan on the med/FL hives next spring and...
  2. Re: What are you selling your honey for in quart and pint glass jars in VA?

    This is a great guide for retail and wholesale

    http://www.honey.com/honey-industry/honey-industry-statistics/unit-honey-prices-by-month-retail/
  3. Re: Maxant Extractor reel/basket runout comparison

    Be sure and measure and gauge total diameter of basket at top,25% down,50% down,75% down and then finally the bottom. Make marks so you measure in all the same places as you rotate the basket. That...
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    Re: Noisy extractor motor

    If the device was quieter before the move than something has changed dealing with the move. I suspect level and plumb of the machine or something has shifted. Loose bolting or mountings ?
    Good luck...
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    Re: New member in Eugene Oregon

    Welcome!! Great site here with lots of knowledge and opinions! If the bees have filled and capped any complete frames by all means take the honey. Hopefully you will still have flows coming in the...
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    Re: Help with honey production

    Check and be sure the brood chamber boxes do not have several full frames of honey in them. Don't know your flows but by now they should be capping and maybe still foraging bringing nectar in. If you...
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    Re: Queenless roar vs fanning

    I just came inside checking some nuc splits that I did late last week. Sure enough they are building queen cells and the roar was overwhelming. But at high noon the new foragers are out and the...
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    Re: Minerals research Holland

    He has got test programs in Florida which has lots of hive beetles and lots of commercial beeks also. He said he will be here 2 more months. Right now he is concentrating on the Texas Coast and...
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    Re: Noisy extractor motor

    Make sure your connection to the source of power is tight and secure and making good contact.
    Is the new footprint of the extractor on solid flooring ?
    Also need to be level and plumb if the motor...
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    Minerals research Holland

    Our association met last night and we had a visitor from Holland who is the researcher/developer of a new idea for treatment of CCD. He is Rik ter Horst President of the company Beeingalive. His...
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    Re: What to do with SHB Slimed Combs

    Try the washing task and give it a try. May just work but I would always be leery of using it. I just wouldn't spend the time or effort and would just remove the old comb and then wash the frames for...
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    Re: What to do with SHB Slimed Combs

    Take em to a car wash and or use a pressure washer. I've done it and it works great. Then I 'll use a 1/4cup of bleach in 5 gal buckets and wipe em down with that. Then let ol sunshine beat on em for...
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    Re: So long hive beetles!!!!!

    You missed a couple!!!
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    Re: Mosquito Control is a Killer!!

    Similar thoughts!! The fog smells like Kerosene and Malathion. Don't know if that's what they use but I'm gonna find out.
  15. Re: going to try to remove bees off the supers with my handheld blower

    I did my homework years ago on this stuff! Its also in vomit but I aint ingesting it or wanting to smell it.

    http://www.coleparmer.com/catalog/Msds/96914.htm

    Exempt items generally include food...
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    Re: Mosquito Control is a Killer!!

    If its infectious diseases, the guvmint will do whatever. Our association is on their arses. And the skeeters will carry you off.
    Whats worse they sprayed my street right at dusk but a slight...
  17. Re: going to try to remove bees off the supers with my handheld blower

    Sad so many still prefer to use the fumes of chems, heck even diesel or gasoline fumes kill bees. They are extremely more sensitive than even the birds.
    Its like the energy businesses. Its all good...
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    Mosquito Control is a Killer!!

    12314The County Mosquito Control plane made a pass this AM at 0930 hrs here in town!! They did the same last year but this am it was dead calm. Just checked my hives here and they are bringing the...
  19. Re: Problems keeping city bees...some thoughts from a *rural* (newbie) beek...

    My best producing hives are by my home. Lots of forage for the girls in the city, pretty well year round. I always include all my neighbors on a harvest and also have talked with them about me...
  20. Re: going to try to remove bees off the supers with my handheld blower

    Absolutely! No chemicals, especially ones that will make the bees run from it. Why would a beek even consider doing that ?
    Plus honey will absorb moisture naturally so any open or uncapped comb will...
  21. Re: going to try to remove bees off the supers with my handheld blower

    Just did 8 meds in my home yard here in town using my home gas leaf blower. All from 3 hives. Placed all on ground and cranked her up and did my thing. I had shorts and tee shirt on with Crocs and my...
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    Re: Flows on the Gulf Coast

    From mid August to middle of October. I usually take all the spring/summer honey and just a little of the Goldenrod as its strong and pungent. Good for baking and I have a few people that prefer it...
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    Re: Flows on the Gulf Coast

    Maybe some cotton if your yards are nearby. tallow is over other than a few second blooms but most here are in the green popcorn phase now.
    My yard in the city limits has small nectar flows but has...
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    Re: Testing a Electric Bear Fence.

    Good insulated screw driver and a nearby ground will produce an arc on each pulse. Or a flourescent shop tube lamp with 1 end in ground and touching the fence charge wire. It will glow on each pulse.
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    Re: Inner cover for mason jar feeding

    I prefer the drilled hole between 2-3/4" and 2-7/8" for old style Mason lids. On some inners I have window screen on the frame side so when I remove an empty no bees come at me. Its also nice to...
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