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    Re: sting remedy

    Im lucky,Beekepper for 45 years, a sting to me is pain for about a minute, then slight swelling and itching for about two hours, thats it. If it had been worse I think I would have been a chicken...
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    I use a "roto zip" you can cut a name or number...

    I use a "roto zip" you can cut a name or number really fast with one, I set mine about one eight inch deep before I paint. It really looks great and canot be changed. Do it on the sides before you...
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    Years ago I had the same problem, lost some great...

    Years ago I had the same problem, lost some great hives. I found out it was condensation from the bees. Now each fall I make sure I have a three quarter inch hole drilled at the top of each hive. ...
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    A car vac works really good.

    A car vac works really good.
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    Envy

    As per doctors orders to keep out of the sun I wear a long sleeve light cotton shirt, its cool, and when I get stung ,its on the hand because I touched a bee or squeezed one. No stings anywhere else....
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    My answer to hornets and wasps is a shop vac with...

    My answer to hornets and wasps is a shop vac with a inch or so soapy water in the bottom and suck them all up.
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    Ccd

    I cant remember any CCD before thet started inported Aussie bees.
  8. Thread: Dogs....

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    Dogs

    I once had a big old dog charge at me and I knew he was out for a bite or two. I thought he was going to eat me up, no place to run , no safety anywhere, I dont know why but I pointed my finger at...
  9. If they are bringing in 460,000 4lb packages...

    If they are bringing in 460,000 4lb packages thats 460,000 more hives used for a month. Where do they go when the grower tells them to move them.? How many trucks is it going to take to move them to...
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    I checked google under " uses for beeswax" and...

    I checked google under " uses for beeswax" and there was a item on useing beeswax on counter tops.
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    I bought one last year, hooked it up to a motor...

    I bought one last year, hooked it up to a motor and it works great.
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    Does anyone have a secret for cleaning up honey...

    Does anyone have a secret for cleaning up honey drips, little spills, ect after working honey , in the kitchen,on the table, the drainboard, the floor, the stove, the fridge, walls, and windows? I...
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    I dont have pictures yet, I will extract around...

    I dont have pictures yet, I will extract around the 4th of july and will take pictures then. I dont know how to put them on line, if you will E me I will send you some. Bill
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    I have a 9 frame radial that was hand crank. I...

    I have a 9 frame radial that was hand crank. I bought a half horse drill motor at a grage sale ,and a verable speed control from harbor freight for about twenty bucks. Took the handle off the...
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    I have russians,4 hives. When I go to work with...

    I have russians,4 hives. When I go to work with them I pass my wifes herb garden. I grab a handfull of spearment leaves and crush them in my hands and I chew a few leaves. I wear a vail but no...
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    For my skunk problem I bought a trap at the flea...

    For my skunk problem I bought a trap at the flea market, set it in front of the hive, bare, and the next morning took the skunk to the woods and fed it to the bugs. Bill
  17. I use a roto zip and just put my name on mine...

    I use a roto zip and just put my name on mine about a quarter inch deep. You can paint over it and its still stands out. Bill
  18. Hi, Two of my hives died out last fall, they each...

    Hi, Two of my hives died out last fall, they each still had a supper full of honey. Is there any way to salvage the honey?. If so what is the best way. [or any way] ? Thank you for any help. Bill
  19. Thread: Fire !!!

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    Hi, Where I have my hives I keep a couple plastic...

    Hi, Where I have my hives I keep a couple plastic one gallon milk cartons full of water. They are handy, and I feel more secure useing my smoker.
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    HI, My name is Bill Latimer,I live in...

    HI, My name is Bill Latimer,I live in SleepyHollow,hence the name. I've been keeping bees since the 1960s, off and on. Never completly giveing up. If there is a way to kill a hive of bees,...
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    Hi, I made some small boxes out of hardware cloth...

    Hi, I made some small boxes out of hardware cloth that the ants could get through but the bees couldnt. I put ant bait in them and put one under each hive. Soon no more ants. Bill
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    Hi, I use a fruit dryer set at 115 degrees and it...

    Hi, I use a fruit dryer set at 115 degrees and it works great. Bill
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    Hi, I get my bees from Allens Bee Ranch in...

    Hi, I get my bees from Allens Bee Ranch in Redding CA. They ship when they say and I,v had real good luck with them. I always buy the 3 lb package and always harvest honey from them. This was a good...
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    They bragged about New Orleans beeing below sea...

    They bragged about New Orleans beeing below sea leavel for the last 400 years. Then all of a sudden it was not. Thats a long time to prepair. This time when they build it I hope they are smart enough...
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    Thanks for the information, and yes it ansered my...

    Thanks for the information, and yes it ansered my questions. I have 5 hives and will be pulling the last honey off in the middle of Sept. Then I have to treat with something. 2 of the hives really...
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