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  1. Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    Amoinia worked awsome on my white shirt
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    Re: Deals of Bottles or containers

    Thanks for all the great info on shapes, PET bottles, I didn't know there were so many options.. Sailor plastics looks like its the cheapest. You guys are awesome!
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    Deals of Bottles or containers

    Does anyone know of a good price on bottles or containers for this seasons harvest. I want to start selling my honey at the farmers market and I need to do some research on who has the best prices...
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    Re: moving hives and lost bees.

    I heard to either move them 1 foot or 1 mile at a time. If you move the hive in between that they get lost. I need to move mine too. I was going to try to move them in the winter...??
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    Beekeepers calendar??

    Does any one know where I can find a good beekeepers calendar for the the mountain west (utah) zone 5. I'm need a schedule that has medication, and harvest times. Any info would help a ton:) thanks
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    Re: cleaning supers after exraction

    I put my boxes and frames back on the hives for a few days. The bees love all the extras. Putting the boxes outside for other bugs to eat is not a good idea because it can cause robbing, wax moths...
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    Robbing or Orientation

    How do I tell the difference between
    Robbing or Orientation flight? My bees are coming right out of the hive and running up the supper. Then they seem to just be hanging out in front of the hive in...
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    Re: aggressive bees

    It sounds like they are just hot and angry. Make sure you have ventalation for them by putting popcicle sticks between each box. Also if you can put on a screen bottom board without the mite board...
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    Re: When to add super?

    Wait till the hive has 8 or 9 drawn out comb. The bees like the hive busy and full, but not to crowded. It sounds like they are just hot and trying to stay cool in this heat. Do they have a screen...
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    Re: How bout that excluder!!

    Hi Dave, I took all my queen excluders off. The "fatbeeman" on YouTube says he thinks that the excluders wear out their wings by going in and out between the small slats. He also makes a point to say...
  11. Re: Help...What is the best way to light a smoker?

    Oh yeah, Light the cardboard at the bottom....
  12. Re: Help...What is the best way to light a smoker?

    Ok Doug, I have had zero luck with my smoker for 2 years until i got some great advice from my bee guy. He told me to use a piece of cardboard rolled up then tied together tight. So it looks like a...
  13. Re: Tons of queen cells. Will my plan work?

    Can you just buy some queen protection cages? I think they are less the $1. each. I was told they are the best way to go? Might be worth the $ in the time you will spend making something.
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    Re: Feeding raw honey back to the bees

    Thank you so much for both ideas. I’m going to try both suggestions and see what happens. Great info!
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    Feeding raw honey back to the bees

    How do i feed honey from my dieases free hives that I harvested last year, to my new colonies this year. I have 1 in-hive feeder and 2 top hive feeders. Do i need to water it back down to a syrup? ...
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    Re: Newcomers from Utah!

    Welcome to beekeeping in utah;) im sure your family is going to have a great time learning about these fantastic little girls. There are nooks for sale this weekend. They are up in Idaho but I guess...
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