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  1. Re: aggressive racoon, or fox?, climbs 12 feet, flips heavy lids, eats comb, trap set

    Again I live in the country and if its around my chicken coop at night then its there to try to get into my coop and kill my chickens it deserves to die. I already have permission from my local...
  2. Re: aggressive racoon, or fox?, climbs 12 feet, flips heavy lids, eats comb, trap set

    I use it near my chicken coop and anything that is next to my coop at night is something that is there to kill my chickens and needs die. I pick it up first thing in the morning before I let the...
  3. Re: aggressive racoon, or fox?, climbs 12 feet, flips heavy lids, eats comb, trap set

    mix fly bait and grape soda in a bowl and put it on your platform. The raccoon will be dead next to the bowl. They were getting my friends chickens and he used it. He killed 12 and the furthest...
  4. Thread: Epi-pen?

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    Re: Epi-pen?

    Something to remember that they are a prescription item and are only good for the person they are written for. It's a damned if you do, damned if you don't scenario. If you give it or use it on...
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    Re: Question about queens.

    I have capped drone brood in my hives and a few friends already have walking drones. A virgin could get mated this time of the year if we can get a few steady days of nice weather.
  6. Re: bees flying today in central maryland - brining in pollen(?)

    My bees bring in chicken feed dust that is grey. I watch them in my chicken feeder and my neighbor has them in his duck feeder.
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    Re: Queen cell starters and finishers

    This is what I'm going to try this summer. It's a mix of Michael Bush methods and a few others. I currently have 5 hives.

    I made a few queen castles out of 10 frame deep boxes by running them...
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    Re: Easy way to mark exsiting queens?

    You can buy a paint pen set at Walmart for a couple bucks that has every color for all the years.

    I don't mark my queen until after they are laying. To me a bug that is easier for me to see is...
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    Re: Biggest mistake ?

    Paint the outer edge of your QE a bright color (like fluorescent pink) that is not used in any of your equipment. This way you can just take a quick glance around the yard and see if you have any on...
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    Re: My shopping cart(s), give me your opinion(s)

    If your going to use all medium boxes and you can can lift them you may want to consider going 10 frame mediums.

    There is a guy on eBay selling SBB for 20 each and they area really nice. I...
  11. Thread: Airports?

    by Widdy
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    Re: Airports?

    I didn't think it would be a problem, I was more looking for things like, don't do it because airports spray X chemical to slow growth. I spend to much time at the Richmond International Airport and...
  12. Thread: Airports?

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    Airports?

    Just wondering what are some people's experiences keeping bees next to airports. I was thinking about putting a couple hives next to one as they don't cut but every couple weeks.

    David
  13. Thread: Mannlake

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    Re: Mannlake

    The 6 5/8's boxes are currently on sale.

    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/beekeeping-supplies/category/page16.html?utm_source=January16beeBlast&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WW-605
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    Re: How many splits can you make from one hive?

    How I plan on splitting my hives this year. Take it for what's its worth.

    I'm going to start feeding and providing pollen patties to my hives next month and wait till I see capped drone brood in...
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    Re: When to take honey off

    If you have a bee club near by see if they have an extraction day where you just bring your supers over and extract all your honey into a bucket. The set up and clean time is pretty much the same if...
  16. Thread: Mannlake

    by Widdy
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    Re: Mannlake

    I bought a bunch of budget boxes last year when they were on sale. I went trough each piece the day they arrived and sorted them. 1- no issues 2- some knots usable 3- loose knots (add glue and they...
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    Re: Getting Stung Through Bee Suit

    Try wearing a CamelBac filled with ice water under your bee suit with the straw ran into your hood. This helps with the heat and keeps you from suffering from dehydration and heat stroke. They make...
  18. Re: My first year and I think I've lost both queens. Need advice.

    During times of dearth queens will greatly reduce the number of eggs laid unless you are feeding. If you can afford the package I would get it. If both hives died next month you may not be able to...
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    Re: Little Worried - Need some opinions.

    Need to be careful if you put a QE on with brood above. If the bees move up to cover the brood they can leave your queen behind killing her because of the cold.

    David
  20. Re: My first year and I think I've lost both queens. Need advice.

    What not just make a small Nuc with the old queen vs pinching her? If there is nothing wrong with her you could split the main hive with a frame of brood and a frame of honey. What happens to your...
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    Jan 19 bees bringing in lots of pollen

    Today is such a beautiful day near Richmond, VA so, I went out to check on my bees. There is so much activity today with bees bringing in steady amounts of yellow pollen. To say this has been a wet...
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    Re: Comb Honey frames for sale

    Are you willing to ship and in what quantity are you looking to sell the frames in?
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    Re: Planning for next year!

    A member of a bee club here in VA only charges you the wax capings if he is already extracting. His wife uses the wax the other things. Other clubs own an extractor and have extracting weekends...
  24. Re: foundation prices and question about increasing hive counts

    I order budget hives, supers, frames, and foundation from Mann Lake when they have them on sale. Buy the bulk quantities as it never goes bad. Bottom boards, inner covers and telescoping covers I...
  25. Thread: More than honey

    by Widdy
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    Re: More than honey

    I felt so bad for the old man when he had to burn everything. Especially when he asked how do you get it and she said from imported bees, like the ones his neighbor had earlier in the video.
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