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    Re: Spraying for mosquito

    Around here they have a truck that they use at dark to fog everywhere.I dont know what chemical they use but they brag on it killing everything.The man that does it here says he wont spray anywhere...
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    Re: Spraying for mosquito

    The city here sprays and it kills the devil out of the bees.
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    Re: Best way to build up a lot of comb?

    When I do it I use foundation and feed feed feed.Then pull combs and extract and put in more foundation and feed feed feed that syrup back again.Lots of work!
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    Re: My Bees Today

    The bees are bringing in lots of pollen here.Red maples and winged elms in full bloom.They are really working good right now.Lots of orientation flights in the afternoons.They are brooding up real...
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    Re: using mites to control mites?

    "5,000 - 10,000 mites treat approximately 1,000 sq. ft." Well it shouldnt take very many to a hive then.
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    Re: using mites to control mites?

    Well they said in the video that they dont.
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    Re: using mites to control mites?

    Interesting video! I dont have a big problem with varroa but there are lots of beetles here.I hope they find these will kill beetles also.
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    Re: Why is shipping not common anymore?

    Well I have had excellent results with USPS.My problems have been with fedex and UPS.
  9. Re: Kelley news letter says: don't feed your bees GMO sugar!

    I agree also.
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    I cant say for everything thats GMO but what I have seen was that GMO plants were produced to contain a higher amount of Bt than normal to kill or discourage pest from eating on them.As far as sugar...
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    Re: Controlling Small Hive Beetles

    You are right about the water.That is one reason I use a small oil trap along the back edge of my boards.Beetles run the edge back and fall in and I get very little water because of the hives tilted...
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    Re: Controlling Small Hive Beetles

    I have found that the oil traps like Freemans work best.I have made bottoms with just small screened areas instead of the whole open bottom and have done real good at eliminating them.Also found that...
  13. Re: When do you add pollen supplements to promote brood rearing in winter/spring

    I use BeePro.I really cant tell any difference especially when considering the price difference.
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    Re: Feeding Syrup in Communal Feeders

    Where I am at I know of no other hives but that doesnt mean there are none.But I catch lots of swarms every year at my out yards that I know didnt come from mine.I purposely feed lots so I can catch...
  15. Thread: Feeder Jars

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    Re: Feeder Jars

    Those 1 gal pickle jars is all I use now days.As other said restaurants throw out plenty.Convenience stores throw away a bunch also.
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    Re: Building Boxes

    JW do you have a regular builders supply or lumberyard there where you are at.I get my 1x12x12's for $16 each with tax included at my lumberyard here.My boxes end up costing $8 each and are much...
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    Re: Building Boxes

    Your right JW it doesnt take long to cut out boxes.I mark my boards and cut off with the skilsaw and then to the table saw to cut all the rabbets.Then all the gluing and nailing and painting.When I...
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    Re: Adding another brood super

    We have a lot of them thingamajigs down here in Arkansas also.I think some of those boys down in the bottoms have figured out how to cookem up tender and eatem.
  19. Re: When do you add pollen supplements to promote brood rearing in winter/spring

    I quit feeding patties because of beetles.I always find larvae eating on them after a week.Now I just feed dry out in a bucket.Boy do the bees love the dry stuff.
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    Re: Building Boxes

    No not a saw mill.A regular builders supply.Home depot is rather high on their white pine.Dont bother with yellow pine it will warp on you.We had a builders supply and you wouldnt believe how much...
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    Re: Building Boxes

    Most boxes are 9 5/8" tall.Get the 1x12's.Go to a regular lumberyard you will find 1x12 white pine cheaper there.
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    Re: Starting a package foundationless.

    I have found the same thing.After a quick release and 4 out of 6 leaving right off says a lot for doing a slow release.I have never lost a group of bees after a slow release.
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    Re: Moldy Super Box

    I would do the same.Quick and easy!!!
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    Re: Starting a package foundationless.

    Years,years,years and more years ago when I was young and a newbee I bought 6 packages of bees and was told by that bee
    keeper to pull the plug and put in the queen cage.I did and when at the last...
  25. Re: How's everyones bees doing over this crazy winter?

    On warm winters here I have seen the red maples start blooming in mid January but this year even though it been a mild winter they show no signs of even getting ready.I guess we still have a lot more...
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