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  1. Re: post your plans and picture of your *2 hive migratory pallets

    id like to see some pictures also ...... i am planning on building some and want some ideas
  2. Re: a few bees on combs doing a Very rapid shimmy...What is that?

    one of the field bees has discovered a new and exciting nectar source and is relaying that info back to the hive
  3. looking for a recipe for pecan pie using honey

    ... i saw a recipe for a pecan pie that had a lot of honey as an ingredient but now i cannot find it ....... can someone help me with this ?
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    Re: capped honey too thin and too wet?

    just figure out a way to dry it ........ one idea (of many) , try this : get a washing machine box ,cut side off , use side to make the other end to the box, lay on the side that is open ...... put...
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    Re: Do Bumble Bees Bully Honey Bees?

    maybe mano mano ...... but bees do the gang up on and pile on method
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    Re: Arkansas heat where is the honey????

    well . i still have hives adding weight from continuous bloom soybeans ... and maybe cotton .
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    Re: Cotton honey?

    they do spray cotton a lot
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    Re: Cotton honey?

    they do not work the bloom very much .. they work the small nectar orifice(s) on the underside of the leaf .... sometimes this spot can produce a droplet that can be seen ... and you can taste the...
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    what are .........

    1) what are "follower boards " ,what is their purpose and how are they used ??

    2) what are "slatted racks" , what is their purpose and how are they used ??
  10. Thread: Summer HEAT

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    Re: Summer HEAT

    i hate to admit this ..... i brought out a bunch of ice and i put a cube of ice on each landing boards ...... they loved it
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    Re: Queen excluder concern.

    Mr Clemens ... wish you would post a picture of one of your hive set ups
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    Re: Queen excluder concern.

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    i use queen excluders with both a hole drilled in some of my honey supers , and i use imirie shims on some ,both on some ....... i do not close off the bottom entrance (per Imirie's...
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    Re: Queen excluder concern.

    queen excluder PLUS imirie shim or holes in the honey supers
  14. Thread: SHB Trap

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    Re: SHB Trap

    ... i was really hoping someone would reply to this thread so i could also see how they do ...... maybe the company you are considering buying them from will give you a contact of someone who has...
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    Re: So , just what is ........

    thx old guy ........ more thoughts ?
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    Re: So , just what is ........

    thx Mark ........anybody else have an idea of why it suppose to work ? any success story out there on this ? .....
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    So , just what is ........

    what is the deal about putting hives in full sun to protect against SHB ? How does that work ?
  18. what it's all about .... 1st cotton / clover of the year pics

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  19. Re: decided on a NEWSPAPER COMBINE for 2 hives ... question

    thanks guys
  20. decided on a NEWSPAPER COMBINE for 2 hives ... question

    the strong hive has a super on top ....... do i put the newspaper on top of the super or what ?

    actually i have 4 weak hives ...... can you do ,say, a triple combine ? how ?
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    Re: homemade varroa control frame ......

    i know , .... that is what i have used .. BUT , it is time consuming ....... this is a lot quicker
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    homemade varroa control frame ......

    got this from a long time beekeeper ......set toward middle of the brood box ........ pull and cut out anything your bees build in the lower 1/2 every 15 days .......464
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    Re: trap out becoming a headache ......

    thought about moving it too ....... just hadn't decided ...... but sounds like good advice
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    trap out becoming a headache ......

    the bees in this trapout have moved comfortably into their new hive ....... however , they have destroyed (emptied ) both frames of brood and torn up the queen cells that i had originally put into...
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    Re: Bees in a section of tree

    that piece of log is not that big ..... get a couple of strong backs to put it in the back of a truck and haul it home to deal with it there ....... then , chainsaw or you couls try log splitter...
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