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  1. Thread: Scrap metal

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    Don't sell the good stuff for scrap prices.. talk...

    Don't sell the good stuff for scrap prices.. talk to some local well drilling companies and some weld shops.. that's A1 stuff!
  2. I would say a variety of different pollens would...

    I would say a variety of different pollens would be best.

    This is interesting..

    PROTEIN DIETS AND THEIR EFFECTS ON WORKER WEIGHT, LONGEVITY, CONSUMPTION AND HEMOLYMPH PROTEIN LEVELS OF APIS...
  3. Thread: Bee tree hive

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    Wow.. ScadsOBees.. I got my first bee tree on...

    Wow.. ScadsOBees.. I got my first bee tree on Sat. too! Young farmer down the road has been building a new house.. ended up clearing some trees for the septic drain fields.. and a large cherry tree...
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    There's always some that don't make it back.. ...

    There's always some that don't make it back.. but it's nice to see all the activity w/ the warm weather.

    I have one of those Intex above ground pools.. well for some reason on one of the past...
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    Yes I was..

    Yes I was..
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    Sitting behind my computer chair is 60 supers &...

    Sitting behind my computer chair is 60 supers & 600 frames.. I hope I get some put together this winter. I ordered early thinking prices will jump up next year.
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    If you don't have the time or the tools.. just...

    If you don't have the time or the tools.. just put 2 sticks across to hang the frames.. and let them have the extra room.. maybe you'll catch a bigger swarm. :)
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    From the picture.. it looks like they're cutting...

    From the picture.. it looks like they're cutting wet wood.. then it shrinks & warps.
  9. Thread: Season's End?

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    I had ice on my windshield this morning!

    I had ice on my windshield this morning!
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    CrabApple blooms in Sept?

    Just noticed this on the way to lunch today.. this house has 2 fairly sized crabapple trees in the front yard.. the one has crabapples on the tree.. the other tree has sparse blooms. I had to...
  11. You said the bee's were busting.. but do they...

    You said the bee's were busting.. but do they have (7 of 10) frames drawn out on the hive body? Sounds like you have a flow going.. I'd try to feed them and see what they'd take.

    "Do the brood...
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    Just read the section last night in "ABC..XYZ".....

    Just read the section last night in "ABC..XYZ".. about the UV markers on flowers.
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    Rick... I'll take Ian's word for it.. :) Hope...

    Rick... I'll take Ian's word for it.. :) Hope everything works out for the best.. Ken
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    Mmmm... honey & Apiguard!

    Mmmm... honey & Apiguard!
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    I bought 2 cordovan packages & 5 queens from...

    I bought 2 cordovan packages & 5 queens from suppliers in CA. I found the breeders through Glenn Apiaries listings.
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    You can do powdered sugar treatments.. once a...

    You can do powdered sugar treatments.. once a week for 3 weeks.. just hit the brood boxes.. and you don't have to remove your honey supers if you still have a fall flow.
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    Does PA have a bee law about removable frames? ...

    Does PA have a bee law about removable frames?

    Was it Bee Culture that had the article/pictures about the "carved sculpture" hives from Germany?

    I cut up & hauled a hollow tree last Sat....
  18. Thread: Bees at night

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    I def. take a look to see if they need more...

    I def. take a look to see if they need more room.. prop the lid w/ a small stick to increase the air flow.

    Once you are comfortable that your suit/veil will protect you.. you will feel more...
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    None in northern Maryland.

    None in northern Maryland.
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    Why wouldn't he suggest shaking the existing bees...

    Why wouldn't he suggest shaking the existing bees into a new hive w/ a new queen instead of killing the bees?
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    Fordguy.. that does bring into question what...

    Fordguy.. that does bring into question what damage are we doing when we open feed.. are we providing a community pot-porri of desease & parisite exchange?
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    Last year I thought something was wrong w/ the...

    Last year I thought something was wrong w/ the hives because the smell was so strong.. but to me it smelled more like an old dirty sweaty sneaker. The honey frame I'm eating from now is from Golden...
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    I thought those numbers were for queen racing! :)

    I thought those numbers were for queen racing! :)
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    Yes it is.. makes me want to build a solar water...

    Yes it is.. makes me want to build a solar water heater. Hey.. my fiance' from Owensboro, Ky.
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    I've been mixing 5 gallons batches.. the...

    I've been mixing 5 gallons batches.. the pressure from the garden hose makes the sugar disolve quick.. I use my hand to check/stir the bottom of the bucket.. rinse my arm off done. It bearly takes...
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