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    Re: Open Feeding (Open Feeders) methods

    13873we use Beesmart feeders inside the hive and bucket feeders outside of the hive. We took 5 gallon buckets and drilled holes in the top edge 13872 then fill bucket put the lid on and turn the...
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    Re: Ultimate bee feeder

    WE use the BeeSmart feeders and we love them. Yes you have to level the hive, but that is fairly easy to do. If it is off a little bit put a shim under the edge of the feeder. we have 6 of them and...
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    Re: Strong Endorsement of Maxant 3100P

    We have the 3100 P also have not used it yet but hoping for great results..
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    Re: Cut out questions... Updated..

    I talked to the homeowner today and they said they did not spray anything. I asked and told them it was fine if they had but we needed to know because the honey could be poisonous. They said there...
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    Re: Cut out questions

    thank you..
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    Re: Cut out questions

    Its too bad there is not some way to test the honey to see if it would be safe what a shame to dispose of it all. The amount of honey that get thrown out because of bees being sprayed is horrible..
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    Re: Cut out questions

    Than you so much for all the help. I will melt down the wax and not use the honey. Isnt it a shame people have no idea what they are doing. I will be asking a lot more questions before I go out...
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    Cut out questions

    We went on a bee call and we ended up with a lot of comb in a crawl space of a house. There were no bees at all. The comb was some old brood comb 3, 5 gallon pails full, and 2 pails full of comb with...
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    Re: Trouble with new packages

    We just bought those feeders also. But we installed into 1 deep and sprayed the plasticel with the sugar water before installing the bees. I have not seen any trouble with this feeder as of yet. We...
  10. Thread: All Dead

    by Homemaid
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    Re: All Dead

    Sorry you lost all of your bees. We are in the learning stages and hope we can keep at least some of them going.
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    Re: Lost a good one. Rip soupcan

    Sorry for your loss.
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    Re: Mid February hive check photos

    Great pictures. Love to see healthy happy bees.
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    Re: Not sure how to proceed

    What a great find. What a great source of survivor bees. I agree treat this as your fountain of youth and you could get a great strain of bees who winter great. Keep us posted as you proceed with...
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    Re: Hello from Michigan

    Welcome...
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    Re: Holy! Quick Shipping Bee Man....

    great to hear,, you hear so much about shipping nightmares..
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    Re: Bees Stolen - Blythe , California

    Im not from California so I probably wont bee any help to watch for them. I am sorry this happened to you. Stealing is just so wrong on any level. I surely hope you catch these thieves...
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    Re: What did you get for Christmas?

    We are just getting started with bees so we had a beekeeping Christmas. We got a refractometer, Stainless Steel bottling tank, uncapping tank, Stainless Steel Strainers, Maxant 4100P Extractor.
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    Re: NeeBee 2 hives different races

    I am a newbie myself but I would think you would want to have at least 2 hives so you have something to compare to. I dont think there is a problem with having different kind of bees. I know a friend...
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    Re: Bee Hive Color

    Thank you CharlieB, and Comper100.... I think they look pretty good too.....
  20. Re: Mann Lake just purchased 35,000 tons of sugar (USDA auction)

    sugar is a commodity that never spoils. So that could be sold over the next several years. As long as it does not get wet it is fine.
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    Re: Beeswax prices?

    I have an Amish friend who I get some from for $3.00 a lb.
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    Re: Dark Wax

    I've also read that some use milk strainers. Very cheap at Animal supply stores..
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    Re: Bee Hive Color

    Thank you...You sure can.. I just love them, can't wait for our bees...
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    Re: Bee Hive Color

    Thank you.. Not sure what I'll do next taking a break and getting some last minute Christmas gifts finished up..
  25. Re: Success - First time Building Super, Bottom Board, and Entrance Reducer

    Congrats... They look great...
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