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  1. Re: Best smoker fuel I have ever found, what do you use?

    Horse apples and pine shavings or horse bedding. Start with shredded paper and it lasts longer than I do.
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    Re: Western Bee Supply Nuc Box

    Yes, I have a dozen. They are great for nucs, small swarms, or struggling hives. Great people at WB.
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    Re: Hello, from Columbus Montana

    Welcome from down the road in Belgrade. This site is addictive and the people are just amazing with their depth of knowledge.
  4. Re: how to tell if store sugar is from cane or beet

    Sucrose from Beet is the same as Sucrose from Cane. Sucrose is Sucrose

    TenBears
    Sucrose is a 2 part sugar with one half being glucose (dextrose) and the other half
    is fructose. One being a 6...
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    Re: heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelp pls :s

    What would you be using it for? May help in narrowing the search.
  6. Re: Any experience with Western Bee Supply in Poulson, MT?

    Can't say enough good things about them. Service is top notch. I get all my equipment and supplies from them.
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    Re: VINTAGE HONEY EXTRACTOR

    Sent you a PM. I am interested and just down the road
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    Re: My first Brushy Mountain Catalog

    When she is the Mrs then the angle will reverse on you.
  9. Re: Substituting Vinegar for Water in Sugar Bricks More Likely To Cause Robbing?

    I use ACV in syrup and bricks. No problems with robbing, fermentation, or mold spring or fall.
  10. Thread: Rack Units

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    Re: Rack Units

    Only a geek beek with 2U rack units would appreciate this. I am going to bring a frame in from the shop and see if this is true
  11. Re: Bees clustered on front of hive by entrance

    Mine are doing it at sunset and are still there at sunrise. I have gotten use to it as pretty normal during our short summers
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    Re: Hello from Ireland!

    Where has this been launched?
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    Re: To bee or not to bee

    Go for it. We have an active club in the valley. Gallatin Valley Beekeepers. PM me or call me at five 8 zero - 4 seven 6 one. Where are you located in Bzm?
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    Re: Opening the hive in 25 degree weather???

    I open mine up all the time between 25-40F but not for very long. Be prepared with everything you are going to need/add right next to you. 30 seconds may save a $100 package of bees. This year 25F...
  15. Re: Russians are flying today, Italians aren't, that can't be good

    Do not count them out yet. My italians make no noise at all but just pop a top and they are all over you. Mine have survived -38F this year and are itching for spring.
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    Re: Unassemble Box Pricing

    Western Bee has an ad on the inside cover of ABJ this month.
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    Re: Checked hives today.

    Small congrats are in order tho it is not May yet. I have a few dead ones outside on the snow this afternoon. It was +36 today vs -38 six days ago. Swept out the bottom board and only had about 50...
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    Re: Record keeping?

    All my hives are numbered. When I do anything with the girls, I record it in my field notes. The field notes are in Word and equipment inventory is in Excel. I use the KISS business plan.
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    Re: Brood Left Unattended - Any Suggestions?

    From the Facebook Page pictures I would guess it is the Island of Malta. Rosemary would not be blooming in January in Malta, MT. Nothing is blooming in MT.
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    Re: Nice late summer

    Nice to see your are finally cooling down. We should send you some of the arctic air predicted for here. Below 0F here this morning and next week predicted to be -20F. All my girls that were...
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    Re: newbee with a couple questions

    Chris
    If the budget allows, get 2 nucs or pkgs. If one does not make it for some reason you have a backup. I started with 2 and went to 3 two months later when one of mine swarmed. Have an extra...
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    Re: What is your loss percentage so far?

    1out of 11, but we have lots of winter to go. Suppose to be -20+ next week.
  23. Re: Should I transfer a weak winter hive to a NUC or leave it alone?

    Ken
    I had the same issue this fall, a hive much smaller than the rest. I at first just put the hive which was one deep in the window of the shop so they could fly but be protected. When winter...
  24. Re: What kind of honey did the bees make this year?

    Clover and alfalfa right up to Labor Day
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    Re: Glass Bottle supplies?

    Try: www.specialitybottle.com
    out of Seattle
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