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    Rain barrel as bee waterer.1

    I just installed a rain barrel and I've been trying to figure out how to make it double as a bee water source.

    The barrel is a off-the rack model from the hardware store. It has a bottom drain...
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    Re: Swarm Trap Placement

    Someone once compared it to fishing, and I have found that to be a good analogy. You can try and guess where the fish MIGHT be in the lake, what lure to use, etc. But at the end of the day, your...
  3. Thread: honey suckle

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    Re: honey suckle

    Brooks,

    There is no magic bullet. It's the first thing in the woods to green in the spring, which makes it easy to spot. Cut it, keep cutting it, and keep cutting it some more. I've had good...
  4. Thread: honey suckle

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    Re: honey suckle

    It depends on what variety of honeysuckle you are talking about. Around here, we have tons of the invasive Japanese honeysuckle. It has narrow white and pale yellow flowers and little black...
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    Re: Welp, I'm Official

    To be clear: I never said that there is zero chance a beekeeper will be sued. I also never advised anyone not to be concerned about being sued. Instead, my point was that there are things in this...
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    Re: Welp, I'm Official

    First, there is a documentary on the McDonalds coffee case. It's on netflix, but you can get the real story online; just google it. It's very clear that McDonalds served superheated liquid to this...
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    Re: worst spot you have been stung.

    I once ripped a hole in my bee suit crotch during a removal. It was summer and was only wearing gym shorts underneath. Got stung on the HIGH inner thigh. The sting wasn't so bad, but feeling that...
  8. Re: I know I'm crazy, but what about a buried hive?

    Rader is right. 100 years ago, wintering in unheated cellars was the rage. Pick up CC Miller's book "Fifty Years Among the Bees"and learn all the ins and outs if you want--there are all sorts of...
  9. Re: Ohio Beekeepers - Check Your Hive Weights

    Same here in Dayton. 100% survival, but the only hives with any weight were two that I left extra supers on in the fall. The hives that were just two deeps were out of stores. They were eagerly...
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    Re: German civil swarming laws

    I just looked it up. There is no case in American law that I could find discussing property rights in a swarm.

    Keep in mind that German law is civil law, as compared to English/American common...
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    Re: screened bottom boards

    Phoebe, if you were referring to my post, I assure you there is nothing to what I described. I pull those boards every week or two, and you can clearly see the lines of cappings that have fallen...
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    Re: screened bottom boards

    I am in Ohio and use SBB. My bees have wintered fine, and in close mine for the winter with a slide-in tray or inspection board. I have seen lots of strong opinions about screened vs solid, and...
  13. Thread: Liability

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    Re: Liability

    Yeah, the attractive nuisance is a vague area if law that would require a state by state inquiry. A quick google search can't find an instance of a beehive found to be an attractive nuisance.
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  14. Thread: Liability

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    Re: Liability

    Those are famous last words, if I ever heard them. Also, as a lawyer, if people didn't put money in my pocket, how would I afford all my bee junk?

    Neil's thoughts seem spot-on to me. But this is...
  15. Re: Cleaning up honey gate and rusty bolts on a used extractor

    I concur; Camcote is the way to go. Save yourself the trouble of drilling out bolts, matching them, and potentially screwing up the whole enterprise. Clean em up, coat them, and forget about it.
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    Re: Places in Ohio to buy hive boxes

    Have you looked into simpson's? They have everything, they are reasonably priced, and not far from you.

    http://www.simpsonsbeesupply.com
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    Re: Handling Rust in an Extractor

    Yes and yes. Camcote epoxy will cover stainless and galvanized frame holders. It is food safe. Good luck.
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    Re: But where do you PUT them all...?

    There is a beekeeper here in SW Ohio that is constantly on Craigslist charging people to put hives on their property. http://dayton.craigslist.org/grd/4261959556.html. $198 per year per hive! I...
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    Re: Handling Rust in an Extractor

    Camcote. It's available from many bee suppliers and hard to find anywhere else.

    I had some rust on an old galvanized extractor I inherited. I was on the fence about buying it, but I can tell...
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    Re: Miller type hivetop feeder

    Yes. Then see if it holds water over a sink.
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    Economists Take on CCD

    I caught this on a podcast I subscribe to. Its two economists talking about research on the economic effects of CCD. Their understanding of bees and beekeeping is pretty rudimentary, but their...
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    Re: completely see through langstroth hives?

    I was just thinking back to how I used to build my own aquariums. A few things that are important to know: use tempered plate glass and seal with 100% silicone. Seems to me, though, that it would...
  23. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    In!
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    Re: Where do I put my hive(s)

    Its Christmas time. Buy yourself a few live Christmas trees that have a root ball still attached (usually you can find these at any Christmas tree farm). Plan them to make yourself a little...
  25. Thread: Smoker Fuel

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    Re: Smoker Fuel

    Ask farmers for old baling twine. Every farmer I know has tons of it. Lights easy, doesn't stink, its free, not messy, and an armload will last you over a year.
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