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  1. Thread: Slatted Racks

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    Re: Slatted Racks

    In 20+ years I've never used one. The Killions swore by them, but in Eugene Killion's Honey in the Comb, their bottom board was "a plain box, two-inches deep, open on one end." You need something in...
  2. Poll: Re: If you could start again, what size would you standardise on?

    I'm gradually switching to all mediums. I still have a lot of deeps and shallows, but all I'm buying are mediums.
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    Re: migratory cover question

    Rader hit the nail on the head about different manufacturers having different specs. I switched to migratory covers when small hive beetles got to be a problem and I figured inner covers were just...
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    Re: How long do most newbies stay with beekeeping?

    This is a good thread that anyone considering taking up beekeeping should read. It got me thinking. I took up beekeeping in my mid-30s. I had a few extra bucks to spend by then and was fortunate to...
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    Re: garden pollination?

    In my experience, bees seem to work the biggest nectar source until its gone, regardless what else blooms. Hence orchardists have control dandelions or the bees they rented will ignore their fruit...
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    Re: Would "Bee Quick" help on clothing.

    Have you considered why your bees are more aggressive? Is this one hive or multiple hives? Predators like skunks will make colonies aggressive. Nasty, rock-throwing kids in the neighborhood will too....
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    Re: Anyone have a hive from BrushyMountain?

    Have you checked out Central Iowa Bee Supply? With the cost of shipping it might save you if they'll let you pick up your order. Also, I have been buying equipment from BMBF for 20 years. Great...
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    Re: How long do most newbies stay with beekeeping?

    Internet information overload is a big problem. When I started 30 years ago I read every beekeeping book I could get my hands on. Richard Taylor became my go-to guy. I also attended every conference...
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    Re: The store of Valley Bee Supply

    I've made twp trips to Valley Bee Supply from Berryville, VA. The quality of the wooden ware is excellent, service is tops, they have a nice selection of jars and equipment and it save me a good...
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    Re: Pros and cons of screened inner covers

    Since the arrival of small hive beetles, I've gone to migratory covers in summer. One less place for SHBs to infest. I can't prove success, but it seems to help.
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    Re: Wood hive VS polystyrene hive

    Years ago, I remember Richard Taylor writing "Plastic beekeeping equipment is the work of the devil." I have never forgotten it.
  12. Re: Does adding a medium with pulled frames on top of a crowded deep make sense?

    9302 If you don't have honey, sugar works well. Spray the combs with a little water, pour sugar over the cells, and work it into the cells with your bee brush. Spritz again to hold it together. Be...
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    Re: Flower pot type swarm trap

    I've used one for several years. Take it down in the fall and it will last. You do have to do a cut-out, but big deal. When it gets holes in it, duct tape them. When its more duct tape than paper,...
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    Re: Healthy Yet Aggressive Hive

    Aggressiveness is in the eye of the beholder. Aggressive to me, is when they chase me over 100 feet from the hive and keep trying to sting. Aggressiveness is genetic in many cases. A queen mates with...
  15. Re: "There's no evidence that local honey relieves allergy symptoms." from NYTimes

    The pollen that typically causes allergy sufferers problems is windborn pollen such as grass, some trees (pine, oak, etc), and others. Bees gather sticky pollen off flowers and certain trees. It's no...
  16. Thread: Catalpa trees

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    Re: Catalpa trees

    The worms are Catalpa Sphinx Moth catarpillers. In my experience, they will completely defolliate a moderate sized (20 year old) tree in 24 hours. I hate them, and whack them as soon as I see them on...
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    Re: Rheumatoid/Fibromyalgia

    I have had RA for 30 years and have been a beekeeper for over 20. I wish I could tell you it works. I have tried applying stings and keeping records about how my arthritis is doing several times....
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    Frosted Plexiglass Cover and SHB

    The June Bee Culture has a letter from a beekeeper who installed a frosted plexiglass cover on his hive. He claimed the light caused the SHBs to abandon the hive. It sounds interesting. The initial...
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    Re: Who is selling Northern queens?

    Mike's queens (Bjorn Apiaries) are by far the best I've purchased in years. I've bought from him on two occasions. I requeened with them a couple of years ago and I'm totally satisfied.
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    Re: Seeking Article From 1916 Bee Culture

    Joe, I emailed you with information. If it doesn't come through, contact me here.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    My first swarm this year in Berryville, Virginia. I can't remember one this early.
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    Re: Battling City Hall - The RESULTS ARE IN!!

    Well done sir!
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    Re: Question on battling City Hall

    Here is the City Municipal Code with definitions, the appeal process and other information:

    http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-239.html#NRS239Sec010
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    Re: Question on battling City Hall

    Believe it or not, in some states zoning complaints are exempt from FOIA, and can be withheld. I didn't see that in Nevada's statute.
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    Re: Question on battling City Hall

    Prior to even thinking about court, contact your representative on the City Council. Tell them you want to obey the law, but that the city hasn't shown you the law. I've been involved in municipal...
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