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    question about pollination

    I was telling some friends about how farmers pay to have bees moved across the country to pollinate their almonds, berries, melons, etc. They asked, "why don't the almond farmers raise their own...
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    Re: Need an extractor conversion kit

    Interesting. I might give that a try. You said "remove handle / pulley attach drill to shaft" What do you mean "pulley attach" Is drive belt required? How do you lock drill in place so it...
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    Need an extractor conversion kit

    for my 9-frame radial. Both Rossman and Brushy Mountain are back ordered with a long wait. Anybody know of a vendor that has one on hand?
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    Need an extractor conversion kit

    for my 9-frame radial. Both Rossman and Brushy Mountain have it back ordered, but no delivery expected for a long time. anybody know of a vendor that has one on hand?
  5. Thread: salvia/sage

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    salvia/sage

    We have at least three colors of salvia in our garden: purple, pink, and red. Bees love them, but I'm curious as to why they all go to the base of the flower to forage, outside of the petals. Are...
  6. Thread: Bees in glass

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    Re: Bees in glass

    Yes, it is an observation hive. But I've never seen one where the comb is built right on a pane of glass.
  7. Thread: Bees in glass

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    Bees in glass

    A friend of mine in Italy sent me this photo, taken a local market. She said a man selling honey was using it as a display. It appears the bees have used panes of glass to build comb on. I've...
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    Re: What to do with frames?

    I do have SHBs, but usually pretty well controlled in my other 3 hives. I did see a couple of little white worms crawling out of some cells in the dead hive
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    What to do with frames?

    Lost one of my colonies the other day. Left with junky stuff on brood frames. (comb is on plastic foundation.) What should I do with it now?6019
  10. Thread: Blank labels?

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    Re: Blank labels?

    Thanks Libhart. I had actually thought about doing what you described, but couldn't find a label that would work. Can you tell me which label from onlinelables you used for your bee club? Thanks!
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    Re: Blank labels?

    Thanks to everybody for the guidance. I really stepped into an area I knew nothing about: 4-color, bleed, etc. But it all had a happy ending. We took the project down to a local print/copy shop...
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    Re: Bees following me back to the house

    I just toss mine in the washing machine by itself, veil included. (Dadant inspection jacket) Nothing special. have done it many times without a problem. Feels good to have a clean suit; gets...
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    Re: Swiss beehouse

    Actually, it was Tennessee Williams who wrote that in "A Streetcar Named Desire."
  14. Thread: Blank labels?

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    Re: Blank labels?

    I have no problem with a roll of a couple hundred, but where to find someone to print at that size of label? Bee companies, like Betterbee, only provide illustrated lables which you can customize,...
  15. Thread: Blank labels?

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    Blank labels?

    I had a graphic artist design a .pdf honey label for me, using the 3 x 1.75 medium oval format that virtually all bee suppliers provide. Would like to print my own using a laser printer, but can't...
  16. Poll: Re: What are your opinions on Apiguard and Hopguard?

    Oh my. First time I've heard of bringing a hive into the house.
  17. Thread: Moving bees

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    Moving bees

    I have a couple of hives that I want to move to a new location on my property. About 500 feet from existing location and on the other side of a couple of tree lines. I've heard how bees get...
  18. Thread: SBH problem

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    SBH problem

    Have lots of beetles in comb, no screened bottom board in top bar hive, which is in full sun. What to do?
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    ok to return frames after extracting?

    I'll be doing my first harvest soon. After pulling the a capped frame from the super, I was going to replace it with a new frame with new foundation. After extraction, I was going to set those...
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    Re: Bees Building Comb in Wrong Direction

    Thanks Michael. Please explain "make some frames." My TBH has no frames. Should I be building triangular wood frames to hang down from the top bars?
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    Re: Bees Building Comb in Wrong Direction

    I built a TBH per the Barefoot Beekeeper plan. Made bars 1 3/8" wide with groove down middle. Melted beeswax into the groves. About the time I finished it, a couple of weeks ago, one of my...
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