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    Re: Touched bear fence

    mtn-bees I run the hot wire direct to one panel and then there clamped to each other in the corners , and the ground to two copper rods .

    beedeetee its not possible to alternate wires on a cattle...
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    Re: Touched bear fence

    No tracks yet , local guy just got fined 1500.00 for shooting one supposedly for self defense , game commission didn't buy it . We have alot of bears , there in my yard right at the house etc. I...
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    Re: Touched bear fence

    The fencer is working fine , there just isn't a good ground because of the snow I do agree my shoes offer me some protection also . The only thing I can think of to help the situation until the snow...
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    Re: Touched bear fence

    I'm using 5' x 16' cattle panels so it would hard to get any more grounds other than something placed in front of the panels but for now they would sink in the snow . There calling for mixed snow...
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    Touched bear fence

    Went up to put fresh bacon on the bear fence and forgot to turn the fencer off , when I realized the fence was on and I had touched it with out getting a shock I thought I better get my tester and...
  6. Re: Come on New England! You're almost there!

    No inner cover needed , small hole 7/16 in the front of the feeding shim for top entrance and ventilation , then quilt box with 1 '' side holes to help dry the wood chips , then insulated telescoping...
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    Skunk Cabbage is up

    Was out cutting firewood and noticed some skunk cabbage coming up , about 3'' hi now . Does anyone know offhand what color the pollen will be
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    Re: Funniest bee question ever asked

    My wife sells most of are honey at work , the question she gets all the time is - So when are you going to make more honey !!!!!!
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    Re: Feeding without stimulating?

    Good to know , thanks
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    Re: Feeding without stimulating?

    Asked that exact question today from a very experienced beek as I have been holding off feeding pollen patties for the same reason , his response was to go ahead and feed patties but its the syrup...
  11. Thread: smoker fuel

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    Re: smoker fuel

    Pine needles 100% what could be easier and cheaper and work so good !!! I find they need to be real dry to work best .
  12. Re: Pay your state bee fees! I was a fugitive from justice

    Were at 10.00 here in PA , I can just imagine how they would hunt us down , were talking big money here !!!!!!!!!!!

    That makes my day , thanks for the report , this is serious stuff were dealing...
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    Re: Spring feeding Dilemma

    Would a jar of 1 to 1 syrup help them get through to the first bloom any better than the sugar bricks or are they pretty much the same .
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    Re: Spring feeding Dilemma

    But what if your not looking to expand all that much , I have four overwintered so far and only have room for two more in my bear fence , I'd like to have a good honey harvest and only split two...
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    Re: Spring feeding Dilemma

    Things were warming up and snow disappearing but today is cold and nasty with a hard wind . Bee's seem good but don't know for sure , to cold to pull frames , I'm holding off on feeding pollen...
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    Re: Hive Tracks... Who is using this

    There site said they were going out business when I was thinking about it but you could still get it for awhile at very reduced prices .This was quite a few months ago . I don't like the program at...
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    Re: Google Earth Honeybee Foraging Radius Map

    Hive tracks drives me crazy ,its to detailed isn't there a easier program available .
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    Spring feeding Dilemma

    It seems like there are many aspects of spring feeding depending on what your going to be doing with your hives and I'm definitely in learning mode on this, If your planning on splits and making nucs...
  19. Re: Bacillus thuringiensis (Certan, Xentari) Safety

    Why don't the charts show the xentari strain .
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    The problem seems to be finding it , Amazon is out of it most of time whenI look for it .

    Looks like this one is avail. ...
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    Re: Spring feeding - for how long?

    How do I feed bee's in the spring to build them up for honey production and not get a bunch of hives ready to swarm , I can see where feeding would be ok if your intent was splitting and nuc's which...
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    Re: Spring feeding - for how long?

    It seems like there are many aspects of spring feeding depending on what your going to be doing with your hives and I'm definitely in learning mode on this, If your planning on splits and making nucs...
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    Re: Black sticky board screen

    Hi Philip , the black screen I'm talking about is the part that goes over the sticky board , they all seem to be black in color , trying to find out if its avail. in a roll so I can cut the size I...
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    Black sticky board screen

    Has anyone heard of the black sticky board screen available in rolls so I can cut my own size . Its kind of a rubbery material, it must have other use's and would be available at the big box stores...
  25. Re: On splits - Take the old queen or leave her in the original hive?

    But much quicker than letting them raise there own queen from eggs and the parent hive should still produce a crop of honey .I still get the feeling that the swarm urge hasn't been diminished much...
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