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    Re: Grape Farm Offered me A proposal

    I have a vineyard and orchard

    Have not seen my bees working grape pollen ever
    But on the positive side your swarms are a easy pick in the vineyard no ladders required
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    Re: Inhaling Beehive Air - Apitherapy

    Hey folks maybe it's a new test AFB
  3. Thread: Frame marking

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    Re: Frame marking

    I like to mark comb frames especially when mixed in the supers
    Had a few blow outs in the extractor not any more

    JT
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    Re: Smoke vs. Vinegar

    My use of vinegar
    I use a windex bottle mix a touch of vinegar with water then mist my hot spots wrists and socks
    And bees keep away
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    Re: harvesting honey late

    Re: lost queen
    Yes I also had that problem I now mark all my supers with a sharpie if it happens again I know where she belongs
  6. Thread: Pool of trouble?

    by Penzi
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    Re: Pool of trouble?

    How much salt would one use say for a 5 gal. bucket ? Would sea salt be better
    My neighbor is also doing a salt pool
  7. Thread: Misplaced queen

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    Re: Misplaced queen

    Well from now on each super gets marked as supers are placed ex. hive 1 first super A next one B .
    That way I can keep track which hive and how many supers it produced per year
  8. Thread: Misplaced queen

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    Re: Misplaced queen

    I never did look for the Qeen when taking supers off
    Excluder on and honey robber and she still stayed who would guess

    Hope she is back home and yes it was one of my own queens
  9. Thread: Misplaced queen

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    Misplaced queen

    I pulled honey supers a few days ago and they sat in the barn stacked .
    During the uncapping found a few frames of brood with the queen .
    Well she got away but I don't know which hive she...
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    Re: What would you do?

    If your claiming on income tax as a business . You must have a good writeoff
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    Re: What would you do?

    If you have $16000 in 25 hives and only made 500.
    I would give up on the bees
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    Re: Getting the Bees off of you

    I love my Ultra breeze
    My only weak spot is the wrist area with my short gloves .
    I mist them with a solution of vinegar/water it works for me .
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    Re: ECO Wood Treatment?

    I'm using it so far so good

    Real easy and fast to do a bunch of boxes

    I like it on my honey supers but on my brood deeps I seem to use paint later on makes me fell better for the...
  14. Thread: Pool Water

    by Penzi
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    Pool Water

    My neighbor about 300-400 feet away is installing a new Salt water pool .

    I know bees like pool water but I'm not sure about the salt

    Will they go there ? I'm hoping they will not ...
  15. Thread: Marking Queen

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    Re: Marking Queen

    Yes your right I did not work bare handed Will have to try

    I made a muff a 5 gal. paint strainer and put a 1/8 wire mesh inside to make a dome

    Worked perfect for a guy with big hands
  16. Thread: Marking Queen

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    Marking Queen

    How do you safely transfer a queen in a catcher to the marking tube and then back to the catcher ?
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    Re: White ring in honey jar

    Here is what I do. After heating and straining the honey let it sit a few days then get some saran wrap lay it on your honey and take it off with all the foam attached works like a charm for...
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    Re: Delegate by Dow - Fairly New pesticide .

    Hi Re: Delegate (spinetoram ) according to my Ontario fruit production recommendations .
    It states that's it a group 1 pesticide Highly toxic to bees
    Severe losses may be expected if...
  19. Re: How many colonies can i put on a lavender crop and still get maximum honey yield?

    I also will have a lavender field close by 1 mile

    What type of honey would one get light or dark does it get any special taste if your luckey for a flow
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    Re: Black knot fungus on plumb trees

    First you must cut out the knots in spring b4 bud break at least 4 inches below existing knots

    Spray fungicide try Captain or Bravo

    Spray timing is bud break to petalfall

    This is...
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    Hello from ontario Canda

    Hi guys
    Been looking for a while but finally joined up today
    Learned plenty from this site
    Have 20 hives in canada but spend winter months in Florida but i can't bring my girls here for the...
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    Re: Queen catcher clips

    Dan

    New member here Can you put me down for 10

    Penzi
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