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    Take it off the tree. get it out in the open,...

    Take it off the tree. get it out in the open, were it gets lots of sun. mine is on top of a 4 inch steel pole 18 ft off the ground out in the open and i have three bats moved in in the last month ....
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    I keep all of my hives on rooftops . have been...

    I keep all of my hives on rooftops . have been raided by bears and have had total losses.
    Roofes can get warm, can be an advantage in early spring.Defenatly need shading in mid summer.
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    king: I have yet had a swarm move into my...

    king:
    I have yet had a swarm move into my bait boxes that are made from hive bodys with small cell foundation in them. But they do insist moving into the studwork of an old building i have...
  4. Mark ; I sell a few 5 gal buckets a year at...

    Mark ; I sell a few 5 gal buckets a year at 120.00 per bucket and have waiting customers. but I use no chems or pestisides.........and I loose bees to mites.
    scott
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    Thanks Jim; I was under the...

    Thanks Jim;
    I was under the assumption that if you heated a little above 100 deg. that it would help keep it from crystallizing because you have liqufied any unseen crystals that have...
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    HOW LONG CAN I HOLD MY HONEY AT WHAT TEMP. BEFORE...

    HOW LONG CAN I HOLD MY HONEY AT WHAT TEMP. BEFORE I CAN TASTE A BIG DIFFERENCE? MY GOAL IS TO PROLONG SHELF LIFE WITHOUT DEGRADING MY HONEY.

    THANKS......... SCOTT
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    Great setup kurt! I have a simmular set up,...

    Great setup kurt!
    I have a simmular set up, Mine runs about 450 rpm {basket shaft speed}.How many rpm is yours?
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    Done

    Done
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    My 6 yearold daughter loves it on her bacon in...

    My 6 yearold daughter loves it on her bacon in the morning!
  10. Thread: bears

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    I Keep all my hives on roofs now since I lost...

    I Keep all my hives on roofs now since I lost half of them to bears this spring
    scott
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    Hi sarah I'v ben fogging for a couple years...

    Hi sarah
    I'v ben fogging for a couple years now . I did the same thing when I started. Now I give them a little warning by giving them a blast from about 3 feet to drive them inside ,then move...
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    Hope you don't have black bears there,they are...

    Hope you don't have black bears there,they are the biggest threat!
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    I'm with you chemist, I'll take a wasp sting over...

    I'm with you chemist, I'll take a wasp sting over a honey bee sting anyday! Guess differn't strokes for different folks !
    scott
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    ricko' I started out 2 years ogo with a...

    ricko'
    I started out 2 years ogo with a full bee suit zip on veil an a thick pair of leather elbow length gloves.Since then I have opted not to wear the suit or the gloves but kept the vail ....
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    Thanks Dr.! Scott

    Thanks Dr.!
    Scott
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    Could anyone tell me the proper amounts of thymol...

    Could anyone tell me the proper amounts of thymol and fgmo for the fogging mixture?
    Thanks...............scott
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    Thanks scott I think I'm getting a handle on...

    Thanks scott
    I think I'm getting a handle on this now!
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    Thanks Michael, I am going to try the starter...

    Thanks Michael, I am going to try the starter strips. Any trick I can use to get them to move up when supering?Usually Iput in one drawn frame to intice them up.
    scott
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    WOW! What a web site dennis! Very interesting...

    WOW! What a web site dennis! Very interesting findings.That explains alot to me why the bees are doing what they are doing
    I Have been considering letting the bees draw what they want in...
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    sorry I havent got back sooner,computer...

    sorry I havent got back sooner,computer trouble.<Did you put in 4.9 foundation> Yes I did use 4.9 foundation. <What size are the worker brood cells they are buidling?>

    No I have...
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    Installed 2 packages last week , drawing comb but...

    Installed 2 packages last week , drawing comb but im getting patches of drone size comb cells right in the middle of every frame . looks to me they are want to ajust to get back on track with the...
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    It all started about two weeks ago when a black...

    It all started about two weeks ago when a black bear knocked off one hive on top of a old tractor trailer.{ thought it was safe 10 feet in the air}.Two days later the bear came back to another yard...
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    Way to go Michael! I have also had results...

    Way to go Michael!
    I have also had results with fgmo. Let me know when you will start shipping. I guess I will have to get in line.
    scott
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    Paint the outside , not the inside scott

    Paint the outside , not the inside
    scott
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    21 mites in a 48 hr span right after an oxlatic...

    21 mites in a 48 hr span right after an oxlatic treatment.double brood box with alot of bees/ russian
    scott
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