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    Re: Could use some input on first time extractor ?

    I processed wooden with plastic mediums/deep frames and a couple of Pierco deeps. The extractor worked well. I had 1 blowout which was my fault as I spun to fast. It takes a little rhythm to get...
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    Re: 1st yr vipers bugloss

    Estell:
    I have Cat mint and one other type of mint unknown , bumbles and other pollinators love it ; honeybees here still on white dutch clover and somethin else
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    Re: Could use some input on first time extractor ?

    I went with the Vivo 2 frame, for the simple fact it was shipped fromm Ill, and I am in Indiana so the return shipping was only 16$ if the unit was damaged. I purchased via ebay unit came in 2 days,...
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    Re: Could use some input on first time extractor ?

    Yes, after doing some research and emails looks like all the under 200$ radial 2 frame extractors are chinese made, offer no warranty and buyer must pay the return shipping . All products on amazon...
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    Re: Could use some input on first time extractor ?

    Thanks for the replies. I have 3 hives

    regards
    Brad
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    Could use some input on first time extractor ?

    I have always done crush and strain method; this yr wifey is going to chip in for a 2 frame extractor.

    Are legs really necessary, cant I build a stand ?

    I was going to strap 2 extra large...
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    Re: Input on Bee keeping pants ?

    Thanks for all the replies
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    Re: Input on Bee keeping pants ?

    Thanks for the replies. So, I am guessing no one has taken multiple stings thru denim when working a hot hive ?
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    Input on Bee keeping pants ?

    Anyone good/bad experiences with certain brand of beekeeping pants as far as sting resistance , fit, durability ?

    Thanks
    Brad
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    Re: Sumac - Staghorn sumac and others

    So has anyone tried to grow Staghorn sumac from seed ? I have read it can be very difficult to start and needs nicked with sandpaper or immersed in mild sulfuric acid solution or hot water ? I...
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    Re: BeePro patties or pudding?

    I just mixed some beepro patties up and u have to experiment with the ratios . I just mix with hot tap water and cane sugar and the bees do well on them . I gave up trying to get it to stay suspended...
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    Re: Walt Wright temporarily out of commission

    Yes, best wishes to Walt, and a speedy recovery
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    Re: buckwheat in Texas

    Chicken Chaser :
    Yes, I planted the common variety ,and yes I crushed combed some of it. Very unique, dark brown, not at the molasses stage though, and a different taste
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    Re: Milkweed - is it true ?

    I grew swamp milk weed for the first time in 2015. Got about 2 dozen plants from the seeds I started. I was amazed at the butterflies it would draw in . I never saw any of my honeybees stuck in it .
  15. Re: Any ideas for bee friendly hedge plantings in the midwest ?

    Planted some pussy willow this spring, 2 ft transplants; they doubled in size with only minimal care on heavy grey clay .
  16. Re: Any tips or tricks for wearing cheater glasses under your veil ?

    Thanks for all the responses
  17. Any tips or tricks for wearing cheater glasses under your veil ?

    This year saw me needing to wear .5x magnifying glasses under my veil to see eggs and small larvae. This has caused me to bumble with frame handling and manipulation, and I have not found a good way...
  18. Thread: Bee Pro Patties

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    Re: Bee Pro Patties

    I place a hamburger size patty on the top frames, then cover with 2 sheets of black and white newspaper and 5lb of sugar ontop. My bees wont touch the patties if natural pollen is coming in . For me...
  19. Re: Fall forage - anything besides goldenrod and asters?

    Nothing here en mass as I can tell, bees just bringing in grain dust; both hives are taking 2:1 with mega bee mixed in.
  20. Re: Before/After Pics Virgin then Mated, Laying Queen

    Thanks for posting these pics- quite informative
  21. Re: When to plant Crimson clover in the midwest ???

    I found this clover to be to " tender " and the small patch I planted out in the open did not flower; the patch on the east side of the barn did fine. Its bloom length and fragility isnt worth to me;...
  22. Re: Anyone compared feeding pollen patties to feeding pollen sub mixed in syrup

    I contacted a Megabee rep for what you stated rookie2531 and the syrup has to be 2:1 and I used a blender for 3 min for and it did stay completely suspended. Not a big deal for a small time...
  23. Anyone compared feeding pollen patties to feeding pollen sub mixed in syrup

    I am wondering if anyone has done side by side tests on this ? I have 2 large patties left over from spring and wonder if I should just use them or mix some dry feed up in some 2 :1

    regards
    Brad
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    Re: Bumper crop Goldenrod

    Yea me too. I am 30 miles NW of you and I can smell my one hive from 3 feet away; smells like a sugary sweat sock
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    Re: alfalfa, do tell

    Good luck Aunt betty I am in the same area as you , pickins are slim , like the honey crops
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