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    Re: Cost of shipping queens

    The USPS also dropped the ball on my queen shipment. It was clearly written on the package to hold at the local post office and CALL me for pickup, however, they delivered them to my mailbox where...
  2. Re: Maxant Extractor reel/basket runout comparison

    For the price that these things go for I would expect better tolerances also. If everyone just says "oh well, thats just how they are made nowadays." and does not say anything to the manufacturer,...
  3. Re: My removal videos in all their true hi-def glory

    Played beautiful for me, was up and running in less than a minute, quicker than any video in a long while. Nice bunch of bees.
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    Re: Urgent...advice required ASAP

    I'm glad to hear that covering the roof worked well. I love it when a plan comes together.
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    Re: Urgent...advice required ASAP

    Cover the ceiling with something to make the ceiling darker than the opening you wish the bees to exit from. They will fly towards the light. Or if you have a bee vacuum you could use that but they...
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    Re: Keeping long hives waterproof ...

    My long Langstroth hives have the lids you describe covered with a single large hinged roof. This allows easy access to the inner covers yet keeps everything nice and dry, it also allows for summer...
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    Re: Hive turned mean

    I had one hive out of three turn very nasty last summer and I just couldn't figure out why. It still had the original marked queen. Turns out that particular hive was being harrassed by skunks...
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    Re: Do bees know their beekeeper?

    When I open my hives my bees speak in tongues:eek:.
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    Re: Tired of losing all the honey to robbers

    In the spring when they are bringing in lots of nectar and drying it, the air smells of honey. However, once the dearth starts and they cap the now dried honey, the air around the hives no longer...
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    Re: is this some kind of scam?

    I received this exact same message, word for word and I live in NC. What a scam!
  11. Thread: need advice

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    Re: need advice

    We are definately in a dearth here in central NC, and many of my queens have greatly reduced their egg laying. If you are worried that you may be queenless and have access to a strong hive give then...
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    Re: Dead larva? What happened? Pics attached

    I had the same thing a few weeks ago. Check your bottom board, they were living in the debris that had accumulated on the bottom over the winter, luckily that was the only place I found them.
  13. Thread: What to plant?

    by Waggle
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    Re: What to plant?

    The American Niger Seed Co. no longer is in business. I have tried using niger seed sold as bird feed but the germination rate is very low. Does anyone have another source for viable niger seed? I am...
  14. Thread: What to plant?

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    Re: What to plant?

    heaflaw, where did you get viable Niger seed from? I would also like to plant some this year.
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    Re: A break for us in dealing with SHB?

    The beetles will climb the bridge comb that the bees build.
  16. Thread: Hard Sugar

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    Re: Hard Sugar

    Forget where he's getting the sugar from, I want to know where his "ho room" is:eek::eek::no::D.
  17. Thread: Post-mortem

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    Re: Post-mortem

    Put me first in line for your book :D.
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    Re: What is the easiest way to # Queens

    Lauri, what method did you use to apply the numbered discs, and what type of glue did you use?
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    Re: Why not use Oxalic Acid?

    :v:Wow snl, you just don't know when to stop. I am starting to believe you would beat a dead horse:digging:.
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    Re: Pollen loads this time of year?

    I dun'no, looks just like the henbit pollen my girls have been bringing in on warm days all winter, that along with yellow pollen from the camelia bushes down the road.
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    Re: Pollen loads this time of year?

    Henbit:).
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    Re: Disclaimer for nuc sales.

    When I see a waiver like that it makes me think that I need an attorney to proof read it for me or I may be signing over my first born with out knowing it. No thanks, I'll buy my nucs elsewhere.
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    Re: Bee Preferred Entrance Height

    So what does all of this convection stuff have to do with Bee Preferred Entrance Height???
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    Re: Bee Preferred Entrance Height

    The bees will fan the air through the hole to maintain conditions favorable to their liking. The air is never stagnant in a beehive.
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    Re: What type of panting for NC

    Heaflaw, where did you get the seed for your niger? I have been looking for some without much luck.
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