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    Re: A bear stole my no spill gas can

    Maybe he was out of gas?


    Poor Valley Bee Farm
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    Re: Fischers honey be gone or bee be gone or somesuch

    It's a great product that works welland smells good,i have used it for years and will continue to use it as long as i beekeep.

    poor valley bee farm
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    Re: Powhatan County in Central Virginia here.

    Wade
    Welcome to beekeeping from southwest virginia and if ican help you in any way please call on me.


    Poor Valley Bee Farm
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    Re: branding wooden ware

    Looks good,and didn't cost an arm and a leg.


    Poor Valley Bee Farm
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    Re: ejecting workers with deformed wing virus

    I would guess if you check you will find you have a heavy mite load.


    poor valley bee farm
  6. Thread: Kroger Bees

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    Re: Kroger Bees

    great job on the bees that nuc box looks familiar.


    poor valley bee farm
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    Re: Extraction equipment question

    a 600 micron filter is adequate and works great.

    poor valley bee farm
  8. Re: 4 lb package of honeybees arrives and 90% dead!

    All i can tell you is the packages were new and well constructed and UPS told me they no longer shipped bees and if you need a phone number i will be glad to provide it for you.

    John Poor valley...
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    Re: An ordinary frame of brood...

    I would say she was a keeper!


    John poor valley bee farm
  10. Re: 4 lb package of honeybees arrives and 90% dead!

    As one who ships bees i can tell you only what the USPS tells us.We insure every package we ship to protect us and the customer.The shipment should have been refused if 90% of the bees were dead.The...
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    Re: $229.00 for a package of bees

    What was it that P. T. Barnum said?



    John, poor valley bee farm
  12. Re: SAF Nutura Extractor Manual or Wiring Diagram HELP!!!

    Contact Brushy Mountain they are a SAF dealer.


    John poor valley bee farm
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    Re: How long does 1:1 sugar water last

    If you add Honey-B-Healthy to it it will last a very long time and the bees will love it.

    John, poor valley bee farm
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    Re: Spotting when there is a flow ...

    Look for increased activity at the hive ,more bees coming and going,you will see a great deal of activity.also look for new white wax on the comb and some on the frames,this is a good indication of a...
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    Re: Warning fron an Arkansas Beekeeper

    We use cider vinegar and cooking oil in our beetle traps would that be illegal in your area?

    John poor valley bee farm
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    Re: Extractor help please!

    Use camcote to seal it up once you clean it .You can find it at most bee supply places.


    John poor valley bee farm
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    Re: Small Cell Claims Debunked

    If you are of the opinion that bees should be able to deal with mites on their own then let them determine cell size.

    John poor valley bee farm
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    Re: Checkerboarding the brood nest

    I checkerboard my hives every spring as soon as temperature become warmer and stabilize.It is a great way to rotate out old brood comb.
  19. Re: What are the limits to growth? Expanding apiary.

    These gentlemen have given you some good advice go slow and steady this is a lot of work you are about to take on.Know how far you have to fall before you step off the cliff.
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    Re: Please help me identify frame brand

    I sent you a pm i hope this will help.
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    Re: Please help me identify frame brand

    Could you post some pictures?
  22. Re: Do you wear gloves during a frame-by-frame inspection?

    Surgical gloves works well,they are puncture resistent and you can still handle queens well with them.
  23. Re: Is there a rule when to start feeding syrup?

    Feed your bees if it warm enough this give them a jump start after a long winter and relives some stress on their part add H-B-H to you syrup to get them healthly for the coming honey flow.
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    Re: Tobacco smoke for monitoring mites.

    I have used tobacco leaves for years in a smoker to calm them,if you don't over smoke them it works quite well and does not harm them.

    www.poorvalleybeefarm.com
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    Re: Maple flow in SE right now?

    Red maples producing here,hope spring is early,supposed to be in ths mid 60's today and snow tomorrow after all it is march.

    www.poorvalleybeefarm.com
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