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  1. Re: Treatment free for 20 months + feed free

    I feel ya! Not trying to brag...just putting my short experience out there for grilling. I DO NOT profess to know much at all about treatment free. This is more for my learning as much as or more...
  2. Re: Treatment free for 20 months + feed free

    @ Squarepeg: Didn't get a good chance this year. :-)

    @ Todd: Thank you. Yes, I do plan to put in place a more formal program. I was simply throwing my informal results out there for discussion. I...
  3. Re: Treatment free for 20 months + feed free

    I work with lines from Noble Apiaries in Dixon, CA.

    I only check drone brood. It used to be that if I found more than a couple mites, I'd treat with OA dribble, but two seasons ago I decided to...
  4. Look what I found - an ancient American Bee Journal

    Came across this old magazine while sorting through my great-grandmothers old house. Quite a find! Back when average price for a 3-lb package of bees was around $4.50, and mated queens cost $1.60...
  5. Treatment free for 20 months + feed free

    I just realized that I haven't treated any of my bees for mites, or anything else for that matter, for almost 2 full years now. They just haven't needed it. I also have had excellent winter survival...
  6. What is the best and cheapest place to buy honey bottles?

    Title says it. ;-)
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    Re: Hive Not Opened for 10 Years!

    Good deal!
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    Re: 3-D Printer?

    Hmmm. Sounds really interesting.
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    Re: Hive Hemorrhaging Bees

    Meet the farmers around you and ask what and if they spray.
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    Re: Hive Not Opened for 10 Years!

    Wow. Enjoy the experience. Wish I had more of those...er, maybe not. :-)
  11. Re: Update on Prairie Wind Bee Supply

    Lauri;
    Heh...yep, nicely healed now. I've missed y'all too. ;-)
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    Re: Shallows vs Deeps for honey

    I use mostly mediums, because they are just a lot less clumsy.
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    Re: It's a girl!

    Thanks y'all! I haven't been on BS here much recently...hopefully more, but for some crazy reason I get short on time. ;-)
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    It's a girl!

    Join us in welcoming our sweet daughter, Hosanna Ruth Schneider! We are so happy and excited for this gift of sunshine that the Lord has given into our care. Baby and mama are doing well; please keep...
  15. Update on Prairie Wind Bee Supply

    Hello everyone,

    Exciting things are happening at Prairie Wind Bee Supply!

    We have now launched our new and greatly improved website, designed specifically to be an excellent resource for you!...
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    Re: TRUCKS post a picture of your rig!

    Finally got my Chevy converted to a flatbed.
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    Re: Copper Naphthenate Questions

    Thanks, NE Beek. So I could get away with just treating my bottom boards/pallets an not painting?
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    Copper Naphthenate Questions

    So I am considering using cu-nap for hive preservative, but I have quite a few questions. I have a source where I can get a 5-gallon pail (8%) delivered to my door for $210. Questions:

    - As I...
  19. Re: Built my first migratory pallet today.

    Looks good.
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    Re: TRUCKS post a picture of your rig!

    My sweet little "rig". Probably gonna convert to a flatbed soon.
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  21. Re: When will I ever learn? CAUTION! not for the faint of heart. Nailer accident.

    Been there done that.
  22. Re: Linseed Oil as hive dip/preservative?

    Better to paint then... ?
  23. Linseed Oil as hive dip/preservative?

    I am looking at methods of wood preservation alternative to paint. I have looked at copper naphthenate, wax dipping, etc., and now am checking out linseed oil. Is this a good wood treatment? If not,...
  24. Thread: Golf

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    Re: Golf

    These long winter months...
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    Re: Want to work bare handed?

    I work barehanded without any additives... :)
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