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    Re: Adding 11-frames supers

    I may not be the best to answer this since I have never gone to 11 frames, but I believe MB is talking about 11 frames in the brood nest, not the honey supers. I have used 9 frames in the honey...
  2. Re: spacer between honey super and brood box?

    others with more experience can answer better than me, but I think the bees will draw a lot of burr comb with that much space between supers.

    --- marty ---
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    Re: BEE inspector.

    I registered my hives and I'm glad I did.
    I had the inspector come out last year and wish there was enough money to get them out every year.
    He made helpful suggestions and took samples of a hive...
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    Re: 21st century beekeeping snake oil

    Thanks,
    Guess I'm just not doing this right. I'll have to let go of his head to squeeze that rattlin thingy...
    Maybe I should just contact one of them snake oil salesman and buy some oil already...
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    Re: 21st century beekeeping snake oil

    beemandan,
    I feel I owe you an apology for hijacking your post for a little cheap humor.
    I hope I didn't offend.

    AND I hope nobody takes the idea of squeezing venomous snakes seriously...this...
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    Re: 21st century beekeeping snake oil

    Every time I try to squeeze this thing it starts to rattle...should I cut that rattling thing off first?
    :lpf:
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    Re: 21st century beekeeping snake oil

    guess I asked for it...:D
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    Re: 21st century beekeeping snake oil

    So with this new "snake oil" treatment...does it matter what kind of snakes I use?
    Do I put it in the feeder or just brush it on the bee?
    Is it any better than powdered sugar? :) (sorry, I...
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    Re: Bee hive in the ground

    vcd1363, do you have pictures of the bees?
    Everytime i've been called out to look at a swarm in the ground that was definitely honey bees, they have turned out to be yellow jackets. I'm not saying...
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    Re: Feed them peaches?

    I had a hive in a peach orchard 2 years ago and the orchard got attacked by asian beetles. The peaches were dripping on the trees. That year the honey had a tremendous peach flavor. So, like Solomon...
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    Re: Smokers in cars?

    I usually grab a handful of grass, twist it to make a plug, and stuff it in the open hole of the smoker. It doesn't smoke up the car, but I do put it in the trunk while I am driving. At the next stop...
  12. Re: Will bees draw comb to the cell size of starter strips?

    Thanks, Dennis.
    I really appreciate your input.
    --- marty ---
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    Re: Best fuel

    Wood shavings used for rabbits or hamsters. You can get a big bag cheap in the department store pet department. I use the pine bedding rather than the cedar. It seems to work better for me.
    I found...
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    Re: Disappearing swarm

    An old beekeeper that I help with hives has always told me, "Bees do what they want, where they want, when they want and they don't ask me a thing about it."

    Giving a swarm a frame of brood may...
  15. Re: Will bees draw comb to the cell size of starter strips?

    Hey, thanks to all for the responses.
    I was actually just figuring that I didn't make my first post clear. No big deal. I really do appreciate all the responses.

    --- marty ---
  16. Re: Will bees draw comb to the cell size of starter strips?

    Thanks for the replies, but I'm trying to find out if I use a starter strip made from old foundation will they use THAT cell size or draw THEIR OWN cell size. I have already done it this way, but...
  17. Will bees draw comb to the cell size of starter strips?

    I've been cutting some wax foundation that I had in a box and using it for starter strips so that the bees could draw their own comb. It just dawned on me that they might just follow the cell size of...
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    Re: another small cell question

    For those of you using the wax, do you use deeps or mediums for the brood? Do you have any issues with wax on the deeps? Do you use wire or pins or both with the wax to keep it from sagging?
    ...
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    Re: another small cell question

    JRG13, Do you have experience with the wax small cell foundation Mann Lake sells? Is it as well accepted as the pf100 and 120 seems to be?

    thanks,
    --- marty ---
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    another small cell question

    I'm thinking of regressing. I'm thinking spring would be the best time, but am wanting to get ready. After doing some reading of the forums, it looks to me like the pf100 and pf120 frames have the...
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    Re: Suggestions for ohio package suppliers

    You might try Queenright Colonies in Spencer, Ohio.
    I'm happy with the packages I got from them.
    --- marty ---
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    Re: Color options on read and unread folders

    Thanks,
    In your time is fine. I just thought maybe it was something I had to change in my options somewhere.
    Hope your surgery goes well.
    --- marty ---
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    Re: Color options on read and unread folders

    actually both, but especially A.

    I used to be able to see quickly which folders had new and unread posts in them. Now it is very hard to distinguish the difference in the colors.

    Once I go to a...
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    Color options on read and unread folders

    I used to be able to see what folders had new posts easily as they were yellow. Now the difference in color between the read and unread is so slight, that my eyes can hardly pick it out.

    Can I...
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    Re: How would you respond to this?

    I would say something like:
    Scott, thank you for your interest. It is a common misconception that beekeepers are only interested in taking honey from the bees. Most, however, share your love for...
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