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  1. Re: Honey Hive Farms has packages for sale for 2014, free delivery in 16 states

    How does route #3 run through Arkansas?
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    Re: Trap or cutout plan - oak tree

    I do a fair amount of wood carving and I am faced with getting logs out of woods all the time. I would find a couple of old wheels and tires and mount them to the log after you get it down. I like to...
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    Re: New guy in N.W. Arkansas

    Me too, just past Cow Face Rd.
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    Re: New guy in N.W. Arkansas

    Welcome.

    I actually have a Lowell address. I live in the Hickory Creek area.
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    Re: Is it worth selling Propolis

    I have seen it selling on ebay. It seems to fetch a preet good price. Check the history of sales and decide if it is worth it
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    Re: Advice for marketing queens

    I think the evaluation process is a great idea, however there are several breeders that raise outstanding queens with good genetics and so on. I think you should work on your process and shipping to...
  7. Re: Sol's Nuc Project (Parker Plan, Second Year and Beyond)

    Let me know when you have nucs for sale. I'm just down the road and I'm looking to expand ;). I'm looking forward to following your progress.
  8. Re: Are lynn trees the same species as lin, linden, basswood?

    In my neck of the woods they are known as lynnwood trees.
  9. Thread: registration?

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    Re: registration?

    According to this link. Minnisota repealed the apiary laws in 2006 and no longer require hives to be registered.
    http://www.mda.state.mn.us/licensing/licensetypes/apiaryprogram.aspx
  10. Re: Bees in vent hood / duct at McDonald's - anyone ever do something similar?

    Can you see the comb from the roof? If it is round duct exhaust pipe, it is pretty easy to remove. I you can see the comb I would try rigging up a piece of pipe attached to a small bucket and try to...
  11. Re: Bees in vent hood / duct at McDonald's - anyone ever do something similar?

    I have worked on many vent hoods, but I have never removed bess. The poor bess are probably overweight and have clogged arteries.
  12. Re: Beekeeping Business Planning - Can you make money in this business?

    I hear it's that green stuff that bees eat.
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    Re: Advice on buying a hive this late

    If you can get them for a good price, I would do it. Keep in mind you will probaly have to feed all winter and it will be hard to judge the health of the hive. I am always willing to buy bees. If the...
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    Re: Ideas for limiting manual labor for beeks.

    I know foundation has a shallow impression. How about pressing the comb with a piece of plastic between the halves of the comb. This would allow spring pins to push the comb off the die. If the comb...
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    Re: Ideas for limiting manual labor for beeks.

    I do not know much about working wax. When I worked in a local forge shop, wax was used to create prototype dies. The temp at which it would be worked would be critical. If the wax blanks were warmed...
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    Re: Ideas for limiting manual labor for beeks.

    Has anyone ever tried making dies and pressing out comb? I know wax is used on dies to keep them from sticking.
    It seems like it would also be possible to make silicon or rubber molds and pour or...
  17. Re: When to plant Crimson clover in the midwest ???

    I don't much about the winters up there. I would try to get in the ground in September. My family owns a seed business and I checked the grow map and it says the stuff grows in 2/3rds of Canada. I...
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    Re: plastic top cover etc

    I have never used the plastic, but my cousin did. He had alot of problems with condensation building up in his hives. He drilled a few holes and covered them with hardware clothe, problem solved. He...
  19. Re: Anyone make an observation hive out of Metal?

    I have never seen a metal observation hive. I think it would be a interesting project. I've seen feral bee colonies in old truck fuel tanks, so I do not believe the bees would have a problem with it....
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    Re: Ideas for limiting manual labor for beeks.

    I have a small C02 bottle,similar to those used on paint ball guns. They sell them at Lowes and they can power a nail gun for a couple of days. I have mine regulated down to 25 psi for blowing out...
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    Re: Can you tell the age of a worker bee?

    I don't believe you can tell the age by appearance.

    You may be able to make a estimation according to the duties they perform.
    1-2 days they clean cells and keep brood warm
    3-5 days they feed...
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    Re: Neat Ideas for Your Honey House

    I'm going to start on a new home next spring. I plan on building a honey house as well. I plan on plumbing it and installing cable so I can watch TV. It may double as man cave.
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    Re: Ideas for limiting manual labor for beeks.

    Jim Lyons,

    I don't have any plans on automating the honey industry or re-inventing the hive. I have done hard and dirty work my whole life, I'm too big and dumb to do anything else. By my own...
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    Re: need help identifing some plants

    The one with the berries that the birds love looks like Pokeweed to me.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pokeweed
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    Re: Ideas for limiting manual labor for beeks.

    I think keeping bees out of the trailer would be one of the easier things to do.

    If I was building a moble honey house,I would start with a large enclosed trailer. I would cut holes for a roller...
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