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  1. Re: Sizes: Commercial Lumber vs Traditional Lumber

    How could I miss an opportunity to provide links to support Barry's comment? :D

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?304642-Bees-Only-Heat-the-Cluster-Not-the-Hive
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    Re: Putting sugar water feeder in hive

    The bees will have difficulty taking syrup that is much below about 50 degrees F. Cold syrup cools their bodies and muscles to the point that they can't move. If the temps are such that the jar...
  3. Re: Bees Foraging Cat Litter. That is all...

    My East TN bees are definitely working deadnettle, which some people also call henbit (they are related). I think that redbud is about to bloom, but I haven't yet seen any buds actually open. There...
  4. Re: Bees Foraging Cat Litter. That is all...

    Bees drink from muddy pasture/pens where horse/cattle urine is present. They seem to prefer water that has an odor, and my guess is that the cat urine is the attractant.

    If you don't like that,...
  5. Re: Could someone explain "gap" please?

    I think Oldtimer addressed your original question effectively.

    If you'd like some research on a somewhat different topic, a few more clues as to what you would like to see would be helpful. :p
  6. Re: What sliding compound miter saw should I buy?

    I may not yet be as crazy as Barry and Roland, but I'm working on it.:D

    A few weeks ago I bought an older Craftsman radial arm saw that has an active recall notice posted. :rolleyes: It appears...
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    Re: Total newbie questions

    Welcome to Beesource!

    In addition to the feeder suggestions above, you can easily make a feeder by poking/drilling some small holes in a canning jar lid. Fill the jar with sugar syrup and invert...
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    Re: Overnight split

    Here is a thread with more details on Acebird's splitting technique: :)

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?291085-Split-like-crazy
  9. Re: Pay your state bee fees! I was a fugitive from justice

    Thanks for the update.

    Here is the complete fee structure:
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    While the fee for up to 10 hives has been eliminated, it has been doubled for 11-25 hives, and there are...
  10. Re: Pay your state bee fees! I was a fugitive from justice

    Charlie, those were timely photos:thumbsup: of the Florida Aqueous Hurricane Hold-down system that Ace is promoting. But perhaps we should suggest to Gov Scott that those supplies also need to...
  11. Re: Pay your state bee fees! I was a fugitive from justice

    Presuming you are indeed in Louisiana, you are required by law to register your apiary. The fee is rather minimal:thumbsup: - for up to 25 colonies in a single apiary location, the registration fee...
  12. Re: New bee keeper tragedy but may have silver lining.

    If the bees are in the hive overnight, then most likely they have moved in. I don't think I would open it at night, but rap on the hive and listen for activity.
  13. Re: Making a split from Lang to Kenyan?

    Welcome to Beesource!

    If your KTB bars will fit in your Lang box, put some bars in the Lang and use the Lang to "grow" comb and brood on your bars. Once you have decided to do that making a...
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    Re: Overnight split

    Here is that thread by RayMarler:

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?296428-Sustainability-in-a-small-yard
  15. Re: Ventilation for the top of your hive

    >> Next thing someone will be developing is a contraption that collects pollen and nectar and places it all at the entrance of the hive so the bees don't have to work so hard.


    Be careful what...
  16. Re: Pay your state bee fees! I was a fugitive from justice

    How can snow evaporate* without HEAT? :scratch:


    ... remember... bees do heat the hive .... :lpf:

    :gh:

    * if you are referring to sublimation, "heat" certainly is involved! :shhhh:
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    Re: Booming to dead in 5 weeks

    In the context of feeding bees, "carbohydrates" is almost certainly a reference to sugar or one of its variants (HFCS, honey, etc).

    Bees need to eat carbohydrates to keep themselves alive and...
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    Re: What air compressor do you have?

    I'm glad I don't get that electric bill! :eek: :lpf:


    I just have a Campbell Housefield twin tank 110 volt compressor (about 4 gallons). But its perhaps 20 years old and has an induction...
  19. Re: Why top bar hives don't require queen excluder?

    Following up on Matt's comment above, one difference between Langs and TBH's with regard to an excluder is that TBHs don't have foundation. Many Lang hives do have foundation, and that foundation...
  20. Re: Pay your state bee fees! I was a fugitive from justice

    In Tennessee, if we want a bucket full of water, we simply remove the lid;) from the bucket and leave it outside. Why drill a hole in the lid?:scratch:
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    Re: Booming to dead in 5 weeks

    I see. But given this ....


    ... I would have thought that you might think that checking on your {possibly} remaining hive might be smart - even if just to plan for ordering more bees. But hey...
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    Re: New fresh cut lumber

    "furniture applications"? :scratch:

    Ace, do you keep your wood furniture OUTDOORS? Aren't we talking about hive bodies - that are OUTDOORS?

    :digging:
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    Re: Booming to dead in 5 weeks

    Do you check your bees in March, Ace? Are they still alive?
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    Re: New fresh cut lumber

    :scratch:"Grow" ?!? :s

    I said nothing about frames falling off boxes. My comment was with respect to green lumber DRYING and SHRINKING! :lpf:


    ... its all starts back in post #26 ...

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  25. Re: Pay your state bee fees! I was a fugitive from justice

    :D After Ace's snot nosed performance on Saturday, I will be taking advantage of every opportunity that presents itself for a while. :D



    ... the BSTV channel beats the snot out of anything on...
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