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    Re: Feeding/protecting new Nucs.

    Robber screens for sure and close down the big hives entrances also. And maybe feed all hives at once. Not just the nucs. Plain sugar water without honeybee healthy or similar additives. The scent...
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    Re: Make 15 year old help with sideline business?

    I would make sure he understands the importance of the income for the family and sees the benefit to the family. All actions have consequences. Can he perform other jobs to replace his time in the...
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    Re: Had to kill my queen

    Don't doubt a bit that mean mothers can result in calm daughters.....so why select for any trait then.
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    Re: Had to kill my queen

    So.... won't that just get you another queen like the mother was? I got some nwc queens from Strachan's in CA. So far very gentle
    and great layers. If the daughter is similar to the old queen that...
  5. Thread: Chastisement

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    Re: Chastisement

    Yep, me too. I seem to learn more from the gruff no nonsense guys on here. The no time for foolishness sort who do not care if you like them or their answers.
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    Re: WOW--Fast Blooming Buckwheat

    I always just , very lightly, disc it in when the seed starts to darken and harden some. Comes up quite well for me. Get 3 or more blooms over a summer. And if the timing is right is perfect for fall...
  7. Thread: cataracts

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    Re: cataracts

    If it helps I was at a seminar a couple years ago on Manuka honey and its medicinal uses. It is being used, by money hungry doctors even, to treat certain ocular conditions. Eyelash mites was the...
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    Re: cataracts

    I am an optometrist of 31 years and have heard these type stories over the years. I have learned to just agree with the patient since they are already confident in their beliefs and their minds can...
  9. Thread: Bag Feeders?

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    Re: Bag Feeders?

    I did not say it was not a mess. But they are reusable for the more frugal among us. And if the holes are small and you wear latex gloves its not too much of a mess. Take it or leave it. Its ok by me.
  10. Thread: Bag Feeders?

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    Re: Bag Feeders?

    Put a 2x4 inside the bag, poke holes in the center of the bag, remove the 2x4, submerge the bag in a bucket of sugar water, with the ziplock slightly open and let fill, close ziplock, turn the bag...
  11. Re: Got my nuc installed...messy, stuck together frames?

    Hey I am just west of you! The next time you see the queen, set that frame in a safe place and then cut the stuck frames apart, clean up the wonky comb and do not worry about killing brood. The...
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    Re: Growth and Potential Split

    When you replace the four frames do not put them all in the middle of brood. Maybe just one in the brood nest with others to either side, or both sides.
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    Re: Do you plant flowers to avoid a dearth?

    Look at Hubam and yellow sweet clover.
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    Re: No Luck With Splits

    Yeah what Vance said. I would add make sure the queenless hive has eggs and young larva, preferably on new comb, not old dark hard comb.
  15. Thread: Stings

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    Re: Stings

    I am an optometrist, about 5 years ago a pt came in complaining with a metal foreign body in his cornea. He was not worried about the bee stinger imbedded in the temporal conjunctiva. He said it had...
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    Re: First Swarm Trap

    I believe partial shaded area and entrance facing south or east probably helps.
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    Re: Oxalic Acid question

    Sure, you can dribble oxalic acid. Not haveing the funds is understandable. Search... nijal100 oxalic acid youtube...Shows how to dribble using a syringe.
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    Re: Attempt at DIY Vaporizer

    I used two on mine. Works like a charm.
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    Re: Robbers on new Nucs

    Yeah that screen is way too small. Needs to be about 4" out from the entrance on each side. Or better yet a vertical opening about 5 or 6" inches above the opening.
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    Re: Foundation less Lang questions

    I have had bees two years and an extractor for one. My foundationless mediums extract fine with no wires. No need to crush and strain, although you can. And in western KY we say whomperjawed:)
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    Re: How to use Bee Scent as lure?

    Thanks Vance G, exactly what I wanted to hear.
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    How to use Bee Scent as lure?

    For those who use the product Bee Scent, what is your technique to catch swarms.
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    Re: After the "Big Freeze" advice needed

    [I keep thinking I'm losing this hive but it keeps on trucking and surprising me. It's on a sbb with a sticky board that I've been monitoring. The mite counts are increasing. I didn't count this time...
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    Re: Can winter bees eat hard candy?

    You are making this more complicated than necessary.......search, mountaincamp, If this method doesn't suit you than I would be surprised as it works and is super easy.
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    Re: Vegans don't eat honey?

    If we were all the same it would be a boring world!.....and who would we talk about then?
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