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    Ok, Here's my trick. I always had problems with...

    Ok, Here's my trick.
    I always had problems with the commercial wicks either going out or burning too fast.
    I purchased a bolt of tobacco twine. Hard to find now days but worth looking for. I braid...
  2. Just wanted to add a couple of things. I do the...

    Just wanted to add a couple of things.
    I do the third grad every year at our local grade school and wouldn't trade it for nothing.
    I always show a video of "Buzzin Bees". This is a short movie and...
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    When Hurricane Fran blew in, I buckled and tied...

    When Hurricane Fran blew in, I buckled and tied all of my hives down with tent stakes and rope. I had no problem with them blowing over, but did have a huge tree fall and hit 5 out of 6 hives. I lost...
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    Hey Tia, I was going to send you a message about...

    Hey Tia,
    I was going to send you a message about this the other day and got sidetracked.
    I put my name in the pot too. Hope that it pays off for us all.
  5. Thread: Goldenrod

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    Hey Tia, Just sent you an email with the new...

    Hey Tia,
    Just sent you an email with the new email address and an extra one in-case.

    Thought that I would have gotten down your way this summer, but it seems that the Doctors don't want to let...
  6. Thread: Goldenrod

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    Sorry I didn't get back with you sooner Tia, I...

    Sorry I didn't get back with you sooner Tia,
    I haven't had time to get back in.

    My persimmon tree is about 50 or 60 years old and I don't like the fruit, but the bees love it in the spring when...
  7. Thread: Goldenrod

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    Hi Tia, Mine are not working the goldenrod yet...

    Hi Tia,

    Mine are not working the goldenrod yet either, but it hasn't fully opened in our area.

    My bees are busy working the persimmons that have fallen off the trees. You can't go out in the...
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    As I always say Better Backwards Than "NEVER"

    As I always say

    Better Backwards Than "NEVER"
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    DB-Great shots, I Love staggville, I grew up not...

    DB-Great shots,
    I Love staggville, I grew up not far from there and played with others before the area around the slave quarters were cleaned up and made a landmark.
    My Great uncle kept bees {about...
  10. Thread: Honey House

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    Just a thought-I bought an older camper that had...

    Just a thought-I bought an older camper that had a small fire. I then gutted it totaly and placed stainless steel all around the inside. I still have running hot and cold water, the septic system,...
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    I also find myself looking more and more at the...

    I also find myself looking more and more at the fields and trees for bees than I do looking at the road. It becomes a habit.I also stop and talk with a lot of old time beekeepers and have made many...
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    WOW some great stories here today. I wouldn't...

    WOW some great stories here today. I wouldn't dare take the lid off my bee's without ALL my "protective" gear...You may sill call me a SHE Keeper but unlike the guy on Fear Factor, I'm not makeing a...
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    Just a quick note that may help. If your hive is...

    Just a quick note that may help. If your hive is in total shade all day long it will tend to cause mold to be a problem. I moved mine out of the shade a couple of years ago and I don't have the...
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    Good morning, You don't have to wait at your...

    Good morning,
    You don't have to wait at your computer till the last min. to bid. There are several last min bidding services out there that will do the bidding for you. One in mind is Auction...
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    one other quick thing...some of us are not able...

    one other quick thing...some of us are not able to use a hammer and get the same results as others.
    I am one of those folks. If I was to try and measure my own wood and cut it and nail it I'm afraid...
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    Hi All, I both buy and sell on e-bay and 9 other...

    Hi All,
    I both buy and sell on e-bay and 9 other auctions and 3 web sites.
    Here's the rule of thumb. When buying I will check the retail price such as brushy mtn. and mann lake etc. That is the top...
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    Hi All I have a time with bee stings. I was a...

    Hi All
    I have a time with bee stings. I was a lot worse when I first got back into it thought. I just try to remember that I don't like it when my face and arms swell up the size of watermelons, and...
  18. Thread: Selling Honey

    by beetobee
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    I had this problem a couple of years ago. Too...

    I had this problem a couple of years ago. Too much honey and no where to get rid of it.
    I posted 10 auctions on Bidway, under the bidway bucks listing and now I have direct customers all over the...
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    Hi DB I have goats just in front of my hives and...

    Hi DB
    I have goats just in front of my hives and have never had a problem. Just make sure that your fence is working or they may knock over the hives. I also have a pony in mine and have no...
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    Hi Z. Anytime that I install a new package, I...

    Hi Z.
    Anytime that I install a new package, I wait at least 1 week to open the hive. I think that this gives them the time to orient themselves to the area and to what needs to be done inside the...
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    Just a thought, I stated in another post that my...

    Just a thought, I stated in another post that my bees attack poison ivey blooms each year and make some of the best honey. I wouldn't be too concerned the bee knows. I have also seen a huge field of...
  22. Thread: smoker fuel

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    Hi Mark, I know about the cotton. Being from...

    Hi Mark,
    I know about the cotton. Being from the southeast, cotton has been a main grown item here, and I have many fields around my house and bees. It makes a great honey, a little thick and dark,...
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    Mine is groved on bottom and sides and the glass...

    Mine is groved on bottom and sides and the glass slides down then the top plate locks it all down.
    If I can find a picture I'll send it off.
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    Hi Michael, My ob hive had groves already cut in...

    Hi Michael,
    My ob hive had groves already cut in for the glass or the plexi.
    I would steer clear of the rain X I left a small puddle on the bottom of my truck window and some bees got in it and...
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    Hi Michael, They still have them listed at their...

    Hi Michael,
    They still have them listed at their web site and in their catalog. I got very lucky, They have a tent out in the yard with disc. items and scrached items. I found this one there and...
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