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    Re: Bee smoker modifications???

    Im with you Adam on that one....Heck, most of the time my smoker never even makes it out of the truck.
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    Re: I have a complaint!

    Wayne- your absolutely correct, I l ive up in New Milford and would be happy to take the drawn comb from him!! U I will even bring him frames of foundation to trade.
    :doh:
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    Re: I need Burlap!

    Hope there's no candles on these tables!
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    Re: Beekeeping truck

    Its just the cost of doing business! Spread out over 15 yrs is $3,534.00 a year, or $ 294.00 a month or $ 73.00 a week.
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    Re: Mann lake woodenware

    I have over 1000 of there wooden frames with plasticell in service with no problems. I have in transit to me another 500.

    Excellent quality and durability.
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    Re: Unloading a Truckload of Honey Supers

    Im sure OSHA, workmens compensations, or home owners insurance company would be really impressed with this contraption when someone gets hurt. :doh:

    Especially handy are the well thought out and...
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    Re: What to do next?

    Questions like this and you have 80 hives?:doh:
  8. Re: I havea Bald Faced Hornet's nest in my front yard...

    I have eliminated several of those nest. I wait for a rainy day, then I torch the nest using a propane torch on a 5' stick. Generally they build the nest so its out of the rain. This method gives...
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    Re: Nuc hive from some queen cells?

    If you had problems with the queen from the start, why would you want to propagate her genetics by using her offspring?
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    Re: Full Bloom Apiay

    I too had a good experiance with Full Bloom. Order 6 queens, they shipped as promised, and are laying like crazy.

    Highly recommend using them.:applause:
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    Re: Method of handling feed (sugar water)

    I purchased a 30 gallon poly tank sprayer from tractor supply with a hand wand. I put that in the back of my truck. It is filled with sugar water. I drive up close to the hive and fill all my hive...
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    Re: How do bees get their jobs?

    Obviously they are not unionized!! Perhaps the unions in this country could learn from the beehive.
  13. Thread: Syrup pump

    by WATCHONYX
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    Re: Syrup pump

    I currently use a similar model. I use the high flow model with demand pressure. it was originally part of a boom sprayer system. I have used it over a year now for syrup, and have no problem. The...
  14. Thread: Aggressive

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    Re: Aggressive

    How about moving to another yard for a couple of weeks?
  15. Thread: Swarm Trap

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    Re: Swarm Trap

    I was skeptical of swarm traps, but thought I would try this year anyway.

    On Wednesday I set out 6 swarm traps (Nuc boxes with one frame, and Lure)

    Today I hive my first swarm that was in one...
  16. Re: Shipping Package Bees through the Post Office

    I recieved 6 packages about a month ago via USPS with no problems at all.
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    Re: Latest on " Can't have a hive in my town"

    Two things-

    Zoning laws can't be totally exclusionary, everything has to allowed somewhere.

    BUT.....

    Be like NIKE..

    JUST DO IT.......
  18. Re: Making & Distributing Syrup for 30+ colonies

    I made one from the ATV tank. I mix right in the tank, using electric drill. I also added a 50' food grade hose to the output of the pump, removed the sprayer tip, but left on the wand hand control....
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    Re: 2011 Super Duty

    I own a contracting company and we have nothing but fords.
    All the vans are gasoline, all the trucks are Diesel.
    WHile it cost more to buy the diesels, they maintain there value in resale/trade...
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    Question about overwintered NUCS?

    Last August I started 2 seperate NUCS in a Beemax NUC box.
    I fed heavily through late Octoboer with hivetop feeder. I then replaced with insulated Beemax top. Hive had plenty of bees and stores....
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