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    "Liberals suck" They brought us social...

    "Liberals suck"

    They brought us social security, public education, the 40 hour work week, child labor laws, minimum wage, medicare, and more. I'm sure we'd be better off without all these...
  2. Thread: Sucracide

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    I just tried Sucracide on a few hives. Yuck! The...

    I just tried Sucracide on a few hives. Yuck!
    The bees really look awful after being sprayed and try to climb out of the hive when they are all wet. Luckily, I did not try this on my really big hives...
  3. Thread: AFB

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    Thanks for the additional discussion. I am trying...

    Thanks for the additional discussion. I am trying to be organic, so am not treating with antibiotics. My experience in the distant past was that eliminating an AFB colony before they get too weak to...
  4. Thread: AFB

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    Everyone: Thanks for the input I'll contact...

    Everyone: Thanks for the input I'll contact brushy mountain.

    Michael, I'm pretty sure it is AFB, smell and rope test confirm it. Too bad, but I don't want to screw around, so better to burn it.
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    I have a hive with AFB. It's been a long time...

    I have a hive with AFB. It's been a long time since I've seen this. What's the best way to kill them before burning. In the old days, we used to use cyanide, but I'm sure you can't buy it easily now...
  6. When I was in India recently visiting beekeepers...

    When I was in India recently visiting beekeepers with Apis cerana hives, I noticed a rather large wasp cruising at the entrance of some hives not as large as the Japense wasps. The bees did a very...
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    I use 1&1/4" Senco staples for frames. Staples...

    I use 1&1/4" Senco staples for frames. Staples are much less likely than nails to split frames because they have blunt points and glue on them to hold better.(The old carpenter trick is to blunt your...
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    I spent the day working on the foundation for my...

    I spent the day working on the foundation for my new extracting room. A bunch of our guests helped out until dinner was ready.
    It was great fun and kept us out of the kitchen until dinner was ready....
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    Curry, Thanks!! This is VERY helpful. Dan...

    Curry,

    Thanks!!
    This is VERY helpful.

    Dan Beeman
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    I've worked bees by hand, with pallets using a...

    I've worked bees by hand, with pallets using a bobcat, forklift and a boom truck. I think that only for the very large operations are pallets a good idea. I think its much better to use a boom truck...
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    Curry, Where did you get your Russian queens?...

    Curry,

    Where did you get your Russian queens?

    I would like to requeen with all Russians.
    I started 20 packages this year with Carniolans. All are running a few mites/day drop through screened...
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    These hives were definately not queenless and had...

    These hives were definately not queenless and had good brood in the few frames that were not full of pollen.I think they were just carried away collecting pollen.

    Odfrank: Yes they were working...
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    This year with some of my new hives, they became...

    This year with some of my new hives, they became so filled with pollen that there was not much space left for brood rearing. (They were down to 2 frames at the hight of the season.) I was at a loss...
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    Ian, I'm with you on the 8 frames. At least...

    Ian,

    I'm with you on the 8 frames.

    At least where I am, it's hard to get all of the bees in two 10 frames. The hives I just moved in double deeps are stuffed with bees, pollen and honey so I...
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    Bill, Yeah, Northern Tool is where I got the...

    Bill,

    Yeah, Northern Tool is where I got the winch. I'll look up where I bought the remote. I don't see any reason to have a larger winch since the T1500 handles 1500 lbs, which is WAY more than...
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    Bill, The winch I used is a T1500 Super Winch...

    Bill,

    The winch I used is a T1500 Super Winch with a Ramsey remote control. The Super Winch runs on 12 volts, so I just ran it off my truck battery and leave the truck idling while I use the...
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    I'll get to this, but it may be a few weeks as I...

    I'll get to this, but it may be a few weeks as I am leaving the country for ten days.
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    I have just completed building a single hive...

    I have just completed building a single hive loader for my 12 foot flatbed. (I built a loader many years ago, so this is my second.) This is a 14 ft boom loader with a rolling winch using a heavy...
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    I've never fed in the open. It seems to me that...

    I've never fed in the open. It seems to me that feeding in the open will give the most to the strongest colonies, the least to the weakest, which is the opposite of what you normally want to do and...
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    Daisy, Just go to medichest.com... Dan

    Daisy,

    Just go to medichest.com...

    Dan
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    Daisy, I'm 57, live in northern CA and have...

    Daisy,

    I'm 57, live in northern CA and have had bees on and off since I was about 25. At one time (before varroa), I had 150 hives, a home built forklift and wanted to go commercial, but came to...
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    Daisy, Thanks for the replys! Ordered...

    Daisy,

    Thanks for the replys!

    Ordered (haven't recieved yet) thymol from medichest on line.

    Dan
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    I am returning to beekeeping after many years...

    I am returning to beekeeping after many years (had 150 hives before varroa and am now retired) and want to use thymol. I've read all the posts on here on the subject I can find, but am not clear...
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    hoosierhiver: Actually, that would be apis...

    hoosierhiver: Actually, that would be apis dorsata living under cliffs and branches. This is a larger bee that is not domesticated. Apis cerana is quite small and lives well in hives, but does not...
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    Thanks for the referral to the Bee Journal, I'll...

    Thanks for the referral to the Bee Journal, I'll check it out.
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