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    Re: Has anyone seen this before?

    can you post a picture?
  2. using old equipment with termites in the boxes

    I am trying to reuse some old boxes. There are termites in some of them. Looking for methods of killing the termites without leaving some kind of residue that might be harmful to the bees. I have...
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    termite fumigation precautions

    I have to have the house tented for termite control. Is there anything I should know or do to protect the bees?
  4. Is it the norm for a swam in a tree to build some comb?

    I went to pick some avocados the other day and found a swam in the tree. I shook them into a box and was a happy camper. There was a blade of comb in the center of the cluster. Is it normal for a...
  5. Re: Finding laws about bee keeping for certain towns/cities

    In our town bee law is enforced by the animal control dept (dog catcher). a subdivision of the police. But you can also get nailed by code enforcement (don't ask how I know) if your are not...
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    Re: Veil or full suit?

    I have a full suit, which I like for the protection as the bee are sometimes aggressive. I think if I were starting new, I would opt for a jacket and veil, because of the heat factor.
  7. behavior of the parent colony after a swarn

    Does the colony left in the hive after a swarm is cast off tend to be more aggressive, less aggressive or?
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    Re: moving hives to trim trees

    Thank you both. There are only 2 hives, one 2 mediums and one 5 mediums. I think I can move the small one as a stack. Am I better off moving them as close as I can to where they are now or as far...
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    moving hives to trim trees

    I need do some radical trimming to my pepper trees. The hives are directly under the trees so I will have to move them (the bees not the trees). As long as I am doing that I also want to...
  10. Re: not sure where else to out this. would this be a good thing to apply for?

    If I were a VA resident I sure would be checking this out. Your have to pay income taxes on any grant money, but still real cheap hives.
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    Re: Table saw recommendations

    anyone familiar with craftsman model 113.12181?
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    Re: Table saw recommendations

    I know next to nothing about woodworking, but could one use the tilt on the table saw blade and slowly bring it to 90 degrees to cut the hand hold?
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    Re: Table saw recommendations

    What model did you get? I see they have a portable on sale new for 399. Looks like it is very stoable.
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    Re: 2013 beekeeping resolutions

    To start on one or two of last years resolutions.
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    Re: changing out old brood frames

    Never mind. I think I found my answer in an older thread.
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    Re: changing out old brood frames

    bump
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    Re: changing out old brood frames

    That makes sense. What about the frame space in the brood nest? Push them together and put the replacement on the outside or just put a new frame in the slot? The lowest overnight temp for the...
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    changing out old brood frames

    I want to replace a few old frames in the brood nest. The frames have both brood and stores. I do not run QEs but do have one. Should I put on the QE and move the frames I want to replace above...
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    Re: benign beekeeping?

    I have not heard anyone mention powdered sugar rolls to count mites. Could you guys with lots of experience comment on the pros and cons of a sugar roll count?
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    Re: benign beekeeping?

    About 5 years ago I responded to a craigslist post wherein a man was giving away all his boxes and frames. I brought them home with the intention of one day taking the equipment to the county (I'm...
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    Re: Checkerboarding question

    I think I read somewhere that one of the things CBing does is set some guides for the new comb, ie if you put a bunch of empties next to each other the bees will build a comb so thick on one that...
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    Re: Maintaining amount of hives

    When I first read Pamela's question I of course related it to my own experience.
    By city ordinance I am only allowed to have 2 hives, and am supposed to do all I can to prevent swarming. How to...
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    Re: Buckfast bees

    one of the best answers to a question I have seen on beesource!
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    Re: Just trashed my bee suit

    if that was directed to me I should have made clear that the zipper does as Ravenzero explained. I meant that I have a zipper that allows for the removal of the hood and I did remove it to wash the...
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    Re: Drone comb management

    Walt, I'm probably just being stupid (again), but I can't find the article in POV nor with a search of 'drone management'

    Yep, just being stupid. Found it after clicking on your name.
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