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    Re: What o You Use to Uncap

    old ginsu knife from the 1980's
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    Re: how do you store your drawn comb?

    if it stays frozen yeah you will have no problem. just watch them in the spring
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    Re: The Roundup Thread

    my question would be what about all the flowers sprayed with roundup and the bees not just getting doused in it but actually taking in some of it with the nectar before the plant dies. I do not know...
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    Re: how do you store your drawn comb?

    I freeze mine for 5days and then store in contractors trash bags tied tightly.
  5. Re: Terrence Ingram - 11 Hives Destroyed by the IDofA

    sqkcrk that is exactly what I am saying only hives that look infected are tested. I am asking if anyone has ever had a number of apparently unaffected hives tested to see if the test is so...
  6. Re: Terrence Ingram - 11 Hives Destroyed by the IDofA

    does anybody know how sensitive the test for afb is. also has anybody taken say 100 apparently healthy hives and tested them at the lab to see if they come back negative or positive, probably not as...
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    Re: Michael Bush in Nashville

    I will try to get off work and would love to meet mike bush
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    Re: New-bee from KY

    welcome to the forums
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    Re: WTK Metal Disk Entrances

    I use a metal roofing screw into them from the outside. the little rubber washer on them holds the disk tight but you can still turn it with a little umph
  10. Re: Anybody got a simple hive mover design?

    I have moved several hives this way completly circle the hive with two ratchet straps insert the 2 (2x4) ratchet down tight make sure the boxes are aligned correctly when tightening. lift and...
  11. Re: Anybody got a simple hive mover design?

    wrap the hives with a couple of ratchet clamps. shove a 2x4 thru each side, clamp it down real tight and pick up and move worked for me in a pinch one day.
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    Re: Tulip Poplar Blooming Already?

    mine show no signs of blooming yet
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    Re: Fruit Press for crush and strain

    can you post a picture of a tuna press i have no idea what one looks like. but if you can press the comb solidly and it has a place for the cappings to drain into it will probably work. it may be...
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    Re: Fruit Press for crush and strain

    I have a screw type fruit press that I used before I got an extractor it will work just fine. the bag is a good idea as when you don't use one you get a block of wax stuck to the bottom of the press...
  15. Re: Propolis/Ammonia varnish for new hives? Ever heard of or tried this?

    skip the ammonia heat up some slum gum take a putty knife smear some on the inside of the hive and instant hive smell
  16. Re: Queenless in Kentucky (options) ?????

    any idea how they managed that? any robbing going on? only solution that I would know of would be to combine. If you even get a queen I think it would be hard to get them to accept her do to the...
  17. Re: Purdue university study confirms neonicotinoids on maize killing honeybees

    so the residual in the soil can not be pulled into the plant increasing the amount available in the plant, in soils that have been cropped in corn repeatedly. its my understanding also that the soil...
  18. Re: Purdue university study confirms neonicotinoids on maize killing honeybees

    does anyone know if the plants themselves concentrate the neonics when it pulls them up into the plant. could the plants be concentrating the neonicotids from multiple plantings in the same soil as...
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    Re: Corn and Soy dust

    neonics are a systemic insecticide they would be in the plant that is blown out of a combine. I have never observed bees working this dust but have observed bees working sawdust at times and have...
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    Re: Hot Dipping Tank design

    don't know someone said that the company that was buying all that propolis had quit thats why i was wondering.
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    Re: Hot Dipping Tank design

    I wasn't thinking of buying it just collecting my own.
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    Re: Hot Dipping Tank design

    what if instead of gum rosin you used propolis I wonder how that would work.
  23. Re: Toping off carboy for peach & ginger mead

    I use glass marbles to top up they take up space and do not dilute the mead or wine depending
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    Re: Jerry Hayes/Monsanto

    monsanto has sued farmers in the past due to contamination thru wind pollenation and won.
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    Re: What are you working on?

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    I would look for a stapler that will also shoot brads. when I tried to use brads for the frames I had problems with them pulling thru the wood. I don't have that problem with staples. ...
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