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    Re: Backyard hive dead

    someeone in your neighborhood using 7 dust in their garden?
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    Re: The Economics of building your own hives

    I have found out that all supers cost me just a little less in material as you can buy them unassembled for, when buying 100 at a time. Basically I wind up building them myself to avoid the shipping...
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    Re: Open Feeding A Holding Yard

    Ditto!
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    Re: Bee Swarm in tree for over a week?

    Its probably an external colony just starting out. If you could check them they probably have some cvomb started under all the bees. I have removed several.. 2 from back yards.
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    Re: Alfalfa and cotton honey

    Most cotton now days is BT Cotton and they dont spray it. Cotton honey tastes wonderful but will crystalize very quickley........ at leats thats how it is way down yonder ,here, in the land of...
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    Re: Screens for straining Honey?

    Ray,
    5 gal bucket paint strainer bags, you can get them at Lowes or Home depot. Best thing since pockets on a shirt, elastic on top keeps them in place and just the right screen size for warm...
  7. Thread: WeevilCide

    by Beee Farmer
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    Re: WeevilCide

    http://www.researchfumigation.com/msds/WEEVIL-CID-APPLICATOR-MANUAL.pdf
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    Re: The girls are taking afternoons off

    Mine sure enough taking it easy... I weed eated around the hives this afternoon and didnt take a single sting.... usually they eat me up unless I got a jacket on.
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    Re: Beekeeping truck

    yeah exactly! Welcome to my world
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    Re: Bought a boat today.

    Congrats "D" I hope you find plenty of to time to enjoy and have fun with it. Oh! also to catch some fish.
  11. Re: Turning 1x4 Pine Furring Strips into supers

    Joseph got it going on! use router to finger joint boards and use waterprof glue. That what I did till the girls started hauling in enoughnectar to start paying thier won way some.
  12. Thread: Ceder?

    by Beee Farmer
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    Re: Ceder?

    I had 3 calls last year to remove feral hives from cedar trees, I dont think the bees have any problems with cedar.
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    Re: Nuc to hive question

    Putting in a feeder and keeping them fed is essential if not in a major flow but they will draw out comb twice as fast in a flow. Personally I put the 5 frames in the middle positioned exactly like...
  14. Re: Ok, I'm gonna ask another stupid question...

    Thats good math. But one has to figure their normal operating costs based on your location, management style (how you are going to medicate or not medicate and you preventive measures), Location /...
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    Re: Bee Lovers Unite

    Dang Big Bear!... didnt know you were such a deep thinker....
    seriously though.... that was well said... couldn't have stated it better myself.
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    Re: Hambone Heaven

    Big "D" be keeping the antacid and colesterol drug companies in the black with all the fair food promotion. Maybe I will open a booth at the state fair selling deep fried Prilosec on a stick!!!:D:D:D
  17. Re: can laying workers kill a laying queen in a combine?

    Finding a laying worker in a hive is about the saddest thing I can find in a yard short of American FB, if I have queen cells I've had limited luck putting a cell up top in late spring early summer...
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    Re: rabbet jointed or dove tailed hive bodies

    I have started using "45 degree locking joint miter" bit in router table and am very pleased with the results. Boxes neatly snap together squaring them is not even necessary as you get precise 45...
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    Re: Finally bought my dream bee truck.

    when fording you take the top off. Set the vermeir throttle. sit on the seat back and steer with your feet. I have run them so deep my but got wet. before.
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    Re: Wanted - Cell phone ringtone

    I like the Swarm ringtone best! .. makes me wanna go out and start pulling frames :-)
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    Re: Its cold in the south

    On the up side...maybe this fridgid weather in the south will make those sun loving african bees want to head back to Africa.
  22. Thread: Cdl

    by Beee Farmer
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    Re: Cdl

    You have to add the truck GVWR and the trailer GVWR and make sure that number is below 24,000 lbs. Then you have to make sure that your actual scale weight does not exceed 24,000 lbs or you bust...
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    Re: european foulbrood !!

    DItto,
    Shake your bees out. Burn the frames and scorch the boxes really good.
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    Re: Empty Deeps Advice

    My best guess would be you either got bad mite infesation or one of them new nasty virus's.. but I would lean toward mites (a lot more common) It may be past either treat or let them die time unless...
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    Re: Another Reason for Gloves

    Ya'll just keep them nasty ladies out there on the west coast:D
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