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    Re: Any Suggestions for Syrup Recipe?

    the hot tap water works for me but i mix a half a plastic water jug that they use in a water dispenser - carboy but not sure on the spelling of that ?? - 10 lbs sugar and half full with a little hbh...
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    Re: Using old comb for packaged bees

    will do - i will need to tear out small sections in order to get the web out but its just a couple of frames that actually have web in them - i will leave the out most and make sure i get all the web...
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    Re: Using old comb for packaged bees

    i have a mix of some moth damaged frames that are not too bad and i have had it in freezer for months - and i have some older frames that the comb is brown and has some pollen and maybe a little...
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    Sticky: swarm today

    march 23 - had a large hive and it swarmed today - put them right in another hive and they are doing just fine - the swarm was 10 ft away from the other hives - i was just lucky to get them - and i...
  5. oh yea swimming pool

    after a few months of having the bees and telling my son (6) that the bees would not sting unless he mashed them - he was not scared of them - with his suit on at the hives and he was great - wife...
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    sundance i think i used something called hypoid...

    sundance i think i used something called hypoid gear oil 80/90 but that synthetic would be the stuff for that type of gear box right ??
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    early spring feeding

    i have 3 hives and 1 of them is a nuc that i got really really late last year but there is bees in it - and the one package is huge and lots of bees in it and the last is a swarm caught in may and it...
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    will bees that can make it to the top feeder take...

    will bees that can make it to the top feeder take food back to other bees in the cluster
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    dcross i have read teh same thing as far as the...

    dcross i have read teh same thing as far as the gear oil - i have run the 80/90 in my old horse for i know 10 years and never so much as had to replace seals and i use it a lot during summer - i...
  10. LOL - i will tell a funny on myself - being a 1st...

    LOL - i will tell a funny on myself - being a 1st year beekeeper i think it was a learning lesson - it warmed up enough for the girls to get out and about and i fed a little in the top feeders and...
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    i have learned that the night that it was 7...

    i have learned that the night that it was 7 degrees here i should not have worried about them so much and my wife and i both have learned -maybe not enough- but enough to decide no chemicals and if...
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    brushy mtn

    ya know i emailed brushy mtn - i used the only email address i had and it was one that they sent me an email about an order - so i used it to send the email but i havent gotten a response yet - i...
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    i forgot to add that all my stuff is medium 8...

    i forgot to add that all my stuff is medium 8 frame stuff - im not sure on the width or depth of my frames but being medium will this extractor work ?? priced right too if it will work - the...
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    LOL thanks alpha - i had already posted on this...

    LOL thanks alpha - i had already posted on this extractor but the last post was on June of 08 - i figured it was long gone by now but if this is what you think i need then i know what to look for -...
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    small 2 or 4 frame extractor ?

    ok i have read and read in here for extractor info with little luck so i am going to post a new thread :D:D -- i have 3 hives now and if i am lucky will end up with 5 total this year - i dont want...
  16. 6 degrees here this morning - just west of...

    6 degrees here this morning - just west of winston salem nc - man i sure am worried about the girls too
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    hehe this just keeps getting better :D:D - i have...

    hehe this just keeps getting better :D:D - i have two empty tbh's and two empty langs sittin downstairs
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    i sure am glad you chimed in - all the info here...

    i sure am glad you chimed in - all the info here im as lost as ever LOL - i agree with one post then the next post has me going in different direction - dont get me wrong - i think the bees have food...
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    can i feed in the 50's

    i fed up until a few weeks ago and they were taking it almost too well - figured up my sugar bill and it made me feel bad - anyhow it turned cold early down in the teens a few nights but now its...
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    splitting a strong hive question

    well i have 2 good size hives and a small nuc thats growing or has grown and i hope it makes it through the winter since i got it so late in the season - anyhow i have been doing some thinking about...
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    zane from my experience i have planted several...

    zane from my experience i have planted several dozen small american persimmons in the last couple of years and for the ones that lived - i think they are for the most part males - i am not sure what...
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    the meader persimmon is self pollinating unless i...

    the meader persimmon is self pollinating unless i am wrong and its the same species as the american type persimmon - most of the japanese are self pollinating but i read that they will do better with...
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    anybody read the article in bee journal last...

    anybody read the article in bee journal last month about persimmon trees - great article and since i love the pudding i planted 5 trees and got them at a bargain - i already have one male tree and a...
  24. fellas i live fairly close to brushy mtn but have...

    fellas i live fairly close to brushy mtn but have ordered stuff from other places as well as brushy mtn - i have to say i put all my stuff together and prefer their wooden ware and in the beginning i...
  25. do you have a suggestion for a certain type of...

    do you have a suggestion for a certain type of mouse guard - something that will still allow them to get the dead out but keep mr mouse out - my boxes sit about 100 feet off of a big hay field and i...
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