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    Re: montana beekeepers (legislation)

    Vance. Well put and I agree 100%!
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    Re: montana beekeepers (legislation)

    The "law" in question requires that if honey is packaged/processed it must be done in a inspected/licensed facility. In Montana different counties have viewed and interpreted the law differently...
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    Re: Dave Cushman's site dead?

    I was at the site a week ago and it was up, but the bookmark that I did doesn't work?
  4. Thread: Windows XP?

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    Re: Windows XP?

    I had a Dell GX620 computer at work that I had to do something with to remain "compliant" as it was running XP. After some searching I did as one of the earlier posters did. I installed a solid...
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    11 frames in 10 frame box

    I'm very intrigued by the smaller spacing of putting 11 frames in a 10 frame box ( or 9 in a 8 for that matter) and have some questions.

    Can a person take frames that have brood or are already...
  6. Thread: Compressor

    by MT204
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    Re: Compressor

    Get a Jenny or a Rolair. Change the oil once a year and it will last a lifetime plus!
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    Re: can you catch a swarm in the rain?

    It seems kind of dumb now but last year while attempting to catch a swarm I learned the very valuable lesson that wet leather gloves do not stop bees from stinging you hands! Got stung about 10-15...
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    Installing nuc in a deadout.

    I need some advice on intruding a nuc in a hive that died over the winter.
    It is a double deep. The bottom is clean, dry and the top has approximately 40 pounds of honey left in it.
    Should I...
  9. Thread: Snow coming in

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    Re: Snow coming in

    Well at least us guys on the west side missed the snow.There was a little bit up on the ski resort but noting down low.
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    Re: Box Assembly Machine

    The stapler isn't even hooked up to the air hose!
  11. Stings of misfortune: Horse succumbs to bee attack

    Interesting newspaper article from our area.
    http://www.dailyinterlake.com/news/local_montana/article_d3331ffe-bcdb-11e1-84f0-0019bb2963f4.html
    Reading some of the comments to the article are...
  12. Re: Galvanized extractor and use of it? Please comment.

    I have an older extractor that I have used for years..yes it's galvanized. I have been reading as much as possible lately as to should I get rid of it or paint it with the special paint or what. ...
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    Swarm keeps leaving...help.

    Greetings
    One of my hives seems to have swarmed into a pine tree yesterday AM. I grabbed one of the empty nucs that I had saved put some frames in with some lemon grass oil and sprayed with sugar...
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    Re: Lawn maintanence around hive?

    Exactly what I used and works great. Another idea would be some asphalt shingles.
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    Re: Purchased bees vs wild swarm?

    I have almost made it a year after getting back into beekeeping again. I started with one package and one swarm last summer. It has been truly amazing to watch the differences between the two hives....
  16. Re: having problems with air stapler/looking for on line help/forum

    To be honest very seldom do I use "kits". Usually just replace the bad part.
  17. Re: having problems with air stapler/looking for on line help/forum

    If it is an oil type gun as in a smaller stapler/finish nailer 1 or 2 drops is way more than enough.
    I have seen some guns that will become "sluggish" and some that the head valves will...
  18. Re: having problems with air stapler/looking for on line help/forum

    I fix tools for a living.....
    First how about a model number?
    There are many models and most work some what differently. Each model seems to have its own quirks.
    DO NOT dump a lot of oil in it!!!...
  19. Thread: smoker fuel

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    Re: smoker fuel

    I started using/experimenting with wood pellets last year. So far I'm very happy. Not sure about other areas or brands but in our area pellets are made with pressure, heat and wood, nothing else.
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    Re: Hello from Missoula,MT!

    Welcome from Whitefish.
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    Re: Be careful when checking hives in winter

    It's funny you should mention this. I was walking the dog today and also being in Montana wasn't to concerned as I walked by one hive to brush a few bees off and bingo same thing out they came mad as...
  22. Re: Long term engine preservation winter and fuel stabilizer question

    Ethanol didn't start showing up in gas at the 10% level until 2007/2008. You more than likely still have real gas in that tank if it hasn't been run for 4-5 years.
    One thing to remember.
    In my...
  23. Re: Long term engine preservation winter and fuel stabilizer question

    The very first thing is to get gas without alcohol!
    Ethanol is hygroscopic which means it adsorbs moisture. Gas and moisture do not mix.
    Contrary to popular belief do not use premium for a small...
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    Re: Brad Nailer or Staple Gun for Frame Assembly?

    I think something that is also being overlooked here is what finish of fastener is being used? In some of the past posts there have been links to certain brands of staples, and if you look they do...
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    Re: Why not entrance feeding?

    So here is a question for all. What if you were to modify a "robber screen" like this http://www.bushfarms.com/images/RobberScreenOutside.JPG with a slot cut in the lower left to expect an entrance...
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