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    Re: Catching Bees from a Cutout

    I use a dimmer switch to control air flow. Bee source plans vacs only hold about 1.5 to 2#s before losses accure due to colliding bees.Try to judge how many lbs. are in youre swarm.I carry 2 inner...
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    Re: Excellent article on hubam clover

    Where can you obtain seed?
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    Re: Odd Bee-havior

    Water . I have hives at a truck farm the girls like the plant flats better than any other water source.
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    Re: Bees VS swimmers

    I have one bird bath location the girls really love . Ive changed bird baths and they still come back .The birds dont like it much but they have other baths all over the yard. It helps if they get...
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    Re: Getting Free Lumber

    Odfrank did You prime with an oil based primer? If not did you mix penatrol or other bonding agent with you're oil based paint?
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    Re: Getting Free Lumber

    None of my equipment or my last shed except for frames and foundation has come from a lumber yard or supply house. 30+hives and growing.Making your own is half the fun .
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    Re: Observations and questions from NY

    Nonlaying queens tend to be small and harder to spot.If there is no pollen stores youre queen will not start laying untill there is.Brood rearing requires pollen for a protein source. Look again for...
  8. Re: Advice Please - Resurrecting a "salvage" hive

    Youre boxs look pretty good.You are already on the right track #1 you have someone who knows what theyre to help you.#2 you found this website. Last year I was given a truckload of eqp. including a...
  9. Re: I started a new style swarm/honey list...

    Thanks Ill let you know how it works out:thumbsup:
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    Re: Cold winter in TN

    Free snow to anyone who will come and get it. Ive got 3 feet of it in my beeyard.Im tired of looking at it and my girls are getting cabin fever.
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    Re: Re-using CCD hive

    Try finding a local experienced beek who is willing to look at the hive.They may able to spot something and you may learn something new.
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    Re: Walter T. Kelley Catalog 2010

    Anyone tried the slotted top bar frames?
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    Re: Hope to catch some swarms

    One of the bee clubs I belong to has a website that I get 10 to 15 calls yearly.Membership fees are only $10.
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    Re: storing mad

    Mead/wine alcohol content kills the bacteria that produces it at about 12 to14 %
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    Re: Plastic frames

    I have plastic for 30 hives Ill trade for wood with wax .My bees dont like it!
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    Re: Can you make a living with Bees

    Brooklyn do you have any bees?
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    Re: would this work?????

    I was told by an old beek of an old Amish trick . Place a 5 to 6" square of slate on top of youre brood box.He may have been pulling my leg.
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    Package bees verses local nucs

    Being a northern beekeeker im thinking locale nucks have several advantages over warm weather package bees.Anyone have experance with useing both?
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    Re: Essential oils for mite control?

    If you trust youre locale supplyer they can help you with what you need.I use lemongrass and wintergreen oils.I use 1 TBL spoon ea to 1 small bottle of veg oil on 1 roll of Bounty paper towels 1...
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    Re: How to price bee removal

    Mites anything else they dont come home with me!
  21. Re: Why so hard to find vendors of packaged bees?

    Did you find local bees or early out of state bees?
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    Re: New Bee Suit

    Can you sneek up on youre mean hives?
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    Re: Horizontal Hives

    I read an artical about Condos for Bees in BEECULTURE Mar. 91 about doublewide hives . 20 frames wide single wide honey suppers three hive covers 2 to 3 times honey production by Albert E Carl plans...
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    Re: Making boards wider?

    The bees dont care as long as the inside spaces are to spects. You can add to or cut down. Bee space is all you need to worry about. But remember standard eqp will not match .
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    Re: Tracheal Mites

    How do you use f-acid. I use oils for both mites. The paper towel method with wintergreen and veg. oil.This works for me but Im always open to other things that may work better or cheaoer.
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