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    Re: Removing hive from a tree trunk

    We got into a huge limb on a tree two summers ago that had a full hive....cut the limb off of the tree (about 15 ft up) and dropped it to the ground.....there was one knot hole the bees were flying...
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    Re: Any bee suits with elastic cuffs?

    I get around that problem ...bought a package of small bungy straps from home depot that fit around the bottom of my pants cuffs.....since I began wearing them I haven't been stung inside the pants...
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    honey separation and crystalizing

    our last extraction batch from last august has given us problems with crystallization....can't seem to keep the honey liquid for very long. the other problem is settling in the jars (12 oz, 1 lb and ...
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    Re: Need some ideas for hive platform(s)

    The first year I was able to buy most of the stock of a Beekeeper getting out of the business....he sold me a couple of stands that were perfect for this....he used cross ties from old telephone...
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    Re: How much honey to give?

    I'm just ending my second year as a beek. I have two bee yards and have 9 hives in one yard and 19 hives in the other....first year had only 4 hives producing enough to extract, so I gave each owner...
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    Re: Is cardboard safe as a smoker fuel?

    we started with cardboard, then used grass....finally ended up using pine needles...they are abundant here, and fire up quickly, produce lots of smoke (if you need it).....cheapest thing next to...
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    on placing capped queen cells

    this is our first attempt at raising queens. we are using the nicot system and wanting to start slow, have only tried nine cells, we have seen seven of the nine queen cells capped. the other two...
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    Re: Topics for Beesource Reference Section

    I'd like to see something about uses of prooplis
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    how to clean up dead hives ?

    2nd year beek .... lost 3 hives this past winter...starvation...they were new starts last may/june....from splits and 5 frame nucs.....we fed and fed and fed, but they still were not able to put up...
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    inner cover bee slot.

    for those of you who still make some of your own eqpt....on the inner cover, how wide do you make the bee slot at top,in order to aid the bees with a small entrance/exit through the top,and to help...
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    airing out super frames

    I'm a second year beek and am wondering about airing out the 15 supers I have with drawn comb from last year.....i understand I'm supposed to start airing them out a couple of weeks before adding...
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    pollinating services for pumpkins

    I was contacted recently about pollinating a pumpkin crop later this year....This will be a new crop for the grower as well as this beekeeper, having never done anything like this so I'm looking for...
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    Re: Best Wood Glue For Hive Bodies & Frames?

    I have my own woodshop and have used Titebond II for a long time...I buy it by the gallon and usually find it cheaper at the big box stores rather than going to woodcraft or rockler.....i thought...
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    refeeding honey back to the girls

    i know there must be threads discussing how to feed already extracted honey back to the bees.....i just can't seem to find anything on it....somebody point me in the right direction, or give me a lil...
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    disolving proplis

    anyone have any ideas on how to dissolve propolis off of plastic lids....for instance.holes in the lids of collins feeders ....
  16. Thread: wet supers

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    wet supers

    2nd year beek here wants to know what all of you older beeks have been doing with wet supers after extraction....and old beek told me to put a wet super back on the hive above the inner cover and put...
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    varoa problems ??

    So I pulled all my supers the other day and brought them home..I now have 16 hives, but only 6 that had supers on because the others were new starts this year either from splits, swarm captures or...
  18. Thread: Honey Filtering

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    Re: Honey Filtering

    Mann Lake is a good choice. If you don' have a double sieve as a pre strainer, they have a good set.....I also bought a paint stainer from Home Depot that fits inside of a 5 gallon bucket....with...
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    Re: price for used uncapper

    did you sell the uncapper ?
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    Re: Bees in a section of tree

    we had one similar to this in late april.....but it was a section of log we cut off the end of an existing tree....we were able to cut the log above and below the hive and were able to keep them all...
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    Re: scent lure when hiving a swarm?

    we had a little trouble hiving a swarm about a month ago....they wouldn't stay in the nuc, and we had tried 3 or 4 times to con them into staying, even using a lure.....we eventually won them out by...
  22. Re: What to tell about bees when making a presentation to the public

    I'd like to hear more on this too...I may get a chance to give a few talks on bees during this next year, from boy scout groups, to general adult groups..... and I'd like to hear from some one who's...
  23. Re: Top Radial Bearing for a Little Wonder Extractor

    call dadant, in hamilton illinois...they bought out the company that produced the little wonder about 50 years ago...you need to talk to their people in their metal ware plant...they can fax you or...
  24. Re: I have to KNow has anyone else seen this behavior much ?

    My son and I have seen this behavior in a couple of our hives....but we haven't seen bees climbing on each other to do this....one bee will run around the other grooming and as she gets to one side...
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    Re: Observstion Hive with Nuc

    I found a picture of an observation hive in either a catalog or a magazine, and made my own plans from that...it didn't take long to build since I have my own wood shop, so give me a day to think...
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