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  1. Thread: oil pans

    by jbraun
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    Re: oil pans

    I liked Rusty's design and made mine like his. Thanks Rusty. I pick up mine from Walmart for $.94. They are not exactly the right size but since they are 3" deep the sides stretch and fill the space.
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    Re: Farming practices on my bees

    Tim, I have a neighborly relation with the friend who lets me keep my bees on his property. Unfortunately I don't know who farms the adjoining field YET. With luck I'll be able to find out what...
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    Re: Farming practices on my bees

    Eubanks is correct. You need to be concerned with pesticides and fungicides, not herbicides. I keep my bees next to a field for hay. These generally aren't sprayed with pesticides. Here in mid...
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    Re: Fall Weight Changes

    Sorry Dave, I'm not a very fast typer. Here's the long hand and full #'s.

    #1 90#/105# -2 Deeps
    #2 100#/95# -3 Mediums

    #3 110#/100# -2 Deeps
    #4 92#/85# -2 Deeps

    #5 115#/80# -2 Deeps
    #6...
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    Fall Weight Changes

    OK, I went and weighed my hives again today. I last weighed on 9/10/14. I was surprised! Lots of changes.

    #1 +15/2D
    #2 -5/3M

    #3 +10/2D
    #4 -7/2D

    #5 -35/2D
    #6 -10/2D
  6. Thread: Where are they?

    by jbraun
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    Where are they?

    Do you think they will be here May 1?
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    Re: Besswax wood finish?

    I made a wax and olive oil mix finish this summer. With vegetable oil you have a 1 year shelf life. If you use Linseed oil or mineral oil you have a 2 year shelf life. I prefer the non gasoline...
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    Re: Ready Date Calendar

    Harley, I've noticed you are a year earlier than I am. Have you started queen rearing yet?

    I just started a separate sheet on each hive last examination. I only did a fall weight as I lost...
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    Ready Date Calendar

    I just ran into this info on an old thread. Does anyone use these? I'm going to start rearing next season. Is this something that will be helpful for me in my first season or should I get some...
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    Re: How to secure tar paper

    I've seen picture here with the tar paper wrapped around the hive but not on the top cover. They then wrapped cord(plastic baling twine?) all the way around the top box then across the cover,...
  11. Re: Idea for Winterizing Hives - Feedback Appreciated

    Hi Laura, I live in Bellflower, Montgomery County so I'm pretty close to you. The NORTH winds in Jan and Feb are the problem for us. You could put up a wind block on the north side of your hives. ...
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    Re: Hello from Columbia mo.

    Welcome to BeeSource,

    Lots of good info here for you. Also your local bee club meets in Columbia I believe. Good Luck.

    Gailmo, Does the Boone County Bee Club offer Queen Rearing classes?
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    Re: # Hives Needed For Breeding

    For my first year attempt I'd be happy to get 10-12 queens. I've split my original 2 nucs the last few years to get to my 7 this year. But they are pretty mean and I'm wanting a few queens to...
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    # Hives Needed For Breeding

    I was reading an older thread recently where the beek asked about the quantity of hives in an area for successful queen mating. This person had 20 hives and one reply was that you needed more like...
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    Re: Working on Fall Goldenrods

    beepro, this is a great ditch weed here in the midwest. Glad to see someone in CA planting it!
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    1st Queens in California

    For those of us not in California, when does your mating begin near Sacramento?
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    Re: Winter Hive Weight in Indiana

    Mid Missouri 60# OK. 36th lat.
  18. Re: Need advice how to winter colonies having uncapped honey in frames

    Adam, I just researched your climate in Arabsiyo. In North America we have a temperate climate that has 4 distinct seasons. I had that as my frame of reference on my advice for you , sorry. I now...
  19. Re: Need advice how to winter colonies having uncapped honey in frames

    Adam, Last year I had 1 colony make it through the winter in 1 deep. We have a much colder winter here. Your climate may be harder on the bees as they are much more active. Good Luck with that...
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    Re: Lawnmower and bees...problem

    I ran into this problem earlier in the summer when we went into our dearth. My 3 nucs were close to my garden. I couldn't weed out there with out getting stung. They even came at me when we went...
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    Re: Bees raiding local dumpsters

    We have lots of bees here working the trash cans after Little League games. They love that sugar water in regular sodas.
  22. Re: Need advice how to winter colonies having uncapped honey in frames

    Adam, I would suggest that you leave all of the frames of uncapped honey with the bees. They will continue to dry it until they have it ready to cap. So I would leave all of the brood chamber,...
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    Re: what groundcover to plant

    Harley, My wife complained about the tall WEEDS in one area of our yard. When the asters started to bloom a few days ago she now says how pretty they look. I don't know how to get her to stop...
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    Re: What plant is this

    Casey. I just googled that aster. The Missouri Dept of Conservation has it listed as Syphyotrichum pilosum. No common name listed. They do say that it's very weedy and spreads easily.

    I had a...
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    Re: Old Cedar for smoker ok>?

    We have a club member who brings bags of cedar shavings for smokers. They work but I have a hard time keeping them lit. I've moved to using rolled up strips of cardboard. These never go out.
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