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  1. Researchers Identify Queens, Mysterious Disease Syndrome

    Didn't see this posted elsewhere???

    Researchers Identify Queens, Mysterious Disease Syndrome as Key Factors in Bee Colony Deaths


    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130304105646.htm
  2. Re: Something that looks like tiny brown egg sacs

    Can you post a picture?
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    Re: New guy from Mississippi

    Welcome!!
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    Re: slatted racks: who makes the best?

    I built 3 Como SBB last year and noticed the bees were inside instead of under and seemed to built up more. Just did a 5" w slat rack, SBB and a slot for a 1/4 closing cover (sticky trap). I put on...
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    Re: Screened Bottom Board - does depth matter?

    I built mine 3" deep with a built in slat rack, seems to work better so far over a regular SBB.
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    Re: powdered sugar treatment, how-to-do

    http://www.glorybee.com/shop/Bellows-Duster.html
    Think I saw them in Kellys also
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    Re: do you like cypress boxes

    I had gotten cypress from a local shop for $10 for the med and $14 for deeps, I put teak oil on them. works great on a 40 year old boat I have :) I like the cypress better and we have 100 year old...
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    Re: Give me (and the bees) a break

    Great engineering, they researched this example well. Bees filling sideways comb from the bottom :scratch:
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    Re: EPA investigation of Systemic Pesticides

    Only 49 so far ????? BUMP :) hope it does some good
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    Re: bees under sbb

    Mine were hanging other the board also, so i built some slatted racks and it fixed that problem and the bees seem to calm down a lot
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    Re: No forage zone ......?

    I have clover with in 30 feet of front of the hives, see them in it alot.

    "never take the left towards the trees" :scratch: anything to do with the "bees don't turn right?"
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    Re: Building my own top bar

    Daniel I used the plans in the 1st post as a guide using 1x12 and did a cypress strip top. Used a top bar same as the langs I have already so I have some interchangeability. Used a 6" x 36" plex...
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    Re: There's Always One In Every Crowd

    Great picture. What causes this?
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    Re: Easy 5-frame nuc plans

    I got the # 8 hardware cloth at the farm co-op's for about $1 a linear ft x 3' wide.
  15. Re: Need suggestions for finish/stain/waterproofer/wood protector for wood hive :)

    I used teak oil my cypress hives, looks great so far
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    Re: Brushy Mountain Videos

    Wow great resource that was hidden. TY Are you watching them streaming? Try saving them and maybe a different media player
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    Re: Poor man's honey gate?

    This one is used on most of Maxant's eq $7.95

    http://www.maxantindustries.com/tools.html
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    Re: Bee Spy camera

    Have been concerned if the IR on the cams would bug the bees, them if I used it like shooting thought the SBB?
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    Re: Bee Spy camera

    How did you get power source? Cabin is only 125 feet you can run 24v and step it down to 12 v at the cam get 1500' for the power. run a cat5 video Balun ( up to 2 miles or on fiber $$$ many...
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    Re: Bee Spy camera

    I have a IR cam 15 feet from the frt side of 3 hives so I can the entrances on all feeding into a DVR so I can Check on them remotely. Got a couple of pinhole cams I was going to put in the slat...
  21. Thread: Goofy comb

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    Re: Goofy comb

    How old is this hive?
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    Re: Advice on tractor

    Any hills? Single stage clutch w PTO gets interesting
  23. Re: Ever seen a spinner for the crush & strain folks?

    on ebay

    http://cgi.ebay.com/GILSTRAP-HONEY-EXTRACTOR-GREAT-TOP-BAR-BEE-HIVE-/300518426504?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item45f84b4788

    Cheap and says you crank it but i don't see the crank ??? ...
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    Re: 50/50 Bleach/Water spray on stored combs?

    Down on the coast where they have mildew problems, they spray water/bleach on whatever and let set and then rinse to clean. Was he doing this do old stored frames and wood ware to clean or was he...
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    Re: Another "rookie" question

    Just started last weekend with 3 hives. I have screened bottom boards and can kneel at the back with a mirror and watch them thu the bottom. They ignore me
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