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    Re: Remove bees before painting?

    I paint boxes with bees in them, paint the bottom boards and tops too if they need it. I pressed a lot of unpainted boxes into service this year and later went back and hosed them down, primed and...
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    Re: Front Range Snow & extended Swarm Advisory

    Well, 240# of honey from 5 hives, all started out as queenless walk away splits. The rest of my hives were comb builders this year, did 3 late season splits, and everything is looking good going...
  3. Re: First and Last year since no one can play nice

    Same here.
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    Re: Proof you dont always need a suit or smoker!

    Pretty much anything I do in my apiary or outyard I wear a veil and a tee shirt. I don't like stings but they happen. When I move bees or work for the commercial near me, I wear a veil, long sleeved...
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    Re: Flow Hive

    :applause: Chinese knock offs. That's the reality of success, and on a product that's barely being mass tested as we speak. Who knows, maybe the Chinese version will work better :lpf:
  6. Re: Best way to draw small cell on foundationless

    Foundationless does seem to have an inordinate amount of drone cells. If you start scooting it to the outside and open up your broodnest and insert a foundationless frame I tend to get mostly worker...
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    Re: Proof you dont always need a suit or smoker!

    I was cracking tops in my outyard to see how far along the top supers were from being filled with only a veil and a hive tool, first colony didn't care, second colony nailed me 12 times. When I...
  8. Thread: Raw Honey

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    Re: Raw Honey

    I live my life one sublethal dose at a time D Coates :lpf:
  9. Re: When fed syrup continuously, do bees store it?

    I've fed since spring so they've been drawing since spring and still are through the dearth. When I let the frames get robbed out there's no noticable color left in them. I store full frames in the...
  10. Thread: Raw Honey

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    Re: Raw Honey

    Hahaha sometimes I feel like I should be wearing my tinfoil hat when selling honey :pk:
  11. Re: When fed syrup continuously, do bees store it?

    I've fed one yard continuously since spring. They've drawn over 300 deeps for me. Most hives have 80# of red syrup stuffed into their supers. I use red or purple to track the syrup throughout...
  12. Re: Honey Bee Health Coalition releases Varroa Management Guidebook

    Thanks for the link. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Front Range Snow & extended Swarm Advisory

    The storm advisory kept saying bear creek and manitou, I kept thinking bear creek steve for some odd reason :scratch: Glad it didn't get you guys. Im going to borrow the neighbor's ditcher and hook...
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    Re: Front Range Snow & extended Swarm Advisory

    Don't know how bad you guys got it last night but one of my yards got hammered by flooding. Water high enough to go over pallets, bottom board and 3" up into the bottom brood boxes. I did some...
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    Re: All Mediums: Was Brother Adam wrong?

    That's just Ace talking about things he knows nothing about Arnie. It's his M.O. :rolleyes:
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    Re: Flow Hive

    FatBeeMan pulled it off in a few weeks in his own way long before we're hearing from the people who invested in flow frames :applause:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjWvqSNH-k8
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    Re: Have You Smelled It Yet?

    It's been blooming here for over a week, I've seen it in the ditches but there's so little of it that I haven't caught a whiff of it yet or I would have pulled honey. A few more weeks is all I need...
  18. Re: Testing Soybean Cultivars, Cited in the Literature, for Honeybee Forage.

    Victor :) :lookout:
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    Re: All Mediums: Was Brother Adam wrong?

    The bees in the soffit had their entrance blocked multiple times and pesticides sprayed into the cavity. <- Major Disturbances
    The tree got cut down and that section was left for dead when they...
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    Re: Is CO2 the best way to kill a hive?

    Will you still be giving your invaluable advice on BS when you don't have bees? I bet you will :rolleyes:

    AHB genetics are the best thing that could happen to a 'non intervention' sort of guy. ...
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    Re: All Mediums: Was Brother Adam wrong?

    I've cut out bees from soffits that started as 3" deep combs, ran 6' down the soffit, then went down through a hole cut into the top plate and was between 2 studs almost to the bottom plate (8' long...
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    Re: Redoing frames

    cut them and glue/staple a new bottom bar across the flat bottom :)
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    Re: building frame question

    Yes dot. I use 3/4" thick end bars and when I use foundation I have to trim it. I made a jig so it goes quickly.
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    Re: Front Range Snow & extended Swarm Advisory

    Nice Arnie. Mind if I ask what the dimensions of your packages are and a roundabout price for them?
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    Re: Posting photos to BeeSource.com

    You can link to a picture on another site such as photobucket and use their (img) and (url) code. The picture is hosted elsewhere so you can have a nice detailed picture, however the pics always...
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