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  1. Thread: yellow jackets

    by Tucker1
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    Re: yellow jackets

    Last year I lost a hive to YJ's. It was a weak hive, but should have made it thru the summer easily. The YJ's were terrible, with at least 6 - 10 on the one hive every time I checked it. I spent a...
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    Re: A how to dip Beehives Video

    Thanks for taking the time to make this video. That's quite the set up you have. You make it look easy and simple. Hopefully, I'll get to the point where it makes economic sense for me. Thanks again...
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    Hive Moving Equipment.

    I've been trying to find a piece of equipment to help me move my hives singlehandedly. Every once in a while, I'll see a picture of a odd looking dolly/hand truck, that can be used to move hives...
  4. Thread: Nitrile Gloves

    by Tucker1
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    Re: Nitrile Gloves

    I've used the Nitrile Gloves for awhile and thought they worked fine. Your hands do get very sweaty, but that hasn't been a problem for me. I go to the local Grange and pick up a box of the thicker...
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    Re: Bonapi - anyone seen one?

    These guys seem to have some unique bee keeping equipment, with customized hand trucks and hive moving equipment. I wonder if anyone in the US distributes their equipment and if parts are easy to get.
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    Re: Low Cost Decapper

    Thanks for the replies and suggestions. The pictured unit looks like it might fit the bill. Now I need to see if I can find a used one or get a paper route and start saving my money. I appreciate...
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    Re: Low Cost Decapper

    To answer your questions, I hope to have about 30 hives by next spring. I'll be buying about half of them from a good friend and fellow bee keeper. Both my wife and I are in our mid 60's and getting...
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    Low Cost Decapper

    I'm hoping that someone can recommend a low cost semi-automated decapper for a sideliner. Ideally, the decapper would be less than a $1500 used, but in good shape. Most of the units I've seen look...
  9. Re: What is the lowest temperature bees will forage at?

    The wind plays into it somewhat. I've observed my Carnies fly on a sunny day, with little wind in the low 50's (~53-55 F) .

    Regards,
    Tucker1
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    Re: Surprise under lid

    Heck, in Eastern Washington we've got worms that are almost that size and they spit at you, if you upset them. :D

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_Palouse_earthworm

    Regards,
    Tucker1
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    Re: Hive Paint or Poly

    I've used the Sikken for several years on my deck and it's worked really well. I've had to apply it about every 4 - 5 years. The horizontal surfaces tend to wash-out/fade, due to sun light. The...
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    Re: Neighbors kids get stung by your bees

    I think the idea of keeping the hives out of sight (behind a hedge or enclosed with a high solid fence) is perhaps the best idea. This will force the bees to fly up, whenever they're leaving the...
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    Re: new 7% tax on almond pollinators

    The company that I work for has to pay a special tax to California when they participate in a California trade show or convention. This is beyond the sales tax that California receives when our...
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    Re: Personalized queen marking...

    Currently, they are able to place personal cartoons inside of integrated circuits that require high power microscopes to see. This cartoons are sort of the signature of the IC design team.

    Perhaps...
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    Re: Price of Sugar - Future Outlook

    I picked up a 25 lbs bag of sugar at Winco, which placed the price of sugar at $0.51/Lbs. By Saturday, it will be gone.

    Regards,
    Tucker1
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    Re: Comment from a Supplier

    I buy most of my supplies from a local fella (Tate's Honey Farm) in Spokane. He's a wonderful guy. Polite, thoughtful, knowledgable and good with dogs. This year his suppliers got caught short and...
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    Re: Comment from a Supplier

    I buy most of my supplies from a local fella (Tate's Honey Farm) in Spokane. He's a wonderful guy. Polite, thoughtful, knowledgable and good with dogs. This year his suppliers got caught short and...
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    Re: Chico Dadant....

    Last year I bought my extractor from the Chico Dadant Office. The service was outstanding. I took the time to e-mail the Dadant home office and express my pleasure dealing with the Chico branch.
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    Re: Polystyrene hives

    I have a buddy that has one that he's been evaluating. I was surprised to hear that a mouse eat through a section of the hive, just above his mouse guard and entered the hive. Seems that the mouse...
  20. Pollination oportunities in Northern Idaho?

    Just a quick question from a small time beekeeper that would like to move into sidelining. Are there many pollination opportunities in northern Idaho for a small scale outfit ..... and an old man, to...
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    Hello from Eastern Washington

    Just a quick introduction. I've been bee keeping for about 2 years, starting this past April. By Saturday, I will have three hives going into this summer. Both my wife and I enjoy keeping bees and...
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