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    Re: Entrance reducer laying on the ground

    skunks or raccoons-get a Sheetrock screw and with fingers wedge it between reducer and hive bottom and twist a few turns. should wedge and hold unless skunks and raccoons are REALLY hungry!b
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    Re: Praying and Wondering!!

    Thanks for your kind thoughts and now the bees are nice and toastier with a few feet of pure insulation! B
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    Re: Angies List question

    Have you tried farmers markets at the closest larger population centers as a start? Who is going to be your customer and can you supply them now? If your husband is 'just starting out' maybe get...
  4. Thread: Freezers

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    Re: Freezers

    Ace- that is genius! Send postage due! Return to sender!B
  5. Re: Plant recommendation for Chicago suburbs

    I have seen cardinal flower grow in ditch muck and they thrive where they are partially hidden by other plants so might work- they will grow to 3-4 feet high, red and narrow, and are really nice but...
  6. Re: Growing linden trees from seeds for the first time. Any tips would be appreciate

    Porcupine massage-sounds soothing! I remember my poor dog got a porcupine facial once-he loved it and claimed it was 'exfoliating" beyond anything offered at the vet!

    Crazy dog went right after...
  7. Re: Growing linden trees from seeds for the first time. Any tips would be appreciate

    Sorry folks- picking up on this one a little late.

    It is always helpful to have a long term view on planting trees and rewarding. A huge linden came crashing down in the woods after Sandy and we...
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    Re: Artic blast

    now that's funny!!!!! I wrapped mine for the winter with insulation tape! (internet pipe from post #31)
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    Re: Artic blast

    AT- weird winter- 2 weeks ago they were flying like it was mid april! keep the faith the Styrofoam on the cover can help alot and if you have another piece-stack it up. if you haven't already maybe...
  10. Re: What are your thoughts on using medium supers exclusively?

    kilocharlie- thanks for the very detailed description. ill give it a shot! B
  11. Re: What are your thoughts on using medium supers exclusively?

    KiloCharlie- can you send an image or plan for the super saw horse? Coat hanger references has me confused? B thanks
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    Re: Bullet holes for Christmas

    Talk to neighbors and see if anything else was newly shot up. Get the word out what happened and you are pissed, and see if anyone gave Jr. a new rifle for the holidays and ' oh -by the way ' did you...
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    Re: piggy back rides

    designated driver?
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    Re: Wrapping hives in cold climates.........

    THANKS FOR THE TIP AND WILL TRY ( TO REMEMBER) AND DO NEXT YEAR!B
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    Re: Wrapping hives in cold climates.........

    Sometimes we do stuff to make us feel better and that in my case it is wrapping. After last winter especially- I am a believer!! I wrap around November 1 and if anyone has a good tip on easier...
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    Re: Empty Gallon Lined Paint Cans

    sometimes the local smaller hardware stores have stock of the gallons and quarts for less than $2.00 including lid. I think the shelf space of the big box stores drives up the price. if you need high...
  17. Re: To Feed or Not to feed ...that is the Question!

    shinbone - that's heavy!
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    Re: They don't even try to hide it.

    i think literally translated it read ' buy local"!
  19. Re: Help needed for wintering bees in the Horn of Africa

    feeding is important- but with 41 hives, with many week ones, be judicious and combine some weak with some healthy ones and THEN feed and you will be happier in the spring -my opinion- hard choices...
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    Re: Lawnmower and bees...problem

    how is the water supply near them and were you mowing at same time of day as previous? we have had a ton of yellow jackets getting riled and starting aggressive behavior this summer due to drought...
  21. Re: Why are bees drying out the syrup in the top feeder?

    check the entire hive and see if they have enough comb/honey/ bees to make it though winter and you have a good queen. if most or almost all of the frames are 'empty' with no comb then they are...
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    Re: Winter Prep and Sugar Bricks

    the can is the way to go and it has to flow! just make sure the holes and top and cans are clean when refilled! it has to flow...
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    Re: Moving from bottom to a top entrance

    podunk- does the sbb open to the front and rear? they have to defend 2 full openings? tough duty! certainly close that one side down, start feeding if they are light 2/1, and reduce the one...
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    Re: When to stop feeding syrup before winter?

    You will be a trend setting and safe fashion leader! Have Fun!
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    Re: tankless water heater

    How far are you from housed source hot water supply? Might be cost effective to by really good or really cheep couple hundred feet of garden hose- rig up a shut off in honey house and take it back...
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