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    Re: Neighbor's pool over fence watering plan

    JWC posted this in another forum.

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?320762-Brackish-Sodium-salt-attractive-Potassium-salt-aversive-to-bee-foragers
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    Re: Neighbor's pool over fence watering plan

    I have a pool and over 20 colonies at my house. The key is to not let the bees target the pool. Easy, right? The basics, you need to provide a close, desirable, and most importantly a reliable water...
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    Re: Queen Castle Plans

    Nice design. Mine is very similar, but I use deeps. I also use 3 frames per compartment instead of the 2 in the brushy design. I start with standard deep (I did special order 50 boxes without the...
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    Re: No compete clauses

    First, thank you for the comments and kind words. I truly respect your input and really enjoy reading your contributions to beesource. You are most definitely on my short list of posters to read and...
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    Re: No compete clauses

    I do watch and enjoy shark tank - one of my favorite shows. The thing here is that (I believe) that when two parties enter into an agreement (mentoring with no fees exchanged) and the relationship is...
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    Re: Nosema contaminated equipment

    You never said why you're so certain that it was infected by nosema. Perhaps you should provide more information?
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    Re: No compete clauses

    Sounds like the words of someone who has done, and been called out for, exactly doing what has happened to me.

    Lets the clear, I have ZERO issues competing with others in the same market. What I...
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    Re: No compete clauses

    Interesting analogy, Mark. I wonder how many competitive shooters are actively taking on students, specifically, bringing them into to their range, spending a few days to teach/improve their...
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    Re: Nosema contaminated equipment

    Very nice! Thank you.
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    Re: No compete clauses

    Not to speak for Harry, but I fully expect them to use the skills gained in mentoring, but the whole point is what ethics and consideration are they going to exhibit when deploying these skills?...
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    Re: Types of hive stands - ideas

    That sounds cool. I might give that a try at my house yard. Isn't that hard to do in that red Georgia clay :)
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    Re: Nosema contaminated equipment

    Do you have a reference you can provide? Thanks
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    Re: Early Drones in the Northeast

    That may sound good on paper, but I suspect the likelihood of successfully overwintering a drone layer is low. I'm sure its possible, but at what cost? Perhaps if you were going to use the drones in...
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    Re: swarm commander vs ultra breeze bee suit

    I stand corrected. My apologies, however, from the other pictures it did not look like Velcro at the wrists. What do you have at the waist band on the jacket? If elastic, is it heavy duty? I've found...
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    Re: No compete clauses

    I would NEVER, EVER go into my mentor's established customers and undercut them to get the account. Heck, I've even made calls to beekeepers I don't know who were previously selling honey to...
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    Re: No compete clauses

    If that's his net per 60, then he needs more secrets than I've got :D
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    Re: No compete clauses

    Yes, if Mark is only netting $2500 on 60 of his colonies, then perhaps he needs to stop by Suffolk on one of his trips and become one of my students... :)
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    Re: No compete clauses

    awebber96,

    First thanks for providing details on legal issues.

    Whether to stop sharing beekeeping knowledge was in part one of the things I was attempting to get from this exchange. I plan to...
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    Re: No compete clauses

    Not to get into details, but we net WAY more than 2500, but yes, I'm not paying to have a document written.
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    Re: swarm commander vs ultra breeze bee suit

    Yes, that is one feature that I really like about the UB products. UB was designed by a beekeeper with lots of feedback from fellow beekeepers. All the others are knock-offs (with various weaknesses)...
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    Re: No compete clauses

    Getting paid is not the norm locally. Most of this is through local clubs where the experienced members dedicate their time and experience to help newbees. The clubs do charge a fee to cover printed...
  22. Re: Comparing sugar cakes to "loose" sugar feeding

    I suspect that MC (even how I use it) is less total initial moisture than bricks. I base this on the fact that all the sugar in MC is not initially solid. Again, I'm not suggesting anything is wrong...
  23. Re: Comparing sugar cakes to "loose" sugar feeding

    What do you mean by "wicking" moisture? Did you leave paper extending outside the hive bodies? If not, then I would suspect that you had moisture problems inside the hive regardless of any in-hive...
  24. Re: Comparing sugar cakes to "loose" sugar feeding

    I suggest a slightly different approach.

    Materials:
    1. Garden pump sprayer filled with water
    2. Newsprint
    3. Sugar
    4. (optional) dry pollen substitute

    Procedure:
    1. Start with a single...
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    Re: No compete clauses

    I've been keeping bees for well over a decade and have been in local wholesale for about 7 years. We're a very small operation by commercial standards. My hive count for the past 5 years hovers...
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