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  1. Re: Making a nuc from existing hives. Timing?

    I do this below when I see Drones to mate with:
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    Re: Ventilation on a nuc

    Rear ventilation
    https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/12249797_10208143822502660_2074186403182007600_n.jpg?oh=d966651cfbb03859fb792b48fb2b75c5&oe=576DC663
  3. Re: Experience with double front blue jeans and a bee jacket?

    Blue jeans, T-shirt, Ultra Breeze jacket, and folded down Muck Boots.
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    Re: Lost Them!!!

    Right here ^^^ is what happened.
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    Re: WOUNDED WARRIORS TAKES ITS CUT

    I am an Iraq Combat Vet and a Wounded Warrior.
    Tenbears hit the nail on the head by saying,
    "The thing that has bothered me about wounded warriors project is they are only interested in helping the...
  6. Thread: Gunfire

    by scorpionmain
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    Re: Gunfire

    My bees don't mind my shooting.
    Full auto, Tannerite explosions, and so on.
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    All hives looking good. Zero losses so far. :fingers crossed:
    I replenished Winter Patties and observed lots of pollen being brought in.
    Maple I suspect.
    ...
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    Re: They are all dead...

    Keep a close eye on them.
    The third year is when they typically crash.
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    Re: Question on mites.

    Bumble bees are being impacted by Varroa.
    Hypothetically if your clean honeybees bump into a infected Bumble...
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    Re: They are all dead...

    Mites
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    Re: New Member from Kentucky

    Welcome
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    Re: Honey bees are doomed

    So, going off the original premise all the domesticated animals in the world are doomed too?
    Cattle, swine, dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, geese, goats, sheep, etc...
    These animals are maintained by...
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    Re: Funny beekeeping vid!

    These folks are hilarious:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV6nMIV3XQ8
  14. Re: Hive beetles should be gone, but they are thriving!

    I have never understood the "Full Sun" recommendation that's pushed on here.
    This claim just don't make sense to me.
    These beetles are endemic to the sub-Saharan region of Africa.
    I am pretty...
  15. Re: Possible Negative Points of Three Deep Hives

    I run a mix of hives, singles and doubles for honey production.
    Some of my bees can be pretty aggressive.
    Especially when it comes time for me to rob them of their supers. Seems to me that my most...
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    Re: Successful Trapout

    Awesome work
  17. Re: Winterizing confusion.. What should work in ky?

    I began to fed for winterizing about a month ago.
    You are pushing it if you dont already have them up to weight.
    I use tar paper but it wont go on till late Nov. Early Dec.
    I run both top and...
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    Re: New Kentuckian

    Welcome
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    Re: Belief in Beekeeping

    I believe Lauri knows what she is doing.
  20. Thread: dead bees

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    Re: dead bees

    Did you spill some oil?
    It will suffocate bees if it gets on them.
  21. Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/t31.0-8/12068492_10207891166146409_4719313679486055542_o.jpg
    Beegums, Kentucky - 1940
  22. Re: Kentucky: Looking at TBH hives to get started. New to the hobby.

    Welcome
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    Re: Fire in the hive

    Meh, who cares?
    I never said if it was Heavy Duty or Regular.
    I haven't looked to see which type it is. It's whatever the wife buys and stores in the kitchen.
    It's cheap, on hand & readily...
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    Re: Fire in the hive

    The foil doesn't burn.
    It will get some discoloration to it, but it hasn't burnt or melted.
    I have been using the same wad of foil this entire season, but will replace eventually.
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    Re: Fire in the hive

    I just saw this thread and it made me think of the way I vaporize.
    I use a Varrox and after using it I noticed scorch marks on my wooden-ware.
    To remedy this I took some aluminum foil and wrapped...
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