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    open air beehives

    Hi, I'm in my 7th year with bees. In the first 6 seasons I saw two hives in the open. The first was hanging from a sumac tree and the other was under a soffet So far this season I have seen four. Any...
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    bee eviction help

    Hi, I was contacted by someone close to the Maryland side of the Delaware Memorial Bridge. He is doing his first bee eviction, Any one willing to help him would be apricated. Thanks Dan.
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    Help Wanted Mentor Utica NY area

    Hi I was contacted by a someone new to bees in the Utica NY area that could use a mentor. Any one that could lend a hand to a new bee keeper would be great. Thanks
  4. Thread: trapping bees

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    trapping bees

    I have used the bee cone a few years ago I plan to do it again soon Any tips on doing this would be helpfull Thanks
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    Insurance

    I have a 2 million dollar policy for just under $500.00 per year I just sell to much honey to take a chance. Contact a company that deals a lot with farmers. Good Luck Dan
  6. Thread: AFB regs

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    AFB regs

    Hi, I had a visit from the state bee inspector, and he found some AFB in a few of my colonies. Samples were taken and will be sent to a lab. If the lab agrees, the treatment is kerosene and a match....
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    afb regs

    Hi, I had a visit from the state bee inspector, and he found some AFB in a few of my colonies. Samples were taken and will be sent to a lab. If the lab agrees, the treatment is kerosene and a match....
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    honey warmer

    If it is already in jars put it in the oven on warn setting. It will be lquid in a cuple hours Dan
  9. Thread: Marking Queens

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    queen marking

    I use the non toxic paint pens I get in the art/fabric section at Walmart. They cost about a $1.50 and the queens I marked last season are still proudly wearing the tattoos I put on them. Dan
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    cut outs

    an electeic chain saw can be handy for plaster and lathing
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    no fishin

    Becuse I'll be to busy taking handfulls of money to the bank. Dan
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    no fishin

    Becuse Im to busy taking gobs of money to the bank. Dan
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    cut out

    Have a queen cage handy to put the girl in if you find her while doing the cut out. Also flashiites or drop lites Dan
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    free problems

    I did not know better, they looked fine so I used then as is. Dan
  15. Thread: comb honey

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    cut comb

    I would have every other comb empty. If you give them a box of empty combs they may build the combs crossways. Dan
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    free stuff

    I agree with Jim the last free stuff I got cost me 3 hives the free one and two of my own that devolped afb. In NY the only legal treatment for afb is kerosine and a match. The only used bee stuff I...
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    be removals

    I did about 20 be evictions last year in the Albany NY area. Over the winter I bit the bullet and took an ad in the yellow pages. With any luck I won't have time to go fishing this summer
  18. Thread: Ouch!

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    bee stings

    I keep a bottle of childrens benadryl in my truck for times like that. I like that becuse you dont need to wait for the pill to disolve to get to work. Just pop the cap and take a pull off the...
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    swarms

    Hi, I use many ways to get swarms/cut outs. I had biz cards made and pass them to contractors, painters, landscapers, tree sergons, handy men, window guys any one who might run in to bees on their...
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    Hi When I get a call that high off the ground I...

    Hi When I get a call that high off the ground I explain that unless someone pitches rocks at the tree the bees are not a threat. Have tham give me a call when the tree blows down or the tree is...
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    I use rubberbands to secure comb into frames. It...

    I use rubberbands to secure comb into frames. It is much easer to strech a rubberband then tie knots in string while wearing honey soaked gloves Good Luck Dan
  22. Thread: Colony Removal

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    Hi, I did about 20 bee evictions last season and...

    Hi, I did about 20 bee evictions last season and at least 4 were in ceilings [between kitchen ceiling and bedroom floor] Those little girls make it chalanging job at times. Once you have a good idea...
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    we useuly get them before they get that big

    we useuly get them before they get that big
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    guinies

    Thats because the bedroom is were the wife does the tick inspections after a day with the bees. When she removes them they go in the jar. Mabe next year I can have the guines do the inspection. Dan
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    guinies

    Hi I have a small jar on my nite stand with about 10 ticks in it that were removed from me or my spaniel last season Later Dan
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