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  1. Thread: Medihoney

    by John Seets
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    Medihoney

    Yes, I just came across this too.

    All you have to do, is squeeze some honey on some band-aids, call it medical grade honey and sell 10 of em for over 100 bucks. What a bunch of hype!

    Like...
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    That guy should be staked out near an ant hill...

    That guy should be staked out near an ant hill and have honey poured on him!!
  3. Docking; Don't waste your time fooling with...

    Docking;

    Don't waste your time fooling with chemicals or smoke. You need neither to effectively remove the bees from the supers. Use a leaf blower which works great (~30 seconds per super).

    -...
  4. BeeHive Brandy - Smooth Stuff, Highly Recommended

    For those of you who enjoy Brandy, you might consider getting Napolean BeeHive Brandy. It is made by Adet-Seward in France. Ask your liquor store person to contact the US importer, Johnson Brothers...
  5. Thread: Maryland

    by John Seets
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    Maryland

    21228

    05/06/08

    Black locust
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    I agree with Will. The mistake was asking the...

    I agree with Will. The mistake was asking the neighbor to call the police in the first place and established a bad precedent. The neighbor was unnecessarily alarmed by doing so (why they called the...
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    If the empty queen cells you found show a "hole"...

    If the empty queen cells you found show a "hole" in the side of them, that means that the first virgin queen that emerged killed the one(s) that have not emerged. The hole in the side is indicative....
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    I recommend ditching the non-standard size box...

    I recommend ditching the non-standard size box and putting the 9 frames in a standard size box with spacers for 9 frames. Less hassle in the long run.
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    Bill; You are correct. Six years ago, I was...

    Bill;

    You are correct. Six years ago, I was using both PC and wax comb in the hives - typically 2 fulls or 1 full and a pc for brood. Since that time, I have been culling the old waxed comb out...
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    Poll: Glue and Screw. The only way to go.

    Glue and Screw. The only way to go.
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    Current PermaComb Status

    All;

    I appreciate that (most of) you (especially Bill) like the comb. It is all I use in my hives (both brood and honey).

    I live on east coast. The comb is produced in LA. I must ship it from...
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    Ccd

    Bud, you said:

    "CCD reminds me of Y2K - a lot of hot air over nothing."


    I'm not so sure you would say that if it had hit your apiaries. It is quite real and fits the profile. In fact, when...
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    Lemongrass oil

    Check out:

    http://www.bee-commerce.com/download/hbhInfo.pdf
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    NWC Source

    Am looking for 5 NWCs. Can anyone please recommend a good source? I know Strachan sells them at $21/ea + ship. Seems a bit pricey to me. Other suggestions/ recommendations would be appreciated.
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    Bees Still Hauling Lots of water

    I use 2 of those plastic "baby pools" that can be had from Walmart for not much money. After filling them with water, I dump in a couple dozen tennis balls. The balls wick the water and the bees can...
  16. Hi, Darrell; I was just curious how the Purvis...

    Hi, Darrell;

    I was just curious how the Purvis queens you purchased last summer worked out for you. How many did you get?

    Thanx.
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    Poll: Here's one possible causal factor that seem...

    Here's one possible causal factor that seem viable - no hard evidence though.

    http://www.rense.com/general75/HONEY.HTM
  18. Thread: PC?

    by John Seets
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    Thanx, Mike. Please note that the 471 number...

    Thanx, Mike.

    Please note that the 471 number is no longer valid. The other numbers are OK and email address are correct.


    For those interested in PermaComb, there are approximately 1500 left...
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    Dick, I cannot explain it. Email sure seems...

    Dick, I cannot explain it. Email sure seems flakey at times. Of course if all else fails, there is always snail mail to:

    2203 Belleview Rd.
    Catonsville, MD. 21228

    My email address is
    ...
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    Bill; FYI: The comb is pulled out of the mold...

    Bill;

    FYI: The comb is pulled out of the mold assuming SC is produced like the PC. Not pushed. (Unless you know something that I don't :-})
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    Yes, everything you need to know about the...

    Yes, everything you need to know about the product and/or pricing is located at the link provided earlier and attached to my name. Need comb - call or email. We're friendly here!
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    Of course, putting them on the hives they came...

    Of course, putting them on the hives they came from or the stronger hives not only prevents spread of diseases but they clean up faster so you can get them off and stored.
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    And for those of us who do acquire queens from...

    And for those of us who do acquire queens from outside sources and engage in late summer requeening, having a marked queen amongst a kazillion bees sure makes here easier to find.
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    Ditto on the PermaComb. I ran Carneys for some...

    Ditto on the PermaComb. I ran Carneys for some years and unquestionably the Italians work new PC faster.
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    You know, every now and then you end up with a...

    You know, every now and then you end up with a hot-hive in the yard that wants to sting you when you first arrive. I have found out that after extensively working that hive, (scraping burr comb,...
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