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  1. Re: Looking for a Legal Disclaimer Form for Bee Yard Visitors

    The PDF looks interesting, indeed, thanks for the good dig, and I thank you all who tried to help me out. Yes, I do think I can draft a disclaimer while pretending to be a "legal eagle" and yes, I...
  2. Looking for a Legal Disclaimer Form for Bee Yard Visitors

    Greetings Gentle Folks,

    Although I have not yet had any incidental stinging incidents when people visit my bee yard, I would like to ask them to sign off a legal disclaimer to the effect that,...
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    Re: Photos of Buckwheat Crop

    When I did my research on buckwheat honey yields before planting it, its honey yeield varied depending on many variables, such as the size of the lot and the number of colonies, and given that I have...
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    Photos of Buckwheat Crop

    For those of you who have not seen a buckwheat crop, here are some pics I posted:

    https://www.facebook.com/YSKHoney/

    I will later post pics of Vitex if any of you want to plant some--as they...
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    Re: January Bee Rescue

    Thank you for asking, Slow Drone.

    They were relatively calm although they came after the two gawkers [a secretary and a maintenance director] watching (in the dark far away from the window) me...
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    January Bee Rescue

    Dear Forumites:

    Here is my account of rescuing and removing bees in January, the earliest ever:

    On Friday, January 29, 2016, I was able to rescue a feral colony atop a three-story school...
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    Re: fire ant control

    Fire ants do not pose, so far, any issue in my yard, but these tiny ants often use the space above the inner cover to lay eggs like in these pics:

    https://www.facebook.com/YSKHoney

    When they...
  8. Re: Decrease productivity do to excessive and prolonged rains.

    The problems of too much rain in Oklahoma has been discussed here:

    https://www.facebook.com/YSKHoney


    and here:
    ...
  9. Re: Constant Rain Delays Swarm Season in Oklahoma

    This is what we are dealing with:

    NOW: Multiple
    hazards in effect




    Today
  10. Re: Constant Rain Delays Swarm Season in Oklahoma

    Hello, AHudd!

    A while back, when California started to experience the drought, I did (naively) write an email to the White House to the effect that instead of building this Canadian dirt-oil...
  11. Constant Rain Delays Swarm Season in Oklahoma

    My bees are on yellow sweet right now, but constant rain has prevented them from working it. How has this constant rain affected your bees in your area?

    Read more here:
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    Re: Bee Rescue Mission Pics

    I have added a few more pics of bee-removal and safety:

    https://www.facebook.com/YSKHoney

    Thank you for visiting!
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    Re: Bee-Rescue Mission Pics

    Added in the post "How to Prevent Bee Infestation" and "How to Rescue Feral Bees Safely"

    https://www.facebook.com/YSKHoney
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    Re: Bee-Rescue Mission Pics

    Here in Oklahoma, we often joke ourselves that we say Oklahoma is OK because we just don't know how to spell mediocre! Ha, ha, ha!

    Earthboy
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    Bee-Rescue Mission Pics

    Dear Forumites, novices and experts alike:

    For your entertainment, I have posted a good number pictures I have taken in my long career of bee-rescue mission:

    https://www.facebook.com/YSKHoney
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    Bee Rescue Mission Pics

    Here is the url:

    https://www.facebook.com/YSKHoney

    Thank you very much for your visit and input.

    Respectfully,

    Earthboy
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    Re: cutouts- free, or who pays to repair

    Yes, I do charge. My time is valuable not to be wasted for a volunteer work except for a bee-removal in a church, for which I have never charged.

    People often want to fool me by saying whether I...
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    Re: Question about a split

    Switch the location: place the split where the original colony is located and vice versa.

    Earthboy
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    Re: Fighting the Rise of Bee Rustlers

    From the article:

    "At the same time, backyard beekeeping seems to be growing in popularity, anecdotally at least. The arrival of hobbyists isn’t something that many commercial beekeepers welcome....
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    Re: What's the best Material for Lids?

    Plastic.
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    Re: False Swarm Calls.

    Hi, Brian!

    Yes, it will be impossible to enforce the covenant or the verbal contract. I did lose some money while doing cutouts, in fact. But most of the people I have dealt with have honored...
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    Re: False Swarm Calls.

    >>>Your questions should isolate the fact whether we are dealing with a swarm or a living nest, first. If it is a swarm and you do not want to charge within your city, for example, tell the caller...
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    Re: Is is bad to put on too many supers?

    Certainly one should but only with DRAWN SUPERS or DEEPS.
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    Re: Cut out questions

    I double the charge.
  25. Re: Abandonment method for clearing supers: Just pulled boxes. I'm worried. Need advi

    Your location is in SC where the temperature is just too warm for this method to work; this method seems to work better in the northern climate. As others have pointed out, it is highly likely to...
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