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    Re: How to deal with YellowJackets?

    I read with interest the recent post on "bee lining in 20 minutes". I don't know the habits of yellowjackets, but I would guess their nest is nearby - if you could find it, the robbers would have a...
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    Re: What to do with uncapped honey?

    Mead.
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    Re: Portrait of a drone

    I just saw your portfolio on homepage of HuffingtonPost.com
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marlene-zuk/insect-facts-_b_918917.html#s322839&title=Insects_are_everywhere

    Nice work.
    Congratulations!
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    Re: Bricks "language" for hive inspection

    Richard Taylor in "The joy of Beekeeping" described his system. I don't have it with me, but it was something like: weak colony, queen right, queenless, needs a super.
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    Re: Attaching smoker box to car

    Home depot/ lowes have small galvanized trash cans that can easily hold a smoker. I have one in my trunk with sand so it doesn't fly around too much. Seems safe to me.
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    Re: Topics for Beesource Reference Section

    I find myself looking at dcoates plywoos nuc plans thread.
    I would be interested in a list of any public presentations delivered or found worthwhile. Much better than reinventing the wheel.
    Lastly,...
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    Mosquito Spraying

    I must admit - before I became a beekeeper I always thought it was kind of cool to see the giant planes just above the treetops spraying, and spraying, and spraying. It turns out they're using Dibrom...
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    Re: Mead recipe's

    I am interested in making mead this season. I woul like to make it sparkle. Is there any way to carbonate a modestly sweet mead without a kegging system? Any experience?
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    Refractometer

    Is anyone familiar with using refractometer for brewing? Could I use the same device to measure specific gravity and water content for honey concentration? Ideally, I could use the same device for...
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    Re: Hedge for an apiary

    Lugustrum

    We have some variety of lugustrum (I think japonica) in our neighborhood. Prior owners planted between our house and the next growing to a thick hedge within 4-5 years (now 10-15 feet...
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    Re: Recomended Podcasts??

    Bubbatanicals guy in georgia occasionally has episodes devoted to beekeeping. His podcast is diverse with discussions on soapmaking, gardening, livestock, and homesteading.

    Previously...
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    Re: Swarm preps are bunderway....

    David,

    check your math - April 14th swarm cells seen would have emerged ~max 10 days later. Could the swarm cell being attended to last week be another cycle on their way to swarm?

    -BH
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    Re: Protecting my bee family

    cold soapy water and a shovel - at night.
    good luck!
  14. Re: Just installed bees in foundationless hives!

    MB,

    Is it necessary to wire foundationless medium frames for radial extraction? I've read conflicting suggestions. What's your thought?

    Thanks in advance.
    -BH
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    Re: Best SHB Oil Trap design?

    I haven't tried this yet, but our state apiarist at our recent meeting demonstrated the use of 'slim line' cd cases. He removed the three tabs that hold the disc in place and put a little peanut...
  16. Re: WpN Monthly Beekeeping Podcast - Top Bar Hives - 11/12 8PM EST

    Thanks,

    This is great!
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    Any thoughts on iTunes submission? It's not really a podcast if you have to sit by the computer at the defined time.

    My life isn't that scheduled...
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    Re: Queen marking

    The only two places I found were in australia and ontario, canada. Expensive with shipping (~$40 us) but a pretty unique item.
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    Re: My mason jar feeder I made drips - advice?

    Brushy mountain and Dadant sell metal caps with predrilled holes in them that fit mason jars. They work great and are easy to clean.
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    Re: The Last Beekeeper

    cnn has a story about the documentary today. Too bad it is not on regular cable.

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/science/09/10/last.beekeeper.film/index.html
  21. Re: Mountain Camp Method of feeding/moisture control

    Thanks for the great information.

    Are ants a particular problem? I have two hives that are often covered in ants when I come to refill the syrup. Do they remain active in the winter?
  22. Re: How do wax moths get into a hive or do its larvae invade the hive?

    Can I buy Bt locally? I didn't see it at HD or lowes.
    I am considering Xentari but would like to avoid postage.

    thanks
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    Re: bladfaced hornets

    I destroyed a nest of yellowjackets along the side of my house two weeks ago. I used a shovel and several buckets of soapy water.

    They came at me in my full bee suit but no stings. ?luck
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    Re: Hive absconded

    ?CCD

    Perhaps your state apiarist might have some insight.
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    Re: Rowdy Swarm Question

    Could these be africanized - or at least share some genetics? Are you near a port? Could the state apiarist shed some light?

    Seems strange to me (from what i've read)....
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