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    Re: my DIY OA burner

    I can say the same foe MOST things that I own lol
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    Re: my DIY OA burner

    That is the ugliest thing I have ever seen.....I LOVE IT
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    Re: The hive weighs 60# ???????

    Is that 60# the entire weight or did you just weigh one side? My 3 8 fr med boxes weigh about 70 if weighing from one side, so I extimate roughly 140lbs total weight. Last I checked the top med...
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    Re: Why or why not Carniolans?

    Aint this the truth. LOL I have one hive that started off Italian that I requeened from my carni hive late in the season so Most of the bees are still of Italian nature. when I cracked the tops a...
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    Re: Ready Date Calendar

    you got a sample of dropbox notes you could share do you use some kind of spreadsheet? that sounds like an easy way to do things.
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    Re: Why or why not Carniolans?

    love my carnis If they shut down brood in a dearth and you want the to stay built up for a fall flow, slap a migratory top on with a hole in it for a mason jar and and put one or possibly2 small...
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    Re: Should the hives be combined??

    1:1 this late in the yr?......... Seems a bit late for that
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    Re: Ready Date Calendar

    I raised my own queen 2 weeks after I got my first nuc but it was by accident. LOL They started swarm preps so I split out queen cells into nucs. Turned a package and a 8 fram med nuc into 8...
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    Re: Ready Date Calendar

    I have I tend to lose track of days and end up checking too early and then get all worried lol I haven't figured out a good record keeping system yet so they definitely help me
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    seed exchange

    First I apologize if there is already a thread on this I tried a search but didn't find anything . It's getting the time of yr where many flowers are going to seed and thought it would be cool to...
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    Re: Lauri is famous

    right on, there were a few legitimate people interested in the concept............and then you have the it's a hoax crowd, or they will never survive a Michigan winter in jars comments. I about...
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    Re: Lauri is famous

    Lauri, Like I said in my original post, I couldn't attach the homestead survival FB link from my phone to here, but I DID make sure they knew where it came from so you could get credit where credit...
  13. Re: Will the vibrations of the lawn mower disturb the bees?

    the only time I ever got stung mowing was when a returning bee wasn't paying attention on approach to the hive and accidentally landed in my beard. once they go in they can't back out LOL
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    Re: Lauri is famous

    If you follow the link deeper to remove and replace they give photo credit to Lauri Miller

    Edit: actually after going back and reading it I think Lauri submitted the tutorial it not only credits...
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    Welcome
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    Lauri is famous

    Saw this link pop up on my Facebook page and I recognized the equipment lol can't do a FB link from my phone but some of the comments are hilarious. Some are suggesting this is a hoax and it can't...
  17. Re: Does losts of Pollen being hauled in mean Brood and Queenright?

    It means they think they need pollen
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    Re: OAV crack pipe method

    I think most people do it closer to this way. The one hive I've treated this way , this is the type that I used. The length of pipe is less than 3 inches so not enough to build up pressure to get...
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    Re: OAV crack pipe method

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALHz4B1vqKo
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    Re: OAV crack pipe method

    of course it safe if you wear the proper PPE which I would highly recommend no matter what method of delivery.
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    Re: OAV crack pipe method

    the crystals turn to liquid long before the boiling point and your link doesn't work. If you were hitting the crystals directly with 3623 deg F I could see how some could convert but transferring...
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    Re: OAV crack pipe method

    where do people come up with this crap? it's simple science. In an open vessel pan or tube you simply cannot heat something past it's boiling point because it vaporizes off. The only way to heat it...
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    Re: # Hives Needed For Breeding

    I am down to two colonies this yr and one of them was a nuc that swarmed in late June and the queen they raised is going gang busters time will tell if she peters out early I have no clue as to the...
  24. Re: I will help provide your fall/winter bee-removal entertainment from Florida (vide

    You are building quite the backyard apiary from cutouts job well done
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    Re: Fall Harvest

    I pulled a frame last yr that was that dark and I'm not sure what it was but it was the best honey I have ever had
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