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  1. Re: Queston to those who have grown Hubam Clover

    Sweet clover is very different the Hubam clover. Hubam is a hybrid of sweet clover that grows, blossoms and dies in about 4 to 5 months. Real sweet clover grows for one
    year, and blossoms the...
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    Re: How Do You Protect Yourself with Oxalic Acid?

    Dribble or Vaporize? I vaporize, and use a mask, one wiff of that stuff and you will never want to get any again. I often wear sun glasses, but that's just because I have them on.
  3. Queston to those who have grown Hubam Clover

    I planted 5 acres this year and it turned out awesome. Planted 1 march, started blooming 1 june, by the first week of june it sounded like a beehive. All 14 of my hives were working it hard. It's...
  4. Thread: My Hubam Clover

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    My Hubam Clover

    Planted 5 acres on the first of March, Planted it thick, 100lbs for 5 acres. It's 3 to 5 feet tall now and in full bloom. The five acres sounds like a hive, no matter where you stand around the...
  5. My Experience with snelgrove boards for 2 queen hives and swarm control.

    I used 8 snelgrove boards to try and stop swarming and to try a two queen hive setup. Both worked reasonable well. I found pinning the queen above the board the most effective way to stop swarming...
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    Re: How to keep entrance disk turning easily?

    I reverse mine from where ODFRANK drills his hole. Put the hole in the bottom, because if the disc gets loose, it will rotate the hole to the top because it's the lightest. And if I've got it...
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    Re: to TF or no to TF?

    I wish someone would do a poll and find the percentage of new bee keepers that want to be TF, Tried to be TF and are still TF and have live bees in their hives. Mr. Bush is one of my heros and I...
  8. My first secondary swarm lead by a virgin queen...

    Caught a swarm about 4 days ago, small, but had a queen. Put them in a nuc. I always keep a rag with swarm commander on it on a limb head high and I can usually see the swarm from my house. I was...
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    Re: How/when to remove a snelgrove board.

    We're at the height of swarm season right now and will be for another month. I'm putting the boards on BEFORE swarm cells are built if possible. If they build them above the board, I'll steal or...
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    Re: How/when to remove a snelgrove board.

    I was using the SB to stop swarming, and it works, but I noticed that the bees forced down into the lower box, tended to use that door, and hang around that door until I closed it off. So I'm...
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    Re: Convert to Mediums Instead of Hive Body Swap?

    +1, I started with deeps and will soon me all mediums.... Having one frame size in the apiary is well worth the extra time inspecting.
  12. Re: painting a coat in seconds.....my kinda painting

    Boy am I doing it WRONG!
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    How/when to remove a snelgrove board.

    First year trying snelgrove boards. With no queen or queen cells in the box above the Sboard, can I simply remove the board and put the box down on the main brood box with the supers over it? I...
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    Re: Best queen catcher/marker

    +1 for the one handed queen catcher. They are awesome!
  15. Thread: Grafting %

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    Re: Grafting %

    that's a good read you posted David. Thanks
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    Re: Is using swarm cells a bad thing?

    Now that is just plain funny!:D
  17. Thread: Mite Treatment

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    Re: Mite Treatment

    +1 I agree with Phoebee, mites grow with the bee population, and need to be treated during the dearth.
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    Re: Advice needed on a balled queen

    Thanks beepro, I lose queens for no apparent reason, there one week laying fine and gone the next. This is at least a possible explanation. I have all my hives in a row, facing the same...
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    Re: My bees just swarmed! I'm done!

    I have had pretty good luck with mean queens being replaced and the daughters not being nearly mean as the mom.
  20. Re: Wow! I am noticing a big difference between Apivar & OA vaporization results. W

    I've used 4 different vaporizers. At the height of mite season, at the start of the dearth when my hives are booming and my supers have come off, I get THOUSANDS of dropped mites by the third day...
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    Re: Anyone seal boxes with polyurethane?

    I've been disappointed with how long it lasts, 2 to 3 years, and then it's a mess to try and fix and repaint. Stopped using it about a month ago, everything will now be Valspar Stormcoat. Much...
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    Re: My bees just swarmed! I'm done!

    I finally planted a 7 foot tree in front of my hives, tied a rag to the biggest, head high limb and spray swarm commander on it every day. Caught 5 of my swarms off of it. Better than standing...
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    Re: Advice needed on a balled queen

    Hi Beepro,
    I've never heard of this before. If bees from another hive get into the wrong hive, they can cause the hive queen to get balled? I've found queens being balled in my hives, but they...
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    Re: Take a break...and look

    Enjoyed that! Thanks
  25. Re: Creating a Preemptive Swarm; The Taranov Manouver

    What happens to the open brood in the old box when all the nurse bees are removed. Will the forgers take over the nursing duties? Take the queen out and this looks like a great way to build a cell...
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