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    Re: Empty Gallon Lined Paint Cans

    How do you use it? Holes in the bottom? Over the top bars?
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    Re: Empty Gallon Lined Paint Cans

    " I have converted completely to plastic feed cans because of this problem."
    Stuart, what kind of plastic container do you use?
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    Re: How Mushrooms can Save the World (Bees)

    I think the mushrooms are already at work fighting g warming....record cold in my area
  4. Thread: VHS bees

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    VHS bees

    all colonies that have brood also have natural VHS qualities....some with greater sensitivity than others.
  5. Re: Can I use a bee escape board for this ....?

    wcubed....sometimes the simple answers are the best
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    Re: Gov agencies protecting our bees

    please don't take my " excided about the many gov agencies " as being serious ... just trying to make a point of how the gov continues to add agencies, sub-agencies or programs in order to "take...
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    Re: Gov agencies protecting our bees

    not scared ... just so excided to know that all of these many government agencies are protecting our industry ..I feel relived ...probably could use 10 or 12 more...don't you think?
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    Gov agencies protecting our bees

    Here they are: USDA, EQIP, NRCS, ARS, NIFA, APHIS, FSA, CRP, ERS, and NASS. We should have no problems!
  9. Re: A better beetle trap...how to get a patent

    what do commercial beeks use fo shb....anything. Bee carefull...bettle blasters work great and they are cheap
  10. Re: Does OAV somehow ruin uncapped or capped honey?

    Ever take aspirin? Better check the MSDS. Think twice before feeding it to your bees...might check MSDS before you breath.
    Hazardous
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    Re: clover planting

    I planted sweet clover in the spring...mostly weeds have taken over....if I mow now will the clover recover or die?
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    Re: Is Roundup as safe as we have been told?

    well MB I really don't think it was a disaster ...if it wasn't for the greatest generation on the face of the earth that gave those lives ...we may not be free to keep our bees...and live as free...
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    Winter bee hatch around Tn

    Currently seeing a lot of brood in my hives...would these be the time for winter-over bees in this area?
  14. Re: Long range forcast for another nasty cold winter in central-southeast states, rat

    don't MB live some place on the globe ...lots colder last winter and much cooler summer in Tn ...my part of the globe ... some places it's hotter and some places it's colder .. some places it's dryer...
  15. Re: How long after a swarm should you see eggs/brood

    It has been two weeks now and no eggs...but I spotted the queen. What should a hive look like right after a swarm? No eggs...or brood and not much honey?
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    Re: Best small scale electric extractor?

    you should say "not quite all the honey runs out"
  17. How long after a swarm should you see eggs/brood

    Swarm happened last week....should I be seeing eggs?
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    Re: Honey extractor?

    Beeracuda ...seems that centrifugal force would cause it to happen ...throwing the honey into the adjacent frame.
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    Re: Honey extractor?

    The 9 frame Maxant places 2 frames side by side in 3 places...almost touching...looks like the honey would flow from one to the other...any problem?
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    Re: Best small scale electric extractor?

    DPBs ... with two frames side by side ...and maybe touching .. how does the honey flow out? so .. you need to turn the tangential ones around and cycle again?
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    Re: Tenn/Ky question

    Category 3 carcinogens are defined as substances which cause concern owing to possible carcinogenic effects but the available information is not adequate. There is some evidence from animal studies...
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    Re: Glove alternatives

    Thershey; I used the same type glove at a time when my "dish" gloves were not handy ...only going in to replace syrup ...they stung through the cotton backside ...several times ...had a fat hand for...
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    Re: Tenn/Ky question

    " Slightly better, and on the FDA list as approved, is PDB (Para Dichlorobenzene). But both of these are carcinogens and I have no use for such things in my food supply, and beehives are part of...
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    Re: Tenn/Ky question

    Think I will try both methods this year ...under a shelter that has no sides?
    I have the Bt but can one buy the proper crystals locally without having to order?
    How many crystals do you put on...
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    Tenn/Ky question

    Need some options of storing comb after extraction. Last year I used froze then used Bt dried and stored in plastic containers ...they molded enough where I didn't want to put them back in the hive...
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