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  1. Re: Anyone use a Box Miter Joint for building supers...

    Dennis, I've used a box joint similar to the box miter but ceased using it after about 50 medium boxes. I droped a box off the truck and it split at the corners making a mess. The glue held for...
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    Re: Wood working equipment

    Want to save money on your lumber, buy it from a local custom sawyer. Here in NC most are selling pine for 50 cents a board foot. A 1x12x8 is $4 that's for rough cut not KD probably common. At $1 a...
  3. Thread: Feeding?

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    Re: Feeding?

    Keswickb, I am not sure what's flowing in your area, but you can watch your bees a bit to see if they are bringing in pollen, and you can inspect your hives for stored honey, nector and pollen. If...
  4. Thread: Feeding?

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    Re: Feeding?

    Lack of feeding cost me several hives, some were splits, some were swarms none of which I took honey from. The only thing that allowed them to make it through the hot dry summer here last year was...
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    Re: Honey Prices in your part?

    concur
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    Re: Honey Prices in your part?

    Hence my comment



    very true, but as in all buisness there is a trade off. cost of labor, manufacturing, feed, packaging, wharehousing, delivery. Business needs (eg cashflow)

    Beeman, you...
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    Re: Honey Prices in your part?

    Unsold inventory of high value is or may not be as equitable as selling all your inventory for a lower price so you can utilize your capital gain. My personal view is based in time and effort to...
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    Re: Honey Prices in your part?

    I'm not sure what "raw honey" is. Is there a definition? I have people come ask at the farmers mkt, I explain filtration and pasturization vs straining but it's all still honey. Mine btw is simply...
  9. Re: opened up the hive today and noticed the wax looked like something is eating it.

    Ragged edged comb, empty of honey and nector... robbing. Soon to be followed by tunneling wax worms (wax moth larve) if you don't reuse the comb on a strong hive and or take other precautionary...
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    Re: fume boards and bee b gone

    This is my 3rd yr beekeeping, I've tried brushing angry bees 1st yr, leaf blowing angry bees with a larger beekeeper 2nd yr. This year I tried the fume board w/no angry bees.

    My results, were...
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    Re: Moving to Tennessee

    Sorry, I am a dunce today, I ws thinking you were headed to NC... Disregard my previous post. Thanks
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    Re: Moving to Tennessee

    Try contacting the NC dept of Agriculture, the state has an active apiary inspection program at no cost to the owner. http://www.ncagr.gov/
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    Re: kamikazi bees and air conditioner

    I've had that happen two times, once when we set the extractor out back attracting a bunch of bees to the area near (50 ft) from the AC unit, and just the other day when I brought in 2 splits I made...
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    In your contract what is the timespan for a typical contract; or is it different based on the crop? ie. Gage is getting $65 for "everything" but is that for a month or for 8 weeks, or the period of...
  15. Thread: Poachers

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    Re: Poachers

    Actually that seems very reasonable IMO, I would feel that way about someone catching one of my swarms or me of theirs.
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    Re: Protecting mating nucs?

    Well it looks like I'll move a couple hives out of the yard, run a shot at grafting queens and then divide up the remaining colonies into nucs or larger with the new queens.

    And follow the advice...
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    Protecting mating nucs?

    How do you keep the mating nucs from being robbed out in the apiary? I assume that you need to keep several good hives to support having enought drones... so how do you protect the nucs from being...
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    Re: opinions on maxant and BM extractor

    Maxant 20 frame extractor 2 yrs old. No problems, no plastic. They were easy to deal with over the phone, I'm happy and would purchase a second one if I ever have the need.
  19. Thread: Poachers

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    Re: Poachers

    I'm with Dan Y, Don't get bent. Practice good swam control, if a swarm wanders off consider it lost, wether it hits someone elses box, a home or a hollow tree. It would have been a loss anyway.
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    Re: Bee'ing Neighborly Help from the group

    BTW, I have 9 hives, and a neightbor who has an anaphlaxis reaction to bug stings. She used to wear a veil in the yard (before I had bees) when she worked in her garden. I have a great relationship...
  21. Re: Need help to get bees to go to different water source!!! ASAP

    I'm with Gord, set up a source that is similar in chemicals to the spa. Maybe even the entrance or internal feeder with the same as noted above
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    Re: Bee'ing Neighborly Help from the group

    Just explain that the children are allergic to thier stings, and ask to have the hives moved to a more distant location with water. Understand that some bees will always venture to the pool for a...
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    Re: Moving a Hive From My Roof

    To a person who doesn't understand bee behavior it may be hard to impress on them that a bee rarely if ever stings anyone outside the immediate vicinity of the bee hive (defence of home and family)...
  24. Thread: Honey price

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    Re: Honey price

    NC Beekeepers association is buying honey at $3.50/lb limit 2 pails from established members for this years (2012) State Fair. So I'd guess that makes a good bench mark for local honey in our area.
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    Re: no brood in hive, but plenty of bees

    Keep in mind my little calander is a generality that works for me. If your doing splits that are started without a queen cell, you may need to relook the queen rearing calander as it may take 28 days...
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