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  1. Thread: earwigs

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    Sure Kieck, I'll send you some samples. You...

    Sure Kieck, I'll send you some samples.

    You have a PM.
  2. Thread: earwigs

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    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news Janice, but I...

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news Janice, but I strongly disagree with those that say that Earwigs are nothing to be concerned over.

    I have posted previously about my fight with Earwigs in my...
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    I don't believe there is any such thing as better...

    I don't believe there is any such thing as better or best, when it comes to beekeeping. Words like this are only relative to each other, what works better for you, can only be determined by you.
    ...
  4. Thread: Biodiesel

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    Yes I have used and made my own Bio-Diesel, but I...

    Yes I have used and made my own Bio-Diesel, but I have recently switched to burning straight Waste Vegetable Oil in my diesel. This way I don't have to go through the titration process any longer,...
  5. Thread: I'm back

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    Glad to hear your ok Clint.

    Glad to hear your ok Clint.
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    If you do a search for Sodium Hydroxide, you will...

    If you do a search for Sodium Hydroxide, you will find plenty of sources online.

    Some of us that make our own Bio-Diesel are finding it more and more difficult to find the Red Devil Lye as well,...
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    I presume you are referring to foundationless...

    I presume you are referring to foundationless frames, and if so, no my comb doesn't fall apart upon inspection. Our bees are much more intelligent than we give them credit for sometimes, as they are...
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    That doesn't mean you don't have them, but with...

    That doesn't mean you don't have them, but with only one year of experience, you may not yet know what to look for. I have yet to see a hive that has no mites.

    Since you have two established...
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    I personally, have yet to see a consistant size...

    I personally, have yet to see a consistant size difference in the rearing of queens in my hives. I am unable to tell that they are any smaller than queens raised in my standard cell colonies.

    I...
  10. Thread: Frame spacing

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    I don't believe there is any cut and dry answer...

    I don't believe there is any cut and dry answer to correct spacing, as with every other aspect of beekeeping.

    Again, I believe that importance is all relative. By shaving frames down to 1-1/4"...
  11. Thread: Which Bee?

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    Having experience in your neck of the woods, I...

    Having experience in your neck of the woods, I would highly recommend Carni's as well. They tend to fly in cooler temps than the Italians, and winter through in smaller clusters.

    Welcome back...
  12. Thread: screen bottoms

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    Both what...? Are there only two? I have had...

    Both what...?
    Are there only two?

    I have had much trouble with SHB in the last few years, and tried many methods of battling them. If you do a search on this forum you will find quite a few of...
  13. Thread: screen bottoms

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    King Bee, I have found a better way, and...

    King Bee,

    I have found a better way, and fairly econimical. Send me a self addressed stamped envelope and I will send you a sample of my bait trap to test out.

    PM me if anyone is interested...
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    One of our fellow beeks had tested my bait...

    One of our fellow beeks had tested my bait delivery trap that I sent him, using the jelly boric acid concoction to bait the trap with. Soon thereafter, he no longer had a problem with ants in his...
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    Forgive me for answering for Michael, but I don't...

    Forgive me for answering for Michael, but I don't want others to get the wrong idea before he responds. He merely referred to the inner diameter, not the cell size.

    The cell size of the natural...
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    Keepers are using Neem in the form of "essential...

    Keepers are using Neem in the form of "essential oil" to try to fight the mites. No different than any other use of essential oils.
  17. Thread: Cordovan Bees?

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    No correction needed Dave.

    No correction needed Dave.
  18. They don't seem to advance here either Joel, I...

    They don't seem to advance here either Joel, I have yet to discover SHB in yards that have not had packages installed from a southern supplier.
  19. Yes. Recent discussion...

    Yes.
    Recent discussion
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    Uhhhhhhh, Nope. Like I said, some will...

    Uhhhhhhh, Nope.

    Like I said, some will disagree.

    I have a good understanding of convection, and the taller the hive gets the more the heat will rise out the top, acting like a chimney, and pull...
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    In my opinion, full sun is best. I know their...

    In my opinion, full sun is best. I know their are a lot of old timers and those stuck in their ways of doing things the way they have always done, and they will disagree with me, but here is my...
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    I feel that you guys are getting worked up over...

    I feel that you guys are getting worked up over nothing.

    Why the sudden fear of AHB taking over the country?

    How long ago were the Africanized bees released in South America, and how long...
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    That's a good question... Some say that the...

    That's a good question... Some say that the workers literally work themselves to death, thus the laying worker does not go out to forage, so she should be able to live longer, not that I would want...
  24. Thread: earwigs

    by Phoenix
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    David, I'm sending out samples of my bait...

    David, I'm sending out samples of my bait delivery system to everyone that sends me a self addressed stamped envelope. It should be one of those small padded manilla envelopes, just to insure the...
  25. Thread: earwigs

    by Phoenix
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    I have had numerous problems with Earwigs in my...

    I have had numerous problems with Earwigs in my hives. I didn't think it was a problem until the first time I saw a bee crawling around with an Earwig embedded in it's abdomen. After closer...
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