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  1. Re: Screened bottom board or solid bottom board with cold temps. and first time bees?

    Screen bottom boards work great for me. North Idaho. Winter temps go below freezing regularly.
  2. Question for those who built the bicycle wheel extractor

    I am building the honey extractor that used a 1/2 threaded rod running through two bicycle wheels in a 55 gallon drum.

    If you have built one...what did you use as a 1/2 bearing in the bottom...
  3. excellent information. Thank you everyone.

    excellent information. Thank you everyone.
  4. Has anyone found a local source of Camcote?

    My local Home Depot rep had never heard of it.

    It is used to paint items that may touch the honey.
  5. Photo request - lid of a 2 gallon paint bucket feeder

    I decided to use a 2 gallon paint bucket feeder instead of the entrance feeders that I originally purchased.

    Can someone post a picture of the lid of their 2 gallon feeder so I can get an idea of...
  6. Has anyone tried an electric fillet knife for uncapping?

    Has anyone tried an electric fillet knife for uncapping?
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    Good idea on the club. There is one about an...

    Good idea on the club. There is one about an hour from me that meets on the second Friday of every month. I think I will try to make it out there next month.
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    This has been a great group. I doubt anyone...

    This has been a great group. I doubt anyone would flame me...I hope =]

    I started researching medication and am also researching natural methods. I was a little surpised that there are so many...
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    I am not recommending any of these, just putting...

    I am not recommending any of these, just putting out some info that took a little while to gather. I am not experienced enough to tell you which ones are best.
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    Concise info on diseases and meds

    AMERICAN FOULBROOD (Bacillus larvae)
    Treatment: Destroy bees. Have NCDA fumigate equipment with ethylene oxide (ETO) or burn infested hives. Treatment of AFB with Terramycin will only control the...
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    Thank you for clearing that up and thank you for...

    Thank you for clearing that up and thank you for the link. I will read up on it.

    Marcus
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    Poll: True. I wanted to focus the poll on hobby...

    True. I wanted to focus the poll on hobby beekeepers as I realize there are things in commercial beekeeping that require protection on investment. Due to the potential financial loss, I figured...
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    Can this be true?

    Digging around for info on Varroa mite control and I came across this...

    "Our bee yard is managed using the most natural, chemical free processes. Our queens are hygenic - that means they cleanse...
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    Poll: I figure sugar water, syrup, and powdered sugar...

    I figure sugar water, syrup, and powdered sugar to be feeding rather than medicating. Unless, of course, meds are being added to it =]
  15. Thanks guys. I am going to try Mike's idea in...

    Thanks guys.

    I am going to try Mike's idea in one hive and USCbeeman's in the other hive.
  16. I just put in an order for The Queen Must Die and...

    I just put in an order for The Queen Must Die and Natural Beekeeping. Maybe I will do a beginner beekeeping book report after I read them. =]
  17. I read The Art and Adventure of Beekeeping, Guide...

    I read The Art and Adventure of Beekeeping, Guide to Bees and Honey and Beekeeping for Dummies this week. That exhausted what my local library has.

    I think I will order The Queen Must Die and one...
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    Well done MapMan! I left bees out of the list...

    Well done MapMan!

    I left bees out of the list intentionally to see how many people would pick up on it =] I can't believe it took so long either hehe


    on a side note - my boss walked up to me...
  19. Um...I did a search after I posted =] Never...

    Um...I did a search after I posted =]

    Never mind...you already answered this one a hundred times =]
  20. If you could only buy one book on beekeeping, which would it be?

    What would your one choice be?
  21. Has anyone had success with the miller type feeders?

    http://www.beesource.com/plans/mfeeder.htm

    Even though I purchased front feeders, I have decided not to use them (robbing, low capacity)

    Now I am weighing out the differences between using a...
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    Poll: I should have been more clear. By medicate,...

    I should have been more clear.

    By medicate, I mean add anything to the hive other than sugar water.

    I will post a follow up poll with a list of specific medications.

    My goal is to first...
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    Poll: POLL: Do you medicate?

    This is intended to get an idea of how serious medication is to the hobby beekeeper.
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    iwombat - you're right, I missed the entrance...

    iwombat - you're right, I missed the entrance reducer. I will make one with spacing at 1 inch (weeks 0-6) and 4 inch (weeks 6-8).

    Barry - I ordered my frames before I really knew what I was...
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    interesting...amazing really.

    interesting...amazing really.
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