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    Re: Anyone use Dadant's "economy" frames?

    Yes, and I have had no problems with them. I think I have had one bottom bar with a knot out of about 100 this spring. I get the economy boxes too. Plan to pick up three deeps and frames tomorrow...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I have had two one last week and one today. Both were from my hives. One got away the other I got about half the bees uncertain on the queen. All I have read about them not aggressive and not...
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    Re: win tergreen in hbh mix

    SeaPro220

    I don't have my formula handy but I used water, Wintergreen oil, Tea tree oil, lemon grass oil and honey as the emulsifier. I feed it 1 tablespoon to 1 quart of sugar water in a quart...
  4. Thread: Oops Paint

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    Re: Oops Paint

    I buy all my paint from their returned section. Check different Lowe's some are cheaper than others. I have two locally and one is priced half compared to the other. Bee's don't care what color...
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    Re: Corregated plastic for hive beetles?

    Mr. Beeman

    do the beetles stay in the chloroplast and die or exit and die elsewhere. How do you evaluate the effectiveness. How long do you leave it in before checking it for refill or...
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    Re: Corregated plastic for hive beetles?

    I use the beetle blasters with vegetable oil and they work very well. I was of the belief the beetle eat the unnamed substance in the corrugated strips, exits and die.

    gezelllig, did you place...
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    Re: Definition of "Best Honey"

    It's the best honey because someone claims it is!

    Well, I proclaim that the Tupelo Honey gathered here in my home area from Tupelo trees to the "Best Honey" because of it's unique quality not to...
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    Re: Open feeding goes great

    Too many bees in my area to open fed! Lesson learned! Wish I could figure a way to capture the free loader bees and keep them in a hive.
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    Re: Open feeding goes great

    When I open fed last summer I discovered I was feeding everyone's bee's. I had four 10 frame deeps and they were consuming 4 gallons a day. I know mine could not eat that much.
  10. Thread: Black bees

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    Re: Black bees

    Barry

    That is what the ones going into my hive looked like, thanks.
  11. Thread: Black bees

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    Re: Black bees

    Thanks, that makes sense. There was no fighting just normal activity. And that was the only hive that had them.
  12. Re: A spray bar device to fill frames that I came across on youtube

    Thanks for the explanation guys. All this is still new to me and you northern guys have issues we in the south never have. Thanks!
  13. Thread: Black bees

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    Black bees

    Hi guys I'm in north Florida, today while watching my hives I noticed black bees going in and out of one hive. I had seen a black bee several days ago enter this hive. Today there were a lot of...
  14. Re: A spray bar device to fill frames that I came across on youtube

    Don't get It, why would you fill frames and with what?
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    Re: experience with horizontal langstroths?

    Paul

    Off topic but, I lived in Alamogordo for five years, loved it!
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    Re: Mann Lake Stapler

    18 garage stapler/ brad nailer from Harbor Freight. Been using it for projects for about 4 years it now sticks my frames together, I have even assembled some homemade supers with it. New one is...
  17. Re: What flowers are supplying the polen in NC now? (northwest Piedmont)

    I'm in the Florida panhandle 25 miles north of the gulf and I mine are bringing in orange and light colored pollen also. I have not seen any blooms but the bees are traveling in the direction of the...
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    Re: 2 3/4 vs 2 7/8

    2 3/4 will work but will need to be enlarged some. I use a small drum sander on my drill.
  19. Thread: pear mead

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    Re: pear mead

    Sounds great......I need all the instruction I can get! With each change of the weather I see something different with my bees!
  20. Thread: pear mead

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    Re: pear mead

    Square peg

    Off topic but, just googled Jackson County, AL. Like the area may have to take a bike ride up next spring and visit the cave. We have a caverns near us in north Florida, always love...
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    Re: SHB in Oregon?

    Do a you tube search for the "Fat Bee Man" he has a you tube video where he describes how to use the corrugated sign material to make SHB traps. I use a Beetle Blaster with vegetable oil. Some use...
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    Re: Best robber screen designs?

    Thanks guys for the pictures. Makes perfect sense now. May have to make a few to have on hand, easier than the wooden framed ones I made last summer.
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    Re: Best robber screen designs?

    WBVC

    Do you have a picture of the wire formed into a "W" shape and how it is stapled to the entrance. Where do the bees exit? From the short end? Maybe I'm a little simple but I can't envision...
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    Re: State Bee Inspector!!!!!

    No it is mixed with the sugar syrup at a rate of 1 tablespoon of oil mixture to 1 quart of sugar syrup. In My previous post I said 1 teaspoon but it should be 1 tablespoon. So a quart of the oil...
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    Re: State Bee Inspector!!!!!

    Tj

    Here's the recipe I use.

    Add to a quart jar

    1 cup of honey
    3 drops of lemon grass oil
    2 Teaspoons Tea Tree oil
    1 Teaspoon wintergreen oil
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