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  1. Thread: Ticks!!!!

    by panubee
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    Re: Ticks!!!!

    My US Marine son uses brewers yeast (Diamond D brand) in North Carolina and claims the ticks, fleas, and mosquitos won't bite him, even while performing exercises in the swamp. The rest of his...
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    Save Seed

    You could always save seed if you have it growing already.

    I bought a packet this year. I want to put in a small bed to save seed from myself.

    Mike
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    Beeline

    Beeline is a small manufacturer.

    I had bought frames from them at their previous location for $55 per 100 frames. They used to have a price break for 500 and 1000 frames as well. They will...
  4. Thread: Attn PA beeks

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    NE PA Beekeepers

    Wayne,

    I'm in Monroe County. The Wayne County club is closer to you if you are up by Wilkes Barre. Charlie's contact information is on the local beeclub board. I copied it here for your...
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    Basswood

    You may be describing a Basswood or Linden tree.

    I can't think of any other trees blooming now in our area.

    Mike
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    Poll: 3-for-3

    I went into winter with 3 10-frame hives. We put 10 pounds of sugar on top of a sheet of newspaper for each one.

    All three came through winter, one relatively strong, one moderate, one very weak...
  7. Thread: Feedback

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    Sugar On Top

    Thanks, Mountain Camp,

    I had three hives that were light last fall, so I added 10# of sugar.

    They all made it! :D

    The only thing I would do different would be to start with 5# of sugar.
    ...
  8. Need to read a few books!!!

    I think I'm the guy Ernie was referring to in his post. :D

    I use this website, Organic Beekeepers List, Michael's website, and several books as references. (Thanks Bjorn for the swarm book tip.) ...
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    Honey Run Apiaries

    This is how Tim does it.

    http://www.honeyrunapiaries.com/queen_orders.phtml

    Mike
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    3 for 3

    I took a quick look into the hives this weekend, and all three are alive. One appears to have a very small cluster, and I question whether it makes it. I don't care about the small cluster since it...
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    Beeline Equipment

    I bought my original equipment from beeline and saved a lot.

    Beeline sold only rabbited hive bodies 2 years ago, but they seem to fit well together. They have great prices on frames, and they are...
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    Attach Queen Cell

    I use toothpicks. :D

    Mike
  13. nectar/pollen plants

    WV Beekeeper,

    I'm in NE PA, and have been also been looking at nectar/pollen plants to get me through the summer dearth. We have lots of golden rod in the area, so I am not planting golden rod. ...
  14. Topics

    Barry,

    This is a great idea.

    Although I just started beekeeping 2 years ago, my wife asked me to start collecting ideas to pass on to other new beekeepers we meet. I have collected a number of...
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    Evolution vs. Breeding

    Mike,

    I do not intend to be argumentative. Please take my comments as friendly in nature.

    [QUOTE=BjornBee;290564]definition of evolution:
    "I do not understand why evolution does not have...
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    Organic Control

    Mike,

    If you wanted to use organic means, you could keep it over seeded with Buckwheat during the summer and rye for spring and fall. It would require a lot of planting, letting it grow to almost...
  17. Thread: Foundationless

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    Foudationless

    I like another idea that Michael Bush suggested on his website. Just put an empty frame between two drawn frames. It's a lot less work! :D

    Mike
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    Nwc

    If you can wait until mid-late May check out:

    http://www.honeyrunapiaries.com/

    Tim posts regularly on BEESOURCE.

    There are other providers as well.

    Mike
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    M.E.N.-Michael Palmer

    Michael,

    "Don't remember talking to anyone from Mother Earth News. It's true, that's what I do. Wonder who they were talking to."

    I would assume it was someone who read past posts. I remember...
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    Poll: Panhandle: "1) A general statement from...

    Panhandle:

    "1) A general statement from everyone summing up your position on treatements as a whole."

    See Michael Bush's website.


    "2) Non-treatment folks at what success level are...
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    Honey Plants of North America

    Grimbee,

    Root sells a book called "Honey Plants of North America". It's a reprint from 1926. ;)

    Mike
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    Barn Cats

    Tia,

    Get two barn cats. :D

    There's always someone giving away barn kittens. They will keep the mouse, vole, chipmunk, and squirrel population far from your house/barn/garden. :cool:

    Keep...
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    Thermodynamics

    Michael,

    Excellent introduction in how heat moves through systems.

    The only thing I would like to add relates to conduction. Radiation moves heat (energy) through space using electro-magnetic...
  24. Change Day of Christmas

    Joe,

    The only change in the day for Christmas I am aware of occurred with the change from the Julian (Julius Ceasar) calender to the Gregorian (Pope Gregory the Great) calendar around the 6th to...
  25. Not a Good Idea

    I think Bjorn had the right idea.

    It's not clear to me that hybridizing the AHB will actually improve their temperament. Brother Adam observed that hybridization of Carniolans produced more...
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