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    To all who posted to my inquiry: Thank you. ...

    To all who posted to my inquiry: Thank you. Juandefuca:I was already aware that bees will remove foreign and hive produced debris from the hive, Donkeys will fly, spare me the sacrasm. Your rather...
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    I would like to hear from those of you who have...

    I would like to hear from those of you who have actually placed the cotton cords from a mop head into your hives.
    I have tried using the mop head cord (100 % cotton) two 20" cords per brood box on...
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    Dale or Ann If you are out there please e-mail...

    Dale or Ann
    If you are out there please e-mail me your address I am having trouble with your e-mail address.
    Les in SC
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    Michael: we could be talking apples and oranges....

    Michael: we could be talking apples and oranges. I will try to make myself clear. I view apriculture (beekeeping) and bee biology (research) seperately , this seperation in your opinion may or may...
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    I prefer W. Kelley's wood because of the clean...

    I prefer W. Kelley's wood because of the clean cuts, they keep their cutting equipment sharp. While visiting their location a few years back I found that they have one old timer who does nothing but...
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    Michael and Mike: I will apoligize for my tongue...

    Michael and Mike: I will apoligize for my tongue in cheek remarks about grant funding and bee lab closing. I had no idea that I would be taken seriously, I was trying to make the point the you folks...
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    DaveW: Sorry I'm afraid I do not have the...

    DaveW: Sorry I'm afraid I do not have the technial savy to scan and post the two page calendar. My wife and technical expert is on a two week visit to the Argosy U campus chasing a Doctorate degree....
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    Michael, Mike: You validate my position on...

    Michael, Mike: You validate my position on Federal funded research grants , there should be none. I also voted to close three of the four USDA labs,they are duplicates . Most of the real scientific...
  9. Thread: Essential Oils

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    Martin: I suggest tht you visit the following...

    Martin: I suggest tht you visit the following site. http://www.wvu.edu/~agexte/ipm/insects/pollinat/varroa/measure.htm This is a West Virginia University site dealing with the research of Essential...
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    Surveyor: To feed or not to Feed, pretty much...

    Surveyor: To feed or not to Feed, pretty much depends upon your guess. Someone referenced Mr.George W. Imirie's web site, Mr Imirie provides excellent advice, you will need to apply some Kentucky...
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    Michael: Sorry I should have given you the...

    Michael: Sorry I should have given you the complete reference. It is the Hive and the Honey Bee, Extensively Revise 1992, Third printing 1997. page 736, first sentence at top of page. One can also...
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    Good Morning Fellow Beeekeepers. I have come upon...

    Good Morning Fellow Beeekeepers. I have come upon this conversation at the very tail end, some very intersting ideas. As it has been said many times already,I have no problem with any of your...
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    I have been drilling a 3/4 hole inch come and go...

    I have been drilling a 3/4 hole inch come and go hole in each super just under the hand grip on the front of the box every since I started beekeeping. I had seen this at a beeyard in TX and I thought...
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    Bill: Some friends and I kicked this idea around...

    Bill: Some friends and I kicked this idea around once with a slightely different slant. We had received a gift of a 24 frame radial extractor, one person volunteered to set it up in a building on his...
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    Jorge: I have tried most evey type feeder to...

    Jorge: I have tried most evey type feeder to include boardman, zip lock bags, frame feeders , glass half gallon , glass one gallon and finally plastic one gallon pails. I have settled on one gallon...
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    Paul: I was scrolling the forum and ran into your...

    Paul: I was scrolling the forum and ran into your query and would like to offer a comment. Several seasons ago I bought a used beekeeping book titled "Beekeeping Tips and Topics" author Elbert R....
  17. Thread: Bee-Pro Patties

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    Forgot to mention in the above post that the idea...

    Forgot to mention in the above post that the idea of the substitute pollen and the sugar water is to urge the bees to start using the honey and pollen they have hoarded for brood rearing.
    Les
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    Yes I use Bee Pro every year along about this...

    Yes I use Bee Pro every year along about this time of year , I will be putting some on the next warm day. And yes it is much easier than using the pollen yeast mix which I have done only one time....
  19. Thread: Queen Travel

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    Jorge: Good question, Michale is right on. The...

    Jorge: Good question, Michale is right on. The bee scientist tell us that female Vorra mate and go most directely to a brood cell that is soon to be capped,the majority go to a Drone cell. There she...
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    Michael: I feel confident that I can persuade my...

    Michael: I feel confident that I can persuade my supervisor to ship you a pint jar of Sourwood honey at our cost plus postage , please understand that wife woman aka supervisor handles all jarring,...
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    Don: Thanks for your response and your comments....

    Don: Thanks for your response and your comments. I do like your attitude and I believe that I get the message. I have great respect for you commercial breeders and often wonder how you keep at it...
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    A Good Day To You Beekepers: I did some research...

    A Good Day To You Beekepers: I did some research on the two Queen system a few years back, my intention was to use the double screen board also known as the Snellgrove board. After careful research...
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    Thank You: Michael, Dennis, Hook and Bill. I will...

    Thank You: Michael, Dennis, Hook and Bill. I will continue to try to become a better bee keeper. I have an observation hive, but it is a single frame, the next time I see a two frame observation hive...
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    Thank you Surveyor: Yes I have tried their 1-800...

    Thank you Surveyor: Yes I have tried their 1-800 and their e-mail. No problem purchasing a complete unit, but I have had no success in obtaining replacement parts.
    Les in SC
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    First, I am new to this board , but I quickely ...

    First, I am new to this board , but I quickely recognized the vast experience and knowledge available from the friendly user of this forum. I have been keeping bees for the past 50 years when I...
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