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    Re: Gear for melting out honey directly from frames

    Here are a couple of quotes attributed to the philosopher Socrates..

    "Remember what is unbecoming to do is also unbecoming to speak of."

    This melting of honey / combs to most everyone on this...
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    Re: Another Hive has absconded due to shb

    I use screen bottom boards, it may be that they are getting too hot along with the SHB...just a guess.. look up
    Handbook of Small Hive Beetle IPM
    Wm. Michael Hood
    Extension Apiculturist
    School...
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    Re: Gear for melting out honey directly from frames

    Mr. Bispham... I say go ahead with your plan to save your back and make the honey melter gizmo that you envisioned in your dream...

    Everyone else has the idea that you are going to fail... here's...
  4. Thread: Medium nucs...

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    Re: Medium nucs...

    Thanks, a friend and I got into a discussion on buying nucs instead of package bees and it seemed to us those that want medium nucs were getting less bees than in deep nucs thus, there might / should...
  5. Thread: Medium nucs...

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    Medium nucs...

    For those that sell nucs... If a "standard" nuc is 5 deep frames then how many frames would be a medium nuc??? would it be 5 or 8 due to the size/area of the frames??

    Thanks, prolly another dumb...
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    Re: Need an extractor conversion kit

    I have my drill attached directly to the basket shaft, it is held in place (so it don't spin) by some metal strapping that I made a loop around the drill and secured to one of the bolts that held the...
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    Re: Need an extractor conversion kit

    Try this... get a 1/2" corded variable drill and a router control box (harbor freight)... remove handle / pulley attach drill to shaft plug into router control box..plug into wall... push in and lock...
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    Re: Combining Hives

    Do an newspaper combine, remove cover from one place newspaper or sometimes I use Tissue paper ( the kind for wrapping gifts, my wife always has some) over the top poke some holes in it with hive...
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    Re: What kind of plant is this???

    Yes, I can't argue with you jbesherse, there are plenty of beeks in Crestview and Niceville... but, these are in the middle of the Air Base... no legal beeks there... so, I'm going with feral this...
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    Re: What kind of plant is this???

    yes. it has thorns up the base/woody part of the stem.. this one is about 8 foot tall. the big leaf fronds are attached to the trunk like a mimosa leaf sorta... makes you think of the dinosaurs......
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    What kind of plant is this???

    I found these on the side of the road covered in bees, but I don't know what kind of bush it is.

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    These bees have to be feral as they are no beeks within 15 miles any direction.
  12. Thread: SHB Anonymous

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    Re: SHB Anonymous

    Well sir, if you are ever down this way, I can help you out... just have your favorite hive tool 'at the ready'...:)
  13. Thread: SHB Anonymous

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    Re: SHB Anonymous

    Here's a couple of pictures of the vent box, I saw something similar on Youtube. It helps with the bearding and fanning. I can set it up to feed through or put some insulation boards on top.. still...
  14. Thread: SHB Anonymous

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    SHB Anonymous

    Hi my name is ___________ and I'm addicted to crushing Small Hive Beetles.

    They say the first step to recovery is to admit you have a problem... I had one hive get slimed this year I was able to...
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    Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    Yes, due to the dangers of the world, they are trying all sorts of things for detection. I have read the reports, and it is interesting... I just don't know how practical it will be on a large...
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    Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    Don't bee sorry, I for one like different points of view, it's the autocrats that suppress opinions and responses. I have been told that this is the way of forum discussion. I am still a novice...
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    Re: Lost a hive, looking back..

    DD, Being reflective is part of the learning process... I know I'm going to monk something up, so I try to have 2 more than my goal. If my goal is to have 10 hives, I'll have 12 or two extra nucs...
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    Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    I don't have a degree, but I have found that there is something about natural selection... Dead bees don't pass on their genes....
    In my backyard, if a hive dies from the environment, pests,...
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    Re: Requeening question

    If you just stick them in with bees who consider themselves a hive then they will probably kill the nurse bees, you could do a newspaper combine to give them some more bees, that's the way I do it...
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    Re: Requeening question

    DD... If you can afford a frame of brood and a frame of honey from the other hive taking one with queen cells out and starting another nuc, for a back up... if it goes well you'll end up with 2 nucs...
  21. Thread: Bee Hawk Bug

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    Re: Bee Hawk Bug

    I don't know much about rare photographs, I took this one with my phone... I have more of these robber flies than I want.. but, if the boys and I do better with the bb guns the flies around my place...
  22. Thread: Bee Hawk Bug

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    Bee Hawk Bug

    Anybody know what kind of bug this is??? Looks like a bumble bee, but it swoops down a catches bees as the get ready to enter the hive and carries them off.12278
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    Re: Bait Hive Worked! OMG please help

    When you get the bait hive, set it up next to / on top of the hive you want to move them into... whenever you are ready, good to wait until have capped brood... put frames / bars in the new hive in...
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    Re: Landing board angle

    I likem.. I make mine similar and will have to look into the tray thing. Good work, if it's needed or not, doesn't matter to anybody else but you. To each, his own...
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    Re: Installed first package today

    Buzzleblast, just up the road from you congrats on hiving your package. I got my first one from Rossman about five years ago they were mailed to me... I thought it was crazy to get them that way, the...
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