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    Re: Once every blue moon sting reaction?

    I don't usually wear gloves and get stung all the time. Early march I did an inspection and got
    Hit once on each hand. Got hot all over, turned bright red, face started swelling, then I got itchy...
  2. Re: Laws restricting killing/exterminating bees

    I've had beekeepers argue with me that it was illegal to kill honeybees in IN. I've gotten cutout calls from people that were told by exterminators that it was illegal to kill bees. But as of 3...
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    Re: queen juice question

    I was at an auction talking to an old beekeeper today. I always approach them warily because I don't know if they are bastions of knowledge or cantankerous old f@&$s that refuse to change. This guy...
  4. Re: LEGISLATION or CITY Ordinances regarding KILLLING OF HONEYBEES?

    I was the Bayer Bee Care stop last week and had another experienced beekeeper argue with me that it was illegal to kill honeybees. I get cutout calls every summer from people that don't want to get...
  5. Re: 5 gallon buckets- Home Depot or food grade?

    I've actually spoken with Encore Plastic about their buckets. Any of their white or clear-ish buckets are food grade HDPE. That's most of the buckets you'll find new.
  6. Re: When is cutout safe for Northern climates?

    If I'm being paid to do it, I cut it out when the client wants. I charge enough that I can buy bees if needed. I hate to kill them, but the word of mouth advertising gets me free bees down the road.
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    Re: PVC board for hive construction??

    Most people will say that if it doesn't breathe, its not a good idea. I'd agree with that, but I have seen fiberglass hives and someone on here talked about making some aluminum hives that worked...
  8. Re: filling frame (division board) feeders and drowning bees. this is what i did!

    I lined mine with old window screen and then scrunched an extra piece of #8 down inside it. Not nearly as pretty as these, but very functional.
  9. Re: If you had a 20 acre pasture to dedicate to your bees...

    Sweet clover is a biennial meaning you won't get any blooms the first year. It also has high levels of coumaphos, or something like that. It is an anti clotting agent that can be dangerous for...
  10. Re: Anybody using ship lap joint on their boxes?

    I started out making box joints. After that batch, I did ship lap rabbet joints. To me it was super easy after the hassle of box joints. I have double deep hives that have one box joined super and...
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    Re: Moving old, but occupied hives

    Why take them apart before the move? Then you have more pieces to deal with. Sounds like they are all stuck together now. Depending on distance you just need to block the entrance and go. For short...
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    Re: Glyphosate/Round Up

    +1 for the above post. I've been production farming my whole life and it is eye opening to hear the theories and "knowledge" of those who haven't spent days on end with a hoe in their hand. Living in...
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    Re: Minnasota Hygienic's

    I got a package of MH last year. THey were incredibly slow to build up, produced no surplus and were more testy than my other hive I started later. However, on a 24 hour mite count, they had only 6...
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    Re: Screened bottom board construction Q

    I made 2 last year by ripping a 2x4 3/4" wide, sandwiching 3/4"x3/4" strips on top of that with number 8 hardware cloth between. a 1x4 across the front for a landing board and they were good to go....
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    Re: Phil Craft - forced to retire.

    Tim, I had those same questions when I got the email. You would think that with Kelleys and Dadant being in KY we might have a more of a bee lobby. But if I want to move bees from my old yard in KY...
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    Re: How old is the oldest hive in your yard.

    I installed a package in April 2001. That hive is still going. Last summer my brother made some splits off of it. It went 5 or 6 years with abject neglect when I went to college and then moved across...
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    Re: pickle smell

    I grew up on a farm and a neighbor once gave us several dozen 5 gal pickle buckets. We filled them with water and left them in the summer sun to steep, then rinsed them with gas and still had a...
  18. Thread: Sorghum

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    Re: Sorghum

    Sweet sorghum is harvested with a full mature seed head, a plant can't produce seed without blooming. Both types are harvested in the fall and would die off and not produce anything if left standing....
  19. Thread: Sorghum

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    Re: Sorghum

    First off, there are two types of sorghum grown in this country. The vast majority would be grain sorghum or milo. The second is sweet sorghum which the syrup is made of. Their flowering processes...
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    Re: Which plastic frames???

    I emailed Nick about getting a case of deeps and a case of mediums. He told what shipping would be but not price. Anyone know what single case of Pierco go for?
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    Re: Honey B Healthy Recipe

    Tried honey without much success. Never tried yolk. I've been using lecithin, but not the granules. I got some liquid form for soap making that doesn't incorporate too well. Now I have some capsules...
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    Re: Apiarian or Apiarist ??

    If the study of bees is apiculture, would a bee scientist be an apiculturist? Could a bee keeper also be called that? Is there a minimum time or a number of hives you need to be a beekeeper? As in,...
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    Re: Aggressive Hive

    I have been a bee haver for about 12 years and am working on being a keeper from now on. I have one Russian hive left from when I first started in college. Its ten years old and has had no treatment...
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    Re: Farmers Know Best

    Wow, that really escalated there. Its always fun to watch these things play out. I'd love to throw my hat in the ring, as I know that I have real facts and not opinions, but this is a beekeeping...
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    Re: Honey B Healthy Recipe

    Has anyone tried any other emulsifiers besides lecithin? I saw somewhere that Honey has been used, it just takes longer. Looking up emulsifiers, I saw that honey and egg yolk were two of the most...
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