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    Where's all the BeeQuick?

    Tried to buy a new bottle at my local bee supply. Got a sideways story about foreign companies, etc etc no supply etc etc.
    Perhaps this has been discussed to death on the forum (I haven't checked in...
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    Hi Dick, Can't say for certain but I did trade...

    Hi Dick,
    Can't say for certain but I did trade honey to a guy in Vermont for a gallon of this years first run syrup about 2 weeks ago. It is exceptional. At that time he said the year was looking...
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    While out jump shooting ducks this week I snuck...

    While out jump shooting ducks this week I snuck up on a channel that usually holds mallards. The approach is through 5' tall canary grass but as the wind was blowing and it was raining my noise was...
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    Going pretty well so far. Finished with deer for...

    Going pretty well so far. Finished with deer for the season (got 2) and have switched over to ducks now. My chocolate lab is very pleased with this development. Kept one of the deer for myself,...
  5. Thread: Foulbrood??

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    slight update

    Still waiting for the lab results to verify my/our suspicions of FB ... but I checked that hive today anyway for the first time since I began this thread. What I found might be interesting.. zero...
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    Q: Is alcohol considered a sufficient sterilizing...

    Q: Is alcohol considered a sufficient sterilizing agent for the gloves/hive tool?
  7. Thread: Foulbrood??

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    Sample was sent to Beltsville the day after I...

    Sample was sent to Beltsville the day after I posted this thread. Awaiting response now.
    The responses and recommendations I have received both online and locally vary considerably from 'torch it'...
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    Thanks for the link!! Just spoke with a very...

    Thanks for the link!!
    Just spoke with a very helpful guy there by the name of Andy Ulsamer who recommended that I send in a sample. He said based on the description I gave that it doesn't sound like...
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    Thank you for your responses. No scent...

    Thank you for your responses.
    No scent associated with the few cells I saw. Maybe there are not enough of them to generate any smell? Also, the cells were not immediately adjacent to each other....
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    Foulbrood??

    Thorough check of all the hives yesterday. One hive (and only one) had a few frames that looked unusual. On these frames there were a few perforated caps but I saw no bees struggling to exit these...
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    goats are passe'

    skip ahead and get bison!
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    When I see that I listen very carefully and...

    When I see that I listen very carefully and ...... sometimes I swear I can hear them humming The Macarena.
    Disturbing.
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    Pricing Honey for sale

    I know.. this has been discussed here before .. but my old wind-up computer always chokes when I attempt use the search function. So.. this time I promise I'll write it down in my Hive Notebook.
    ...
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    A month or so ago I did a log removal with...

    A month or so ago I did a log removal with BeeSource member 'wade'. It went very well. We topped the tree (a tall cottonwood) and then fell the remaining trunk/branches. Cut sections from the top...
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    Yeah a buddy and I grabbed a nice swarm from a...

    Yeah a buddy and I grabbed a nice swarm from a low maple tree at 11:30pm a few weeks ago. All went very well.
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    wade, Overall I think you are correct. BUT what...

    wade,
    Overall I think you are correct. BUT what I was seeing was 3 or 4 frames per brood box being drawn exclusively as drone comb. One of the hives now has an overwhelming population of drones. I...
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    Many thanks again!

    Got a lot of calls from your swarm list this year - thank you!
    Q: Will our names remain on the list for next year?
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    Oh Yeah!

    Another thing I won't use again (learned my lesson counting resistant mites last year):
    3) Apistan.



    Re: the brush, I like mine. Used it twice today sweeping/directing a swarm off a tree...
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    beegee, know any waterfowl hunters?

    beegee,
    know any waterfowl hunters?
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    Watched a blue jay eat bees at the entrance of...

    Watched a blue jay eat bees at the entrance of one of the hives this morning. It was picking them out of the grass - looked like all drones to me. Good bird!
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    So glad someone brought this up! This season I...

    So glad someone brought this up! This season I had a VERY large swarm from my biggest hive.. as it was circling the house/yard the smell was fantastic! But not the lemongrass scent I have read about....
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    Hey David

    Haven't read them. Can you tell me more?
    Mostly because .. I have long arms I guess.
  23. I have a tank with a wide gate valve that I have...

    I have a tank with a wide gate valve that I have yet to use.. thought I heard somewhere that SS would discolor honey. Glad to hear I was wrong - thanks!
  24. Will a stainless steel honey tank cause honey to be discolored?

    Just wondering.
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    I have only tried the method nsmith1957 mentioned...

    I have only tried the method nsmith1957 mentioned and it worked perfectly well.
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