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    Re: History Channel program on AHB's

    When they went to the wood pile and started moving the wood about I knew then the bees were no AHB. Because one of the things that they do is to send out guard bees when you get within 25 feet of...
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    Re: How to Heat a Nosema Infected Hive

    M Wilard is right, the use of 10% bleach water sprayed on and in the bee hive will kill Nosema spores. We take each year and spray all of our nucs down and pressure wash each hive with it before we...
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    Re: Trouble with PM's?

    Thanks everyone for all your help and advice in fixing my PM problem. Thanks to Hambone for alerting me as to what the problem was. Barry fixed the problem and now all is good.
    Thanks guys,...
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    Re: Trouble with PM's?

    Thanks Barry. All seems to be working fine now. Thanks for showing me that little trick about the sent items. I am not all that computer savvy and am still learning my way around.
    Ruth (beehunter)
  5. Re: Dry Sugar method, how is it working for those using it?

    We sometimes put 1/2 inch of dry sugar on a 55 gal. drum lid and then sprinkle water on it with a flower watering can, but not so much water as to drown the bees. You may have to do this a couple of...
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    Re: Trouble with PM's?

    Yes, I am looking in my sent folder and no my PM space is not full.
    Thanks
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    Trouble with PM's?

    Is anyone having trouble posting their PM replies? There are some of us that are receiving PM messages, but when we reply, they are not posting. It used to be that when we posted a reply we could see...
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    Re: Holes in bottle cap

    When using the large soda bottles fill only half full because it will be top heavy plus by filling halfway there is room for air pressure changes. I use 1/16 drill bit for my holes, 3 of them.
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    Re: Feral Colony Question

    In the spring in our area, we watch the pine trees for new growth or what is sometimes called candling. This is an indication that there is enough pollen and nectar coming in to do the splits and...
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    Re: Best hole pattern on feeder jar?

    If you are using the jar as a top hive feeder I would recommend no more than 3 or 4 holes. The reason for this is that the change in air pressure from the weather can make the jar feeder leak down...
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    Re: Lost my mother-in-law tonight

    I just read your post and am so sorry to hear about your loss. It is never easy to lose someone that you love. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    John and Ruth
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    borrowing frames

    I have tried this before with great success when the honey flow is on. Take the strong hive and move it out of the way,put the weak hive in to the spot where the strong hive was, then take the...
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    size of hive body

    Let me say this, there are two types of be keepers; those with a bad back and those that will get a bad back. Go for the med. As far as the plastic goes most of them will out gas after some time
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    recommendation for startup hive

    Think about this, you are get older each day, the 10 frame deeps weight when full of bees and honey runs from 90# to over 110# depending on the type of honey they have stored in the brood chamber. We...
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    A soure for package bee production

    We purchase screen wire for the shipping cages from Rossman Apiaries in Moulltrie, Georgia. The wooden boxes for shipping are made by a local man with a band saw mill and we put the wire on them....
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