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    Re: UPS Not Delivering BWeaver Packages

    My only experience with shipping was close to 20 years ago and I also received packages from B Weaver in TX - at that time as far as i know Waver was only shipping via USPS - I got packages from them...
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    Re: Devastated...

    I run the one protecting my vegetable garden with a 12 volt lawn tractor battery

    contact these folks and tell them your problem and they will tell you what to get


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  3. Re: Ok to install packages anytime during day ?

    R -

    That was where I picked mine up so we must have brushed elbows. Glad to hear yours got in their boxes safely ! It took me over an hour and half to get back home with Myrtle Beach traffic and...
  4. Re: New bee keeper tragedy but may have silver lining.

    I think it would be unusual for a swarm to move into your hive this time of year, but I guess it is possible. It sounds like robbing to me.

    If it were me I would save several frames of honey in...
  5. Ok to install packages anytime during day ?

    I picked up a couple of 3 lb packages from these folks yesterday.

    http://horsecreekhoney.com/

    I haven't installed package bees in about 15 years and as I remember I always did it close to...
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    Re: Crimson clover

    I am in a 7b or 8a growing zone. It is best planted here about mid September - it will grow slowly over the winter but really puts on a spurt of growth this time of year. My soils are naturally...
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    Re: Crimson clover

    I have had Crimson Clover growing as a nectar source for my bees for years. Starts blooming here most years about the end of the first week in April and peaks for 2-3 weeks in mid to late April. My...
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    Re: Swarm lures

    Scott-

    do you sell your product on e bay ?
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    Swarm lures

    In over 20 years of bee keeping I have never used one, but having missed collecting a fair number of swarms over the year due to not being able to reach them, it may be time for me to learn a few new...
  10. Is there a consensus on Screened bottom boards ?

    I have used both the screened and solid bottom boards over the years - over the last few years I have been using the screened having read it helps with hive ventilation and mite reduction. I am...
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    Re: Pricing of NUCs

    You are right - I just checked my checkbook ( deposit) and it is $135 per nuc. For some reason I was thinking $100
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    Re: Pricing of NUCs

    I ordered 2 nucs this year from

    http://mottbeefarms.com/

    priced at $100 each plus $10 for a cardboard nuc box - pick up should be by mid April

    I also ordered 2 three pound packages from...
  13. Re: More Beekeepers Sour on Profession as Winter Die-Offs Continue- WSJ Article

    I guess I enjoy " besmirching " . It is either that or I place more value on my time than to get in a pissing contest about bee keeping on the WSJ web site over a comment like this one. Help...
  14. Re: More Beekeepers Sour on Profession as Winter Die-Offs Continue- WSJ Article

    If you read some of the comments after the article you find out how truly ignorant some people really are.
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    Re: For Southern Climates-Turnips

    Honey from cruciferous vegetables crystallizes fairly rapidly from what I have read- Turned under turnips are also fairly slow to break down - I doubt many farmers want to follow a big turnip crop...
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    Re: 2 of 3 Dead

    I have had similar problems this past summer and fall Debuquer. I lost one hive in a rapid fashion and well on my way to losing another. By all appearances I thought I had European foulbrood. I...
  17. Do you use terramycin on your bees?

    When I first started into bee keeping about 20 years ago it was recommended to routinely use terra mix as a preventive and for general bee health in the spring before the flow. Which I did for 2 or...
  18. Anyone here used this mite treatment ?

    Looks pretty inexpensive and one review I read from New Zealand called it very effective and they fouund no residue in honey or wax.
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    Re: US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    http://0.tqn.com/d/netforbeginners/1/S/k/T/meme-gmo.png
  20. Re: Greenhouse / Bee compatability question

    I have only a couple of hives but have quite a few honeybees get trapped due to not being able to find the exit. They keep flying up even though that is not the way out. I have since quit using the...
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    Re: ground wire on a bear fence

    I think you need to get a voltage tester and see how many volts your system is putting out. Otherwise how do you know its even working or how well it is working? You probably need a minimum of 6...
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    Re: ground wire on a bear fence

    Just curious but how many volts are your " bear" fences charging to? I have a 3 wire anti deer electric setup around my vegetable garden. The perimeter is about 1000 lineal feet. I have just one...
  23. Re: When a hive doesnt make it post swarm

    No way to take pictures as the hive has died out completely and been disassembled. Is a neighboring hive at peril now?
  24. Re: How can I get my queen to increase egg production, before Fall arrives!

    Feeding sugar syrup. I believe in a 2 parts water one part sugar ratio will encourage laying.
  25. Re: When a hive doesnt make it post swarm

    For some reason I can not retrieve either of your links. No I do not have pictures unfortunately. Id say the brood was spotty enough that if the whole side of a comb had brood only about 1/5 would...
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