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  1. Thread: bees gone!!!

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    Re: bees gone!!!

    What was left of your colony probably joined the swarm.

    "Beeline" the robbers and you might find the location of the swarm.
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    Dean Voss Retires

    I don't know if this was mentioned here, but a quick search of the archives didn't turn it up. Sorry if it's a repeat.

    Too late to attend by a few days, but looks like the end of an era...Wish...
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    Re: Do people pay for swarms?

    I charge $85 for swarm calls and do have some folks who don't hire me because of that. The commercial calls never mind the cost. But I have many more very grateful customers who are more than happy...
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    Re: Did another trap set up today

    Are the bees in the soffit?
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    Re: lot's of comb on queencell - problem?

    I don't trim. Queen always seems to find the way out.
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    Re: sevin - how safe around bees

    I believe that some packaging of sevin is labelled for killing "bees". It's rare to find an exterminator who will kill bees, but when you do, this is what they use. I've cut out hives that have...
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    Re: Feeding during flow

    There may be less public resistance to the concept than you might suspect. Every other livestock is now on a feedlot. Many folks probably expect that bees are also.
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    Re: Goerge Bee's dot com site warning

    I hate when that happens...

    Meanwhile enjoy georgiabees.blogspot.com
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    Re: Got me some land, with a slab!

    Check with the Health Department for their rules/requirements/guidelines.
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    Google to the rescue

    This may explain it. 12 year old info, wonder how the concept worked out?

    http://entomology.ucdavis.edu/faculty/mussen/11-12-97.pdf
  11. Thread: Cut-Out info

    by Illinois
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    Might try going at it from below, through the...

    Might try going at it from below, through the drywall: Easier to cut drywall; easier to fix drywall; after the cut you will find the combs hanging from the subfloor. If you cut up the subfloor,...
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    Fill the void. If the space may be insulated,...

    Fill the void. If the space may be insulated, use that. Otherwise, if the space needs to be open for ventilation, you can crumple up some fiberglass screen material and put it in there.
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    4 a pressure tank can use an old waterheater...

    4 a pressure tank can use an old waterheater tank. Can also fill tank by putting under mild vacuum and sucking syrup in.
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    It is also very heavy.

    It is also very heavy.
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    I guess that any extractor this small is unlikely...

    I guess that any extractor this small is unlikely to be subject to any health department inspections. It might even pass an inspection...Might be legal...Inspector might miss it (I wouldn't hide...
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    Honey is very safe product, but not sure if wood...

    Honey is very safe product, but not sure if wood in that location is approved for food contact.
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    55 gal drum, sump pump tied to a stick upside...

    55 gal drum, sump pump tied to a stick upside down so that the outflow is a couple of inches above the bottom of the drum. Put in the water, turn on the pump and add the sugar over time. This mixes...
  18. Yah, now I see you put in 10 frames of these. So...

    Yah, now I see you put in 10 frames of these. So if they are built out evenly, there should be no problem.
  19. Since the bees build the comb out past the wood...

    Since the bees build the comb out past the wood section, the fragile come could get banged up by the box. Has this been a problem? Would it survive on a market shelf? The baswood section protects...
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    Brand Name: You're in for a treat!

    Brand Name: You're in for a treat!
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    How to attach camera

    How do you attach a camera to the microscope. I have an old Nikon Alphaphot binocular scope with 4, 10, 40, and 100 objectives and 10x eyepieces.
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    Branding Irons

    Takes longer to heat the iron with movable type. There is a thermal disconnect because it is not all one piece of metal. Once you start using it to brand boxes the difference diminishes because you...
  23. Be careful what you ask for

    Bjorn said...

    >>What needs to happen is....

    Every beekeeper needs to contact their state agriculture office and make them aware that this stuff is going on. Demand that action be taken. And if...
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    Drugs to Bugs...

    Interesting story on urban beekeeping. John Hansen is really an inspirational person. Hope it works out for them.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/specials/chi-bees1-story,0,7125391,print.story
  25. Thanks Sherri, some great info there!

    Thanks Sherri, some great info there!
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