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    Vintage Root Extractor Repair

    some on e please delete this ! can't find that button
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    Re: Queens after June 15th

    Call me skeptical of the june 21 date. June 21 in alabama is different than Jun 15 in canada.
    I think the point is late summer queen vs spring queen, especially if the spring queen is purchased from...
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    Re: Unusual post marking rejection??

    I noticed this rejection issue last summer, but I thought it was just my poor marking technique!
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    Re: What to do, bad weather

    I'd kill to see a thermometer in the 50's!
    Full battle gear, bee quick, smoke them and get that box out of there and and replace with frames first thing in the morning.
    50's is great bee weather...
  5. Re: Extracting crystallized honey on the hive

    Assuming that you did not use any late season chemicals in the hive......
    Wax melts at 165 degrees, but of course it gets real soft well before that.
    Crystalized honey will liquify at ???? I call...
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    Re: Maximizing pollen collection

    I cannot imagine how blocking the entrance with a pollen trap could possible be good for a hive. I can imagine how someone trying to SELL a pollen trap would make that claim.
    Maybe the claim is that...
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    Re: Maximizing pollen collection

    I have not collected pollen in years but I do recall I found that leaving the trap in place, over short time production went up. I believe because the more pollen you strip off the returning bees,...
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    Re: Maximizing pollen collection

    That'll work, I like it :D
  9. Re: Foulbrood or just an abandoned frame of larvae I'm not sure I Attached photo

    once you have smelled foulbrood , you won't forget it.
    Usually occures with sealed brood, sunken cell caps, stringy dead larvae.
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    Re: Any advice for a comb honey newbee?

    MIchael, how much do those 4x4 pieces weigh on average? I did some ross rounds back in the 90s and there is always a big demand for comb honey. Nice price for it too.
    I have a half dozen or so of...
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    Re: So when do y'all start grafting?

    We and our bees have to do in six months what other get 9 and 10 months to do. Does that mean that naturally selected northern bee varieties have to be better faster and more inclined to store bigger...
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    Re: Excel database

    I have and use Excel for accounting worksheets and have for decades but I HIGHLY RECOMMEND and I also have used the TOTALLY FREE OFFICE PACKAGE available as a 150 mb download from OPENOFFICE.ORG....
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    Re: Lids from 1x4s

    Cypress in MS, at least you don't have to worry about the ice build up from snow melt opening up a joint. The other side of a cup is a dome. If you can look at the wood grain and figure which way a...
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    Re: Lids from 1x4s

    Alum.roof flashing from HDepot by the roll - last summer I covered some mig covers that I made from oak wood tht was not quite seasoned, they opened cracks big enough for a bee to pass through!. So...
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    Re: Moving hive via trailer

    Harbor Freight has a coupon for four pack of nylon ratchet clamps for $10 in Feb. On my wish lilst.:D
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    Re: Lids from 1x4s

    got a small stack of them so far this winter, I'd take that piece in your hand (2" x 16 1/2") and run my router down the center 3/8 inch deep 3/4 inch wide for the pieces to fit into and keep from...
  17. Re: CA withholding tax on out of state pollination income

    I;m not a pollinating beek but as a rule I believe everybody is already getting the most they think they can for every contract. It's not like people like to leave 3 to 7% on the table because they...
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    Re: Senate votes to repeal 1099 Reporting

    Thank you for the explanation, I feel enlightened.
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    Re: Senate votes to repeal 1099 Reporting

    Sending a 1099 MISC has been the law for well over the past 10 years. If you're just guessing, you might want to google it.
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    Re: Senate votes to repeal 1099 Reporting

    Can someone please splain to me what the senate is doing after I spent January 31 getting 1099s mailed out for every vendor we paid over $600 to in 2010? It already is and has long been the law, page...
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    Re: Queens for Jan

    While I have never been a fan of these cold NY winters, my bees have not been out of their hives for over a month already, it seems like a cleansing process getting rid of parasites, killing the weak...
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    Re: Sugar prices are about to go skyrocketing

    Without getting into GMO plants, after I found empty sugar shelves at the local wal mart weeks ago, and Domino sugar selling for 74 cents a pound, I googled sugar shortage and did some reading. It...
  23. Thread: Labeling

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    Re: Labeling

    My source for custom printed labels for roughly 16cents each 250 roll at a time is Royal Draper at www.draperbee.com. He has quite an assortment of backgrounds but not custom backgrounds. He's third...
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    Re: Outyard next to a snowmobile trail.

    Has anyone moved their outyard hives to a winter location after the last bloom? After the last honey has come off and the flora has been killed off by frost, band them up and move them home and put...
  25. Re: Increasing from 100 to 1,000 hives in three months.

    Interesting paper, makes 5 hives to 20 seem doable in the spring. They did turn 100 strong hives into 1000 five frame nucs though, and not much brood to go around. That was supposedly on July 1, I...
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