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    Re: New and looking for local help

    Scollins;

    There is a beekeepers’ club up there called the Midwestern Beekeepers Association; 5460 Blue Ridge Cutoff, Kansas City, MO 64133 http://www.midwesternbeekeepers.org. You might contact...
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    Re: Newbie inner cover question

    JasonA;
    When using telescoping tops, one should use and inner cover. If you don't, the bees will stick down the cover, and it is difficult to pry it off. With an inner cover, you can pop the lid...
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    Re: Removing a baby skunk

    My granddad taught us to approach it from the head, toss an opaque tarp over it to cover it, and let it hide for a minute or two.
    Then, if you want it to remain alive, you grab it while wrapping...
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    Re: 20 ACRES

    This is great information. I am acquiring five acres; mostly grass with wooded edge, and I will make it my main Apiary. I want to plant things that are extremely good for pollinators (Mainly bees)....
  5. Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    Michael Bush;
    Those are very interesting photos. I don't think I have ever seen someone stack hives quite like that before. Kind of interested in your strategy there. Also, were those boxes...
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    Any more apiary photos to add?
  7. Re: Called for trap out in large tree - trap out now or leave until spring?

    I do the same thing Cleo does. I have tried various things, but always had problems with escape routes until Cleo Hogan spoke at our bee club, and I tried this method. It is so easy. I actually...
  8. Re: Called for trap out in large tree - trap out now or leave until spring?

    The idea of redirecting the path sounds good, but wouldn't it need to be quite wide so they didn't just go around it? It may look a little tacky for the winter, but working the trap-out in the...
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    Re: Slow year for honey

    rwurster;

    I agree. Let's see how we look at the end of October.
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    Re: Slow year for honey

    cdevier; same story here. Almost identical. Hoping I can get them through the winter, and have a good year next summer.
    WBVC; We had a cold wet spring and dry summer as well. and, we too had...
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    Slow year for honey

    Out of 12 hives in four counties, six of them being new spring hives, I only harvested 81 pounds of honey this year. I got more than that off 17 medium frames last year. Anyone else see it as a...
  12. Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    Hope everyone is having a good season with their bees. If you happened to take a photos of you hives, please feel free to post them on this thread. I will keep adding to the collection and then...
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    Thank you Krish. Cool place. :)
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    Thank you grozzie2, and sharpcut for posting these photos. AWESOME! :applause:
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    Started using Hive Tracks this year; the free version. Not keeping up real well though.
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    Any other photos for the collection?
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    Hope all is well and everyone is harvesting honey. It has been a slow go for us this year in Missouri. Send more photos if you get a chance.

    Need more from other countries too.
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    Re: Please post pics of your hive stands!!

    tylerhorseman;

    Yes they hold up very well. Stable and strong. Never had an issue, and I have at least ten made up. Tried them for a while now with absolutely no issues. No waving in the wind,...
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    These are great. Thank you everyone. I know there are so many more who just haven't had the time to post their photos, so I will keep this collection going.
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    Re: Does smoking calm Yellowjackets?

    Smoking Yellow Jackets just stirs them up.

    Can you attach a hose to the end of a funnel, charge the funnel and hose with Seven, seal around the hole and tube/hose, and blow the Seven into the...
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    Re: Wichita Falls, TX bee attack...

    Hahaahah! Yes Bob. People will need to read PM to find out what that means. :applause:
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    Hahaha. For real Charlie B? How funny.
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    Re: Please post pics of your hive stands!!

    1" Painted PVC. Held up the front of a Mercury Marquis and is very stable; even with a tall hive. Tested in the sunlight, and it has not gotten brittle. They were designed by Beekeeper's Corner...
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    Re: Wichita Falls, TX bee attack...

    Michael Bush;
    So glad to hear there is another Patrick MacManus fan around. Loved his stories and books. Although, my wife banned them from the bedroom because I kept her awake laughing so hard. ...
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    Up to 173 photos collected so far. are there any other folks who want to add to the apiary collection?
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