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    Re: Fall flow not happening in Midwest?

    Same here. Goldenrod and aster in full bloom for three weeks but the bees are not working.
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    Re: Treatment free???

    Like the man said, alcohol wash N roll or crack open some drone brood. If you have them you will spot them immediately crawling around on the larvae.
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    Re: too much bearding?

    Give em some air or another box.
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    Re: Do your children get involved?

    My 11 year old daughter put her veil on once when we hived her two nucs. She was excited to participate but freaked out and would not move when the bees started flying around her. She has not put...
  5. Re: Maxant Extractor reel/basket runout comparison

    Yeah what happened to the phrase "The quality goes in before the name goes on"?
  6. Re: Maxant Extractor reel/basket runout comparison

    Mine walks. Its not tight as far as the radial run out but I do not think this is a critical issue. Yes it would be nice if Jake could make all the baskets to a tighter tolerance. I am on my fifth...
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    Re: Some things I've learned about SHB

    Check out fatbeeman on youtube. He makes traps out of coroplast, boric acid and crisco. An oldtimer I know says that boric acid works on the little bastards. Good luck!
  8. Thread: how many

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    Re: how many

    10-4 to Tenbears. Give em whatever you have. If I were to start over I would use all one size. With one size any frame fits where you wish to place it.
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    Re: Formic smell from hive

    Has NOD apiary products opened a facility near you?
  10. Thread: Hey Guys

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    Re: Hey Guys

    I vote for the giftcard.
  11. Re: I can't put it off...I need to purchase jars

    I follow prices posted on honey.com. They post retail wholesale and bulk prices as well as a price history.
  12. Thread: Queenless?

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    Re: Queenless?

    !0-4 if you do purchase a queen be sure to put her in between two frames of brood from your other hive/s. Good luck!
  13. Thread: Queenless?

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    Re: Queenless?

    It is possible that she is gone. They may have replaced her and you have a virgin running around in there that may or may not be mated. What is the temperament of the hive? Do they act queenlees...
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    Re: Question on local Nuc's supplier

    Sorry to hear that. PM me for info on local nucs. Thanks.
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    Re: Would you send it back?

    Contact their customer service people and tell them that for a second quality box you want a second quality price. Otherwise have them replace it with a first quality box at their expense. Done.
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    Re: Hive lift tool - any suggestions?

    What are db hives? Don't you have AZ hives in a cebelnjak?
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    Re: Remove Over Wintered Super?

    I am in the same boat as you. Two deeps and a medium overwintered. Most of my bees are at the top. I have been feeding since early March. I have several frames of brood in those top mediums and...
  18. Thread: 7 5/8 supers

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    Re: 7 5/8 supers

    Western Bee sells 7 5/8 boxes and frames. I use the boxes for spacers over my one gallon feed buckets.
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    Re: PVC Piping For A Maxant 400-1 Pump

    1" bore normally dictates 1" pipe. I have seen NPT fittings and pipe used in Europe. Google the NPT specs.
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    Re: Honey smells like urine

    Hey Bush, how does one acquire the skills necessary to sniff out the odor of urea in honey? Sorry, I couldn't resit asking this question. Still laughing over here. You've got to be peeing me!
  21. Re: Extraction questions regarding Maxant 1400 10/20 frame

    The only issue I have had with my 1400p is the leather washer in the clutch had to be reoiled. It was slipping and not allowing the cage to spin fast enough. This did not happen until the third...
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    Re: This is why we can't have nice things...

    Just had one at the house two weeks ago. Did not know they were carnivorous. Have not seen one by the hives. Also had a walking stick last weekend. Cool pics.
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    Re: These moth balls OK?

    NAP=NFG in simple mathematical terms.
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    Re: skunks, top entrance, top feeder?

    After ten years of shooting, trapping, and feeding fly bait, I built stands of 1 1/2 angle iron. They are 12" tall and stand on 24"x30" precast concrete pads. Last year I left one hive on four...
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    Re: skunks, top entrance, top feeder?

    Get your hive a foot off the ground. No more skunk problems. Open your bottom entrance again. Feed as you wish. Live happily ever after.
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