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    Paulownia trees and clover
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    Re: swarm control methods

    Good thread for me
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    Re: Three roads to success.....I hope

    My record of beekeeping is about the same as you. I'm up here in new tn. I started with two hives(packages) late spring of 2013. Have five double deeps now. Read up on swarm management this past...
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    Re: which screened bottom bard do you like?

    I like the greenbeehives.com diy bottom boards with oil trays. No ledges for beetles to hide on. Or you can buy.
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

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    Pears right now and apples will be in a couple days.
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    Re: Swarm cell found, now how to prevent swarming?

    I believe day 1 step 6 is wrong on Barnsley sight. But on the 'many uses ' sight there's a good way to isolate queen that can be done for demaree too.
    Shake all brood combs that are to go up top...
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    Re: Swarm cell found, now how to prevent swarming?

    Look up the many uses of a snelgrove board-welsh beekeepers assoc. There's a part in there on what to do if you can't find the queen and how to .it's a vertical split too with brood up top. Did you...
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

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    April 2,2015
    Blueberries and cherries
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    Re: Bottom Board Designs

    Look up greenbeehives.com. The DIY small hive beetle trap. I use these on my hives. They are easy to build and work very well. No ledges for beetles to hang out on. I started using #8 hardware...
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    Re: Price for a rotted out hive with bees?

    I'd do what you originally thought of doing rzrbackbees. A couple replies seemed reasonable. Could be as much work as getting payed to do a cut-out.
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

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    Mar 31,2015
    Peaches
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    Re: What staple gun do you have?

    I have the harb freight staple gun less 20$ and 3 gal pancake from same place. It was only 32$ when they had one of their usual sales and coupon. I just use this stuff for beekeeping equip so far....
  13. Re: How do you do this - what's the trick to tipping up boxes to look under them?

    Very good question Enj.
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

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    Plums
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

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    Dandelions
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    Re: What air compressor do you have?

    I have a Ingersoll Rand Centac air compressor. 3965 cfm at 115 psi. 900 HP 2300 volts. Another Joy about the same and eight others just a bit less capacity. Oh and at home a 3 gal harbor freight...
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

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    Henbit and Crocus
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    Re: Vaporizer made with pic and info

    Thanks snapper1d for the info. I made one using your directions and it works. Kind of ugly but it functions flawlessly. Mine takes 3 and a half minutes but I had to use one inch diameter pipe. I will...
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    Re: Hardware cloth size for SHB's

    Thanks for link Rader
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    Re: Hardware cloth size for SHB's

    OK thanks
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    Hardware cloth size for SHB's

    I would like to use #7 hardware cloth for my SHB traps with oil trays. So far it seems impossible to find. I read where #6(hard to find and have to order large roll-$) will let some bees thru. #8 may...
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    Re: Vaporizer made with pic and info

    Thank you for coming up with this Snapper. Right up my alley. Where and how will you connect the neg wire?
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    Re: Swarm prevention for various sized colonies

    Thanks for your input Enj. I'm sort of in the same boat as you were last year.
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    Re: Screen Bottom Boards

    I forgot to add I do treat for mites.
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    Re: Screen Bottom Boards

    I started out with two packages 2013. Both Italians. One hive had the GreenBeehives.com IPK bottom board(oil pan with #6 screen closed). The other was a regular SBB. Both hives on same stand. The...
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