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    Re: Can a person smell like alarm pheromone?

    I actually sometimes think the bees are trying to tell me something. Last few times I've had a girl just come over to sting me it was because they were getting crowded. I put on another super and...
  2. Re: Can I get bees to clean wet supers above hive without recapping/refilling?

    I've tried putting them in the open and it seemed to make the bees aggressive. Tried above the inner cover and they still just used them. The best I've found is to stack them under my smaller...
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    Re: Overwintering nucs question

    I divided a couple 10 frames boxes and could easily put 4 frames in each. The nucs grew a bit too much so I put a second divided 10 frame on top to make a total of 8 frames per nuc. These nucs...
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    Re: Wedding Band Blues

    Ice it. Soak in cold ice water. The swelling should go down.
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    Re: 10 Frame Assembly Jig Needed .... Please Help

    Brushy Mountain has this one
    http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/Frame-Assembly-Jig/productinfo/911/
  6. Thread: NW Carniolans

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    Re: NW Carniolans

    I purchased a couple NW Carniolans from Stranchan last summer and they seems to be good bees to me. I also have mutts from Tenn. (small cell) that I really like and Carniolans from Ca. that were...
  7. Thread: Yellow jackets!!!

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    Re: Yellow jackets!!!

    Cut off about the top 1/3 of a 2 ltr pop bottle turn it upside down into the bottom 2/3 of the bottle (like a funnel). Tape the two together and add a wasp attractant (not honey or sugar). I use a...
  8. Thread: Koehnen Packages

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    Re: Koehnen Packages

    I purchased packages from them last year and they were the most productive bees in the yard. This year I did some splits and purchased a couple queens from them. During the early flow they...
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    Re: Walter Kelly Queens 2012

    I received 3, 3# pkgs from WK and 1 queen arrived DOA. The other 2 are doing well but not great. I will continue to buy hardware from them.
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    Re: Getting bees off of a frame

    I have the best results by picking a handfull of grass about a foot long and flicking them off with the grass. My girls don't like the bee brush
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    Re: Package Installation - About the Queen

    I've always left the candy plug exposed so they can release her as soon as they are ready. I've never lost a queen doing it that way. I suspect it has to do with the fact the with most packages the...
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    Re: Comb Honey Question

    Always freeze comb honey to kill moth eggs
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    Re: What happened to the yellow jackets etc?

    I think the yellow-jackets all moved to the panhandle of Nebraska and are trying to come into my house as the weather turn colder.
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    Re: Three queens down...

    I'm thinking that you are just being impatient with your new queen. She took a few days to get used to the new home and start laying. When the workers emerge from the cells it will be a few more...
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    Re: What to treat fountain?

    Many years ago I used Potassium permanganate to kill off the green. It never hurt the fish or other water bugs. I don't know if it is toxic to bees or would make purple honey.
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    Re: Wanting a good buckfast queen

    I ordered buckfast from RWeaver this year. They want orders over the web rweaver.com. I don't know enough about it to say they are/are not real buckfast, but I can say the package of bees is kinda...
  17. Thread: making syrup

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    Re: making syrup

    Use regular granulated sugar for your syrup. Icing sugar is used as a dusting to help control varroa mites.
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    Re: Help with gloves, a suit and veil

    I purchased an inexpensive suit (VO1170) from Dadant. The suit itself has no shoulders so the whole thing rests on the hat. It is miserable to try to work in. I've noticed on the website that they...
  19. Re: Widely Used Pesticides Found to Impair Bee Reproduction

    The same synthetic pyrethrins were linked to cancer 25 years ago and somehow all the study/test data has dis-appeared and been ignored. The mfg still promote how non-lethal it is to humans.
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    Re: Metal Disk in Tealights and Votives

    In most catalogs they are called wick tabs
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    Re: Kelley Bee Ordering

    I ordered a hundred frames from Kelley and the shipping calculator said shipping per 50 box was about $15 and when I added a second box the calculator said $63 for shipping. I ordered the 2 boxes...
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    Re: Black Locust Trees

    The honey locust is the one with the ten inch thorns and the foot long seed pods. You can get thornless honey locust. The Black locust does have thorns about the size of berry thorns as described...
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    Re: Northern Hives (Winter Hive Entrance)

    Entrance reducer on bottom with 4 openings 1/4-3/8 square and upside down inner cover on top. I had to screen the top this fall because the yellow jackets fly in much cooler weather and were getting...
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    Re: Black Locust Trees

    I have lots in my yard that you could come and dig, but that would be pretty expensive per tree. I did a quick search and found seed at http://www.ecrater.com/product.php?pid=3651640 and here...
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    Re: Pectin - Is it safe?

    It's always good on pancakes and waffles
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