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  1. Re: great new Opportunity need advice on capitalization?

    If you could find some native prairie or plant a large swath, it would produce great pollen sources, lots of nectar throughout the entire season, and it useful for cattle grazing.

    Native...
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    Re: Styrofoam Hives

    LOL Should have asked and waited rather than asked and jumped.

    Well I already have several medium nucs cut out and ends assembled. So I may just cut some coroplast signs to line the inside of...
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    Re: Styrofoam Hives

    After I was messing with glueing some the Styrofoam for something else I came up with a thought about how to protect the inside of a Styrofoam nuc. I was thinking a thin coat of gorilla glue spread...
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    Anyone having issues with website

    Every time I log into bee source over the last 3 days causes my Norton antivirus to flag a warning about attempt for unauthorized intrusion and I get a request if I want to allow file player to...
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    Re: Trying my first trap out

    Hogback Honey - His plans are worth getting, describes it all clearly.

    Good Luck
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    Re: Trying my first trap out

    Mr. Hogan - Once again thanks for the trap out instructions several months ago, they are great.

    We have had a lot of rain over the last week (5+ inches yesterday) and the duct tape around the...
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    Re: Styrofoam Hives

    I was thinking they would be great for something like that. Or like I said to get a split established and get a queen raising brood for a month so I can make a judgement on new queens or until it is...
  8. Re: Lots of eggs, no capped brood, very little forage (low workforce)

    HatTrick - I know how it feels to have an issue in the bee yard and not know what to do.

    Have you thought about switching hive locations? All the strong hives foragers will become foragers for...
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    Styrofoam Hives

    I know it is crazy, but was straightening up the shed and I remembered seeing a few notes of homemade Styrofoam hives. So I grabbed a sheet closed cell blue one inch foam (from lowe's) and started...
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    Re: My first cut-out

    Nate - One of the more experienced bee removers told me to try to cut the comb off flush at the top of it. Then lay the comb down on a plastic lid or folding table and set the frame on top and make...
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    Re: Making queens when to in full flow

    Well I was considering putting the starter together earlier this week but the next two weeks are predicted for Thunderstorms almost daily. Maybe this weekend I will put it together.
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    Re: My first cut-out

    I don't think I would wait to move them. They would be gone yesterday and when safety in the country I then would address whether I would keep then. I am worrying about bees that attack me when I...
  13. Re: How to store queens different methods?

    I thought I read somewhere that workers would feed the queen through small mesh wire like size 8 hardware cloth or window screen.

    Is this correct?
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    Re: Want to work bare handed?

    LOL - Well we are having a cool spell, it just bumped 90 degrees today and Humidity was hovering around 80%. Heck I start sweating just thinking of putting that suit on. Last week I went through 5...
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    Re: Want to work bare handed?

    I cannot imagine working my bees without gloves, especially two of the hives that just love me so much they are dying you show me. :eek:

    And DEET - Well it repels insects, melts eye glasses...
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    Re: Selective Breeding

    Kilo - Is that comment about queens going out for mating flight a jest or do they really do that?

    Yikes so that I.I. breed filly might head out and cross with some of the mean locals, that aint...
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    Trying my first trap out

    Over the last few days I have set up a trap out up on a tree. Think all of the extra holes in the tree are closed up. Using a PVC reducer from a 4 to 2 inch pipe with a 2 inch PVC as the funnel...
  18. Re: Learn wood working the best way... With mistakes!

    Radar - I follow your example, just with a lot less tools and low production numbers. Saw that you said you are using a jointer on the seam. One day I might have a jointer but at this time I don't...
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    Re: Making queens when to in full flow

    CtyAcres - Thanks, I will read up on those methods and might try one. And while I an not old yet (LOL) my darn eye glasses RX is changing faster than I care to admit. New glasses yearly is not...
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    Re: Cut out Question

    Cub - Now that seems like it would work really well. I already have two migratory lids that have holes in them for feeders and don't use them. I could pull the screen off and use that. Will keep...
  21. Re: Learn wood working the best way... With mistakes!

    Arpolis - I feel your pain. That measure twice and cut once is not worth a flip if you cut on different sides of the line each time like I do. Or if the tip of your tap is slightly loose and also...
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    Re: Making queens when to in full flow

    Sorry that was not clear, I currently have 11 hives and most are not mean. But I would love to raise a few queens from my other hives.

    LOL - But not sure any of my bees would be called nice...
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    Making queens when to in full flow

    It is seeming that the flow is slowing down here. Goldenrod is about 2 months away by my guesswork. Should have good flow until October at that point. And we are in a drought bubble here,...
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    Re: Cut out Question

    Jim - If you figure out how to post photos, one or two of your set up would be nice. Maybe one day my wood working skills (and a table saw) will be up to par to attempt.

    Dale - Think I may try...
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    Re: Cut out Question

    G3 - That thing looks sweet, but also looks like it would weigh about 30 pounds. My wood working skills are not up to par with that yet, but if and when they get there, I might try to build one.
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