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  1. Thread: Bee Shield

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    Re: Bee Shield

    As i was reading this I was just waiting for a mention of that name...
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    Re: Wild Bees / Empty Supers

    Yes they are just robbing it. It will stop when the honey is gone. You are seeing more and more bees because when they take the honey back to their hive it gets the other bees excited having actual...
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    Re: vertical vs. horizontal movement

    I am by no means an expert and I don't have any experience with horizontal hives but I once read that if the bees have vertical room to move they will move vertical, if they have horizontal room they...
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    Re: Anybody sell a "Bucket Funnel?"

    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/beekeeping-supplies/page91.html

    The pail perch might work for you. Its only 20
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    Re: Robert Russell is a fraud

    I got the same message today. Never have gotten anything like that from Beesource or the other beekeeping forum. I wonder if he is selling email addresses?
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    Re: How do you "bait" your swarm traps?

    That makes me feel much better then. I'll just keep them where they are.
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    Re: How do you "bait" your swarm traps?

    I'll ask about the neighbors, Maybe pull one trap from the g-parents property and take a couple more traps down there if I can get enough neighbors.
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    Re: How do you "bait" your swarm traps?

    Property ownership in the main problem with a larger scouting area. It's my grandparents property and it's only a couple acres. I have 5 traps out there so basically the only way to space them out...
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    Re: How do you "bait" your swarm traps?

    How close is close? I have a couple traps that are as close as 50 yds to each other. Is that too close? There is a beekeeper right down the rd so im expecting quite a few swarms and it's an offsite...
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    Re: ?s before buying equip.

    yes, the slatted rack goes between the bottom board and 1st hive body. It is used to encourage the queen to lay eggs closer to the bottom of the frame of the lower hive body. Personally, I've never...
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    Re: plywood for hive bodies ?

    I've built a few D.Coates nucs out of 1/2" plywood and a couple out of 3/4" and of course ive had solid wood hives. Solid wood is proven and will last for years if kept painted even longer if its hot...
  12. Re: Bee lining question for our friends Down Under

    Im not sure about the Aborigines but I had a similar idea as well. take a strip of bright colored tissue paper, (like the kind you use for gift bags). Cut into a thin strip and glued to the bee's...
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    Re: Tennessee Canola Growers?

    That is exactly my problem. I only have about 2 tenths of an acre that i could actually grow canola on. Though i know it would help out the girls a little, a plot that small wouldn't make a huge...
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    Re: minimum amt of bees

    I think it would be really hard for the bees to build up from only a lb and a half(if split evenly). Since you will be missing a good chunk of this years honey flow, why not just let the 3 pounders...
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    Tennessee Canola Growers?

    This is probably a huge longshot but i am looking for a canola grower in Tennessee somewhere west of nashville. I live in NW Tennessee so i would also consider W Kentucky, or SE MO. Ive read some...
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    Re: ant control-nedd suggestions

    Kinda funny, ants have seemed to be a common subject on the forum lately. Cinnamon is a good deterrant for ants.
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    Re: Hive died, how do I get rid of ants?

    and if they don't leave when they are done, ants hate cinnamon
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    Re: Flooding with drones

    I actually just started mating queens last year. I already know how most people flood with drones using drone comb, it was more of a "i just wanna know" kind of question.
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    Re: Timing-Adding Supers

    oldforte, i live over in Martin now but grew up around nash so i know mid tn. I think it may still be a little early but probably no harm in trying. It should be warm enough the next couple days for...
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    Re: Tests Show Most Store Honey Isnít Honey

    At risk of opening another can of worms, is milk really milk then? Even raw milk has had the cream taken off the top. The milk you buy in the store has been heated, strained, fortified, etc etc but...
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    Re: Pierco vs Rite-cell vs Plasticell ???

    I wish they made just 4.9 plastic foundation without the frame, i like wood frames with plastic foundation
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    Re: Pierco vs Rite-cell vs Plasticell ???

    Ive always used rite-cell, very sturdy. Once they draw it out they use it just as readily as anything.
  23. Thread: Investment

    by jayoung21
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    Re: Investment

    "The only ship that won't sail is a partnership" -Dave Ramsey. I wouldn't do it, especially if you're having qualms about it. What is he wanting out of it? Honey for consumption? just sell him some....
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    Re: People and smokers

    They do already make a battery powered smoker with a fan and heating element. I have one and absolutly love it. I can light it up in seconds and i just use pine shavings or wood pellets....
  25. Re: This year's Odfrank Swarm Trap Models - 2013 year model #1

    I would think a simple lockwasher would do the trick in keeping the wheel tight. Those are some good lookin traps Ollie, I think i may make up some more that are similar once i hang up the ones I...
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