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    Oh, i didn't see the queen as i used a bee vac to...

    Oh, i didn't see the queen as i used a bee vac to get them, but this morning they are acting like they have a queen. I was going to let them settle for a day or two more before i opened them up and...
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    I just picked up another swarm off of a semi at a...

    I just picked up another swarm off of a semi at a toll road plaza today, and my brother and I got to see a swarm land and take over one of the empty hives we had left out to attract them. WOW what a...
  3. Thread: Bee Vac

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    I just finished building one off the plans here...

    I just finished building one off the plans here on the site, it seems to have enough suction, and if it doesn't rain this weekend, I will be trying it out on a bee tree.
  4. Thread: winter losses

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    I started with 7 hives, and now I have 2, from...

    I started with 7 hives, and now I have 2, from the appearance it looked like winter kill, they still had stores, and were clustered up just a few inches from stores. I am thinking next winter I will...
  5. Thread: honey plant?

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    If this is the same plant that is at my parents...

    If this is the same plant that is at my parents house they are the worst plant i have ever seen, yes the bees seem to love them but they spread like mad and you can not kill them, we have poisoned,...
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    What will you be using to cut your parts? I built...

    What will you be using to cut your parts? I built my own out of sst and cut the parts on a laser. I run it using a VFD (variable frquency drive) it worked ok, but i am in the process of upgrading it...
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    I am in for 20. let me know how/where to send...

    I am in for 20. let me know how/where to send it. Paypal maybe?

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    Thanks, i will look around for 2 1/2" sst pipe ...

    Thanks, i will look around for 2 1/2" sst pipe


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    never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups
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    is copper bad for honey? I am using a 3" section...

    is copper bad for honey? I am using a 3" section of copper pipe as part of my drain on an extractor, everthing else is sst. I was told that copper will react with honey and affect the taste.
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    It is hard to go wrong with a Ruger 10/22 i have...

    It is hard to go wrong with a Ruger 10/22 i have one that has had no problems at all.
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    I used 304/316 SST for all the components, seemed...

    I used 304/316 SST for all the components, seemed to work ok, only change i am goining to make is to change the shaft from 5/8" TO 1" to help with the wobble.

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    6 hives, but i had to destroy 1 (afb) two were...

    6 hives, but i had to destroy 1 (afb) two were late wild swarms so i couldn't take any from them, i was only able to pull a super and a half ( medium) but i got 10 of the large mason jars full and...
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    I just finished extracting my very first honey,...

    I just finished extracting my very first honey, it went easier than i thought. I used a homemade 8 frame sst extractor(i work in a metal fab shop) with a variable frequncy drive to run it. I tried...
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    I keep hearing how the farmers alminac is...

    I keep hearing how the farmers alminac is predicting a hard winter this year, I don't need the alminac to tell me this, this is my first year overwintering hives(6) i figure we will have 6-10' of...
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    i have built 5 of the miller style feeders, from...

    i have built 5 of the miller style feeders, from the plans on this site,and i am using them right now as i believe there is a darth(sp?) going on in my area now. i have tried the boardman feeders...
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    I caught my first swarm yesterday, they showed...

    I caught my first swarm yesterday, they showed up one of the empty hives that i had set up to catch swarms, they seem to be doing ok, i fed them and will check on them in a couple of days. i went...
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    i also would be happy to chip in some cash to...

    i also would be happy to chip in some cash to help out this site, get me the paypal info and it will be on it way.
  18. Thread: hornets

    by nickoli
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    just got stung last night by a yellow jacket. I...

    just got stung last night by a yellow jacket. I was checking a swarm box to see if i caught one. It seemed empty so i opened it to check on it and a yellow jacket zapped me on my thumb. Compared to...
  19. Thread: two questions

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    had a freind come over and look at the hive, ...

    had a freind come over and look at the hive, very few eggs and no capped brood. we did find the queen, but for the amount of time she has been in the hive i should have frames of brood. we are...
  20. Thread: two questions

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    ok, i checked the hives and one of them does not...

    ok, i checked the hives and one of them does not have any brood in it that i can see but lots of honey and lots of bees, i did not see a queen, and the last time that i had this hive open was on May...
  21. Thread: two questions

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    i was checking my hives at lunch and have a pair...

    i was checking my hives at lunch and have a pair of questions. what is the best way to split two frames that are burr combed together? a sharp knife? and whne should i start opening up the hive...
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    yes, it was a bumblebee or a carpenter bee. have...

    yes, it was a bumblebee or a carpenter bee.
    have not seen it lately. thanks for all the suggestions everyone.
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    I have been noticing a bumblebee going in and out...

    I have been noticing a bumblebee going in and out of one of my hives. is this a problem? should i try and stop this?
    Thanks
  24. Thread: Terramyacin

    by nickoli
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    my mom bought some terra in bulk for the...

    my mom bought some terra in bulk for the chickens, does anyone know what proportion to mix it to feed bees?
    thanks
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    stung twice, once on the arm once on the leg( i...

    stung twice, once on the arm once on the leg( i was wearing shorts) but looking at them again last night, just by removing the top and not the inner cover, it looks like two of the 4 queens may be...
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