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    Re: Mountaincamp and Imrie Shim?

    when i use baggies for feeding i made a tool took a clothhanger and cut maybe 5" long at the sholder end a v shape and put a bend at each end out ward on each and when bag needs refilled put in rhe...
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    Re: Stainless or Aluminum top covers?

    countryboy you said you were found of foam top cover well dont do it i have maybe 15 of the and in about 2 years constant prying from being glued doun they will bust apart i have a number of them...
  3. Thread: melting wax

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    Re: melting wax

    I'm here in north east al. and have a 55 gal drum and melt my moth ridden and dead outs and all that i have my drum sitting on some blocks and i fill about half full of water and build a fire under...
  4. Thread: Why just me????

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    Re: Why just me????

    I find when i get stung i smoke it real good seam to help most times no more stings. My 2 cents worth
  5. Thread: open air hive

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    Re: open air hive

    I came across a photo on photobucket by was a tree full of bees. You should see the in photbucket type a tree full of honeybees what a site to see
  6. Thread: bee are hungry

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    Re: bee are hungry

    I have about 27 hive lost a few of them they are eating as fast as ythe make it haven't got any honey yet keep checking and maybe will rob midle of sept. maybe 25 gal at my guess. bad all year.
  7. Thread: open air hive

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    Re: open air hive

    I capture a swarm a few years back like that in a pecan tree lady said she knew that they had been there for 2 month at least . T hey had built side by side 4 strips of comb just as if they were in...
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    queens castle

    Hi all I saw that the queens castle with one of the supply houses and never done any queen raising but will build some Q C and try my hand at raising queens . I have about 20 5 frame nuc i built a...
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    I bought a 18 frame med extractor from mann lake...

    I bought a 18 frame med extractor from mann lake came with a varable speed and it was a comtrol for a router work fine was a craftsman my 2 cents
  10. Thread: Building Nucs

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    foam nuc

    or you could go to homedepot they have 2in white foam 4x8 sheets go to hobbie store and get foam cutter cheep wire like blade burn rite though the foam with smoth cut i have one 49.00 $ haven't used...
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    russian bees

    I have 3 hives of russian girls and love them no vail nothing but t-shirt cap no stings i have had them for 3 years only 1 sting. started with 10ea hives lost most first year. have 25 other mutts...
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    i got my kelleys knife last year and love it...

    i got my kelleys knife last year and love it tryed planner and heated knife this one is better
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    Cornbread

    Hey Chef the only good cornbread is the southern type abowl of pinto beans a pone of cornbread glass of buttermilk and big spoon sit me down and get out of the way. Thats the way we eat cornbread ...
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    Hey the guy i'm talking about mixes in a 55gal....

    Hey the guy i'm talking about mixes in a 55gal. drum the same one the sugar comes in . not all that hard to do some say got to cook it i mix my sugar in cold water dose the same and my girls love it...
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    Beemandan not to far from you a fellow beekeeper...

    Beemandan not to far from you a fellow beekeeper sell sugar by the 55 gal.drum for $50.00 a drum i buy from him all the time he runs from 500to 700 hives buys by the truck load he is in higdon al....
  16. Thread: corn starch

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    Hi not wanting to do the dusting now next spring,...

    Hi not wanting to do the dusting now next spring, keith tryed self grinding only done it withe wifes blender don't have no more ha buirned it up so maybe will get coffee grinde and try i get sugar by...
  17. Thread: corn starch

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    corn starch

    wanting to do powered sugar dusting on my bee but every time look at powered sugar it says corn starch added. Read that corn starch was bad on bee what say you.
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    poke it and see if it flys shb can fly a far...

    poke it and see if it flys shb can fly a far peace look like shb to me got lots of them here in north east al. The local club said to get hives in full sunshine all day to help shb problem.
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    I have a hive that has shb bad ,i put a plastic...

    I have a hive that has shb bad ,i put a plastic dish sandwich kind with oil in bottom and a small cup apple cider vinger. I checked a few days later and the cup of vinger was full of dead shb and...
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    Guess i waited to long , can't find the bee has...

    Guess i waited to long , can't find the bee has cleaned the sunflower good and moved on. will keep looking.
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    Hi Dan will try to get photo soon been to bussy...

    Hi Dan will try to get photo soon been to bussy robby extracting and botling plus wind blew big limb off tre in my yard so had to cutup and remove and i'm 73 year old so it takes me a little longer...
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    Hi i'm seeing the same large look like a honey...

    Hi i'm seeing the same large look like a honey bee here in north east al. to on the sunflower also. dont know what it is.
  23. Thread: July swarms

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    about 3 years back i caugh a swarm in the middle...

    about 3 years back i caugh a swarm in the middle of sept here in northeast Al. gave them a couple frames of honey and feed them al winter. to my suprise next spring still there. didn't do anything...
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    top enternce the good, and the bad

    wondering about the top entence is it better than the bottom , will it keep out SHB and other unwanted guest and where do youn put the hole in the topof the brood box googled for info but came up...
  25. looking for info onbee that wont do anything

    looking for info on how to get a hive to get going. In april i captured a swarm ,and started them in a 5 frame nuc. they done well filled the nuc then i put them in a10 frame box. feed them for a...
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