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  1. Re: Planting 1 1/2 acres of Yellow Sweet clover. Cost approx 150.00. Is it worth it

    I'd plant a 100 acres of poison ivy if it was good for the bees and I'm highly allergic :lookout:
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    Re: Hives crashing, SHB?

    My opinion is it's never too late to save them. I've moved hives down to nucs in the middle of winter and gotten them thru here in Missouri.
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    Re: Hives crashing, SHB?

    If there is enough to save, you drop it down to a 5 frame nuc box. You could also consider putting in CD bait traps for SHBs, I'm comfortable with the one that uses a recipe of borax (or boric acid),...
  4. Re: Setting up foundation-less frames questions - Wedge Style Frames

    Here is the video I made on foundationless using wedge top frames. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38SPvuWvVkc&list=UUUJpugtC8DATt5CampP4RtA
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    Re: Goldenrod already?

    Remember it's not a Golden Rod flow until you smell dirty gym socks in your bee yard. :D
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    Re: flies hanging out in and around hive

    Have you been in the hive lately? If not, take a quick look and just make sure everything is ok. I'd be worried about a small hive beetle infestation. I've noticed that flies really love the gooey...
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    Re: Queen raising book/dvd

    I'd start here with some free ones by the old time experts: http://www.bushfarms.com/beesoldbooks.htm not to mention the queen rearing sections of his website.
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    Re: Trying out foundationless

    Check out my video on foundationless: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38SPvuWvVkc
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    Re: foundationless frames

    For more information on going foundationless you can check out my video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38SPvuWvVkc
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    Re: add new queen or wait

    Is this your only hive? If you had a second hive you could steal a frame of eggs/larva and give it to the hive in question. If they need a queen you have given them the resources to make one, if...
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    Re: SWARM!! Now what....

    This is the best job out there for a queen excluder. Either via an entrance disc with QE setting or a 10 frame box with the queen excluder on the bottom board and the hivebody on top of that. They...
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    Re: Beekeeping conversions/rules of thumb

    Michael you have more experience with the bees than I do, but my opinion is that wax production in bees is somewhat similar to say hair growing or nail growing in humans. Bees of a certain age make...
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    Re: Does his look like what I think?

    Are you kidding we give our lives for the species also, the death throws just take a lot longer LOL
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    Re: Brood between frames

    I maybe crazy.... Ok I am crazy, but the whole 9 frames in a 10 frame box really only makes sense in the honey super, NOT in the brood box. The best way to avoid rolling the queen when doing an...
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    Re: How can I seal up the end of this log?

    I sent you a private message with what I have done in the past and has worked very well. The fact that it's a limb and the proper orientation for the comb is different than if that was a main part...
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    Re: Foundationless Brood Frames.........

    That's awesome you were able to measure that off his picture. I would be willing to bet that over time as he continues to feed empty frames in the avg worker cell size built will continue to...
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    Re: capped and static queen cell

    They don't always tear them down and clean up the mess. I have opened many a queen cells that were gooey yucky messes on the inside. So if it's past day 17 or so (assuming you know for sure the...
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    Re: Is the 2 feet/2 mile rule dead?

    And if it's a split or a mating nuc, don't mess around, just move the darn thing 2 or more miles and be done with it. With a little split or a mating nuc you can't afford to lose a bunch of bees. I...
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    Re: pH for sugar water?

    It's pretty simple, sugar water without any manipulations (depending on your water) is more neutral to basic. Honey and nectar on the other hand are more acidic. Adding apple cider vinegar or...
  20. Re: What is the best way to combine queenless nucs with eachother?

    Just stack them up and let the bees sort it out. Their queenless what's the worst that could happen? A few workers die? Who cares.
  21. Re: Need advice on repellent to spray after removals and cut outs......

    I vote for BeeGO that stuff is nasty and tends to stick around.
  22. Re: I need a hayfield sprayed for briars/wild blackberries...

    Thinking outside the box here. Could you bring in some goats to clean it up? They are more likely to eat the tough stuff as opposed to grass.
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    Re: New bees foundation questions

    Quite the opposite. I believe foundation gets in their way. :lookout: Let's look at how they build comb naturally: A festooning clump of bees hang from the top of the frame (or whatever surface...
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    Re: smb ground treatment

    I can appreciate you wanting to fight the devils everywhere, but the real war is IN the hive not outside it. If they make it to trying to get to the ground you've already lost the war and are simply...
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    Re: Queen Castle - First Timer?

    If you have resources to give them, Already drawn out frames, honey/pollen frames that would be best and also move them the 2 miles or so from there for a few days and then back again. You can...
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