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    Re: When to stop feeding syrup before winter?

    You will be a trend setting and safe fashion leader! Have Fun!
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    Re: tankless water heater

    How far are you from housed source hot water supply? Might be cost effective to by really good or really cheep couple hundred feet of garden hose- rig up a shut off in honey house and take it back...
  3. Re: old aluminum ladders for hive stands???

    Thanks folks. i will use strips of asphalt roofing folded over to help the sliding issue positioned between hive and ladder. The simplest way to cut will be with the cutting wheel of a 4-6 inch...
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    Re: When to stop feeding syrup before winter?

    I am with Andrew on this one-its good you don't have to 'worry' about hunters- but walking around anywhere unless the shopping mall in fall with white on can be unwise if there are woods or fields or...
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    Re: Goldenrod vs. Knotweed

    The stuff is awesome for bees- we have had a pretty tough drought for a few months and this stuff- the knot weed just seems to refresh itself. it is invasive as hec so the townships and road...
  6. old aluminum ladders for hive stands???

    does anyone have any experience using old ladders for hive stands? I have a few aluminum extension ladders t6hat are unsafe to climb anymore, laying around and read this yesterday and it makes sense-...
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    Re: Correct Identification

    thanks and good suggestion!
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    Re: Correct Identification

    this summer we have had a pretty long drought and these yellow jackets have been everywhere, active as heck and foraging far and wide. i think they are mostly ground dwellers and the local...
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    Re: Pulling supers for winter

    gopher war- don't have those but a few other types of problems- i just saw on this forum someone using an aluminum ladder as a hive stand- GENIUS! how about get some junked old broken down aluminum...
  10. Thread: 20 ACRES

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    Re: 20 ACRES

    Penzi- you are in a beautiful and some of the most productive vineyard and orchard geography in NA. Maybe she can grow some nice grape with wide rows planted with all the above. I would see who is...
  11. Re: queen balling DURING late season swarm?

    you just gave me a great idea of what to do with old ladders! thanks!B
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    Re: Pollen on a bee's back...

    Its back to school for the kids with new back pacs!
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    Re: The bee drum and drumming the bees

    I also read somewhere that drumming alerted the surrounding beeyard inhabitants in old Europe that a swarm had issued from ones hive and the drumming conveyed ownership until retrieval of the swarmed...
  14. Re: Triangle bee escape & dead bees on inner cover

    you might have had a rush to the exit on inner cover or blockage. I think the Hawkster has it right. B
  15. Re: Showering with my girls while removing supers

    great narrative- having fun yet?
  16. Re: What's she gathering from my cucumber leaves?

    many pollen types are fine and wind borne. got as magnifying glass or loupes? B
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    Re: Counterfeit money

    What was he ...a half a loon?
  18. Re: Questions from new beekeeper- Comments welcome! (Pics included)

    Ohio- Your first year expectation might be too much. starting with packages I would suspect and be happy with 2 hives that were 2 deep going into the winter. any honey in supers would be a real...
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    Re: Inspection today and need some help.

    now that's funny -don't care who you are! Not the moths-definitely not funny- the Fred zeppelin line!
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    Re: Nature's Brutality

    reminds me of a woody allen movie....everything you always wanted to know.....
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    Re: Overwintering options? "Indoors?"

    Shinbone speaks the truth. Cant predict the weather- count on the worst and prepare-maybe you will be surprised. What did other folks in your area, that had better over winter survival do? Good luck!...
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    Re: Nature's Brutality

    If I were a drone I would want to die in the air with my boots on....if you know what I mean!!
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    Re: Yellow jacket hanging around hive

    Interesting drone removal squad! I think a few around are normal and if more start showing up you might start with a entrance reducer but keep in mind you probably have a good flow going on now with...
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    Re: Russian Sage

    beautiful resolution and bravo!
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    Re: The joys of buckwheat

    DO ANY OF YOU FOLKS put on a winter cover cover over the buckwheat. planted some last spring and still going strong but starting to seed now. I would like to get a good cover crop started- thinking...
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