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  1. Re: Ever add an upper entrance after the fact?

    First I would like to thank Michael Bush for all his teaching, I have learned a lot about bees and how to take care of them from him. This is just my opinion..
    If you push the box back 3/4 " the...
  2. Re: Ever add an upper entrance after the fact?

    David has it dead on, I drill a 1 1/8 th hole in all my boxes, water bottle tops are cheap, you can drill a 3/8, 1/2 , or 3/4 hole or plug it when needed. It does not take as many bees to guard. They...
  3. Re: oxalic acid treated hives with high mite counts

    GOOD QUESTION, I have been thanking the same thing.
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    Re: Inspection today and need some help.

    It doesn't have to bee dormant, just weak. Do you have other hives? Moths can take over the hive faster than you think, they did on a few of mine. Get rid of what you can-check every frame-get rid of...
  5. Re: Crawling Bees on Grass about 200 of them

    Thank ya'll, I am having the same problem with one hive.
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    Re: Overwintering Nucs

    Jackam-I went to your link- Michael Palmer was the first one on 10 pages of good reading, and some of it was funny.
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    Re: Overwintering Nucs

    Go to beesource .com-go search,overwintering nuc-1570 results==read
    Good luck. Learn where to go for the answer
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    Re: Shafted on Shipping

    Think about what you will need for the next few months, [ it is not hard to come up with a $100.00 order]. and make your own HBH or go pick it up.
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    Re: Buying Healthy Bees?

    What drlonzo said..
  10. Re: Horrible sight bees abscounded and hive robbed.

    are the hives on the ground? if they are get them up. if the entry of your house was blocked how would you feel, would you stay-clear the doorway. work or out of town:s. Horrible for you, what about...
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    Re: Do worker bees toot

    Why would we want to. We are adult learning about bees.
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    Re: Do worker bees toot

    Virgin queens will pipe or toot looking for other queens to fight for the hive..
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    Re: Best Refractometer

    THANKS knute, that will help everyone thinking of getting one--I know it helps me, Thank You
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    Re: Best Refractometer

    I bought one from EBAY too, could not no how to calibrate either.The seller did not know.He then said the comp. told him they are calibrated at the factory..
    I went to YOUTUBE , they said to use...
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    Re: Used hives & supers

    If you are not going to use them now you should freeze them or seal them from ants, moths and beetles.
    It will not mater where you put it, the girls will try to rob it. If it is too close to your...
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    Re: Something i havent seen before.

    How often do you check your traps?
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    Re: Best Refractometer

    I bought one on EBAY for @ $50.00, looks ok. My problem is, what fluid is used to calibrate it?
    SNL, Thanks for the Vaporizer-It works grate.
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    Re: Swarms cells? this late?

    Good question, it will be nice to know what the pros say, I am having the same thing.
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    Re: Nadire another box?

    --Nadire--Does that mean put the empty on the bottom?
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    Re: Nadire another box?

    Thanks, now I have started my day with a new word, its a good day:applause:
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    Re: Nadire another box?

    New word for me. What does NADIRE have to do with bee keeping, I am learning too.
  22. Re: Gear for melting out honey directly from frames

    Bernard--Thank you an your friend, I like the press
    Mike--Why did you ask for any help?
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    Re: Make your own Honey Sticks

    Thank you, I see now, looks good an something to thank about. It would be nice for people that come to the farm to look and buy bees.
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    Re: Make your own Honey Sticks

    I did not see the straws for sale at your store or the parts.
  25. Re: Inspections with the heavy honey supers on?

    I'm old, bad back and a bad arm. I take them out one at a time and put them in an empty box. it takes longer but a shorter time than the Dr. You have to get rid of the girls any way.
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