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  1. Re: Why are beekeepers not all using vaporized oxalic acid to treat varroa mites?

    To start with my intent is not to offend ANYONE! So all you guys just waiting to pounce on someone for daring to think different than you do please just chill. As for OA, I believe the operative...
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    Re: Confused re protocols for mixing bees

    drlonzo is right about some of those old sayings. I too have made may splits using different hives with no problems. What I have done that has worked well for me is, if it's needed, I put 2 drops of...
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    Re: TN first timers!

    Welcome from just up the road a piece, Portland,TN. Enjoy!
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    Re: Purvis Queens

    Purvis is in Loretto,TN. He stopped selling production queens & now only sells breeder queens.
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    Re: Brushy Mountain

    Agree! Love them but lets get real. If they are that busy, they are making money. Hire some more help!
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    Re: Newbee questions

    Add the extra bars between perfectly drawn frames of brood. This will give you a much better chance of getting straight combs. You can also add 1 between the broad and honey.
  7. Re: Photographs from 3rd Inspection, May 31st, Day 38 - Is that a Queen Cup?

    Sometimes but generally no. If the decision to swarm has already been made by the colony removing the cups won't help. Better to closely manage hive so as to prevent swarming. Lots of drones during...
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    Re: Sugar shake for varroa mites

    Sugar shake is fine if it's needed. First need to take a mite count by putting a cup full of bees from the brood area in a qt jar with some powdered sugar and a wire mesh top. Shake them around good...
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    Re: Would you send it back?

    I'm going to agree with sfisher on this one. I have been buying from BM for 9 years now & have not had any problems. They are good folks & I think if you let them know they will make it right. Like...
  10. Re: Can someone explain to me how the bars in a Warre work?

    Not an "idiotic" question at all! Frame spacing is just as important in a Warre as any other hive. I have seen some drill holes through the ends of the bars & use smaller screws to hold bars in...
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    Youtube Videos

    Question; how do you download a video from youtube to your computer? Thanks
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    Re: Where can I order a queen ASAP

    Was at Kelleys yesterday. They said they have no queens at this time. Try Johnny, Broke-T. Find his info in for sale section.
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    Re: What happened?

    Weakly County is over Dresden way. Call John, he's not far away.
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    Re: Burr comb on inner cover

    Lots of ways to do it. I keep either a roll of very thin wire or an old guitar string in my tool box. Puff some smoke under cover and then lift cover up just enough to get wire in and use it like a...
  15. Thread: Extractors

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    Re: Extractors

    I have owned the Brushy Mt 9 frame "manual" extractor for 6 years. Works great but will kill you extracting large numbers. I wish I had bought the motorized version but I didn't. That being said they...
  16. Thread: Hi all.

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    Re: Hi all.

    Where? I am in Portland. Hillside Apiaries. Welcome! :banana:
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    Re: A successful TBH in-hive feeder design

    Don't use the lids that come with the jars unless you are using a larger size wire. The top is slightly recessed and the bees can't get to feed. Easy fix, use a flat lid. Looks good.
  18. Re: Capped queen cups in recently installed package

    Could possibly be honey bound, queen not having room enough to lay. What does the volume of bees look like, how many frames do they cover? You may have to consider splitting or at least opening the...
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    Re: first year equipment needs

    Agreed. You should have plenty. Maybe things will go really well for you & you will need more. Wouldn't that be great!
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    Re: Hi from Virginia ;-)

    Welcome!!! But bee warned; this thing is very addictive! Enjoy.
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    Re: Am I the only one?

    hemichuck,

    You & I must somehow be related. :scratch: I couldn't have said it better myself. Texting should be ILLEGAL! I'm not going to get on my soapbox, but I despise texting. JMO :)
  22. Re: suggestions for processing a bar or 2 of honey via crush and strain

    Set in outside in the sun until it drains completely. That's what I do. Works quite well. Just remember to have everything sealed up good or it will be back in your hives. If you need smaller buckets...
  23. Thread: What to do?

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    Re: What to do?

    They will need water. Put a drop or two on the screen. Touch the screen, don't drag your finger across. Do this about 2 or 3 times a day. They should be fine.
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    No disrespect intended to you WLC because you obviously have given this much thought. But I have to say that the great minds that existed before Columbus' day gave much thought to the fact that the...
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    Re: 8-frame loose fit

    I've been running 8 frame mediums since I began. I had the same problem as you at first. I just pushed them tight together & centered them in brood box. Then I decided to shave the sidebars & run 9...
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