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    Re: Bee Suit or Boiler Suit and veil

    Get a jacket!

    For years I used a veil and either 'regular' clothes or painter's overalls. Two seasons ago I purchased a jacket with integral hood. My only regret is that I was so cheap and it...
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    Re: FatBeeMan vandalized (hives poisoned)

    Vandalism of the sort where some idiots tip over some hives I can imagine, but spraying hives seems like a very pre-meditated action and makes me wonder why it was done...
    I too enjoy his videos and...
  3. Re: Treatment-Free, Winter 2012-2013, How's it going?

    7 hives going in and as of yesterday, 7 coming out of winter. It's not over yet, but I'm cautiously optimistic!
  4. Re: Treatment-Free, Winter 2012-2013, How's it going?

    Shenandoah Valley of VA... 7 hives going into winter, and seven hives active today (balmy in the 60's). I just hope they don't get started too early and then get hit by Feb/Mar cold snaps. Fingers...
  5. Re: What do you do when the bees are actually hornets?

    Most of my question had to do with liability and possible legalities of delving in 'extermination' as a result of 'bee calls'. But i like the suggestions (Kilo's) which include removing the actual...
  6. Re: What do you do when the bees are actually hornets?

    Serious question: why?

    I *have* heard that some states require lic exterminator etc. but frankly, if i'm already out, and it's a blast from a can of hornet spray, I'm questioning 'why not'?
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  7. What do you do when the bees are actually hornets?

    Got a call and of course it's actually a paper nest on a tree branch. Owner is scared of those 'nasty things' and willing to pay for an hour's removal fee (I'm charging $75/hr). I suggested they...
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    Re: Mowing around the hive

    Usually, no problem. This past Saturday however, I got nailed a couple of times. Think i might gear up next time... LOL.
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    Re: Black bear

    On another thread recently, someone was also suggesting upturned boards with a good sprinkling of sharp nails. Yikes!

    I hear ya' on the cost. I'm down for around $350 to fence mine. I had to...
  10. Re: Extreme fire danger - water instead of smoke hive

    Dunno. And I've never used it, so just saying it's available and might be of interest. Here's one listing:
    http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/Liquid-Bee-Smoke/productinfo/470/
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    Re: Black bear

    I recently installed one, yes. We've been seeing bear in the neighborhood.

    I spoke with a lot of folks (internet, local bear expert game warden, other beeks) including someone locally who had a...
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    Re: Black bear

    Against the law where I live...
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    Re: Black bear

    Baited electrical fence. He needs to touch his nose to it one time.
  14. Re: Extreme fire danger - water instead of smoke hive

    Liquid smoke. Haven't used it personally but i know I've seen it on vendor's websites.

    Good point - I also worry about fire when it's really dry as I am surrounded by heavy forest and a fire would...
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    Re: My Systemic Allergic Reaction Experience

    "...drink at least half..."??? yikes! is that for real? I thought a normal dose was on the order of 25-50mg. I ask seriously because i recently got nailed by a handful of bees, resulting in...
  16. Re: How do I get the boxes apart without breaking them?

    I actually carry a small, fairly rigid spatula/scraper (1" wide blade, $0.99 at the hardware) with me, and use that to break the seal between difficult boxes. it's pretty easy to insert it at...
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    Re: Golf course bees

    I'm going to disagree. Some cutouts are in places or for people that don't really 'care' about the bees, but just need a problem removed. The golf course stands to lose serious revenue and could...
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    Re: Really need some feed back please

    Got'ya. As I said, bees in 'outyards' can be trickier to manage. But if you are feeding, I assume you look into them (to replenish feed) at least every couple of days? In any case, my point was...
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    Re: Really need some feed back please

    ^^^ what he said...
    I'd add that to have that much infestation go undetected suggests you missed some pretty big warning signs. Ironically, someone who has 20+ hives (maybe in an outyard) can miss...
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    Re: Golf course bees

    While it can be done w/out vac, I've just found the vac to make life much easier. Otherwise you'll probably put a lot of bees in the air... Hard to tell w/out seeing the tree/colony.
    The sawzall...
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    Kelley 1 or 2 frame observation hive

    https://kelleybees.com/Images/Products/346346Sjpg

    Has anyone used a small OH like this? What I'd like is something that I can pull a frame out of nuc, transfer to OH, take to farm market for...
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    Re: Golf course bees

    If the tree is going to be demolished anyway then i would suggest starting with vacuuming out the bees, followed by careful cutting open of tree (cordless sawzall might be better than chain saw) to...
  23. Re: Honey from different flowers has a different taste?

    This is absolutely awesome! Respect for you and for the beek that thought to send some honey over there!
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    Re: What size to expand to next year?

    I think it depends on what your goals are - commercial, hobby, serious hobby...

    At minimum, everyone should have 2 hives and maybe a nuc or two. That makes it easier to be self-sustaining, and...
  25. Re: who would be a candidate for a 2 frame extractor?

    I should add that it's also for someone with limited space. The next step up from my 2-frame is not something I'd want to move around a lot. The 2-frame goes back into its box when finished...
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