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    Re: Moth Balls/ Bleech

    As for the moisture a little ventilation. A popsicle stick under the cover and some dry sugar to absorb what does not make it out. This also aids in emergency feed if they are running short.
  2. Re: Making presentation on bees for sons 3rd grade. Help!

    When I do the young one's the kiss principle is best. Keep it Simple stupid. They will be amazed at everything you show and tell them. Just decide wheather you are going to cover beekeeping or bees....
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    Re: bee pasture shortages?

    It may mean an increase of Alfalfa, but what you need to keep in mind is that alfalfa is generally cut before it blooms to keep the nutritional value in the plant as feed. So in general this does not...
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    Re: Dog kennel to keep bears out

    I use a dog kennel to protect a few of my hives. No problems at all. I would recommend chaining it down. I placed large metal stakes at each corner and used 1/2 chain to chain the kennel to the...
  5. Thread: Buckwheat

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    Re: Buckwheat

    I did some more digging through my files on the subject because I thought I had found a place much cheaper than the one I listed above, and I found it. This site is only a little more expensive than...
  6. Thread: Buckwheat

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    Re: Buckwheat

    From what I have read and understand about buckwheat is that the American strands commonly found at local seed suppliers like Southern states rarely produce a honey crop, the seed has been modified...
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    Re: close hives using burlap?

    The easiest and cheapest way I have found to close them up and provide ventilation is - perferated sheet rock corner bead- available at most home improvement stores
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    Re: 4 acres to plant, need suggestion

    From everything I have read about Buckwheat, it is not. It may be to early to plant. I know here in VA it is not recommended to be planted until the last week of Aug or 1st week of sept. Basically 6...
  9. Re: Anybody have problems with European Giant Hornets?

    I don't use hive feeders, I have made feeding stations around my property. I find them hanging at the stations picking off the girls all of the time. My wife laughs at me as I swing at them with a...
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    Re: Let's play Name That Predator! . . . .

    No webbing to be wax moth. Claws/paw looks large, maybe a badger
  11. Thread: Mint Honey

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    Re: Mint Honey

    I have one that is the same. If it is very yellow in color it could be alfalfa. It carries a light minty after taste.
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    Re: Bear toppled one hive

    I don't know how much area you have to cover, but I had the same problem. I bought a 10 x 10 x 6 dog kennel and placed that around my hives, then used 1/2 chain and some large ground stakes with...
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    Re: 8 frame excluder

    I was given and 8 frame hive and had no supers for it. So I cut a piece of ply to the dimensions of the 10 frame, and cut out the inside to an 8 frame, place the excluder and a 10 frame box on top....
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    Re: best place to buy honey jars?

    In VA, if you are near Richmond try www.wmrhill.com. You can do pick-upand their prices are good.
  15. Re: Processed and prepared without state inspection

    Since that added line for processing without state inspection has been added, I have not had one person inquire about it. Unless you are drawing specific attention to it, most people don't take time...
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    Re: Alfalfa flows

    I have a few hives on a CSA, and I got 90 lbs of pure alfalfa honey from 1 hive. The CSA owners didn't even know there was any around their 900 acres. But I was able to confirm there is plenty around...
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    Re: Anyone rent bees to folks that want bees?

    There are several poeple that do an adopt-a-hive programs. There are many variations of this program depending on what you are looking to get out of it. Google search it. You would be surprised at...
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    Re: Keeping Bees in Hive

    Careful with turning that entrance reducer, if it is in there to long with the expected heat rolling in over the next few days. If they can't control the hive temp., you could cook them. Make sure...
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    Re: Keeping Bees in Hive

    The best way I have found to keep them in and still provide ventilation is the plastic sheet rock corner bead that is perferated. It costs about $2 for and 8 ft length, and you can get 5 or six...
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    Re: Feeding Sugar Water

    Concidering that the average cost of a NUC this year in VA was about 130, plus the boxes at $200 each not bad if the equipment is in descent condition, if you by all three, that puts the cost at $167...
  21. Thread: Gold Honey

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    Gold Honey

    So I placed hives on in a new yard this year on a CSA. I pulled a few boxes of honey last week and spun it yesterday. It is a gold color, verging on being yellow with a slight minty after taste. Any...
  22. Re: Bee Poop in Neighbours Yard, Need Help... Please

    What about providing a closer water source using a chicken feeder, or a cattle tub, with some floating material so that the river across the neighbors is not the closest source. Just keep a cool...
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    Re: Crazy Hive Design

    My son wanted to do one out of lego's. I am just not sure abount the survival of the plastic in the sun, otherwise I might try it some day
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    Re: Crazy Hive Design

    A smoker, just light the neighborhood on fire and blow it in that direction.

    However, it is awesome.
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    Re: Pond question

    My nieghbor does the barrel with fish and all, and every year he ends up with with exploded fish from feeding the wrong winterized food, of goldfishsicles until things thaw out. You need deeper if...
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