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  1. Brushy Mountain Wax Master problems help!

    I recently purchased the Wax Master steam melter from Brushy Mountain. I filled up the water tank, loaded the wax in and set the temp at around 180. It has been on now for almost a full day and I...
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    Re: Think I'll move south

    Alot of hot and cold here too. Bees are not building up as fast as normal here.
  3. Re: Could competitive displacement explain Michael Bush's treatment free bees?

    When you have rapid changes in a population it becomes stable faster if you have less new inputs (imported bees) to slow down the process. I would think over a couple generations the more virulent...
  4. Could competitive displacement explain Michael Bush's treatment free bees?

    Fusion_Power,

    Having a background in ecology I would say that this should happen eventually in all parasitic relationships. The parasite is not successful if it kills its host. In nature left on...
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    Re: Gettin Paid for Swarm Trapping

    Yeah I had my lawyer check out agreement and make sure my butt was covered......I got paid a lot of money up front so it was too good to pass up. I have around 200 swarm traps hung up all over the...
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    Re: Gettin Paid for Swarm Trapping

    Hi Guys,

    I did put in the contract that I would remove the bees from the building but that they were on the hook to have building repairs done. Last year when doing the cut outs I did offer advice...
  7. Re: 1st Swarm of 2016 in Tidewater Virginia

    Its always weird to me you guys in the South are still catching bees when the trees have no leaves!
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    Re: Swarm Trap plan for spring 2016

    ODFrank, nice catch. Do you notice any preference in size or is it just whatever they want to do? I have been hanging up 5 and 7 frame traps to vary the size.
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    Gettin Paid for Swarm Trapping

    So last year I removed a few colonies from an apartment complex. After which I send an email in which I suggested the use of bait hives to lower the chances of them getting re-infested for a fourth...
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    Re: Want to start beekeeping

    I would try the back of ABJ. There's always a few operations for sale
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    Re: Preferred woods for nuc building

    If I could get away with that I would try, I can get full sheets at the local menards for $5 with a broken corner. I need that extra insulation for winter though!
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    Re: Preferred woods for nuc building

    I'll tell ya what, I have built hundreds of nuc boxes and the plywood ones suck. They last a couple of seasons and then I have to build more. I prefer white pine and I get trim coil from scrap yard...
  13. Re: Beeline Apiaries & Woodenware - Has anybody had experience with them?

    Yes, I have ordered large quantities(frames by the pallet) everytime the frames are very good and very easy to put together. This last time they sent me the wrong top bar type to the terminal for...
  14. Introuduction to Beekeeping Course Northern IL

    We will explore the fascinating world of honeybees and beekeeping and how to become a beekeeper. All aspects will be covered from building equipment to putting the bees in your hive. If you think you...
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    Re: Empty Gallon Lined Paint Cans

    A few tiny holes in lid and I put it over inner cover hole on some sticks. Then I just cover with an extra box
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    Re: sugar board question

    I never quite figured out why everybody spends so much time making a sugar cake. I build modified inner covers with a deeper lip (3/4") so I can fit 5 pounds of granulated sugar on top of it in the...
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    Re: Sugar up North

    Market price is like 16 cents a poundnow but can't find up here for lower than 38. Maybe that's my only choice now....
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    Re: Sugar up North

    Yeah Walmart and meijers frown on you trying to buy 3000 pounds at a time....lol I've tried it
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    Sugar up North

    Anybody know of a place to get cheap sugar up near Northern Illinois? A lot of the posts on here deal with sources in GA, AL etc.....
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    Re: cheap 1x8 pine

    Peter thanks for info about frames! I think Ill just buy them, got any for sale lol
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    Re: Empty Gallon Lined Paint Cans

    I use a 2 gallon plastic bucket with lids to feed my hives. The cover has a gasket in it to hold the sugar water in. Very nice size so I don't have to constantly refill in my farther out yards. I...
  22. Re: Do you let bees draw out the frames or do you use wax foundation?

    I just use grove bar frames and use the wedge piece as the guide for the bees and they draw it out very fast. The great part is if the foundation gets old or stretched I just have to scrape it out...
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    Re: cheap 1x8 pine

    I got tired of going to Menards to get deals because I could never get enough. So I found a guy near me that sells white pine barn wood to me for 62 cents a foot. Its good wood that will last a long...
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    Re: cheap 1x8 pine

    The 1.69 seems cheap but if you price out what you are paying per board foot on normal boards you are not saving very much. What I was doing was buying the whole pallet of 1x12 value boards they had...
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    Re: Painting

    I just double coat with free paint from paint recycler down the road and it works just fine. Many hundreds of boxes done this way.
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