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    Re: Ticks, Lime, and Bees

    Have not tried it but have read that ticks do not like citrus odors. Might try some lemon grass oil.
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    Re: My best new gadget this year!

    Not exactly a gadget but I finally found a small light way to move honey supers and hives.
    Its a welding cart that holds the tanks.

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    Re: Deluxe Uncapping Tub?

    Its not meant for extracting as such, its meant for uncapping. You hold a frame with one end on the wooden cross piece and use a knife or capping scratcher or uncapping plane or whatever your method...
  4. Re: What oxalic acid do I need and where is the best place to get it?

    I am around Greensboro North Carolina and I also could not find it in the box stores, paint stores or hardware stores. It seemed that they all just quit stocking it in the last year. I also ordered...
  5. Thread: Swarm Percentage

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    Re: Swarm Percentage

    If you don't do something to prevent it, like splitting, checkerboarding, removing the queen. Then I think 99-100% will swarm.
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    Re: Best Price/Quality for Frames?

    I was just looking at buying 100 frames:
    Dadant has the B85003 61/4 WTB/GBB for $83.50.

    Kelly has the SG style WTB/GBB $83.00.

    BetterBee was $106

    MannLake $91.50

    I may wait until july...
  7. Thread: Does Size Matter

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    Re: Does Size Matter

    D. David Tarpy from NCSU talked about queens a few years ago and if I remember correctly it came down to the better queens having a wider thorax. How they get the wider thorax, Don't think they...
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    Re: So I made a deposit on 2 nucs back in November

    MikeinCarolina,
    You asked what we would do and opinions were given.

    It won't get your nucs here any faster arguing with people here that gave you what you asked for.
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    Sticky: Re: diy oxalic acid vaporizer

    I used the 1104 and did not look for the 1107.
    I did get the 1104 from O'Reileys. They did not have it in stock but got it in a few hours.
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    Sticky: Re: diy oxalic acid vaporizer

    Ok This sounded like a fun project so I went to a local machine shop and had the aluminum block drilled tapped and a welled out.
    I started with a sketch from Beesource and after discussions with...
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    Re: So I made a deposit on 2 nucs back in November

    The weather has been cool and rainy so I could understand the date being pushed.
    I don't think he is using your nucs to make a honey crop, but he is mostly correct that you would normally not get...
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    Re: Titi or swamp cyrilla as nectar source

    Don't have any Titi around here that I know of. But our state bee inspector told us at a meeting a few weeks ago that they are associating the titi plant with blue brood. Seems that you may loose...
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    Re: Queen present but no brood, what to do?

    Adding a frame of brood from another hive may stimulate the queen to start laying, but you may need to replace the queen.
  14. Thread: smoker fuel size

    by Ski
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    Re: smoker fuel size

    LOL SNL that is so funny. I needed a laugh.
  15. Thread: smoker fuel size

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    Re: smoker fuel size

    I cut mine into 6 inch X 12 to 18 inch strips. I fold a half dozen of them up and keep in my bee jacket pocket so I have them handy when needed.
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    Re: Taking care of my winter boredom

    Did you read post #21?
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    Re: Taking care of my winter boredom

    Did you find the plans?
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    Re: Taking care of my winter boredom

    I liked the inspection table as well and built one in 2011. The link covering the plans is below.

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?257547-Portable-Beekeeper-Workbench
  19. Re: Two general questions for seasoned beekeepers (for fun)

    Best Advice,
    Get a mentor and join them when they go into their hives. Also do this before attending the bee school.
  20. Re: Hot Tubbing Bees (or how to end their vacation?)...

    I think dsegrest is right the cold weather will keep them in the hive. Short term you could use some Fishers Bee Quick to keep them away. It has a nice almond smell so nice for you and it will keep...
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    Re: Bald Faced Hornets Nest

    Interesting info Pcraft.
    I have a soccer ball size one now about 200 feet from the house in a holly bush, I walk past it about every day an they haven't bothered me so I may wait until winter as...
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    Re: Common mistakes or other topics for a class.

    Dsegrest,
    A fellow beekeeper had a box slide off the front of the hive when he was checking for queen cells. A comment I have remembered.
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    Re: Common mistakes or other topics for a class.

    When checking for queen cells by tilting a box up and looking at the bottom of the box for queen cells, be careful not to let the box slide off the front of the hive and on to the ground.
  24. Thread: hive bein robbed

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    Re: hive bein robbed

    The robber bees are following the scent of the stores they are after, the vicks will mask the smell. ITs the same way a robber screen works they bang their heads against the screen following the...
  25. Thread: hive bein robbed

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    Re: hive bein robbed

    Cn also try vicks vapo rub on the outside near the entrance. I have had some success with it.
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