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    So it's not just MY imagination. It's been a bad...

    So it's not just MY imagination. It's been a bad year for wax moths. :(


    At least they make good fish bait.



    Blaine
  2. Thread: Thin Honey?

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    If someone started a thread of "Bad Ideas &...

    If someone started a thread of "Bad Ideas & Stupid Mistakes" it would be the longest thread on the board. And it would not be the newbee's with the most posts! :D

    Don't worry. Every beek I...
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    Yup. Sounds like what he said. :D They are...

    Yup. Sounds like what he said. :D

    They are BIG, Noisy, and quite impressive. Good thing they are not agressive. Even if they had no venom at all, the size of the stinger would poke a rather...
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    Trying new things, and following paths of minimal...

    Trying new things, and following paths of minimal effect, are pretty much the norm, because there are far more things that don't work for something, than do.

    We often learn as much from what...
  5. Thread: My "Great Plan"

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    I have never really had a problem with that. ...

    I have never really had a problem with that. After you are holding the 180# worth of bees and honey, and your back is already gonna hurt... The bottom 90# worth drops onto your shins, and sends 10...
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    Perhaps the prosecuting attorney can help you. ...

    Perhaps the prosecuting attorney can help you. This amounts to theft. Give him a demand for immediate refund, or tell him you will turn it over to law enforcement.
  7. Thread: My "Great Plan"

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    Well, some people pay good money to life weights...

    Well, some people pay good money to life weights at the gym. But please consider the downside. Old age and gravity tends to bring us all to the same level over time. You only get one back.
    ...
  8. Thread: Not my queen

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    I would leave them alone. It seems kind of late...

    I would leave them alone. It seems kind of late in the year to do a requeen, and if it fails, you could lose your hive.
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    Yeah. The only thing it would be good for then...

    Yeah. The only thing it would be good for then is to put in your coffee!

    :p



    Blaine
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    Come on man.... any dern fool ijit can make a...

    Come on man.... any dern fool ijit can make a small fortune at beekeeping!




    Just start with a large one. :D
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    Agreed. If it was present in those levels,...

    Agreed.

    If it was present in those levels, then the problems would be fairly obvious. Feed bees sugar syrup made with this present, and POOF! one dead hive. Methinks that plain ole sugar syrup...
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    At this time of year, leave them alone except to...

    At this time of year, leave them alone except to feed or medicate if you have to. They know what they are doing.

    Blaine
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    Unless you know the location of the center of...

    Unless you know the location of the center of gravity and moment arm, it's a bit hard to say. :D
  14. Thread: Sting thnx MB

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    I guess if you get enough of it to rub on the...

    I guess if you get enough of it to rub on the part MIL's chew on, you could try it and let us know!

    blaine
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    You need lotsa OOMPH! for bears. Get the most...

    You need lotsa OOMPH! for bears. Get the most joules you can. They do learn quickly, but it has to HURT! They have lots of insulation, so if you don't get the nose or mouth they may not feel...
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    My bad. Mine ARE dago bees... They keep this up...

    My bad. Mine ARE dago bees... They keep this up and dago hungry and starve to death.

    (I can make italian jokes... I amma one, capiche? :D )

    Never seen such a burn through of stores before. ...
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    Yep. Same type of situation here. A couple weeks...

    Yep. Same type of situation here. A couple weeks ago, lots of nectar and pollen.
    Today, expecting to see most cured into honey, and instead, WOW! Nothing in the pantry.

    Feed-O-Rama time.
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  18. The bees know what they are doing. It's built...

    The bees know what they are doing. It's built in. If they have enough stores, leave them alone. If they are a bit light, feed 2:1 sugar / water till they are up to weight and start backfilling the...
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    Maintain perspective. calm and relaxed. easy...

    Maintain perspective. calm and relaxed. easy does it with everything.

    Bees are just lovely, fascinating bugs with a pointy end ( avoid ) and the other end that collects nectar and processes it...
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    down by one as of last week. :D

    down by one as of last week. :D
  21. Same length of time as 4 deep frames. :p Temp...

    Same length of time as 4 deep frames. :p

    Temp makes a big difference.

    Mostly, are you wanting to know the amount of time it going to take to do the entire job, or just the spin part?

    After...
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    Solutions are the leading cause of problems, esp....

    Solutions are the leading cause of problems, esp. if the gub'mint is involved.
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    I shot one just a few nights ago. Dogs barking,...

    I shot one just a few nights ago. Dogs barking, geese honking, guinea's going off...

    Eldest son comes in and tells me there is a skunk. Went out and watched it try and get in the chicken coop. ...
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    Yeah, just get the used food grade buckets. But...

    Yeah, just get the used food grade buckets. But they could have bacteria from the previous contents. So you might want to take them home and wash them out with something like a good clorine beach...
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    Glad you came to a decision on site 3. I would...

    Glad you came to a decision on site 3. I would also make sure that it does NOT look like a hive at ALL. ( typical white lang boxes). How about a top bar, painted up like a pretty planter, complete...
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