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    Re: Is this a quality nectar shrub?

    i'm glad someone found this thead so that i may update it. After a positive identification at the Univ. it is known as per their ag extension handout as a Groundsel Tree. Also may be listed under...
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    Re: Dealings with Long Creek Apiary

    I too am stuck for the price of 5 queens ordered paid for a couple of years ago before it seems he started stiffing his customers. Despite occasional reassurances from him that he would take care of...
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    Re: Requeen twice a year

    I don't necessarily recommend this for another climate area but to answer your question; i make the splits the same time i am in the hive to pull the honey super(s). Being lazy i try to take the...
  4. Re: EUREKA, crystilization/reliquification ... way too easy

    I like the unencumbered functionality of that solution and there was a time it might have been very handy for me also. Hot tubs are required to have a top temp. not greater than either 104 or 106...
  5. Re: EUREKA, crystilization/reliquification ... way too easy

    Perhaps you would and perhaps you wouldn't. In the 4 years i have lived at this address my electric bill has never reached $100 and mostly runs in the low $80s. The value of electricity required to...
  6. EUREKA, crystilization/reliquification ... way too easy

    even a cave man could do this, there must be something wrong with what i am doing. Instead of continuing to fret over whether to buy an small overpriced honey heater now, or struggle on for a couple...
  7. Thread: Q excluder

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    Re: Q excluder

    Oldtimer i have a question that arose when you were describing your two queen system. If your configuration is a deep with the old queen, then a excluder, then another deep with a top entrance, and...
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    Re: Bees and Chickens

    I have watched purple martins swoop down and pick off many a slow fat drone.
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    Re: 2 questions if I may

    If what you are describing is pearls then they had a queen up till the end. Still assuming you are correct and they are pearls then they did not starve as they would have eaten the brood first. If...
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    Re: Frames from Western Bee Supply

    I'm with JL on this, pay the extra nickle.

    Once upon a time the diff. between budget and commercial was size and condition of knots or woodwork irregularities. Now budget gets its own grade of...
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    Re: Annual honey plants for rice levys

    Posting this as i do from an area that has tens of thousands of acres of rice a few miles drive in any direction i bring you only sad news. To wit; your rice farmer friend is the most clueless rice...
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    Re: Hives in the Shed.

    If i was in an area that had the hive beetle i would not want to be in the shade in the summertime. It would be a just asking for serious problems. imo
  13. Re: essential oils vs varroa: does it work? syrup recipe?

    Does this bit about killing the microbes off pertain to oxalic acid vapors also?
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    Re: Trucking Bees from CA to East Coast

    'Following the Bloom' can currently be purchased on Amazon for .13, there are several copies at that price but i do not think there are enough to qualify for free shipping.
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    Re: splits question

    Many manipulations can be successfully accomplished in beekeeping if you are very experienced. Besides the strong 2 story deep hive and the willingness to constantly feed you might also want to...
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2010

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    Groundsel Tree is began blooming 24 Oct. Some fields are white with it and it should continue till frost. Usually blooms weeks earlier but no rain this fall resulted in the fromation of buds...
  17. Thread: Comb Honey

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    Re: Comb Honey

    A couple of questions on the same subject;

    1. Where is the best non-bee catalogue source for the hard plastic containers to hold the apx 4" cut comb squares? (not the clam shells, the other...
  18. Thread: Comb Honey

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    Re: Comb Honey

    JMO; Foundationless comb is the first choice, even if you have cross wires to pull thru. Second choice is the special thin foundation sold in the catalogues. It probably works almost as well if...
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    Re: Best place in the world to beekeep?

    Isn't S. Dakota where all the avg. yield records come from most years? Why is no one speaking up for them?....too busy extracting to have free computer time?
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    Re: Soybeans for Honey

    Soybeans do not have the pesticide spray programs that are as serious as say cotton. Sometimes late in the season the bean grower may spray for worms/bugs, however, this is often after bloom so no...
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    Re: Would bees draw out flat wax foundation?

    Most, if not all, major suppliers of foundation sell a 'plain or unembossed foundation'.
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    Re: "You know you are a real beekeeper when..."

    You watched Ulee's Gold and complained that there were not enough scenes with Bees in them.
  23. Thread: Bee Songs

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    Re: Bee Songs

    Then there is the theme song from Ulees Gold, 'Tupelo Honey', sung by Cassandra Wilson.

    "He's as sweet as tupelo honey, just like the honey from the tree'..................
  24. Thread: Bee Songs

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    Re: Bee Songs

    Johnny Cash and June Carter sang it as a duet, and years earlier Johnny Horton made a hit single of 'Ole Slew Foot'. Don't know its origins, but you can search any number of internet lyric sites for...
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    Re: Soybeans for Honey

    This year the farmer with the two fields across the road switched to a indeterminate var. of soybean. It has a blue flower and being indeterminate lends to a longer blooming period. Worked out well...
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