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    Re: anybody used valley bee supply?

    I have purchased from them on several occassions, I like all of thier products. Nucs, hive bodies and mediums, all of the joints fit together nice and tight. It also helps that they are really nice...
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    Re: Bullet holes for Christmas

    Cops, most hated group of people on the earth. You call them when you have a problem or need someone to protect you or want to complain about someone else, but talk about them when you dont get...
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    Re: Bullet holes for Christmas

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    Re: Newb...My hive is dying.

    I noticed the same sort of thing in one of my three hives a short time ago, about three to four weeks later the hive was dead. I scoop up a cup of the bees and found out they were infested with...
  5. Thread: Varroa mites

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    Re: Varroa mites

    All three hives were Italian packages and came from Georgia. I live in eastern NC approximately 1 hr from the coast, the county I live in has a good number of bee keepers. There are probably three...
  6. Thread: Varroa mites

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    Varroa mites

    I had not seen a significant number of Varroa mites this year and did not treat my hives, a big mistake. I noticed that one of my hives had a large number of dead bees laying out front on the ground...
  7. Thread: Bee Vac

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    Bee Vac

    Dound this at Tractor Supply over the weekend, thinking about using it to make a bee vac.
    http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/power-pailtrade%3B-wet-dry-vac-powerhead-1-3-4-peak-hp?cm_vc=-10005...
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    Re: Oxalix Acid with Screened Bottom Board

    Heat rises, vaporization of the Oxalix Acid should cause it to rise throughout the hive. The plastic slide in sheet should be sufficent I would think. I plan to treat this way this year also.
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    Re: SHB - Varroa issues

    I did not leave a honey super on for human consumption, I left it there because the deep had very little honey in it. I was concerned that they may not build back up enough prior winter, hoping the...
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    Re: SHB - Varroa issues

    I was hoping by now I would have some advise on what was going on and if there was any different ways I could have handled this.

    I went to the hives this morning about 11am just to observe what...
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    SHB - Varroa issues

    I have three hives, two from packages and one from a swarm I caught earlier in the year. All through the spring all three hives were booming. I extracted honey last weekend I did not take any frames...
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    Lesson learned

    I took off two mediums of honey yesterday, due to the amount honey in burr comb between the two mediums, I left the empty medium on and put the inner cover back on hoping the bees would clean it up...
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    Re: Extractor advice for a friend

    I just purchased the Maxant 3100H-2 frame, it is very well made, 20 gauge stainless tank and is upgradeable to 6/9 frames. Used it for the first time today and extracted 16 medium frames ended up...
  14. Thread: Bee jacket

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    Bee jacket

    Has anyone ever tried the semi vented jacket from from pigeon mountain trading if so what did you think of it.
  15. Thread: Odd activity

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    Odd activity

    This may or may not be odd, i went to the hives today to do my weekly check up, when I got out of the truck the hum was extremely loud, i park about 20 yards from the hives. Looking at the hives the...
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    Honey Extractor

    Looking for Maxant 3100 2 or 9 frame, hand or power.
  17. Thread: Extractor

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    Re: Extractor

    Was hoping to find something sooner, I plan on ordering one by the end of the month. I hve looked and looked for a used one, you dont see many of these show up for sale.
  18. Thread: Extractor

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    Extractor

    I am looking for a two frame extractor, anyone know if Maxant will have a sell or free shipping in the near future. I have decided that Maxant is the one I want because it is easily upgraded and...
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    Bee escape question

    I plan on extracting honey tomorrow, I put the plastic bee escapes on the inner cover and put it below the supers I plan on extracting. I blocked off the ventalation opening in the inner cover to...
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    Bees hanging from bottom board

    I checked on the hives this afternoon, a saw bees hanging from the bottom board, I have never seen this. It was about 90 degrees and around 8:30pm when i took the below picture. I was there earlier...
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    Re: Unusual behavior

    Thanks wasnt sure what was going on
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    Unusual behavior

    Over the last several days I have gone by the hives to see whats going on, and have found a lot of bees on and around the entrance. I saw several post earlier where other had seen bees at the...
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    Re: Rite Cell question

    They can be broken off to allow room for the bees to travel from frame to frame. The ones I broke off, the bees filled back with comb.
  24. Thread: Moving hives

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    Moving hives

    I placed my hives in the edge of the wooded area on my lot when I installed the packages eariler this spring, they are in the shade most of the day. I am planning on moving them about twenty yards...
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    Looking for extractor

    I saw plans or information for the below DIY extractor online somewhere and copied the picture but did not bookmark the website. Anyone recognize the picture or know where I can find them...
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