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    Re: reccomendations for June Queens

    Adam Ebert! The Cairn's that I have received the last few years from him have done well. Service was great. You do have to call him and wait for call back
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    Re: Observation hives?

    hoot owl are u interested in selling yours? I am just north of you at the Lake of the Ozarks.
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    Re: 9 mil nitrile gloves

    just smoke your hands/wrist before and every so often as you work your hives. nitrile glovels are nice to help keep hands clean, but way too hot
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    Re: What is chewing on my hive?

    squrriel
  5. Re: The billion little things that make a beekeeper's life easier

    Pickling lime in shb traps. I use it instead of oil. works great! doesn't spoil or spill everywhere
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    Re: SHB & Plastic Frames

    Nice observation! I have been bk since the mid 70s but shb is new to me. lost 1 hive last year but it was weak coming out of winter.

    Plastic frames are new to me. I do like pickling lime vs oil...
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    SHB & Plastic Frames

    I have wood and plastic frames, all in dbl deeps, Full of bees. But SHB are hiding in the crevices of the plastic frames! I use 2 to 3 beetle traps with pickling lime in them. Catching loads of...
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    Re: Question: Forcing feral colony to Swarm

    Thank you all for advice & support.

    last spring i put out 1 deep with 5 frames, will try many more this spring, 2 1/2hr drive to Joplin Mo area, will check into getting house owner to feed sugar...
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    Question: Forcing feral colony to Swarm

    Feral colony for sure has been in a Portico since 1998, Homeowner will only allow me to capture swarms.

    Any thoughts on how to force them to swarm?

    I hear pollen substitutes produce short lived...
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