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    Re: Wood Burning Tool

    You can get a 5% discount from http://www.brandnew.net/ if you mention the ABJ ad.

    Bryn
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    Re: Wood Burning Tool

    MB and JS link to branding irons that are propane powered.

    Bryn
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    Re: Wax production from patties?

    Have a look at some of the answers to this thread.

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=249702

    Best Regards

    Bryn
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    Poll: Re: small cell beekeeping/talk

    Don,

    It is not a matter of how much interest is shown about what you have to say, but how eager a few of us are to not lose the experiences and knowledge someone like you has. Please continue to...
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    Re: Natural Cell Hive

    To those more knowledgeable.

    A large queen laying on 4.9 drawn comb, would she have a lower laying rate due to the difficulty of her entering the cell, and would/could this lead to the queen being...
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    Re: Natural Cell Hive

    Oldtimer,

    Keep the pictures coming, I sure do enjoy looking at them.

    Won't be long before I will be following some of your footsteps over here. My difference will be 4.9 foundation either...
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    Poll: Re: small cell beekeeping/talk

    I travel a lot so I have time to listen to various podcast's on my iPod Touch that I have an interest in. One recent podcast I listened to on Bees was rather boring, while others have been useful,...
  8. Thread: Drawing Comb

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    Re: Drawing Comb

    CB, thanks for your reply, as well as oldtimer and scdw43.

    CB: The second question I can see is confusing, and hopefully this will explain it. If you had an 8 frame medium, or what ever you use,...
  9. Thread: Drawing Comb

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    Drawing Comb

    I have been thinking about the answers to these questions for a while, and thought I would ask for peoples opinion with the hope that it will help me, as well as some other new bee keepers who might...
  10. Thread: Help with ants

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    Re: Help with ants

    SHB can fly. It has been mentioned that there is a video where you can see a SHB fly into a hive just as the Beek takes off the hive top. Tangle foot would work for Varroa mite though, although...
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    Re: Hello all you BEEKS!

    Welcome, and never hesitate to ask a question. Some cranks will suggest the search function, but sometimes you just want to ask it again, so go a head, someone will likely answer.

    You will get to...
  12. Thread: 8 Frame Hives

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    Re: 8 Frame Hives

    Try this web address for the information given by tnnewbe

    http://www.basprings.com/Equipment/screenedbottomboards.html

    It shows the tray and how it is used on an 8 frame sbb.

    Bryn
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    Re: My first season for mason bees...

    I noticed on Woodinvilledave website that it said that the mason bees do not like humid states such as Florida and Missouri, what about TN?

    Thanks

    Bryn
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    Artificial Insemination Video

    Just found this video on artificial insemination. Thought someone would find it interesting. The opening text is in German but the audio is English.
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  15. Thread: Help with ants

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    Re: Help with ants

    Great question Monkadelic,

    Tanglefoot is a glutenous, sticky mixture that you spread around a trunk of a tree to prevent certain pests from climbing up the trunk to attack the leaves, buds limbs...
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    Re: Apairy Management Software

    What would be useful is a program that uses a hand held scanner like an Intermec CN3. Bar code every hive, and enter the information on site, then upload when you get back to the office, or via the...
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    Re: first time bee keeper

    Welcome Sean,

    And thanks for the wonderful pictures. Love the ant in the comb.

    Best Regards

    Bryn
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    Re: Africanized Honey bee northern range limit?

    ABK,

    That is interesting. When I was looking at the weather links I posted I noticed how we tend to have more of a steady average across the months, but OK has some peaks of rain fall.

    Thanks...
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    Re: Africanized Honey bee northern range limit?

    The reality right now to me is such that TN my own state might be able to support AHB on the grounds of similar climate to OK which already has AHB. Here are two links to the weather web site...
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    Re: hivetop feeders for 8 frame hives

    Take a look here.

    http://www.basprings.com/Equipment/feeder.html

    I have these and they work very well. Not cheap, but the bees do not drown. They come up into the hardcloth, and walk down...
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    Re: Hello from England and France

    Shiredell,

    Welcome to the world of bee keeping.

    I see you are from Staffordshire, I had relatives from Doxey, Stafford.

    Bryn
  22. Thread: beeswax

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    Re: beeswax

    CH, Just brilliant, more than two cents worth.
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    Re: beeswax

    There we go Vance,

    Sell it as Vintage Wax.

    Thanks Avalon...bcs
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    Re: beeswax

    You could get top dollar by labeling it as an antique. :)

    Come to think of it, what does constitute antique these days?


    Bryn
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    Re: Starting out, interested in some advice

    I believe the most valuable commodity in bee keeping is drawn comb.

    You want to start with 5 nucs and grow to 50 hives the following year. You could split the 5 hives from this year, and order 25...
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