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    Re: Can I use cardboard in smoker

    I use cardboard when it's available, but I'll usually start with newspaper and add something else to complement the cardboard after it's lit (like leaves).
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    Re: Bee suit vs. jeans and ls shirt

    I've found that some light weight sweat pants works well. I get them very loose fitting with the elastic at the ankles. They work really well and they are cool in the summer. It seems like every...
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    Re: A Question for TBH Experts

    One thing that would help is does anyone know of any studies or surveys that deal with winter hive loss. I'm really looking for some solid numbers to back up my position. Thanks for the comments...
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    A Question for TBH Experts

    Hello, I'm not a TBH beekeeper but I've been fascinated with them for a while and I've got a question. A person in my club has stated that the hive design is not suited to wintering in northern...
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    Re: Apairy Management Software

    I use Hive Tracks at http://www.hivetracks.com. It works well for me and it's free.
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    Re: Thoughts on 4.9 mm bee vs. 5.4 mm

    This is a lecture that Jeniffer Berry did a few years back. ...
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    Refractometer Accuracy

    I've got one of the cheap refractometers (the one Dadant sells for about $75.00) and I've noticed that I can get about 1 to 2 percent difference in testing the exact same honey only testing it...
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    Re: Free On-Line Bee Hive Tracking and Recording

    It's been confirmed. You can't get the subscription without setting up a paypal account and setting it up on a reoccurring payment. Here's a quote from the developer:

    Matt Kane, Official...
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    Re: Free On-Line Bee Hive Tracking and Recording

    The thing I don't like about this is that paypal sets up a reoccurring yearly schedule to automatically bill your credit card. I won't do this for 2 reasons.

    1. I don't like company's taking...
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    Re: Free On-Line Bee Hive Tracking and Recording

    Is there a way to sign up for the Pro account without using PayPal?
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    Re: The current price of sugar.

    I just picked up a bunch of 4lb bags for $1.50 each in Springfield, MO. 37.5 cents per pound.
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    Re: How did ya'll come up with your handle?

    The first submarine I served on and qualified on was the USS Pintado (SSN 672) in the US Navy.
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    Re: What can you do in the winter

    I've made up some simple 4 frame nucs that I'm going to use for catching swarms out of some scrap plywood that I had laying around.
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    Re: Number of Hives

    1. How many hives did you start out with (first year)? - 2
    2. How many hives do you currently maintain? - 2
    3. The maximum number of hives you hope to keep? 5 - 10 by end of next year
    4. How long...
  15. Thread: Homemade HBH

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    Re: Homemade HBH

    I'd be careful of the smell test. Even though I don't know weather or not that the homemade formula has a lesser amount of oils then the HBH sold, I feel that it could be possible to give the bees...
  16. Thread: Homemade HBH

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    Re: Homemade HBH

    I had the same problem with the emulsion. I'm using lecithin for the emulsion. The trick for me as to take about a quarter cup of water and dissolve the lecithin prior to getting started. This...
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