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    Re: Yellow Jackets & Onslaught

    dish soap and a garden hose if it'll reach. if no garden hose is available i'd make 2 soapy 5 gallon buckets and pour them down the hole after dark. the soap breaks down their waterproof oily coating...
  2. Re: Is this just me or something everyone else knows and I am just figuring it out?

    i had the same experience last year and have had luck early in previous years so i decided not to try after mid may this year. not sure why. i hesitate to feed the ones that should get it for fear of...
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    Re: Yellow Jackets & Onslaught

    i put some small chunks of red meat in my traps yesterday morning and i had to empty a few this afternoon because the yjs were to the top of the cone. i've also been using the small propane torch....
  4. Re: Another Brilliant Bottling Idea From Charlie B.

    does your bee brush have white or yellow bristles?
  5. Thread: It's a girl!

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    Re: It's a girl!

    congrats! You should get a surge of nervous energy that will allow you to do amazing things over the next year or so. Enjoy it.
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    saw my first borage blooming yesterday in the garden, knapweed is about 4 days from blooming. early and fast year.
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    Re: Anyone know what tree this is?

    you guys know that honey bees are an introduced species right? and most clover....
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    Re: Political signs...

    talk to the people running for office. i have a bunch i use to sight in my rifles. i particularly like the "for sheriff" ones for that. the people who lose the elections seem to be glad to part with...
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    Re: Propolis Preference

    i've got one yard that is surrounded by cottonwood trees. They make more propolis than any other yard and it is very distinct smelling. When i am moving empty supers around i can smell when i get to...
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    Re: GDD and the fall flow

    if i were in your area i would expect things to keep blooming early and quickly unless there is lots of moisture. then i would expect things to bloom early, but to last longer. nectar production is...
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    Re: Here's another "What is it?" mystery

    dung beetle balls?
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    Re: Moving bees at night w or w/o nets

    i moved mine about an hour and half at night w/out nets 2 weeks ago. everything went great until i got pulled over. actually everything went fine anyways, except my registration was expired.
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    6-1 15 yellow sweet clover
    6-4-15 white dutch
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    Re: suprise for my fiancee

    the bees are the most important thing, but i'd also get him a subscription to the american bee journal. i wish you were closer, i'd make up a hive for him.
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    Re: tips on obtaining land for apiary

    what isn't apparent is the state laws in MT. it is illegal to put a commercial yard within 3 miles of a registered yard, and the good spots are all locked up. if someone has 8 or less they don't have...
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    Re: Hints on spotting the queen

    she's shaped like a dragon, and workers are shaped like buffalo, so you just have to mumble "find the dragon, find the dragon" while you sort through the herds of buffalo. start at the top left and...
  17. Thread: nuc prices?

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    Re: nuc prices?

    i am going to try some queens this year, i got a taste of it in california this spring and am anxious to try. you can stay here during the class, we're 45 minutes to the U. i've also got 48 here at...
  18. Thread: nuc prices?

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    Re: nuc prices?

    it was an offer to the original poster, i don't know how i'd handle your situation. i'd imagine those nucs will get quite a bit smaller before they have laying queens which would make me nervous. i'd...
  19. Re: Fungicide Spraying During the Day While Bees are Flying

    the almond pollinators sure seem quiet on this subject. in my limited experience i would say it happens a lot and is factored into the equation. good clean syrup and pollen sub and hope.
  20. Thread: nuc prices?

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    Re: nuc prices?

    how many do you want? strong single $150 plus all the equipment involved. just 3 1/2 hours away. only for you.
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    Re: Million dollar rain

    we are getting it too. should help the knapweed! we've been bracing for forest fires. should push that back a few weeks, and knock down the road dust a little.
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    Re: New Beek-Mite treatment question

    maqs require better instructions than come with the treatments. daytime highs are important. i would imagine your hives are still in one box which means you are a long way from putting on supers,...
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    Re: New BeeK needs advice

    i bet it was a drone. check for eggs if your worried. justin
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    Re: Weird colony death

    county spraying the ditches? a lot can go on in a 2mile radius. there are only a couple reasons when all the bees die at once.
  25. Re: brood chamber is in the top deep....what should I do?

    i would take out the bottom box and put it on top, figuring they are partially in the middle box and already have the brood chamber in the shape they love.
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