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  1. Thread: Skunks

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    Re: Skunks

    That's the best way to do it, the ones I've measured, nose to back legs have averaged 15 inches. All beekeeping is local
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    Re: Macnine Washing Ventilated Suits....???

    Machine wash, gentle cycle, air dry. I have never added chlorine bleach when washing our ventilated suit or jacket.
  3. Re: What is the best cleaner for bee poop on a plexiglas skylight?

    Go to a hardware store & get some KRUD CUTTER, spray well, scrub lightly with a MR CLEAN MAGIC ERASER, rinse with plain water or window spray. Works on my car windows.
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    Re: Selling honey internationally

    Hong Kong is in China.
  5. Thread: Misplaced queen

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    Re: Misplaced queen

    Not appreciated, Burns.
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    Re: What bee books inspire you?

    Recently purchased Mr. Taylor's "How To Do It" after having read his "Joy of Bee-Keeping" several times. It was well worth the search & the price.. "The Practical Beekeeper" by Mr. Bush is also...
  7. Thread: Dying hive

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    Re: Dying hive

    Thank you all very much. I guess a little success is no match for all your experience. I never thought that robbing was so devastating to hives, but it makes sense now. My sincere gratitude to all...
  8. Thread: Dying hive

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    Re: Dying hive

    MiteAwayQuick strips, a softer formic acid treatment to control vaeeoa nites
  9. Thread: Dying hive

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    Re: Dying hive

    Thanks Justin, yes, I set the box back, and the nuc hive wasn't treated but were being fed, tho I did have the entrance reducer on for a one-bee passage. Thank you for your concern.
  10. Thread: Dying hive

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    Dying hive

    Today I went out to the beeyard to do inspections and remove MAQs from the hives I treated. As soon as I stepped out of my truck, I smelled something like a dead animal. The first hive I went to had...
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    Re: Beware of Betterbee

    The new & improved Betterbee has been amazing. I ordered a Maxant extractor Sunday nite after having used my hand-crank plastic one all afternoon, so it was late Sunday nite. It is on my doorstep in...
  12. Thread: Want to Share

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    Re: Want to Share

    Way to go
  13. Re: Record keeping: There's got to be a better way...

    Blue painters tape & a sharpie. You can easily rip it off with the next inspection, put a hive # on it, rip it off when you're done & re-enter the info to another recordkeeping system, or leave a...
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    Re: honey/beeswax moisturiser recipes?

    Try lotion bars...1 cup clean melted beeswax, 1 cup shea butter & 1 cup coconut oil. add 1 tsp of vit e oil. melt all together and pour into muffin pan or silicone mold. everyone I know loves them.
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    Re: Equipment Supplier

    Love the new folks @ BetterBee, but as mentioned above, all the bigger equipment dealers have something to offer.
  16. Re: Bees only storing honey in rear part of honey supers

    Just my limited experience, but I find my bees drawing anything better on the sunnier of the 2 sides in the hives.
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    Re: Bees stealing my bees?

    Perhaps she was removing a drone? Are you going into a dearth?
  18. Thread: Third supercedure

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    Third supercedure

    Started a package of California carniolans the end of April. Original queen immediately laid up at least 5-6 frames. Ten days later there is a beautiful queen cell in the middle of the frame and no...
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    Re: Ct Honey Extraction Help

    I just PM'd you.
  20. Thread: Superseding hive

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    Re: Superseding hive

    Bill, I have the same thing! Started a package of Carniolans this spring. Everytime she fills 4-6 frames with brood, they supercede her. Last Sunday, 6 full frames of emerging brood...today not an...
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    Re: How I get myself into trouble...

    This thread needs a woman's touch...see, I was right. You guys make me laugh
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    Not Another Swarm ???!!!

    My first 3 hives made it thru the winter. I did splits, reversed the brood boxes and kept a close eye on them. I did the same for hive # 3 and both splits swarmed. Caught those and started some nucs...
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    Re: Adding brood/eggs to a package install?

    Thanks so much, David. That is just what I wanted to know.
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    Re: Adding brood/eggs to a package install?

    Do you include the nurse bees from the donor hive, or do the new bees care for the open brood ?
  25. Thread: Helping a package

    by joan
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    Re: Helping a package

    thanks cq, I put in a frame of empty cells & a frame of capped stores. Should I still feed syrup &/or pollen pattie?
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