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    Re: Hogg half comb refills

    I got two kits from Mann Lkae this year, I had some damaged lids and they are going to try to get me some but may not have any. They said the Inventor of the Hogg system died about a year ago and so...
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    Re: Koehnen Packages

    I got four packages from them through my club this year, first time I have used them. The queens were some of the nicest I have seen but I still had two hives superceded within the first month, in...
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    Re: MAQS Treatment results and questions

    Really helps to read up on a treatment before you go dumping it in the hive. If you read the FAQ on the MAQS website or read the research results from the University of Hawaii and you will see that...
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    Re: Bee-O-Pac System

    I completely disagree with the previous post.
    I used the system for the first time last year and did pretty well on it. I put them on a hive that had already drawn out one super and out of the 128...
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    Re: Shannon Leer / Leer Family Honey Farm

    I have seen and heard a lot this year about disappearing queens. Everything looks great and then three weeks later no queen, no eggs, no brood. And no signs the hive tried to do anything about it...
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    Re: Brushy Mountain

    Seems like the system let you in this case ?
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    Re: Scotch broom

    Yes they do work the scotch broom, not any good for nectar but they do like the pollen. If you see a flying cheeto or bees with a bright orange stripe on their backs then they have been in the plant.
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    Re: Busy Bees Apiaries

    A supplier or reseller will never make everybody happy. Communication is in the eye of the beholder.
    I ran the website for a reseller this year, they drive down pickup the bees and have in store...
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    Re: MAQS result on hi mite count

    This is from this months WASBA newsletter.

    MAQS has been in the marketplace in Hawaii for 18 month, and now parts of the US for 2
    months. There has been a lot of interest and many phone calls....
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    Re: Mann Lake Frames

    I guess to each his own, but I use mann lake frames and like them a lot. I have never had an issue with the staples I use. I just use 1" for the whole frame. They are well made.
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    Re: hive top feeder

    I have several types. The most common one I use is a 1 gallon pail inverted over the hole on the inner cover, all you need to do is drill a dozen 1/16 holes in the lid. Only costs a couple $$.
    When...
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    Re: Walter Kelley

    Just to be clear, the $130 shipping was the over the phone quote. I ended up going with Mann Lake for the free shipping. When it comes to $$ I am pretty tight and always look for the best deals.
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    Re: Copper penny sting tip?

    As with just about everything in beekeeping, use it if it works for you. I have never heard it used for pain but it does work for swelling.
    Last year the owner of our local bee store got stung on...
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    Re: Do people pay for swarms?

    We have a guy who regulary posts on craigslist that he will pay $20 for swarms "Statewide" I laugh everytime I see it. I limit my travel for swarms (which I do for free) to a 10 - 15 mile radius, I...
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    Re: Can you believe this !

    Guess away but I will neither confirm or deny any guess.
    My wife is a vegetarian has been for over 40 yrs, my youngest child is a hard and fast vegetarian and always has been, my oldest child was...
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    Re: Respirator needed for maqs?

    From what I have read, bees bearding outside the hive for the first 24 hrs is normal.
    On the respirator issue, the old video had the canadian saying, "in the USA they wear respirators, here in...
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    Can you believe this !

    Edited to add excerpt from actual email.
    I am not going to mention names here as I dont want it to turn into a personal attack. But the following is completely true.

    Our state association is in...
  18. Thread: EpiPen®

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    Re: EpiPen®

    I worked my bees for three years wearing little or no protection, never had more than a local reaction to a sting. Then one day I got stung in the arm, 20 minutes later I was in the ambulance headed...
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    Re: New Hive, delay in package delivery...

    Mid to late may is starting to get a little late in the year for packages, however providing everything else goes well then they should do ok. I dont know what pollen sources you have around you but...
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    Re: Found this hanging on my fence today!

    Its a picture of a swarm, I take them all the time and I post them in various blogs etc. If someone wants to use them in a craigslist ad as an example of what a swarm looks like then I have no...
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    Re: Pierco Frames Customer Service Review

    I gave up on them last year, I got a response to my email but when I left messages to place my order they were never returned. At the time I wanted to buy 150 - 200 deeps, possibly more.
    I just...
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    Re: Web Page Construction

    Kompozer gets my vote, I used it to create the club site and had no problems handing it off to somebody else to manage. Fatcow is also our host been very reliable
    www.nwdba.org
  23. Re: Name One Important Lesson You Learned in Last Year

    I learned "Dont tell the wife how much you made selling honey last year" :no:
  24. Thread: This sucks

    by oldenglish
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    Re: This sucks

    Well I personally have no intention of breaking any laws. That is not the reputation I want for my company.
    But I have found a way around this problem.

    My wife has been breeding and showing dogs...
  25. Thread: This sucks

    by oldenglish
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    Re: This sucks

    Actually I am the VP of the local club and knowing this county and state goverment we are screwed.

    Selling on line comes under the juristiction of the Dept of Ag and we would need to be permitted...
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