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  1. ATTN: Beeks in / around St. Louis Missouri: RE: Webster Groves City Council

    Some friends of ours attended the Health and Environmental Services Advisory Board meeting last night (3/11/13) to discuss new ordinances about chickens, goats, and beekeeping in Webster Groves....
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    Foxglove (digitalis pupurea) and Honey

    Hi folks,

    Thought it was about time I dropped in and dropped off another oddball question for the forum to chew on. :)


    Do we have any botanists on the list?


    I'm considering adding a few...
  3. Thread: Rearing Kits

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    Re: Rearing Kits

    Thanks for all the info folks, especially the links MB.

    Hope everyone has a productive year. :)
  4. Thread: Rearing Kits

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    Rearing Kits

    Hope I'm not opening up a can o' worms here a la the grande old "AK47 vs. AR/M16 debate", but can anyone here tell me what the fundamental differences are between the Jenter Kits (now apparently hard...
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    Re: Queen Rearing Videos

    Definitely Good Vids. Gonna download and save copes to DVD. Thanks Fishman43!
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    Warm Weather Year Round and Bee-haviour

    Hi folks,

    I suppose this is directed toward beeks living or working near the equator.

    I live in N. America, Zone 5, and each winter, my hives are stocked and tucked away nice and comfy to ride...
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    Crystals on Old Foundation?

    Hi Folks,

    I bought a few nucs to help out a buddy this year who uses standard size permacell. I intend to regress them to 4.9mm, but the small cell foundation I have is about 2 years old and has...
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    Re: Brazillian Tree Resin + Beeswax

    Thanks Barry :)
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    Brazillian Tree Resin + Beeswax

    Hi Folks,

    Been a while since I've posted, nice changes. :)

    I'd swear that I ran across someone on this forum (some time ago) who was talking about boiling their new hive boxes in a 50/50 blend...
  10. Thread: Ants...

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    They'll also steal away with larvae if they can. ...

    They'll also steal away with larvae if they can. Had a bad run in with fire ants two years ago that did that.

    I resolved to setup paint cans full of motor oil (moat) and I wipe a liberal...
  11. Thread: Crowd the Bees?

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    Crowd the Bees?

    Hi folks,

    Rossman has a nice little calendar on their website I was looking at just now. Under the month of May I found the following:

    "toward the end of the nectar flow you will want to crowd...
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    Hi folks, I just got a call for an interesting...

    Hi folks,

    I just got a call for an interesting one. Typical suburban tree in a typical backyard, but the bees are now established down inside the trunk; and I can't top the tree to get inside. ...
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    Thanks for all the advice folks. Looks like I'll...

    Thanks for all the advice folks. Looks like I'll be sterilizing mason jars this week. :)
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    Packaging Question

    Hi folks,

    I have a whole mess of mason jars that I can easily sterilize and store my honey in. Do I really have to steam or pressure can my jars after they're filled? I really don't want to cook...
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    Hi CSBees, Thanks for replying. I don't have...

    Hi CSBees,

    Thanks for replying. I don't have one of those handy little gadgets that'll tell you what the percentage of water is, so how many days should I let the honey set?

    Thanks again for...
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    Our First Fall Harvest!

    Yup, our first fall harvest. :)

    I only have one question...

    Most of the cells on each frame were capped (say 90%), but in a couple of cases, there were full cells that were still uncapped.
    ...
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    Only good SHB is a Dead one

    Unfortunately, I have a hive this year that has SHB's. This hive looks real similar to what stingmaster described at the beginning of this thread. Only difference being that my girls aren't that...
  18. Thread: Oxine AH

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    Hi Sundance, I just climbed back up onto the...

    Hi Sundance,

    I just climbed back up onto the face of the oearth...

    Yeah, was thinking about using it to clean honey house equipment.
  19. Thread: Oxine AH

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    Howdy folks! Happy soon-to-be-spring My wife...

    Howdy folks! Happy soon-to-be-spring

    My wife and I are considering checking out this bio-cide with our chickens. Has anyone heard of Oxine AH and whether or not it's safe to use with the girls?...
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    Sorry to hear about your misfortune Addee. ...

    Sorry to hear about your misfortune Addee. Pardon me while I rant:

    Here we have yet another case of beaurocratic bull&#%$ artists sticking it to decent, hard working folk; all in the interest of...
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    To each his own and much love to non-militant...

    To each his own and much love to non-militant vegans; but as an avid meadmaker & organic gardener, I'm with Judy and Ben Brewcat on thisone.

    My wife and I love our girls; we even go so far as to...
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    We're having the weird warm weather as well,...

    We're having the weird warm weather as well, though our days have been in the 60's and low 70's.

    Our girls have also been setup for winter, yet out buzzing around. Do I need to be concerned about...
  23. Thread: Oxalic acid

    by ainsof
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    Ahh... here we go. This is: Superdeck Brand...

    Ahh... here we go. This is:

    Superdeck Brand Products "Decktergent" Wood and Masonry Cleaner

    The only chemical it claims to contain is Sodium Metasilicate, strong base in water and highly...
  24. Thread: Oxalic acid

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    Hi folks, I found a small container at the...

    Hi folks,

    I found a small container at the local paint store. The guy working there said it was OA, but I don't see oxalic acid on the label anywhere.

    Also, this stuff has purple crystals in...
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    Our woolies have been Jet black for weeks now. ...

    Our woolies have been Jet black for weeks now. Also getting downright cold at night for Missouri already. I seriously doubt their prediction of a mild winter.

    Remember, these guys are in one of...
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