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  1. Re: McCormick and subsidiary BillyBee in the spotlight again.

    This is an excellent idea, maybe. Any honey imported to the US should be tested. The importer of the honey pays for the testing. If the honey is found to be tainted with chemicals or heavy metals,...
  2. Re: Ultrasonic Rodent Deterrents & their effect on Honeybees

    As a professional Wildlife Control Operator I can state with certainty that the Ultrasonic device will not work on the groundhog.

    If you are in a rural area, shoot him. If not, you can use a cage...
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    Sticky: Poll: Re: Your opinion

    I too think Regional would be best. This would allow us to read information that would be most appropriate for our operations. If you are on the border of your region you could easily visit your...
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    Re: Curious about triangle corners

    In my limited experience with them, it did seem that the bees were drawing out frames that had the communication triangles removed more quickly. I never actually did a strong comparison but it sure...
  5. Re: time to checkerboard/open brood nest in southern Ohio?

    I caught him!!!
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    Re: When to split

    [QUOTE=Ekosshadow;1373530]A friend reported collecting a swarm from the bed of a pickup truck last week here in Savannah. QUOTE]

    I am curious. Anyone else think the swarm may have been an...
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    Re: New SW Ohio

    Brewer,

    Welcome to the forum. I beleive there is an active beekeepers group in Greene county just a bit east of you. If you don't find any one local to help, PM me know and I'll send you a...
  8. Thread: Shrews!

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    Re: Shrews!

    Trapping shrews is a relatively simple undertaking. You may simply bait some mouse traps with peanut butter & place at the entrance of the hives.

    If you have reduced your entrance, so much the...
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    Re: CO2 for Wax Moth Fumigation

    Getting a source of CO2 should be easy, as any welding supply shop should be able to sell you a tank and regulator. Refills are cheap, I know because I go through a lot of CO2 in my business. I...
  10. Re: Curious, how many carry "Epi-Pen" for serious sting incidents?

    Exmar,

    Had an anaphylactic reaction to a sting in fall '14. I went to a private care allergist after going to the ER and tested allergic.

    I am going through the desensitizing shots now at the...
  11. Re: What Beekeeping Goodies did Santa Drop Off?

    Ten Queen excluders, 100 pierco deep foundations, and jar labels!
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    Re: How to start my beekeeping business?

    Chuck,

    Take some college courses. The ones I found most useful were communications courses and economics. They both apply regardless of the venture you end up engaging. Graduating is not a...
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    Re: Good new for urban Beek's.

    [QUOTE=Cyan;1358215]It's kind of hard for me to picture much of anything doing better in a city environment because the air, water, and soil is more prone to being polluted. QUOTE]

    I know its hard...
  14. Re: us grants for beekeepers??? reality or myth??

    Beestudent

    I know I had little patience when I was younger but there are opportunities out there without having to work for someone other than yourself. I know of one individual who collects...
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    Re: 2016, packages vs nucs?

    jw,

    When I first started in my business I was trapping fur and doing nuisance work. In fact I used to put up between 400-500 raccoons and around 200 muskrats between Thanksgiving and New Years. ...
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    Re: 2016, packages vs nucs?

    25 years ago I had a crazy idea too. I wanted to trap animals for a living. I had trapped since I was a kid and it was something I was good at and enjoyed. I took about three years doing it as a...
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    Re: About surveys...help an FFA member

    Done! Come on folks help the gal out.
  18. Re: Whats the advantage of registering yur hives?

    In Ohio apiaries must be registered by June 1st of the year of registration, $5 each. However, you may file a No-consent form which prohibits the inspector from entering your apiary. No-consent...
  19. Re: Where would you sell large quantities of Beeswax

    The Honey Householder just posted a request for a large order of wax. I doubt it would be economically feasible for you to ship it from Kenya though and I am sure there would be import issues to...
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    Re: Making Dark Creamed Honey ?

    From what I understand the starter "cream" honey is to help regulate the granular size during crystallization. Clearer honey tends to build smaller crystals as it crystallizes naturally while darker...
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    Re: oxalic acid

    Honey-4-all,

    I bet you're right, though I thought the OA was concentrated in the leaves.

    I have seen on several posts where people have claimed that someone's honey made them sick. I can...
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    Re: oxalic acid

    Thank you Honey-4-all.

    Looks like folks take in OA on a regular basis, but like everything else, too much can cause problems.

    I'll stick with trying to minimize it as a precaution.
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    Re: oxalic acid

    Honey-4-all

    I am probably showing my ignorance here. Is OA a product that food can be exposed to?

    Honest question on my part, not trying to bust any chops, I do not know.
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    Re: oxalic acid

    I am not an advanced bee keeper by any stretch, but here's my logic.

    I would not treat with supers on. I have been known to move frames from hive to hive as needed. Some of that honey could...
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    Re: what is this tree?

    This is in all likelihood a golden rain tree. From the picture it could also be a tree lilac in the later stages of bloom.

    Look at the leaves. If they are from a main leaf stem and have leaflets...
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