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    Re: HoneyBees and Appletrees

    I just started last spring with bees. Thinking they would help out with my polination needs on our farm. I was surprised they did not work my existing apple or pear trees at all that I could see....
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    Re: Sad thing about equipment

    Had an employee that got a lighting bug in his ear. Said it was hard to sleep that night. The light flashing on the wall bothered him. I had to ask how many walls it was flashing on.
    Mike
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    Re: Winter storage in Warm areas

    Someone suggested a mylar bag with a couple of hot hands hand warmers in the bag sealed up. They should be reusable except for the part you cut off to open the bag. What I plan to use next year if I...
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    Re: Packages or 3 frame nucs?

    I add to the statements above. More is better. They have to have a critical mass to get realy going and 3 med frames isn't enough. Starting out weak takes too long to get going.
  5. Thread: Hive lifter

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    Re: Hive lifter

    That thing doesn't look easy on the back at all. I can't imagine what the battery is powering either.
  6. Re: north alabama bees still bringing in pollen?

    I saw some goldenrod reblooming today. Not a lot but a few sprigs here and there. My bees were not in the chicks feed today at least. I did look, they like the cracked corn better than the pellets I...
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    Re: Open feeding dry pollen

    Everything in beekeeping is local. Feeding now to encourage brood here would kill them trying to keep the larva warm when it gets cold. Where you live you might get away with it but we got another...
  8. Re: north alabama bees still bringing in pollen?

    dont know where they are finding it but they are here also. not a ton but every 10 th bee or so.
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    Re: Greetings from the Florida Keys

    Nice pictures of a sad place. Good that you could save them.
    Mike
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    Re: E'llo From The Hills Of Tennessee.

    Welcome to the forum. There are links here that will give you the sizes of the boxes. Look at swarm trapping. God might just send you some bees. Read all you can stand and then ask questions. Helpful...
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    Re: Welcome Dennis!

    I like your plan. Except I would go with nuke Boxes instead of the top bar. Gives you something else to sell. Boxes are easier to make , materials easier to come by free ie. 10 inch wide and 20 inch...
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    Re: best place for beginner to buy nucs?

    You are also getting 20 drawn frames. Which is a huge thing when you don't have any. Staying ahead of the bees with your wooden ware is harder than it appears.
    Time is everything.
    Best of luck to...
  13. Re: Quick view of a portuguese beekeeper and portuguese bee

    Very nice. Thank you for posting this.
    mike
  14. Re: How do you inform your regular customers of price increases?

    I would rather show them the pictures of the beekeepers in south africa working hard for their money some one posted a short while back.
    Mike
  15. Thread: VSH revisited

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    Re: VSH revisited

    Sorry to hear those beautiful bees ( see rusty's website) of yours are having problems. I had asked you about some nukes for the spring and now I see why you don't have the population you needed for...
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    Re: Beeswax wood finsh?

    I use a 50/50 mix of mineral oil and bees wax on our wooden dough bowls. Reapplying often. The finish is food safe. But does not last long.
    Mike
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    Re: Winding Up First Year

    First year. 1 out of 7 swarm trapping. Accuired 3 frames of brood and mites from an abandoned hive. So now we have 3 hives and a nuke after the swarm cells poped up. I am now playing around with...
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    Re: Share your Beekeeping Inventions!

    I made a table to attach to my hand truck. So I can set hive boxes on, with a area underneath to carry frames etc. Will try to take some pictures and post.
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    Re: Need a Bee keeper to check my hives?

    Did you see how they were supported. Best I could tell they were sitting on metal rods driven into the rock face. I am impressed with the amount of effort expended on getting them up there and what...
  20. Re: Stinging with other bee species or wasps?

    All I can say is wow. I have read everything previously listed in the archives here, and Bee Bliss and the others come to the rescue. What a great group of people we have here. I have learned so...
  21. Re: Stinging with other bee species or wasps?

    Expert . Not in this. New beekeeper here. I have been stung by almost everything thou. I have had a problem with my back. Pain running down my right leg to my knee. Got stung on my left ankle ...
  22. Re: Stinging with other bee species or wasps?

    I think it is more like in real estate . Location , Location, Location. Hitting the pressure points to redirect the poison to the desired area is the key. Catching the other wasp and getting them to...
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    Re: Identify this plant.

    I think it is Lespodisa bicolor. pea family, quail love the seed.
    mike
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    Re: What kind of plant is this???

    arelia spinosis,, also known as devils walking stick. Bark has been used as a tonic for several ailments.
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    Re: Weird thing happened...

    at least you got a good knight
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