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    Re: When is it too late to split?

    One good thing about having the resources to make that many, is if successful mating numbers are down, you can always re-combine. I think all things considered, its close to too late for walk away's...
  2. Re: Extractor for Foundationless Frames

    I am foundationless and just got the Maxant 2 frame radial, didnt blow out a single frame, and some werent even all the way attatched. Good Extractor. Enjoy. G
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    Re: Frame spacing tool question

    X2
  4. Re: Too late for bees to draw out foundation (August) ?

    I've tried, and failed. The only machine I know that pulls wax this late is a swarm. good Luck. If you make it happen, share the tactic. G
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    Re: Hives just Swarmed :(

    If you find cells and they are capped, the bees have likely already made up their mind, so I've been told. If that's what you find, you can pull your queen and some bees to a nuc and you might fool...
  6. Re: spraying bees with syrup cause robbing? what are your thoughts

    :lpf: sorry dsegrest....... that was funny.... :lpf:
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    Re: Bostic Hills Farm

    I'm not sure but I think Barry was responding to "Stays on Here". As in BS.
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    Re: What weed is this?

    http://plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/pg_trre3.pdf

    This is the only white clover I know.
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    Re: What weed is this?

    After looking at post 18 you still say Clover? I aint never seen a clover that looks like that. G
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    Re: What weed is this?

    Aint no white clover I've ever seen. Does look exactly like Plantain though.


    I read M.Bush say awhile ago that Plantain was good for stings. I don't have a very bad reaction so, I haven't had...
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    Re: I'm such an IDIOT at times

    I did the same last week, well almost, I had a queen in a cage and the candy got wet, queen and attendants looked pitiful. I had a nuc that had been queenless some time took her there and set the...
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    Re: diy robbing screen plans

    I guess its a proven screen, but with that much open, I cant envision it stopping the frenzys I have seen trying to attack my late nucs. Maybe its because they got in once so they dont give up. The...
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    Re: diy robbing screen plans

    I built mine off of this. No measurements but not very hard to figure out.
    http://bushfarms.com/beesmisc.htm#robberscreen
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    Re: Where to buy oxalic acid vaporizer

    I did.:D Whens the new one coming on line snl? G
  15. Re: Hive doesn't have much food stored away..........

    I would think, they would be low on stores in a dearth. Its full blown here. I would suggest keeping the feed on. But, what do I know. Good Luck. G
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    Re: bee behavior

    Bag feeders work great. G
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    Re: HUGE Hornets!!

    I could be wrong, but I wouldn't think they could kill enough to have much of an impact. Unless there were dozens of them actively assaulting the hive. Is it close enough to set up a bucket with...
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    Re: HUGE Hornets!!

    In reality, they probably wont have an impact on the hive, although it does suck to see them catch and eat bees. Some people around here swear by a bucket with burnt motor oil or kerosene in it, with...
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    23040
    Cumberland Va.
    25 July

    Second helping of Staghorn in bloom.
    White Clover still kicking
    Chicory
    Rose of Sharon
    First Goldenrod
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    Re: sumac being worked in Maryland

    If you want some seeds, I will send you some, PM me. There are 2 varieties here that the bees go nuts over, They are both a staghorn, but one comes early and one is blooming now. They are a great...
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    Re: Identification of bug

    :lpf:
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    Re: Discouraged newbee

    Well said Tenbears.

    I used to do that, rarely wear a veil never wore gloves. Never thought about using the smoker. I thought I had bees then.
    A few years later, I realize what a hive full of...
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    Re: Best TF quote ever lol

    :lpf:
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    Re: Discouraged newbee

    Smoke. All those friendly little bees when there's nectar a plenty flowing, turn into guard dogs when there's not, and there are stores to protect, coupled with a population to protect them. Whats...
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    Re: Identification of bug

    :D
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