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  1. Re: Brushy Mountain Oxalic Acid Webinar - Randy Oliver

    I urge everyone using OA to err on the side of caution and use a mask and rubber gloves.It is simple easy and effective.


    Honey bees aren't just a hobby but a necessity! So are beekeepers.
  2. Thread: Gloves

    by jrhoto
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    Re: Gloves

    spray your gloves with bee quick ,they try to avoid it.if you happen to mash one they will still sting.

    poor valley bee farm
    Honey bees aren't just a hobby but a necessity!
  3. Thread: OAV Then MAQs

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    Re: OAV Then MAQs

    I would stick with the OAV i believe you will be happy with the results.

    poor valley bee farm


    Honeybees aren't just a hobby but a necessity.
  4. Re: Oxalic Acid treatment method, "Split and treat".

    There is an excellent example of this i believe on you tube in the Rotation method of beekeeping and i do believe this is a German producting.You have a very beautiful country as i spent a good bit...
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    Re: Self Service Honey Stand

    I have had a self serve honey stand for about 8 years and have had very good success. Place it where it is visible and easy access.Put a metal money box with a lock. You can view mine at our poor...
  6. Thread: Newby

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    Re: Newby

    Welcome to the world of beekeeping you will never be the same again.

    poor valley bee farm
  7. Thread: New

    by jrhoto
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    Re: New

    Welcome to beekeeping and to Beesource from your neighbors to the north.

    poor valley bee farm
  8. Thread: Kelleys

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    Re: Kelleys

    Kelleys has had problems in the past but has always bounced back,short of Frandsen breaking them up they probably will recover if the "new management " knows bees.



    poor valley bee farm
  9. Thread: New from VA!!

    by jrhoto
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    Re: New from VA!!

    Welcome to beekeeping from southwest virginia and to an addiction that is very rewarding.


    www.poorvalleybeefarm.com
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    Re: What is chewing on my hive?

    Squirrel would be my guess.If you have a game cam set it up and see what it is.


    poor valley bee farm
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    Re: Hello from Bowling Green, VA

    welcome to beekeeping from southwest virginia, if we can be of any help let us know.

    poor valley bee farm
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    Re: Hello from Eastern Virginia

    Welcome to beekeeping from southwest virginia, an Italian,Carniolan cross is a good combo at least for me.I wish you much success.

    poor valley bee farm
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    Re: Hello from Central VA

    Welcome KB from southwest virginia to the workd of beekeeping.


    poor valley bee farm
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    Re: Best Top Hive Feeder?

    Try the Bee Smart feeders they have two styles that work pretty well and hold about a gallon of sugar syurp.


    Poor valley bee farm
  15. Thread: Foundation Pins

    by jrhoto
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    Re: Foundation Pins

    Please take time to crosswire your frames, it saves a lot of heartaches later and you save money and time in the long run cheaper is not always better.


    poor valley bee farm
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    Re: Good morning from East TN!!!

    Welcome safetyman from southwest virginia to beekeeping, i hope you have a great honey flow and all the bees you can manage.

    poor valley bee farm
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    Re: Polar Vortex states

    We heat with an outdoor furnace and burn hardwood,we have used almost a tandem truck load of oak and hickory ,this furnace cuts way down on electric bills and heats our hot water.We have 6 more...
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    Re: Central Virginia Local Nucs

    there was a gentleman in Prince Edward county that did sell them, i think that there is a beekeeping club there you could check with them.


    poor valley bee farm
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    Re: Newbee in central VA

    Welcome to the world of beekeeping ,if you need any help give us a call.


    poorvalleybeefarm
    Bees are not just a hobby but a necessity!
  20. Re: Oxalic Acid ... soon approved for use in beehives

    Lets hope the goverment doesn't find a way to complicate something that is simple and effective, but i'm sure they will.
    poor valley bee farm
  21. Re: Bees and Skunks: what is fact and what is folklore?

    If you don't want to shoot them or empty traps put rolled up chicken wire and tack strips in front of your hives this will deter them. Thy are more destructive than you might think.

    John
    poor...
  22. Re: what temp can I slip a new sugar block to them.

    I have opened my bees on a sunny day when the wind is not blowing at 46 degrees. I would do it as quickly as possible. Some bees will fly at this temperature, but for the most part they will be...
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    Re: food gread grease

    Haynes lubri film food grade grease. You can get it from most bee supply places or go to amazon, they have it.
    John
    poor valley bee farm
  24. Poll: Re: Treat for Varroa mites or let them suffer & die..........

    In my earlier post i should have said that honeybees are the only insect that produce food that man can sustain himself on, and sustain has several meanings. I Know of no other insect that produces...
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    Re: Record Keeping for Beeks

    Thanks for the idea on the I-cam extreme looks like a great way to keep audio and visual records.
    John
    poor valley bee farm
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