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  1. Thread: Please Stop...

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    Re: Please Stop...

    Once when I was having beekeeping troubles a person said to me, "do you pray over your bees?" I said, "no." The person said, "maybe you should." So, I did. I prayed in the name of The Lord Jesus...
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    Re: Is It Necessary to Remove Robber Screens?

    I think you can keep the robber screen on longer if you use a ventilated inner cover. I took mine off in August due to hot weather- a big mistake. The hive was robbed out.
  3. Thread: cheap swarm lure

    by linn
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    Re: cheap swarm lure

    Right now I do not have slum gum; I threw mine on the compost bin. I can get some slum gum locally. I understand that with new foundation, you do not have to worry about foul brood because the...
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    Re: how do you change password?

    Thank-you.
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    how do you change password?

    How do you change log-in password?
  6. Thread: cheap swarm lure

    by linn
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    Re: cheap swarm lure

    Last year was not a good year for swarms-rainy and cold. The pear trees did not have pears. Next year might be better.
  7. Thread: cheap swarm lure

    by linn
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    Re: cheap swarm lure

    Is this better than old comb and lemongrass oil? I mean I am not having much luck with lemongrass oil and old comb. So, maybe the local bee clubs should buy this product. The clubs could hand this...
  8. Re: Covering up the smell of the hive to battle pests

    This is a little off the subject. Sometimes a strong scent is helpful. I ran over a dead skunk before taking my driver's test for the third time. I passed.
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    Re: Wrapping hives in cold climates.........

    Last year I used Christmas trees as a wind breaks. I just drove to the brush dump and collected Christmas trees as people dumped them off. I always wrap the hives and use solid bottom boards....
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    Re: what would you do?

    I do not believe in the statement the "crummy package queen." Sometimes packages fail because feeding is stopped too soon. The practice of killing the package queen does not make sense. Why not see...
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    Re: Hive insulation... quick and easy.

    What about having a 1 inch air space between the rigid foam and the hive body (front, back, and sides)? There is a upper vent hole in the second deep, so there is a 5/8 inch cut out by the vent...
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    Re: Hopguard II and Hive Kills

    I had good results with Hopguard 2. I needed to do a second application for mite treatment. The first treatment was with Mite-away quick strip. A month later I used Hopguard 2. I only did this...
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    Re: Is a inner cover necessary with quilt box

    I have two hives with quilt boxes. One hive has a 5lb candy board with an oval opening and then the quilt box. There is a 5/8th ventilation hole drilled toward the top front of the quilt box by the...
  14. Re: They say Americans are getting grumpy about the never ending rising prices these

    I quoted a start-up price for a double deep new hive with a package of bees to be about $300.00. Do you think this is accurate?
  15. Thread: Acebirds one hive

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    Re: Acebirds one hive

    Acebird is right about the moisture collecting on the inside end walls of the hive bodies. The end frames are always a mess come Spring. I have not been able to solve the ventilation problem. I have...
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    Re: Russian Package, Richmond Area

    I happened upon this re-queening method by mistake. I re-queened a hive this fall. I took the cork out of the candy end of the cage. After a week I checked the cage. Usually I check sooner. I looked...
  17. Thread: Top insulation?

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    Re: Top insulation?

    I think you are right about that. The problem is that two hives are low on stores and a beekeeper is trying to buy time by keeping the hive unseasonably warm in the hopes that the bees will bring the...
  18. Thread: Top insulation?

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    Re: Top insulation?

    Well, maybe that is why the top layer of the straw is damp. I was thinking that maybe the rain had come in because the single front vent in each of the quilt boxes was not drilled with an upward...
  19. Thread: Top insulation?

    by linn
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    Re: Top insulation?

    Well, that is what does not make sense. I am feeding one hive on the top bars of the 2nd deep. The inner cover is off. I filled a 4th deep with straw and drilled a 7/8th vent hole by the front hand...
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    Re: Beekeeping and the Atkins Diet

    I think the answer is not eating so much fat. It is good to eat a little honey every day-for your own well being as well as the bees. Good luck on your diet.
  21. Thread: Acebirds one hive

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    Re: Acebirds one hive

    Maybe you can make the hive a little warmer and not worry about ventilation. Take a deep super and staple bee proof hardware cloth on the bottom. Drill a 7/8th vent hole on the front by the handle...
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    Re: Neighbor complaint

    This is what I would do. Make up a batch of homemade pollen mix (soy flour, dry milk, vitamin C, sea salt). I think this is the complete recipe, but you can check on beesource. Grind up some anise...
  23. Thread: fumagilin B

    by linn
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    Re: fumagilin B

    It is one rounded teaspoon per gallon of syrup. Sorry, I don't mean to confuse everybody.
  24. Thread: fumagilin B

    by linn
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    Re: fumagilin B

    I read those directions wrong. The directions say 1/2 rounded Tablespoon per 1 gallon of syrup. Kind of crazy directions.
  25. Thread: fumagilin B

    by linn
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    fumagilin B

    I just purchased Fumagilin-B. The directions say 1 rounded Tablespoon per 1 gallon of fall syrup. Is this right? In years past the directions said 2 rounded teaspoons per 1 gallon of fall syrup.
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