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    time frame for tree trap out?

    What is the best amount of time to leave a trap out hive to get the most amount of bees? They are sealing it up when I take the box.

    I'm doing a tree trap out for a co-worker. I told them in...
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    beekeeping pooch

    This has probably been posted before....

    http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/beekeeping-dog-astronaut-suit-finds-infected-hives-smell.html
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    Re: refractometers under $100

    It's for honey, so thanks for pointing out the difference, and for the links. I had some real dark honey last fall that seemed a bit thin and and gave a slight foam top after pouring. I was nervous...
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    Re: refractometers under $100

    Wow, thanks everyone! I have an Amazon smile account so I'm looking at this one--good reviews, good price:
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    Re: refractometers under $100

    thank you! That's what I'm looking for, someone who got one and comparison to expensive one.
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    Re: The cutout cost

    High up hives require a lot of equipment imo. Ladder to stand on, ladder(s) for equipment, etc. Are the potato size bees the bottom of a bigger hive in a soffit? If it's truly a poato size colony it...
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    Re: Lost a Hive :(

    Second hive has honey? I'd get that out of there before shb slime them and you lose everything.
    Are there any empty deep frames in second hive? One option is to freeze them for a few days and then...
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    Re: Honey straws. Will this work?

    I got an impulse sealer and I can't get it to do the job. Either it won't seal, or it cuts the straw. I adjusted pressure and temp in a lot of combinations and after several 15 minute attempts, I got...
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    refractometers under $100

    Are they a waste of money?
    Thanks
  10. Re: How long should I wait till concluding that a split queen is a dud?

    My nuk that I started same time now has 3 sides of frames with open and capped brood. I'm still giving them comb chunks every few days. I hope my queen is still alive because today this is what I...
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    Re: Honey extracting set up advice

    [QUOTE=zhiv9;1311889]Get a tank with a gate like this (or larger): http://www.dadant.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=109&products_id=429

    My start out extractor was a junior bench 2 frame...
  12. Re: How long should I wait till concluding that a split queen is a dud?

    I agree with ruthie. I have an almost identical situation, right down to the day on one new nuk. I've had this happen before and I like to wait at least another 2 weeks when I have seen a new mated...
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    another creamed honey question

    I got a wine cooler off craigslist (well, 2 but that's another story), a small 8 bottle with digital temp setting where I can keep it at 57 degrees. I set it at 56 for the first go at this second...
  14. Re: (VIDEO) Removal from block wall in Winter Haven, FL

    Hey Pat, that looked like a lot of work! Nice job.

    I watched this one after your op, wow, a mid July swarm? I don't think I've ever had that happen and I keep bait boxes set up year round in my...
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    Re: Pint jar lids

    not sure if this helps...not a direct answer
    http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/100-RegMason-Lids/productinfo/728/

    Or this one from mann lake, as it's for the 1 pint mason jars they sell...
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    Re: Scotch-Brite wipes for SHB

    Whew, I thought it was just me. I'm going to try the Swiffer as that 's what I have on hand.
  17. Re: foundationless frames wedge topbar

    Thanks everyone. I have noticed frames where I can get the wedge snug in there without stapling--not all of them do it though. Glue is another good idea, but I'm going to test some by only popping...
  18. Re: foundationless frames wedge topbar

    I have done foundationless for 4 out of 5 years of beekeeping, and I do prefer it. Until now I have always used the wedge as a starter, but somewhere along the line I read--maybe Michael Bush said...
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    I can't get any results in search on this question:

    I've read of other foundationless folks using wedge top bars that have good results with only removing the wedge and not stapling it down as a...
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    Re: Bee stings

    Once I had a sting to the soft part between thumb and point finger, and it must have hit a vessel because within a minute I felt a strange rush feeling in my head, and the sting spot swelled in an...
  21. Re: Another Brilliant Bottling Idea From Charlie B.

    I just got the same thing last week, 12 qt, at GFS (gordon food service) for $13, no honey gate yet. I want to add a gate or scissors faucet and am a litlle concerned about ruining the pail when I...
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    Re: Political signs...

    Using them for what?

    Opps, see that's been asked, sorry.
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    used equipment questions

    A lady that works in my building has some left over beekeeping equipment from years ago (not sure how many years) that I bought the other day.
    A hodge podge of things, like for instance I have a...
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    Re: Honey straws. Will this work?

    Mine is in delivery. What do you mean by pain in the butt to get open? You mean the honey straws after they are sealed? What kind of straws are you using? I grabbed a couple from a restaraunt that...
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    Re: Searching for SHB remedies

    There is something I want to try that may sound crazy. I have alot of fire ants near my hives, and I want to encourage fire ants to live directly under the hive so that when the shb larvae drop to...
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