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    Re: Apitherapy on ankle

    Great idea! I have one ordered through Wal Mart, free delivery to store near me.

    I also want to clarify, I meant I didn't have on bee jacket and gloves...only protection I had on was mesh...
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    Re: Apitherapy on ankle

    Here's the article I mentioned:
    http://www.diagnose-me.com/symptoms-of/torn-weak-or-stretched-ligaments-or-tendons.html

    Ok, reverse tweezers it is. I have been using a surgical clamp but it's a...
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    Re: Feeding bad queens

    I have stopped trying to save failing hives as you describe here. I used to feed with honey frames, boost with other brood frames, etc. It seemed to only work for a short time and I wouldn't get...
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    Re: Apitherapy on ankle

    opps
  5. Re: Ever add an upper entrance after the fact?

    This has been my experience also.
  6. Re: Catching swarm as it leaves the hive video

    Awesome! Wouldn't it be great to have a catcher like that designed for lang hives?

    Last year I had a hive that I knew something was up, and it swarmed in the afternoon. Next day I was in the back...
  7. Re: Main Nectar Flow Clues in Northern California/Sacramento Area

    Calbee, did you feel the earthquake that occurred in your area this morning?
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    Re: Collecting pollen

    Very nice hive Ruthiesbees! I did it simply to let bees get used to it.

    I'm having a problem with tiny ants going into the pollen no matter how often I empty it. I freeze the pollen in a flat...
  9. Re: Africanized Honey Bee's? Coastal Virginia...

    Yes it is! I had a real nasty hive last spring and I did it this way, and it worked out beautifully.
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    Re: Do robbing screens work?

    The link is not mine. I made something similar--no top piece for moving. Mine are like the first 3 pictures as I was only making robber screens.
    I use the Brushy screens to move bees, as I don't do...
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    Re: Do robbing screens work?

    Someone posted this link awhile back and I have it saved in favorites. I made a bunch of these, modified to my carpenter's skills. The difficult part was finding a local place that sold #8 hardware...
  12. Re: Gotta vent about customers' expectations of charges

    I do swarms for free--it's cut outs that I usually charge for.
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    Re: Closed to the public?

    Hey Mike, I posted last year AFTER I'd been to your place to buy honey while I was visiting in beautiful northern CA with my sweetie--not knowing at the time I was buying from a Beesource member! I...
  14. Re: Gotta vent about customers' expectations of charges

    There's a craigslist ad right now in my area of someone doing it for free. Gave the ad number to a fellow who has repeatedly asked me to remove bees free from a bunker behind his house. I did them...
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    Re: Fall Flow Is Starting

    I had the same thing happen about a week ago in my back yard. Here it's meleleuka. My country hives are not near any meleleuka, only my few back yard hives, and the trees are not that close by....
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    Bee teaching experience

    One of my co-workers, a lady I don’t see very often, was asking questions about bees because she overheard me and another co-worker talking about a swarm that had moved into the soffit at their...
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    Re: Follower board

    That's what I need!

    I have a hive that has too much space as it was queenless for quite awhile. I'd rather use a follower board than move them to smaller box at this point.

    I also have a...
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    Follower board

    Do any bee supply stores sell them, or how do I make them for langstroth hive? Thanks.
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    article feedback request

    This is from Bee Informed and states that feeding bees with frames of honey is not good. By mid August I'm checking hives and when I find ones without stores, generally nuks, I pull honey frame from...
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    Re: Collecting pollen

    I put the pollen door down last Friday and collected the pollen for almost 24 hrs later. I was quite pleased to find close to 1 ounce of pollen and only 2 dead bees in the drawer. I'm speaking of the...
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    Re: Best Clover for South Florida

    Mexican clover is plentiful here in SW Fl. I found a good article on it:

    http://blog.audubonguides.com/2010/12/06/let-it-bee-the-mexican-clover/
  22. Re: 5 gallon buckets- Home Depot or food grade?

    My son is a machinist in a plastics factory that makes containers for yogurts and such. When I talk to him this weekend I will ask him this question.

    What I do know is that when he goes to work,...
  23. Re: Why the tall stacks of supers, why not take some and process??

    I like the hive, backyarder!

    The only reason I harvest twice a year is because of the honey flavors. Spring is orange blossom, gallberry and saw palmetto (though I had barely any OB and GB...
  24. Re: preparing hive for Sundance II pollen trap

    Thanks Lloyd. I got my Sundance from Dadant and they included lots of good info about pollen processing and usages, along with good instructions. I know I'm going to be happy with my purchase and...
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    Re: balling of the queen

    I don't have an answer, I'm adding to your question because I had the same thing happen a couple weeks ago. I was inspecting a couple of my backyard hives when I saw a ball of bees in front of one of...
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