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    Re: Maple flow in SE right now?

    Red maples blooming here. Pollen is grey
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    Re: How to cool hives in the hot summer?

    I let the bees do it themselves.
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    Re: Macnine Washing Ventilated Suits....???

    Ive washed my Pigeon Mtn ventilated suit in a mesh bag. I use bleach and tide and use the gentle or delicate cycle. Take the hat off and handwash seperatley . Works for me and have not noticed and...
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    Re: Clay pigeon thrower: help choosing

    We have a do all full cock I got a the church yard sale a few years ago. I mounted it to a 2" piece of tubular steel so it fits in the traier hit hand I can sit on the tailgate. My brother in law...
  5. Thread: The Neighbors

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    Re: The Neighbors

    Inform them that what you do on your property is your business and not theirs. This is also a two way street. Kind of lie when my neighbors bought a USED above ground pool. It looks so tacky. It...
  6. Thread: work visa

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    Re: work visa

    Last I heard from ICE it took about two years for you to sponsor someone into country. There was also a minimum amount of time you had to advertise for said job in the us and you also had to prove...
  7. Re: Latest date to consider mite treatments in the North?

    Here I was just told at our bee club meeting tonight that we should treat through the month of July. It used to be august/September but they are now saying earlier so you have a healthy hive when our...
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    Crock pot for wax melting?

    Anyone use a crock pot with a plastic disposable liner to melt wax? Go enough on my plate without having to build a solar melter and he gerryrigged ones out of an aquarium just don't work well
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    Re: Do people work hives in the rain?

    I do it all the time. Time is very precious and when I'm at the farm be it rain or shine that's when I have to work the bees. They do get pretty ill when the top comes off in the rain and its hard to...
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    Re: Moving to cotton

    Cotton honey crystalizes very fast. Our state bee inspector recommends not allowing bees to go into winter with just cotton honey. Ours get golden rod and aster as well in the fall
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    Re: Comb storage protection

    The para moth you mentioned will kill all insects and prevent them from damaging the comb.
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    Re: Too late for backup nuc?

    It's not too late. Go for it, it surely can't hurt
  13. Re: What is the best way to remove wax from sst pots & pans

    Good luck. The best way to get rid of that waxy film is to throw the pots away.
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    Re: Equipment Supplier

    Brushy, miller, dadant, pigeon Mtn., so far but if the deal is right I'll go with the lowest bidder
  15. Re: using Spectracide Triazicide for SHB control

    Granular pesticides are the safest to use around hives.
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    Re: Herbicides and honey bees?

    Read the label and follow directions. If its harmful it will say so. Most wont affect bees but there are a few. If you have to just move the bees
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    Re: Consulting/Mentoring Services

    Are you a new beekeeper? If so Brushy Mountain and Miller Bee are pretty close by. Might want to ask them.
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    Re: Question about newspaper method

    When I did a newspaper combine this past spring the bees had all the paper chewed up and out the front overnight.
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    Re: Why not to use a screened bottom board

    No negatives here and I leave mine open all winter.
  20. Re: HBH Homebrew, looks better than the other recipes I have tried.

    Same smell look and feel on my fingers as the original. My bees love it. Be careful it can incite robbing around strong hives.
  21. Re: HBH Homebrew, looks better than the other recipes I have tried.

    I use very hot water, then sugar. Blend for 5 sec to mix. Add 4 tblspoons of soy lecithin and 15 drops of lemongrass oil and spearmint oil. Blend for a few minutes on low. Store in a dark container.
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    Re: Sturdy Plastic Queen Catcher Clip?

    I haven't broke mine I purchased from brushy Mtn last year yet. I would imagine they are all made by the same company though.
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    Re: Shelf life for hbh

    Use it its fine. Shake well before using.
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    Re: Quick Crimson Clover question?

    You can disc it in lightly or do as I do and burn it. I let my annual food plot seed out every year and after discing a fire break around it burn it off the thatch and plant matter will be gone....
  25. Thread: Weed Control

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    Re: Weed Control

    Roundup the first two sprayings, then one good praying of pramitol or imazethapyr. Bare ground for 15-18 months.
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