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    Re: everything that could go wrong...

    JW - Use the famous bowline instead of learning a new knot. LOL, but yes use that style tie down all the time.
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    Re: Used hives

    Vance - WHat are you smelling for, or was that a joke.
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    Re: SHB Mess

    I don't know but would love to have someone tell me there is a Bt for SHB. :s
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    Re: 4KC--My little jar cell experiment!

    So she did hatch out ok it seems. Just wanted to verify.
  5. Re: Re-uniting or not re-uniting....that is the question?

    I would be concerned that if you combined the two hives, both queens could end up dead.
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    Warped plywood

    Any hints to how to take slight warp out of plywood?

    It is 1/2 inch exterior plywood, I set it down in yard to cut and got distracted. Came back a few hours later and now it has a slight warp. ...
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    Re: Cleaning extraction "tools."

    Portable steam cleaner?
  8. Re: Getting late season split to pull comb

    Thanks everyone. Guess I will crank up the feed flow. Already was adding just small pieces of pollen patties and I have figured out just enough for the bees to consume within 2 days.

    Croc - I...
  9. Getting late season split to pull comb

    I have some nucs that were sort of late started as well as a few that exploded and swarmed leaving the remaining fairly weak. So they are sort of weak at this time and since the flow has stopped,...
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    Re: Extracting two frames

    Just did the crush and strain on 15 frames. I jarred 4 gallons and 1 pint. So that is just a hair over a quart per frame.
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    Re: thermally modified wood

    So where would you find this type of material?
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    Re: Neighbors destroying colonies

    Been watching this from the beginning. The neighbor was wrong and should have to dance out the tune they asked the fiddler to play. However, that many hives in a small lot, that is overdoing it. ...
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    Clean up

    Never really paid much attention and typically did it mid day when I was not around to watch afterwards. But last night I finished some extraction (cut, squeeze, and strain) and placed the equipment...
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    Re: Question about Eucalyptus

    LOL that is soooo cruel, but I love it and agree. We might not have nectar flows to speak of but those ladies are flying 2 weeks of each month in January and February. Staring at snow for 2 weeks a...
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    Re: Question about Eucalyptus

    Well I will do some digging to figure out the species. They are planted like plantation pines, but much more narrow spaced, looks like the spacing on sugar cane. Was told it might be for essential...
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    Re: Advice for Urban Ordinance Change

    I thought man a great lawyer does exist when you made your first post, but darn you sure cleared up the fog, LOL, just kidding. If it does not specifically say bees, I would put my hive in the yard....
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    Re: When walk away splits fail

    Was thinking the same thing. Also have had 2 splits that queens started laying really slow for several days, then BAM frames were full. I know I bother mine way too much.
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    Re: Skunk turned bees mean

    High joules not voltage is what you want.

    http://www.stafix.com/en/product/x18i-unigizer%E2%84%A2
    These will light up your leg through rubber boots if you have a sweaty sock on. We used to...
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    Re: Bad Reaction to Honey (Dizziness)

    Now you have me wondering. Do those guys need to have their plants pollenated? LOL :lookout:
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    Re: Question about Eucalyptus

    Thanks, trying to figure out which one it is they are growing but I think it may be Eucalyptus benthamii as JW said. But cannot find out anything about it so far (as it relates to bee nectar). Hate...
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    Re: EMT Conduit Hive Stand

    Think I will make 2 or so this weekend. Good Idea, simple and easy (and lots cheaper than my last sets I made :thumbsup:), thanks for sharing.
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    Re: did my first cutout yesterday

    Way to go.
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    Re: Loose techniques in queen rearing

    Would have been nice to have known this up to about 2 weeks ago. BUT Darn sure I will remember it. This helps explain why several weaker nucs that suddenly went queenless when I tried to strengthen...
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    Question about Eucalyptus

    Are Eucalyptus trees they are planting across the Southeastern US for pulp wood used by bees? I am having issues finding out exactly which species they are planting, but heard most in SW LA was for...
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    Curious on swarm behavior

    Got a call on Sunday from friend of a friend. She had bees just move into her water meter/valve box, none there two days before when mowing. Was a cluster about grapefruit sized, was I interested. ...
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