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    Re: Sideline uncapper.

    I had the great fortune to borrow a Sideliner Uncapper from a friend to uncap my frames this year. I'd actually visited the Brushy Mtn location in PA earlier in the day and bought a new 18 frame...
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    Bee Stings and Back Problems

    So my back finally gave out again. I have a lumbar disc that's bulging and when that sucker grabs the sciatic nerve in my back/leg it's total agony. I've used bees before and decided to try again. ...
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    Re: Honey bees, close-up

    Outstanding photos Alex. I'm impressed. You should be proud.
    Mike
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    Great Product

    My wife and I got our last batch of labels from Amy and we were very happy with them. The 'antique' look looked good on the jars and the service was excellent.

    Mike
  5. Thread: Help Identify

    by Fernhill
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    Hover fly

    It's a hoverfly. It's a fly that mimics a wasp or bee as a defense against predators. They don't sting, of course.

    Mike
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    I've got it.

    That is a hover fly. I saw a couple of them while I was building my sons' treehouse. They look very wasp/beelike which is a mimic defense against predators. Interesting to watch.

    Hope this...
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    Wish I could read the brochure

    It'n wouldn't suren' be'n nicen' if'n I couldn' readn' the'n brochuren'

    Very interesting looking candles. Wish I understood the text that probably describes the process by which they are made.
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    Solution to cost problem

    Yes, they are expensive. So you go to your local Starbucks and go into the bathroom with a phillips screwdriver and a knapsack. Under the sink...........heh heh heh.

    I use a tankless water...
  9. Thread: Darn Bears

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    That's not going to work

    I don't know about the bears out your way but the ones around here aren't going to have a problem with a ratchet strap. If you know you have bears where you are keeping bees an electric fence is the...
  10. That's a very nice design and simple too. Do you...

    That's a very nice design and simple too. Do you operate it on its side? It looks like it probably can't stand up on the pot base since that's where the motor is mounted. Also, if it does run on...
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    I drove down there a couple years ago to pick up...

    I drove down there a couple years ago to pick up an extractor and some boxes. Stuff that would have been extremely bulky/expensive to ship. Beverly is the nicest lady you'd want to meet. I try to...
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    I have that extractor and have been very happy...

    I have that extractor and have been very happy with it. One nice feature it has is that the handle disengages when you let go of it instead of spinning around. Less likely to bust your arm that...
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    Grafting Thoughts/Questions

    Did my first grafting of the year a couple of weeks ago. The cell builder (now queenright over a Cloake board) really drew out some nice looking cells. However, I noticed that when I took out all...
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    The Bud Light is for the nucs. You fill the...

    The Bud Light is for the nucs. You fill the feeders with Bud for a mellow start to things.
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    What about high tensile?

    Has anyone tried the high tensile stuff they sell for electric fencing. Seems like you could rig up a way to suspend the wire very tightly between two arms and just run the entire frame over it to...
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    Bear resistant queens!

    Got my cloake board set up a few weeks ago and then did my grafting. I got up Saturday morning to check the frame of cells to see what had been accepted and found the entire hive strewn about the...
  17. Thread: Bee Culture

    by Fernhill
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    Or better yet...

    Or better yet, write a better article. I often think when I read articles in BC or ABJ that it sounds like the authors hurried something out the door to make a deadline. I'd like to hear from/see...
  18. Thread: Bear Damage

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    I got lucky

    I woke up the other night at 1:30 to the sound of my supers moving around on the porch. I pulled the shade and found a very large black bear looking at me through the bedroom window. He took off...
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    Banking Queens

    I got a batch of queens in the mail yesterday and it's too cold now to make up splits. Thoughts on how to bank them in a hive so they survive until the weekend. I put a double-screen on top of a...
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    Poll: "you mean he does this and tells people about...

    "you mean he does this and tells people about it?"

    Yep. I asked specifically at the meeting because I thought I was misunderstanding him. His reasoning is that its similar enough to nectar that...
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    Dee obviously knows what he's doing but I've...

    Dee obviously knows what he's doing but I've never worked bees at night as they are usually more defensive in my experience. What's the advantage to doing this by flashlight as opposed to the middle...
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    I'm selling beehive stones if anyone is...

    I'm selling beehive stones if anyone is interested. They look like common rocks to the untrained eye but they are actually sophisticated devices designed to weight down outer covers and hold them...
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    Anyone have any experience with the 'flower pot'...

    Anyone have any experience with the 'flower pot' style swarm trap? I thought of getting a couple of those to try but they're awfully expensive to have shipped due to their size. A nuc box with a...
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    Poll: Is this stuff honey?

    Hi folks. I recently found "local honey" for sale in my local supermarket that is produced by a beekeeper who feeds his bees high fructose corn syrup while he has supers on them to extract for human...
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    I think the rationale for using clear on one side...

    I think the rationale for using clear on one side and opaque on the other is so you can conceal the less-perfect side with the opaque cover. I'm not talking about uncapped cells but sometimes one...
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