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    Re: My First Inspection

    Oh MY and what a pattern! I could not for sure say that the caped cells were brood. It would be rather unlikely in 8 days, unless the queen was immediately released and began laying from egg to...
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    Re: Howdy from Denver and Hartsel Colorado

    Welcome.
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    Re: Solar fence sharger for bears

    [QUOTE=Phoebee;1092337]Tenbears, that's a little like saying muzzle energy of a firearm is not important.

    No it is not. Muzzle energy is a absolute calculation which will result in the same...
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    Re: Solar fence sharger for bears

    So when do you place the hives in. And how long do you wait to determine that the bait was taken by a bear and not a crow. And lets suppose the wind, a crow or what ever knocks the bacon off and it...
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    Re: Solar fence sharger for bears

    let me see if I can help. It would take a ten page letter to explain all of the factors which make an electric shock effective. The joule does not measure the effectiveness of electric shock. The...
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    Re: proper mix for Fumagilin-B

    The directions for mixing Fumagilin-B are by weigh And 1 gram to Fumaligin to 40 liters. one gram of Fumagilin -B by volume =16.875 Teaspoon so for each quart of syrup you will need 1.5 Teaspoon of...
  7. Re: I saw the Queen outside the hive yesterday. Should I worry?!

    Package growers do tons of packages a year. In addition to selling queens. They buy in bulk and they buy one color that may span a few years. if you only have a few hives it is pretty easy to keep...
  8. Re: Ordered Russian packages, they gave me Italians

    I have apiaries scattered all over the place Not big 50 hive operations, Just small ones. I have Russians, Italians, carnis and a host of crossbreed mutts. Over the roughest winter we have had in...
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    Re: subtle differences in bee suppliers

    The difference in queen cages is a regional thing. It has not been that long since bee were bought exclusively through mail order. I use to get mine from Montgomery Wards, for $12.00. southern bee...
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    Re: Solar fence sharger for bears

    I do not like to bait the bear to the fence. In Most cases this theory will work, however if for some reason the fences fails to get the bear, then you have successfully attracted a bear to your...
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    Re: Easter feasts/traditions

    Thanks for the invites. Guess I do have a beesource Family :applause:
  12. Thread: New Genetics?

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    Re: New Genetics?

    You can not always rely on what the inspector says. Many beekeepers do not get inspected, as many do not register their apiaries. For so many years Pa. has had few inspectors to cover the entire...
  13. Thread: Hive Tilt

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    Re: Hive Tilt

    All my hives have Screened bottom boards which I make myself, they have a deeper than normal lip below them and a slot for the tray to slide in, the slot is cut at about a 12 degree forward angle so...
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    Re: Frames per box? British vs American?

    What? I would be interested in seeing his background, and research data.
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    Re: New Genetics?

    Glock: How far are you from Clarence. I did a cut out and got a swarm from there last year. unless they came from you, you have other bees in the hood. if you ever want to check for bees take a super...
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    Re: BeeKeeping Supplies in Las Vegas?

    Finding bee supplies in los Vegas is always a gamble
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    Re: NC Newb Gets Going...

    Welcome, And congratulations. I think you will enjoy participating here. At times no or little smoke is the best avenue. However, you will find that there are many times when it is useful, and...
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    Re: Solar fence sharger for bears

    Andrew has it spot on. When it comes to bear, you need one that is rater for at least double the distance you will be charging. In comparison to the cost Monetarily as well as psychological the...
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    Re: Easter feasts/traditions

    I am The Holiday Scrooge I have no family, so Easter is just another day. :(
  20. Re: How to get a hive out of a wall without dismantling it

    NEVER. Powdered borax being an element does not decay and remains until removed, IT is a natural insect repellent and preservative and will even keep out wax moths, beetles, flies and some mammalians...
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    Re: First swarm. a little help please.

    It does not mean that they are not going to move in, sometimes they take a while to decide. But it does not mean they are either. I would shake them into a hive and lock them down with brood. unless...
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    Re: Hello from NE GA

    Welcome. hope you enjoy it here. I have been keeping bees for over 40 years, and learn new things here all the time.
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    Re: cut out advice/set up

    15 Minutes? Maybe to saw the trunk. Surely you are not implying that you set up equipment and ropes to lower the trunk containing the bees, close off the entrance, Top it out without damaging the...
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    Re: Stinking Hives!

    I cannot answer that because to my knowledge I have never encountered any. However a lot of people say that goldenrod honey stinks, but I think it sure taste good. try some and let us know.
  25. Re: How to get a hive out of a wall without dismantling it

    If a trap out is done properly you can get all the bees and stores out leaving only empty comb. if you are not sure you have them all leave the entrance open for a while and allow it to be robbed....
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