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    Re: Useless tools or beginners luck?

    Heh, I got stung down low once, right through the jeans and into my sensitive bits. I prefer going commando but now I've been getting into the habit of wearing briefs.
  2. Thread: Goals for 2014

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    Re: Goals for 2014

    Well, my goal for 2014 was to learn instrumental insemination, I guess I can check that one off the list. My 2015 goal is probably going to be working towards developing a dark bee breed tailored...
  3. Thread: Moonbeam stock

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    Re: Moonbeam stock

    Well that's really disappointing, thanks for the quick reply specialkayme
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    Re: Useless tools or beginners luck?

    You have a link acebird?
  5. Thread: Moonbeam stock

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    Moonbeam stock

    In 2012 I was looking at a breed listed on the russel apiaries site as a moonbeam queen. Unfortunately I was never able to purchase any of these queens before RA shut the doors. Does anyone have...
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    Re: Useless tools or beginners luck?

    Got a picture or a link my-smokepole? I looked up Japanese pry-bar and it just came up with a bunch of nail pulling pry bars.

    I typically use a dasco exactly like this one. Because they're cheap...
  7. Re: Prairie Beekeepers Skip Fall And Dive Right Into Winter

    I've got the same thing going on right now Vance. Was out at one of the yards yesterday afternoon putting empty supers back on for them to clean up the residual honey left on the comb and it looked...
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    Re: Trying to set up a Commercial NUC production

    As others have said try to source out a local lumber mill. I by wood by the bunk and it comes in at around .40 pbf, sometimes a little less. Unfortunately all the lumber I can get at that price is...
  9. Thread: Newbee noise.

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    Re: Newbee noise.

    I usually prefer the grain of salt with a little lime and some tequila, but in this case... Maybe just the tequila straight. ;)
  10. Thread: Newbee noise.

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    Re: Newbee noise.

    take it all with a grain of salt, even from the "pros"
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    Re: Why North and South Dakota?

    Rader,

    Thank you very much for this link. I've not seen it before compiled like this and it's very informative/helpful for some projects I've got on the back burner. =)
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    Re: Useless tools or beginners luck?

    Tools and how much you need them are relative. Do you need a veil if you have 2-5 hives in an apiary that are all pretty docile? No, probably not. Are you going to wish you had a veil on if you...
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    Re: Harvesting Honey Question

    Just to piggy back on this thread because I have a bunch of honey I extracted over the weekend and there were some uncapped frames in there. I extracted them anyways because the bees were starting...
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    Re: New beek from Wyoming

    Thanks everyone for the well wishes and the welcomes. JustinH I hear you, keeping hives in this area can definitely be a trying experience. I live in Gillette which is right along I-90 and although...
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    Re: Italian 20 frame extractor... pretty is it not?

    Looks like a SS extractor...
  16. Thread: hi from Wyoming

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    Re: hi from Wyoming

    Hey fellow Wyomingite, the forum you currently posted in is the welcome Forum. Most (all pretty much ;) posts in this forum are for new comers to introduce themselves and say hi. If you want more...
  17. Thread: AFB or EFB?

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    Re: AFB or EFB?

    Follow up on this thread for anyone who is interested. I had the state bee inspector for my area come out this evening and look at my colonies. He inspected probably half of them including some of...
  18. Thread: AFB or EFB?

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    Re: AFB or EFB?

    Michael,

    Thanks for this reply, I just read that the other day in TH&THB. I tried getting a hold of the state inspector through the county extension office and she has had this whole week off and...
  19. Thread: AFB or EFB?

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    AFB or EFB?

    I started a bunch of new colonies at the start of June with a frame of brood and a new queen. All of these hives were started out in a 10 frame deep with 2-3 frames of pollen, 4-5 frames of honey,...
  20. Re: Thought swarming, slow queen, LOTS of dead bees, HELP!

    I've read through some of your other posts and I'm not trying to be condescending when I say this but I think you need to take a step back, do a couple deep breaths, and relax. You've gone from a...
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    Re: What is this? (Half bee)

    Definitely this. Unexplained problem? Don't look any further, blame the chemical boogeyman for all your problems.
  22. Thread: Honey Prices

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    Re: Honey Prices

    $7 - 1# in plastic squeeze
    $8 - 1# glass jar
    $10 - 1# Muth jar
    $10 - 1# Chunk comb honey
    $15 - 2# Glass
    $20 - 3# Jug
    $7 - 4oz Honey butter (1/2 pint)
    $3 - Bees wax lip balm (5 different...
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    Re: Quick multiplication questions

    I'm kind of in the same boat as you right now wholesomedirt with trying to increase numbers with limited resources. I just made up 10 splits on a day that was to cold for it with hives that didn't...
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    Re: Double Deep Dead, Single alive

    How did your singles over winter this year?
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    Re: Did you get honey your first year

    I had 20 something packages 2 summers ago I installed and got ~600# surplus off of them. My first year I had 5 packages I installed and not only did I not get any honey off of them I had to feed the...
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