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  1. Thread: silver roof

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    Re: silver roof

    They look to the sun for guidance. They will be ok.
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    Re: Duck Dynasty honeybee question

    That type of hive is not uncommon but it is not the norm or avg.

    I believe that it starts where a swarm lands during questionable weather or issue over the home they want.
    As soon as they land...
  3. Re: End Bars: parallel sides vs non-parallel sides

    If desired, you can make a communication path by cutting the side of the end bar for a small distance(1 inch) about 2/3s down the bar from the top while leaving the bottom at the full width.

    This...
  4. Re: End Bars: parallel sides vs non-parallel sides

    parallel sided End Bars have been a norm in Europe in times past.
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    Re: How far will a swarm travel

    bee swarms travel as far as they need to. It can be different in different environments.

    In the mid 70's on the plain where Kilimanjaro airport is located in Tanzania driving along the A23 to...
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    Re: End bar router blowout

    I think it is the nature of the wood. It has a grain that separates easily.
    Try the same cut on several units of white or yellow pine.
  7. Thread: Put up wet....

    by jrbbees
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    Re: Put up wet....

    In the future consider storing them in the freezer. It help put all biological process on hold until the bees get them again.
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    Re: Job transgenic bee

    As a sidenote for the anti-gmo people: It is totally harmless for both the environment and for the bees. No bee is hurt! We are working tightly together with EPA and will never release a bee until we...
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    Re: Welp, I'm Official

    Yeah but that wasn't a dumb lawsuit, Just like the lady that microwaved her dog after it's bath to dry it off. She won too.
    And don't forget the Thieves, murderers and rapists in prison in Cal. They...
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    Re: Using Black Walnut as Hive materials

    You could sell the wood and buy a lot of pine that is more fit to bee hives.
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    Re: how to expand brood nest HELP

    I would suggest you go to the front/home page of this web site.
    Click on "Point of View"
    Read the works of "Walt Wright"
  12. Re: Placing mating nucs in area with high number feral colonies

    Do both!
  13. Re: Any plans for larger swarm traps out of 1 sheet of plywood?

    Consider taking the new budget deeps and swapping your hives into the new boxes.
    Then use your "used" boxes for the traps. That way they already smell like home.
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    A break for us in dealing with SHB?

    http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/02/28/bees-vs-beetles-beekeeper-saving-hives-with-new-invention/

    http://www.beetlebaffle.com/

    I have looked a bit and haven't seen a link to this so I...
  15. Re: True Statement? "OA will not harm either brood or the queen."

    Many statements will be found to untrue if you push the variables.

    Make the acid stronger, treat too many times, close them up too long after treatment, etc.

    You can kill a child by making...
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    Re: Killing the hive beetle systematically.

    While you have a frame out checking and spraying it two more beetles fly into the hive.
    Good Luck.
  17. Thread: Extracting

    by jrbbees
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    Re: Extracting

    Not for long.
    Run it through a couple layers of pantyhose first. That will catch a lot.
    You can use lace top single hose for more sensual honey.
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    Re: Just how much value do they have?

    1. You are already having impact.

    2. Survival is the most important issue. Everything else has to be secondary.

    When I get back in country I am hoping to start a queen cell exchange group...
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    Re: New Foundation and Wax Moths

    Freezer does not kill the eggs of the lesser wax moth.
    The eggs of the greater wax moth and SHB are killed but 72 hours is better.
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    Re: Genetic Bottleneck?

    No we are importing every disease and pest from around the world into the USA. That way we spend all the money on research, treatment and prevention. Then treatments can be produced back in the...
  21. Re: User Accounts With No Activity Get Deleted

    Some of us travel to places for lengthy periods where there is no internet. Can you stretch that to two months?
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    Re: Town Considering Banning Beekeeping

    Hallow, Consider this:

    Removing all the human managed bees is the correct way to make sure you will have some deaths from bee stings in our city. Bee keepers get their queens from queen breeders...
  23. Thread: Pure oxygen?

    by jrbbees
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    Re: Pure oxygen?

    True, but things that normally are slow to ignite in normal air values can become explosive in the way they ignite in the presence of high O2 levels.
  24. Re: Mann Lake Ultra Bee Dry Feed - Infested with Rice Weevils

    Store the next can in the freezer for a couple/three weeks after every opening.
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    Re: Where to buy Uncoated white clover seeds

    http://www.outsidepride.com/seed/clover-seed/
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