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    Re: .22 Rifle Suggestions

    How about a .410 shotgun? It's a little bigger boom but it will drop them on the spot and you don't have to worry about how far the bullet travels when you miss.
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    Poll: Re: Biological beekeeping and Drone comb

    I quit worrying about drone brood. In my humble opinion romoving it or reducing it just favors the mites that do breed in worker cells. It is better to let the bees crash from varroa in the drone...
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    Re: Pecan Trees

    My home yard has Five acres of pecans next door and thirty acres of walnuts across the street. Both are wind pollinated but the bees work them hard despite all the other pollen available at that...
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    Re: cider

    Five gallons apple juice, five pounds brown suger boiled together. Add a pinch of yeast nutrient and a cider yeast strain or California Ale yeast which will leave it a little sweet.
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    Re: kill off your bees/colony

    Just a thought that I had:
    How many of those of you who are blasting Mr. Householder for his business practices eat meat?:)
  6. Re: Would anyone be interested in buying an Observation Hive?

    I'm semi-interested.:) If the price is right I'd take at least two, one for us and one for the charter school. I would like to have one that is two frames wide if possible.
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    Re: Preserving wild bees

    The best thing for him to do to help is leave them alone.:) Feeding them just draws out the mite laying cycle and causes the bees to lay more brood that they may not have the resources to feed...
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    Re: Which supplier for gentle bees?

    CF Khoenen and sons.:) Their cordovans and carnies are the quietest bees that I've found so far and I've bought alot of queens(but I haven't tried Don's or Wilbanks). The cordovans are great for...
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    Re: bee stings ,therapy box ,joint pain

    ICE??!!! What a fantastic idea! I will try that.:)
    My only concern with it is that in my opinion part of the pain relief comes from the body focusing resources on the part of the body that "hurts"...
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    Re: Alcohol and Anaphylactic Shock

    Hmmmm... I get stung working hives on a somewhat regular basis and I never drink before I'm done working but my common routine for arthritis relief is a few beers and about ten stings on my elbow and...
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    Re: bee stings ,therapy box ,joint pain

    In addition to Bee Bliss's method, I'll add that an even easier way to do it is plant something long blooming with deep flowers like a sage within easy reach. They are easy to grab when they stick...
  12. Re: Looking into Backyard Egg laying chickens

    Get a variety of brown egg layers and leghorns. We raised and sold birds for a few years and found that some breeds really work well for people where the stuff we recommended for everyone didn't...
  13. Re: getting into pigeons... book/website recommendations?

    We had great fun with rollers for a few years. They are super easy. I don't have a book to offer but try eggbid.com. I bought alot of birds there pretty cheap that were great birds. The people...
  14. Re: How do I check my hive, with robbers around?

    Open the robber hive up before you work the weaker hive. Take the top super off and set it on the ground in front of the hive. They'll be so worried about protecting what they've got that they...
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    Re: Red Kap coveralls - experience

    Get the suit or go without. I wear red caps about eight hours a day and they're the best but they're not much protection from stinging insects.
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    Re: Brood builder by Dadant

    Soy is used to boost protien content, not sugar content. Sugars are easy to rinse out when they proccess the soy so I doubt there's tons of soy sugar in Dadant's patties.
    I use Brood Builder and...
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    Re: Do bees know their keeper?

    In my experiance it is about a three or four day memory. I open feed and most of my bees are in areas that I walk through every day. I've noticed that when feeding season comes around I get lots of...
  18. Thread: skunks

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    Re: skunks

    Eggs and asprin.:thumbsup:
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    Re: Should I replace Queens?

    The same way we do it with dairy cows... "we"(dairyman/beekeeper) won't... We'll ask YOU (queen breeder/AI stud) to do it for us and provide us with the resulting queens. The industry will change...
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    Re: my poor wife

    Yep, numb and euphoric is the way to go.:thumbsup:
    As far as arthritis, I'm positive that I would have quit breeding cows for a living without beestings. They're the only reason my arm is still...
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    my poor wife

    Well, it seems like my wife's nueropathy has started to take a turn for the worse again. She's been rather healthy/pain free for quite a while but now it seems that it may be coming back to some...
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    Re: Tree Significance Q's

    Your best bet on improving honey production on a half acre lot would be to find the first pollen in your area and plant the whole thing to that so that they can build up faster to make a stronger...
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    Poll: Re: Plastic or Wood?

    Plastic. Alpha6 said it all.:)
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    Re: crush and strain with plasticell?

    I have an extractor but every so often I'll grab a single frame from a strong hive if we run out. It's just as much of a mess to extract a single frame as the crush and strain but it's less cleanup...
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    Re: Who owns these bees?

    Well, If I find them hanging off of a branch at a rural location where I can grab them and go, then they are most likely mine. If someone else finds them hanging from their porch right in front of...
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