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  1. Thread: What to plant?

    by Waggle
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    Re: What to plant?

    The American Niger Seed Co. no longer is in business. I have tried using niger seed sold as bird feed but the germination rate is very low. Does anyone have another source for viable niger seed? I am...
  2. Thread: What to plant?

    by Waggle
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    Re: What to plant?

    heaflaw, where did you get viable Niger seed from? I would also like to plant some this year.
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    Re: A break for us in dealing with SHB?

    The beetles will climb the bridge comb that the bees build.
  4. Thread: Hard Sugar

    by Waggle
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    Re: Hard Sugar

    Forget where he's getting the sugar from, I want to know where his "ho room" is:eek::eek::no::D.
  5. Thread: Post-mortem

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    Re: Post-mortem

    Put me first in line for your book :D.
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    Re: What is the easiest way to # Queens

    Lauri, what method did you use to apply the numbered discs, and what type of glue did you use?
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    Re: Why not use Oxalic Acid?

    :v:Wow snl, you just don't know when to stop. I am starting to believe you would beat a dead horse:digging:.
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    Re: Pollen loads this time of year?

    I dun'no, looks just like the henbit pollen my girls have been bringing in on warm days all winter, that along with yellow pollen from the camelia bushes down the road.
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    Re: Pollen loads this time of year?

    Henbit:).
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    Re: Disclaimer for nuc sales.

    When I see a waiver like that it makes me think that I need an attorney to proof read it for me or I may be signing over my first born with out knowing it. No thanks, I'll buy my nucs elsewhere.
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    Re: Bee Preferred Entrance Height

    So what does all of this convection stuff have to do with Bee Preferred Entrance Height???
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    Re: Bee Preferred Entrance Height

    The bees will fan the air through the hole to maintain conditions favorable to their liking. The air is never stagnant in a beehive.
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    Re: What type of panting for NC

    Heaflaw, where did you get the seed for your niger? I have been looking for some without much luck.
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    Re: Disclaimer for nuc sales.

    Lauri that is exactly what your sugar block recipe looked like after I changed a few minor ingredients and cooked it in my autoclave. My only complaint is that I had to use a deep on top of my hive...
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    Re: When is the best time to remove mice

    You are sick and need a bee fix!!!!
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    Re: Yellow jacket mayhem

    My bees love vinegar, it is in the sugar water I give them.
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    Attaching Numbers To A Queen Bee

    I am going to try my hand at raising some queens this coming year and would prefer to number my queens to keep track of them. How are the numbers sold by MannLake attached? Are they glued on or are...
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    Re: Mann Lake Brewers yeast prices to rise

    Keith....When will us small guys be able to purchase your product in smaller, say 50lb. quantities, so that we can try it and compare it to the other products that we can purchase in smaller...
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    Re: Bees eating chicken feed?

    They use the coal dust to heat their hives in the winter.
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    Re: Wax tube fastener vs syringe

    I use an injecter designed to put flavoring into turkey. I use a crude double boiler to melt my wax and if the injecter clogs with cooled wax a quick dip in the hot water frees it up. It works pretty...
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    Numbering Queens

    How do they attach the number tags to queen bees and are there any disadvantages to using them.
  22. Re: Lauri now a moderator....................... Great & congrats!

    Lauri,thanks for helping to moderate all the maniacs on this forum, including me. Also a very big THANK YOU for your fantastic and informative posts, keep up the great work.
  23. Re: Look what I caught actively stalking my bees

    I too almost always find those jumping spiders between my top and inner cover. They usually have a bee that they are eating. I leave them alone....... they don't eat much.
  24. Thread: mouse guards

    by Waggle
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    Re: mouse guards

    Hubris is usually associated with the "simple minded". That quote made me laugh but I hope that is not what Mr. Palmer was implying.
  25. Re: Large populations, Queen laying in the 5th medium and asters

    A properly designed top bar hive will acept Langstroth supers, mine do.
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