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  1. Re: best thing to plant for bees during the summer?

    How about buckwheat?
  2. Re: Question about Brushy Mnt plastic foundation

    Michael, Do you recomend plastic?
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    Re: Carniolan Bee question

    My carniolans did very well. The only problem that I had was swarming. If they run out of laying room, they are gone. I went to 3 deeps and that solved the problem. That is great for splits. Keep...
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    Re: NW Carniolans

    Thanks for the replys. I guess I will continue with NWC.
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    NW Carniolans

    I have been dorment on beekeeping for several years. I Had NWC and always enjoyed. I went to 3 hivebodies to reduce swarming and used no queen excluder. They seemed to produce well then. Are they...
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    Re: Russell Carniolan Queens

    MR. Russell,
    Are your Carnies of the New World type?
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    I use biscuits on some. They give as much...

    I use biscuits on some. They give as much strength as box joints do. I have never had one to fail.

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    Jim
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    You can split your hives now, but you may have to...

    You can split your hives now, but you may have to feed them, especially if you don't have any honey flo. Hopefully you have some drawn comb to start them on. Happy beeing, Jim
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    I started with Italians about 7 years ago. I...

    I started with Italians about 7 years ago. I tried2 hives of theNWC about 4 years ago and have since changed them all. The carnies are much less agressive and much nicer to work. They build up very...
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    I have had NWC's for the past 4 years. I dearly...

    I have had NWC's for the past 4 years. I dearly love them. You want to make sure that you don't GET BEHIND them. Their population can explode. You won't believe how fast they can build.Good luck with...
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  12. Thread: Sour Smell

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    Goldenrod honey is a good honey. It's amazing...

    Goldenrod honey is a good honey. It's amazing that it has such a foul smell while the bees are gathering it.

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    Jim
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    Hi KY, I put in New World Carniolans 3 years ago...

    Hi KY, I put in New World Carniolans 3 years ago and love them. They have been very gentle and are good producers. I only use smoke for a full work-up. Normally it isn't needed. My queens come from...
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  15. In Tennessee, I use 3 deeps and do very well. ...

    In Tennessee, I use 3 deeps and do very well.

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    Jim
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    I keep my lids proped up all year. If you don't,...

    I keep my lids proped up all year. If you don't, you will have no escape for moisture. That kills bees.

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    Jim
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    I have been using sbb's for 2 years. I left them...

    I have been using sbb's for 2 years. I left them on this past winter and they did fine. I can find no fault with them at all.

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  20. Thread: Foggers

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    Hi Mike, The Burgess is the only one I know of....

    Hi Mike, The Burgess is the only one I know of. The quality is good and they are easy to work. I haven't used tthe electric. My hives are quite far apart. Good luck

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    Jim
  21. Thread: cold flight

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    Hi Bill, I changed over to New World Carniolans...

    Hi Bill, I changed over to New World Carniolans last year. They have delighted me with their work. They start early and stay late. At 45 degrees, they are flying. I have had no contact with SMR's....
  22. Thread: Foundation

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    Hi Darrell, I always cross wire my deeps. It adds...

    Hi Darrell, I always cross wire my deeps. It adds a lot of strength. Some of my friends use pins and that seems to do fine.

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    Jim
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    Hi All, I have been using FGMO for two years now...

    Hi All, I have been using FGMO for two years now with good results. I got busy toward the latter part of the summer and missed some foggings. I started back on schedule. IN late fall, I got worried...
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    Hi Eman, You can still move hives in our area. I...

    Hi Eman, You can still move hives in our area. I usually lay a towell over the entrance in cool weather to stop too much air from cooling the hive. Good luck, Jim
    P.S. How is the FGMO doing?
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    If you want to just get them out of their...

    If you want to just get them out of their house,crush some moth balls up very fine. Take a hair dryer and blow the powder into the entrance. They will come out. Seal the hole. You may be able to...
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