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    Re: Good beginners beermaking book

    Book is on its way via USPS
    sorry to find it was not a first edition as I thought but a third :(
    Had it a while :) and forgot.
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    Re: Good beginners beermaking book

    PM me your address again and I'll send you a copy. Can't let you run out of projects you'll get yourself into trouble :)
  3. Re: Firewood question: how can a cord stack 4' wide with 18" logs?

    Cordwood dimensions are not sized for stoves but the typical ( old) 36 inch wide fireplace wich holds a 24 inch log well.
    If you buy your wood by the "cord" either face (1/2 width) or full you no...
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    Re: Good beginners beermaking book

    Vance did you ever get THE COMPLETE JOY OF HOMEBREWING by Papazian?
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    Re: Man shot and killed over honey dispute

    Well I can relate not only as a senior but as someone you can bet will be serious if I have to ask you more than once to stop shoving me.
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    Re: Fined for OAV

    You may mock the EPA and feel smug and superior but if not for ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION LAWS you could look out your window and see what they are seeing in Bejing.
    It's all laughs and giggles to mock...
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    Re: Is this a Queen Bee?

    The question to ask is not weather to open the hive to inspect but what is there to be gained versus the risk of rolling or damaging the Queen.
    If they are queenless it's too late to requeen. One...
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    Re: Ugly Neighbor

    Trust me you will want to put the nest in a deep freeze for a couple of days before you bring it in the house...:)
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    Re: Robbing

    Stop inspecting you can't help them but you can certainly kill them if you damage the queen as she can't be replaced this late.
    Feed them syrup if you feel they are light,reduce the entrance to the...
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    Re: Ugly Neighbor

    Had to give up skeet when I got my defib/pacemaker but have taken up dancing the jig thanks to these devil hornet stings.
    Almost as much fun as paddling a boat in your floods or snowshoeing after...
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    Re: Free Hive Contest

    Yes but I wonder why the thread here has been deleted
    Also curious as to why no answer to my PM to them
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    Free Hive Contest

    What happened to the hive give-away thread?
    Did it violate forum rules in some way or was there something not right about it ?
    I PM'd the originator but no response so I'm wondering if something...
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    Re: Ugly Neighbor

    Excellent pic,David!
    I can't do nearly as good with only this iPhone
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    Re: Ugly Neighbor

    Yesterday,Tim.
    Not as bad as the skunks-I walk past my hives every morn to get the paper and PHEW you could tell they had been there.
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    Re: Ugly Neighbor

    I can almost hear the neighbors " yep,that old hippy tree hugger has finally lost it..." :)
    Or mayby " I told the wife he was up to no good with all that sugar. Betcha he's run off a bad batch of...
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    Re: Ugly Neighbor

    Yep that's a hornet-and pretty eager to sting this time of year :(
    And quite willing to sting you several times :( :(
    Twenty or so darting in and snatching a bee and they don't want me in the way....
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    Ugly Neighbor

    Got a bunch of these eating the bees :(
    No luck so far in bee lining them to the nest. Looks like there might be several :(...
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    Re: Winter questions

    Yes the cluster does move - slowly when it's cold but it does move
    It will bring the candy down when they have moderated weather AKA warm snaps
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    Re: Winter questions

    1)the entrance will be fine full width or reduced
    2)bees do move TO food in winter as they eat what's in reach
    If they move up to your medium the queen may lay some in it in early spring ...
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    Re: Be careful out there

    X2!
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    Re: Be careful out there

    Interesting subject!
    Lived on this farm 35 or so years (so far :) ) and have never seen a copperhead and last week saw this sweety :)...
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    Re: Yellowjackets Robbing

    Like EVERYTHING in beekeeping it depends
    If you have a really strong hive and the robbers are not actually getting inside
    I'd leave mine open
    If you witness robbers getting in I'd close it down...
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    Re: Colony abandoned comb

    All your ideas sound very feasible to me just be careful under that trailer the little devils crawl and can get in your clothes easy when you are on the ground and they will object strongly if you...
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    Re: Goldenrod = Trouble

    No call to make fun of my 30 year old boxes :)
    I have one that I know is over 50 years old but its been retired
    HEY - I resemble that !
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    Re: Goldenrod = Trouble

    It's the constant probing that sets the bees on defense mode
    Note they are probing the joints in the pic
    If they find a way in they go back to the nest and attack in force
    What I couldn't get a...
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