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    Bees in wood chips

    My neighbor who had some trees cut down observed that some of my bees were frollicking in the chips that were left from where the wood was cut. Is it possible that the bees were after the sap left...
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    Re: Queen rearing 101

    To clarify: I am replacing queens that I received with my packages in the spring of 2011. These packages are for the expand of my operations. This is the 3rd year that I have been getting bum queens,...
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    Queen rearing 101

    I am tired of getting poorly mated queens. I want to start rearing my own. Where do I start looking for resources to educate myself. And is this something a complete novice can do with a reasonable...
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    Re: First hive not going so well...

    Over the past few years I have been seeing a growing problem with poorly mated queens. The queens seem to start off good but by the first of July the queens either are not laying at all or they are...
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    Re: My CRAZY neighbor and moth balls

    If you have a neighbor that is that wacked out, push them to the edge. Move your good hive to a safe location and replace it with 3 dummy hives. And everytime there is an incident increase the amount...
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    Mann Lake ???

    Whats going on with Mann Lake? Went to place order online and found web site was down pending domain renewal or deletion. Called to place order and got an answering servive. Was told to call back on...
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    Re: Apiaries by Zip code in Google Earth?

    We really do not need a map with apairy locations marked, beekeeping is and always has been local. If you want to know what is going on in the area talk to other beeks in your club. You wouldn't ask...
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    Re: frame construction

    I use a 3/8" x 1 1/2" 16 guage medium crown staple for the top bar to the side bar and for the bottom bar to the side bar. I also use one 1 1/4" 16 guage finishing nail per side for the side bar to...
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    Re: Average age of a beekeeper

    Turned 55 last July, been keeping bees for 13 years, and yes my back hurts.
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    Re: Do pickle jars ruin honey?

    I have been told to use only new clean containers if the honey is to be sold. Honey will leach out whatever is in the container or lid and in your case it will be dill.
  11. Thread: 8 vs 10

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    8 vs 10

    Is there any advantage using 8 frame equipment vs 10 frame other than weight?
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    Re: Chinese Junk Feeder!

    I have used the chicken feeders but I fill the trough with 3/4" driveway gravel. Works great
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    Re: Oklahoma is not OK

    The same thing happens in my area also. The Maryland State Police routinely pull over commercial vehicles along the I81 corridor. It seems that they pull over smaller commercial vehicles like...
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    sugar water storage

    I normally do not have this problem but I have 40 gallons of 2:1 sugar water with honey-b-heathy that needs to be stored. Temps are dropping fast and will be switching over to fondant and candy...
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    Re: Looking for a new truck

    Seems like everyone is talking about pick ups. If you are looking for a work truck maybe you should be looking at a Freightliner M2 or a Peterbilt 330. You can get the truck rated below 26,000 lbs so...
  16. Thread: Staple guns

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    Re: Staple guns

    I have a stapler and a finishing nailer. Both are 16 guage. The stapler is a DeWalt and uses 7/16 x 1 1/2 staples. I use the stapler for frames and anything that is not a finger joint. I use the...
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    Re: Freeman Beetle Trap

    Not wanting to sound stupid but what exactly is "Coral", where can you buy it and how does your treatment work?
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    Re: 1:1 sugar water

    Thanks to all who responded. I have been mixing 25 lbs of sugar to 3 gal of water for a 1:1 mix. And 1.5 gal of water to 25 lbs of sugar for a 2:1 mix. Now it's time I straighten out a couple of my...
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    1:1 sugar water

    It seems like whoever I talk to has a different ratio for 1:1 sugar water. So if I have 25 lbs of sugar how much water do I mix with it for a 1:1 mix? This may sound stupid but so far I have 5...
  20. Re: advice needed on a very hot hive possible with foulbrood

    If you have AFB you should smell something on the order of dirty, sour, wet, socks along with your visual inspection.
  21. Thread: flash tank

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    flash tank

    I was given a flash tank for when I extract. I have no idea how to use one or for that matter why I would want to use it in the first place. Any comments would be appreciated.
  22. Thread: Bear Damage

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    Re: Bear Damage

    I hope you took pictures before you cleaned up the mess. Here in West Virginia the state is responsible for bear damage. I had 8 new hives destroyed by a bear. The state DNR officer came to the...
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    Re: Removing Propolis

    I use WD 40 to remove labels from anything. It works fine and its cheap.
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    Re: Swarm Ownership

    If Smith gets stung Jones better live in WV. Beek who live in WV and follow management rules set by the state are immune to lawsuits as a result of bee stings. WV is the first and only state to...
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    Re: Anyone familiar with old plaster walls?

    My wife and I finished up a cut out in a house built in 1947 with plaster walls. The bees were in the ceiling, overhand, and the walls. I used an oscillating tool to start my cut then a sawzall for...
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