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    Re: Can I feed my bees Sorghum Syrup?

    I second that idea.Pure sorghum is getting hard to find and when you do its really expensive.Now days they say sorghum syrup but then when you read the label you find it mixed with sugar cane syrup.
  2. Re: Why does everyone think used equipment is ALL bad?

    "I sniff for the distinctive Foulbrood smell." I havent seen AFB for many many years and that smell is one I have never forgotten.I still smell frames on everything I see.As far as f;ipping out...
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    Re: beekeeping within city limits

    Under that section about the water source how are you going to keep bees from other water sources.I have an 800 acre lake for a back yard here about only 40 feet from where hives are but they will...
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    Re: beekeeping within city limits

    HOA's are a bunch of crotchety jealous people who could care less about other peoples feelings,wants or desires in life.They design them to what they want only and to hell with everyone else.A hand...
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    Re: Alternatives to Wooden Beehives?

    Kilo I feel for and have been there years ago.Went the cheap route on some and it always ended up costing way more in the long run.I know thats not what you want to hear but look at the long term and...
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    Re: Best Queen rearing books

    Thats some good advise there!
  7. Thread: Ants

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    Re: Ants

    A little borax,syrup and pollen sub mixed.A little dab in a jar lying on its side with some holes in the lid just small enough that bees cant get in.It Wiped out all the ants in my yards.It got rid...
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    Re: Learned Lesson for 2019

    You just mentioned one of the hardest things for most smaller beekeepers to do. "Weed out weak colonies" You are right! I have been guilty of it myself.Quit feeding those weak ones and trying to save...
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    Re: Top Feeder Setup

    Oh and you can pick up the gallon pickle jars for free at the convenience stores.
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    Re: Top Feeder Setup

    I use 1/2 gallon mason jars on top with open hole also.Pull the jar off easy and dont have bees flying up in my face.Also holes close to the front.Syrup wont run out on top of the brood nest that...
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    Re: smaller dry pollen feeder?

    Bucket on its side.
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    Re: Dead virgins in JZBZ cages

    I have watched the very same thing!!!
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    Re: Two untreated hives in my bee yard

    Those two hives of your friends just treat them with yours and dont tell him.His bees will then hopefully live and make him a crop of honey he will be proud of.You wont get mite bombs from his.Its...
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    Re: Still too many mites

    I will continue OAV through out the winter here in south Arkansas.There are some here near me that I know dont treat and I sell them bees as they dont make it through the winter.Well add...
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    Re: best way to 2:1 feed in-hive?

    Mason jars work well like this also.Stop at the convenience stores and get the gallon pickle jars for free.Pickle jars out last the cans as they dont rust up as quick as the cans do.
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    Re: A question for Thyme oil users.

    I have seen where some have used thyme oil itself and wondered how people were using it.Some are using it because thyme oil is way cheaper than Apivar.I was curious as to how they were using the oil.
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    Re: A question for Thyme oil users.

    I was trying to see what thyme oil users were doing not Apiguard and ApiLife Var products.
  18. Thread: Bee's Gone

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    Re: Bee's Gone

    Use Bt on your combs
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    Re: Tracking bees

    Beelineing is how I got my first bees 40 years ago.
  20. Re: Using battery w/inverter and ProVap 110: how many colonies can be treated?

    I use my pickup with a 2000 watt inverter.I will do 10 and move to the next 10 and let my truck run a few minutes.I went through 25 once but then had to call someone to come to the bottom and jump my...
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    Re: October swarm - help me keep them alive

    Feed,feed and feed.It sound like you are doing what you need to.Just keep doing it.
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    Re: Foamboard cutting tip

    Like the others with a table saw.I dont insulate hives but I have use a table saw for cutting it for other things and works great.
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    Re: Hands off Beekeeping.....for the most part.

    Man I wish it was hands off like it was 40 years ago!!!
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    A question for Thyme oil users.

    I use a ProVap 110 and probably always will but I am curious about those using Thyme oil to kill varroa mites.How do you use it? Recipes? How long you use.I have been curious how you people use it...
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    Re: Problem with oxalic acid wand

    Not getting a good connection if you know your battery is charged good.If your oa has moisture it will still boil off.Remember they will get hot enough to char your wood.I have had problems with them...
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