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    Side note: I can make ant poison from boric acid...

    Side note: I can make ant poison from boric acid and sugar water but the boric acid is not labeled as a pesticide. (It also makes good shb poison)
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    I think the point is whether or not your OA is...

    I think the point is whether or not your OA is labeled correctly as a pesticide or just labeled as OA (generic labeled).
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    Tangent alert! Lol Can we continue the...

    Tangent alert! Lol
    Can we continue the conversation on extraction? I know process is very important. To avoid cross contamination we keep all the frames and boxes in pairs. The worse possible...
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    We do extracting for others, mostly small...

    We do extracting for others, mostly small batches. I charge by the frame. If you bring me 20 or 30 frames it'll cost you $2.50 a frame. The more you bring, the better the price. We'll also bottle it...
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    Wow, that's hard to believe BM is closed! I did...

    Wow, that's hard to believe BM is closed! I did buy some queen rearing supplies from them last spring. Mann Lake, even though my primary supplier didn't have what I needed. I carry all ML stuff in...
  6. Thread: Top entrance

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    Now that I am looking, I'm starting to see a lot...

    Now that I am looking, I'm starting to see a lot of them with top entrances.
    Thanks!
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    I haven't bought or built it yet, I'm putting the...

    I haven't bought or built it yet, I'm putting the interior in this building and I'm planning it's location. So... any recommendations are welcome!
  8. Thread: Top entrance

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    Top entrance

    Morning everyone,
    Does anyone run a top entrance on an OH? The only good spot on a southern wall is near a walkway used by the public. If I can get the bees up to about 8 feet I think it might be...
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    That's right, maybe exchange a little bit of bee...

    That's right, maybe exchange a little bit of bee keeping and some other skills for a pair of young hands.
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    Wwoofers

    Since everyone here is organic driven I figured this is the best place to post this.
    We are thinking about hosting a few wwoofers next year but don't know what to expect, or what they might expect....
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    Odfrank, what's the chance of getting a picture...

    Odfrank, what's the chance of getting a picture of the the escape cones on your screens?
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    I wondered about the beequick...

    I wondered about the beequick...
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    Bees in the honey house.

    Guess this as a "good as any" place to post this.... What is the best way to get stragglers out of the honey house while extracting? I know it's best to never let them in but it seems they post...
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    Thanks John, was hoping to find someone close by...

    Thanks John, was hoping to find someone close by that might provide some advice. Probably won't get it off the ground next spring. Still totally wiped out trying to get the store finished. I know...
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    We're in the same boat, going to try cut flowers!

    We're in the same boat, going to try cut flowers!
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    Very nice! I love how " non-complecated" is!

    Very nice!
    I love how " non-complecated" is!
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    ( disclaimer: I am not affiliated with this...

    ( disclaimer: I am not affiliated with this company in any way, just trying to help) Sunbelt rentals has about 500 locations across the US. I have an account with them, you call up the nearest one...
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    Pokeweed, that berries are a remedy for light...

    Pokeweed, that berries are a remedy for light colored shirts. Dig em out!
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    Here is a short list of what I hear from my...

    Here is a short list of what I hear from my customers. They want local, unfiltered, unpasteurized honey. They want a professional looking package and assurance it was packaged properly.
    Bottom line...
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    Wow, sorry to hear about your frustrations. I've...

    Wow, sorry to hear about your frustrations. I've started selling packages and nucs this year. For me and my customers I think all went well. I see many places where stuff could go wrong too. I both...
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    Most likely a young black bear. When it came over...

    Most likely a young black bear. When it came over it probably scared it away. Put up a game cam, you'll get a picture when he returns. Better start thinking about an electric fence!
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    Thanks for the insight! I figured those responses...

    Thanks for the insight! I figured those responses would lean towards not doing anything without a doctor's instructions or patient permission.
    Our property is well marked too.
  23. ... I'm still waiting for an invite from JW to...

    ... I'm still waiting for an invite from JW to take a ride in his 150....lol
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    Eppi pen or not?

    Ok, so having an apiary and store brings all kind of folks on the property. We were having the discussion of whether or not to keep an eppi pen around. Here's two sides of the argument.... We're a...
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    Here is one of the reasons you started with TWO...

    Here is one of the reasons you started with TWO hives. You have resources! Go through your good hive and find a frame with eggs and just hatched brood. Make sure the young brood looks like a comma "...
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