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    Re: Brushy Mountain Closing?

    New Columbia, PA store had notice posted on front door.44311
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    Re: Swarm would not fit in my nuc box

    Been there, done that. Seriously underestimated the size of the swarm. It left about three hours later just before dusk. Found them the morning and used a deep box. That time they stayed.36517
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    Re: All bees no honey

    If the purpose of the colony is to store honey to get through the winter, then how would a non-gathering colony ever make it through the winter? Something seems wrong with their genetic work ethic. I...
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    Re: One Angry Bee

    I had one chase me around the back yard about 40 yards from the hives. As soon as I went to one corner of the yard there she was in my face. I finally hit her with some spray and the yard was...
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    Re: Refractometer

    I do, but I can see through the lens without them.
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    Re: One dead in Tucson after bee attack.

    There was a man killed in my area about 30 years ago. He tripped and fell against a hive knocking it over. Regular honeybees.
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    Re: Refractometer

    If you can wait 2 weeks check out the Chinese ones on Ebay. $10 less and looks like the same manufacturer. I bought one and it was easy to calibrate. Just look for the correct...
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    Sticky: Re: diy oxalic acid vaporizer

    The heating element is tapered. If you remove both nuts on the threaded shaft end you can push the heater out of the large mounting nut. Be careful not to short the connection when you connect the ...
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    Sticky: Re: diy oxalic acid vaporizer

    I took the nut off mine and drilled a tight hole. I then cross drilled and use a set screw to hold the glow plug in and help with heat transfer.
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    Don't spill nectar!

    I spilled some nectar and broke some capped honey open today while doing hive inspections. I was amazed how fast bees were all over it. There wasn't much, maybe a teaspoon total, on a hive cover and...
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    Re: Let's play identify this bug

    Tick larva has 6 legs. Nymph and adult has 8 legs.
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    Re: what is a "telescoping" cover?

    Telescoping cover has a piece on all four sides that sits down and around the top of the upper box. A migratory cover only has pieces on the front and back so that hives can be placed tight together...
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    Re: What do bees do at night?

    Sit back and drink mead. Maybe a little line dancing (wash boarding).
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    Re: Do you have any humorous sting stories?

    Wish I had a picture of my right eye sting. I just got my bees and they were still in the nuc boxes. They were closed up from Thursday evening to Saturday morning. Saturday afternoon I walked out of...
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    Re: Dead mouse in empty honey storage bucket

    I worked in enough food processing plants over the years to be able to say you have no idea what you're eating and where its been. Low content bug fruit is mixed with high content bug fruit to dilute...
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    Re: # 8 hardware Cloth

    I bought some online at "Do It Best" hardware with free ship to store and had it in about 3 days.
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    I can mow within about 20' of the front without problems. I have been chased away but nothing serious. For the last 20' I put on a jacket and hood in case I get too close and bump the stand. Too new...
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    Re: Strange bee behavior

    I didn't. Just a very active hive.
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    Re: Strange bee behavior

    Mine do something similar. I have an entrance reducer on and they come out upside down, walk up, and fly away. The incoming bees land on the landing board and walk in. I guess they just figured out...
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    Re: Sharing Electric Fence Ground?

    House grounding needs to be all connected per the NEC. You get shocks from a difference in potential between contact points not voltage alone. If an electrical device goes bad it could energize the...
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    Re: Making Sauerkraut

    Unless it foamed over only water evaporates and leaves the salt in the jar. All you need to add is water to top off the brine.
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    Re: Bee In The Ear

    I guess they aren't archery fans. I had a problem also while practicing. I was about 40 yards from my hives and had a bee buzz me three nights in a row. She actually followed me to the back door. I...
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    Re: Pennsylvania

    Honey bees are now specifically mentioned in the new animal cruelty laws due to be signed by the Governor.

    5511.3. Assault with a biological agent on animal, fowl or honey bees

    (a) Offense...
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    Re: Odd Dead Pupae

    I'm new to this so please forgive me if I'm way off with this. Could they be drone cells that a mouse is eating? Since they would stick out of the comb it would be easy for it to chew the tops of the...
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    Re: Making Sauerkraut

    Try growing your own cabbage for even better results. It makes better brine because the water content is higher when it's fresh harvested. 6 plants will yield about 30 lbs of cut cabbage. Plant in...
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