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  1. Thread: Smoker Fuel

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    Re: Smoker Fuel

    Be careful od some wood products as they contain harmful chemicals for you and the bees. Same applies to burlap.
  2. Thread: Illinois

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    Re: Galesburg area

    Are survivors from last year or new. If new where did you purchase your bees from
    How many boxes did you have on?
  3. Re: Neighbor contesting our beekeeping permit - advice for the upcoming hearing?

    I have responded to a few of these threads. I am a urban planner and zoning expert. First do not do anything that breaks the law. If I were making a presentation, I would take their code and place it...
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    Re: Supersede cells on new package

    An excellent bit of advice.
  5. Re: Please Help Me Determine If I can Legally Beekeep

    This entire thread is a waste of time. You were offered excellent advice. I have spent my entire career as an expert in urban planning and zoning and have testified in many trial courts regarding...
  6. Re: Please Help Me Determine If I can Legally Beekeep

    JW Palmer is correct. If you have any doubt call the community in which you live and ask. I am an urban planner and zoning expert and unless you are an expert don't try and interpret the ordinance. I...
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    Re: Jars Made in China

    What about the cardboard boxes that the jars come in.I receive numerous boxes, and I currently clean all cardboard nd the types of boxes before they come into my home. I never said it was the Chinese...
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    Jars Made in China

    I purchase a significant number of glass jars from a US firm. They are made in China and I like the jars as they are good quality and my labels fit very well. I am not concerned about availability...
  9. Re: Bee deliveries from Florida and California

    Have been a beekeeper for about 10years, and I may decide to take a pass this year as it isn't worth the risk to pick up the nucs I ordered. I could us gloves but once one box is touched the gloves...
  10. Re: Bee deliveries from Florida and California

    It is my understanding that the semi drivers drive straight through until they arrive from Florida to the midwest. I'm expecting a considerable number of nucs and I have concern about the COVID virus...
  11. Bee deliveries from Florida and California

    Many of use are expecting deliveries of packages and nucleus hives from Florida, California, Georgia and other locations. Will these trucks have any travel restrictions given the Covid virus?
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    Re: Any beekeepers sick w CV-19? SURVEY

    I would make one recommendation. If you are picking up packages or nucs you should wash your hands. The persons who delver them unknowingly may be infected. The virus is very contagious and it can...
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    Re: When to Split?

    Excellent summary. Thanks for taking the time to help others.
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    Re: Single brood box colonies

    Roland
    I had a tough time last year with singles and swarming. Can you recommend a swarm schedule or procedure to help reduce swarming?
    Thanks
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    Formic Pro and Your Health

    I wonder how many beekeepers use some type of protection when applying Formic. I am unable to use it due to serious health problems.I have seen many UTube videos where the fumes drift and the...
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    Re: Single Deeps and Swarming

    This year due to significant losses I am starting with NUCs. I do use excluders and I will as you suggest use a super from the start. I will go into each every 14 days as you suggest but it seems...
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    Re: Single Deeps and Swarming

    Amixtue of carolinas and italians.
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    Single Deeps and Swarming

    Last year for the first time I used single deeps, and had about 30-40% swarm. I usually use doubles and over the past decade have perhaps 10% or less swam with doubles. The careful management of the...
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    Re: Bumpy top of candle

    My unscientific method of determining the correct pouring temperature. After melting (heated crock pot) I pour into ta pouring pitcher. When there are no air bubbles(a few minutes) I pour into the...
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    Re: Bumpy top of candle

    This is a common problem . I use poly molds and find that if I do not top off I have smoother bottoms. Some candle makers have a hot plate and place the bottom of the candle on it for a brief moment....
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    Re: 2020 nucs for sale

    All of the nucs I purchase are 5 frames. Why are these 4 frames and the same price as others?
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    Treatment Schedule

    I would appreciate if someone could provide a schedule and type pf product for treating mites starting in May through November. I do not use OAV due to personal health problems and can't take the...
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    Re: OAV overdose?

    This thread raises a question that I have. At what point does multiple treatments of OAV contaminate the wax and ultimately the honey. Is there a residue from the treatments especially since various...
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    Re: OAV overdose?

    I would be more concerned about protecting you health from OAV.
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    Re: Power For A Vaporizer

    You need a respirator and a very good one. There is a great deal of hype abut vaporizing to save the bees but very little about the adverse impacts to your health. Unfortunately many bee keepers do...
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