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  1. Re: Speaking of PPE, Harbor Freight nitrile gloves

    Harbor Freight sent a email out stating they will donate all the gloves (nitrate 5 & 7 mil) to local hospitals around the stores. They could have pulled them off the shelfs already to do this.

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    Re: What size jars of honey sell most?

    Those with kids preferred the plastic over glass. The rest did not care that much either way.
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    Re: What size jars of honey sell most?

    I sold 12 oz. bears $10, 16 oz. skips $15, pint jars for $20 and the quart jars for $35. The bears and skips sold the best. Then the pints, maybe 2-3 cases and about half a case of quarts. Don't...
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    Re: Moving bees to Colorado

    Took about 3 days to do the move. The bees did fine. They traveled in the bed of the pickup that was on a trailer behind a U-Haul large mover. They survived the winter and was able to grow the apiary...
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    Re: Moving bees to Colorado

    I moved from Courtland Virginia the end November 2018 to Gould Oklahoma with 3 hives. I had screened bb and strapped the boxes together, 8 frame medium equipment with no problems. just close the...
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    Re: Cell phone radiation toward Bees!!!

    The question is "How do you fell?" If you have a cell phone, you use the phone for more then ten minutes a day. Do you have problems getting home after days of usage? I have used cell phones for the...
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    Re: 8 frame all medium hives

    Yes, I try start the spring or fall in the lower box.
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    Re: Possible computer virus threat

    I had that screen pop up again just as I was clicking to check on any new post.
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    Re: 8 frame all medium hives

    I've been keeping bees since 2014 in 8 frame mediums. Every fall I move the box with the most brood and queen to the bottom box. They would move up during the winter, then in spring I would do this...
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    Re: Possible computer virus threat

    Yes I have had that happen 2 - 3 times in the last week. I have ran my virus check at least 3 times with nothing found.
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    Re: Simplest Way to Build Frames

    If you have a Atwood's or Tractor Supply stores near you, they carry beekeeping equipment or order online and have shipped to the story. The Atwood's store near me have boxes of 5 frames with plastic...
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    Re: You might be a beekeeper if...

    If all your t-shirts are bee themed.

    If all your computer time deals with bees. (Beesource, Facebook, or U-tube)
  13. Thread: Flow Hives

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    Re: Flow Hives

    Try this you tube channel "Frederick Dunn". He does Q&A videos about Beekeeping. Fred uses the flow hive and has some videos about the use of the hives and how they work, give him a try.
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    Re: Proper name for type of bees

    Call them local BEES, if someone asks for more detail, them what you have in your yard, and inform them that they are opened mated,
  15. Re: We had it figured out until we didn't have it figured out

    Another option would be to add a 3" spacer under the medium box. This will make it large enough for the deep frames. Yes you will have extra space under three frames. You can leave the space open and...
  16. Re: Podcast Samuel Ramsey - varroa more destructive then when it first arrived

    try this link https://beekeeperconfidential.podbean.com/e/slaying-mites-dr-samuel-ramsey/ It was listed under episode website.
  17. Re: How to store pulled Supers for the winter in warmer climates.

    stack your boxes on a flat board 3 or 4 tall. Put a plate on top of the stack with your para dichlorobenzene crystals. Then put a flat cover over the top. The vapors are heaver than air and will drop...
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    Re: Moving bees across country

    They were outside in a Nissan Frontier, that was on a auto mover from U-Haul. If memory service the temps were between freezing and 60 degrees.
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    Re: Moving bees across country

    I moved at the end of November into December last year. Moved from Courtland Va. to Gould Ok. I took three hives with me, screened off the opening and strapped the boxes together. The one problem I...
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    Re: Bee hive spacing.

    Hi, I like to leave about two feet between my hives. I use a frame holder to hold one frame when going thru my boxes. This makes for easer inspections. If worried about robbing you can keep robbing...
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    Re: Honey Harvest Tips/Timing

    I hope you start feeling better. I have lower back problems with lifting more than 30lbs at one time. I use the empty box and pull one frame at a time and brush the bees off the frame. Then insert...
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    Re: I'm walking again.

    Have you thought about a horizontal / long hive. You could adjust the height of the box to match a wheelchair, so you could still work the hives.
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    Re: Is it just me, or do you see it too?

    Another insect with an evil looking head and many grabbing legs to pull you in to eat you alive.
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    Re: Hurricanes and bee hives...

    I use dog stakes/auger anchors with a ratchet straps to keep my hive from plowing over. When I lived in Virginia and I still use them here in the south west corner of Oklahoma with tornado strength...
  25. Re: How long to confine bees after local spraying

    You should be able to release them this evening. The chemical will have time to dry and the bee should not go out foraging that late in the day.
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