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    Re: An interesting story about wasps

    I confess......I'm a wasp killer. Yellow, black, striped, red, or any color...if they invade my space, they're dead. Mud daubers are the only exception. :o
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    Re: For those that treat; when do you start?

    I treat them real nice all year long, but for OA treatment I start the first week or two if August....4 treatments 5 days apart.....then a single treatment between Thanksgiving Day &...
  3. Re: what happens to bees which lose their home?

    Not to worry. Thousands of bees die every day in & around my apiary....but then thousands of new bees are hatching & maturing every day too....the circle of life. You just gave it a bit of a kick...
  4. Re: Clover in central Illinois-What type to plant

    As a follow-up to my first post, this year has not been a good year for the hubam clover I planted. Oh it grew fine, got 6-7 feet tall and bloomed a bunch top to bottom.......it's just that I saw...
  5. Thread: Hello

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    Re: Hello

    Welcome, jamm. You'll probably get more info than you want at times. Good luck with your bees.
  6. Thread: Acephate 97

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    Acephate 97

    It's labeled as a systemic insecticide for lots of feeding insets.....target bug is bagworms on cedar trees. I have never used this product before, is this stuff bad on bees?
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    Re: Plant ID help please

    clover.........one of many kinds.
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    Re: Post Your Bee Pics Here

    So...? What'cha lookin' at?49881
  9. Thread: Almost....

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    Re: Almost....

    I was thinking a sharp & thin machete .....but a wire could work too.

    I doubt the combs would come down all in one piece......each will separate from the attachment point indiviually I think.
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    Re: Drawing comb in super

    I've never seen them build from the bottom up....sounds like a mess in the making. I'd pull the super and make them start over. Maybe you could apply some wax along the starter strip at the top to...
  11. Thread: Almost....

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    Re: Almost....

    My 2 cents worth....

    I think I would find a box about as deep as the nest is (deep or medium) and hold this box under the nest and cut the whole nest at once and let it drop (short fall) into the...
  12. Re: Newbee trying to move a recent swarm to a new hive.

    If they just moved in the last few days, you can bet there will be drawn comb in there....be ready to cut it out and move it to your frames. (be sure to keep it oriented, top to top, the same as...
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    Re: Getting follower board to fit

    How about checking out the various types of weather stripping made for sealing door edges & bottoms? I'd think something along those lines would be workable. :scratch:
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    Re: 1: 1 sugar syrup recipe?

    In post #21 Michael says, "A heaping tablespoon of Ascorbic acid in five gallons of 5:3 will keep it from turning bad and won't disrupt the microbes, attract a robbing frenzy with the smell, and it's...
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    Re: Bottling question

    Honey doesn't usually do anything suddenly. :lpf:
  16. Re: When to trasfer nuc to 10 frame box with new queen

    asap
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    Re: Bottling question

    The brass ball valve looks nice, but honey will still drip. Ya just can't save every drop.
  18. Thread: Tordon 22K

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    Re: Tordon 22K

    Tordon 22K is a herbicide used mostly for tough broadleaf weeds, woody plants, trees & as stump killer, but it has lasting effects in the soil.. If they are not careful spraying, you should be very...
  19. Re: Kids shooting at my hives with a pellet gun?

    If you get on the game cam, have them come with wood filler and fix their own dents. ;)
  20. Thread: 2019 NUC Prices

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    Re: 2019 NUC Prices

    I started a five nucs this spring just to sell locally to interested people (bought queens). I ended up selling them for $150 as 4H projects. I felt sorry the kids as well as the bees, and I made...
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    Re: Bottling question

    I use the honey gate on the bucket.....takes a bit to get used to it, but works very well.
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    Re: Anel inside feeders

    ...at 70+ years old, I'd say that's a 'yes'. :lpf:
  23. Thread: Kansas

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    Re: Kansas

    Slow, yep. I only had one call this year, and it was gone when I got there. :(
  24. Thread: How Much honey?

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    Re: How Much honey?

    Not at all. I was referring to averages.......maybe I should have used better wording. I'm sorry if I wounded your integrity. :lookout:
  25. Thread: How Much honey?

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    Re: How Much honey?

    Ah, the truth is refreshing. JW's report is much closer, although a bit higher, than mine.
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