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    Re: Best materials for smoker fuel

    Get those old socks out, you know the ones that strangle your big toe when you wear them and you swear if you can just make it though the day you'll throw them away when you get home.
    I've taken...
  2. Re: Do you use smoke everytime and does it set them back?

    As for me, its not painful but it's a local reaction wherever I'm stung will swell up and itch real bad. So far I've been stung on the eyelid, lip, nose and hands. When I first got my bees I looked...
  3. Re: Do you use smoke everytime and does it set them back?

    "it only takes one sting to the face to ruin your day"
    I completely agree. I didn't use smoke at first because I was too cheap to buy one. Tried making a coffee can smoker it didn't work to well,...
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    Re: buying an established colony

    Who's the source? Maybe someone here has already dealt with them and can shed some light.

    Found a couple links...
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    Caught my second swarm today

    Got my second swarm today bringing me up to 5 hives. Sorry, always forget to take pictures. Pretty large swarm filled up a deep, it was hanging off an oak tree.
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    Re: Any Beekeeping Podcasts?

    somdbeekeeper.com has several interviews with Michael Bush, John Seaborn, FatBeeMan and a lot more but that's all I can think of off the top of my head.
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    Re: posting pictures???

    You may need to check your settings following what Barry said in last post. I just tried "post new thread" and this is a screenshot of it.
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    Is this what you see?
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    Re: Looking for book on swarm traps

    McCartney Taylor has one called Swarm Traps and Bait Hives available as ebook
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    Re: Does anyone have pictures of hive beetles?

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    Re: how to do pictures on here?

    Now that you say that, I think I did read that somewhere I think it had the words whichever is smallest, that may have been in go advanced where I read that.
  11. Thread: My Van

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    Re: My Van

    Sweet
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    Re: how to do pictures on here?

    What are you talking about I see the field.

    Barry, do you have a size limit of the image sizes?
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    Re: how to do pictures on here?

    I was hoping for new shots of the honey wagon
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    Re: how to do pictures on here?

    You need to hit reply first or hit reply to thread on the left. Then at the top of reply area, all the way right is caption bubble, 2nd from right looks like ladder, 3rd from right looks like...
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    Re: Small Hive Beetle Problems

    Drown them, you can get a cheap aluminum foil roaster, an ice chest, etc. and drown the larvae. I used a screened bottom board with a drawer that I put vinegar in and had lots of drowned beetles and...
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    Re: how to do pictures on here?

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    No need to go advanced
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    Re: how to do pictures on here?

    sqkcrk, just hit reply at bottom of post, 3rd icon from right looks like a picture, all the way right is caption bubble, 2nd from right looks like ladder, 3rd from right looks like picture. Hover...
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    Re: Wax Moth? Not sure.

    That colony is gone there were a lot of problems, the two biggest problems were the wax moths and me. This was a Nuc from around April, I transferred it to a deep hive body. A couple weeks later I...
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    Re: Wax Moth? Not sure.

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    Here is a couple of my frames.
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    Re: Wax Moth? Not sure.

    Wax moth. Just had this happen. I didn't catch it in time and my bees left. I'd pull any frames that have larvae or tunneling and freeze. If the hive is small transferring to a nuc would be a good...
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    Re: What kind of combs Wax Moth atract to?

    Do you normally scrape the frames to get the webs out or just let the bees clean them?
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    Re: How to do a split?

    If you haven't already take a look at this site http://www.bushfarms.com/beessplits.htm
    there is a lot of great information on splits as well as a lot of other information. But that's basically what...
  23. Thread: Nectar flow

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    Re: Nectar flow

    Found it online. Look at page 17 table 2.

    http://www.lsuagcenter.com/NR/rdonlyres/DF448EDF-0E26-46D9-86AA-9627E5541483/27681/pub1846bees1.pdf
  24. Thread: Nectar flow

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    Re: Nectar flow

    We pretty much always have something blooming. The first hive we got, came from a man that said he harvest a super a week all year. I have a pamphlet that came from LSU Ag that showed the primary...
  25. Re: Bees for TBH, if no packages or swarms avail?

    You could build a Tanzanian and just add the NUC frames or build your KTBH the width of a lang and let the bees build down into the TBH. The latter would take more monitoring and manipulation I would...
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