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  1. Thread: Epi-Pen

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    Re: Epi-Pen

    Yes, but with most doctors it is probably automafic when you tell them tou are a beekeeper.
    ( more automatic than i am personally comfortable with )
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    Re: Want More Honey

    My early splits suffer from cool weather queen mating temps, among other things.
    That said, I usually have better than 75% success settling mated queens.
    Last year, i practised after harvest...
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    Re: Want More Honey

    I have read the arguments that the larger hive will have a larger percentage of foragers, and thus produce more honey. I dont remember where I saw it, but the presentation included charts & graphs,...
  4. Thread: Help

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    Re: Help

    Can the freind whom suggested you go foundationless come over and help with the inspection & frames?
    I also go foundationless (& try every new idea I hear about)
    I also "standardised" on the 8...
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    putting a tail on a bee

    I have 8 or 10 hives( not counting nucs) on the other side of my veggie garden, 3 or 400 feet from my house.
    Often in the garden, & occaisionally around the house, a bee will buzz around our head,...
  6. Re: theories as to why my hived swarm flew the coop?!

    I would suspect the screen bottom board.
    The other activity may have contributed ( or not)
    I still have some screen bottom boards, but keep the stickey boards in place & the ends closed up , so it...
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    Re: Uses for non working chest freezer

    I see all these suggestions to use as a hot box .... at what temperature does the plastic insides melt?
    I was thinking dry ice to freeze the comb inside, then when the dry ice sublimated to...
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    Re: Starvation or disease

    I was curious as to the apropriate ness of syrup for the conditions.
    Here in north alabama, the temperature has not been consistently cool enough for dry sugar nor warm enough for syrup. plus, bees...
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    Re: Early reversal - rolling the dice

    Thank you to all contribtors, several points i I had not cosidered. CE
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    Re: Early reversal - rolling the dice

    Thes are double box 8 frame medium hives.
    Late winter, early spring, the bees begin brood nesting where they are, in the top box.
    Before they get too heavy, i move the top box of brood to the...
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    Re: Early reversal - rolling the dice

    Thank you both for prompt responses.
    I was feeling pretty confident, as one of my other hives has brood only in the bottom box.
    But ... I didn't take much to convince me this was a mistake. Last...
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    Early reversal - rolling the dice

    Well, spring is here, or is it? Next few days high's in 60's, low 70's, but lows in the 30's predicted next week.
    I went though 4 of my more swarmy hives ( all medium 8 frame), found 3-4 frames...
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    Re: foundationless options

    I made it a point to try every new idea I heard about.
    So yes, I used some vertical & some angled skewers, which worked ok, I guess. the bees didnt really want to attach to them, but eventually did....
  14. Re: Will keeping bees this spring kill me (before I finish my allergy shots?)

    I do not like getting stung by bees.
    I keep about 10 hives in a feild adjoining my house, "carniolian mostly" mutts, probably incredibly gentle compared to generic "honey bees".
    I have a couple...
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    "CONNEX" shipping/storage container

    Kids are relocating, I get to store their furniture for "a while"
    Contemplating a shipping container as arodent proof storage unit.
    I expect this thing will be a solar oven in july & august, if ...
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    Re: "buy local Honey" tab

    Umm , its a great forum & all that, & I appreciate the opportunity to post my willingness to sell my honey on this site, but putting the tab back in the forums header is sort of like preaching to...
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    " cake-y" honey cookies ?

    OK, new ish to cooking anyway ( I am a guy, after all) and "way bunch" new to cooking with honey.
    I have baked a couple of batches of cookies with no sugar, sweetened with honey.
    both batches...
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    Re: Bee supplies

    Shop till you drop!
    Most bee supply houses deliver for free to beekeeper conferences. ( where they will be having a booth any way)

    I hate the idea of the bee supply houses going under, but maybe...
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    Re: New to me uncapping machine

    I know nothing about the machine you have, thanks for the pictures.
    It looks like a design that could be fabricated in the field.
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    Re: Winter feeding?

    Like politics, all bee keeping is local. I am in north central Alabama.
    I was feeding syrup until last weekend, wish i had pushed it harder, now that sub 50 degree weather is here.
    Common complaint...
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    Re: Difficulties with spinning honey

    For what its worth ... I harvested in July, 90F plus temps, honey probably heavy on privet nectar.
    Started with the bread knife, no problems, but i had a lot of honey in the cappings bin. Switch...
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    Re: Oxalic acid/ xentsri combo

    As i mentioned in my original post, these are post harvest splits with a little.more comb tban they can really cover well. I have no freezer space for these combs ,so storage over these hives (they...
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    Re: Oxalic acid/ xentsri combo

    I was not aware Xentari (bt) was "approved" for any apiary use, accepted that from the start. Some one else mentioned thst they had applied bt "(over a few bees)" w/ no ill affects, thats what i...
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    Oxalic acid/ xentsri combo

    Yesterday i applied oav as part of a mite treatment.
    Today i redistributed resources from a presumed deadout-robbing victim to other hives in need.
    As _most_ of my colonies are post harvest splits ...
  25. Re: Please help - I have a garage FULL of bees!

    I can truly empathize.
    I closed tbe garage door asap. I reopened the door right at dusk, still light enough for the bees to find their way home, ut affer most bees (foragers) would be in the hive...
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