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    Re: When to stop feeding the swarm?

    Thanks.
    I wasn't sure if they are being "lazy" or if they will stop when more nectar is available.
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    When to stop feeding the swarm?

    I'm a newbie.
    I caught my first swarm about 3 weeks ago, 5 or 6 lbs and put it in a box. They cover 7 of the 9 deep frames.
    With the cold spell of the last few weeks I've been feeding them pretty...
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    Re: naming an apairy? first post

    JW,
    You are asking about two different topics here - starting a business AND beekeeping operations - very different. For business, I suggest that you find a course at a local community college. It...
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    Re: Hygienic gene identified

    Rather than beekeepers trying to find colonies with strong hygienic behavior through field observations, breeding could be based solely on selecting the bees with genetic information that points...
  5. Re: How is that Global Warming thing working out for you?

    Writing in the journal Scientific Reports the researchers say they have found evidence of an explosion in the same league as the eruption of Krakatau in 1883. It was one of the biggest volcanic...
  6. Re: How is that Global Warming thing working out for you?

    The decline of winter ice coverage does not give a good indication of Arctic warming. The Arctic icepack expands EVERY winter due to the cold temperatures so it is not the coverage that is the...
  7. Thread: Threadmarks

    by AzaleaHill
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    Threadmarks

    Does this forum have the capability of creating "thread marks", i.e. marking and saving threads for easy reference in the future?

    There are often posts that are very informative that I would like...
  8. Re: How is that Global Warming thing working out for you?

    This discussion makes me think of what people must have said when Galileo informed people that the world was actually round. Since EVERYONE could just look around and SEE that the world looked flat,...
  9. Re: How is that Global Warming thing working out for you?

    Mike,
    As Paul Harvey demonstrated many times, the whole story is important and often leads to a different conclusion than an an excerpt.
    Here is the entire graphic from NASA which shows the amount...
  10. Re: Will keeping bees this spring kill me (before I finish my allergy shots?)

    I bought a full suit before I began work with my mentor on his hives.
    I was stung once in the back of the head as I bent over to look into the frames.
    The discomfort eased quickly, due in part I...
  11. Thread: Mississippi

    by AzaleaHill
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    Re: Mississippi

    ATTENTION Mississippi beeks:

    The current Mississippi law is Miss. Code 41-3-18(2)(b) (2013) Persons who make infrequent casual sales of honey and who pack or sell less than five hundred (500)...
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    Re: Tongue Oil Question: When can I paint?

    Tung oil is polymerizing oil. That means as it oxidizes (it doesn't dry; it cures) it forms inter-molecular links that harden it. In chemical terms, it becomes a natural plastic.

    If you thin the...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Having lived in Phoenix, Arizona for a number of years, I do know a bit about Africanized bees. Many beeks actually collect swarms and keep them.

    Pros:
    - they are very heavy honey producers. ...
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    Re: French Hill Apiaries Dot Com

    Good stuff. Great job.

    My only comment would be to organize the video page vertically rather than horizontally. There are so many videos that they are difficult to get to. (Too much of a good...
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    Re: swarm prevention question

    DudeIt,
    It is interesting that thread is based on a thread about Walt Wrights Swarm Control.
    The instinct of bees to throw a reproductive swarm is tied up with the size of the hive which controls...
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    Re: beeing - free beekeeping software

    Some of these suggestions are for the data collected and others are process related, ie. how a user will be stepping through the pages in the field.

    Hive page
    o Origin options should allow...
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    Re: Water Source Distance

    Is it possible to put in a small dam on the nearby creek?

    The closer the hive is to water, the less time/energy the bees will spend on bringing water to the hive.
    A cheap water source for bees...
  18. Thread: box storage

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    Re: box storage

    Jadeguppy,
    The best thing for creepy crawlies is powdered boric acid. You can buy it for a few dollars a pint. Sprinkle it around on a floor and the various insects pick it up on their legs. They...
  19. Re: best option to handle fungi all over stored comb?

    Thanks for the catch, inqpblk.

    I write that sentence poorly, both the meaning and the grammar.

    It should be "Paradichlorobenzene crystals are a good moth fumigant and they are non-toxic to...
  20. Re: best option to handle fungi all over stored comb?

    About the only way to sterilize wood is to bake it. Fungi spores are embedded throughout the wood.
    Just keep it dry.

    Paradichlorobenzene is a good moth fumigant, it is non-toxic to bees the...
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    Re: Electrolyte/Vitamin Supplements

    Jeff Willard has a pretty good recipe. He uses the Agrilabs Vitamins and Electrolytes Plus supplement and adds it to a honey-bee-healthy concoction of 12 essential mint oils. Look him up on YouTube....
  22. Re: Powering electrical extractor when camping at apiary

    Using your truck 's electrical power with an inverter is probably the simplest and cheapest source. Use an electrical drill for a cheap, adjustable source of rotary power.
  23. Thread: Angry Rant

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    Re: Angry Rant

    I would agree you on chemicals and pesticides. Likely a nearby cotton, soy bean or tobacco farmer has changed his methods. Cotton provides a good nectar flow but if pesticides come with it... :( ...
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    Re: Granola recipe wanted

    I've been making this basic recipe for about 40 years now and its healthy ingredients have evolved a bit over the years. I eat it at least 6 days a week.

    Basic...
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    Re: Fell Down With Full Box of Bees!

    You might look into Walt Wright's methods. Look on this site under ARTICLES.
    Attached is a picture of two of his hives. This picture taken June 2nd, 2014 and two weeks later he harvested an average...
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