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  1. Re: Is it important to heat frames before extraction?

    Hi Fuzz. I am a little unclear about "I'm fine with potentially not extracting as much honey, because I'll be giving it all back to the bees anyway". I assume you are not actually giving all the...
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    Re: Anyone Have Experience With MDO Sheathing?

    Toledo is a little far, so I will have to bite the bullet and buy full sheets. Thanks for the info. Think I will go for the MDO. J
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    Re: Howdy from Central Texas

    Welcome Tex. J
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    Re: Using Dogs To Detect Bee Diseases?

    Interesting. I would have liked to see Max the wonder dog working. Probably a good thing he wasn't very good at detecting drugs. Beekeepers got to be high on something. J
  5. Thread: Mowing rows

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    Re: Mowing rows

    All mowers I have had in the last 20 years anyway offer a mulching blade kit which consists of the blades and a plug you stick in the discharge. Just take the plug out if you don't want to mulch your...
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    Re: Anyone Have Experience With MDO Sheathing?

    Yes, its very expensive. Where do you get it in a close out bin? HD? What do you do with the edges? Thanks. J
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    Re: Using Dogs To Detect Bee Diseases?

    Thanks MSL. Cool. J
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    Using Dogs To Detect Bee Diseases?

    Dogs can be trained to smell diseases in humans and plants. I wonder if any are being used in commercial operations to detect EFB, AFB, etc. It would certainly be fast and maybe more accurate than...
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    Re: Getting back in, in Northern California.

    Nice. When they come to cut the trees, show them how you want it bucked up and where to stack it. J
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    Anyone Have Experience With MDO Sheathing?

    MDO= Medium Density Overlay, AKA "Sign board". Hi All. I confess that my question is about a home project, not beekeeping. Hope I am not stretching the rules too much and maybe it will give me an...
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    Re: Should I go with Saskatraz packages

    Local mutts from a reputable queen seller will overwinter just fine provided they are healthy which means you are doing something about mites. You probably should not take any advice from your friend...
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    Re: Getting back in, in Northern California.

    That's quite a career in beekeeping. Great looking boxes. Is that lumber from PG&E? If most of it is that clear, you scored! White pine? J
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    Re: Getting back in, in Northern California.

    Welcome! Read up on mites and EFB. I have a friend who was a beek back in the day and he is shocked at what you have to do these days. He said he didn't do anything except harvest honey. Best of luck...
  14. Thread: 2019 efb threads

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    Sticky: Re: 2019 efb threads

    Squarepeg: What kind of hygienic precautions do/will you take going from hive to hive or apiary to apiary? When the state apiarist inspected my hives for suspected efb (neg thankfully), he scrubbed...
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    Re: Beekeeping and property taxes

    If rocks have value, I am a wealthy man indeed. J
  16. Thread: Dead bees

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    Re: Dead bees

    Not saying its mites, but I treated with Formic in August also. I had to do a OAV series to knock them back down in October which I don't always have to do. So it is quite possible the MAQS was...
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    Re: Beekeeping and property taxes

    Good for you. J
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    Re: Alternatives to Wooden Beehives?

    Not an alternative to wood, but you could quickly build warre hives with ply cut at a home store, or just do yourself with a circular saw. They would at least get you up and running quick at low...
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    Re: Is History Of Beekeeping Down?

    Ravenseye, Maybe I am missing something, but if the setting was chosen to speed up the site, why does it only apply to History Of Beekeeping? It doesn't seem to have much "space" and I think members...
  20. Re: What, if anything, does it mean to spot the queen here?

    Excellent pics and descriptions. Thanks Lauri. J
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    Re: Is History Of Beekeeping Down?

    Thanks. I can see everything when I set it to "show from beginning". I will check my settings. Maybe they are all set to that and there just haven't been any postings for a month. J
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    Is History Of Beekeeping Down?

    When I go to it, all that shows is a sticky from Barry in 2015. No threads although the last one does appear on the main list of forums. The administrator hasn't been on for over a year. Anyone else...
  23. Thread: Tight Smoker Lid

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    Re: Tight Smoker Lid

    I am not aware of any studies, but beekeepers have been using it a long, long time,so experience has weighed in. (Anyone know when?) Some don't smoke at all (I believe a small minority), some smoke...
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    Re: How cold in the hive?

    Betterbee has a broodminder online for those interested. It is about 12F right now. Lower brood box is 85 and upper 42. I am a little surprised that the upper box is not warmer but they are...
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    Re: Credibility of Scientific Papers.

    Yes, it is irradiated with Gama rays
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