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  1. Re: Is it tougher and tougher to control mites with OAV?

    How much does everyone know about antibiotic resistant bacteria and how they become resistant to antibiotics over time? The same thing likely happens when treating mites. It is microevolution. In...
  2. Re: How much honey to give your hive land sponsors

    I have 4 outyards in addition to my home yard. I keep anywhere from 3 to 6 hives at these locations (according to the landowners wishes). When I harvest, I bring the landowners about a gallon each...
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    Re: how far do bees forage?

    I have read that they can travel up to 6 miles from the hive. However, I bet that the actual distance in practice is under 3 miles - and that would probably be in an extremely low quality...
  4. Thread: Old frames

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    Re: Old frames

    Picture 4 at the top - is that wax moth webbing? If so, I would scrape it out and freeze the frame before I put it in a hive.
  5. Thread: requeening

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    Re: requeening

    Second this - I actually have a hive that has a Michael Palmer queen in it that is marked BLUE. That is one good queen. I don't even care if the hive makes honey anymore - I just want it to throw...
  6. Thread: Sugar

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    Re: Sugar

    If you have them in your area: Aldi .38/lb
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    Re: Size of bellows nuts for Dadant smoker

    Do have a junk box - nothing in there fit, almost got one to, but it popped of. I actually emailed Dadant and they got back to me:

    "#6-32 thread, but are unique in that the lockwasher is attached...
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    Size of bellows nuts for Dadant smoker

    Does anyone happen to know the size of the nut required for the bellows posts on a Dadant 4x10 smoker? Somewhere, one of mine came off and I would like to get it fixed before I start losing the...
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    Re: Do bees have compassion?

    Phoebee,

    you win
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    Re: Do bees have compassion?

    Actually, that is exactly what it is. They detect the sugar content of the liquid in question - if the content in high enough, it triggers a foraging response, if not, no response. It is all 'on'...
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    Re: Do bees have compassion?

    Bees do not have compassion. In fact, they don't even have brains (which would be the center and origins of such emotions) and they don't produce the hormones and chemicals (again, produced by a...
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    Re: Honey Stick ?

    $400 and you are doing it yourself

    http://www.honeystickmachine.com/
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    Poll: Re: Do you insulate?

    I started beekeeping in North Dakota........really no choice but to insulate. I tried a few strategies and settled on the bee cozies. They worked well, got some hives through winters when the temps...
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    Re: points of the compass

    Northern Hemisphere (so orienting south is the same as orienting north in the southern hemisphere) - My hives point south or southeast and are in full sun. Don't know if you have hive beetles down...
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    Re: Honey pricing

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    I sell 12oz Bears for $5 all day long. Pints are $10 and Quarts are $18. This give me 10% or better profit on the honey/bottles/etc. I think that your market depends entirely on your...
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    Re: Eastern Oklahoma Beekers question

    Solid honey and/or pollen. The spring nectar flow here can be very strong. Where I am, it is mostly trees - but the bees have no trouble filling an upper deep.

    By mid-summer though, they are...
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    Re: Eastern Oklahoma Beekers question

    I am in Stilwell. Moved here three years ago - but before that, I was keeping bees in North Dakota. I generally have not seen an early swarm season in my area, but I do get a fair number of...
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    Re: Where to buy Equipment???

    Same here - it is hard to beat the free shipping. Kelley and Brushy Mtn. ship free over $150, so if it is a big order, I shop around. The only thing I really don't purchase from Mann Lake are...
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    Re: Raccoons are a problem or not?

    When I used to keep bees in ND - I had a raccoon push over a hive (landowner saw it), it hit the hive next to it and they were both toppled over. It wasn't able to tear anything apart though. When I...
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    Sticky: Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    In the poultry industry, chickens are crammed (sometimes 3 at a time) into tiny cages for the sole purpose of maximizing their egg production for harvest. Their environment is wire floors and metal...
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    Re: Anyone seal boxes with polyurethane?

    I use Helmsman. Americasbeekeeper is correct though - not too thick. I put 3 coats on - each after the previous is fully dry. I have had some of my boxes 8 years or more now - they have needed one...
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    Sticky: Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    For consideration:

    https://www.milkwood.net/2015/02/26/going-flow-flow-hive-actually-good-idea/

    http://www.honeycolony.com/article/3-reasons-to-go-against-the-flow-hive/

    My favorite pull...
  23. Re: Who's got a better laying worker than this one??

    Shake it out and start over.

    You will invest far more energy and resources into it than it is worth, and you probably won't even be successful at turning it.
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    Re: Bradford pear trees

    My bees are all over the Bradford pears.
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    Re: What bee suits you?

    My own mutts..........BUT, when I need a queen quickly or need extras to make nucs - I supplement my yard's genetics with Carniolans or Russians. I try to keep those lines in the drone gene pool.
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