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    Re: Against Smoking Bees

    I don't think they mark down their grades for that sort of thing any more, except in English class, maybe.

    Alex
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    Re: Against Smoking Bees

    RW,
    On your website, I think you mean pheromones, not hormones.
    Also, bees do indeed collect pollen, but in order to make honey they need to also collect nectar.

    Many people do not use smoke at...
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    Re: TIN FOIL HAT or REALITY?

    According to people close to the source......

    A local beekeeper said......

    Alex
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    Re: OAV, putting the risk in perspective

    Good point Dudelt.

    I have eaten a lot of spinach, but I have not yet had the desire to smoke any. I'm sure I would not like it as well.

    Alex
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    Re: Listen to the Music

    That, so far, is my favorite version, as well.

    Alex
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    Re: Mud Dauber in foundation

    I had some get into an empty nuc with foundation. There were four spots I cleaned fairly well thinking the bees would take care of what you are describing. They did not. If it happens again I am...
  7. Re: It appears that Mann Lake Cyber Monday has been extended. You haven't missed yet

    Yesterday, I was looking at the in-store specials aand found the budget deeps and supers for $7.95 and $5.75.
    I called to ask them if I could pay for them at the in-store price and have them...
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    Re: Is selfishness hardwired in homo sapiens?

    This made me think of one of my Great-Uncle. He spent his entire life on a farm. After he got married and bought his own farm they moved a house that had indoor plumbing out to the farm. After many...
  9. Re: Advice for sealing concrete floor extraction room

    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Alex
  10. Thread: Sunflower Honey?

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    Re: Sunflower Honey?

    Thanks for the replies, guys.
    I didn't know if there was a state or area that had a lot of it and a market to match, in order to label it as a varietal honey. I was hoping someone was familiar with...
  11. Re: Advice for sealing concrete floor extraction room

    Rich,
    Do you remember what the system was named that used the epoxy for a bonding coat then sand and a clear top coat of epoxy. The sand would pass through window screen. It came in many colors...
  12. Thread: Old bee keeper

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    Re: Old bee keeper

    Water robs a body of heat 25x faster than air.

    Alex
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    Re: I think I killed my hive

    I wouldn't use any frames from that colony until they have been frozen for a couple of days as they all probably have SHB eggs on them. Put the bees in a hive with frames of foundation or an empty...
  14. Thread: Sunflower Honey?

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    Sunflower Honey?

    Does anyone know where most of the Sunflower honey is produced or how much is a product of the US? I did read the Honey report that states the Dakotas has Sunflower honey, but it doesn't report the...
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    Re: Mites zapped by laser frame

    :thumbsup:

    Alex
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    Re: Still too many mites

    A lot less work, too.

    Alex
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    Re: Prolific Propolisers W/Photo

    I had a 5x5x5 blow over in a storm one time, luckily it was strapped together, and I knocked one over with the lawn mower, once. Both times they were not appreciative of my efforts to make things...
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    Re: Taste of Goldenrod Honey

    I was reading somewhere recently that in order to have a good GR flow was to have some rain when the flower buds begin to form. Around here that would be Aug./ Sept. I have not been paying close...
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    Re: Chemical free mite control trap/split

    This could be labeled as another variation or use of the Snelgrove board. If you are not aware of, "Swarming and it's Prevention", by L. E. Snelgrove, you might benefit from his work to accomplish...
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    Re: Prolific Propolisers W/Photo

    That's new to me, as well. I've seen a lot on the interior in different ways, but not on the outside.

    Alex
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    Re: Prolific Propolisers W/Photo

    Here is a picture taken today.

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    Looks like they're about finished. If they leave a hole big enough to get my caliper through, I'll see how thick it is.

    Alex
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    Re: Prolific Propolisers W/Photo

    Greg,
    I have seen tinctures for sale on E-Bay, but I don't know what they are used for or the claims made. That will be easy enough to find.

    Alex
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    Re: Prolific Propolisers W/Photo

    Steve,
    I would be very interested in your results come Spring.
    :pinch: Busted for sidetracking my own thread. Oh well, that's the way conversations go. :)

    Alex
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    Re: Prolific Propolisers W/Photo

    I am going to leave it be for now, as I now treat from the rear with a Pro-Vap from Johno. When I was using a wand I was always waiting for the countdown to turn off the power prior to removing the...
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    Re: Prolific Propolisers W/Photo

    I just start watching for the foraging activity to decrease and keep an eye on the weather forecast. I am going to leave it be for now as long as predators don't take advantage of the lack of a...
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