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  1. Re: Minus agriculltural chems. / Increase in food price question

    I also like how, just like this thread, we only hear of the "ag chems". We let the people in their home gardens illegally cover everything with stuff like Sevin dust without ppe, without preharvest...
  2. Re: Minus agriculltural chems. / Increase in food price question

    You just can't please a crowd that decides to dictate complex things for which they have little knowledge or experience. Besides the dwindling population that would work in an exterior environment,...
  3. Re: Will glue survive 250 degree wax dipping temps?

    Couldn't find it today, but I wondered this 2 years ago, and found that tight bond 3 had a temp limit higher(375?) than my dip temperature (270). However the f26 construction adhesive has a...
  4. Re: Minus agriculltural chems. / Increase in food price question

    Perhaps I live in a bubble here on my family farm, what is this roundup for crop maturization? I have raised soft red winter wheat or been around it for 40 years and have never seen anything...
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    Re: Earliest I can make a split?

    Made my first ever splits years ago (walk aways) when the Easter flowers bloomed. Worked well that year. I'm north of you, but that was like march 25 or so. Don't think I've had a year since that it...
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    Re: Beeswax "saran wrap" alternative

    My wife does Facebook videos of how to do projects like this. Check her out on Facebook at "Indian Creek Bee Company"
  7. Re: Wax dipping pallets? Treated or Untreated?

    I use treated deck boards for the bottoms of my pallets, treated 2x4's for the runners, untreated ply for the decks/rims. I dip my pallets in wax/rosin and don't worry about contamination. Doubt that...
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    Re: Foam filled tires

    The foam used in tires is quite heavy. Think it is something like 48#/cuft compared to water that is 64#/cuft
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    Re: Dadant two piece heated bottling tank

    If water is getting into your honey, you either have a crack, a pinhole in a bad weld, or the nipple has been turned, breaking the seal. My bet is that nipple since the valve is not straight down.
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    Re: Help with Comb Honey

    Same for me. Screwed up year. Had about 15 out of 25 frames get drawn beautifully, only to have them pull the honey out of it during the next rainy spell. Got 1 good frame.
  11. Re: Is there a problem in giving bees a bit of fermented honey?

    I've had hives put up a medium super of nectar that fermented. I take the super from the hive, and give 1 frame to each strong hive untill I'm out of frames. I don't think it's good for them, but a...
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    Re: MAQS failure

    I think you experienced a product failure, caused by poor storage conditions. I have seen multiple complaints in other groups from maqs ordered on sale that was near the expiration date. I feel that...
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    Re: Hairy vetch for honney bees

    My bees work the hairy vetch here in se Missouri
  14. Re: Why the heck won't they gain weight (after ALOT of feeding).

    I have found when using jar feeders with holes poked in the lids, hole size can make a huge difference in syrup use. Larger holes allow for faster consumption and it gets stored. Smaller holes slow...
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    Re: MAQS failure

    Most likely a combination of the quilt, and the expiration. Maqs are very particular to how they are stored as well as date. Most likely was iffy whether it'd been strong enough in a closed up hive....
  16. Re: Is it feasible to control swarming without performing a spring split?

    If they decide to swarm, the emerging virgin could kill your mated queen. The virgin wouldn't be able to go out and mate. This can be a short term fix, but it's not a place it and forget it strategy.
  17. Re: Unusual abundance of HB hind legs on mite drop board

    Possible robbing attempt?
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    Re: Best way to cull a dying hive?

    Personally, I'd just shake them out in the grass and let them scatter to other hives in the yard.

    If you are worried about them joining other hives, shake bees into new box of foundation. Freeze...
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    Re: healty hives that refuse to store food

    Had a hive like that a few years ago. The queen just wouldn't stop laying. The more I fed, the more brood was in the hive...in October. When popping the top you could feel the heat coming from the...
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    Re: And now this.... GM bees.

    Biggest thing to me is that they didn't invent or create the genes... they moved them from somewhere to another place.

    Some of the research was done at universities, and most that did research...
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    Re: Where is the honey

    I had similar experience this year. Put on supers, then after 2 weeks, smoked the supers heavy and placed new metal excluders in. Went back after a week and made sure that open larvae and eggs were...
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    Re: Fall Extraction Blues

    I just store the supers wet. Eliminate that issue altogether.
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    Re: Melting down burr comb with larvae

    Whatever you do, just don't leave it in a bucket, get busy, and forget about it. Trust me. Lol
  24. Re: Florida beekeeper claims someone poisoned, killed nearly 7 million of his honeybe

    Pretty sure that's the study that tested only about 32 hives of bees. There was a very slight average tendency for higher mortality with increased exposure to glyphosate, but the longest living bees...
  25. Re: Bees are omnivores and need the Amino Acids from microbes in bee bead.

    I often see bees on blood during deer hunting season. Not much pollen available here in November.
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