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  1. Re: What to do with the smoker AFTER an inspection?

    I dump my unused fuel into a bucket of water & put away the smoker.
  2. Re: New keepers 1st year plan. Comments? Suggestions?

    Just glad that you aren't my neighbor.
    When your bees die, you will be spreading death (Mites & mite related illnesses) to those around you.
    Be responsible & take care (treat) your bees.
    Would you...
  3. Re: How do you manage with your pets at home?

    Animals outside, people inside.
    It's that simple.
    I love my dog (Boxer) but he stays outside. He can come into the garage if he feels like it, but that is far as he goes.
    I have tried the inside...
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    Re: My First post. Morristown, TN

    I've been to the Tazwell one.
  5. Sticky: Re: ATTN: New beekeepers with screened bottom boards

    Let's count the ways.
    You need to go into your hive to know whats going on in there. Don't worry about disturbing them.
    Big gape hole doesn't help ventilate. Honeybee are so successful in so many...
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    Re: My First post. Morristown, TN

    Welcome neighbor
  7. Sticky: Re: ATTN: New beekeepers with screened bottom boards

    Screened Bottom Boards suck for many reasons.
    I am glad to see that this fad is on it's way out.
  8. Thread: Dead Hive

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    Re: Dead Hive

    Yup, on to infect other hives.
    Either yours if you have another hive or a neighbor with bees.
    Spreading death, disease, and difficulties for others.
  9. Thread: Dead Hive

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    Re: Dead Hive

    They died of neglect (mites & mite related illness)
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    Re: Throwing in the towel......

    I went through the same thing when I started.
    Fell hook, line, & sinker for the TF garbage.
    Cost me lots of money & I killed lots of bees.
    Welcome, to the sensible side and now that you have seen...
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    Re: Small terra cotta pot heater idea.

    I've always thought he was Ace's boy.
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    Re: Amazon Oxalic Acid Killed my Hives!

    Starved & treated to late.
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    Re: Any ideas what they are doing?

    I believe they are mooning you.
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    Re: Smoke from mountain fires in southeast

    These forest fires have been burning in my area since the later part of October.
    The smoke hasn't changed their normal fall activities....
  15. Re: What actually works to convince Newbees to treat mites ?

    One of the reasons I come here less & less.
    Lots of bad advice, lots of crazy folk.
    This treatment free religion has gotten out of hand.
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    Re: Beeks in wheelchairs

    http://www.royaltyhives.com/why-we-love-bees-carl-jackson/
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    Re: Was this an OK choice?

    Sounds like you are messing up your friends bees.
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    Re: sudden dead hive- what caused this?

    The darker areas of comb are where they raised brood.
    I don't see any evidence of robbing.
    Sorry for your loss, but we live & learn.
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    Re: sudden dead hive- what caused this?

    Starved
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    Re: first complaint

    One of my favorite ways of dealing with people like this is to ask them what eye color did those bees have.
    They will be stunned for a moment and come up with an answer & I say that they couldn't be...
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    Re: Ways to extract honey

    Sure beats slinging a single frame around with a rope like a mad man.
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    Re: Ways to extract honey

    Geeze, you fellas really know how to make a simple thing complicated...

    Use a spoon and scrape the honey & comb down to the foundation.
    Capturing the comb into a strainer on a five gallon bucket...
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    Re: How strong are your hives?

    https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13450160_10209862230381783_2840655649569317635_n.jpg?oh=5ba91b52f70f98192e05cc841eca93ff&oe=57F2BEB7
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    Re: new hive--is this normal

    https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13418802_10209762816096488_1446358166997508850_n.jpg?oh=71685fd1c0eb67449c9ed610b97ab30e&oe=57DB88F3
    Bearding is perfectly normal and a sign of a...
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    Re: Dave from Ct in a quandary

    99% of the time it's Mites
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