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  1. Re: Anyone use a Box Miter Joint for building supers...

    Dennis, I've used a box joint similar to the box miter but ceased using it after about 50 medium boxes. I droped a box off the truck and it split at the corners making a mess. The glue held for...
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    Re: Wood working equipment

    Want to save money on your lumber, buy it from a local custom sawyer. Here in NC most are selling pine for 50 cents a board foot. A 1x12x8 is $4 that's for rough cut not KD probably common. At $1 a...
  3. Thread: Feeding?

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    Re: Feeding?

    Keswickb, I am not sure what's flowing in your area, but you can watch your bees a bit to see if they are bringing in pollen, and you can inspect your hives for stored honey, nector and pollen. If...
  4. Thread: Feeding?

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    Re: Feeding?

    Lack of feeding cost me several hives, some were splits, some were swarms none of which I took honey from. The only thing that allowed them to make it through the hot dry summer here last year was...
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    Re: Honey Prices in your part?

    concur
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    Re: Honey Prices in your part?

    Hence my comment



    very true, but as in all buisness there is a trade off. cost of labor, manufacturing, feed, packaging, wharehousing, delivery. Business needs (eg cashflow)

    Beeman, you...
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    Re: Honey Prices in your part?

    Unsold inventory of high value is or may not be as equitable as selling all your inventory for a lower price so you can utilize your capital gain. My personal view is based in time and effort to...
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    Re: Honey Prices in your part?

    I'm not sure what "raw honey" is. Is there a definition? I have people come ask at the farmers mkt, I explain filtration and pasturization vs straining but it's all still honey. Mine btw is simply...
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    Re: fume boards and bee b gone

    This is my 3rd yr beekeeping, I've tried brushing angry bees 1st yr, leaf blowing angry bees with a larger beekeeper 2nd yr. This year I tried the fume board w/no angry bees.

    My results, were...
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    Re: Moving to Tennessee

    Sorry, I am a dunce today, I ws thinking you were headed to NC... Disregard my previous post. Thanks
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    Re: Moving to Tennessee

    Try contacting the NC dept of Agriculture, the state has an active apiary inspection program at no cost to the owner. http://www.ncagr.gov/
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    Re: kamikazi bees and air conditioner

    I've had that happen two times, once when we set the extractor out back attracting a bunch of bees to the area near (50 ft) from the AC unit, and just the other day when I brought in 2 splits I made...
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    In your contract what is the timespan for a typical contract; or is it different based on the crop? ie. Gage is getting $65 for "everything" but is that for a month or for 8 weeks, or the period of...
  14. Thread: Poachers

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    Re: Poachers

    Actually that seems very reasonable IMO, I would feel that way about someone catching one of my swarms or me of theirs.
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    Re: Protecting mating nucs?

    Well it looks like I'll move a couple hives out of the yard, run a shot at grafting queens and then divide up the remaining colonies into nucs or larger with the new queens.

    And follow the advice...
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    Protecting mating nucs?

    How do you keep the mating nucs from being robbed out in the apiary? I assume that you need to keep several good hives to support having enought drones... so how do you protect the nucs from being...
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    Re: opinions on maxant and BM extractor

    Maxant 20 frame extractor 2 yrs old. No problems, no plastic. They were easy to deal with over the phone, I'm happy and would purchase a second one if I ever have the need.
  18. Thread: Poachers

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    Re: Poachers

    I'm with Dan Y, Don't get bent. Practice good swam control, if a swarm wanders off consider it lost, wether it hits someone elses box, a home or a hollow tree. It would have been a loss anyway.
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    Re: Bee'ing Neighborly Help from the group

    BTW, I have 9 hives, and a neightbor who has an anaphlaxis reaction to bug stings. She used to wear a veil in the yard (before I had bees) when she worked in her garden. I have a great relationship...
  20. Re: Need help to get bees to go to different water source!!! ASAP

    I'm with Gord, set up a source that is similar in chemicals to the spa. Maybe even the entrance or internal feeder with the same as noted above
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    Re: Bee'ing Neighborly Help from the group

    Just explain that the children are allergic to thier stings, and ask to have the hives moved to a more distant location with water. Understand that some bees will always venture to the pool for a...
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    Re: Moving a Hive From My Roof

    To a person who doesn't understand bee behavior it may be hard to impress on them that a bee rarely if ever stings anyone outside the immediate vicinity of the bee hive (defence of home and family)...
  23. Thread: Honey price

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    Re: Honey price

    NC Beekeepers association is buying honey at $3.50/lb limit 2 pails from established members for this years (2012) State Fair. So I'd guess that makes a good bench mark for local honey in our area.
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    Re: no brood in hive, but plenty of bees

    Keep in mind my little calander is a generality that works for me. If your doing splits that are started without a queen cell, you may need to relook the queen rearing calander as it may take 28 days...
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    Re: Did I do the right thing?

    If you have a nice strong hive, leave your 2 deeps alone. Let the bees be bees, Add a honey super on top of the deeps especially if it is just foundation and let the bees draw it out as they build...
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