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  1. Thread: Cough syrup

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    If it stains, (and that's a big if), I don't...

    If it stains, (and that's a big if), I don't think it would stay on your teeth for very long. The next meal you chew should probably clean them off (unless you brush your teeth sooner than you...
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    Nice story Apo---I guess the stingless bees can...

    Nice story Apo---I guess the stingless bees can be as unpredictable as the stinging kind.
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    If held in humid conditions for too long (don't...

    If held in humid conditions for too long (don't ask me how long that is) unbottled honey that came from sealed combs could absorb enough moisture to increase the honey's moisture content. A...
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    Ibee, I'm looking forward to reading further...

    Ibee, I'm looking forward to reading further reports from you. Keep us posted with updates. I still have my fogger even though it's been put aside, behind the OA vaporizer I expect to use in...
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    I think that's what I'll do---wait till the end...

    I think that's what I'll do---wait till the end of Agust, unless I see varroa developing in the hives. I usually take off my summer honey during the last week of July or the first week of August. ...
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    Initially , I tried to purchase OA locally but...

    Initially , I tried to purchase OA locally but was totally incapable of finding it anywhere. Just last week, my grand daughter came home from a visit to the US and brought me a 2 lb bag of Oxalic...
  7. Thread: Queen laying

    by efmesch
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    When a hive is starting out and doesn't have...

    When a hive is starting out and doesn't have enough built combs, there is a certain amount of competition between the queen and the workers. Each one wants to do what it does best---the queen wants...
  8. Last summer (2014) my grandson had several of his...

    Last summer (2014) my grandson had several of his hives near cotton fields. He had a lot of trouble caused by the rapid crystallization of the honey. The process lead to a rise in the percentage of...
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    Before you invest in the equipment and supplies...

    Before you invest in the equipment and supplies needed for fogging with FGMO and the various additives, I would recommend that you look into the possiblity of treating with Oxalic Acid. There is a...
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    I vote with Papakeith.

    I vote with Papakeith.
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    Until you have properly cleaned the creosote...

    Until you have properly cleaned the creosote accumulations from the smoker, it can easily be opened if you use a hive tool to pry up the top: Set the blade in the seam of the top and use the bellows...
  12. Thread: Hot, hot hives

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    It is important to be 100% certain that all of...

    It is important to be 100% certain that all of the hives' self-produced queen cells have been destroyed. If any of their own cells remain it can spell disaster and prevent the acceptance of the...
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    Apis, that sounds like a sneaky way for a...

    Apis, that sounds like a sneaky way for a scoundrel to kidnap someone else's bees.
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    Zook---you're lucky they couldn't get to the...

    Zook---you're lucky they couldn't get to the honey, because if they could have reached it, your van would have had not hundreds but thousands of bees----and you would have had a much lighter crop. ...
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    It's okay to post wherever you want so long as...

    It's okay to post wherever you want so long as you're on the topic---BUT, starting a new threaad can often be to your advantae because sosme people look for new threads to post to and if you post on...
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    "Better late than never". Thanks very much JLT...

    "Better late than never". Thanks very much JLT for your information and for your translation of the Chinese.
    I think you're close, but question the idea that it was dug up from the ground. ...
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    Depending on your method of extracting and the...

    Depending on your method of extracting and the floral source of your honey, you might prefer early extracting or late extracting.
    Some honeys (like cotten flower honey) crystalize soon after they...
  18. Thread: Back again

    by efmesch
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    It may sound inapropriate on a bekeeping forum,...

    It may sound inapropriate on a bekeeping forum, but, without any hesitation, I say YOUR health comes first. There are a lot of bees in this world and they can be replaced. There's only one you, and...
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    Apis cerana is quite different than Apis...

    Apis cerana is quite different than Apis mellifera in its general behavior and can't compete with our honey bee (mellifera) when it comes to producing honey. A cerana builds small colonies and...
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    Maybe it would be wiser to buy into honey...

    Maybe it would be wiser to buy into honey futures---with the honey shortage in sight the price for our naural health sweetener should be expected to jump.
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    While you people are suffering from unheard of...

    While you people are suffering from unheard of cold and snows, here we're suffering from the longest recorded mid-winter dry spell. We had one good session of raind in December, but since then it's...
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    Since the beginning of December 2013, when we...

    Since the beginning of December 2013, when we received an unbelieveable "flood" of over 215 mm of rain (about 8 1/2 inches) in a matter of days, we have barely seen a drop of rain in my neighborhood....
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    Greeting Frizzletop, on joining the forum. :hi:...

    Greeting Frizzletop, on joining the forum. :hi:
    Yep, we all make mistakes---sometimes even the same mistake more than once. That's frustrating.
    Treatment free is a nice ideal, but be on constant...
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    They should be tilted forward all year ----summer...

    They should be tilted forward all year ----summer rain doesn't enter if tilted forward and if it does get in during a strong windy rain, it drains out. Gravity is good for helping the bees to keep a...
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    As a Floridian, from the "Sunshine State" you...

    As a Floridian, from the "Sunshine State" you should know---it's powdered sunshine, the kind that comes there in the winter when everyone else is under clouds and snow. :lol:
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