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Here is the schedule for this year?s event.
The schedule may have to change depending upon the weather. If it is too cold in the morning to bee in the hives we will have to switch things around and do the hives in the afternoon.
Jim Altmiller

If you click on the Img below the photo and then on view, it is much easier to read.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Hive placement/yellow jackets
« Last post by animal on February 29, 2024, 10:12:01 am »
This might horrify some, but I've always just tracked the yellow jackets until you find their hole. Then plug the hole(s) in the early morning before they're up with a coke bottle full of gasoline, and leave it for a day or two. Simple, cheap, targeted, and effective.
(coke bottles have more of a tapered neck than most bottles and fit in the hole better.)
If you can't get a vehicle out to a fire ant mound that is out in the open sun, it can be treated similarly but knock the mound flat, a small amount of gasoline, cover with a piece of roofing felt or a black garbage bag weighted down with a few bricks, and let the sun send the fumes through the tunnels. Some people pour gas on the mound and light it, but they're just pyros wasting gas , imo.
I prefer using an engine to pump exhaust fumes through the nest when possible, though.
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GREETINGS/TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF / Re: New member
« Last post by BeeMaster2 on February 29, 2024, 09:37:42 am »
Welcome to Beemaster.
Feel free to ask all the questions you want. We love to answer them.
Jim Altmiller
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FARMING & COUNTRY LIFE / Re: Hydro Power!
« Last post by Acebird on February 29, 2024, 09:16:35 am »
Do you have a small creek on your property? Have you considered installing a mini hydro power plant? The first video, though not built for hydro power shows how to divert the water flow in the beginning process.
Although I have thought about it, it in most cases it is illegal to divert or harness energy from a water way even if it runs through your own land. Be careful with this one.
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GREETINGS/TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF / Re: New member
« Last post by Terri Yaki on February 29, 2024, 08:52:59 am »
Welcome, DwaynedLupine. There are good, knowledgeable and helpful folks here. I'll bee getting my first hives this year and am finding that there is plenty to learn.
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GREETINGS/TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF / New member
« Last post by DwaynedLupine on February 29, 2024, 05:24:57 am »
Just joined up to do some listening and learning. I am from WI, and have had an interest in Beekeeping for about twenty years. A past resident gave me some equipment before he died about ten years ago. I was looking at the huge extractor the other day and thought I should get on with a little reading, to see if I want to invest. Thank You for having me. I look forward to learning from the collective knowledge.
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FARMING & COUNTRY LIFE / Re: Huitlacoche/Corn Smut
« Last post by Terri Yaki on February 28, 2024, 04:35:18 pm »
I've had my bouts with that stuff and I'd say that you're pretty brave to eat it, even though I have read that when harvested at the right time it is supposed to be good. I do eat mushrooms though, so if someone else went first, I might give them a try.
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FARMING & COUNTRY LIFE / Re: Baby Goats on the Way!
« Last post by The15thMember on February 28, 2024, 01:56:50 pm »
No problem!  She uses them everywhere.  She even made a small one out of a bird seed bag so that Mr. Moon could bring his lunch too when we go hiking.  :cool:
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FARMING & COUNTRY LIFE / Re: Baby Goats on the Way!
« Last post by Occam on February 28, 2024, 01:50:04 pm »
Thanks!
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FARMING & COUNTRY LIFE / Re: Huitlacoche/Corn Smut
« Last post by Occam on February 28, 2024, 01:49:38 pm »
Old thread I just happened to come across. Huitlacoche is pretty delicious. I spent my teenage years growing up in Mexico. Learned to love all kinds of food I wouldn't have likely come across in New England. I ate huitlacoche whenever I was somewhere it was available
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