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  1. Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: Beekeeping Glossary

    Started by Barry, 02-14-2010 02:02 PM
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  1. Why knowingly catalyze a bee apocalypse?

    Started by drmanhadan, 12-26-2013 05:44 PM
    21 Pages
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    • Replies: 419
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    02-10-2014, 09:51 PM Go to last post
  2. 24 Hour Varoa Count? *UPDATED*

    Started by longarm, 07-31-2006 12:37 AM
    18 Pages
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    • Replies: 341
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    11-05-2008, 11:15 AM Go to last post
  3. Wintering Nucs

    Started by Michael Palmer, 01-08-2007 02:48 PM
    11 Pages
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    • Replies: 211
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  4. Factors contributing to Swarms and Swarm Prevention

    Started by MattDavey, 04-04-2012 07:31 AM
    10 Pages
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    backfilling, buildup, checkerboarding, prevention, swarm, unoccupied nurse bees, walt wright
    • Replies: 180
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    12-12-2012, 07:05 AM Go to last post
  5. Is there really a Bolling Bee

    Started by BjornBee, 05-15-2005 02:57 PM
    9 Pages
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    bolling bee
    • Replies: 170
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    06-09-2006, 08:33 PM Go to last post
  6. fumigillin: how vital?

    Started by coondogger, 11-07-2007 07:33 AM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 122
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    12-13-2007, 02:53 PM Go to last post
  7. No feeding, no treatments,

    Started by KeyBeeper, 02-06-2011 08:31 AM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 120
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    02-15-2011, 09:53 PM Go to last post
  8. All is Lost..........

    Started by Durstlight, 03-04-2014 09:10 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 119
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    03-21-2014, 11:34 AM Go to last post
  9. Name One Important Lesson You Learned in Last Year

    Started by MDS, 03-06-2011 08:59 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 110
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    07-12-2011, 12:07 PM Go to last post
  10. Realism and Treatment free beekeeping

    Started by Gus979, 08-31-2013 07:46 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 95
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    09-05-2013, 06:45 PM Go to last post
  11. any chance of a few frames/package free in Wisconsin?

    Started by markalbob, 02-08-2007 06:57 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 92
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    02-17-2007, 07:39 PM Go to last post
  12. How much money can a beekeeper make in a year owning 100 hives?

    Started by MikeyReej, 06-20-2008 06:17 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 92
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    10-19-2013, 11:22 PM Go to last post
  13. Do you wear gloves during a frame-by-frame inspection?

    Started by mbcpa, 05-02-2012 03:28 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 87
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    03-11-2014, 05:57 PM Go to last post
  14. All Mediums a bad idea?

    Started by Fishman43, 10-25-2011 05:35 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 84
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    11-13-2011, 08:31 PM Go to last post
  15. 10 frame vs 8 frame???

    Started by Rob46cc, 12-04-2013 05:00 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 83
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    12-16-2013, 07:09 AM Go to last post
  16. Big Grin Bee Hive Color

    Started by Pops, 12-14-2013 11:37 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 82
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  17. Small Cell... Just a thought

    Started by Chef Isaac, 04-23-2008 07:12 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 81
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  18. Maintaining amount of hives

    Started by Pamela White, 11-06-2012 06:44 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 79
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    11-15-2012, 12:25 PM Go to last post
  19. Working naked!!!???

    Started by Oneupsuperdog, 06-23-2012 05:45 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 78
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    06-30-2013, 11:13 PM Go to last post
  20. Warm Winter... Good or Bad?

    Started by Hobie, 01-01-2007 12:33 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 77
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    01-07-2007, 07:51 PM Go to last post
  21. New Neighbor Problems

    Started by chief, 06-16-2005 11:28 AM
    4 Pages
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    11-11-2005, 01:34 PM Go to last post
  22. a wicked stupid question

    Started by hummingberd, 12-07-2006 06:38 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 76
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    12-20-2006, 08:21 AM Go to last post
  23. Once more re: hive box reversing

    Started by longarm, 12-14-2006 01:51 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 72
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    01-01-2007, 06:18 PM Go to last post
  24. My thoughts on working gloveless

    Started by kc in wv, 07-25-2007 11:40 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 72
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    08-07-2007, 10:06 AM Go to last post
  25. First Bee Inspector Visit

    Started by Ravenseye, 08-16-2007 12:46 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 72
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    08-24-2007, 08:28 PM Go to last post
  26. Langstroth vs. TBH

    Started by Beeheck, 11-23-2010 06:23 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 71
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    11-24-2010, 09:27 PM Go to last post
  27. Post Why Plastic foundation? Also Foundationless

    Started by Gus979, 11-06-2012 09:24 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 71
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    04-01-2013, 09:23 AM Go to last post
  28. Spotting a queen

    Started by Michael Bush, 04-26-2003 08:52 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 70
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    01-18-2006, 04:51 PM Go to last post
  29. Bee Log

    Started by No_Bivy, 11-25-2008 04:42 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 69
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    02-05-2009, 05:55 AM Go to last post
  30. Fumidil scheduling - overwhelmed newbee

    Started by Bluidshay, 05-17-2009 07:44 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 69
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    07-13-2009, 06:03 AM Go to last post
  31. Filling comb with sugar syrup.

    Started by EastSideBuzz, 11-13-2011 01:38 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 68
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    12-03-2012, 10:05 AM Go to last post
  32. Paint/Stain What do you use/How long is it lasting?

    Started by OneEyedRooster, 01-28-2013 07:00 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 68
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    04-30-2014, 10:47 AM Go to last post
  33. This Beginner Needs Guidance

    Started by dputt88, 09-18-2013 06:23 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 68
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    12-02-2013, 11:40 AM Go to last post
  34. Follow up to New Neighbors Problems

    Started by chief, 11-03-2005 11:46 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 67
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    01-03-2006, 04:02 PM Go to last post
  35. Dead out

    Started by Barry Digman, 12-21-2005 06:14 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 67
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    12-28-2005, 12:59 PM Go to last post
  36. HELP. Installed package, I have a dead queen. What to do.

    Started by Brinebee, 04-05-2014 04:28 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 66
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    04-21-2014, 03:52 PM Go to last post
  37. Smoker fuel

    Started by Big Stinger, 02-22-2006 02:32 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 65
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    03-26-2006, 05:38 AM Go to last post
  38. caging the queen?

    Started by drobbins, 10-27-2005 03:57 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 65
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    11-07-2005, 01:50 PM Go to last post
  39. Epi Pen

    Started by Sport, 03-07-2007 03:12 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 65
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    04-18-2007, 12:41 PM Go to last post
  40. Hive Top Feeder/Killer

    Started by JeffG, 04-14-2011 08:13 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 65
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    06-11-2012, 09:21 PM Go to last post
  41. Top Ten Rookie Bee Mistakes

    Started by Ron McFarland, 04-16-2013 08:01 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    errors, mistakes
    • Replies: 65
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    04-21-2013, 08:17 PM Go to last post
  42. Cypress hives

    Started by learning, 01-21-2009 08:49 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 64
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    11-17-2009, 11:23 AM Go to last post
  43. Newbies starting out next spring

    Started by Michael Bush, 07-31-2003 11:42 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 64
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    09-29-2005, 08:40 AM Go to last post
  44. Why Pro Treatment?

    Started by TalonRedding, 12-15-2013 07:44 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 64
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    12-17-2013, 11:44 AM Go to last post
  45. One Hive Wonders

    Started by rkr, 07-10-2009 03:01 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    2 hives-4 months
    • Replies: 62
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    07-12-2009, 12:20 PM Go to last post
  46. Smoker Fuel

    Started by Ron Young, 10-27-2006 08:05 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 61
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    11-27-2006, 11:08 AM Go to last post
  47. WHATS THE BEST WAY TO KILL A HIVE?

    Started by GABE, 08-22-2006 03:30 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 60
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    12-18-2006, 04:56 PM Go to last post
  48. How to move a hive 10 feet?

    Started by Tom Chaudoir, 05-02-2006 08:59 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 59
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    05-17-2006, 07:27 PM Go to last post
  49. Splits or Nuc??

    Started by Sr. Tanya, 11-16-2007 12:03 PM
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    • Replies: 59
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    12-08-2007, 01:22 PM Go to last post
  50. Crush and strain not good

    Started by laketrout, 04-25-2013 05:03 PM
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    • Replies: 59
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    05-30-2013, 03:27 PM Go to last post
  51. Some people just do not understand......

    Started by Chef Isaac, 07-06-2007 10:54 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 58
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    07-12-2007, 11:51 AM Go to last post
  52. Operating costs

    Started by WI-beek, 11-19-2009 03:40 PM
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    • Replies: 58
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    01-20-2010, 08:17 PM Go to last post
  53. when to super?

    Started by ajs32, 03-24-2010 05:04 PM
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    • Replies: 58
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    04-11-2010, 11:14 PM Go to last post
  54. Too much feeding going on?

    Started by sqkcrk, 08-21-2011 05:39 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 58
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    11-10-2011, 06:56 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 58
    • Views: 6,190
    08-08-2012, 02:01 PM Go to last post
  55. Poll Poll: Best wood for hive boxes

    Started by Tom Fran, 05-21-2010 07:01 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    cypress, equipment, hive boxes, pine
    • Replies: 57
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    07-12-2011, 09:10 AM Go to last post
  56. An alternative to a smoker

    Started by Jack London, 03-03-2013 12:51 PM
    3 Pages
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    03-14-2013, 08:48 PM Go to last post
  57. Did feeding/cost of feeding discourage you?

    Started by EarlyBird, 08-24-2014 11:43 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 57
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    09-02-2014, 07:09 AM Go to last post
  58. Decapping Tools ??

    Started by Konrad, 01-07-2006 08:56 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 56
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    02-09-2006, 07:18 PM Go to last post
  59. Define 5 Frame Nuc

    Started by Sundance, 01-28-2009 09:08 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 56
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    03-06-2009, 08:40 PM Go to last post
  60. Hive beetles.....4 days after installing new bees??? HELP!

    Started by brazosdog02, 04-10-2013 05:18 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 56
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    04-12-2013, 02:58 PM Go to last post
  61. Swarm managment

    Started by SallyD, 11-09-2013 02:57 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 56
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    11-18-2013, 04:14 AM Go to last post
  62. How can I make money?

    Started by Dougraymen, 02-14-2006 06:03 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 55
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    02-25-2006, 06:02 PM Go to last post
  63. What's your favorite sting remedy?

    Started by dougn, 06-15-2004 01:37 PM
    3 Pages
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    04-06-2012, 07:29 AM Go to last post
  64. Beesource is nice, but....

    Started by BjornBee, 04-05-2007 05:44 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 55
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    04-09-2007, 07:51 AM Go to last post
  65. Undecided about hive top ventilation for winter

    Started by astockman, 10-30-2011 08:13 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 55
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    12-02-2011, 12:51 PM Go to last post
  66. Candy Board?

    Started by DUKPT, 02-24-2012 08:23 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 55
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    03-02-2012, 08:35 AM Go to last post
  67. Africans - rate of increase?

    Started by applebwoi, 10-24-2006 10:32 PM
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    • Replies: 54
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    10-30-2006, 04:56 AM Go to last post
  68. Never pop the lid if the temp. is below _____

    Started by FordGuy, 12-08-2005 05:40 PM
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    • Replies: 54
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    12-17-2005, 02:32 AM Go to last post
  69. Swarm prevention measures - let's hear 'em!

    Started by FordGuy, 12-23-2005 05:27 PM
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    • Replies: 54
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    01-13-2006, 03:31 PM Go to last post
  70. HOW MUCH Honey do you take from your hive?

    Started by Blossom, 01-09-2009 11:46 AM
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    • Replies: 54
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    08-12-2009, 07:27 PM Go to last post
  71. Reasonable Shipping Costs?

    Started by mignolan, 05-20-2010 12:42 PM
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    09-22-2010, 05:14 PM Go to last post
  72. Baby it's cold outside!!

    Started by frankthomas, 01-03-2014 07:08 AM
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    • Replies: 54
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    01-07-2014, 03:49 AM Go to last post
  73. WHY???

    Started by SilverFox, 12-12-2005 09:18 AM
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    12-18-2005, 09:49 AM Go to last post
  74. How many hives going into winter?

    Started by allrawpaul, 10-28-2007 07:37 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 53
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