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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. How much money can a beekeeper make in a year owning 100 hives?

    Started by MikeyReej, 06-20-2008 06:17 AM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 122
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  2. Wintering Nucs

    Started by Michael Palmer, 01-08-2007 02:48 PM
    12 Pages
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    • Replies: 233
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    06-13-2015, 06:45 AM Go to last post
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Which beekeeping starter kit is the best?

    Started by seebees, 03-26-2008 08:43 PM
    • Replies: 16
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    08-27-2015, 07:13 PM Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. HOW MUCH Honey do you take from your hive?

    Started by Blossom, 01-09-2009 11:46 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 54
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    08-12-2009, 07:27 PM Go to last post
  8. What are these black bees??????

    Started by thestainedglasschick, 08-17-2011 10:45 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    black bees, robber screens, robbing
    • Replies: 22
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    08-19-2011, 07:24 AM Go to last post
  9. Best Sugar Syrup Ratio To Give The Bees?

    Started by Beesilly, 03-25-2008 06:26 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    03-26-2008, 05:22 AM Go to last post
  10. Google Map, Radius Around a Point

    Started by julysun, 06-26-2013 09:08 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-27-2013, 08:30 AM Go to last post
  11. fumigillin: how vital?

    Started by coondogger, 11-07-2007 07:33 AM
    7 Pages
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    12-13-2007, 02:53 PM Go to last post
  12. Clover Honey vs Wildflower Honey

    Started by Chef Isaac, 02-08-2005 08:22 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    02-08-2005, 07:55 PM Go to last post
  13. harvest honey without extractor?

    Started by clarkfarm, 05-23-2009 07:32 AM
    • Replies: 17
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    05-24-2009, 01:10 PM Go to last post
  14. Italian vs Carny bees

    Started by IABeeMan, 01-26-2008 09:10 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 27
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    12-21-2013, 07:19 AM Go to last post
  15. Where to get #8 hardware cloth

    Started by PSL.Michelle, 03-29-2009 07:49 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 36
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    06-21-2011, 09:18 AM Go to last post
  16. pollen patty recipe

    Started by BjornBee, 11-14-2007 08:03 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 46
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    12-22-2007, 06:07 AM Go to last post
  17. Best beekeeping books?

    Started by vancleavehoney, 05-27-2008 08:54 PM
    books
    • Replies: 11
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  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. What causes honey to crystalize?

    Started by Jas0n Bresson, 02-27-2008 04:08 AM
    • Replies: 16
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    02-28-2008, 03:02 PM Go to last post
  21. 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
  22. What do bees do at night?

    Started by splank, 07-08-2009 03:22 PM
    • Replies: 11
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  23. Cleaning old hives and frames

    Started by Holyhabanero, 04-18-2011 09:28 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    04-18-2011, 01:09 PM Go to last post
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. can bees sense fear???????

    Started by blkcloud, 05-11-2006 08:16 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 27
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  27. 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
  28. Starting with foundationless frames

    Started by stoffel64, 10-13-2010 09:05 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    foundationless, foundationless frames, package bees
    • Replies: 31
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    03-29-2013, 08:32 AM Go to last post
  29. Which of these is this best bee veil?

    Started by mrspock, 03-01-2010 12:43 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    05-29-2013, 12:01 PM Go to last post
  30. Stung through a bee-suit

    Started by KeyBeeper, 03-12-2010 11:13 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 32
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    03-19-2010, 11:27 PM Go to last post
  31. Lots of dead bees at entrance (on the ground)

    Started by liptrapsurf, 07-16-2008 07:23 AM
    bees, cold, dead, melbourne, rain
    • Replies: 10
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    07-17-2008, 06:08 PM Go to last post
  32. 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
  33. Honey Weight by Volume?

    Started by feltze, 05-18-2010 05:15 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    05-18-2010, 04:39 PM Go to last post
  34. How many bees in the hive?

    Started by iahawk, 08-23-2010 09:02 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    08-25-2010, 08:41 AM Go to last post
  35. 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
  36. Langstroth: Top Hive Entrances

    Started by nickermire, 01-30-2012 06:15 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 45
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    02-13-2012, 02:19 PM Go to last post
  37. 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
  38. Question How to get bees out of tree trunk

    Started by Tom Fran, 05-02-2011 10:12 AM
    bee removal
    • Replies: 16
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    05-03-2011, 04:18 PM Go to last post
  39. Beekeeping software

    Started by Bryn, 07-01-2005 01:43 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 25
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    08-09-2015, 04:35 AM Go to last post
  40. will moth balls hurt bees?

    Started by mayathebee, 10-07-2008 12:27 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 27
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    10-11-2014, 10:54 AM Go to last post
  41. Duragilt Foundation??

    Started by mlewis48, 03-24-2008 08:26 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 46
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    04-13-2011, 09:43 AM Go to last post
  42. Carniolan Bees

    Started by Gus979, 12-12-2012 07:30 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 40
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    10-29-2013, 08:59 PM Go to last post
  43. 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
  44. Do Bats Eat Bees?

    Started by CherGarr, 01-24-2004 03:24 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
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    12-24-2013, 10:44 AM Go to last post
  45. Would you purchase an old galvanized extractor?

    Started by bksss, 07-18-2007 09:12 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 45
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    09-16-2012, 11:57 PM Go to last post
  46. How much do you charge for your honey?

    Started by blkcloud, 04-07-2008 07:38 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 36
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    04-10-2008, 07:17 AM Go to last post
  47. Neighbors kids get stung by your bees

    Started by KeyBeeper, 04-20-2010 06:56 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 51
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    03-28-2011, 06:36 PM Go to last post
  48. hive stand

    Started by crazy diamond, 03-18-2004 06:42 AM
    • Replies: 14
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    03-20-2004, 04:44 AM Go to last post
  49. Color Of Bee Boxes

    Started by JOHN HINCHMAN, 12-31-2008 06:17 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 48
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    01-23-2009, 04:52 PM Go to last post
  50. Queen excluder = honey excluder?

    Started by Dr.Wax, 01-25-2009 07:48 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 51
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    02-04-2009, 05:11 AM Go to last post
  51. English Garden Hive

    Started by NewtownBee, 01-21-2007 03:03 PM
    • Replies: 19
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    01-24-2007, 08:59 AM Go to last post
  52. ECO Wood Treatment?

    Started by Hamp54, 02-21-2013 05:38 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 24
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    01-20-2014, 04:30 PM Go to last post
  53. Plastic foundation vs beeswax

    Started by ctbees, 11-11-2009 06:53 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 36
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    11-30-2009, 05:13 PM Go to last post
  54. When to Open the Sides of the Broodnest

    Started by MattDavey, 02-18-2014 04:22 AM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 120
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    06-06-2015, 04:30 AM Go to last post
  55. "Real" Brewers Yeast in Pollen Patties

    Started by alpha6, 10-21-2008 01:03 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 37
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    02-05-2011, 07:40 AM Go to last post
  56. 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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    05-13-2008, 11:37 AM Go to last post
  57. Ants and my hives

    Started by esnipes, 04-08-2011 10:39 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    ants, carpenter ants, fire ants, pests
    • Replies: 40
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    07-07-2012, 05:04 PM Go to last post
  58. Poll Poll: Rabbet joint for hive boxes

    Started by Tom Fran, 06-02-2010 07:16 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 39
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    06-11-2014, 12:50 PM Go to last post
  59. Question Cutting Hand-Holds

    Started by belt152, 12-17-2008 04:26 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    cutting, hand, holds, router, shaper
    • Replies: 43
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    12-27-2008, 06:34 AM Go to last post
  60. Define 5 Frame Nuc

    Started by Sundance, 01-28-2009 09:08 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 56
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    03-06-2009, 08:40 PM Go to last post
  61. 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
  62. How to respond to finding queen cells????

    Started by NeilV, 05-03-2008 08:59 PM
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    05-02-2010, 05:11 AM Go to last post
  63. 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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    01-05-2014, 07:37 PM Go to last post
  64. 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
  65. 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
  66. 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
  67. Liability Insurance.....

    Started by Chef Isaac, 02-04-2008 07:27 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 24
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    03-04-2008, 07:19 AM Go to last post
  68. Bee Log

    Started by No_Bivy, 11-25-2008 04:42 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 69
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    02-05-2009, 05:55 AM Go to last post
  69. Should I automatically plan to requeen packages?

    Started by urbanoutlaw, 01-07-2013 06:34 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 47
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    09-22-2013, 06:49 PM Go to last post
  70. Tyvek bee suits....?

    Started by LtlWilli, 05-10-2008 12:37 PM
    • Replies: 16
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    05-12-2008, 05:49 AM Go to last post
  71. Question Best place for bee supplies?

    Started by Tulip, 05-28-2008 07:42 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
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    06-01-2008, 04:57 PM Go to last post
  72. UPSET neighbor, what to do

    Started by J-SiN, 10-04-2009 09:08 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 48
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    01-04-2010, 01:50 PM Go to last post
  73. Pictorial Honeybee Identification Guide?

    Started by lcl, 08-08-2011 02:06 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
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    08-17-2015, 04:57 PM Go to last post
  74. Why do people start/ leave beekeeping...

    Started by AramF, 10-05-2010 02:41 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 44
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