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  1. Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: Beekeeping Glossary

    Started by Barry, 02-14-2010 03:02 PM
    • Replies: 8
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: ATTN: New beekeepers with screened bottom boards

    Started by Brad Bee, 03-05-2017 12:44 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 106
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    04-21-2017, 09:12 PM Go to last post
  1. How much money can a beekeeper make in a year owning 100 hives?

    Started by MikeyReej, 06-20-2008 06:17 AM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 147
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  2. Wintering Nucs

    Started by Michael Palmer, 01-08-2007 03:48 PM
    13 Pages
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    • Replies: 257
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  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, 08:05 AM Go to last post
  4. Why knowingly catalyze a bee apocalypse?

    Started by drmanhadan, 12-26-2013 06:44 PM
    21 Pages
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    • Replies: 419
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    02-10-2014, 10:51 PM 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. 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, 12:15 PM Go to last post
  7. HOW MUCH Honey do you take from your hive?

    Started by Blossom, 01-09-2009 12:46 PM
    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. 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
  10. Clover Honey vs Wildflower Honey

    Started by Chef Isaac, 02-08-2005 09:22 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    02-08-2005, 08:55 PM Go to last post
  11. 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
  12. Best beekeeping books?

    Started by vancleavehoney, 05-27-2008 08:54 PM
    2 Pages
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    books
    • Replies: 27
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  13. Italian vs Carny bees

    Started by IABeeMan, 01-26-2008 10:10 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 27
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  14. What do bees do at night?

    Started by splank, 07-08-2009 03:22 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    07-10-2009, 07:06 AM Go to last post
  15. When to Open the Sides of the Broodnest

    Started by MattDavey, 02-18-2014 05:22 AM
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    • Replies: 120
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  16. Honey Weight by Volume?

    Started by feltze, 05-18-2010 05:15 AM
    • Replies: 7
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  17. 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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  18. Where to get #8 hardware cloth

    Started by PSL.Michelle, 03-29-2009 07:49 PM
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    • Replies: 36
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    06-21-2011, 09:18 AM Go to last post
  19. fumigillin: how vital?

    Started by coondogger, 11-07-2007 08:33 AM
    7 Pages
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    12-13-2007, 03:53 PM Go to last post
  20. Pictorial Honeybee Identification Guide?

    Started by lcl, 08-08-2011 02:06 PM
    2 Pages
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  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Stung through a bee-suit

    Started by KeyBeeper, 03-12-2010 12:13 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 32
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  24. 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
  25. ECO Wood Treatment?

    Started by Hamp54, 02-21-2013 06:38 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 27
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    02-11-2017, 09:14 AM Go to last post
  26. 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
  27. pollen patty recipe

    Started by BjornBee, 11-14-2007 09:03 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 46
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    12-22-2007, 07:07 AM Go to last post
  28. Langstroth: Top Hive Entrances

    Started by nickermire, 01-30-2012 07:15 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 45
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    02-13-2012, 03:19 PM Go to last post
  29. All is Lost..........

    Started by Durstlight, 03-04-2014 10:10 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 119
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    03-21-2014, 11:34 AM Go to last post
  30. 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
  31. Name One Important Lesson You Learned in Last Year

    Started by MDS, 03-06-2011 09:59 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 110
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    07-12-2011, 12:07 PM Go to last post
  32. What causes honey to crystalize?

    Started by Jas0n Bresson, 02-27-2008 05:08 AM
    • Replies: 16
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    02-28-2008, 04:02 PM Go to last post
  33. Maintaining amount of hives

    Started by Pamela White, 11-06-2012 07:44 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 79
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    11-15-2012, 01:25 PM Go to last post
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. Which of these is this best bee veil?

    Started by mrspock, 03-01-2010 01:43 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    05-29-2013, 12:01 PM Go to last post
  37. 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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  38. No feeding, no treatments,

    Started by KeyBeeper, 02-06-2011 09:31 AM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 120
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    02-15-2011, 10:53 PM Go to last post
  39. can bees sense fear???????

    Started by blkcloud, 05-11-2006 08:16 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 11
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    05-02-2010, 05:11 AM Go to last post
  40. Carniolan Bees

    Started by Gus979, 12-12-2012 08:30 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 40
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    10-29-2013, 08:59 PM Go to last post
  41. Filling comb with sugar syrup.

    Started by EastSideBuzz, 11-13-2011 02:38 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 68
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    12-03-2012, 11:05 AM Go to last post
  42. Big Grin Bee Hive Color

    Started by Pops, 12-14-2013 12:37 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 82
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    01-05-2014, 08:37 PM Go to last post
  43. They are all dead...

    Started by Vandieman, 01-18-2016 05:49 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 85
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    01-31-2016, 04:18 PM Go to last post
  44. 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
  45. Do Bats Eat Bees?

    Started by CherGarr, 01-24-2004 04:24 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
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    12-24-2013, 11:44 AM Go to last post
  46. Swarm Queen Not Laying

    Started by yukonjeff, 06-16-2016 11:12 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 81
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    04-23-2017, 08:14 PM Go to last post
  47. A guide to buying package bees.

    Started by bluegrass, 12-16-2015 01:44 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 66
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    12-26-2015, 11:56 AM Go to last post
  48. 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
  49. Duragilt Foundation??

    Started by mlewis48, 03-24-2008 08:26 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 46
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    04-13-2011, 09:43 AM Go to last post
  50. Cypress hives

    Started by learning, 01-21-2009 09:49 PM
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    • Replies: 64
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    11-17-2009, 12:23 PM Go to last post
  51. What's wrong with eating honey made from sugar syrup?

    Started by PastorJ, 08-16-2011 03:45 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 75
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  52. Texas package bees

    Started by daknoodle, 10-01-2008 10:13 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 23
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    03-09-2009, 01:06 PM Go to last post
  53. The billion little things that make a beekeeper's life easier

    Started by jbeshearse, 04-30-2015 09:36 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 82
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    05-12-2015, 08:47 PM Go to last post
  54. Neighbors kids get stung by your bees

    Started by KeyBeeper, 04-20-2010 06:56 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 53
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    09-13-2015, 12:59 PM Go to last post
  55. Paint/Stain What do you use/How long is it lasting?

    Started by OneEyedRooster, 01-28-2013 08:00 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 68
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  56. Would you purchase an old galvanized extractor?

    Started by bksss, 07-18-2007 09:12 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 45
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  57. Plastic foundation vs beeswax

    Started by ctbees, 11-11-2009 07:53 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 36
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    11-30-2009, 06:13 PM Go to last post
  58. 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
  59. Beekeeping software

    Started by Bryn, 07-01-2005 01:43 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 26
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    Today, 05:48 PM Go to last post
  60. Used bee stuff

    Started by CBS, 01-14-2011 10:55 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    06-03-2016, 10:21 PM Go to last post
  61. 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
  62. Cedar Boards, Rough or Smooth Side Out?

    Started by jdmidwest, 10-13-2012 09:10 AM
    • Replies: 15
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    10-14-2012, 07:09 PM Go to last post
  63. Queen excluder = honey excluder?

    Started by Dr.Wax, 01-25-2009 08:48 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 51
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  64. How much do you charge for your honey?

    Started by blkcloud, 04-07-2008 07:38 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 36
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    04-10-2008, 07:17 AM Go to last post
  65. All Mediums a bad idea?

    Started by Fishman43, 10-25-2011 05:35 AM
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    • Replies: 84
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    11-13-2011, 09:31 PM Go to last post
  66. How much honey do you leave for winter?

    Started by af_newbie, 08-14-2011 06:34 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
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    08-16-2011, 07:03 PM Go to last post
  67. Post Why Plastic foundation? Also Foundationless

    Started by Gus979, 11-06-2012 10:24 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 71
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    04-01-2013, 09:23 AM Go to last post
  68. 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
  69. English Garden Hive

    Started by NewtownBee, 01-21-2007 04:03 PM
    • Replies: 19
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    01-24-2007, 09:59 AM Go to last post
  70. Small Cell... Just a thought

    Started by Chef Isaac, 04-23-2008 07:12 AM
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    • Replies: 81
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    05-13-2008, 11:37 AM Go to last post
  71. Should I automatically plan to requeen packages?

    Started by urbanoutlaw, 01-07-2013 07:34 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 47
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    09-22-2013, 06:49 PM Go to last post
  72. Question Cutting Hand-Holds

    Started by belt152, 12-17-2008 05:26 PM
    3 Pages
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    cutting, hand, holds, router, shaper
    • Replies: 43
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    12-27-2008, 07:34 AM Go to last post
  73. Color Of Bee Boxes

    Started by JOHN HINCHMAN, 12-31-2008 07:17 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 48
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    01-23-2009, 05:52 PM Go to last post
  74. ****Sugar water will last for how long exactly?

    Started by Mike in Amboy, 04-02-2012 10:14 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 20
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