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    To Paint or Not To Paint

    I started this year with a cypress hive. Being a newbee, I assembled (per instructions) and got started. The hive has been thriving all summer. Now I wonder, should I have painted the hive or not? ...
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    Re: "You are on your own, Buster."

    My wife is around them all the time. No fear. Took two recent stings like a pro.
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    Re: DIY Beesuit?

    Flight Suit (left over) = $0
    Nomex Gloves (left over) = $0
    GI Mosquito Net (Army Surplus) = $5
  4. I have seen in my long time as a beekeeper...

    I have seen in my long time as a beekeeper (uh...two months now) that this could bee the most rewarding hobby I've ever pursued.
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    Hive Condition (Physical)

    Rookie here...

    Okay, my cypress hive has dark stains on the baseboard, but only on the baseboard and nowhere else. Is this a problem?:scratch:

    NOTE: It is not sealed (by me), painted or...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    Honey Super Too Soon???

    What happens if you put the honey super on the hive too soon?:s
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    Holes

    I'm new to this too. My foundation came from the factory with holes in two corners of each panel...I was wondering what these were for. Thanks.
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    Tons of my new babies are returning with fat...

    Tons of my new babies are returning with fat little pouches of pollen. I love watching them!
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    Rookie Question

    I removed the queen cage after giving her a couple days to "vacate" the property. There was about 4 inches of "hanging comb" that dropped off into the hive as I was removing the cage. It fell and...
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    Most surely I would NEVER usually call someone...

    Most surely I would NEVER usually call someone that late at night, but we we supposed to "meet" for exchange of the bees between 11:00pm and 1:00am...(when the shipment was coming through town)...I...
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    Simpson's Bee Supply (Ohio)

    The BEST BEST BEST! Great Italian bees, great price! Met me near my home to save me a two+ hour drive! Took the time to answer all questions and gave a bunch of great tips. Simpson's answered the...
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