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    dandelion pollen in southern Ohio

    dandelion pollen in southern Ohio
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    Nothing wrong with free enterprise. Beats...

    Nothing wrong with free enterprise. Beats requesting a government handout.
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    Two is better than one.

    Two is better than one.
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    Ask 4 beeks and get 4 opinions. Get a good local...

    Ask 4 beeks and get 4 opinions. Get a good local mentor, watch, do, learn, try and learn some more. You will find what works for you.
  5. Thread: Copper Roofs

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    Anything with copper is getting stolen around...

    Anything with copper is getting stolen around here. Thousands of stinging insects aren't going to stop them if they are willing to steal from transformer sites.
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    If I was local... $1 - $1.5 for supers and...

    If I was local...

    $1 - $1.5 for supers and bodies. I like screened bottoms so they would have to be dipped and then rescreeened. I use metal covered telescoping covers. If I switched to...
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    The goal of business is to stay in business. ...

    The goal of business is to stay in business. Looks nasty to me, but I bet it sells.
  8. Thread: apple trees

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    Honeybees do not pollinate pawpaw. They are...

    Honeybees do not pollinate pawpaw. They are pollinated primarily by flies because they flower very early and produce an odor of rotting flesh. Pawpaw growers have been know to hang roadkill in the...
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    Jars of fresh golden honey, smell of new wood and...

    Jars of fresh golden honey, smell of new wood and wax waiting for the bees, a successful swarm recovery, my kids asking "can I go see the bees", seeing lots of pollen being brought in, a warm sunny...
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    Least favorite part of beekeeping

    BjornBee, reminded me of what I dislike about beekeeping, but what is your least favorite part?

    I don't mind the heat, enjoy doing bee talks to schools, and find assembling frames and woodenware...
  11. It is Autumn, you are taking their honey, and a...

    It is Autumn, you are taking their honey, and a cold front is coming in. Ouch.
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    Walter T. Kelly for frames, 8-frame woodenware...

    Walter T. Kelly for frames, 8-frame woodenware from Brushy Mountain, other stuff from whoever is cheapest
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    Poll: Just hang it on a tree when a good rain is...

    Just hang it on a tree when a good rain is expected.
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    Honey - bad, pawpaws-good

    The girls didn't work hard enough this year. I was getting two hives ready for winter (flipped the inner cover and moved a few frames around) and the two new packages only drew out 24 medium frames...
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    That is what I did last year. worked for me.

    That is what I did last year. worked for me.
  16. Good story. Anyone try one of his honey straw...

    Good story. Anyone try one of his honey straw machines?
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    So you believe that the Land Grant Institution is...

    So you believe that the Land Grant Institution is a prostituting itself for the chemical industry? Must be you haven't worked for either.

    While their is the rare scientist that will sell...
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    Sticky: Collected a football sized swarm on August 16th.

    Collected a football sized swarm on August 16th.
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    Chamblaise (Chablis) Pyment

    Someone gave me a container of chamblaise concentrate for making wine and was considering trying a pyment. Any thoughts?
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    We could use the money, but my wife said no way. Probably swap you out with a vegan or someone from ALF.
  21. Thread: What Magazine

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    Both are good. I subscribe to BC (kids like the...

    Both are good. I subscribe to BC (kids like the kids page) and can get ABJ through the public library interlibrary loan
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    Adult garden club.

    Adult garden club.
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    top five misconceptions about honeybees

    I need to do a talk and wanted to hit the top five misconceptions about the girls. What are they?
  24. You can make a lot of money, but you will...

    You can make a lot of money, but you will probably spend all you make and a little more
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    Two of the new hives are pretty pathetic. Third...

    Two of the new hives are pretty pathetic. Third is going well. Two over wintered hives are busting out. Going to split them soon.
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