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    I did a lot of research last fall in order to...

    I did a lot of research last fall in order to find some methodology / guidance on which bee colonies were in trouble from varroa and required treatment. In doing this, I looked at various research...
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    I have been following the small cell bee work...

    I have been following the small cell bee work that members of this board have been engaged in for the past year - and I admit that I don't understand how it works.

    If getting back to a "natural"...
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    One of the easiest ways to see if there is a...

    One of the easiest ways to see if there is a honeyflow is to look at the foraging bees as they are returning. If they look significantly fatter than the foraging bees that are leaving the hive -...
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    I started six hives last year with a mixture of...

    I started six hives last year with a mixture of different races of bees (Carniolan, Cordovan Italian, and pure Italian). One of the problems that I had was a lack of drawn foundation. This limits...
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    I went to Mapquest to see where Jamestown is -...

    I went to Mapquest to see where Jamestown is - near Indy. I just went through the same thing - trying to find package bee suppliers in Eastern Illinois / Western Indiana.

    Here are some of the...
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    Thanks for the replies. Yes, I thought about...

    Thanks for the replies.

    Yes, I thought about Dadant as they are only three hours away. But I have looked all over their web site and couldn't find information on package bees or queens. I...
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    I am interested in finding out how I could get...

    I am interested in finding out how I could get some package bees for the upcoming year.

    The catch is that I really don't want to pay any shipping charges (nearly doubled the price of bees last...
  8. Thread: HAS 2004

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    Can you post a web site or something where we...

    Can you post a web site or something where we could get additional information?
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    An interesting thread... Couple of questions ...

    An interesting thread...

    Couple of questions

    How do you keep the sugar syrup from freezing in the winter time? I would think that anything in the hive but outside of the cluster would be at...
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    I believe that I have had a fairly good rookie...

    I believe that I have had a fairly good rookie year.

    I started in early June with 6 packages of bees and all new equipment. All six hives have survived - though at least two of the original...
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    Well, it has now been approximately four weeks...

    Well, it has now been approximately four weeks since I hived my 3 lb packages. Just for information, I have 3 italian, 2 cordovan, and one carniolan queen.

    The italians have been remarkably...
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    Salt is used as a preservative in many different...

    Salt is used as a preservative in many different recipes. My guess is that if they have added salt into the grease patties that they may be trying to keep them from going bad quickly.

    Don't know...
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    When I was doing my initial research I saw both...

    When I was doing my initial research I saw both the timetable that was mentioned and I also saw elsewhere the advise that Micheal just gave. I decided that I would let the bees decide when they...
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    Hello All I have six new hives this year. ...

    Hello All

    I have six new hives this year. They all seem to be doing fine. In the strongest hive though, the bees seem intent on building burr comb between one (just one) of the frame tops and...
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    From "The Hive and The Honey Bee" page 314: ...

    From "The Hive and The Honey Bee" page 314:

    "Bees may begin flying as early as the third or fourth day of life, but normally few foraging trips are made before they are about two weeks old."
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    I have read that it is typical to requeen your...

    I have read that it is typical to requeen your hives every year - and I agree with this principle. I have also read that the best time to requeen is in the fall of the year (around Sep 1) so that a...
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    Micheal Bush was thought to say: "No telling...

    Micheal Bush was thought to say:

    "No telling how long. You might get by a year you might lose them all by this fall. That would be the window that I would expect."

    Would you recommend treating...
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    Just wanted to say thanks to everyone on this...

    Just wanted to say thanks to everyone on this site - your comments and discussions have been helpful in getting us up and running.

    We just received our package bees (6) this week and got them...
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    I have been having the same problem with the...

    I have been having the same problem with the latest version of Internet Explorer. I don't think that it is unique to Netscape.
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    So what, exactly, do you dip them in? I like...

    So what, exactly, do you dip them in? I like this concept as painting just the outsides and edges was pretty time consuming.

    Plus I like the look of natural wood...
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    Thanks for the input from everyone. So it...

    Thanks for the input from everyone.

    So it seems that no one paints the inside of their hives anymore. It would also seem that we are not really damaging the woodenware by taking this approach. ...
  22. Here is some additional information: Author:...

    Here is some additional information:

    Author: Joe M. Graham; Dadant & Sons

    ISBN 0-915698-09-9

    My version is the one that was first printed in 1992. I believe that this is the latest - note...
  23. In the latest edition of "The Hive and the Honey...

    In the latest edition of "The Hive and the Honey Bee" there is a table on page 732 which could be converted into the spreadsheet that you desire. There is also extensive information included that...
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    Buckeye Bee from Ohio still has some available. ...

    Buckeye Bee from Ohio still has some available. I have never ordered from him - therefore I can make no statement of quality or ability to deliver on time.

    The web site is...
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    I am a new beekeeper this year and just got...

    I am a new beekeeper this year and just got through constructing all the hives and honey supers.

    As a disclaimer, I have read a lot and done a couple of different searches on this bulletin board...
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