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    I was planing to order a couple of the cordovan...

    I was planing to order a couple of the cordovan queens from Pendell after the New Year. He advertises open mated cordovans and I have a hankering for some redheads around here. I haven't talked to...
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    sagebrush makes very good honey. Light and mild....

    sagebrush makes very good honey. Light and mild. I wouldn't expect a lot the first year, but get some comb drawn, build em up for the sage bloom, and stay outta the way.
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    This will be my first hard winter with bees. ...

    This will be my first hard winter with bees. Never had to feed much in So Cal, but Utah is a different story. It's snowing right now! I weighed one and compared it to the others and they were all...
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    A veil, a hive tool, and a smoker come in pretty...

    A veil, a hive tool, and a smoker come in pretty handy. I've never had more than a couple dozen hives, so never felt the need for a bee suit. As long as your building, build 1 extra of everything. ...
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    oops [This message has been edited by salt...

    oops

    [This message has been edited by salt lake buzz (edited November 13, 2004).]
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    There is a short discription of making sections...

    There is a short discription of making sections by feeding back extracted honey on Dave Cushmans site. I think all honey has foulbrood spores at some level, so it would be important to feed your own...
  7. msybe, if its winter here, and your bees are in...

    msybe, if its winter here, and your bees are in australia. Actually... they shut down as the days get shorter, the weather gets colder, and nectar gets more scarce. It takes alot of energy for them...
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    I've been chasing down a couple cordovans for...

    I've been chasing down a couple cordovans for spring as well. Glenn Apiaries only sells breeders or select queens, artificially inseminated. I emailed them about production queens. They...
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    I believe the duragilt foundation has the quarter...

    I believe the duragilt foundation has the quarter size holes near the bottom corners as communcation holes. The comb with the larger baseball size holes should probably be replaced. I had some...
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    usually, there is a universal boot disk laying...

    usually, there is a universal boot disk laying around. It will have the drivers for most generic cdroms. Or you can go download the drivers from the manufacturers site before you fdisk and format. ...
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    You can put them back on over the inner cover,...

    You can put them back on over the inner cover, and the bees will clean them up, moving it down into the hive. If you want to set them out, move them at least a couple hundred feet from the hives.
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    The bee suit is up to you. If your going to keep...

    The bee suit is up to you. If your going to keep bees, you'll probably have more days like that. Lots of things affect their attitude. Queenlessness is certainly one of them. A sudden stop in...
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    Fondant is a type of candy, or candy filling. ...

    Fondant is a type of candy, or candy filling. You can make it on the stove, pour it in sheets, and lay the sheets over the cluster. The bees usually eat it right up, and it can really help out in a...
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    When I brought the first hive home, I kept it...

    When I brought the first hive home, I kept it hidden to avoid the gripes. When I brought the next two home, I put em right out in the open in the garden. From all indications.. I'm that strange...
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    what about laying in some fondant? Wouldn't the...

    what about laying in some fondant? Wouldn't the fondant absorb moisture too and help reduce any condensation and freezing problems?
  16. I'm doing good I guess. A fellow told me haul...

    I'm doing good I guess. A fellow told me haul these aggressive bees away and they are yours. I said how much for the hives? He said nothing.. just get them outta here. YESSIR!!! RIGHT NOW SIR!!...
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    I think you have received some good advice. Bees...

    I think you have received some good advice. Bees will rarely fight through an excluder to draw comb. And if there is no flow, they definitely won't draw any. What they will do, is use up the brood...
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    My colonies were on their own for months at a...

    My colonies were on their own for months at a time when I was away at college. I would work them in April, August, and just a peek in December. My folks told me I lost alot of swarms, and I wasn't...
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    the local outfit charges .25 per lbs and keeps...

    the local outfit charges .25 per lbs and keeps cappings. You have to provide your own bulk containers, or buy them from them
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    figmo? I haven't been figmo since I left the...

    figmo? I haven't been figmo since I left the aushawn valley in 72. Oops...kinda dates me doesn't it.
    Actually, serious stuff and I'm following the fgmo forum as closely as I can. Just couldn't...
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    I was out of bees for about 25 years. At my...

    I was out of bees for about 25 years. At my peak, I had 23 colonies. By chance, a coworker mentioned that he had a hot hive he would like to get rid of. (they weren't really hot, they had just been...
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    MB makes an important point about producing...

    MB makes an important point about producing section honey. A strong flow and very strong colony is required. Otherwise, the wax becomes travel stained, the corners don't get finished, greatly...
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    My understanding is your reactions become more...

    My understanding is your reactions become more severe as you build resistance. Finally, having gained resistance, the swelling no longer happens. Have no doubt, there will always be the initial...
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