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    Is boiled syrup really poisonous

    I have read in a couple of places that you shouldn't allow the sugar water to boil when making syrup because boiling will make the syrup poisonous to the bees. Is this true? Isn't the extra heavy...
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    Re: Two queens in single hive

    Wouldn't you run the risk of one queen being trapped outside of the cluster?
    Would they maintain two clusters?
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    Re: Two queens in single hive

    What about putting a queen excluder between the two brood boxes as a temporary measure until I decide what to do?
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    Re: Two queens in single hive

    Sounds good. Except. It's getting kind of late to start a nuc. And, I don't have the equipment.
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    Two queens in single hive

    I have two queens in a single hive! Let me explain. The hive was started from a package in April 2008. This fall I had a varroa mite problem and treated with Apiguard. (FYI. Never use a full dose...
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    Re: Purvis Bros - Goldline Queens

    The Purvis Brothers website (http://www.purvisbrothersbees.com/) has a "Business For Sale" banner.

    The explanation given is:
    "We believe we have contributed as much as we can to the bee industry...
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    Re: Feeding to stimulate drawn comb inventory

    Thanks for the replies. I was torn when writing the original post between including a good background and trying to keep it brief. I think I erred on the too brief side. Let me fill in some of the...
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    Feeding to stimulate drawn comb inventory

    Hi, I am a new beekeeper and I need some experienced beekeeper(s) to tell me if I am about to do something stupid.

    First, some background. It is my understanding that an inventory of drawn comb...
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