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    Re: Who do you use for Insurance for cutouts?

    One problem is that the policy may exclude coverage for some of the primary risk that you need coverage. Commercial policies commonly exclude coverage for property damage to the "particular part of...
  2. Re: Big Bee Buzz -- Tulsa, OK -- March 27-28, 2015

    (This post is a thinly-veiled shameless bump, but the event is this week and I wanted to give people a reminder that they can pre-register at NEOBA.org.)
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    Re: Wax and Wood vs. Plastic

    Shalva, I'd suggest you get enough frames to fill out a box with entirely wax foundation. If you are getting a 5 frame nuc, then you could do 5 more frames with wax foundation to complete that box. ...
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    Re: Front Range weather roller-coaster

    Just wondering: Can people in the Front Range area make much honey? Do you put the hives in the plains area or the mountains, and which is better?

    I go to Denver for work on occasion, and I've...
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    Re: Wax and Wood vs. Plastic

    I just helped teach a beginning beekeeping class, and we also recommended that everybody start with all wax foundation. The reason we did that (and likely the reason your teachers did that) is that...
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    Re: Looking for Treatment-Free Study

    That's the one!!!

    I used Google, but it took me to a gigantic list and to articles written in some Nordic-looking language.
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    Re: How many forgers in a strong hive?

    These figures are from a presentation by Dr. Clarence Collison and I understand are based on modeling of population growth. I swiped them from a powerpoint that is online to use in a beekeeping...
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    Re: Looking for Treatment-Free Study

    They did not study the mechanism, just what happened. But it was obviously a case of survival of the fittest bees and mites.

    ARBeek, I think that is it, but Googling that title does not get me...
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    Looking for Treatment-Free Study

    The other post about a planned treatment-free study reminded me of something I'm looking for and can't find but read once. I know I read a summary of a treatment-free study in Bee Culture several...
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    Re: Henbit and Morrow's Honey Suckle???

    Here's an article about the two plants: https://utextension.tennessee.edu/publications/Documents/W165.pdf

    It calls the one bees like "Purple Deadnettle" and the other one Henbit. I suspect this...
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    Re: "African" Bees are so terrible?

    JW, I'm interested in what you mean by that. Got anything to add?

    My personal opinion/theory is that the traits that make a bee suited to a particular location are probably complicated, but the...
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    Re: Henbit and Morrow's Honey Suckle???

    There are two kinds of Henbit. The regular kind of Henbit is sort of straggly/leggy. Bees don't seem to work it.

    The other Henbit is also called Deadnettle or Deadnettle Henbit, and it looks a...
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    Re: "African" Bees are so terrible?

    On the idea that Africanized bees are "hybrids" not pure African stock, I talked with Dr. Dewey Carron about that once. He is sort of the expert on AHB and lives part of the year in S. America. He...
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    Re: Bees like sugar more than honey?

    It has been my experience that some hives will eat granulated sugar first but other hives will not. Some hives clean it out of the hive.

    I have also noticed that the hives that are eating the...
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    Re: garden pollination?

    My bees pollinate cucumbers and squash in my garden, which is about 100 yards away. They pollinate fruit trees that are anywhere from 20 yards to 70 yards away. Honey bees don't pollinate peppers...
  16. Re: Big Bee Buzz -- Tulsa, OK -- March 27-28, 2015

    We now have a tentative schedule of speakers. This is mostly set in stone, but I still need to confirm that one of the speakers is okay with this plan. Also, you can now register online at...
  17. Re: Newbee at this whole bee thing with a question

    The "did a work" should have read "did work." Basically, you could do a little bee-lining to see what's out there. Tracing the bees back to a location takes some skill, but you could put out some...
  18. Re: Newbee at this whole bee thing with a question

    Another option would be to make up some swarm traps. If there are any bees around where you live, if you put up 5 or 6 traps, it's pretty likely you'll catch a swarm or two. The odds would go up...
  19. Re: Do NOT start another "Honey Flow" thread!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What is a Honey Flow Thread?" (Barry, this could be the very first "What is a Honey Flow Thread Thread," which would break new ground!!!) :banana:
  20. Thread: Is it worth it

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    Re: Is it worth it

    You'll never know what's going on 3 years out during your whole life.
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    Re: Bees and trees - would like advice

    A couple of hives should have far more resources than they would need.
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    Re: How many beekeepers come out even or better.

    If a person's only goal is making money, I would not recommend small scale beekeeping. There are much better ways. If a guy with 10 hives spent the same amount of time mowing lawns or something...
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    Re: How long do most newbies stay with beekeeping?

    I think 1-2 years is the limit for most people. The main reasons people quit are lack of perseverance, too much physical work, too hot, too much worrying, and not being comfortable with on-the-job...
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    Re: Total Newb question.

    Then you'll have "wildflower honey," and it will probably be delicious.
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    Re: New Hive plan to use crimpwire

    That's a good plan. I would crosswire it.

    If you see bees eating away at wax foundation, consider whether there is a nectar dearth. In my experience, they only really chew up wax foundation...
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