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    Re: New member from TURKEY

    Welcome Cemoka! I agree with AmericaBeekeepers that it's climate and opinions that will drive the differences ... and probably some government regulations thrown in for fun. That said, please tell us...
  2. Re: where is the best place to buy sugar

    all of the above are good ideas. i'll just add one more, though this might be for smaller bee yards ... watch your local supermarkets for a sale. aldi is usually the best for everyday, but sometimes...
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    Re: Hello fron SE iowa

    Hi! Welcome to beesource! You can find tons of great information here. Your local club can be a great source, too!

    Also, if you want, last week we started a more localized beekeeper group here on...
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    Re: Bees following me back to the house

    Ha! That tickled my funny bone! Gary Larson could do something with that.
  5. Re: 10/12/12 and the girls are working hard

    still lots of activity on oct 15th in iowa! we set out the extractor with the intent to clean it --- and had so many bees i had to get in my car from the passenger's side. which, i guess, could be a...
  6. Re: 10/12/12 and the girls are working hard

    yes, shorter days! and here in iowa they're still bringing in pollen from many asters. we also have a patch of late blooming perennial petal-less mums. bees as well as other insects are all over this...
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    Re: 2 LBS or 3 LBS for Packaged Bees?

    Quote Originally Posted by bbrowncods View Post
    How about two 2#, one w/queen, one w/o?

    Starting with 4 pounds of bees, 1 queen and no drawn comb? YES! I totally agree with bbrowncods!! Nice...
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    Re: Cutting Foam Board

    We cut A LOT of this type of insulation when we built our house.
    1. Use a long metal straight edge and a carpet knife with a SHARP/NEW blade.
    2. Score the insulation as deeply as you can.
    3....
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    Re: Winter Insulation of Hives?

    hi - i posted what we do in iowa at this link: https://picasaweb.google.com/117002820032342398130/WinterizingBeehivesInTheMidwest?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIqp17mE2570qQE&feat=directlink

    though we...
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    Re: Winter Wrapping Bee Hive

    cost for supplies: maybe $1 or $2 USD per hive ... at the most. get your supplies off craigslist (classifieds), and it's even less. yes, fold it all up real nice and neat and it's reusable for YEARS....
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    Re: Winter Wrapping Bee Hive

    we're still pretty new at this, so maybe a more seasoned beekeeper can offer advice here. we haven't had experience with solid food, only sugar solution. if we do feed, we don't do so until we...
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    Re: Winter Wrapping Bee Hive

    hi! came here looking to see if we were winterizing correctly. seems like we're on track. for new beekeepers, here's a link to a picasa album i uploaded so you can see step-by-step how we winterize a...
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    Re: Yesterdays Episode

    Hope you are feeling better! No fun ...

    Dumb ... going out at dusk to check on bees (just going for a quick check, you know, for a few minutes ... yeah, and maybe move a few things around, you...
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    Re: Copper penny sting tip?

    "Forget the penny.

    I use a dime - works 10x faster. "


    THAT made me laugh out loud! And I needed that ... I got 9 or 10 stings tonight so was looking for some wisdom in this thread.
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    Re: Raising queens

    Thank you for the concise information in your first post in this thread! I have bookmarked your page and will use it as a guide next spring. I also have spent the last couple days reading the posts...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    We are new beekeepers (second year). We caught our first swarm on 07-27-11 in central Iowa in a conifer tree about 30 feet off the ground. So exciting! My son (age 16) had an extra hive that he'd...
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