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    Re: Still no stinking honey.

    You think your hives are doing bad?.... I have 4 hives, and collectively about 4-5 gallons of honey.. Not excess honey but total honey in all the hives. It's been a disastrous year up here for the...
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    North Pole Alaska- Last year

    http://s991.photobucket.com/albums/af36/campbellj20/?action=view&current=honey3.jpg#!oZZ6QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2Fs991.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faf36%2Fcampbellj20%2F%3Faction%3Dview%26current%3D40455...
  3. Re: Name One Important Lesson You Learned in Last Year

    I learned..
    - Do NOT open your hives when an electrical storm is approaching, even if it's for a few seconds; you may end up in the ER!:doh:

    - Bees get really cranky when its time to steal...
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    Re: Intentional Bee Killing for Winter

    OK I will be the bad guy...

    Last year was my first year of beekeeping and I love it! I took a class that a local Beek teaches to learn most everything I know In regards to bees. In his class he...
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    Re: Keeping Bee's in Alaska

    Ah welcome,
    Although I don't live near Anc I would be happy to help with whatever you need. I am just a few miles south of Fairbanks in my 2nd year of beekeeping (and loving it). I will send you a...
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    Re: Mold in the hive

    Thanks guys I appreciate the help! I might have to wait a bit to get my bees. Overnight low's are still around -10 and the highs are only in the 30's. I'm super pumped to start this year though....
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    Mold in the hive

    Hello all,
    First off i have to say I love this forum and have learned quite a bit from everyone here. I am about to start my 2nd year of beekeeping so I am still pretty new and thus have lots of...
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    Re: Best Gloves?

    I don't wear the rubber gloves. My glove of choice is the thin rag wool gloves that you buy at outdoor stores or army surplus stores. They keep you cool enough to not die of heat exhaustion, the...
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    Reversing Brood Box's

    This being my first year, I am still learning the 101 of Beekeeping. I started out with 2 deep supers of bare foundation. As of the last check (a few days ago) I have the upper brood box with 7...
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    Re: Can't keep smoker smokin'

    :D Just one time;)
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    Re: Bee sting question

    Ahh good point Walt. I did manage to get 2 Epi pens from the Doctor with 2 additional doses to go along, plus a practice pen. On a side not i was pleasantly surprised when i got my shot from the...
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    Re: Supercedure cells

    Well if thats correct i don't think they are supercedure cells. but now im curious.. I will have to check them out next time i open the hive. Does that number sound about average for drone cells?
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    Re: Supercedure cells

    I'm not sure. How much bigger are the supercedure cells than the drone cells?
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    Supercedure cells

    I have what i think are supercedure cells in my brood. I don't have any pics but they are just the raised cells that stick out about 1/4 inch or so. not just domed cells but actuall cells that stick...
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    Re: Can't keep smoker smokin'

    from the bottom up-
    News paper loosely wadded
    Dried spruce
    moss
    moose turds (dried):thumbsup:

    I know you don't have any moose down there but maybe the dried deer turds would work? Dunno just...
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    Bee sting question

    So against my beter judgement i was working with my hive in shorts. (stupid yes i know... Its a long story :doh:). I was stung a few times, twice in the left pinkie knuckle, once on the left wrist,...
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    Re: North Pole Ak

    I took a class from Steve Peterson, he is the president of the Interior Beekeepers Assoc. He is the one that told me that economically it doesn't pay to try to winter bees. Apparently only about...
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    Re: North Pole Ak

    Unfortunately Apicide is the way to go up here. Temps usually get around 40 below or colder. The cold starts in Sept, and last till April.

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    North Pole Ak

    Hello,
    I was supposed to try this out last year but was unable to so THIS year is my innaugural bee season. I only hived them 1 week ago but already i am wildly amazed by the girls. Only a few...
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    ???

    [QUOTE=walking bird;410450]
    as a personal favor, I'd love it if you ever had a chance to take a representative picture or two of North Pole and posted them on the Coffee Klatch. I'd be fascinated....
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    I was born in St Paul, but grew up in Prior Lake...

    I was born in St Paul, but grew up in Prior Lake (about 30 minutes south of the cities).
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    Thanks everyone. I got ahold of an interior...

    Thanks everyone. I got ahold of an interior beekeeper and he teaches beek classes, so for now i think i will try that and use that experience to decide. It sure seems like it will be a fun time....
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    Is this a good price?

    I ran across this on craigslist and was wondering what everyone thinks about the price. I am a brand new guy with no equipment yet. Is this a good setup for me (consider shipping to Ak) or is this...
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    Hello from north pole alaska

    Hey everyone,
    Well i finally decided to get off my butt and try this for real. Im originally from Minnesota but moved to Alaska a few years ago. Im not sure how this is all going to work out but...
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