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    Re: Question regarding a failing hive.

    Just to clarify, the queen was seen on my initial inspection in April. This queen came with the package a year ago, though as I don't mark them there is no absolute guarentee it is the one from last...
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    Question regarding a failing hive.

    Minnesota hobby keeper with a question regarding a failing hive. Went into the winter fairly strong, it was a package from the spring, with a low mite count and an sugar board added for insurance. ...
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    Re: I've been swarmed.

    Thanks to everyone for their advice, it is appreciated.
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    I've been swarmed.

    Yesterday, while drinking my morning coffee, I looked over at my "extensive" 2 hive apiary (Can 2 hives qualify as an apiary?) and noticed a lot of bees circling in the air about 15 feet from my...
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    Re: Deltamethrin usage near bees.

    Thanks for the feedback. Pretty certain they are box elder bugs, they are especially thick this year. Yesterday I looked at our roof in an area where one roof line meets the overhanging portion of...
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    Deltamethrin usage near bees.

    Our house is covered with box elder bugs this year and I wish to treat them in some capacity, otherwise they are in the house the whole winter. I have a single hobby hive about 30-40 feet from one...
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    Re: When to place a new hive??

    Tim,
    Check out the Nature's Nectar blog. He is a long time beekeeper in Stillwater and also a Mann Lake distributor. His blog covers his beekeeping practices for our northern climate and gives out...
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    Re: Another new MN wannabee.

    Thanks to all for the welcoming and encouraging words. Looking at the hive today the bees appear invigorated and purposeful, I hope this means the new queen has established herself and is laying...
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    Another new MN wannabee.

    Hi from Minnetonka, MN (western suburb of MPLS)

    Started my first and so far only hive this April. Friends ask if I am a beekeeper and at this point I tell them I am a "bee haver", it remains to...
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