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    results of a study on glyphosphate

    This link is to a Spanish site, but the gist is that Roundup, which uses glyphosphate, causes intestinal and heart dysfunctions, malformations and neuronal deteriorations in the test animal, which...
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    I also started with one hive this summer and,...

    I also started with one hive this summer and, within a week, I split it three ways to have two nuc hives. I worried less after this because I had more potential to have bees next springtime. I'm not...
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    I'll have to repaint all of them as quickly as...

    I'll have to repaint all of them as quickly as possible then. Thanks for the warning.:)
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    Forgot, but they are standard size on the...

    Forgot, but they are standard size on the insides. My new frames fit. My husband refused to let me take the old frames home (in case of disease, though they were as dried out as you can imagine), so...
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    Here are some photos I took of these hives. ...

    Here are some photos I took of these hives.

    http://profile.imageshack.us/user/thinkharderagain/images

    One shows an unpainted canvas cover, which is now hiding inside a hive to prevent it from...
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    hives in attic

    I managed to get free hive parts that had been stored inthe attic of a 200 year old house for decades. The new house owner thinks they may have been up there for fifty years or so. Everrything seems...
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    I was very relaxed. Don't mistake my shaking for...

    I was very relaxed. Don't mistake my shaking for nerves. That's nothing to do with it. And I'm usually unprotected as well (shorts, t-shirt and baseball hat). Only one queen had to be smoked out,...
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    three successes with matings, four queens total

    So out of four virgin queens, three successfully did their mating flights. Along with the remaining replacement queen I purchased, I now have four queens. They all look healthy, and the HBH recipe I...
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    Congrats, Seamus. Your success is encouraging to...

    Congrats, Seamus. Your success is encouraging to this new beek.:)
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    Hmm, finally found a page on essential oils that...

    Hmm, finally found a page on essential oils that say spearmint has less menthol in it than peppermint. Perhaps that's why it was chosen over peppermint.
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    Stangardener, just making sure you know, but you...

    Stangardener, just making sure you know, but you only use one tablespoon of the solution per gallon of actual feed (syrup).

    And for everyone else, do you think there's any difference using...
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    This is a mini mating nuc modeled after a styrene...

    This is a mini mating nuc modeled after a styrene hive that uses top bars. A regular frame with brood will not fit.

    I can't check the mini today to see if more bees stayed. The weather has turned...
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    Oh, and thanks for the info on the double queen...

    Oh, and thanks for the info on the double queen excluder. I'll definitely do that if it turns out the other virgin queens in the other hives mate successfully. :-)
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    I can't add sealed brood since the mating hive is...

    I can't add sealed brood since the mating hive is smaller than Langstroth equipment. It's modeled after a styrene mini mating hive which uses top bars.
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    They probably flew back to the other hives in the...

    They probably flew back to the other hives in the yard. The mating hive is at least a hundred feet away and sitting in a sheltered spot by the garage. I'm a back yard beekeeper. I don't have another...
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    I put her in on Saturday afternoon. She was...

    I put her in on Saturday afternoon. She was already emerged from her cell but still in the queen cage.

    The weather here is supposed to be good for several days and I didn't want her to miss her...
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    mating hive

    I put a spare virgin queen in a mating hive a few days ago with about 300 bees, but today I peeked in and there's may be only fifty bees. Do I take more bees from another hive or can she survive with...
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    I managed to keep one spare queen alive in a...

    I managed to keep one spare queen alive in a queen cage. The other virgin queen, the second that I saw running around in hive one, died. She was the slow one, so probably she was stung by the...
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    Continuing the saga of the dead queen and...

    Continuing the saga of the dead queen and succeeding disasters: I bought two new queens and split the hive so that one queen would go into a nuc. The primary hive seemed to accept the queen. Found...
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    Thank you. I was wondering because I recently...

    Thank you. I was wondering because I recently bought a few essential oils for making candy and the websites quoted a shelf life for some, but not for lemon grass or spearmint (if I recall correctly)....
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    HBH shelf life

    Hi, Brent. Does the HBH recipe have a shelf life? Does it go bad after a certain amount of time and need replacing?

    Karen
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    I'd love to check earlier, but I've got rain...

    I'd love to check earlier, but I've got rain predicted until next Monday. If I'm lucky, Friday might give me a small weather break, but it's 80% precipitation (thunderstorms).

    This is a bad...
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    two new queens

    Today the new queens arrived. Luckily, we have good weather today, the only good day for a week and the only good day for days to come.

    So I opened hive one and found queen cells and queen cells...
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    I ordered two queens from a local queen breeder....

    I ordered two queens from a local queen breeder. I figure better get two in case I screw up. I'll just re-create nuc three and maybe go into the winter with three hives after all. If I don't screw...
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    She was still crawling about near the entrance...

    She was still crawling about near the entrance this morning. I lifted the lid and put her inside, though I doubt it'll do much good. I thought she'd go in by herself, but no such luck. She's still...
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