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    Re: Is there anywhere I can still order bees?

    Brushy Mountain Bee Farm has packages still available for pick up on May 27 if your up for a drive :-)
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    Re: Inspection Question

    I waited two weeks after I removed the queen cages, all I looked for was eggs then I closed the hives back up. One week after that there was a nice seventh five degree day with no wind. I used that...
  3. Thread: Beesource App

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    Beesource App

    I am far from a computer guy, but is there ever going to be a Beesource App for the iPhone?
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    Re: Hive Top Feeder/Killer

    I pulled the hive top feeders off yesterday and replaced them with pail feeders. I'm going to add screen or mesh to the floats. I really like the feeder that Rex built with the pollen patty shelf,...
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    Hive Top Feeder/Killer

    I installed Brushy Mountain hive top feeders two weeks ago on both my hives. I was alittle pissed when I opened the hives up today to find 150-200 bees floating in both feeders :eek: . The feeders do...
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    Re: What start-up equipment to buy?

    I went through the same thing this past fall when I ordered my equipment. I purchased the bulk of my equipment from Brushy Mountain because their website shows if item is in or out of stock. Also if...
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    Re: Busy Bees Apiaries Package Delay

    I picked up two packages from them on 3/19 and installed the on 3/20, they are doing very well. It appears they are making an effort to keep their customers informed by sending the email updates. The...
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    Hive top Feeder Question

    I installed packaged bees into brand new hives a week and a half ago. I've been using a pale feeders over the inner cover but I would like to switch to the hive top feeders. They are taking down two...
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    Did I need to find the queen?

    Today was the fifth day since I installed my packages. I removed the queen cages from both hives(she had been released), filled the feeders, and closed them back up. Should I have checked each frame...
  10. Thread: Bad Weather

    by JeffG
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    Re: Bad Weather

    Thats the plan, but I had go with what I had at the time.:D

    If the wind blew hard enough the tops would just come off cause bungee cords stretch.
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    Re: How long AFB spores in a deserted bee yard?

    I was just putting the info on cleaning up equipment out there.
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    Re: How long AFB spores in a deserted bee yard?

    "In the spore form, the bacteria can survive for more than 40 years in honey and beekeeping equipment."

    Check this out this link on Irradiation
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  13. Thread: Bad Weather

    by JeffG
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    Re: Bad Weather

    Thanks everyone! I do have three foot high fence around the hives to keep my dogs away. I put a tarp over the fence infront of the hives to break the wind. I will put a shim under one side of the...
  14. Thread: Bad Weather

    by JeffG
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    Bad Weather

    This is my first year beekeeping. I installed my packages on sunday 3/21, and today winter has returned with a dusting of snow and temps in the 30's. Since they are new packages I have the screened...
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    Re: Thank You Everyone!

    Stonefly7, the geen fence is just to keep my three curious dogs away. alpha6, the upper deep is just sitting on the inner cover, hiding the feeder pail. Winds gusted to 30 plus overnight. Im almost...
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    Thank You Everyone!

    I picked up my packages on Saturday night and installed them on Sunday with zero problems!

    http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Jeffrey3854/Honey%20Bees/HoneyBees461.jpg...
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    Sticky: Re: Face to the Name, R U up to it?

    http://www.robinsonoutdoors.com/gallery/14/media/160/jeffrey-giannini.html
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