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    Re: Town Considering Banning Beekeeping

    Our Area Planning was considering the same thing a couple of years ago. I got busy collecting information from the internet, Ordinances from bee friendly communitees, best practices from I believe...
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    Re: Add the cost of bottle and labels?

    Thanks for the info everyone. As always I appreciate it. Good to hear from you Mark, I haven't been on here much this year.

    Blueline
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    Add the cost of bottle and labels?

    I have read the posts discussing price per pound that you all sell your honey for, but does that include the price of bottles and labels, or do you add the cost of packaging to the final price?
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    Cut comb question??

    I have seen several members on this forum post that they do not use queen excluders, and in the same or seperate posts say they do cut comb. When producing cut comb, how do you keep the queen from...
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    Re: Viable brood???????

    Thanks for the advice guy's. I did read the info on bush's web site and may give that a try.

    Blueline
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    Viable brood???????

    I have one hive that is from a swarm I caught last year and they have always been on the aggressive side. This year they are so aggressive they are just unworkable. They do have brood in all stages,...
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    Re: good bee ordinace

    I recently fought our Area Planning Department on their poor idea of a bee ordinance and got them to drop the whole idea of any controls on beekeeping. I kept all of the information that I and others...
  8. Re: Name One Important Lesson You Learned in Last Year

    I learned that although swarms tend to be very non-aggresive, that changes (A LOT) after the property owner burns oily rags under the swarm, sprays them repeatedly with the garden hose, and hits them...
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    Re: Pima County Zoning Enforcement hassel

    I recently went thru something similar, when our Area Planning decided to pass an ordinance on beekeeping without any input from beekeepers, or even looking at ordinances from other areas. We got it...
  10. Re: zoning board presentation, Urban photos needed

    Thanks for all of the info. I have left voicemail for the state apiarist and for the head of the honeybee program at Purdue University. I planned on contacting Steve from the Sugar Creek Bee Club...
  11. zoning board presentation, Urban photos needed

    As you may have read in a post several days ago, Vigo county, Indiana is looking at revamping their zoning laws. Included in this revamping is an ordinance dealing with beekeeping. If passed as it is...
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    Re: Heads-Up for Vigo County Indiana

    I spoke with the executive director of the Vigo county Area planning Department today and he substantiated what Sarge had to say about changes to the zoning ordinance. However, currently bees may...
  13. Thread: Bear Hunting

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    Re: Bear Hunting

    Okay guy's I just have to tell this bear story here. Let me begin by saying that we have no bears and therefore no bear season in Indiana, but 2 years ago when my grandson was 10 yrs. old I had taken...
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    Re: David Burns queens

    I have bought several queens from David and I have been very pleased with them. David and his wife Sheri are great people, and are both very dedicated to educating new beekeepers. They also have some...
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    powdered sugar treatment

    I have read that it is not advisable to use the store bought powdered sugar for varroa treatment because it contains starch. I have a pretty heavyduty blender, but when using it to make powdered...
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    Re: Mucho bees in the wall...

    Just a thought...You can get an AC/DC power inverter to run your bee vac off of your vehicle for about a hundred bucks. Probably a lot cheaper than a gas generator.

    Blueline
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    Re: Does Soy Beans Make Good Honey????

    Roundup ready plants have been genetically modified so that they can be sprayed with roundup at any time during the growing season. Any and all plants, weed or otherwise growing in that field will be...
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    Re: Paint in a bottle.

    Our local walmart has the "testers" in a bottle. I would think just about anywhere that sales the model planes and car kits would have them.

    Blueline
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    Re: Pineapple Oil??

    As the ad says "lip balm accessories" I would think it is essential oil for flavoring home-made lip balm.

    Blueline
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    No room for the queen?

    I have 10 hives and 9 out of the 10 have no eggs or larvae (some capped brood) and I have not spotted the queen in any of the 9 hives. All 9 are packing necter in virtually every available cell. I...
  21. Thread: clueless!!!!

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    Re: clueless!!!!

    Thanks everyone, I was ready to combine this hive with another, but I think I will give them another week or two. I did add a second deep and moved a couple of frames up and replaced them with new...
  22. Thread: clueless!!!!

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    clueless!!!!

    I started a thread a few days ago about one of my hives that I could not find the queen, no brood, and all the frames were pretty much filled with nectar/syrup. Due to work and weather I had not been...
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    Re: Queenless hive

    Thanks for responding Mike. The other 4 frames are in different stages of being drawn and again what has been drawn is being filled with nectar/syrup. I know there will be SOME room on these frames...
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    Queenless hive

    Just found that one of my hives is queenless, and has virtually no brood (capped or uncapped) and all of the cells look to have nectar/syrup in them. This hive was started from a package in April and...
  25. Thread: todays cutout

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    todays cutout

    Done my first cutout today in the wall of an old grain bin. I thought this was going to be a monster hive, but it turned out to be two seperate colonies in the same wall section, one about 3 feet...
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