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    Re: Our first honey!

    Same here! got my first bit this year too. 12 pints out of 7 medium frames. looking forward to next year!
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    Re: Vid of drone pile+ hives.

    Wow, no ants or yellow jackets to cart away the bodies?
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    Re: Labor Day Weekend Cut-Out - Part 1

    Thanks for sharing, that is really cool.
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    Re: Shelter & insulation

    Nice set up mgolden!
  5. What I learned from my first extraction.

    Even though you put the frames of honey in an enclosed car, to warm them up for a few hours, the honey can still be stubborn.


    The heated capping knife worked fine.


    Had some dark honey in...
  6. Re: Did feeding/cost of feeding discourage you?

    No, compared to horses, bees are cheap!
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    Re: How do you follow a "bee line" ?

    I did see some pics of bees with RIFD chips glued to them, or it may have been RFID chips.

    This I would like to do! How would one anaesthetize a bee? In the crazy tech-world we live in (just for...
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    Re: New Canadian bee keeper

    Cool way to start! welcome!
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    Re: How do you follow a "bee line" ?

    Hey Rader, Thanks, that is an excellent article, learned a LOT.
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    Re: How do you follow a "bee line" ?

    Hey Lazy Shooter, I was thinking of that, heard that somewhere also, but those liitle suckers are so darn hard to see :-)
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    Re: Newbee to Bees

    Yes, welcome! Tons and tons of great info here
  12. Re: Why does one hive beard and other not

    Mine do the same thing. I have three hives. One colony is always out on the porch, hanging around, a second colony is out on the porch very little, and the third are never hanging out on the porch,...
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    How do you follow a "bee line" ?

    A ton of bees like one particular horse trough of mine. Some of the bees are mine, i see them leave the trough and head for my apiary, but there are two other 'sets' of bees. Some head south east...
  14. Re: Questions from new beekeeper- Comments welcome! (Pics included)

    Wonder if you did not feed enough. I fed my two pkgs, and nuc that I put in a deep, a LOT!
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    Re: Solid Bottom Board

    I have 3 hives, two have Screened BB's and one has a Solid BB. I've discovered that the bees drop a TON of pollen, that they then cannot retrieve through the screened BB. Also, I have discovered...
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    Re: Washboarding

    Thanks for the video, really cool.
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    Re: Yellow jacket hanging around hive

    The yellow jackets are hanging around my hives also, but are just above the ground in front of the hives, chowing down on what they find there. Once in a while a stray tries to get into a hive, but...
  18. Re: Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    Wow, you are full of great ideas! Thanks for sharing, gives me a lot of food for thought.
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    Re: Trying my first trap out

    I will have to do some research on trapouts. Met some people that live close by, they have a bee tree, and would like the bees removed. Guess they have called a few keepers around here, but no one...
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    Re: Hornets killing my bees

    Beemartin, I did that for wax moths, attracted some yellow jackets, and, to my surprise honey bees, so I took it down. It was about 4 a 5 feet away and 6 feet up in the air.
  21. Re: cleaning out shed- found old wiring table and embedder

    Those are so cool!
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    Re: Please help dont know what to do.

    That is so strange, it has been HOT here, and my bees have not bearded like that picture. They hang out on the porch at night, but not to that extent.
  23. Re: What is this slot used for in this frame?

    You pop off that piece of wood, then put your foundation, popsicle sticks, under it, then nail it back on again.
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    Re: First Harvest.

    Oh I am so envious :-) I believe My bees have made enough to harvest a little bit this year too, but I wont be able to do anything till the middle of August.
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    Re: Where to start in Bee Keeping?

    This is a good place to start! And look online at bee keeping catalogs, blogs, and you tube. I learned a TON on youtube. In the beginning it takes some time, but not hours a day time. One thing...
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