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  1. Would you set up an apiary near a golf course?

    We have the opportunity to set up hives on 40 acres of land that is bordered on two sides by a golf course. There is an 18-hole course to the north and a 9-hole course to the south. To the east is...
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    Need opinions on queenless new hive

    On 4/29 I got my 2 packages and installed them in new medium size hive boxes with plastic foundation. Both queens were in cages with no candy, so I removed the corks and replaced with mini...
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    Re: Inspection time and I need help

    Ok, that looks scary! Help a new bee keeper out and tell me what that is.
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    Re: Morel mushrooms!

    It's supposed to reach 70 degrees in southern Iowa tomorrow, so I'll be poking around in the woods this weekend after I hive my packages. We are on the early side for morels here, but I hope to find...
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    Re: Upgrade successful!

    I've got a problem (most likely is user error) when trying to view the latest posts.

    I've got www.beesource.com saved as a bookmark. When on the home page from that URL, I click on "Recent Forum...
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    Re: Hive notes form??

    Here's a link to Mann Lake's free inspection sheet.

    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/newsletter/Hive-Inspection-Sheet.pdf
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    Re: Ice cream bucket as a feeder?

    Thanks for the feedback everybody. I'm going to give them a try.

    Do you suggest that I use a 1/16th in. drill bit and drill holes in the lid, probably in a circular pattern? About how many holes...
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    Ice cream bucket as a feeder?

    I'm a first-year beek and I'm thinking about all the ice cream buckets I have stored on the top shelf of my pantry. They are large, one gallon and one pint plastic buckets with lids. Anybody ever...
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    Hey there from Central Iowa!

    Just wanted to stop in and say hi to everybody! I live in central Iowa but will be keeping two colonies at our rural place 75 miles south of where we live. I had considered putting some hives in our...
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