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    Re: Winter care of a solar fence?

    Hi, Adrian!

    I have used solar fencing on two central Minnesota yards for several years and haven't had a problem with leaving them hooked up and on over the winter.

    In my original response I...
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    Re: How to lower moisture content

    Here are some photos of my 'drying hut'. Since these photos were taken, I have added more bracing for stability and have started hanging the fan from the ceiling to improve air flow. There is also...
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    Re: Hello from Twin Cities, MN

    Welcome, Perry!

    Joining the MHBA is a good idea. There is a member list that gets published annually. You should be able to find a local mentor on that list. Also, check out Minnesota Grown and...
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    Re: one to one recipes

    I've used this chart for a few years:

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  5. Thread: New in MN

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    Re: New in MN

    Yup. Overwintering is tough. You'll want to keep an eye out for bear as well. I have several yards just North of there that were wiped out by a sow and two cubs in 2012. I added a solar fencer...
  6. Thread: New in MN

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    Re: New in MN

    Welcome to BeeSource!

    Your bees should do well on Little Twin. There are several beekeepers within a mile or two of that lake and the bees seem happy!
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    Re: A Colony that Outperforms others

    Mark,
    I'm sure that drift was a factor in this situation. It may be that the package next to it didn't feel all that strongly about the queen that was included. This was one of those yards that...
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    Re: A Colony that Outperforms others

    Kidbeeyoz,

    Like this?

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    In this yard, the tall colony built up early and quickly, the next colony over never did do very well and the other two just chugged along and did fine. All...
  9. Re: Would you set up an apiary near a golf course?

    I have two colonies set up across a road from a par-3. The bees do well and are strong honey producers.
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    Re: Hello From New London, MN

    Hi, Kerry!

    Welcome to Beesource!
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    Re: Been lurking a while from MN

    Welcome!
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    Re: But where do you PUT them all...?

    CMoore,
    It's all yours! I designed it with the free Avery DesignPro software: http://www.avery.com/avery/en_us/Templates-%26-Software/Avery-DesignPro-for-PC.htm

    I use DesignPro for my labels as...
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    Re: Hi from Southwest MN

    Welcome to beesource, rdbyam!
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    Re: But where do you PUT them all...?

    Mark, I do get many calls. Only a few turn out to be spots that I can practically and safely use. Access issues and residential yards are the most common showstoppers. It's always hard to say...
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    Re: But where do you PUT them all...?

    I post these on community bulletin boards in local grocery stores. Not only have they worked to find new yards, but they've helped bring in new customers as well.

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  16. Thread: Tiny hive name

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    Re: Tiny hive name

    BeeGora,
    No. Just... No.
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    Re: Honey Bucket Hot Box

    Mark,
    I just converted an old fridge to a honey warmer. I know that your enclosure will probably be different but, this thermostat has been working well for me over the last few months:
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    Re: More than honey

    Beesohappy,
    I found that my older LG Blue-Ray player did not show subtitles for some Netflix movies - including this one. My computers and the kids' Wii shows the subtitles without a problem.
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    Re: Hello from the IceBox of the nation

    Welcome to BeeSource, McBee7!

    Keeping bees in Minnesota is both rewarding and challenging. BeeSource is a great resource.
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    Re: More than honey

    I've watched it twice in the last week. That opening scene is wonderful! I'm still struggling with how the producers jump back and forth from the bucolic beekeeper in Switzerland to the commercial...
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    Re: Minnesota Folks

    I'm over an hour away as well. As Adrian pointed out, the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association is an excellent resource as well as a great group of people. The U of M beekeeping short course is...
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    Re: Mike - the new guy from Mankato

    Welcome, Mike!

    I grew up in New Ulm.

    Beesource is a wonderful resource! Feel free to holler if I can help.
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    Re: A honey warmer - finally.

    Thanks! The credit goes to Beesource members who have done this before. I simply followed their examples.

    Not to worry about the beer... The new fridge is larger so it holds more bottles and...
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    Re: cleaning up after wax moths

    I toss the affected frames into a freezer for a couple of days. If the frame has more good comb than bad, I simply use a bee brush to get the loose junk off and give it back to the bees. They do a...
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    A honey warmer - finally.

    After remodeling our home 7 years ago, this fridge / freezer combo was sent to the garage. It served us well as a beer fridge until the compressor quit 3 years ago.
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    This Fall, I finally got...
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