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    Poll: nine frames if permacomb, 10 if drawn wax...

    nine frames if permacomb, 10 if drawn wax foundation...
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    Boris, are you applying the sunflower oil inside...

    Boris, are you applying the sunflower oil inside or outside of your boxes..? I see your hives are painted different colors in the pics you shared, are you painting hives after applying sunflower oil...
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    Sundance....

    hey Sundance, please check your PM, i've been trying to get in touch with you for over two weeks...thanks.Kevin M
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    Jean-Marc i tend to like the patties as well. On...

    Jean-Marc i tend to like the patties as well. On rainy days when their cooped up they can keep working on the patties.Since it's to wet to fly on rainy days and search out pollen this gives the hive...
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    I guess marking the queens are harmless if you...

    I guess marking the queens are harmless if you have them living 4 yrs. MB..:)
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    Thanks for posting those Crocus links Walliebee,...

    Thanks for posting those Crocus links Walliebee, look like fair prices.. Has anyone observed a certain color as a bee's favorite, or is this irrevelent..?
    One more question, i have lots of moles...
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    Just wondering,i'm thinking the paint used to...

    Just wondering,i'm thinking the paint used to mark queens may not be so healthy for them. Maybe toxic,opinions..? Do most used a water base or oil base paint.? Are queens sometimes marked with...
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    Thanks everyone, i'll be looking for some good...

    Thanks everyone, i'll be looking for some good deals on crocous bulbs this coming late fall, when retailers want to get rid of stock.I know i could never plant enough to sustain a hive,let alone...
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    Do Crocus's Offer Early Spring Pollen..?

    I know my girls aren't interested in Daffodil's and I don't have any crocus's in my yard. Are crocus's a good early spring source of pollen for honeybees..? Thanks
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    Kimery Full Beesuit

    When i first started beekeeping i bought a full beesuit with a zippered veil. I need a new one, but can't recall with bee supplier i bought it from.My question, does anyone know who sells the Kimery...
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    Arjay, i live on eastern long island,ny and last...

    Arjay, i live on eastern long island,ny and last winter on really nice days i saw a few bees bringing in pollen. I'm sure nothing was blooming at the time. I think i read somewhere bees will find and...
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    Is it true that flowers/plants retain some pollen...

    Is it true that flowers/plants retain some pollen long after they've died from a frost..? I'm wondering because it sees awful early for pollen in NJ.Could those NJ bees be collecting pollen from dead...
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    Happy Thanksgiving all...Lots of good advice and...

    Happy Thanksgiving all...Lots of good advice and thoughts given in this thread...I'm grateful for Beesource, i can walk ,talk and work...and live in our troubled, but great land.... I'm saying a...
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    I used a Hipps swarm catcher this past spring,...

    I used a Hipps swarm catcher this past spring, and caught two small after swarms. Having been a house painter for 25 yrs and a pretty big guy, i'd advise you to be careful Chef trying to catch a...
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    It may well be that a some point well all have to...

    It may well be that a some point well all have to deal with the AHB. However, i think bugmans on an ego trip.
    I really don't believe he's concerned about the future of honeybees, european or...
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    Tecumseh, it is kinda ironic, me being concerned...

    Tecumseh, it is kinda ironic, me being concerned about seeing no drones since early summer, and you having more than you want...I just don't know what to make of it.My first yr(last yr) i had plenty...
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    Started this past spring with one overwintered...

    Started this past spring with one overwintered hive.Going into this winter with four hives, all from original hive.
    Lost a huge swarm this spring, caught two small after swarms, which i combined...
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    I haven't seen a drone in my 4 hives since early...

    I haven't seen a drone in my 4 hives since early summer..! Someone suggested it my be due to a lack of pollen/protein..It made me a little concerned, but the hives seem healthy. Still, i'd feel...
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    I'm not one for goverment intevention. However,...

    I'm not one for goverment intevention. However, in this situation,if Sara Lee can't see fit to do the right thing, big brother should step up and hammer them with fines and regulate the renegades..!
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    I hope CCD is not taking off in Fla. again..! If...

    I hope CCD is not taking off in Fla. again..! If they can find a way to inoculate honeybees for CCD, how in the world will they cover all the hives out there..!?
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    Thanks for that e-mail address WVBeek. I'll be...

    Thanks for that e-mail address WVBeek. I'll be sending
    Jerry Hayes an e-mail shorty bringing this whack job in his state to his attention again...
  22. Bugman, you are one twisted dude....one day your...

    Bugman, you are one twisted dude....one day your going to push the wrong persons buttons and get hurt. I think its a shame how you keep bringing up your kids, like it makes this nonsense all...
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    My bees are still taking syrup and the hives are...

    My bees are still taking syrup and the hives are weighing pretty heavy now. There lots of goldenrod blooming, but little necter, we haven't had rain in a couple weeks.Lots of pollen coming in, theres...
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    Bugman, speaking for myself, i don't hate you,...

    Bugman, speaking for myself, i don't hate you, and its a good thing that your involved in community service.
    You did say, you have beek willing to come pick up your AHB from Oregon, thus spreading...
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    Your right Jim, about backpeddling, sure sounds...

    Your right Jim, about backpeddling, sure sounds like bugman wants to back track fast.I think its bit late for that.I don't like the idea of AHB being spread around the country by humans one bit.This...
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