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    I was able to check my hives for the first time...

    I was able to check my hives for the first time this winter. Out of 25 hives here at home, I lost 10. they all had honey and did not starve. Practically no mites were found in the fall.
    Last...
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    I have them fall in my sugar water bucket while...

    I have them fall in my sugar water bucket while filling feeders all the time. I alway take them out with my fingers and have never had one come back at me or sting me as I helped it out. By that...
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    Yes, I plan on it. Going to do my best but have...

    Yes, I plan on it. Going to do my best but have never done it before. And thanks for correcting the spelling of the cordovan.
    Bill
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    Ross, how then do people change all there frames...

    Ross, how then do people change all there frames and rotate them?

    My plan was to remove eggs from a breeder queen on a regular basis but you make it sound difficult to do. Maybe I should just...
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    It is interesting to read how each person handles...

    It is interesting to read how each person handles there bees. I like to use a vail, but I hate to use a suit. In fact, I will not wair a suit period. I do sometimes use gloves but many times I...
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    I just made one yesterday. I made it 2 frames...

    I just made one yesterday. I made it 2 frames deep and 4 frames high. That way, I can put in 8 medium frames which should be enough to keep it going. My main reason for doing this is because I...
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    Mediums for sure

    Mediums for sure
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    I can get 4# bags cheaper per pound than either...

    I can get 4# bags cheaper per pound than either 10# bags or 25# bags. It is 1.49 per bag here at ourlocal supermarket.

    I am feeding about 40lbs per day right now.
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    I got very nice comb honey this year just by...

    I got very nice comb honey this year just by putting in starter strips in regular frames. They drew it out beautifully and all I had to do was cut out the squares.
    Bill
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    I was just now informed that my next door...

    I was just now informed that my next door neighbor has been trying to feed her humming birds and my bees completely clog her feeder.

    Help!! what can I do, they are over there by the thousands!...
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    I just tried to download it and it seemed like it...

    I just tried to download it and it seemed like it was downloading but then where was it when done? I can'f find it.
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    I have 5 acres of treefoil and it blooms all...

    I have 5 acres of treefoil and it blooms all threw June, July and first part of August. My bees will hardly work anything else when it is blooming. I do have a large patch of buckwheat growing at...
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    Well folks, tonight is the firs time I have...

    Well folks, tonight is the firs time I have looked at this part of beesourse. I think I would like to try this but really don't have any idea where to get a fogger, or for that matter, the...
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    I was stung multiple times when I stumbled on a...

    I was stung multiple times when I stumbled on a bumble bee nest in the barn. One walked up my arm and stung me over and over again while I was trying to keep a whole swarm of them off my face. It...
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    Well, I have a hot hive and wanted to mow around...

    Well, I have a hot hive and wanted to mow around it. I had just gotten a new 0 radius mower and was not real used to it. I thought I'd run by that hive rather quickly so as not to disturb them too...
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    I had left the fogger in the hole to let it cool...

    I had left the fogger in the hole to let it cool down and not let any fog out. I just removed it. It was plugged with the cristials so I dont' think all that much got inside although I did see some...
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    I just went to town and purchaced all I needed to...

    I just went to town and purchaced all I needed to vaporize the oxalic acid and just now put it in one of my hives. I have never done this before so not sure I did it right.
    What I did was drill a...
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    I just went to town and purchaced all I needed to...

    I just went to town and purchaced all I needed to vaporize the oxalic acid and just now put it in one of my hives. I have never done this before so not sure I did it right.
    What I did was drill a...
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    Well friends, this thing does work, you just have...

    Well friends, this thing does work, you just have to log in differently. First, you have to log into the hive chat area. Then you have to type your name and password, then you e mail address. I...
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    I have caught several swarms this year and never...

    I have caught several swarms this year and never requeen unless after some time I see she is not good. Most of the time they are excelent queens.

    The only thing I do sometimes is dump them...
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    Iddee, you have to lay a hamer beside your...

    Iddee, you have to lay a hamer beside your puter! It will behave then!!
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    should never fix anything that ain't broke!!!!

    should never fix anything that ain't broke!!!!
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    I can't get in and it looks way slower to me . ...

    I can't get in and it looks way slower to me . And not only that, who cares about english beekeeping whe all I want to do is chat with my buddies.
  24. I just lost 3 cages virgin queens myself. They...

    I just lost 3 cages virgin queens myself. They were my first attemp to raise my own queens. I did not know that I needed to put food in for them because I have never read that before, but now...
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    The new queen sure don't look like a virgin to...

    The new queen sure don't look like a virgin to me. she is nice a long and looks large enough to me to be laying already. I could be wrong, but that is the way it looks to me.
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