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    Re: Mold in airlock any worries?

    +1 to using cheap vodka or star san in the airlock. Why risk losing a batch because you used water in the airlock?
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    Re: Check those prices before buying!

    Without trashing a particular retailer, which company are most people finding the most competive?
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    Re: Fall prep question

    Newb here, is a candy board frame just a small frame that just leaves room for winter dry feeding? Also for ventilation, can you just drill a top entrance in this or should you just do something to...
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    Re: How is the fall flow in your area?

    Apparantly the flow has been pretty good. My hive had been basically empty despite me feeding to keep them building (first year). I though all was lost because two weeks ago there was no honey and...
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    Re: Reaction to Bee Stings

    Thanks everyone for the inputs. I has suspected this as being minor but was a bit confused by the hot feeling and pain that occured hours after being stung. I have been stung probably 30 times from...
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    Reaction to Bee Stings

    So today I got stung. This was my second time. The first time was through gloves and i didn't get much venom. This time I got hit pretty good and it swelled up a little bit, but within an hour or...
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    Re: Not building comb... Why?

    Ha! I hear ya there, I live in Mass and to most in the state western Mass doesn't seem to include the actual western half of the state (Berkshire County).
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    Re: Thousands of bees, not an ounce of honey

    Ok glad to see it isn't just me. Mine would have absolutely no stores at all if i wasn't feeding them. I was hoping for some honey to show up so that they didn't have sugar water for reserves. I...
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    Re: Hive construction

    If you glue and screw your joints on the box I don't know why you would have any gap issues. Unless of you can operate a tape measure. I made my boxes with the simplest joint you can do and i have...
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    Re: What Flower is This?

    I'm thinking it is wild thyme, but when i google it i get mixed pics. If it is, anyone know how good of a source it is for nectar and pollen?
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    Re: Hive Growth Question

    I have a mannlake hivetop feeder and i can load it with about 3/4 of a gallon of 1:1 and they consume it in about three days.
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    Re: What Flower is This?

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    Hive Growth Question

    Hi all:

    I installed a four frame nuc at the end of June and while i know each area has its own variables, i was wondering if anyone could help me on understanding if the hive growth is lagging or...
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    What Flower is This?

    Can anyone tell me what flower this is? I looked on the internet and I could not find it. Everything I found was very similar, yet different (leaves, etc.). I tried loading the photo but i keep...
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    Re: building comb

    Godtar, i am a new beekeeper as well, but I have been seeing a lot of videos that show odd comb being built on plastic foundation. I am no pro but i think i have read that this happens less often on...
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    Re: mannlake?

    Oh yeah! And the season is coming, i can't wait. As for shipping costs, a lot of beekeeping items are heavy or bulky, which equals higher shipping costs. Quite frankly i'm surprised mannlake...
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    Re: mannlake?

    While I am very new to beekeeping, I have been buying from Mannlake a lot due to the free shipping. All my orders are always over 100. I have yet to receive anything that was poor quality. Boxes...
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    Re: Workers as pets?

    You lost me there. Why do you think it could help combat CCD?
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    Re: USPS dang IT!

    I haven't purchased any but betterbee.com has carniolan queens for $26.
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    What plant is that?
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    Re: Veils / Black Mesh

    I only notice the mesh for the first few seconds of putting the veil on. After that, it is like it isn't even there. Only thing that gets me is how well the jacket i have holds heat.
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    Re: Treating Japanese Beetles

    Thanks. I was searching for some more info and i found the below website. I like the idea of the repellent and trap plants. The nice thing about the once mentioned is that bees like some of them. ...
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    Treating Japanese Beetles

    Hi everyone:

    What can I treat the garden and blueberries with that will take of the Japanese beetles without killing my bees?

    Thanks in advance,
    Mike
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    Re: Ordering a super?

    I handmade my boxes and i thought that i built enough when i built two deeps and four mediums. Now I wish that i just quadrupled my lumber bill and just kept building and building.
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    This seems like the million dollar question. I started my hive a week ago with a nuc. In the first week with feeding it looks like they built up a couple frames, though I stopped pulling frames to...
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