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    Re: SBB or solid in SE

    I usually close my SBB as soon as the lows get into the 40s......but this spring I discovered that two of them I forgot to put in the bottom.....they survived. they also have upper entrances so I...
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    Re: Bee Escape: Robbing

    I bought some bee escapes from brushy mnt this year but they didnt work for me.....it only took my girls 30 mins to figure out how to get back in!
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    Re: Don the Fat Bee Man Brain Storming..

    Maybee......but many would! I have not tryed either but they are allowed under the best "organic" standards I have found here http://www.naturallygrown.org/programs/apiary-standards
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    37888 Washburn TN. 6-8 lbs swarm, landed on 3 foot tall apple tree and nearly doubled it over! my best queen, should have known she was ready to swarm, she is 3 years old this year. made 4 splits...
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    Re: Lawn maintanence around hive?

    I am planting wildflowers in front of my hives this year, not because I couldnt mow in front of them last year, just because I dont like mowing;)
    I have seen hives setting in grass neck deep but...
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    Re: Medium super dimensions?

    AKA illinois super:scratch:
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    Re: Jar-O-Pack by Fat Bee Man?

    thats a good idea on how to speed things up vance!
    I even considered feeding them syrup while they are drawing comb in the jars, then set the jars out so they would rob out all of the sugar syrup. ...
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    Re: Jar-O-Pack by Fat Bee Man?

    I found a pic on the web!
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    Re: Jar-O-Pack by Fat Bee Man?

    yeah a wide mouth quart jar.
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    Re: Jar-O-Pack by Fat Bee Man?

    I tried it last year on a few hives that were 3 mediums full july-aug, but they didnt draw more than a little burr comb in the jars.......this year I am going to try a little earlyer and put the jars...
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    Re: Thoughts on "Healing Tea for Honeybees" ?

    I drink a very similar tea all the time, it puts me to sleep like some kind of potion! Never gave any to my bees though, but I was very intrigued by how similar hauks recipe is to sleepy time sinus...
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    Re: Getting feral bees from downed log

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words so here is the how to:-)
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    I cant find the photos with the chainsaw or the rubberbands for putting the comb in frames but thats pretty...
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    Re: Is treatment free possible for a newbie

    I tried treatment free my first year, both hives died. I tried powdered sugar dusting and feeding sugar syrup my second year, 4 hives dead. I tried feeding sugar syrup with HBH and sugar dusting my...
  14. Thread: Compost Toilets

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    Re: Compost Toilets

    we are so excited to be moving there......it will be a big transition!!! our bees will be moving there this spring. then we will be starting our earthship style honey house, hopefully in 6 to 8...
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    Re: Compost Toilets

    We recently purchased a lifetime lease in the Hogskin Valley Landowners Association, wich is part of Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center (NarrowRidge.org). It is a sustainable living community,...
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    Re: Interesting opportunity!

    I told them I was out of honey(I know pretty dumb even replying)
    and I got this reply
    "Thanks for the reply to my order request. It will be a heart break if you could not supply me honey for my...
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    Re: Interesting oppurtunity!

    Must have got our emails from beesource!
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    Re: wintering varroa mites

    that video gives me the heebyJeebys!
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    Re: How old is the oldest hive in your yard.

    How much you want for a split off of that hive!?
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    Re: Mead not clearing question

    Well said nursebee, my wife says my brew room looks like a mad scientist! I only have 9 carboys setting around.
    Bsweet is right to some yeast can leave some nasty flavors when to warm, my favorite...
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    Re: Mead not clearing question

    every time I make the ancient orange mead it acts a little different.......I think it makes a difference what moon phase you make it in.
    it might be taking longer to finish because it is cool, meads...
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    Re: Are small cell bees for available?

    The Fat Bee man sells bees that are already regressed to 4.9
    his website is dixiebeesupply.com
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    Re: Heat from Compost

    roger you should try to explain composting to city folk.....you would be amazed how many of us city folk long for a deeper connection with our environment. and in these hard economic times you would...
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    Re: Heat from Compost

    its great to see a thread like this on a bee forum! I just recently purchased a lease on an organic land trust, everybody there uses solar panels and composting toilets. My dads wood shop uses...
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    Re: Which magazine???

    I had both my first 3 years. This year I let bee culture slip because I wasn't reading every article, I still can't wait to read abj front to back every month.
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