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    Re: Why do beekeepers argue so much?

    Well I think one thing I always try to remember when on a forum is that it is a lot easier to say what you think when the other people aren't staring you in the face ready to debate you. Plus we...
  2. Thread: No sugar starts

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    Re: No sugar starts

    I guess maybe that's what I'm wondering. Whether or not the wax they use from sugar syrup to build with is just as good as using nectar. I know there is debate about the health of a honey bee from...
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    Re: No sugar starts

    I fed sugar syrup myself when I started my hives a few years back as well. Looking at things with a questioning attitude towards problems and colony health, just questioning my own practices and...
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    No sugar starts

    Anybody ever start new packages without feeding sugar syrup and forcing the bees to fend for themselves. The idea behind it may be so that the bees would have comb built from "natural" sources....
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    Re: Beekeeping confession looking for help

    Ok thanks Americasbeekeeper!
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    Re: Beekeeping confession looking for help

    Well I assumed wax moth because there was a few live adult moths sitting around. The larvae and cacoons were laid out side by side on top of the frames and then there were some end to end along the...
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    Beekeeping confession looking for help

    Well first off I admit to being a bad beekeeper by not having my honey supers off yet. I've had two hives since the spring of 2010. So still very much learning and goin at it alone. Late August I had...
  8. Re: Hackler Honey Punch for first year optomistic Beek?

    Had to google to see what it was. Dont know nothing about it but my search found the following links, didnt read it thru to end though.

    http://www.plastools.com/honey_punch.htm
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    killer bee documentary

    Thumbing through the directv guide and seen a documentary coming on tonight (2/7/2012) at 8pm CST on the Science Channel. 284 for me. Not condemning or promoting it, just passing it on! Title is...
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    Re: Trends in beekeeping.

    I often hear of beekeeping being another aspect of agriculture. I can understand that connection but dont believe it to be fair. I think it to be more appropriate to say that beekeeping is FORCED to...
  11. Removing established ferral colony, comb and all

    Okay I know this kind of stuff gets covered pretty good on here but its different when it comes time to do it yourself. A friend has honey bees established in a pine tree right outside bedroom...
  12. Re: How clean do honey frames have to be to use them next year?

    You can also sit them right back on the hive where you took them off, under the top covers and all and they get cleaned up real well.
  13. Thread: Allergy Question

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    Re: Allergy Question

    It took me a few stings before I managed to overide the intitial desire to pinch the stinger out of my skin, which just in case you didnt know, pushes the rest of the venom out of the sac and into...
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    Purple Martins and Honey Bees

    Do Purple Martins and honeybees mix. I had considered putting out a martin house this past spring but feared that my hives would be like a feeder for them. Does anybody have both with no problems....
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    Feeding sugar syrup

    Will the bees store sugar syrup in the honey supers where it can be turned around and extracted back out. I guess what I am asking is can feeding syrup affect your honey. Cause Im thinking that any...
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    Dark colored honey

    I extracted a super today that had mixtures of light and dark honeys. What is the best way to determine what the source is of the dark honey. I was afraid the honey was gonna taste strong but it...
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    Re: Found a bumble bee nest. Now what?

    Well I chose to leave them bee for now! I dont go thru there everyday anyway but I didnt have children floating through there either though!!!!
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    Re: Found a bumble bee nest. Now what?

    Well this is the very same reason I just logged in, which was to look for advice on bumble bees! My barn door has a whole in the concrete sill plate just big enough to be an entrance to what seems to...
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    First bee extraction a success so far

    Work colleague had a tree knocked over during storm as to where he found that it had honey bees in it that he didnt know was there and said they were mine for the taking. The colony was now obviously...
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    Re: Year round pallets

    Thanks rustyhawk, that does look good. Looks like you set it up to be able to still stick a sticky sheet in?
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    Are Italian Bees the most favored bees still

    Just from reading magazines and books it seems that you would want Italians but ads in the magazines advertise so many options. Being in the early years of what hopefully expands in my beekeeping...
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    Commercial Bee Type

    Just curious what type of bees a commercial guy preferrs. Is there one more suitable for a commercial pollinator and one more suitable for a commercial honey producer or a best of both worlds.
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    Re: Bees clustered under screened btm brd

    Well Id like to say she wasnt in the cluster but I cant say for sure. They were all cleaned up and gone the next day. I assumed they all made it back in. Everything looked fine inside!!
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    Re: Year round pallets

    Thanks hpm, Ive ben running plans through my head about yards, moving hives, ........ And planned on building up on pallets as I went but then it crossed my mind whether or not it was better a...
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    Re: Anyone use frame spacers?

    Somebody else probably knows better than I but I think frame spacers are for honey supers to get fuller frames. I think also that your not suppose to use them on foundation that isnt drawn out yet,...
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