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    Get a marking pen. Much easier.

    Get a marking pen. Much easier.
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    I have been told...

    <do bees work honeysuckle?>

    I have been told no. I have not seen any on honeysuckle either. Anybody else got any input?
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    Never have used one of those marking kits. I...

    Never have used one of those marking kits. I just bit the bullet and started picking them up from the start. I've killed one so far, sad thing it was a friends I was marking for him. Talk about...
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    When you find that you believe your favorite big...

    When you find that you believe your favorite big yellow queen looks better than your wife...
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    Water Displacement #40. Or at least that was...

    Water Displacement #40. Or at least that was something someone told me once. I remember trying it once, but no solid proof that it worked. I think the itching and swelling went away fast because I...
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    <<It isn't even warm enough to open the hives yet here. Nothing is blooming.>>

    <<I think ive got a couple of weeks to go before my first flow with the osr it is green buding but not flowering yet,...
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    Feeding bees is kind of an art. But not too...

    Feeding bees is kind of an art. But not too complicated if you understand the basics. The recipe to mix sugar water you mentioned above is a 1:1 ratio, good for comb building and brood rearing. ...
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    Cloud, Sourwood trees are s l o w to grow. I...

    Cloud,

    Sourwood trees are s l o w to grow. I read once one took 13 years to grow 2 1/2 feet. So, if your wanting to plant them for a honey crop, make sure your great grandchildren keep bees so...
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    <<How do you get a doctor to prescribe one if you have no history of severe allergy? >>

    I had no problem at all with my family physician prescribing me one. I simply told them I was a beekeeper...
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    Maybe a class action lawsuit is in order???

    Maybe a class action lawsuit is in order???
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    $1.50 per 5# bag at a local grocery.

    $1.50 per 5# bag at a local grocery.
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    You can design you very own business card using...

    You can design you very own business card using microsoft publisher, if you have that program on your pc. I went to the internet and copied pics of different bees, etc, and used on my cards.

    Good...
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    I wouldn't medicate a package of bees after...

    I wouldn't medicate a package of bees after installation. They will be fine. Besides, terramycin only masks afb/efb, it does not cure nor prevent it. I don't give fumidil unless I see signs the...
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    I use 10 in the brood chambers and 9 in honey...

    I use 10 in the brood chambers and 9 in honey supers.
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    The only thing more sad would to see someone...

    The only thing more sad would to see someone actually bid and pay.
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    iddea, We live fairly close to each other. ...

    iddea,

    We live fairly close to each other. How much do you charge for a removal?
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    paudi, Hi and welcome to the site. Hopefully...

    paudi,

    Hi and welcome to the site. Hopefully someone in YOUR area will read this post and answer you promptly with your question. Meanwhile, you really need to hear the answer from someone of...
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    I sell 1 lb containers of honey for $4.00 each...

    I sell 1 lb containers of honey for $4.00 each all day long with no problem. And I have sold some for $5.00 each.
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    I wouldn't worry about a few bees stinger, what...

    I wouldn't worry about a few bees stinger, what you are seeing is normal. They are just cleaning out the dead ones from inside. You're gonna lose bees year round.
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    That's not bad. I would'nt treat at all.

    That's not bad. I would'nt treat at all.
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    God help us, I hope their kidding....

    God help us, I hope their kidding....
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    I use an old wine cork. Works Great!

    I use an old wine cork. Works Great!
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    I was instructed it is recommended that you face...

    I was instructed it is recommended that you face your hives south east in dappled shade if possible. You take advantage of the morning sun and it protects the mouth of the hive from harsh northernly...
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    No pollen seen here as of yet. I did however see...

    No pollen seen here as of yet. I did however see some eggs in a frame when I checked a hive a couple weeks ago. Could'nt believe it, I guess the streak of warm winter weather got them going a...
  25. Thread: Bee flight

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    makes you wonder what their V-speeds are...

    makes you wonder what their V-speeds are...
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