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    Re: Two hives or one to start

    I have always looked at it this way. If you have just the one hive and something goes wrong it can really take the wind out of your sails with respect to your new hobby. Chances are you will get...
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    Re: Change to Kelley Ownership

    I have some wooden ware that was sold under the Little Giant brand name. I wonder if this will translate to more beekeeping supplies being offered at the farm supply chain stores? I bought the Little...
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    Re: Super light honey. Normal?

    The very light honey seems to be common around the midwest this year. I have the same thing here. The taste is very good though in my opinion.
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    Re: Beekeeping Supplies Chicago Area?

    Belmont Feed and Seed on Belmont Ave in Chicago (North side) carries a few items. There are also a few local sources of wooden ware sold by local Beekeepers in the Western and Far South suburbs. I...
  5. Thread: Drone comb

    by BigTee
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    Re: Drone comb

    I have the exact same situation. I was planning on freezing mine.
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    Re: Question on local Nuc's supplier

    Good point. The lack of communication is always a bad thing. It appears the locally bred queens in Northern Illinois are just becoming available this week from what I have been told. Unless you are...
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    Re: Broke-T Honey and Queens make the TV news.

    Keep up the great work. Thank you for sharing.
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    Re: Netflix Bee Documentary - "More Than Honey"

    Great documentary. Thanks for the tip! I took advantage of the Netflix 30 day free trial in order to watch it.
  9. Thread: Feral Robbers

    by BigTee
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    Re: Feral Robbers

    Thank you. These look just like the gray banded ones I see. Perhaps the solid black looking one are the older workers.
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    Re: Feral Robbers

    I often see bees that are much smaller than my Italians. Some are solid black and some have very dark gray bands (when you look really close). I have not seen them rob at all yet. I have seen them...
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    Hello from Chicagoland

    With the exception of helping a family friend beekeeper as a child many years ago, I am new. My plan is to start a few hives next spring (after learning all I can in the mean time). I am reading a...
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