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    pulling supers from top entrance hives

    I was wondering what the best way is to pull honey supers off from hives which are top entranced. I used some bee quick but they didn't seem to really want to go...do I need to leave it a long while...
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    Parsons Gold Apiaries

    Has anyone ever ordered from Parsons GOld?
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    thanks guys

    thanks guys
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    Position of colony for winter

    I am currently running three medium hive bodies and the queen has a great pattern throughout two of the boxes and starting a great run at the third...my question is do I need to do anything with...
  5. Thread: Chat Room

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    I've had the dangest time getting in to the...

    I've had the dangest time getting in to the chat...don't know if it i smy server or what the cause is but if someone could help me I'd appreciate it.
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    I'm with river on this one....don't get caught.

    I'm with river on this one....don't get caught.
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    I have read a lot of negatives on vacuuming and...

    I have read a lot of negatives on vacuuming and would prefer to do as you all say and slowly remove the comb. The second hive won't be as easy because I cannot even see the comb. This one my buddy...
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    Feral Colony under house

    Hey all I have a colony of bees that have been living in an area under this old farm house that belongs to friends of mine. I can actually see the bees and the comb from outside of the house. There...
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    Thanks Tim for the info.... I wanted to make...

    Thanks Tim for the info.... I wanted to make sure to stay away from all of that and paint/stains if I can help it.
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    Woods for TBH

    Does anyone have any thoughts on the types of wood that one should stay away from. Are the those that bees prefer???
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    I ordered a bunch of stuff from them back in...

    I ordered a bunch of stuff from them back in October of 07...it was shipped so fast that even I was amazed...

    But heck I'd be slow too if it was in the middle of what amounts to the Christmas...
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    thanks only that makes sense:)

    thanks only that makes sense:)
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    So where'd you get the queen....

    So where'd you get the queen....
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    So why do you all think that they didn't move up...

    So why do you all think that they didn't move up into their stores...like I said they moved laterally but not up?
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    thanks so far for the info... the cell that is...

    thanks so far for the info... the cell that is perpindicular is a lot larger than I have seen, about half the size of the what I have seen in swarm cells.
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    Just a few bees

    I had what I thought was going to be a strong hive going in my backyard. I left them with lots of stores...a total of 3 meds. WHen I checked the hive on a day when I was not working and it was...
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    Ted you can get lemongrass oil in just about any...

    Ted you can get lemongrass oil in just about any healthe food store as well as several online sites. Make sure that you get foodgrade. Look in or under essential oils.
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    We've all been there and the first year with...

    We've all been there and the first year with thousands of girls swarming can and is a tad bit humbling.
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    Dandelions, lilac, lots of maple varieties

    Dandelions, lilac, lots of maple varieties
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    Attack Bees? ; )

    Well so far I've been stung twice while minding my own business. Both times I've been stung I was no closer than 3 feet and doing nothing other than walking around looking at stuff. What's up with...
  21. Thread: Scrap metal

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    scrap

    Barry,
    There's something called "Craig's List"...a quick post and you'll have em begging for it.
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    Thanks again for the input, I am looking forward...

    Thanks again for the input, I am looking forward to working with these hives.
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    Thanks for the input everyone. With TBHs is...

    Thanks for the input everyone. With TBHs is there as big of a concern over mites??? This was the main reason for my thinking about SBBs.
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    Ventilation and Bars

    I've decided to try a couple of TBHs but have been fiddling around with design questions.

    First off.... I see many have solid bottoms. Can you use screened bottoms or is there no or little...
  25. Thread: Dead hives

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    Oh sorry..forgot to add that both upper supers...

    Oh sorry..forgot to add that both upper supers were full of honey.
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