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    Re: First Swarm Catch of 2016!

    Congrats on the swarm!

    Unfortunately days such as you are experiencing are but a pipe dream here in Ohio. Low last night hit 4 without wind chill. Big winter storm to hit here Friday.

    Hives are...
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    Re: Brand New Beekeeper

    I cannot imagine a scenerio where it would harm your bees.
    Welcome from SE Ohio.
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    Re: Beekeeping Jacket Sale

    I received mine a couple of days ago and they are very nice and are over half the price of the one I have from a major supplier. I'm very happy with them.
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    Re: New from Colorado Springs, Co

    Welcome to Beesource. It's an addictive hobby (as are chickens)
  5. Re: Want to buy a package of bees, SE Ohio, zone 7

    I'm outside of Marietta and I have ordered package s from Waldo's Bees above Columbus and Queen Right Colonies in Medina. I drive up to get mine so I don't have to trust the PO not to kill them....
  6. Re: When do the bee supply companies have their sales?

    I have noticed that the larger supply companies have Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. This is typically when I make my larger purchases. Each company will hold various sales thought the year....
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    Re: screened bottom board

    Yea it's called #8 hardware cloth and the "holes"are 1/8'. I was buying it by the yard here at my local hardware store but got tired of making them rich of these sales.

    I now order it off...
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    Re: Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year fellow beeks.

    One of my resolutions is to of course obtain more bees as well.

    Make splits and try to become a better beekeeper.

    And to make more of my own woodenware.
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    Re: Beekeeping Jacket Sale

    Just ordered 2. Very nice jackset at a great price. Thank you!
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    Re: Hello from Grant County WV

    Welcome to BeeSource from Ohio. Lots of helpful members here.
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    Re: Favorite beekeeping books

    Bee keeping for Dummies and the Idiots Guide to bee keeping are 2 informative books I read as a beginner beekeeper. Well written and easy to follow without overpowering one with big words that some...
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    Re: How many supers

    I keep a minimum of 3 for each hive but have extras at the ready.
    Some hives will use 1 and some years 4 or 5 or more per hive can be common. Depends on the flows and the condition of your hives.
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    Re: Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas to all, from me and all the girls in the hive!
    Wishing all a prosperous New Year
  14. Re: My apiary setup with wind barrier, high voltage fence, motion detect & hive heate

    Neat set-up. You must be an electrical engineer to figure all that wiring out lol. Hope it works. Be sure to do a follow up in the spring with your results.
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    Re: small beetle larva infestation... help

    Once you have gotten to the stage where your hive has found itself, loss of the hive is a high probability. I know this as I had one do the exact thing from a cutout I did in May.
    I tried to requeen...
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    Re: Insulation under hive cover

    The 2" rigid foam board is $34- $38 for a 4' X 8' sheet here in SE Ohio. I bought the 1" last year and just put two thicknesses on each hive.

    I am experimenting with quilt boxes on 4 of my hives...
  17. Thread: Hello from WV

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    Re: Hello from WV

    Hello and welcome to BeeSource from North of you in Ohio. Glad you joined us. Take a class and read everything you can to help you bee ready for your bees.

    Good Luck.
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    Re: Getting back in the flow!

    Welcome to BeeSource!
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    Re: Where did the advertisers go?

    I see them. Guessing it's a setting in your computer
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    Re: Fired Up the new Maxant 3100p yesterday

    Same here. I purchased mine through a dealer in Ohio and used it for the first time this fall. Problem free and easy. Really impressed how well it worked.
    And the fact it is American made makes me...
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    Re: Clearing Power LInes

    I do not trust any chemical that kills a plant. I personally believe it will be unhealthy for honey bees.

    It is nice of Asplundh to let you know about their work. I had one of their people come to...
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    Re: Super newbie in western OHIO

    Good luck with your bees, when you get them. A lot of people on here started without bees, so you aren't all that far behind.

    Join a local beekeeping group, find a mentor and read all you can. You...
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    Re: 30 year old beeswax before and after

    Nice looking wax. What do you use to filter it. I am still looking for that one thing that works well everytime.
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    Re: cross wire or support pins

    My experience with unwired mediums is an occasional blowout while extracting them. It is definitely time consuming but I will wire all of mine from now on.

    If you are using the frames for brood,...
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    Re: How far away from your apiary do you live?

    7 hives about 80 feet away in the back yard. I live on 3 1/2 acres and am planning out yards in the spring.
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