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    Re: Insects feel pain?

    I've never pulled the leg off of a bee to see what would happen but I imagine that it would hurt them thus they must feel some form of pain. As for clipping a wing...not sure those have nerve endings...
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    Re: Insects feel pain?

    I've never pulled the leg off of a bee to see what would happen but I imagine that it would hurt them thus they must feel some form of pain. As for clipping a wing...not sure those have nerve endings...
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    Re: Should a new beek start with langs?

    The only deep I have is the bottom one. From there up, they're med's. And the exception to this is two 5frm nucs I have that are two deeps and a med.

    <a cloud of angry bees buzzing around me>...
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    Re: My first little harvest!

    +1 and Ditto! When you put in the hard work and pay the price of pain, the reward is a lot sweeter!!
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    Re: How Mushrooms can Save the World (Bees)

    I tried some mushrooms once in the 70's. It was diffrent!
    With that said. I did see a bee on some shrooms in my field. Not sure what she was doin cept sittin on top.
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    Re: Should a new beek start with langs?

    Hi Erike,
    Welcome to the forum. Great place to come to learn and one of the few sites that have all types of hive bodies to discuss with others. Wont say yay or nay against any of them. Just...
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    Re: Building across bars

    I find that with the stick, that they follow it, they dont crosscomb it BUT...they build it really fat and it can be a real pain in itself to get the comb out. of course I started without any built...
  8. Re: Two general questions for seasoned beekeepers (for fun)

    1. Start with at least two hives if not more. (need all you can manage in the beginnings to have resources and still will probably never be enough)
    2. You get them and I will help you. (from my...
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    Re: Foundation-less frames: my experience

    To which you replied "Yes"

    so after all this....dont use foundationless and your problem is solved
  10. Re: Michigan is going CRAZY! Possible 2015 law change about keeping bees

    Looking at the rules...They seem to be pretty "common sense". We had the Fl State Inspector at our club meeting last and she went over pretty much these same rules. Show'd us slides of pics she had...
  11. Re: Michigan is going CRAZY! Possible 2015 law change about keeping bees

    We have much the same rules here in Florida and actually it can work for your protection and benifet. Doesnt even have to be a fence. You can put up a support board for vines and grow jasmine or some...
  12. Re: High temps near 60 yesterday, pollen coming in..

    BRRRRRRR! My ceiling fans are on high. Need to go to med speed only I'm thinking.
    Gotta mow the grass this weekend too. Bummer.
    On the plus side I get to put up Christmas decorations!
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    Re: Foundation-less frames: my experience

    I'd say not to over think it and let the bees do what the bees do. Hey! Dont put the male drones down too much! At least they dont sting you. :thumbsup::lpf:
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    Re: What happened to my bees?

    Wow, sorry to hear about that. Hard lesson to learn. From what I've read online here a lot of beekers put dry sugar in hives and make sugar cakes for the bees to over winter on. lesson learned the...
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    Re: Bear Discovered My Hive

    place the hive on top of your house. Build a platform up top, level. Put some sugar on newspaper on the topbars and give them some food in that way. I take it you have only the one. couple more...
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    Re: Pumping from drums

    What about making a light sturdy framework that fits down in the bag keeping it to the shape of the drum? My coffeemaker does the same...the paper filter falls over and coffee grinds go everywhere....
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    Re: Starting an apiary and genetics

    Not 100% sure there are exactly 'pure" strains anymore. kinda like saying "orgainic" honey. One just doesnt know whats going on in the lineage or where they forage. Starting out this year, yes, I...
  18. Re: Have not even started and already discouraged...

    Hi TSW and welcome to the forum here. First off, dont be discouraged. At some point in this, we were where you are. First I'd go the public library and check out every book you can find on beekeeping...
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    Re: Entrance reducers

    I've had mine on since Aug. It's a fine line you walk with them. You want the entrance small enough that they can gaurd and protect the hive but not so small that the entrance becomes too clogged...
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    Re: Bees have left the hive

    yeah...dont take it to heart. couple subjects that can set some off and one of em is TF vs T. I've had to bite my tongue a couple times and take the high road too as we all have. There is a lot to...
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    Re: removed wild hive, need help

    Nope...Couple my hives still had em in there last week. I havent had the chance to over winter down here so they may never completely leave.
    Not for sure but I doubt they'll be doing much wax...
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    Re: Bees have left the hive

    Good post Peter.
    So many things to look for in a full blown inspection. (course with a dead-out one can take their time)
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    Re: Another bee kill from spraying?

    You are entirley correct. I had stated earlier that when I first moved out here to Central Florida 15 yrs ago, I was surrounded by orange and even some grapefruit groves but now they've all been...
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    Re: Management Strategy Impasse

    Perfectly understandable. I'm sure Bill Gates or Zuckerman had those same doubts too. As the saying goes....No risk, No gain.
    Believe in yourself and your vision. I'm sure you'll come up with...
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    Re: Lighting a smoker with wood pellets

    man..that thing is huge! A two handed smoker..who da thunk!
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