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  1. Thread: Fire

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    Ah, I should have thought of looking from someone coming through. I just checked the suppliers I've always dealt with and already ordered a couple of packages. I guess I'll just stick with what I...
  2. Thread: Fire

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    Thanks StevenG,

    That's what I ended up doing. I think they absconded. They took all of the honey with them too.... At least the hive bodies are usable and there is no real damage to the comb...
  3. Thread: Fire

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    Thanks tommyt, I hope you're right, it'll be late May before I can any bees in because it's so late in the ordering cycle now. And May in this part of the country isn't really good for trying to...
  4. Thread: Fire

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    Thanks alpha6, I think that's what I'm seeing a few bees that emerged after the fire maybe. I don't see a queen. There does seem to be some brood, but, even though it's been really (abnormally)...
  5. Thread: Fire

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    Fire

    I need some advice from you experienced keepers. I only have a couple of hives, but I love them. I had a forest fire come through and destroy my fields, my blueberries and the fire went through the...
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    Re: Number of Hives

    1. How many hives did you start out with (first year)?--2
    2. How many hives do you currently maintain?-- 3
    3. The maximum number of hives you hope to keep? 6
    4. How long have you been a...
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    Thanks gmcharlie....I think the space was from...

    Thanks gmcharlie....I think the space was from where the queen cage was wedged. I'm going to hope she's an armor plated queen. I'll check back in 4 or 5 days and hope for the best. This is going...
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    Stupid Bee Keeper

    So, I have three hives that I started from packages two weeks ago. Two of them are doing great, queens are laying, they're building out comb. Look really good. When I started opening the third...
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    Looks like you were right Tecumseh, there is some...

    Looks like you were right Tecumseh, there is some definite robbing behavior going on. I had the entrances all reduced down as far as I can, and I don't have a robbing screen, so I suppose it's...
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    Oh yeah, I put syrup on top of all of them, but I...

    Oh yeah, I put syrup on top of all of them, but I just thought since they were all in the same condition they wouldn't rob each other...anyway....I opened the hive up and it turns out the queen cage...
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    I did check all of the queens in the cages and...

    I did check all of the queens in the cages and they all looked fine. I was worried about the robbing thing, but then I thought..well heck..there's nothing in any of these hives to rob, but the hive...
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    Thanks for the repy, that's probably the best...

    Thanks for the repy, that's probably the best plan I was going to check to make sure the queen was release Tuesday anyway, that should be soon enough. I spent many a grand day in Campobello about 30...
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    New hive Problem

    So I put 3 new hives in using 3 pound packages 3 days ago (sounds like a 3 riddle). The installations all went along pretty easy, but one of the packages seemed to have more bees and it also had a...
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    Confederate Jasmine

    So we have Confederate Jasmine growing out in back of our house and I love the smell of it. Today I was working near it and noticed that all sorts of bees/moths are stuck in the flowers. Are these...
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    I'm a total newbie at this Jared, but I'd be...

    I'm a total newbie at this Jared, but I'd be willing to bet, once they think they have a home, getting them to change their mind will take more than lemongrass oil. Good Luck!
  16. Thread: New Hives

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    Those look great.

    Those look great.
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    Very cool description...I think I can hear that...

    Very cool description...I think I can hear that tune in my head as well.
  18. Thread: Breeze pants

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    after all the suggestions he was given....there...

    after all the suggestions he was given....there are 37 prototypes to put together, try out ad decide on
  19. Thread: First bee yard

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    Looks great.

    Looks great.
  20. Thread: Bellows Repair

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    Very cool, thanks for posting how to do this.

    Very cool, thanks for posting how to do this.
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    I've never seen a more entertaining run of posts....

    I've never seen a more entertaining run of posts. Amazing
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    I'm with you gingerbee....if for some reason I...

    I'm with you gingerbee....if for some reason I couldn't do the 911
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    If someone at my place was having a real...

    If someone at my place was having a real anaphlactic reaction, I'd call 911, I'd follow their instructions, and I'd tell them that I had an epi-pen. If I were told to administer it, I would. I'd...
  24. Thread: herb garden

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    the bees here love rosemary as well...and it...

    the bees here love rosemary as well...and it blooms at times it seems that nothing else is out there for them. I have a whole hedge row about 40 feet long of the stuff. I'd guess mine is about 3...
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    wonder if that honey would make good whipped...

    wonder if that honey would make good whipped honey? I've heard about the canola crystalization problem, but I've never had any canola honey
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