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    Re: What to do with all this honey?

    Sound like, if you do it right you have enough resources , that you'll have to worry about what to do with all that honey "Next Year" (this year 2014) lots of possibilities.....good luck...
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    Re: The sexiest part of beekeeping

    That just ain't right....lolol....

    ==McBee7==
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    Re: Cold Installation

    I installed 12 packages about a week and a half ago and am sweating this cold weather also...they did have a good start and gave them some old honey and a hand rubbed frame of syrup to give them a...
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    Re: sudden cold spell

    Thanks--I needed that Tenbears-- :)

    ==McBee7==
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    Re: What's the fuss about dandelions?

    Love the pictures Birdie...It's amazing that bee, can even see, with all that pollen on its face..lol..
    As a kid in mid summer, I used to catch bees in a fruit jar in the dandilion patches, seems to...
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    Re: sudden cold spell

    I hear you coondoger....I installed packages a little more than a week ago and today we had a high of 27 :( and tomarrow through thursday is supposed to be highs in the low 30s. I guess they'll just...
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    Re: How to clean up a deadout?

    You could put a queen excluder on top of an existing hive and put the tiny colony above that...
    The excluder would keep the queens apart but let the brood bees move up to the crippled group
    to...
  8. Thread: pollen sub ?

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    Re: pollen sub ?

    Maybe The trial isn't over yet, because he isn't getting the scientific result he wants--Yet--

    I couldn't resist that one...It's all good....:)

    ==McBee7==
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    Re: Too many hives at 1 place?

    And to that sqkcrk, I would say, touche and amen....In northern MN 20 miles is just to
    warm up the truck, my kids knew everyone along the international
    boarder for 70 miles because they were in...
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    Re: Too many hives at 1 place?

    I think sometimes both -beekeepers and Vladimer Puton- operate under the primis that
    "its easier to ask for forgivness than for permission" Just Sayin....:)

    ==McBee7==
  11. Re: A break for the bees-Geniticly altered flowers for nectar

    While this video and article don't specificly call out "Geneticly Altered" it does talk about
    geneticly activating (my term) necteries in the plant--starting at about the 30 second mark
    in the...
  12. Re: A break for the bees-Geniticly altered flowers for nectar

    If there is more nectar available, and on your own property maybe the bees wont have to range
    out as far to gather nectar on someone elses property--Of course if it's monoculture then that
    is...
  13. A break for the bees-Genetically altered flowers for nectar

    Here's a link to a news report from our local news that has -I think- huge implications for the bee world.
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    Re: Cold weather coming

    If it's any consulation, I've got packages comming in 2 weeks and on friday we had 12 inches
    of snow and it was -23F this morning--------------The long range forcast has it in the 40s
    and 50s for...
  15. Re: Can a bee package be installed in a queenless hive.

    You might try starting the package in it's own box and in a week or so, combine the laying
    worker hive on top with the newspaper method.
    Last summer I had a laying worker hive, and a strong 5...
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    Re: Too many hives at 1 place?

    I've seen some of those 64 hive yards and they will put out a river of bees...I drove around one
    last summer and and as I rounded the corner into their flight path, my truck was covered and the...
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    Re: Bear Almost Got Em-Lesson Learned

    A good outside dog will keep the bears away ie. blue healer....A friend of mine has 3 blue healers
    and have kept the bears away from his 2 hobby hives, behind the grove a couple hundred
    yards from...
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    Re: Why I think top entrances are a bad idea

    I agree with you Bernhard on point #3, that ventilation is completely changed with both a
    top and a bottom entrance,,,I've noticed that European hives are generally very well insulated
    and sealed...
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    Re: On-time package delivery for 2014?

    So far my packages are still on schedule for April 4 pick up in Wisconsin
    BUT spring is scheduled for Augest 4 ---maybe they will postpone winter
    for a few months also...lol...

    ==McBee7==
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    Re: What Does A Swarm Eat?

    I've seen some pics of drawn comb with bees, just hanging on bushes and trees without
    protection, as in a box or hole of some kind,,,,
    Maybe if they can't find something suitable quick enough, they...
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    Re: Quilt Box - Top Entrance Failure

    I've made up some quilt boxes for next winter (post facto for my dead bees) that has extra
    room (1 1/2inches) on the bottom side, to give additional space for feeding...It will be problem-
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    Re: Quilt Box - Top Entrance Failure

    Howdy Steve10, I see there's more spring weather on it's way out to you...:(
    This is the winter that wont quit- and the spring that won't start....

    I was just wondering about the hives that DID...
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    Re: How close to mow?

    I havn't had any trouble, but I drag the mower around the hives- with me in front- that
    way if they get excited about the mower, I'm already past the hive. I use the same tech-
    nique with the weed...
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    Re: Hello from Juneau Alaska

    howdy cederecho,
    from south of the boarder...lol...springs almost here...:)

    ==McBee7==
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    Re: Engineers and Bees

    The beez told me, they love this music on a cold winters night, while all huddled
    in a cluster, sharing heat....:)

    http://youtu.be/w5qf9O6c20o

    I once worked a bit for a pipe organ maker in...
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