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    Re: tips on obtaining land for apiary

    I put a message out on my Facebook and had a contact within a few hours. I have kept bees there for 3 years. Our local bee club has a few people that have contacted them with offers to host bees. ...
  2. Re: Bayer Spokesperson Talks about Pesticides and Bees on r/science

    +1 to D Coates
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    Re: Varroa already?

    vapor
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    Re: Consider myself lucky

    Last year I lost all 3 Langstroth hives mid-winter. Lost the TBH in the Fall - they went Queenless

    So I doubled down this year and have 6 Langs and one TBH going. Plus I plan to use OAV for...
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    Consider myself lucky

    Seeing several posts about failed packages, absconding, dead queens and such makes me really grateful that I haven't had issues with my packages. (so far). I have gotten packages for the past 3...
  6. Re: Bayer Spokesperson Talks about Pesticides and Bees on r/science

    It would be stupid NOT to ask the manufacturer of the product about it.

    It would also be naive to think that you need not look any further...
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    Re: Package install problems

    How did you release the Queen when you installed the package?
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    Re: whats better for honey production. ...

    The kind of bees you can readily work. Aggressive bees are not worth my trouble. But I only have 6 hives, this isn't my livelihood.
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    Re: strating a new hive in a top bar

    Lets see. 100 old, queenless bees, versus 6000 new bees and a queen. I wouldn't worry about the 100 they may well throw a party that their life isn't over!
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    Re: strating a new hive in a top bar

    I haven't had a Queen abscond that was successfully released from the queen cage. Hang her in the cage, put the marshmallow in , let them release her.

    Close the SBB and put a jar feeder in the...
  11. Re: how to put frames of foundation next to drawn comb

    Place the empty (undrawn) frames in between two drawn frames, the bees will draw it out nice and straight.
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    Re: New beekeeper from Minnesota

    Welcome to the Addiction! They are pretty awesome, just remember that when it is not going well. you will learn and do it better next time!
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    Re: My 8 oz Bear weighs 12 ozs. ?

    The website of the National Honey Board says it is typically sold by weight. I don't know why....but they say it.
    http://www.honey.com/faq
  14. Re: Building comb opposite end of entrance is this normal?

    I usually keep the brood frames near the entrance, and added honey frames as i moved the divider board back. In this case I would add a single bar in front of the feeder. Take it from near the...
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    Re: Bear Protection

    Firearms don't work?? seriously, mine work every time I pull the trigger.

    I think of them as personal protection tho and they will only work on the bears that bother your hives when you are there...
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    Re: My 8 oz Bear weighs 12 ozs. ?

    This isn't the automotive industry. Couldn't tell why it is the way it is, but it is that way. And it was before I showed up. :lookout:
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    Re: My 8 oz Bear weighs 12 ozs. ?

    Honey is always sold by weight.
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    Sticky: Re: diy oxalic acid vaporizer

    How large of a battery is needed for this? I am getting a vaporizer that uses the glow plug. A 12v auto battery would work, but that's alot to lug out into the field. I only have 6 hives.

    Any...
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    Re: 21 day inspection

    You can go F-less in all of the boxes if you want. i did last year. They filled the medium frames wall to wall, capped to the edges. It was awesome. I didn't get to spin the honey out (equipment...
  20. Re: How important putting your queen cage in the center?

    So here's the advice we give to all of the new beeks who pick up packages ordered by our beekeeping association. Check for the Queen to be released after 3 days and then don't go back in for a week...
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    Re: Help with nucs

    Moving them off the combs they have built is both risky and costly. The bees put alot of work into building that comb and have brood there that you will need. I think the minimal cost/effort of...
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    Re: No Appologies for Being New: My Perspective

    So you show up and tell a bunch of people who were here before you how things should be.

    Entitlement much? :scratch:
  23. Re: How important putting your queen cage in the center?

    Don't mess with a newly installed package. they will figure it out, you start rearranging everything and they can abscond.
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    Re: Help with nucs

    let them build out a deep full and add your mediums on top. If you can overwinter them in a deep and 3 mediums, you could remove the deep in the spring and you would be all mediums.
  25. Re: So I made a deposit on 2 nucs back in November

    i ordered a Nuc here in WI. The delivery is going to be May 8th. They overwinter down south too. Bees are not an exact science. But you would hope he would do a better job of communicating to his...
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