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    New hive entrance size

    I'll be installing 2 packages of bees into 2 hives in a couple of weeks. (delivery has been delayed due to weather down South) I have screened bottom boards and have decided that I'll close the...
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    Re: Hedge suggestions

    I have so many holy trees and I cuss at them ever time I mow and they tear up my arms. So holly trees are out.
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    Re: Hedge suggestions

    I'll check out the suggestions. I don't think I'll go with carolina saphires since a big part is to give the bees some additional early forage.
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    Re: Attitude of Bee keepers?

    I'm brand new and haven't dealt with all that many beeks. But what I've found is some are very stand offish, some are very welcoming to newbies. Some are willing to help, others aren't.

    So in...
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    Hedge suggestions

    I've set aside the area for the apiary and will be installing the first of the bees this weekend. The problem is that this area is not fenced in and is visible from the neighbor's house and the...
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    Re: First time builder

    I have that compressor and brad nailer. But if you keep an eye on the package deals they run on that compressor, you can get other stuff packed in there. My combo deal had the brad nailer and a...
  7. Re: New beekeeper interested in chemical free treatment

    I'm very new, so can't answer your questions. But will be watching your thread.

    There's a whole board farther down the list dealing with nothing but treatment free beekeeping. Probably find all...
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    Sticky: Re: Do you know your bee laws?

    Maryland

    No PDF that I can find, but here's the page on the Office of the Secretary of State
    http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/subtitlesearch.aspx?search=15.07.01.*
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    Re: Tap A Talk

    Ok, thanks.
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    Tap A Talk

    Is there any plans to submit the site to Tap A Talk?

    Thanks
  11. Re: Your opinion please - who is qualified to mentor?

    I think you have the reason right there. I think that they think that you came in and changed "their" club. They resent it and don't want that to continue.
  12. Re: Your opinion please - who is qualified to mentor?

    I'm a newbie that is just getting his first bees in a couple of weeks. I'd be happy to have a mentor such as yourself. For me, the biggest requirements to be a good mentor is having more experience...
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    Re: Small cell foundation / bees

    As a beginner, I'm curious about this. If I start my bees on standard foundation and then any new frames I put in are small cell foundation, will the bees immediately start drawing the small cells?
  14. Re: Installing a package, what equipment do I need?

    Wow, that's a lot of info. ;)

    I do plan on getting additional mediums for each hive. Since I'm just starting out, I wanted to get what I needed right now for the 2 hives. I went with 2 so I can...
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    Re: Cold weather installation on foundation

    There's been several mentions of being too cool or warming up. What type of temperature are you talking about as being too cool?
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I'm making a list of stuff to carry down to the hives and funny that I missed a lighter. I probably would have remembered at the time, but can't be sure of that.
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  17. Re: Installing a package, what equipment do I need?

    Oh yeah, I've been watching some package installing on YouTube.
  18. Installing a package, what equipment do I need?

    Taking the plunge into bees this year. I have 2 packages being delivered on April 6. I want to make sure that I have everything that I will need to establish the hives. I'd hate for it to get to...
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    Re: Small Batches of Mead?

    It's been years since I've used campden, but I thought that I used 1 tablet for a 5 gallon batch. That's what I was basing it on, tough to cut a tablet into 5ths. Looks like I was wrong, seems the...
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    Re: Small Batches of Mead?

    Not sure what I was thinking, but true you have to cut down on sulfites, but not by cutting down a campden tablet. Better to use a sulfite powder dissolved in water
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    Re: Small Batches of Mead?

    Yep, this works fine. Of course you won't want to cut the yeast, or camden down.

    Here's a page with a couple recipes for 1 gallon batches.

    http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/reques28.asp

    If...
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    Re: My first hive

    Don't worry, I will be joining. The meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Unfortunately I didn't find that out until after the last one and I'll be traveling on business for the June one.
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    Re: My first hive

    Congrats. You are where I want to be this time next year. I've just started researching and am seriously leaning towards the TBH. I've read quite a bit that talk about how much better they are for...
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    Hello from MD

    Hi folks. As the subject says, I'm in Maryland. I'm not a beekeeper yet, but just started seriously looking into it. I don't think I'll start until next year. I have a bunch of other things that...
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