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  1. Thread: Is it worth it

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    Re: Is it worth it

    Have you taken advantage of bee school? When you move you can take them with you just like bees to almonds in CA.
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    Re: How long do most newbies stay with beekeeping?

    So what you are saying is simplification is the key. As a person who makes his living with his hands I can say matter of factly that simplification is the key. Trying to overcomplicate things...
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    Re: Happy Birthday Michael Palmer

    Happy Birthday MP here's to another great bee year for you!
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    Re: I need pics of pets near hives

    My old redbone coonhound used to sleep next to the hives (crazy to see) they never bothered him but my Jack Russell terror they would attack viciously. Sorry I don't have any pics as we had to put...
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    Re: Only 2 Manufacturers of Wax Foundation in US?

    Miller gets it from Kelley
  6. Thread: Pesticide

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    Re: Pesticide

    Move your bees
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    Re: NE Blizzard top entrance question

    Did you block the entrances with all the insulation board?
  8. Thread: bees just died

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    Re: bees just died

    Better yet when was the last time he inspected the hive fully. Timelines mean everything there is no way to assign a percentage to variables what you need is remove them from the equation. Small...
  9. Thread: bees just died

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    Re: bees just died

    SNL it's seems to be an easy out to blame mites some just do it to be the first to post it(I know it's not you). If you read the thread on adding minerals/vitamins to winter feed it does add depth...
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    Re: vitamins and minerals in winter feed?

    I would think there are enough scientists/chemists on the forum that could actually come up with a quick recipe of minerals/vitamins to mirror the same in honey to weight vs say fondant weight for...
  11. Thread: bees just died

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    Re: bees just died

    Did he check to see if they were queenless? Why mites? Too many here always blame mites and mite loads what about nosema? Was it wax moths ... did a predator bother them too much ... nope just mites...
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    Re: Was your first car a Ferrari?

    Ha proven again you have learned about value and there is nothing like a Ford truck once you've driven a Chevy :thumbsup:
  13. Thread: OA petition

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    Re: OA petition

    Hardware store
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    Re: vitamins and minerals in winter feed?

    I am surprised no one on Beesource has actually fed colony X with vitamins in the feed vs colony Y without for comparison yet. Given natural bee food sources provide vitamins and minerals would it...
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    Re: What to do with all the honey?

    Wonder who passed that law on the books :rolleyes:
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    Re: Winter clusters already in upper body?

    Start feeding if you haven't. It has been extremly warm in the Northeast and they have been flying most of the month given the lastest temps in the 50's and 60's in just the last week. I started...
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    Re: Ask This Old House now instructs beekeepers?

    His name is Noah Wilson Rich he has a local beekeeping operation a PHD and is no newby. Here is his website:
    http://www.bestbees.com/

    You can google his name and learn more about him. I'm pretty...
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    Re: Need answers tonight 4 hives to move

    What is it you need to see leave them alone. Drop some fondant, sugar brick or mountain camp them nothing more.
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    Re: Requeen with Buckfast Queen

    You are asking a lot of questons in many threads about different bees just make sure the breed is what you can handle. I have one danish buckfast hive left it can be testy and is usually the first...
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    Re: Strip Mine Beekeeping

    Radar we are becoming a society where every little thing is bad for us. I doubt some people here remember cesspools and they had tons of wildflowers growing around them ..did you eat the honey?? :D ...
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    Re: Strip Mine Beekeeping

    JW maybe planting certain chemical absorbing plants could be a plus absorb and destroy the plants thus cleaning the soil..it's a stretch but hey may work.
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    Re: Apiary Location/Stand Question

    Your first priority should be for your footing you want to make sure the proturuding rocks won't affect you working the hives or frames.
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    Re: Strip Mine Beekeeping

    People here are getting a little over the top. Any "bad" contaminents from the soil would have to be absorbed by the plant and passed through it too it's pollen or nectar source for the bee to...
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    Re: Tate's Apiaries Experiences

    I have bought from Tates they always answered the phone and are extremely friendly people and communicate well. I did not have much luck with the bees but bees are subjective in farming.
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    Re: Wrapping hives in cold climates.........

    I would think if the heat gain during the day gave the bees a little extra boost to reach food stores it would better prepare them for the cold night. I have not wrapped before but after the last...
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