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    Re: Pledge to be a BSA Beekeeping Mentor

    I pledge to be a BSA Beekeeping Mentor if they reinstate the merit badge.
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    Glory Bee Foods

    Just thought I'd write to give 'kudos' to the service from Glory Bee Foods. I had ordered their powdered sugar bellows duster and was completely and totally unhappy with it. I e-mailed them to let...
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    Re: Dadant Extractor.........

    Bought one last fall and it works good if you have only a few hives ..... but admittedly I don't have anything to compare it too since that was the first time extracting! I'm guessing we'll wear it...
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    Re: using powdered sugar

    The 'screen box' is a great idea ..... now why didn't I think of that?? Much easier than the flour sifter - which is what I'd been using before trying the bellows duster. After about 8 hives with...
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    Re: bellows type dusters are junk

    Sure wish your post would've been a week earlier!! Just got the "duster" in and just came in from giving it the first try ..... and am still cussing at the darn thing. Had the same problems you did...
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    Not all 5

    There wasn't brood in all 5 supers - just in the first two. The third didn't have any brood in the center of the frames at all .... just the one frame with the row of queen cells on the bottom edge....
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    Thanks for your input!! We'll just wait and see...

    Thanks for your input!! We'll just wait and see what they decide to do and hope for the best! Good news is there's a lot worse problems to have I guess!!
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    Too late to prevent swarm?

    Doing hive inspections this evening we have one hive that appears to be on the verge of swarming. I would almost guess it had already swarmed but the bee population still seems too strong for that. ...
  9. Thread: First Honey

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    First Honey

    Well, we just got done extracting our first supers of spring honey and had to share it with someone who would understand the excitement! Our "normal" non- beekeeping friends just don't seem to share...
  10. 8 hives and 1 nuc going in .... no losses over...

    8 hives and 1 nuc going in .... no losses over the winter..... 34482
  11. Thread: Two Queens

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    Two Queens

    While working the hives Saturday we were quite surprised to find two queens in one of them. History on this hive is that it had been a laying worker hive that we'd fussed around with for far too...
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    Looks like rapeseed - relative of mustard and...

    Looks like rapeseed - relative of mustard and broccoli.
  13. Thread: Bottlebrush

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    Bottlebrush

    Has anybody had honey produced from bottlebrush flowers? We have a lot of the trees here and actually planted a hedge of 17 more since the bees love them so much. They bloomed heavily in the spring...
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    I noticed the same thing last year when we let a...

    I noticed the same thing last year when we let a couple of broccoli plants flower. The bees loved it so much that I've got loads of extra seeds started for our winter garden so I can leave at least...
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    Just a newbee myself so I might be way wrong here...

    Just a newbee myself so I might be way wrong here but my thought would be to just set the frames out for some open feeding. Seems to me that extracting it would be an extra hassle if the bees will...
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    Sticky: Swarm zip code 34482

    Large swarm on 8-19-08.
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    We raise horses for a living and YES, you will...

    We raise horses for a living and YES, you will have to fence the bees off. What man can build, equus can destroy .... the fence will be a necessity to protect them from the horses. I would also...
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    Thanks for the welcome and the input! I was...

    Thanks for the welcome and the input!

    I was assuming that we'd be in a dearth around here right now too but the bees are telling me different. We have a considerable amount of ligustrum and...
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    Another intro.

    Hi all! Another new bee addict here. Have been lurking in the background and soaking up all the great information since starting with the bees this spring. Finally decided I just had to say Hi and...
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