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    Re: What have you learned this year?

    The only thing you could have done better would have been buying bees that were already treatment-free, or so it sounds.

    That way you are already working with survivors.

    I am very pleased to...
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    Re: Interesting opportunity!

    I got this and instantly I figured it was the Chinese polling US beekeepers for our domestic prices.

    So I decided to be helpful and email them the address and telephone number of the FBI...
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    Re: What have you learned this year?

    ..... too much to list in totality but here are some bullet points:

    I have learned:

    * Foundation is probably a waste of time and money. The wax is probably contaminated. The bees already know...
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    Michael Bush audio interview available

    Hi all,

    Michael Bush recently came on my podcast for an interview.

    We talk about small-scale queen rearing and many other things.
    ...
  5. Re: Caucasian Honey Bees..no longer in the States?

    I too have been looking around for this bee. (or trait)

    I found a few places selling queens and that's it.

    For packages, I found one place selling them for the 2012 season, although freakishly...
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    Re: Just a thought

    Wow, I can completely relate to your brain spinning in circles and argueably "over-analyzing." I was/am the same way. My first year was a whirlwind of a learning curve even though I had read a stack...
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    Re: small cell beekeeping/talk

    Hi gang,
    I thought I would chime in and correct the podcast links. I had to re-build the site due to some spam attacks, hence the older links don't work.

    Don's podcasts, in order, are here:
    ...
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    Poll: Clean up a Dead-Out :(

    Hi All,

    Any tips out there for cleaning up a dead-out? These particular bees starved :doh: so their heads are all stuck down in the cells. Can I use a shop vac to suck em all out? Is there an...
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    Re: Did another trap set up today

    Iddee,

    Please email me, I have an interesting proposal for you.

    craig at somdbeekeeper.com (replace "at" with "@" and remove the quotes)

    Thanks!
    -=Craig
    http://SoMDBeekeeper.com
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    Re: Essential Oils

    One other thing to note about non food-grade essential oils is that their concentration may be MUCH stronger, which will completely throw off your recipe formulations/proportions. At least with...
  11. Organically Managed Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 6 released

    Hi All,

    This looks like the best place to post a quick note. (I didn't see a "natural/organic" type forum)

    I have posted Episode 6 which is part 3 of 3 with John Seaborn of Wolf Creek Apiaries....
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    Re: Essential Oils

    Episode 5 of my Podcast, just released, has several recipes and information on using essential oils. Important details are included like the fact that you must use food grade oil and not the others...
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    Re: 8-Frame box construction questions

    Won't this extra space bee a welcome mat for burr comb?
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    8-Frame box construction questions

    Hi All,

    I have constructed a batch of 8-frame mediums and wedge-top frames to go with. The problem is there is a gap of space that I was not expecting. See the pictures below....
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    Re: New OBSERVATION HIVE video

    Hi Mark,

    Great promo video. How much is a fully built unit?

    Thanks,
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    Re: Questions About The "Small Cell Studies"

    I attended my state beekeepers meeting this month and someone got up and said something like, "Bee Culture magazine says small cell is a waste of time so stop using it!"

    I scoffed at the...
  17. Re: Small cell foundation - New hives and drone comb

    I apologize for probing further and I appreciate your patience. So does 5-5/8 inch foundation fit snugly into a 6-1/4 " frame?
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  18. Re: Small cell foundation - New hives and drone comb

    Could I use 6-1/4" frames and install small cell foundation made for 5-3/8" frames to achieve something similiar to Dee Lusby's system? If so, should I get the wooden "wedge" frames or the other...
  19. Small cell foundation - New hives and drone comb

    Hi all,

    I have two quick questions about small cell size and drone comb. I would like to buy all small cell size foundation for my frames.

    My first question is; will that affect the bee's...
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    Re: screened bottom on TBH

    I'm not an expert either but I would vote for using screen for two reasons:

    1.) Varroa Destructor (mites)
    2.) Hive Ventilation (don't underestimate it's importance)

    Check out the screen bottom...
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    Re: Ever heard of shipping NUCs?

    Hey indypartridge!

    Check this out!
    http://www.lulu.com/content/815182

    I tell ya, the more I read and study the less I want to do with Langstroth hives and "traditional" way in general. With...
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    Re: How do I change my "location"

    Wow, over 60 views and not a single reply....

    I guess that means there is no way to change it. (???)
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    How do I change my "location"

    Hi all,

    When I first created my account I put in "St.Mary's County, MD" as my location and I would rather it say "Southern Maryland" because that better describes my whereabouts.

    I have looked...
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    Re: Ever heard of shipping NUCs?

    indypartridge said:

    Great advice! Thank you. Its funny you mentioned shooting emails to the other state clubs; I sent emails to every single member of the Russian Breeders Organization and of...
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    Re: Ever heard of shipping NUCs?

    The local club is small. So far I have only discovered one local guy willing to sell NUCs and he treats heavily. He raises bees for the venom not the honey so his goal is to keep them alive.

    The...
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