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    Re: Is there a Heaven?

    not to mention the warm spots.
  2. Thread: New Puppy

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    Re: New Puppy

    Max is an Aussedoodle, half Australian Sheppard and half standard Poodle. Basically he is an expensive mutt. We wanted a dog that was friendly, smart and doesn't shed and Aussedoodle was one of the...
  3. Thread: New Puppy

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    Re: New Puppy

    OUr new puppy, Max at 4 months
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v684/LEADPIPE/longisland229.jpg
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    Does the swarm always land before finding their...

    Does the swarm always land before finding their new home? My hives all look normal and I don't see any cluster of bees in the area. I was wondering if they can leave the hive and go directly to the...
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    ha thanks

    ha thanks
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    Is there a time of day that the bees like to...

    Is there a time of day that the bees like to swarm?
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    swarm question

    I am in the process of residing my house and have a lot of openings for bees to get into. Today I noticed a few bees going in and out of a sofit. A couple turned into about fifty in a matter of...
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    Thanks I did not think of the vent hole I will...

    Thanks I did not think of the vent hole I will check it asap. I do have a spare box I can put them into if that does not work.
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    How do I get the bees back inside?

    I went into the winter with 2 hives and 2 double nuks. The double nuks were an experiment that worked out very well. I expected to have some winter losses but all 4 made it through winter. I only...
  10. Thread: Fireproof

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    I saw it and liked it very much. The basic...

    I saw it and liked it very much. The basic lession is; God shows his love for your wife/husband through you, a very big responsibility. Go and watch it, you may love it or hate it but it aint going...
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    I use them. I never had a queen get rejected but...

    I use them. I never had a queen get rejected but I have had a couple fly off trying to get them in. I transfer them inside my screened in porch now.
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    I am also in CT and have seen pollen coming in....

    I am also in CT and have seen pollen coming in. All of my hives made it so far so they are not robbing it. I live near a swamp but the skunk cabbage isn't even popping yet. I'm not sure what it is...
  13. "This lady came across so aggressively in her...

    "This lady came across so aggressively in her email about our website that you are darn right it ticked me off"

    Are we looking at the same email or was there something else she sent?
  14. no stings this year, bees say "not so fast"

    I was winterizing my hive and I didn't like the way one was positioned on the stand so I gave it a gentle shove and it slid to far the other way and tumbled right off the stand. I was able to keep...
  15. I ordered 2 nucs this spring and both are doing...

    I ordered 2 nucs this spring and both are doing well. I have 2 splits from these hives. The bees are very gentle. I would order again but I'm not sure Don will be mailing nucs anymore.
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    I plan on opening this one up this week. I hope...

    I plan on opening this one up this week. I hope they have some stores built up.

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  17. Thread: Robbed!

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    Are you sure they are not drones from the hive...

    Are you sure they are not drones from the hive being tossed out for the winter? I have seen this happen very early on a weak hive.
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    Thank you for your ideas

    Thank you for your ideas
  19. Never tried that with my wife. Thankfully I...

    Never tried that with my wife. Thankfully I learned it at age 17; it took a week for Mom to cool down. I will never forget the line "John no more of this inside, I don't want my house looking like a...
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    over wintering a nuk (part 2)

    I took an empty nuc and cut the bottom out so it would fit on top of an active nuc that I want to get through the winter. (see photo) I now have ten frames, 5 over 5
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    Since this got bumped I will give an update. I...

    Since this got bumped I will give an update. I bought 2 more nuc boxes Styrofoam type and I plan on cutting the bottoms out and putting them on top of the 2 nucs that I have, both are booming now. I...
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    Do they have a website

    Do they have a website
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    wind is also a problem for my bees. I pulled...

    wind is also a problem for my bees. I pulled close to 50 stingers out of my cloths one windy day. They can turn on you quick, use protection.
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    thanks all

    thanks all
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    Can they be over wintered? Last year I lost both...

    Can they be over wintered? Last year I lost both my hives over the winter. If these nuks can be over wintered I will double my chance of having something in the spring. March, April and May are long...
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