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    Re: Help Identifying a Bee?

    Kinda twichty... aint it?
  2. Re: Wax Moth? Need a clinic on doing a bait hive I think.

    Thanks Fuzzy. Needed step I guess unless you want wrecked comb.
  3. Wax Moth? Need a clinic on doing a bait hive I think.

    I had a hive die out on me early this year.:pinch: Eager to obtain a replacement hive, I used a medium super with drawn comb from the dead out and set up a bait hive using a vial of bee pheromone. ...
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    Re: Records/Logs/Journals

    The www.hivetracks.com site is pretty good for that. Been using it awhile now.
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    Re: Keeping Bee's in Alaska

    Zane,

    I know they have bee clubs up there, especially just a few miles north of Anchorage. There are definitely beeks in Anchorage too. I think its the Matanuska Susitna (Matsu?) beekeeping...
  6. Re: Bee/Beekeeping T-shirt -What would you like to see?

    Good catch Honeydew!
  7. Re: Bee/Beekeeping T-shirt -What would you like to see?

    Bees.....

    Smoke'em if you got'em!
  8. Re: Name One Important Lesson You Learned in Last Year

    I learned that bees on a ridge line really get cold in the winter when the wind comes whipping along. Had a weak hive going into winter without any wind break and they just didn't have the numbers...
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    Splitting the brood

    Hey folks, I was just considering something I've heard from several sources regarding splitting the brood. Most everything I've heard indicates that whether you're reversing boxes/supers (I run all...
  10. Thread: Dry mead

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    Re: Dry mead

    I've made a few hot batches of mead. I've noticed that if I'm patient with it and let it age a few months (6-12) that it turns into some of the best tasting stuff I've made:D. I don't treat fruit...
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    Re: Self destruction of varroa mites--Article

    I'm a little spooked by it..... replace mite with human.... sounds like a WMD:eek:.

    I should've had my paranoids taken out when I was young.
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    Re: Refractrometer use

    Sorry about resurrecting an old thread, but had a question I thought you all might help with. As a beekeeper, I'm looking at refractometers for moisture content. As a mead maker, I'm looking at...
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    Re: Bee Lability

    Paver,
    I've only been keeping bees for a year and the liability issue has pestered my mind a bit as well. I keep bees on my property and had just enough acreage to qualify for a farm policy instead...
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    Re: Beginner beekeeper?

    Bearman,
    Hang in there dude. I know it seems like a lot of stuff and I was kinda like you. This is my first winter keeping bees. That there is a lot of information is a good thing and this site...
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    Re: Upper entrance voted down?

    I've heard that before and have seen them do this to the cracks and other things. They were actually using it up until recently (winter). This work had to be done within the last few weeks.
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    Upper entrance voted down?

    Was just checking on a couple of my hives today (50%) and noticed a few dead bees on the landing board and on the snow. There were about 10 -15 for both hives. While this was noticeable on the...
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    Re: Official Launch of Hive Tracks

    Are you able to move a hive from one yard to another or do you have to delete and create again?
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    Re: Harmful good intentions

    Deer Slayer, I think your point is good mainly from a philosophical perspective. When you talk about "harm", you could entirely eliminate the bee to beekeeper relationship and simply banish the idea...
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    Re: Drone populations related to swarming?

    jmgi thanks much... no I'm pretty sure I got that.. I was just wondering if it had a direct correlation to the other propagation activity.. swarming
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    Re: Drone populations related to swarming?

    Thanks techmant and fish_stix! The naked truth is a beautiful thing. Especially when it can free up the mind to focus on more productive pursuits. :thumbsup:
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    Drone populations related to swarming?

    I was just wondering does anyone know if there is a relationship between the number of drones in a hive to the propensity of that particular hive to swarm? My thinking is that if drones are present...
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    Re: Are some beekeepers like some fishermen..?

    I think there's a biblical and cultural connection there somewhere. I think if you're fishing and beekeeping, you're enjoying life and all the good things about life. If you're successful, its like...
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    Did I miss the the nectar flow?

    :scratch: My package hives have really slowed down on building comb. I got two packages the first week of April and two packages the last week of April. The first two are working their second and...
  24. Thread: HL Bee Farm

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    Re: HL Bee Farm

    I ordered two packages from them that I got late April. They were very friendly and courteous. My packages arrived a day later than anticipated and I had more dead bees in these packages than my...
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    Poll: Re: Poll -Foundation-Plastic or Wax

    BTW I marked plastic/wax on the poll even though its actually 60% plastic wax and 40% foundationless.
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