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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    I think there is a market for packages everywhere, at least here there is, and Im glad of it. Would I rather have a free fat swarm? Of course. Would I rather have a nice fat abundant early nuc? Of...
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    Re: Euthanizing Hives with Mites

    I for one wont miss it. G
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    Re: Euthanizing Hives with Mites

    :thumbsup::thumbsup: G
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    Re: Euthanizing Hives with Mites

    :thumbsup::thumbsup: G
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    Re: Euthanizing Hives with Mites

    Good luck, you are the only person I have heard of taking this approach. While you say it would be poor business practice to sell those bees, If you are upfront about your approach, Im sure people in...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    Yeah, sure hope I stumble back up on a few of these this spring.....Caught em, never trapped or lured em, gonna try this spring though.......... G
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    Re: Should I be feeding pollen?

    Thanks Doc, thats what I needed to hear. Yeah, we will have more cold temps Im sure. I will have some on hand once Im comfortable no more long cold snaps. G
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    Should I be feeding pollen?

    Ok, 5 of seven still kicking, flying when the weather permits, plenty of food, but a couple are small on numbers, Im just curious if I added pollen or sub maybe she would increase brood, I dont know,...
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    Re: Bumblebee Colony

    Post started in July 2012. G
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    Re: Bees Changing Homes

    This should help Blue. G

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beessplits.htm
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    Re: Hello, from Missouri!

    Welcome Aunt Bee. My bet is you will become addicted almost immediately........ like myself and countless others have. There is a wealth of knowledge on this site, many many seasoned beeks that can...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    I too once said "I will never use packages again"................ just ordered 2 for replacements. Cant bet on a swarm, but will be there to catch all I can. G
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    Re: Short warm spell

    I sure hope so, Im itchin for a buildup livin on the edge of my seat. Lost 2, 5 still kickin. G
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    Re: Short warm spell

    Yeah, we just had our hardest 2 week snap. Still barely 40 for an hour during the day. Supposed to be mid 50s starting tommorrow thru thurs looks like.Thank Goodness......... Need some flying...
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    Re: Deadout Diagnosis - With Pics

    X 10............... G:thumbsup:
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    Re: Short warm spell

    Whats the temp there Doc? G
  17. Re: First Langstroth - am using foundation less frames

    In my short experience, you are best to do like Oldtimer says, let them draw out comb and then drop frames between good comb. I have only had one crosscombing experience but it is a mess. My...
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    Re: Stuff to make or build

    Nice, Im gonna make a frame jig tomorrow. Thanks. G:thumbsup:
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    Re: First check of 2015

    Wish mine looked like that. 2 down, 2 booming and 3 hanging. Me...... hoping.... :lookout: G
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    Re: Spring prices

    :thumbsup: G
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    Re: Worst mistake of 2014.

    Figuring I knew a little something about bees in my second year. :no: G
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    Re: Spring prices

    One positive I get about them vs varroa, is they only need a 3 day brood break to die off. That being said, I hope we never have to find out if that is fact or fiction. G
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    Re: Spring prices

    ;):thumbsup: G
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    Re: BeeHive Deadout?

    Looks bad to me, I had one die this winter and it was the same. That looks like an awful lot of crosscomb to me. How in the world do you inspect those frames? Im like drlonzo, when I went to put...
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    Re: Spring prices

    I agree 100% Vance. Its simple economics, supply and demand. If you dont want to pay you arent forced to buy. I get sick of hearing people whine about the cost of supplies and bees. Build your own...
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