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    saw these on c list free bees in stump...

    saw these on c list free bees in stump http://quadcities.craigslist.org/zip/3709767245.html ,,,hope someone close its by Davenport IA
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    just came in from hiving my first swarm ever ,,,was awesome & very lucky they decided to set on a sapling as they were as high in near by trees 30 or more feet
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    Re: 1st Top Bar Hive. See any problems?

    does your follow up board block off the bottom well enough ?,,,I've made mine tight as I was afraid of travelers getting under ,,I just made another one on sunday,,I'll post a pic as soon as I can
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    Re: royal jelly ????

    I wasn't sure as I guess I've not seen it ,,,I've seen the eggs before & the larva ,,but not them swimming in it ...I was thinking it was just normal as the hives are in different yards,,,the only...
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    royal jelly ????

    I've inspected my hives this week and discovered in some of the cells there is a white -opaqe on the bottom ,,,the curious thing is they are in a rather large cluster ,,,I am not feeding them and...
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    Re: brood in NW IL

    I use photobucket I'm not sure how I was supposed to post them so i pulled them ,,,I used the img code ,,,musta done been wrong ,but they weren't imperative to the story ,they were just neat
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    Re: brood in NW IL

    I removed the pics ,,I was told they were to large ,,,I can return them when I get the size right ,,,sorry ,, Chad
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    brood in NW IL

    opened up to inspect 1 hive today ( 1 topbar hive ) had atleast 3 frames of honey yet & some capped brood with some larva also ,,didn't see eggs but did see my queen & a large volume of bees .Hope...
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    Re: stung by eye what to do

    agreed with the itching being the worst ,,,first time I got stung by my own bees they got me on the lower part of my eyebrow,,,,,psst don't breath on the bees while viewing thier work,,,:)
  10. Re: pic inside of the new tbh ,,,bees holding tight

    I just insalled on 4 15 11,,& I only put 1 small baggy of 1-1 suger water out and most of that ran out on the ground ,,,like you say they are only getting partial times of the days to forage as it...
  11. pic inside of the new tbh ,,,bees holding tight

    finnally got in the hive ,its been so chilly ,,,haven;t seen alot of activity but they got some in the hive somehow :)http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc124/winkin68/IMG_0422.jpg
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    Re: I know it sounds crazy, but what if....?

    ???? does the queen fly out for a p break????????????:scratch:
  13. hauling in the pollen today ,,,,finally

    every 4th bee it seemed to be hauling in full pockets of pollen,,,very lght in color ,,,I installed these packages on the 16th and we had horrible weather since but they sure were out and about today...
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    Re: I know sounds crazy

    well some people were wondering how my bees would do & the other day I tapped the outside of box ,,all sounds well ,if we can calm down on the arctic blast crap and warm a bit I'd like to feed maybe...
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    Re: beeks in IL near peoria IL

    Yeah to far from me to be worth it ,,but I'd do it if it was close just for the fact to not wanting the bees to get destroyed and also could be some good strong bees
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    beeks in IL near peoria IL

    was an ad on craigslist 2 colonies in walls of barn ,,want them out Honey Bees - Two Large Colonies (Pekin, IL)

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    Re: I know sounds crazy

    :doh:darn that info may have proved usful about an hour ago ...Thanks for the info anyway ...I was going to but was afraid of conflict...Is that the norm ,wont it agitate the existing bees ???????
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    Re: Sting near eye

    my eye swelling almost all gone today but the bone around the eye socket hurts to the touch :no:I KNOW <<<DONT TOUCH IT!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: I know sounds crazy

    I have a cooler I can warm rocks to put in to maintain temp
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    Re: I know sounds crazy

    I've got a couple questions on putting more brood in.The hive is 12 min from the only other hive I have now .How well will brood fair in transit or at what temp can I transit these safely at .Also ...
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    I know sounds crazy

    A little more than a week ago I opened hive to find what appeared to be queen cells .I decided I'd try to start a small hive (6 frame box)so I took frame with cells & 1more brood & 2 honey & 1...
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    Re: Sting near eye

    wow! diddo ,,,1st year beek since june 1st got my first sting from my hive today ,on my eyelid .Was my own fault was observing bearding and crowding on front I sighed aa little and bammm .Was...
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    Re: 12oz bear

    aye ! who's on first
  24. Thread: package?

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    Re: package?

    my neigbor lady beek had bought 3 # package for one hive that didn't make the winter ,placed in 2 deep and is now on her 5th super (mediums )...her hive right beside that over wintered has only 1...
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    Re: 2 deeps ?Help!!!

    everyone thanks for your replies ...Ive been reading alot on here since last year ,trying to prepair.I,ve wanted to raise bees since I was 10-12 and now 30 years later I,ve begun .although it would...
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