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    Re: Equipment & Lack Thereof

    one other thought. Having your equipment (jacket/veil, smoker, fuel, lighter) with you and ready to go is a good idea while transporting your package or nuc. Be prepared.
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    Re: Equipment & Lack Thereof

    your local bee club someone might help you by loaning a jacket/veil for a day.
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    Re: How to use Bee Pro

    I recall that Megabee worked on getting it so it could be in sugar water. So I would test a small batch of Beepro to see if it stayed suspended or dropped to the bottom and made mess of the feeder.
  4. Thread: Cheap Nucs?

    by RudyT
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    Re: Cheap Nucs?

    Many people pay for veterinarians to examine animals (either pets or livestock) and give advice about care. Expensive but valuable if it works. I assume more if the vet travels.
    I keep trying to...
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    Re: Funniest bee question ever asked

    All funny, and yet having so many people who think food comes from grocery stores is a serious problem. We need to go back to Victory Gardens.
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    Re: Screen Shrubs for Virginia

    I think I recall a comment about privet honey not tasting good but don't trust my memory. Worth checking though.
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    Re: At a loss...I just don't understand

    You might consider taking a sample of the bees and sendin them to Beltsville Maryland USDA bee lab for analysis.
  8. Re: Hive Location Relative to a Barbed Wire Fence Containing Horses

    IF you search here, some say bees bother horses, some say they had no problem.
    I like the spot you've identified. I would put up 6 foot wooden fence on north and west (road) side to help block...
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    Re: Hello from New Hampshire

    welcome, I was just in Manchester, NH last week during the warm spell. Also took 101 W across the state last fall and saw some beautiful country Best wishes as you start on the most fascinating...
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    Re: How important is it to leveling your hives?

    like many things in beekeeping, you'll probably get quicker with hive leveling after a few times. As everyone says, get it level side to side -- you'll be glad. It also helps if you use bottom oil...
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    Re: Getting out yards

    I would think twice about being too near orchards -- I'd want to know how much spraying they do while in bloom.
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    Re: Fruit Farmer/Beekeeper in SC Mountains

    freeman beetle trap (you can build your own) on the bottom; handi-wipe on the top of bars.
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    Re: Looking for 1 1/4" frames

    Kelley did offer them briefly. They quit, I think I heard because they didn't meet quality standards-- I would agree. Simply have narrower end bars but not re-tooling the top made the end bar...
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    Re: Newbie Equipment/Hive Question

    A local beekeepers club and a state club are great sources of info. There is also a suppliers area on Beesource which may have responses about particular suppliers. Your first need is...
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    Re: How long do most newbies stay with beekeeping?

    thanks, Michael Bush, for the reminder from Jay Smith that unrealistic expectations are not only a 21st century phenomenon.
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    Re: How long do most newbies stay with beekeeping?

    A new hobby beekeeper can have several hives and a years learning experiences for less money than a week at the beach. Both the beachgoer and the new beekeeper bears responsibility for how to spend...
  17. Thread: Beekeeper Smell

    by RudyT
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    Re: Beekeeper Smell

    The bees will be your guide. They have a precise feedback system.
    For starters, do not smell like a bear, skunk, raccoon, mouse, flower, or gas can. When they sting gloves or your suit they mark...
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    Re: 8 frame deeps and supers

    One other small suggestion -- I inherited about 10 frame boxes but switched to 8 frame quickly. I use that "left over" 10 frame equipment for swarm traps. One deep or two shallows (with hive...
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    Re: Hunter Apiaries Pulaski, Va

    http://hunterapiaries.com/


    Beepro -- thanks. That should be within my skill set. It worked this time, but I used the "link" button above.
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    Re: bee keeping in medium boxes

    lovely pattern. while we are in the midst of cold and snow, it is good to see lovely pictures of bees and brood and even honey flowing out of a tap.

    we have visited Morro Bay twice and think it...
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    Re: Man's only beehive stolen from yard in VA.

    Since they have a description of suspects and vehicle let's hope they catch these two and give them some justice.
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    Re: Hunter Apiaries Pulaski, Va

    His stock is hygienic and I think he runs treatment free. I haven't looked closely enough to observe bee-bitten-mites but haven't seen 3 day drop counts anywhere near 30 in hives headed by his...
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    Re: Newbee in central VA

    Welcome. Where are you getting bees?
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    Re: Hunter Apiaries Pulaski, Va

    excellent queens. It would be good to get together with your neighbors to boost the neighborhood stock.
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    Re: Mann Lake 5-frame nucs

    in case someone misunderstood -- that is for nuc supers/bodies not including bottom board or top. They are noticeably narrower than Mann lake but you can mix them up acceptably.
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