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    Re: Northern Bee Keepers

    I've had Carniolans survive the UP winters here. But the last winter was especially brutal. I lost my bees. My friend lost her bees. And a local apiary had 100% bee loss (many hives)...
  2. Re: Customer having "reaction" to my honey??? Input please...

    Reminds me of my grandmother who is 'terribly allergic' to chocolate. And yet, she likes hot cocoa and white chocolate. When I point out that each product contains chocolate (cocoa butter in the...
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    Re: Hows everyones hives doing?

    I just hived two nucs Thursday after losing my bees this past winter. I was watching them, and the girls are bringing in a lot of pollen. The dandelions only just exploded here, so it is perfect for...
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    Bumblebee Colony

    My goats and I got a rather nasty surprise yesterday. We accidentally found an underground bumblebee nest in the goat pasture. It happened pretty quickly. One moment I was working on clicker training...
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    Re: Grandson and Stingy

    I bet your grandson will be on the path of being a beekeeper with your positive influence :D
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    Re: Reason for just getting stung?

    I think sometimes they're just more cranky! For instance, when I was watching a hive of mine, 10 yards away, sitting on the ground, and well away from the flight path, after 20 minutes a kamikaze bee...
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    Re: Preschool class materials

    I'd suggest bringing some pieces of drawn comb to pass around, such as the kind you might remove if the bees build it in a bad spot. Kids REALLY like hands on stuff, so being able to touch and feel a...
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    Re: Another air rifle thread

    Got it, air rifle =/= bb gun! I was thinking of Red Ryder when I read the title, to be honest :D! But I am guessing an air rifle is much more grown up?
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    Re: Another air rifle thread

    I honestly prefer a 10/22 for regular ole plinking and target shooting, as well as taking out small varmints. I have my Dad's Ruger that he has owned since he was a kid. I know it isn't a pellet gun,...
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    Re: Apis cerana japonica

    Too cool! Thanks for sharing! Too bad I didn't know of Apis cerana japonica when I lived in Yokosuka, I would have loved to learn about them firsthand! Even if my spoken Japanese was rusty back then,...
  11. Re: Video: 30 hornets vs. 30,000 bees. WARNING!!!: Violence

    If you watch the entire documentary, it is filmed in Japan. No need to worry about the Japanese Giant Hornet here in the U.S.
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    Re: Foreign honey being smuggled in?

    Whether honey from banned countries is making it to supermarkets or not, it truly is better to support your local honey producer as opposed to buying a honey bear off the shelf of wally world!
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    Re: Lots of pollen, no honey stores

    By 'practically empty' do you mean there wasn't even much in the way of brood? Or just empty of honey? Just curious as to why you have five supers on if you aren't getting any honey, and the brood...
  14. Thread: Earthquake

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    Re: Earthquake

    When I lived in Japan we had little earthquakes all the time. Sometimes the only way you knew was if you saw a glass of water or something vibrating. We'd always say it was Godzilla stirring in his...
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    Re: Other Hives Robbing my Nucs

    Not terribly advanced, but feeding the other hives will likely take care of the robbing. Especially if you are in a dearth. That one nuc being fed is like a golden beacon for the others since they...
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    Re: Trespassing and Killing Bees

    But "No Trespassing" signs are necessary to display clear desire for there to be NO TRESPASSERS on your property. In fact, many cops won't pursue trespassing charges unless there is a sign put up to...
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    Re: combined hives killed my queen

    I just kinda did the same thing. I combined a previous split with a nuc I just bought off another beek, so the hive could be strong for winter. The split had made its own queen, but I wanted to keep...
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    Re: billy the exterminator

    That guy is a HUGE joke. I just happened to see an episode when it caught my attention over the snake he'd just caught. He was claiming it was a burmese or reticulated python. When I saw what he was...
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    Re: Did I Do The Right Thing?

    Well, in today's inspection, all the queen cells are capped. I've been keeping a close eye on the old hive for swarm activity, so either they decided not to because of the new frames, or, as I...
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    Re: A Questionl Why????????

    No clue which common cooking spice might be enticing bees, but I have a simple experiment to figure out which is the culprit. Simply put out a small sample of each spice (if you are allowed to) in...
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    Re: very painful stings...normal?

    I think about 10% of the population get what is known as large, local reactions in response to a beesting. Significant swelling and redness that can take up to a week to go down. I am one of those...
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    Re: Did I Do The Right Thing?

    Whew, glad the general consensus is that the split was OK. You're all right though, winter will be cutting it really close. I mean, with the ultra late spring, time already was short. I will...
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    Did I Do The Right Thing?

    OK, I only have one hive and I've had it since may. It has two deeps and a medium super on. The medium hasn't been on long at all, a week. Anyway, I did a hive inspection today with my father (who is...
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    Re: Bee sting reaction

    Sometimes steroids are necessary if the swelling is bad, like has been mentioned. A bit of swelling at the site is normal, but some people, about 10% of the population, can have what is known as a...
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    Re: Raising chicks

    The best method is definitely the one that works for the person who uses it! A lot of differences out there, with different pros and cons! Though for all of them, cleanliness is definitely a must!...
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