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    Re: another What is this?

    OK.... I guess I trust you guys.... tasting it is not something I would have thought to do... If you never hear from me again, you'll know some bee/humans virus jumping has occurred!
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    Thanks... I'll check for varroa...
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    I didn't feed with sugar... but the graininess of the white stuff makes sense as sugar.
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    Re: another What is this?

    Yes, the ones that were still on the comb were head first in... mostly in "clumps"
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    Re: another What is this?

    Thanks... I posted them on Flicker.... see above
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    When I open my hive this spring, I was faced with all dead bees, plenty of honey still in place, some frames that looked fine and then some that had what looked like small granular stuff (dead...
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    Can I add full honey frames?

    I recently 'captured' a swarm from a downed tree. I think it is too weak to make it through the winter here, starting from nearly nothing at this late date.

    Can I take a couple of frames from...
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    building swarm removal?

    I know there is a thread for swarm removal... but no one in our area is listed. Does anyone have advice on how to remove a newly established swarm from the walls of a house? The owner took off siding...
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    I wondered about that too. All my hives are used...

    I wondered about that too. All my hives are used from a local guy who went out of business. I don't know if they had disease or what. Should I be afraid to use this equipment? How long do these...
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    With the usual disclaimers for being new at...

    With the usual disclaimers for being new at this....
    My strongest hive last fall was nearly gone this spring... only a small cluster of bees left. I decided not to re-queen and couldn't check...
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    My wife got this for me off the web at...

    My wife got this for me off the web at www.wgbh.org

    They are the ones who produced it...

    Bob Haak
    Viola, IL
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    Thanks. That is just the information I was...

    Thanks. That is just the information I was looking for. If there are any individual keepers near Viola IL that wouldn't mind teaching a beginner, I'd love to hear from you!
    Bob Haak
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    I am just starting out... bought hives at an...

    I am just starting out... bought hives at an auction last summer. I live near the Quad Cities in Illinois (NW part of state). Does anyone know of beekeeping groups that meet in this area?
    Bob
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