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    Re: Just think of all the bee forage.....

    Well worth it. I started this when I started keeping bees. I get my dutch white clover seed at a local farm store that sells "by the pound" out of big bags (coated with nitrogen-fixing bacteria...
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    Re: New from Southern Virginia

    Welcome. I'm from Botetourt. There are lots of great resources here on Beesource. HunterApiaries.com has some good links to materials for further reading. And Michael Bush's site has great...
  3. Re: new book "Garden Plants for honey bees" is great

    Thanks. Now I know I'll get one for me and one for the bee club.
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    Re: Brushy Mountain Shipping

    Brushy Mountain the past two years (and I assume we'll hear this year as well) had free shipping on moderate size orders in December. also as said above, watch for Thanksgiving Friday/Monday offers....
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    Re: How many of you started with just one hive?

    2 is a lot better than 1.
    1 is a lot better than 0.
    I advise 2 but sometimes we have limits.

    To help with 2...
    Call Dadant at Chatham to see if they have any info or advice.
    The Commonwealth...
  6. Re: Will the vibrations of the lawn mower disturb the bees?

    If you are cautious, you can smoke the entrance before starting and/or wear your suit or at least veil. Like others have said, there is enormous variability of defensiveness due to flow/dearth,...
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    Re: New England vacation

    What point would you say was "at peak"?
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    Re: To sum up beekeeping

    This is great. Could we have permission to use with acknowledgment?
  9. Thread: need help?

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    Re: need help?

    you'll need hot water to get 2:1 to dissolve. because of that many use a little less sugar, such as 5 parts sugar to 3 parts water. That would be 5 pound bag of sugar with 3 pints of water. It...
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    Re: Question on Bottom Board

    After you have all those bees in the medium boxes, you can use your deep box either to cover internal feed containers or for swarm traps. So nothing ultimately wasted.
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    Re: Question on Bottom Board

    I would suggest you check out Freeman Beetle traps or something similar -- they are a screened bottom board with an oil trap that captures/kills Small Hive Beetles. With the trap in you don't get...
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    Re: Nails for assembling Langstroth beehives

    Graham,
    I thank you for all the help you provide so many!
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    Re: Purchasing hive parts

    I have found Brushy Mountain equipment excellent, Dadant's also very good. If you want to wait until Thanksgiving and December you may find sale prices and/or free shipping. Mann Lake has free...
  14. Re: My first 95 days as a beekeep, where did I go wrong? What's the prognosis?

    I second the robbing screen immediately -- you can search threads here to get a design.
    The Mite Away (formic acid) makes it that much harder to protect against robbers as it messes with hive odors....
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    Re: Have you ever proselytized for beekeeping?

    Yes, I think we represent an interesting hobby and important environmental protection group.
    Some people are interested in being beekeepers and helping them get started is appropriate; they get an...
  16. Thread: hello

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    Re: hello

    Welcome.
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    Re: Common mistakes or other topics for a class.

    proper care, lighting, maintenance, and use of smoker -- some don't get it started properly or use the right amount.
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    Re: I hope I didn't start something bad

    installing robber screen, at least on the weakest hive, for a few days would be a good precaution.
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    Re: Mark's new Honey Label

    I think you might keep your old label around a little longer.
    I propose a market test: mark these jars "Premium" and mark the price up several dollars and put them beside honey with your old...
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    Re: Man, Honey is Great!

    I'll just repeat a wise word from my mentor the first time we extracted my honey: "Some people eat so much [fresh delicious honey] that they get sick."
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    Re: Post pic of queen

    this is a great thread. thanks.
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    Re: Hello - New Beekeeper here from Bedford VA

    Yes, welcome neighbor. Please come to the Botetourt Club sometime as my guest. We meet first Mondays at 7:00 in Fincastle Community Center. If you come 460 you can meet at my place and I'll give...
  23. Thread: Hive turned mean

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    Re: Hive turned mean

    it doesn't sound like it could be the queen. dearth seems more likely -- some flow but not as much as they want?
  24. Thread: Hello

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    Re: Hello

    Welcome -- I can't imagine any hobby more fun.
    Queen of the Sun had a few quotes and scenes that didn't make good sense to experienced beekeepers, but was fun to watch.

    If you like movies....go...
  25. Thread: Too many bees??

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    Re: Too many bees??

    At the point how big it the hive and how much drawn comb, how many frames of brood, how many frames of bees?
    (Probably will not change the advise above one bit but may be helpful in thinking about...
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