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    Re: What kinds of flowers here?

    the second picture with the yellow flowers looks like plantain to me. No not the banana either. :) Broad leaf plantain, I use the leaves as a poultice for bee stings.. ironic huh.
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    Re: The Walmart Swarm

    Your totally going to be on people of walmart now, you have to be!! Too funny! And great job :)
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    Re: Spider eating a BEE!!

    Oh man, Im so not a fan of spiders. Gives me the willies!!!

    But we have wolf spiders here, and they get pretty big but are much darker.

    Creepy creepy, good luck!!
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    Re: Already drawing out comb....

    Great picture!!!
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    Re: Grooved frame with Duragilt

    ya Im mored confused now. I just bought duragilt foundation and grooved frames. Whats preferred grooved or wedge?

    And what kind of glue do you guys use?
  6. Thread: Beek Karma

    by Denise
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    Re: Beek Karma

    Whoa, that is amazing! If you ever need a hand Id love to tag along, help out and learn!
    Great picture and thats so good you found the queen!!!

    I went on a cut out at my parents house and helped...
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    Re: Installed first package- a few questions

    Funny video!! No gloves, your crazy :D Look forward to the next one!!

    Good luck!
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    Re: My Daughters first hive.

    That is awesome!!!! She is so cute and that hive is adorable, great job dad!!!

    My son is 8 and I got him a suit for easter, he cant wait to get out there! Just waiting on our package to arrive!!! ...
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    Poll: Re: Hobbyist--How long?

    My first hive survived there first winter....then a bear came :D

    I cant wait untill I can say Ive been beekeeping for years!! Id like to get a couple more hives, not to make money but for personal...
  10. Thread: To All Members

    by Denise
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    Re: To All Members

    Im so sorry, I pray you find peace and your family does as well. Stay strong
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    Re: Natural Comb - Wonderful Stuff

    Nice pic!


    A female beekeeper here :)

    No sugar stirring or beer getting for me thank you :D
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    Re: Inspecting to much?

    Great tips!! As far as ratcheting them down, does anyone else do that. Ive seen in before but hadnt done it, so then the bear may tip the hive over but cant get into it, right? Im going to consider...
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    Re: Inspecting to much?

    No I didnt harvest any, and when I checked this spring they were alive and still had honey to spare so I could have....then a bear came and wiped em all out completly. So Im starting all over this...
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    Re: Inspecting to much?

    Last year was my first season and I checked way to much at first, I was so paranoid they werent doing ok, the queen was gone, they were making another one, I had a laying worker, too many drones. I...
  15. Thread: my queen

    by Denise
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    Re: my queen

    Im always afraid of smooshing her too!

    I work in Elmira NY, small world!!!
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    Re: Beginner needs help!

    Its nerve racking at first, it will all be ok though! I prefer to browse through catalogs then online, makes it so much easier. For me that is. So for next time, get catalogs you can flip back and...
  17. Thread: Location.

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    Re: Location.

    I dont have any bees yet, or the fence up yet. But I plan on baiting him/her, I dont want this to happen again. I didnt harvest any honey last year it was there first year, and when I inspected them...
  18. Thread: Location.

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    Re: Location.

    Oh this one will be electrified. And not far from its old location, im on 2 acres. So its close still.

    I had a dog kennel 10x10x6' tall, the bear climbed right over it. I was silly for thinking it...
  19. Thread: Location.

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    Re: Location.

    I dont get much dust, its not a bad road. But of course there is still some dust being a dirt road.

    Thanks for the advice. I didnt want to move it to find out later it was a bad move!

    I will...
  20. Thread: Location.

    by Denise
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    Location.

    I am moving my hive, due to bear damage. To a more open spot in my yard. But its near a dirt road, like 30' or so off the road. Is that ok, to be so close to a dirt road? My road doesnt get really...
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    Re: Stung through a bee-suit

    Oh for sure!! Im not going gloveless anytime soon!!!! Just cant wait till I can is all. My gloves are so bulky, its hard sometimes! But Im keepin em on for now :)
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    Re: Stung through a bee-suit

    In a year Ive only been stung once, and that was by a dead bee I picked off some comb, after a bear got to em. I wear white coveralls and a zipped vail, all loose fitting. I cant wait to be confident...
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    Re: Bee sting Salves

    Find some plantain growing wild, chew it up and slap it on the sting, with in seconds instant relief!! Pulls the stinger right out as well!!

    I make a salve out of plantain, if anyone is interested...
  24. Re: Mid March Reminder in Central NH....the bears are back

    Thanks everyone!!

    This bear destroyed the colony, every last bee is gone, eaten or left to die. Every frame tore to shreds, except the empty ones, there were a few. The supers are the only thing I...
  25. Re: Mid March Reminder in Central NH....the bears are back

    hey Im not far from Lindley, I live in Gillett PA! Watch out for that bear lol!
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