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  1. Re: I need tips for selling honey at farmers market

    Yup, I got flagged on Craigs too.

    Offer a small (inexpensive) sized container. You'll be surprised how many come back to buy a pint or more later. The 2oz bears or 1/4 pint jelly jars are perfect...
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    Re: Weight of a honey frame

    A pint jar of honey (16 oz) weighs more than a pound, at least mine have.
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    Re: What's your favorite gadget?

    I'd like to see pictures of the handmade frame holder :)
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    Re: What's your favorite gadget?

    William's Hive Tool and my little lightweight 3 legged folding stool. Both these items make tending my girls easier. The William's hive tool has a J hook incorporated into the design and pops up a...
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    Package Bees Progress

    Today's inspection photos. They all have 6/10 frames covered. The brood patterns all look good.
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    Re: What is this cell?

    I agree, looks like a drone cell. NICE inspection photos and looks like you and your girls are doing great!
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    Re: The hardest thing for a new Bee Keeper?

    1- Getting the girls through the winter.
    2- Lighting my smoker.....sad, but true.
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    Re: Dead

    I had the same experience with the hivetop feeder last Spring. What a mess to clean up every week.
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    Re: Incubator Experts???

    With the early die-off it may be a bacterial problem. That's the only thing I can think since it sure sounds like you are no newb at using the incubator. Finding the source of the bacteria will be...
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    Re: Will Queens always pipe?

    I can't help but wonder about this too. Be a useful thing indeed!
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    Re: Did I place the queen cage right?

    I hung my queen cages horizontal. I used a short length of wire and a small strip of tape to hang her between the frames after removing the cage cap. I'm a new beek and saw this in one of the package...
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    Re: What kind of music do your bees like

    I packed a couple of classical CDs for the bee pickup road trip. I maybe better include some heavy metal.....just in case I end up with some of those head banger queens:D
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    Re: Hi from northern Wisconsin

    Above freezing temps are great!!
  14. Re: Best diameter for round hole upper entrances?

    They fix things how they want them in a hurry. I'm using 3/4 holes in mine. They propolized that down to 1/2 inch. I'll stick with 3/4 holes and wine corks.
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    Re: Hello from Manitowoc WI

    Waves Hello from NE WI!
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    Re: Judging bee temperament...

    I consider the hive I have right now "gentle". I still won't go down there without suiting up and smoker in hand.
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    Re: pellet stove pellets for smoker

    I used the pellets and had good luck with them. Easy to get going and lots of smoke. I also have dry pine needles and like those too. There is an all pine version of the stove pellets available up...
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    Re: Bees and Chickens

    I have chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, and bees all in 20 yds of each other. The bees are left alone and I have never seen the fowl attempt to eat a live bee more than once. The ones that try it are...
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    Re: Beeks in Southern Wisconsin

    Enjoy your visit to WI!!
    I'm up here near John & Sheri.
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    Re: Beginner worries

    Yep, I too have a bad case of the new beek Hee Bee Gee Bees.
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    Re: Let's form the "I Hate Winter Club"

    Thanks!! I'll have to give this a try :)
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    Re: Let's form the "I Hate Winter Club"

    I can probably manage to ice fish AND wonder how my cluster of girls are doing at the same time.
  23. Re: When do you wrap your hives in Wisconsin?

    I didn't wrap. I did put up a windbreak. I had a small amount of brood when I dug around in there during that last warm period we had. I fed syrup and patties until it got too cold for them to take...
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    Re: Light colors??

    I have long sleeve cotton shirts that are off white and light tan. I sewed them shut up the button placket. I tuck in, put on the gloves, pop on the veil, a little duct tape on the jeans cuffs and...
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    Re: fighting over honey

    Would it be reasonable to think that a few of the dead bees may actually have been bees that came in from hives/area other than the "Home" bees?? I would think an open puddle of honey would be...
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