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  1. Thread: Lurker in IL

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    Re: Lurker in IL

    Different people react differently, I suppose.
    I second the idea that the first few stings (for me each season) I notice more than after that. Get a good jacket with attached veil (or the full...
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    Re: The store of Valley Bee Supply

    I have some Dadant and some Brushy Mountain 8 frame equipment. I had no compatibility issues with using Valley Bee equipment with it (same dimensions).
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    Re: Sad thing about equipment

    'Tis the season to watch bee videos.
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    Re: Good bee book for teenagers?

    I recommend going to the MAAREC site and finding Beekeeping Basics, available in a PDF of about 100 pages. The PDF you can look at for free or buy the book for $7.50 or a little more. About 100...
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    Re: Honey Bees made the Bumble Bees leave

    I've had the same experience. Either there are a lot more natives, or my eyes are more open. Watching the various pollinators on the buckwheat in the morning is a joy.
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    Re: May you find a blessing in your dressing.

    Mark, thanks for sharing. I'll share that at church.
  7. Re: What species did Apis Mellifera displace in North America?

    This may be slightly off topic but still important...
    Currently, beekeepers are among the advocates for understanding and limiting the misuse of pesticides, fungicides, and perhaps herbicides, as...
  8. Thread: 1 or two oz jars

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    Re: 1 or two oz jars

    the 2 oz" plastic bears are also nice -- and the label which fits can have the couple's name and wedding date. big hit 3 times so far.

    you asked about time -- it took me a while to get the hang...
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    Re: My first little harvest!

    congratulations, the first honey is the sweetest.
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    Re: walt wright's checkerboarding

    It looks like you hive and frame dimensions are a little different -- What is your brood area (or just the dimensions of frames, etc)?
    It looks like maybe the equivalent of a US 10 frame deep (9 1/8...
  11. Thread: Mike Palmer Nuc

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    Re: Mike Palmer Nuc

    Dear Barry,

    Occasionally, moderators get thanked for what seems to me to be often a thankless job.

    Thank you.
  12. Re: When will I ever learn? CAUTION! not for the faint of heart. Nailer accident.

    I am relieved. I thought something had hurt your bees.
  13. Thread: test poll

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    Poll: Re: test poll

    finally, we can all vote for a winner.
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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...
  16. 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...
  19. 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?
  22. Thread: need help?

    by RudyT
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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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