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    Re: Robert Russell Apiaries - Update

    One thing the letter mentioned is to not put a claim until I was instructed to do so. All I can do is be happy that it was only one nuc. :(
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    Re: Robert Russell Apiaries - Update

    I had ordered one nuc in 2011, never received it and never heard back from my many inquires to RA. Now I have received a letter from a bankruptcy service that noted that I do not have the right to...
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    Eddie Izzard Bee humor

    I hope you enjoy this, although it's highly inaccurate, I found it funny.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs-tl6GBOBo
  4. Thread: Drone brood?

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    Re: Drone brood?

    Yes, teacher. :)
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    Re: Drone brood?

    If it is a bad start, do you think she'll improve? Or would it be safer to just requeen now?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Drone brood?

    I am really terrible at finding eggs, so I didn't see any multiples. In the larger view of this picture (http://www.flickr.com/photos/66005432@N05/7653683778/in/photostream), it appears that at least...
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    Drone brood?

    I would love to get opinions on whether or not I have laying workers. Do these look like drone brood to you? The surface does the brood does have that Kix cereal look.

    Thanks!
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    Has anyone seen this during requeening?

    I'm in the process of re-queening one of my hives. She's still in the box, and when I last checked on her, the bees in the hive had built some comb right in front of her box (in between the frames)...
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    Re: Homemade Honey Extractor

    If the plastic can you are using is not food grade, you could have been leaching toxic chemicals into your honey!
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    Re: Cleaning burr comb

    If you know anyone with chickens, you can give it to them to eat. I've heard that chickens can metabolize the omega-3 oils in the wax and will produced omega-3 rich eggs.
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    Re: Bee pooping behavior

    They have been able to fly, but it has been cool lately (~50F). I only go in the hive if it's closer to 60F. Will nosema look different than regular poo?
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    Bee pooping behavior

    Hello all,

    This may be because my hive is currently dying (my queen stopped laying sometime in the winter), but can anyone tells me what's going on here? I was in my hive last weekend, and I saw a...
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    Re: What are my bees doing VIDEO

    It looks like they are taking orientation flights. That's when a newly-promoted-to-forager bee takes practice flights.
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    Re: Bee Hives in a Barn

    I've seen things about keeping beehives "indoors", except that they have the bottom opening sealed and have a hole in the top that leads to a tube. The tube then leads to a hole in the wall which...
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    Re: Russel Apiaries need some customer service

    Speaking of Russel Apiaries, has anyone ever successfully arranged a piggy-back nuc delivery? I just found out about the delivery system a month ago and posted on their forum but haven't had any...
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    Re: do i need a smoker?

    When I first started, I had read that you don't need a smoker. That philosophy ended quickly after my first inspection.
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    Re: Russell Apiaries

    Feh. I did the same thing about an order that I placed in November and have not heard anything back yet.
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    Re: Potentially silly bear question

    Did you have the chain link fence electrified also? If not, how far apart were the electric and chain link fence?
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    Re: Potentially silly bear question

    Bluegrass,

    That is the exact situation. I'm not sure that I could do the mink traps, since I have cats. I'm thinking that if I run the wire outside of the trees and up the side of the deck, I will...
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    Re: Potentially silly bear question

    We've seen bears at our house. The same with my brother who is just east of Concord.
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    Potentially silly bear question

    I am thinking of moving my one hive to a sunnier spot. However, the stop is next to my back deck which comes off the second story of our house. Is there any chance that bears would be able to figure...
  22. Thread: Brood IDing

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    Re: Brood IDing

    Ah, you are correct. I got so excited by seeing my Alma Mater, I missed the other school, Ohio State University.
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    Brood IDing

    A friend of mine just posted about this site: http://www.extension.org/pages/61320/broodmapper:-honey-bee-development-and-citizen-science. It's a program that teaches you how to identify brood...
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    Re: Hello from Istanbul, Turkey

    Hello Istanbul!

    Are you familiar with the song Constantinople (not Istanbul)?

    I would love to visit your country some day. Please do keep us updated in how your bees are doing!

    Thanks!
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    Re: Destroying the whole hive question

    Good point. Does anyone know what kind of plastic is used in bee frames?
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