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  1. Thread: 8 frame or 10

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    Re: 8 frame or 10

    If you were to pose this at a MN Hobby Beekeepers Association meeting, they would give you the same answer ddb123 gave. The "Minnesota Method" that the beelab at the UofM advocates for (which the...
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    Re: What's the fuss about dandelions?

    I think you need more bees so you can get better utilization of your dandelion crop.

    :D
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    Re: Pick-up pushed back!

    Yes, delays are inevitable. Last year, due to an unusually cold spring here in Minnesnota, my bees did not come in until late May.

    However, this year our early shipment (there are 2 in this area...
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    Re: Kill the queen or give them more brood?

    What does the brood comb look like?

    If a majority is capped, have eggs or have larvae, then the queen is doing her part and you should give her more time. If you have a frame of brood from...
  5. Thread: Brood Honey

    by quilaho
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    Re: Brood Honey

    Stella ... Yes, picking up 2 packages today! I'm off to Beekeeping In Northern Climates Part 2 shortly then, this evening after that, I have to swing over through Stillwater to pickup the packages at...
  6. Thread: Brood Honey

    by quilaho
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    Brood Honey

    I'm about to begin my second beekeeping season. Neither of my hives from season one made it resulting in quite a few frames of unused brood honey. What is the most effective, productive way to...
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    Honey Never Spoils

    A tidbit I ran across while continuing my research ...

    http://www.jackterry.net/honey/granulation.html


    I wanna know who got to eat the 2000 year old honey.
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    Re: Mentor needed in East Central MN

    So, how many here subscribe to Michael's recipe of all 8 frame mediums with a hive consisting of 4 mediums for brood and honey, no extractor plastic PF120 frames and a migratory top (which I still...
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    Re: Mentor needed in East Central MN

    Thank you, Adrian.

    I'm a little over half way through the "How to start Beekeeping" section. I notice that most lean towards starting with a nuc. I don't see those in the price lists of the local...
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    Re: Mentor needed in East Central MN

    Thank you for the reply, Phil.

    MHBA membership and the U of M short coarse on beekeeping in northern climates are already on my to do list. However, while the local bee buying resources indicate...
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    Mentor needed in East Central MN

    Hello, my name is Quintin. I'm gearing up to do my first hive this spring. If any of you are in East Central MN (specifically, 6 miles east of Isanti) and are willing to teach, I'm willing to come...
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