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    Re: Hi from Southwest MN

    Welcome to beesource.
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    Re: Bear Problems

    Bears are something I have to deal with in my area. Wife was just out walking the back part of the property and found fresh (steaming) bear scat. I was looking at this fencer....
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    Re: Treatment-Free Dilemma

    Define seeing mites? How are you checking for them?
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    Re: keeping nucs over winter

    Depends search mda splitter method. Or look at Michael Bushs website.
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    Re: Take the honey and kill the bees

    I would let it ride. Then you will know for sure if they are not strong enough to make it thru the winter. At worst you will have all of them die out which is the same out come as the shake out. Best...
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    Re: Question about Nucs

    Would a division board feeder be tight enough to keep the hives apart?
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    Question about Nucs

    Really this is about the equipment part. I was wondering if you could use a full deep as a nuc... I can see that there may be issues with too much space and SHB etc... Is there any way to use a full...
  8. Re: Hi There! I'm moments away from ordering a complete hive kit! Any Advice?

    I am in the same boat and I am currently saving up to get into beekeeping. Its not cheap and I tried looking for used equipment and there is just nothing out there to purchase. I have spent since Jan...
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    Re: New Member

    Welcome, Mperry
    I am very new to beekeeping but have found that joining the MHBA to one of the best and cheapest investments I have made so far in bee keeping.
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    Re: brood break technique and timing?

    I am a newbee so take this with a grain of salt. Your original idea sounds a bit like MDA splitting. Your in florida so you likely have more time. Up here in the northland we have very few days...
  11. Re: What kind of bee is this and should I worry about it.

    I use that foaming hornet spray. I have had yellow jackets, bald face hornets and European hornet. I hate them all with a passion.
  12. Thread: Hornet

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    Re: Hornet

    Looks like bald faced hornets to me. A mean bunch they are... hives will have 300-700 hornets when up to speed. I just took out one in a tree that was just about head level. The best stuff to use is...
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    Re: Feed them peaches?

    Would this also work for say pressed apple cider? I have 30 Plus apple trees some planted just for deer. Once they start really producing I will have more apples then I can stand. I have a press as...
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    Re: Yard Location

    Thanks guys I am shooting for as much sun as possible. I have a creek that is approx 50 yards away. I did not want to get it closer due to flooding that occurs in the spring and sometimes after large...
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    Yard Location

    Lord willing I am going to be getting 3 nucs in the spring of 2014. I am now trying to prep a area for a yard. I have a few questions for those of you that are in northern climates. I am in East...
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    Re: old timers

    Don't you love Capitalism.... Supply and demand rules the roost. In my area it would seem that we have more supply then demand. If I go to craigs list I can find 3 posting of different apiaries that...
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    Re: No honey in the honey supers

    I am wondering would it be wise to feed them at this point?
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    Re: Off the wagon

    Did you check out this site http://scientificbeekeeping.com/

    Its very well written and his research on using powder sugar to slow down the mites was interesting. What got my attention is that he...
  19. Re: Monsanto & Bayer Working On Varroa Mite Solutions

    I am no friend of Monsanto and I think there GMO stuff should not be used. That being said we all know that Monsanto will do what is best for Monsanto... right now that is to try and prove that their...
  20. Re: Monsanto & Bayer Working On Varroa Mite Solutions

    Key word is what if.... Neonic may also be a problem. However we can't figure it out if you have so many competing issues. We work on solving them and when you get one out of the way its easyer to...
  21. Re: Monsanto & Bayer Working On Varroa Mite Solutions

    Well of course they are working on killing the Varro... its the only chance they have to deflect the accusation that GMO crops are killing off bees. The question is what if this does work and work...
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    Re: Is WiFi transmitter dangerous

    Well don't be aiming it thru the yard. You want a fully clear line of site from your antenna to the other antenna. Don't have any flight path in front of it.
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    Re: Is WiFi transmitter dangerous

    You will need to use directional antennas so the signal should be contained. I would not stand directly in the antennas as path. My isp is a WISP and they use 2.4 and 900mhz.
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    Re: NewBEE from Upstate NY

    Welcome aboard, I am in the same spot as you and have been doing all I can to learn about bees before I jump in in 2014.
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    Re: green house for wintering bees

    Sheepdog I had been thinking about the same idea. I am not worried about the snow but at times we can get to -30 to -40F in Minnesota. Can a bee cluster handle temps that low for very long?
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