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    Re: Trouble finding eggs - help needed

    Thats what I need to do!
    At my age the eyes don't see as well as they used to.
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    Re: whats up with the shipping cost?

    Mann Lake has FREE shipping at this time on orders over $100 but not sure for how much longer.
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    Re: fruit tree spraying

    Any fruit spray that is applied early in the spring should be a dormant spray which would consist of a horticultural oil and lime sulfur.
    The oil smothers any insects and eggs that are hiding on the...
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    Re: fruit tree spraying

    Pyrethrin, and it's synthetic cousin, Permethrin, are both excellent killers of bees! I wouldn't even want hives NEAR there, once he starts spraying!

    But, WHY would he want to spray an insect...
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    Re: Where to buy woodenwear

    Mann Lake has free shipping right now!
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    Re: Chickens and bees?

    We just put up a "sloppy" chicken wire fence around what we don't want them getting into. They sure keep the weeds down and I'm sure they eat a lot of seeds left over after fall clean up.
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    Re: Chickens and bees?

    I have a fairly large chicken yard from fall to late spring, (I use chickens to clean up my garden after the growing season).
    I have hives in the garden as well with no problems at all, they seam to...
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    Where is the pollen coming from?

    Last week I had a 54 degree day and decided to install pollen patties in my hives, when i had them open i noticed the bee's were allready brining in pollen.
    The snow here is just melting away nicely...
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    Re: Lost all my hives! :-(

    I lost one out of five, it was the only one that i didn't leave the screened bottom board open! go figure!
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    which extractor

    I am going to purchase an extractor soon but I am having a difficult time making up my mind as to which one to buy.
    Does anyone have a preference? I am leaning towards the dadant little wonder at...
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    laying workers again

    Hi, I posted a question on laying workers the other day and it seems to me that it will be very hard to introduce a queen into that hive without her being killed.
    So my question today is, could this...
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    Laying workers?

    I checked one of my splits today and had 3 and/or 4 eggs in a lot of the cells.
    I didn't see a queen and am guessing that there isn't one and have a laying worker problem.
    I plan to combine this...
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    Re: dead bees

    They seem to be all workers
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    dead bees

    I have a problem with one of my hives, there are a couple hundred dead and dieing bees on the ground in front of the hive. This hive is my strongest one out of 4 and sits 2 feet from one of them. The...
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    What I've read says to requeen every year or two...

    What I've read says to requeen every year or two they didn't say anything about genetics being the reason. It was to keep the hive strong with a good laying queen.
    Another question, how can you be...
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    queen replacement

    Again, I'm new and won't even have bees until spring but I have been doning a lot of reading and I have a question on requeening a hive.
    I read that it is best to replace a queen with a purchased...
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    Hey Guys, give PL premiun polyurethane...

    Hey Guys, give PL premiun polyurethane construction adhesive by Henkel corp a try, I am a carpenter by trade and this is the best glue made in my opinion.
    The only problem is it only comes in tubes...
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    Like I said I haven't ever haldled bees befor but...

    Like I said I haven't ever haldled bees befor but I have talk with several beeks and one set back to plastic is there are many voids in the frame that make great hidding places for hive beatles.
    ...
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    Frame quality from big name suppliers.

    Hello all,
    Let me start by saying that I am looking very forward to spring because I am so new to beekeeping that I don't have any bees yet. I have a nice wood shop and have built several hive...
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    I got the 1/8" mesh from our local hardware...

    I got the 1/8" mesh from our local hardware store, they didn't have it on the display but after asking I found out they had it in the back.
    They had plenty of it, so give your local hardware a try...
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    OK another feeding question

    Sorry about the last thread, I guess it was a stupid question.
    But I do have another....
    Is there a difference in what sugar is used? Cane or beet?
    Or doesn't it matter.
    I just want to make sure...
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    Sorry I did say it may be a stupid question.

    Sorry I did say it may be a stupid question.
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    This one may seem like a dumb question

    Just wondering if you could feed bee's fruit juice?
    There seems to be a lot of sugar in them, like white grape for example.
    Sorry if this is a dumb question.

    Thanks

    Jim
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    another foundation question

    Fist of all I would like to thank everyone on your replies to my threads.
    You guys are great!
    Now I have another question on foundation, a few of you replied to my last thread and said go...
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    foudation question from the new guy

    I feel like a kid in a candy store with a thousand dicisions to make.
    I need to know what foundation you use, plastic or wax.
    I'm having trouble making up my mind, i would think that wax would be...
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