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  1. Re: "You know you are a real beekeeper when..."

    when you are pushing your two year old in Lowe's past the stacks of 5 gallon buckets of paint and he says " look at that honey"..... I'm so proud of him!
  2. I usually shake them off of the limb or 'bump'...

    I usually shake them off of the limb or 'bump' them off with a good whack into a bucket and then pour them down onto the frames on top of the hive. If it is a big one, I take out a few frames in the...
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    If you guys knew Nursebee, you'd know this...

    If you guys knew Nursebee, you'd know this 'gentle ground bees ' thing was
    an attempt at humor...it did make me laugh a little...:)
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    My buddy said he thinks he read in ABC and XYZ ...

    My buddy said he thinks he read in ABC and XYZ that blue honey made in eastern NC was from the eastern sourwood tree and it may have had something to do with aluminum in the soil?
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    Arrow electric brad nailer works great along with...

    Arrow electric brad nailer works great along with titebond III. It (nailer)was not that expensive and makes me run like a Japanese factory compared to how I used to do it with the hammer and those...
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    The bucket works okay, but on the end of the 14...

    The bucket works okay, but on the end of the 14 foot closet poles, it gets to be like wrestling an anaconda! If they are WAAAY up I actually try to tilt it over as much as possible without dumping...
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    nursebee, I've seen your truck, you sure it was...

    nursebee, I've seen your truck, you sure it was just "a few days"?
    I'm kidding, that is a big old nasty mess! Hope you had a little diesel fuel for them.
    rand
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    thanks for the info, links and opinions everyone...

    thanks for the info, links and opinions everyone . I think I'll order the Walt Wright manuscript on checkerboarding.
    Nursebee ,Those were foam boxes were neat. If neighbors report someone hauling...
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    thanks Michael...I was hoping you'd weigh in. I...

    thanks Michael...I was hoping you'd weigh in.
    I guess if they want to swarm as evidenced by queen cells (capped and ready) and they swarm , rather than being SPLIT, one of the new queens may take...
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    pinching queen cells when splitting

    Okay, I am finally "out of the closet"...no more 'lurking'...I have a question and this is my first post so I hope I am doing this correctly.
    I am a third year beekeeper and to avoid as many swarms...
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