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    Re: Proof you dont always need a suit or smoker!

    Young man, please listen to what these folks have said. There's a lot of truth in what they are talking about. I know a lot of these comments could have been a bit more polite. I think we all can...
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    Re: Crushing honey comb

    I like the idea and I could use that making my own wine as well.
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    Re: Crushing honey comb

    Schism... I assembled a three bucket method. One to crush and pour off. One that is has multiple 1/2 inch drilled holes to do the first strain it sit on the cut out lid of the last bucket. Finally...
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    Crushing honey comb

    I harvested honey comb yesterday and started crushing comb with a two foot long potato masher. I got it at a local commercial kitchen supply but the thing I noticed was it couldn't press through the...
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    Re: Political signs...

    I did what pete did but they only gave me small scraps. I also watch for event signs in folks yards. Usually the day after is a good time to grab those
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    Re: How soon can I rehive a split?

    following
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    Re: my hives smell so good right now

    Nothing better. It's been like that for here all spring and into summer!
  8. Re: my 1st year experience., my bees died now what.

    You got the workings of a swarm trap. Get to work!
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    Re: Hives on the top of a building

    Good post raven. Thanks!
  10. Re: Controlling Pests on Young Apple trees in my Apiary

    Aphids are a problem on my trees. The young leaves are susceptible and show a wrinkling affect. I mix a cup of joy soap with a gallon of water and spray them down. Works for me. Good luck
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    Re: Hives on the top of a building

    Following. I've been asked about this and had several questions about this.
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    Bees and mushrooms.....

    Here' is a good article on new research on the union of a mycologist and an entomologist. It is actually pretty interesting. Enjoy...A11

    http://crosscut.com/2015/02/can-mushrooms-save-honeybee/
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    Life cycle in video

    Love those Brits.
    http://m.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-30729833
  14. One more reason to keep bees...... hair loss treatment?

    Well.... I may need to start eating more propolis.

    http://www.sciencecodex.com/honeybee_hive_sealant_promotes_hair_growth_in_mice-147248

    Alpha11
  15. Re: Greenbeehive.com anyone buy from them in past.

    Greenbee has good stuff but I'd like to add that you need to go to practical beekeeping dot com. Mr.Bush recommends using all medium eight frame. I did it and ALL my equipment is the same and I never...
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    Re: Combining hives question again

    following. I just combined my weak hive(pulled the queen to make a lure) and did the newspaper method. the weak one has struggled all year and I hated to see them suffer thru a cold winter.
  17. Re: What to do next cause I lack the experience.

    Went and did an inspection today. The queen is mated and larva were seen in the cells. Quite amazing creatures these are. Didn't find any evidence of a laying worker, the hive is calm a docile. All...
  18. Re: What to do next cause I lack the experience.

    Thanks all! As weird as it sounds I'm kind of glad both hives didn't go perfectly. I've read a lot about queen less hives and how they behave. I got to experience something small in such a large...
  19. What to do next cause I lack the experience.

    Installed a package on 4April2014 and by the 29th It was queenless. On 5May2014 I spotted 6 queencells As for the first queen she did lay a good round of initial brood in four partial frames. Today...
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    Re: Well, I shoulda left them alone.

    Let us know how it all pans out please.
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    European Foul up

    I'm gonna post this question after I lay out some ground work of where I'm at with the condition of my hives. Bought two, 3 lb packages and installed 4/4/14. Running 8 frame mediums with screened...
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    Re: Sky Fishing for Drones video

    Interesting.
  23. Re: Foundationless frames for the foundationless of knowledge?

    Tried the fishing line. The weight of the wax just pulled it right off the line. Didn't have any rubber bands at the time. Think next time I'm gonna try the bands.
  24. Thread: Loud bees!!!!

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    Re: Loud bees!!!!

    Dang. That's not good. Good luck and keep us posted.
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    Re: Loud bees!!!!

    You stated you released her. Did you leave her in a cage for a few days and then release her or just put her in there?
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