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  1. Thread: Hive

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    Hive

    About a month ago I thought that one of my hives died during the winter. Then all of a sudden I started to see activity. I decided to open it up and see how weak they were. When I did, I was correct...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I have a hive at my friends house and got a call around 1pm today that the bees were in the air. When I got there (2 miles away), the flying bees were gone, but the front of the hive was covered. 80...
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

    Sunflowers 73160
  4. Re: is it worth it to build your own supers and hive bodys?

    Yeah but you can say that about anything that you do. If your a delivery driver, why chance driving your car for petty stuff when you could get into an accident.

    Can't live your life afraid all...
  5. Thread: wiped

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    wiped

    Just found out that the President of our local association had everything on his property, except for his house, wiped out from a fire. He had well over 100 hives and was one of three, i think, that...
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    Re: "To Oil or not to Oil"

    Instead of using oil, use dish soap and water. Might have to fill it up every three days, but not as messy as oil.
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    Re: Paint? Seal.. or natural?

    Here is a thread in another part of the forum that will help you out.

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?250437-Thompsans-water-sealer
  8. Thread: nail guns

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    Re: nail guns

    Man I finally used it today and it saved me atleast 4 hours of work. I so wish I had put this thread up before I did the 40 deep frames when I first started.

    Thanks for the help.
  9. Thread: 6 weeks

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    6 weeks

    Thats right, 6 weeks ago today I received my two 4-frame nucs . Checked on them Monday evening and quickly discovered that they are moving faster then I thought. I had already added another deep,...
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    Re: What is going on here?

    My bees have been doing this for the last week and I know there is a queen laying in my hive.
  11. Thread: Dead

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    Re: Dead

    It is a small super (atleast that is what I was told when I bought it).
  12. Thread: Dead

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    Re: Dead

    I would love to, but I feel like I am 2 weeks behind because they built those instead of on the new frames and there were full of eggs.
  13. Thread: Dead

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    Re: Dead

    Here is a pic of what they did with that feeder. Hope it isn't to big.

    http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k148/Okaive/bees/SAM_0103.jpg
  14. Thread: Water jugs

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    Water jugs

    Is the 5 gal water jugs viable to put honey in for storage?
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    Re: crazy package arrival

    For any company not to allow insurance, especially that small of distance, I would not do business with them.
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    Re: The bees are going nuts!

    Congrats.

    I am still waiting for that day when they are bringing in some loads of stuff.
  17. Thread: Dead

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    Re: Dead

    oh that sucks. and everything we were doing to my bees, i would have thought that one of us would have gotten stung. wish they would stay that sweet all year round, but I know that is wishfull...
  18. Thread: Dead

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    Re: Dead

    here you go.

    http://www.draperbee.com/beesupplies/supply%20images/Hive_Top_Feeder.jpg
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    Re: Dog Sting (close call)

    Good to know. I have two boxers and have another hive at a friends house that has 1 boxer and they are in the yard all the time when I am not at home.
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    Re: Robbing!!!! Or orientation?

    No pics?
  21. Thread: Dead

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    Re: Dead

    oh it was very nice to see that.

    Today my mentor and I opened the two hives that I have. I had top feeders on them and I can now say that those are worst thing I could have purchased. The bees...
  22. Thread: Dead

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    Re: Dead

    I don't smoke mine. I sometimes don't even smoke mine when opening up the hive.
  23. Thread: Dead

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    Dead

    Well my new hive looked dead when I went to it this morning. Not a one was out of the hive. No activity at all.

    I decided to mow the lawn before doing anything else. As soon as I got to the hive,...
  24. Re: Please Help Save our Bees,We Beeks Need to Educate Public Better!?

    Ahh see you have an alternative to my way of keeping pests out. Unfortunately I cannot own one of those diseased rodents that you have. :)
  25. Re: Please Help Save our Bees,We Beeks Need to Educate Public Better!?

    Well you are welcome. I love going out in my front lawn and making it the perfect cut green square in the neighborhood and wish my neighbors would do the same thing with their front. I hate looking...
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