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    Re: Using playing cards as hive identifiers

    I took a cue from a cousin who put an Italian flag bumper sticker on one of her hives. I put a Minnesota bumper sticker on my MN Hygenics and a different Russian flag/ensignia decal on each of my...
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    Poll: Re: Help me choose my next book to read!

    I looked through the posts but at first skim didn't see "Buzz about Bees" by Juergen Tautz. Recent book with gorgeous photographs and interesting insights based on the recent research done in...
  3. Thread: Russian Bees

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    Re: Russian Bees

    Thanks for the article indeed. Also interested in personal experiences...please.
  4. Thread: Russian Bees

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    Russian Bees

    I recently purchased two 4-frame Russian bee nucs and interested in other people's experience with them. So far so good...but, I'm getting the impression they are quite different than the Italians...
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    Re: So tell I'm crazy.

    I also was able to get a copy from an inter-library loan to read before I bought, but found it worthy of (oh yes, that shipping fee...sometimes more than the item desired) the cost.

    BTW, I also...
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    Re: So tell I'm crazy.

    I see someone else has already told you that you can get it from Better Bee. I think the re-print is good. I refer to it often and have found it helpful.

    from another bee e-list I found an...
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    Re: So tell I'm crazy.

    You might check with Better Bee (www.betterbee.com) about At the Hive Entrance. I bought a copy last summer for $15...it must be back in print.
  8. Thread: Poetry Forum

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    Re: Poetry Forum

    This is lovely...the haiku and the honey bee hollow.

    Let me see if I can manage a haiku...

    Spring warm and early
    Bees longing after winter
    Come and go with joy
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    Re: Hello from northern MN

    Thanks, y'all, for the kind welcomes!:)
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    Re: History question

    On the other hand, if there is a bottom entrance as well, the bees can choose how to use each of them. I also find there is good ventilation with both openings and I do believe good ventilation is...
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    Re: History question

    Wouldn't be the first time we humans did/do that...with more beasties than just the bees...take horse stalls, for example...would a horse given its druthers put itself in a such a confined space for...
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    Re: History question

    I love the conversation and am glad I posted it. While eating breakfast, however, I read my ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture and found a lengthy discussion about the relative advantages of bottom and top...
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    Re: History question

    Michael, I had read your website last summer and the top entrance seemed like a logical option so I gave my girls the option. Last summer they used the bottom, but have shown a definite preference...
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    Re: Looking for Attractive Hive

    I saw a gorgeous copper top cover in the Better Bee catalogue this spring. Check out the website, it may be pictured there. www.betterbee.com (I think)
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    History question

    My overwintered Italian/MN Hygenic colony has been using a top entrance with a bottom entrance option. I recently acquired 2 Russian colonies with the advice to give them a top entrance. As I...
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    Hello from northern MN

    I am "newly returned to beekeeping" after several years drifting off in other directions including a day job off-farm. I have one overwintered hive of Italian/MN Hygenic and recently acquired two...
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