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  1. Re: What's she gathering from my cucumber leaves?

    We had major problem with wpm on our cukes too. Haven't seen any of our bees on it though.
  2. Re: Won a blue ribbon at the fair for our honey!

    Congrats!
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    Re: Please help dont know what to do.

    Mine were doing that in the heat too. Took the dog out at 11pm w/ the flashlight and shined light on hive and was surprised to see so many bees outside. Temps returned to normal and so did the bees.
  4. Re: Anyone ever have an extreme abnormal reaction to a single sting?

    Installing an OH this spring and a bee got in my sleeve and stung me and I was by myself so I didn't mess with the stinger for quite awhile. My arm swelled from my elbow to my knuckle joints - kinda...
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    Re: Eggs to larva photo

    THAT is a great picture. Thanks for sharing.
  6. Re: Had to kill a colony... depressing. Can I reuse the comb?

    MSDS says it's Dichlorvos. Looks like wicked bad stuff. I wouldn't use it.

    Sorry to hear about your bees.
  7. Re: Is a cluster on a queen cage a good sign or a bad sign?

    I had a big cluster on the package I installed into my observation hive. I brushed them off and did a direct release. She is laying well.
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    Re: Hows everyones hives doing?

    Bees are doing great! I'm a newb that did two lang hives and one observation hive. The OH has been installed less than two weeks and already have 5 frames completely drawn out and loaded with...
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    Re: Well, Bees are in...

    Congrats! I'm a new bee keeper too. Really enjoying them.
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    Re: tick granules? seven ?

    I wouldn't use it. I'm pretty sure it says it kills bees (that may just be use on flowering plants, but not sure I'd take the chance). Do you live someplace where you could get some guinea fowl? ...
  11. Thread: Taking Photos

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    Re: Taking Photos

    Great photo ForrestB!

    I have my wife or daughter take pics whilst I'm busy otherwise...
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    New Observation Hive

    Built an Ulster OH from an 8 frame box. Cut it down to 5 frame and added top. Bee's are happily enjoying new home. We are happy watching b-tv! :O) Thanks to Michael Bush's book "The Practical...
  13. Thread: bee tragedy

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    bee tragedy

    Some folks wont be getting their bees this year. A lot of folks getting free-bees... Glad nobody got seriously hurt. Although 50 stings probably seriously hurts.
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  14. Thread: Hi from Ohio

    by dbarry
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    Re: Hi from Ohio

    Thanks everybody! I got my packages this weekend. Installed on Saturday morning. Bought The Practical Beekeeper a couple weeks ago and did some serious cramming. Went top entrance, mediums,...
  15. Thread: Hi from Ohio

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    Re: Hi from Ohio

    Thanks everybody. Bum news today, my bees wont be in for another two weeks. Heavy rains in GA keeping local supplier from picking them up. :(
  16. Thread: Hi from Ohio

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    Hi from Ohio

    1st time bee-keeper. Getting my bees tomorrow. (2 packages.) So looking forward to learning more about bees. Got an observation hive built, but I think I'll start them in regular hives and move...
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