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    Re: ideas for smoker fuel ???

    Interesting. Those of you who burn cardboard, do you use corrugated cardboard (Amazon or Dadant shipping box) or cardstock cardboard (like a cereal box)?

    Jerry, if you like the paper pulp egg...
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    Re: 1sr hive Russian or Italian

    I'll give you the same advice I was given when I asked the question:
    1. Join your local Beekeeping Association
    2. Read every beekeeping book you can get your hands on, read preiodicals (magazines)...
  3. Re: News Story: Indictments From Honey Laundering Sting

    Looks like they built a solid foundation for their case. Hopefully, those responsible will end up in a cell.
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    Re: Lack of Honeybees on flowers

    Your pictures did not come through for me, but when I puched your description into a search browser, it spit out American Bugbane. And now I have to clean all this foliage out of my cubicle before...
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    Re: Beekeeping, there's an app for that?

    Put the iPhone/iPod Touch in a sandwich baggie prior to heading out to the apiary? That's what I would try.
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    Re: Anyone Familiar with Manuka Honey ?

    :doh: This is terrible news it all the claims are true. Why? Because bacteria are in the continual arms race of adaptation. If people keep exposing bacteria to this new antibiotic, then only the...
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    Re: Weirdest Sting for me

    Youch!! That sounds like no fun. I also got my first honeybee sting this summer. I got one of the girls stuck between my foot and my sandal, and she stung the arch of my foot (normal sting,...
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    Central Mass looking for Mentor

    Greetings! I am planning to start beekeeping in 2011. However, before the season ends, I would much appreciate an opportunity to accompany an experienced beekeeper working on their hives. I am...
  9. Re: Can "some" hives in a bee yard be natural/untreated?

    I think running 5 out of 25 hives as untreated hives would present problems due to drift.

    The argument is that your untreated hives develop in competition with the mites so that the bees are...
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    Re: Hey old man winter!

    Texas, Pennsylvania, Maryland, seems like everybody got snow except us. :waiting:

    Hey! I live in New England. Where's MY snow? :lookout: I LIKE the snow, that's one of the reasons I like...
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    Re: Hey old man winter!

    I (and all the other MA state employees) were released at noon yesterday due to the impending snowstorm.
    Hometown of Norwich, CT got about 4-6 inches, but it was HEAVY shoveling at 0500 today. ...
  12. Re: Just a little story I thought might interest some beekeepers

    Very good. Bittersweet, but good. :)
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    Re: Random Thoughts

    :eek: And that moment is now. :sleep:
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    Who needs a shower head?

    Or just do what we did in one of my early college apartments: put a bucket under the spigot and use a large Wendy's cup (or Taco Bell, the key is that the cup is plastic) to rinse with. Just kneel...
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    This is not quite a Cinco de Mayo joke, but sort...

    This is not quite a Cinco de Mayo joke, but sort of...

    Move over Cinco de Mayo, there is a new Holiday moving into your neighborhood. Mark your calendars, as this year, 5/4 was officially...
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    Orange Hammer 31 What does that say about me?...

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    What does that say about me? [Sean Connery]The name's Normal. Abbie Normal.[/Sean Connery] :D
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    This one always cracks me up!! :D What I find...

    This one always cracks me up!! :D

    What I find really funny, is how many people believe me when I tell this story. :lpf: I recently decided to try my hand at real estate. Anyone interested in...
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    I remember reading on MB's website that he dipped...

    I remember reading on MB's website that he dipped his hives in a heated beeswax/turpentine mixture. You can check his website for the details.
    They come out looking really pretty!
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    I have been inspired...

    I always hear this story in that old Maine accent (think Burt and I, if you know who they are).

    The other day I was out Lobstering in Casco Bay. I spent 12 hours hauling lobster pots, replacing...
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    *sigh* I miss snow. I didn't get to see any...

    *sigh* I miss snow. I didn't get to see any snow this year.

    My whole winter I only got temps down to the 30's. No ice, no snow, though we did get rain and the resulting mud. I will never...
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    An oldie but a goodie!! It's taken years,...

    An oldie but a goodie!!

    It's taken years, but DW thinks fart jokes are funny. I am such a lucky man. :D
  22. :eek: I second that. :D

    :eek: I second that. :D
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    I am planning to rent it when I get home (if I...

    I am planning to rent it when I get home (if I can). It came on over AFN a month ago, but I was not able to make the time to watch it. I am not sure if I will watch it w/ DW or not, could hit a...
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    Chris, I applaud you for starting on a new...

    Chris,

    I applaud you for starting on a new hobby and wanting to learn as much as you can. :applause:

    A saying that I have seen over and over in my 3 years lurking here on the forums is, "Ask...
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    Welcome!!! Always good to see a new beek! I'm...

    Welcome!!! Always good to see a new beek! I'm new to this myself, though I have read a lot.

    Utah is a very appropriate place to keep bees, it is the beehive state, after all. :)
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