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  1. Thread: Our first honey!

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    Re: Our first honey!

    And isn't it the best honey you've ever had ?
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    Re: Planting suggestions?

    How about buckwheat?
  3. Re: Reviews and Questions on Megabee Winter Patties

    For carbohydrate feeding in the winter, I use Dadant's winter patties. Easier than candy, and with less protein, they don't start brooding inappropriately.
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    Re: Anyone else keepng a log book?

    I love keeping log books but more so to note flows, dearths, and garden plantings.
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    Re: Returning Supers to Hives

    How do I get my extracted supers out to & on the hives without starting a bee tornado or some serious robbing?
  6. Thread: Fathers Day

    by joan
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    Re: Fathers Day

    To all the Dads out there, I thank God for you.
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    Re: Mann Lake 2 frame extractor

    We had the Mann-Lake for several years & I cannot say anything bad about it. Extracted well, no sharp edges, easy to crank. When I got my Maxant, I sold it to a hobbyist with 2 hives and he still...
  8. Thread: Skunks

    by joan
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    Re: Skunks

    That's the best way to do it, the ones I've measured, nose to back legs have averaged 15 inches. All beekeeping is local
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    Re: Macnine Washing Ventilated Suits....???

    Machine wash, gentle cycle, air dry. I have never added chlorine bleach when washing our ventilated suit or jacket.
  10. Re: What is the best cleaner for bee poop on a plexiglas skylight?

    Go to a hardware store & get some KRUD CUTTER, spray well, scrub lightly with a MR CLEAN MAGIC ERASER, rinse with plain water or window spray. Works on my car windows.
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    Re: Selling honey internationally

    Hong Kong is in China.
  12. Thread: Misplaced queen

    by joan
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    Re: Misplaced queen

    Not appreciated, Burns.
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    Re: What bee books inspire you?

    Recently purchased Mr. Taylor's "How To Do It" after having read his "Joy of Bee-Keeping" several times. It was well worth the search & the price.. "The Practical Beekeeper" by Mr. Bush is also...
  14. Thread: Dying hive

    by joan
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    Re: Dying hive

    Thank you all very much. I guess a little success is no match for all your experience. I never thought that robbing was so devastating to hives, but it makes sense now. My sincere gratitude to all...
  15. Thread: Dying hive

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    Re: Dying hive

    MiteAwayQuick strips, a softer formic acid treatment to control vaeeoa nites
  16. Thread: Dying hive

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    Re: Dying hive

    Thanks Justin, yes, I set the box back, and the nuc hive wasn't treated but were being fed, tho I did have the entrance reducer on for a one-bee passage. Thank you for your concern.
  17. Thread: Dying hive

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    Dying hive

    Today I went out to the beeyard to do inspections and remove MAQs from the hives I treated. As soon as I stepped out of my truck, I smelled something like a dead animal. The first hive I went to had...
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    Re: Beware of Betterbee

    The new & improved Betterbee has been amazing. I ordered a Maxant extractor Sunday nite after having used my hand-crank plastic one all afternoon, so it was late Sunday nite. It is on my doorstep in...
  19. Thread: Want to Share

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    Re: Want to Share

    Way to go
  20. Re: Record keeping: There's got to be a better way...

    Blue painters tape & a sharpie. You can easily rip it off with the next inspection, put a hive # on it, rip it off when you're done & re-enter the info to another recordkeeping system, or leave a...
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    Re: honey/beeswax moisturiser recipes?

    Try lotion bars...1 cup clean melted beeswax, 1 cup shea butter & 1 cup coconut oil. add 1 tsp of vit e oil. melt all together and pour into muffin pan or silicone mold. everyone I know loves them.
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    Re: Equipment Supplier

    Love the new folks @ BetterBee, but as mentioned above, all the bigger equipment dealers have something to offer.
  23. Re: Bees only storing honey in rear part of honey supers

    Just my limited experience, but I find my bees drawing anything better on the sunnier of the 2 sides in the hives.
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    Re: Bees stealing my bees?

    Perhaps she was removing a drone? Are you going into a dearth?
  25. Thread: Third supercedure

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    Third supercedure

    Started a package of California carniolans the end of April. Original queen immediately laid up at least 5-6 frames. Ten days later there is a beautiful queen cell in the middle of the frame and no...
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