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  1. Thread: Sunflowers

    by rogerd
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    I used to farm where there were a lot of oil...

    I used to farm where there were a lot of oil sunflowers planted and the beekeepers would bring in a lot of hives for the sunflower bloom.The sunflowers were a little later blooming than most things...
  2. Thread: Sunflowers

    by rogerd
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    Sunflowers

    I don't think deer will bother the sunflowers till after they have bloomed so the bee's should get to forage them first.Then the birds or deer will have good eating.
    Thank you
    Roger
  3. Thread: Marketing

    by rogerd
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    How do the commercial producers market there...

    How do the commercial producers market there honey?What kind of price do they get?
  4. Thread: Feeding

    by rogerd
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    I like using bags.It takes a lot of bags though...

    I like using bags.It takes a lot of bags though and sometimes the bees or ants chew holes in them so you can't reuse them.
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    How does a package split itself?

    How does a package split itself?
  6. Thread: KILL OFF HIVE

    by rogerd
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    If you want to get rid of them I could probable...

    If you want to get rid of them I could probable arrange to pick them up.
  7. Thread: swarming

    by rogerd
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    The most likely swarm time is late morning to...

    The most likely swarm time is late morning to early afternoon.I just captured a swarm this weekend.Had out a couple of those round swarm traps that Mann Lake sells.Noticed bee activity at both of...
  8. Thread: Swarm coming?

    by rogerd
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    Today I noticed a lot of bee activity at 2 swarm...

    Today I noticed a lot of bee activity at 2 swarm traps I have out and in a hive body that was abandoned last year.Were these scouts looking for a home?
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    Thats interesting,I have bee's close to my garden...

    Thats interesting,I have bee's close to my garden too.I'll have to see if I get a simular responce.Maybe it is the smell of digging them.
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    what is the connection between harvesting...

    what is the connection between harvesting potatoe's and upsetting the bee's?
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    I'm from Minnesota near Fergus Falls.Where the...

    I'm from Minnesota near Fergus Falls.Where the heck is Alberta?
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    I've used bags and they work great.One problem I...

    I've used bags and they work great.One problem I had was when I fed a new hived swarm and ants got in the hive and chewed holes in the bag.Otherwise I like them.Very few drowned bees.
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    Two years ago I recieved 2 packages of bee's by...

    Two years ago I recieved 2 packages of bee's by united parcel.The driver brought them right to my door.


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  14. Thread: aunt problems

    by rogerd
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    Put your hive on short legs with each leg in a...

    Put your hive on short legs with each leg in a tin can and add a little oil to each can and the ants won't cross it.
  15. I like the zip lock bags for feeding.Just put a 1...

    I like the zip lock bags for feeding.Just put a 1 to 2 inch slit init and you get very few drowned bees.With the cool weather we have in the north I have problems with drowning with a divisin board...
  16. Thread: Buckwheat Info

    by rogerd
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    Shumway seed co. has it.www.shumway.com or...

    Shumway seed co. has it.www.shumway.com or Ph.800-342-9461
  17. Thread: sugar syrup

    by rogerd
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    The one gallon size zip lock bags worked great...

    The one gallon size zip lock bags worked great for me last fall.Lay it out good and flat,make the slit toward the high end of the bag if your hive isn't quite level and don't make the slit too...
  18. Thread: White Vinigar

    by rogerd
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    Anyone tried this and does it work?If so how do...

    Anyone tried this and does it work?If so how do you use it,thanks.
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