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    Re: First sting ever

    Working with out a veil with my brother i got a mild sting on my cheek. not bad at all. 3 hours later my brother calls to see if the sting hurt or got swollen. I said no not at all as I rubbed the...
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    Re: Winter Losses or Success?

    MY first year having bees survive. the 2 seasons before i had single hives lost to robbing and starve out . i installed 2 pkgs. last april. i studied Rusty, Lauri and Mike Palmer. and Beesource...
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    Re: Mann Lake Commercial grade deeps

    I have had good luck with the budget grade deeps and shallows from them. they fit very well.
    I would contact them they are a good outfit.
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    Re: Pollen in MA in late november

    yesterday my ma. bees were out getting pollen also. There were so many it was just as you describe, summertime. the temps were 50ish. they were the bigger older ones. maybe their last lifetime chores.
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    Re: Fall Harvest

    I was told my dark honey like yours was from knotweed. And its delicious.
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    Re: mowing around hive

    MY hives are 2o yds from the patio. Its a jungle of tall weeds and wild blackberry bushes growing within a foot of each hive.
    The clearest spot is behind the hives that get trampled down for hive...
  7. Thread: Hive Lift?

    by mike martel
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    Re: Hive Lift?

    Brandy, I went looking on the Grangers catalog under hand trucks and dollies
    They have a brand called Magliner There is an assortment of material handlers
    and adapters you may be interested in....
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    Re: Bees Chase Away Swallows

    I have a small koi pond about 22ft x 16ft. and 2 hives 20 yds. from it. birds were swooping down snatching bees.
    A heron was flying over the pond licking its chops. I went to the hardware store and...
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    Re: Starting w/ foundationless frames & nuc

    Me too, thanks Michael
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    Re: Met a great beekeeper!

    i have enjoyed John Pulta's website. A darn nice fellow, who loves to help beekeepers.
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    Re: How to lower moisture content

    oh boy, i was just wondering if you pull a deep vacuum on the honey, would it turn to a near solid?
    hmmm. maybe sometime will try it.
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    Re: How to lower moisture content

    if you knew a hvac guy you could pour into a pressure cooker and he hooks up his vacuum pump
    it would be bone dry in 24 hours. too bad your so far away from here.
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    Re: First Sting Yesterday

    i too got stung today on top of my bald head, twice. i have two hives about ten feet apart. three feet
    at the sides of the entrance i have chairs set up for my viewing pleasure, checking for...
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    Re: Online beekeeping courses?

    i like the northwest new jersey beekeepers assoc. web site for my bee education.
    they have recorded speaker seminars and good videos.
  15. Thread: Dark Queen

    by mike martel
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    Re: Dark Queen

    wow she looks huge !
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    Re: Bee Old Wive's Tales

    just last weekend i went to my brothers home to check his hive for a possible split
    he has this one hive and pulls off a 5 gallon bucket spring and fall. the hive is going on 4 years
    this spring. i...
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    Re: PSU online course

    i took this course a year or so ago. being new it was useful, however i have gained more knowledge on this site and youtube sessions with michael palmer and so many others. i would buy a package of...
  18. Thread: Queen .

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    Re: Queen .

    thanks for sharing, Glock. real nice bee yard isn't it great? you betcha
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    Re: Hello from Ma.

    Welcome, Ashburnham is beautiful country. Join your local beekeepers club to really be successful.
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    Re: I'd like to Introduce myself.

    welcome, Ernie
    i hope you share many of your good fortunes as well of misfortunes and your knowledge . Enjoy
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    Re: Queen has not been released

    Marc, did you remove the plug at the end of the cage. if so a nail hole through the candy end may help. be careful not to
    hit the queen.
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    Re: Greetings from Medfield, MA

    i wish you well, Nathan hope you join a beekeepers association near you to share your information and learn
    from others. i also will be picking up 2 packages on the 7th. mine from rick renault of...
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    Re: March Hive Check - post them here

    lost my one and only hive. looked good in jan. died late feb. going to try to find out why
    getting 2 packages early april. need to learn more.
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    Re: one to one recipes

    i just take the 5# bag, dump it in a container, fill the bag with water and dump into the container and stir
  25. Re: has anyone here done the Penn State online beekeeping 101 course?

    this site is great ceebee. i have booked marked it and as it is so educational and easy access
    thankyou for posting. mike
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