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    Re: When to start Spring Feeding

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesfeeding.htm
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    Re: Beekeeping in 20 years?

    Agree:thumbsup:
  3. Re: Just when i thought my bees had made it through the winter..... UGH

    Thanks for your self evident wisdom in this matter, your contributions to the intended purpose of this board does not go unnoticed.:thumbsup:
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    Re: Best Topical for Bee Sting

    I am going to try this with some of MB Plantain in the wax stick..Plantains are also not bad on a salad. At least my kids think so.
  5. Re: KelleyBee's Phone Support, which to choose to check out my order?

    I am not sure where you are in Iowa but Dadant is in Sioux city. I think their prices are really high but if you need something in a pinch they are near. I have had good luck with Walter T. I know...
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    Re: Want to make just a few queens

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesafewgoodqueens.htm


    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesqueenrearing.htm

    I plan to use the Hopkins system with a cloak board.
  7. Re: At a loss...I just don't understand

    I could not sale my brackish setup that I was putting together so... I just kept it. I still love puffers.
  8. Re: Bee Keeping Accident: Could have been FAR WORSE IMO

    You had me at "meat head" and "dead lift". I am a student of D.I. Hepburn and M. Rippetoe and the fact that your impatient of people not doing what they say and you keep bees...we would have a lot to...
  9. Re: At a loss...I just don't understand

    I appreciate your enthusiasm to get this problem whipped but I would recommend that you slow down and take the time to understand the problem. There are tons of website that cover varrora as a...
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    Re: Wood Pellets for smoker fuel?

    cardboard-ish egg crates and green brome grass works for me. I plan on building one of theses
    http://www.bushfarms.com/images/SmokerInsert3.jpg
  11. Shaking in nurse bees from another hive.

    When you are building a cell starter can you shake in additional nurse bees from another hive? Will there bee any in fighting?
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    Re: 8 frame...how to space?

    I plan to sand down my frames and get 9. I have one hive that likes to get a bit crazy on the foundationless up in the brood chamber so I will see if this helps....
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    Re: Grants for beginners

    Man I want to bite that baited hook so bad.. but it would add nothing to the conversation:( on thee other hand if you wanted to PM for a response to open up a respectful dialog on the topic of how...
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    Re: Grants for beginners

    maybe the responses from a few of the bee keepers have to do with chapter 6. Yes I know it has to do with getting money for farming and not bees but it still is relevant in my opinion.
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    Re: What to do after winter?

    OAV.. treatment as their realy should be no brood to speak of. Then either pray for thanks or more wisdom the next time around..based upon the out come of the hive.
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    Re: Vegans don't eat honey?

    http://www.veggieboards.com/content/type/61/id/38303/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL
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    Re: oxalic acid

    http://scientificbeekeeping.com/oxalic-acid-questions-answers-and-more-questions-part-1-of-2-parts/


    Mode of Action

    Many plants use oxalic acid, and/or its oxalate salts, to discourage insects...
  18. Re: Is this noraml behavior with bee suppliers?

    Things ended up well for me as far as getting bees last year when all was said and done and I am blessed. I think Langstroth saying to the effect that "love of bee often cause love of home and many...
  19. Re: Is this noraml behavior with bee suppliers?

    Not wanting to really drag out a dead horse but I just got a notification from face book on a review that I left on this suppliers facebook page back in MAY OF LAST YEAR which was to inform me that...
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    Re: eco wood treatment

    Those are some fine looking hives!!
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    Re: Should I give up or try again?

    I have not seen the list of books you plan to read. If you have a Kindle or an E-reader you can get a lot of them for free. Also your local Library can get them for you. Their are also a fair amount...
  22. Re: Nucs or packages near Kansas city

    I dont know if desmoies is to far
    http://www.russianbee.com/
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    Re: Aronia berries

    As far as the flavor is concerned let me say this. My 2 year old daughter will pop a few in her mouth, chew them up and then get a sour face and spit them out. Then she will do it again and again its...
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    Re: 8 frame hives

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beeseightframemedium.htm


    Number of Frames
    Now that we have a frame size you need to pick a hive size. Standard is 10 frames. There is much to be said for being...
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    Re: Aronia berries

    I live 4 miles from here.
    http://sawmillhollow.com/
    One of the largest in the usa.
    I have one bush my self. Any where between 5-15 dollars per pound for organic and it does not take too many...
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