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    Re: How did you get into beekeeping?

    My story is very similar to yours.
    Iraq Combat Vet & Wounded Warrior, got into it as a type of therapy & have fallen head over heels for bees.
  2. Re: Starting to think beekeepers are cheap. lol

    lol
    Beekeeping isn't cheap.
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    Re: Sick "Black" Bees

    Sometimes it will run its course, go away, and the hive will recover.
    Sometimes the hive will dwindle away to nothing.
    It's just one of those things, I just kinda sit back & watch and see what...
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    Re: Complety empty hive

    I've had this happen.
    In my case, I believe they left due to pressure from carpenter ants.
  5. Re: Africanized Honey Bee's? Coastal Virginia...

    Wow...
    You burnt them?

    Like others have said, we are in a dearth, get a better bee suite, your gonna get stung get tough, don't give up so easily, and I am saying this with no offense meant but:...
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    Re: Watch my bees - Live from Michigan!

    Got an error:
    This webpage is not available
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    Re: Drones got the boot!

    It is to early for drones to get booted in my area.
    I would think it's a bit early for yours as well, but who knows with this crazy weather we have been having...
    You might should check their...
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    Re: Fall mite treatment schedule

    I've found it is extremely effective and easy to use. Just hang two strips per box in the brood area.
    It's a one time treatment -strips stay in the hive for about 6 weeks, exposing all mites as they...
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    Re: Fall mite treatment schedule

    Gonna start my Apivar treatments tomorrow.
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    Re: Sugar Water Recipe

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    Double post
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    Re: Sugar Water Recipe

    The way I have been mixing a 1:1 up is a 4lb bag in a gallon milk jug then filled with water.
    Gonna experiment some & try adding a bit of ProHealth along with a dash of Agrilabs Vitamins &...
  12. Re: Some bees crawling in grass in front of hive

    I thought HMF was only a concern with high-fructose corn syrup.
    Never heard anyone say not to boil sugar water before.
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    Re: hayforkquilter

    Welcome aboard.
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    Re: Bee-pocolypse. Reality or Fiction?

    Dupe
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?301628-Why-the-fuss-over-bees-Is-the-U-S-in-the-midst-of-a-bee-pocalypse-The-science-says
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    Re: Trapout Base of Oak Tree

    From this Ol' Cavalry Scout & Iraq Combat Vet, I have much respect for you Nam guys.
    I admire the strength and courage of Vietnam vets. To me, those soldiers in the jungle are my heroes.
    During our...
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    Re: Please post pics of your hive stands!!

    Here is a pic of one of my double nucs I had just setup.
    I live in a hilly area & the pallets and block are easy to come by. ...
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    Re: Just Smokin'

    Pine, small animal pet bedding from Tractor Supply.
    Comes in a big bag, cheap, and goes a long ways.
  18. Re: Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    It might take a bit more effort to set frames up like this, but I like how it looks like a perfect broodsnest.
    Worker in the center with stores on the outside & tops.
    Doable for a hobbyist like me,...
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    Re: New package looks real sick

    Victim of a robbery?
  20. Re: Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    I am going to make a bunch of these come winter.
    Makes to much sense not to.
    Beautifully arranged order.
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    Re: Frame feeders: making a no-drown top

    Take a look at the "Cap & Ladder" design used by the Mann Lake Frame Feeders.
    I have had no drowning issues with that design.
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    Re: Want to work bare handed?

    I wouldn't want DEET near my bees.
  23. Re: Suggestions for feeding Double Nuc boxes?

    There is three sizes: 805 = 1 gal, 825 = 1.5 gal, 845 = 2 gal
    I use the 1 gal in the double nuc in the supers and can fit 2 frames comfortably in there. You might be able to squeeze a third in there...
  24. Re: Suggestions for feeding Double Nuc boxes?

    Been using the Mann Lake Frame Feeders with caps & ladders in mine.
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    Re: Hop Guard II

    I got a email from Mann Lake this morning advertising that they are selling it.
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