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  1. Source of nectar after popcorn tree?

    The popcorn flow is over here in south mississippi and i was wondering if anyone knew of a flow that happens during this time.
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    How much will bees eat after flow?

    I have some full supers on my hives now, but am unable to extract them for a month because the person who i extract with is out of town. I think the flow might end soon. I live in south mississippi...
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    any one with success?

    I guess what i am looking for now is someone who has a trick to make them easy to open. is there a special tempurature, angle, or time? Being easy open is very important because the people that want...
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    honey straw help

    I make my straws the time consuming way because i dont need many. I seal the ends with an impulse sealer. The only problem i have is that the straws are not easy to open with your mouth like the ones...
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    Popcorn tree also known as chinese tallow 39565 ...

    Popcorn tree also known as chinese tallow
    39565 5/27/08
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    worry about robbing?

    Is there a danger of robbing with a communal feeder?
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    Best beekeeping books?

    I am fairly new to beekeeping and am learning all the time. I want to expand my bee library to include classic books and any other books experienced beekeepers have found useful. Any topic related to...
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    Hurricanes?

    What are peoples experiences with hurricanes and bee hives?
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    Is that it?

    My neighbor down the street already has more than that so i guess i shouldn't put that many on my property.
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    Surrounding area

    There are lots of woods surrounding one side of the hives then to the other side people have houses and about a half a mile away there is a huge feild of clover. When driving through the neighborhood...
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    How many hives in a yard?

    How many bees can i keep in my yard without the honey production per hive being lowered? There are lots of woods close by. There are also some hives down the street.
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    containers for cutcomb

    I ran out of conatiners for cut comb and instad of ordering new ones i was wondering if anybody knew where i could get some. Does walmart have a cheap plastic container that customers can just throw...
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    using dark wax

    I have some wax that has been laid on only once and is only a little dark. If i heat it will i be able to seperate the light wax from whatever makes it dark?
  14. Guardstar a waste?

    I recently bought some guardstar and used it around my hives. I have received mixed reviews in its effectiveness. Anybody used it successfully?
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    Bees slow to get started

    I woke up today and walked out to my hives at around 10 and noticed very little activity. Later in the day they are always very busy. The hives are located in the morning sun, but they seem to get a...
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    Any thoughts?

    Any thoughts?
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    Shipping prices

    How much does it cost to send a one or two pound plastic jar of honey in the mail? Does it depend on where it is going?
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    Prices?

    Hey i was just wondering how much it costs to ship a couple pounds of honey?
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    Cold Weather

    Thanks for the advice. I just realized that maybe there was less honey than i expected because the past two nights have been record lows here. Could two cold nights make them consume a noticeable...
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    Yes i am using an excluder

    Yes i am using an excluder but the bees are already above it because they have filled one super already. It seems like they have just stalled. Can i feed them even if there is honey on the hive?
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    Shallow Super Questions

    I put some supers on my hive a while back that were just the wax foundation. My bees seem extremely slow to draw it out. I was just wondering the average time for the bees to draw out the wax and...
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    Cinnamon stops ants

    I have had good results using powdered cinnamon around my hives to keep ants away. You can get it pretty cheap and it doesn't harm the bees.
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