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    Re: Political signs...

    Cloake board partition, mating nuc dividers, mite drop boards, nuc bottom adjustable vent, weather proof hive notes (pin to outside of hive), follower boards.....
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    Re: Political signs...

    And I am a VERY good citizen ;)
  3. Thread: I'm pumped!

    by Dubhe
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    Re: I'm pumped!

    So come on Brad, don't keep us waiting- how are they laying?
  4. Re: Photos of USDA based Pol-Line/Carniolan first generation cross

    Thanks for sharing Lauri those are some fine looking queens. Made my morning.
  5. Re: Seven days post virgin installation inspection

    Do you have the resources & weather to give it another go this season?
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    Re: Let me show you whats in my swarm truck.

    Very cool. Thanks
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    Re: When and how far to move traps?

    I've been putting out traps off and on for 5 years- haven't caught one yet. Personally, I think swarm trapping is the beek version of snipe hunting.
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    Re: Confessions of a first time grafter

    I just tack a cloth "apron" onto the front entrance and shake the cell starter bees onto it. The cranky foragers fly off and the nurse bees march right into the hive and are immediately welcomed by...
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    Brood Progression in Time Lapse

    A gift from our friends across the pond.....

    http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150522-the-transformation-of-a-bee-in-60-seconds
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    Re: "Bees don't read ..."

    Just got beat up by my girls. This thread got me thinking and sure enough, found a couple of outlaw biker magazines on the bottom boards. I miss the simpler, old days.
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    Re: Bees have made a home in my house

    Question to the OP: Are you absolutely certain that they're honeybees?
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    Re: NYC Lives up to it's Reputation

    Good grief, I step away for a couple of years and you all go to weed. That's why we can't have nice things.
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    Re: Pseudo Name on Bee Source

    Dubhe, Arabic for "back of the great bear," is a star in the constellation Ursa Major. As a patrol cop for 28 years (ok, patrol sergeant), we are regarded as the backbone of the department. Or was...
  14. Thread: Is Honey Halal?

    by Dubhe
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    Is Honey Halal?

    I know that it's enjoyed by many in the Muslim community, and that it's mentioned in the Koran, but is it intrinsically Halal, and does the method of processing it alter that?
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    Re: 4 Season Hive Cover

    I know this is statistically insignificant, but I have 20 hives, 2 which have had these ventilation boxes. Neither have swarmed, came through winters well, and they've been my top producers.
  16. Thread: Full Bloom Apiay

    by Dubhe
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    Re: Full Bloom Apiay

    Add me to the list of happy, satisfied customers. Thanks Alan.
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    Re: marking the queen

    Now.........does anyone have a mneumonic device for remembering this?
    :)
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    Re: Let's talk Ross Rounds

    Bueller, Bueller............
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    Re: Let's talk Ross Rounds

    For those of you who dispense with the RRs and produce your own "cut comb honey," how do you package it?
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    Re: Interaction with Brushy Mountain

    Outside of the Spring rush, I've always found Brushy's products & service to be excellent. I placed 2 orders this March & both took weeks to ship out. Actually I think they forgot about me. One...
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    Re: Easy 5-frame nuc plans

    I think this thread has officially gone viral. Thanks for the plans D.
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    Re: Easy 5-frame nuc plans

    I made about 10 similar nuc bodies (mediums) last season and while they seem to be holding up well, they are bowing out in the middle. I think 1/2 inch plywood works much better with the bottom...
  23. Re: How Monsanto, Dow and the US Govt are planning to kill your bees

    Hold up a minute everyone, I have to run to the kitchen & get some more popcorn.

    OK. Thanks
  24. Thread: Honey & Jihad

    by Dubhe
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    Honey & Jihad

    Here's a story for you. Honeybees, politics, ju ju trees, and honey as an aphrodisiac.

    http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2010/02/201022614434920573.html
  25. Thread: sticky gloves

    by Dubhe
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    Re: sticky gloves

    Nitrile work great, but there's nothing like the smell of leather gloves and propolis.
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