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    where to buy a queen bee in IL?

    I'm looking for a bee farm to buy a queen right now in Central Illinois. Long lane has no queens, so I wonder if anybody knows another place I can order a queen? Thanks a lot.

    -bbm
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    what if I leave a super on?

    what is the worst situation over the winter if I leave a super with not capped honey in a colony?
    Thanks.
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    how to store frames with combs

    I have taken my supers off my bee colonies, and I have no shed, so I put all the frames with combs in the garage. Right now central IL is very warm, we got a lot of bees into our garage. What is the...
  4. Re: To all first year beekeepers installing packages...

    I got my first pkg of bees yesterday, and put them in a new Lang hive at 6pm. The italian queen walked around in the cage before I put her cage in the hive. There are some drones in the pkg, and a...
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    Re: Installing a swarm into a new TBH - 9 April 2011

    great pictures!
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    Re: Pics of my new Honey Room

    looking good!
  7. Thread: lots of drones

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    Re: lots of drons

    Your queen could be running out of eggs
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    Re: "No Treatment of Honey Bees Report" by StevenG

    what if I don't divide the hive so often? I know they will swarm, but my purpose to start beekeeping is not for honey production, is for the environment. Will my colonies still be strong?
  9. Thread: TBH question

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    TBH question

    if my top bars are not 1 and half width, shorter than that, more like 1 and 1/4, will that still be ok? or too short? Is the 1 and half very strick and important for the top bar hive?
    thanks
  10. Thread: Does NASONOV work?

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    Does NASONOV work?

    I plan to start new 2 new hives this spring. I ordered a package of bees, but also wanna try to use NASONOV to lure more bees to my other hive. Dadant & Sons sells a 5-pk NASONOV. Does it work well?...
  11. Thread: hello everybody

    by bbm
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    hello everybody

    I am a new beekeeper from Champaign IL. :D:D I took a beekeeping class this summer. I am a doctor doing research on honey bee behavior and genetics.
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