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  1. Re: How much money can a beekeeper make in a year owning 100 hives?

    I just read through this entire thread. It was interesting, to say the least. If I had stopped reading after the first couple of pages, I would be out trying to sell my 7 beehives tomorrow, lest I go...
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    Re: It's harder than I thought...

    Try not to think of bee keeping as "hard". The better adjective would be "complicated". If keeping bees were easy and free, then everyone would be doing it. Try not to worry too much. You are likely...
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    Re: Extracting two frames

    I agree with Orion, about a quart per frame. A little heat will make the honey drain better. You might try parking your car in the sun with the windows up, and putting the frame, strainer, and...
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    Re: Discouraged newbee

    I'm on my 2nd year beekeeping, so take it for what it's worth. The smoker is your friend. Also, you might try wearing a bee suit and gloves until you get more experience. Don't be discouraged by a...
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    Re: Kelly 200p extractor transformation

    Sweet! (no pun intended)
  6. Thread: Getting a drink

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    Re: Getting a drink

    Cool!
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    Re: Queenless frame of bees, where to put them?

    New beekeeper here, so take it for what it's worth. I caught a swarm, but didn't get them all (I found out later that you are supposed to let the swarm sit in an open box, where you caught them,...
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    Re: Hello from Brown County, Indiana

    Welcome! I hope you find beesource to be as useful as I have.
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    Re: first time selling nucs question

    I'm a newbee, so take my post for what it's worth. The guy I bought nucs from last year (and will buy a couple more from this year) had me bring hives to his apiary. He took 5 frames from each of my...
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    Re: Long Live the King

    I think I'll pull up some BB on my Ipod. The Blues has got the blues today.
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    Re: What made you decide to keep bees?

    I just decided out of the blue to become a beekeeper. I think God told me to do it. No kidding. As a kid, I was fascinated with bees, and how they work so well together. Anyway I was just sitting...
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    Re: cutouts- free, or who pays to repair

    I'm a rookie beekeeper. I am going tomorrow to look at a possible cutout in a barn. I told the owner that I will remove the bees, and do as little damage as possible, but I am not a carpenter, and he...
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    Re: Flyaway Barrier Recommendations

    Maybe make a frame the size you want your barrier to be and plant wisteria beneath it.
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    Re: Queen mating question.

    I read somewhere that a queen will not mate with drones from her own colony.
  15. Re: Retired NYPD Bee Keeper Says "Bullying" Made Him Leave the Force

    I was wondering the same thing.
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    Re: Hello from central Mississippi

    Thanks Americas
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    Re: Hello from central Mississippi

    Thanks warmbees. Doesn't seem to be that many long-term marriages these days. I already obsess over my current hobby (auto racing) so my wife is really happy that now have 2 hobbies to bore her to...
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    Re: Hello from central Mississippi

    Thanks for the welcome Randy. I'm originally from Starkville, but I've been living in Kosciusko since '88. -Cliff
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    Hello from central Mississippi

    Hey all. My name is Cliff, my funny screen name is my radio call sign (b1) and the initials of the fire department (kfd) where I've worked for the past 17 years. I'm 51 years old, I've been married...
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