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    Re: Sugar price down??

    Aldi's here is .32 /lb in 4 lb bags which is a bit of a pain to open up a million bags but I can't resist the cheap price.
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    Re: Why and How Did You Start Beekeeping?

    I don't know what got me first thinking about beekeeping but after I saw a Good Eats episode about honey I thought I needed to learn more about it. I watched videos and read lots of free stuff on...
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    Re: Hey guys, From North Mississippi

    welcome from North central mo.
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    Welcome from north central MO.
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    Re: Made 100 migratory tops - photos

    Western, What are the dimensions of your cleat lumber? I was thinking about 1x3 for the vertical piece and the horizontal piece. I do like the simplicity of keith jarret's lids.
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    Re: Made 100 migratory tops - photos

    Here is a nutra bee video. His tops are all flat with no pieces that drop down in front or back. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYbLbhZXizY
    What do people do about ventilation in the winter with...
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    Re: Made 100 migratory tops - photos

    I was going to make some to try out from free 3/4 plywood I acquired. Does plywood warp if it's painted good and has the 1X boards running crossways on top?
    Benjamin, I noticed you use overlapping...
  8. Re: Greenpeace, and friends, urge pollinator protection language in Farm Bill.

    Anyone care to explain where in the constitution is the "pollinator protection" section, must have missed it.
  9. Thread: epipen

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    Re: epipen

    I think mine were 25 dollars for 2. They have expired but I'm thinking I really don't need it. I got it because a blood test showed I was allergic to bee stings but have never had more than local...
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    Re: Hello from Missouri

    I have a lot of respect for Bob. He's a member of the Boone Regional Beekeepers and I like to here his opinion on things. This year has started off a lot wetter than last year and I'm hoping for a...
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    Re: Hello from Missouri

    I never thought i would see someone in my neck of the woods on here. I'd love to visit with you. My bees are on the way to higbee off of Hwy B.
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    Re: stuff to build or make

    I built the frame jig this winter and it works great. Thanks for posting all the pics.
    Jordan
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    Re: How often do you check production hives?

    Thanks everyone for the replies. I'm still learning so I like to look once a week but I see that I need to move more towards two week intervals or more. It is hard to find time for the bees but it's...
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    How often do you check production hives?

    I was wanting to pick the brain of experienced commercial beekeepers. I'm just starting out, and was wondering how often and how much time you spend on production hive inspections. I would like to...
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    Re: agressive behavior

    I don't mind you asking about my experience. i am new with 2 years experience. But they really do cover me and follow me about 50 yards to my car headbutting me all over my body. Thanks everybody for...
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    Re: agressive behavior

    Astrobee,
    They are so aggressive that it's impossible to do any inspections on that colony. I think i will replace her but i didn't know if her aggressive tendencies would likely be present in her...
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    Re: agressive behavior

    I was going to wait till spring and see what happens. They do cover me pretty good and bombard my veil and suit. I walked away several times and was followed about 100 yards. It's extremely...
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    agressive behavior

    I'm a new beekeeper and have started some queenrearing. My best colony started off friendly and exploded in population. They also made enough honey to be set for the winter. There was a cold snap for...
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    Re: Whats the percentage ?

    I'm a newbee just finishing my second year. It is discouraging with the drought that I didn't get any honey this year either. I'm hooked though, I keep thinking about how many colonies I can add next...
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    Re: What the best Feeder system

    Great good to know. Thanks.
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    Re: What the best Feeder system

    What size holes do you drill in a jar lid or a paint can.
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    Re: MannLake order

    I have placed 3 orders from Mann Lake and they always got here unbelieveably fast. Everything has been good quality. The only problem I have everytime is that something is always wrong or missing....
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    Re: Langstroth: Top Hive Entrances

    Hey guys. This is only my second year beekeeping and I too am tempted with using the Michael Bush patented upper entrances because of the low cost and other described benefits but, I worry about not...
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    Re: Making Your Own Inner Covers

    I was wondering about making inner covers out of 5/8 or 3/4 plywood. I was thinking there must be a reason that the manufactured ones are pretty complex instead of a solid flat piece. It would be way...
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