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    Re: Newbie Equipment/Hive Question

    A local beekeepers club and a state club are great sources of info. There is also a suppliers area on Beesource which may have responses about particular suppliers. Your first need is...
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    Re: How long do most newbies stay with beekeeping?

    thanks, Michael Bush, for the reminder from Jay Smith that unrealistic expectations are not only a 21st century phenomenon.
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    Re: How long do most newbies stay with beekeeping?

    A new hobby beekeeper can have several hives and a years learning experiences for less money than a week at the beach. Both the beachgoer and the new beekeeper bears responsibility for how to spend...
  4. Thread: Beekeeper Smell

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    Re: Beekeeper Smell

    The bees will be your guide. They have a precise feedback system.
    For starters, do not smell like a bear, skunk, raccoon, mouse, flower, or gas can. When they sting gloves or your suit they mark...
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    Re: 8 frame deeps and supers

    One other small suggestion -- I inherited about 10 frame boxes but switched to 8 frame quickly. I use that "left over" 10 frame equipment for swarm traps. One deep or two shallows (with hive...
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    Re: Hunter Apiaries Pulaski, Va

    http://hunterapiaries.com/


    Beepro -- thanks. That should be within my skill set. It worked this time, but I used the "link" button above.
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    Re: bee keeping in medium boxes

    lovely pattern. while we are in the midst of cold and snow, it is good to see lovely pictures of bees and brood and even honey flowing out of a tap.

    we have visited Morro Bay twice and think it...
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    Re: Man's only beehive stolen from yard in VA.

    Since they have a description of suspects and vehicle let's hope they catch these two and give them some justice.
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    Re: Hunter Apiaries Pulaski, Va

    His stock is hygienic and I think he runs treatment free. I haven't looked closely enough to observe bee-bitten-mites but haven't seen 3 day drop counts anywhere near 30 in hives headed by his...
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    Re: Newbee in central VA

    Welcome. Where are you getting bees?
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    Re: Hunter Apiaries Pulaski, Va

    excellent queens. It would be good to get together with your neighbors to boost the neighborhood stock.
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    Re: Mann Lake 5-frame nucs

    in case someone misunderstood -- that is for nuc supers/bodies not including bottom board or top. They are noticeably narrower than Mann lake but you can mix them up acceptably.
  13. Thread: Moving

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    Re: Moving

    simplify your move. Sell these, order local nucs for new locale. Avoid needing any bee-inspections due to movement.
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    Re: Sorry for the Stupid Question

    You ought to consider Mark's comment about experience. Can you let a bee buzz your head without becoming a distracted driver or swatting at her? Can you take a sting in the unlikely event it...
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    Re: Sorry for the Stupid Question

    If in the vehicle, you can get a net to put around them which might give you an extra layer of comfort -- Brushy Mountain (and probably many others) have it. No matter what you do, have your suit,...
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    Re: Feeding shim thickness

    Do you have any SHB issues? (I would guess not during feeding season given the picture and great results.)
  17. Re: Oxalic Acid ... soon approved for use in beehives

    Mathesonequip, I was trying to be funny--as I think you detected. ...although I wouldn't be surprised...
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    Re: hives on someone else's property?

    he wants you to do the investing, and him to keep the reward. Do you?
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    Re: Bring My Own Boxes?

    the advantage I see of transferring the nuc into buyer's equipment is the inspection and education opportunity for the newbee: "see there's the brood, there's the queen, there are some eggs, see...
  20. Thread: frozen honey

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    Re: frozen honey

    in freezer is fine. I put mine in Individual freezer bags so I could take out a few and let them thaw (with the bag as a moisture barrier. I found it takes really careful handling (while taking out...
  21. Thread: Cypress Hives

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    Re: Cypress Hives

    This question is probably also repetitive...What sort of "non-paint" is good and durable on cypress woodenware?
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    Re: Musings on Beekeeping Development Projects

    Yes, thanks for sharing these thoughts.
    Some of your observations are equally applicable when teaching more affluent potential beekeepers.
    I heartily affirm your core statement that beekeeping is a...
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    Re: what is a 10 frame slotted rack for

    some of us should learn to count.
  24. Thread: 8 frame hives

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    Re: 8 frame hives

    There are more companies selling more "things" for 10 frame than 8. So like Paulemar said, you may need to look longer for some pieces of 8 frame equipment. It is handy if you have someone or a...
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    I would think that for beginning hobbyists, a pre-measured amount to mix, or even pre-mixed syrup, to use with a dribble syringe or similar tool would be useful and highly profitable. Maybe offer a...
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