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  1. Re: Glass or plastic bottles for farmers markets and USPS shipping

    I can see folks at farmer's markets wanting glass over plastic. It's more eco friendly and it looks nicer. As for internet shopping, I imagine plastic weighs a LOT less than glass for internet...
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    Re: To feed or not to feed...

    I had one hive starve last year with half a super still on (I had left it on as an experiment b because their deeps were awfully low going into the winter and I treated for varroa and nocema in the...
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    Re: What To Do With Weak Hive

    So if you stick nurse bees from hive A into a weak hive B with a different queen it won't cause a war between the two different populations?
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    Re: Question on beesuits

    Had to chuckle a little at the irony!! It's sort of like a mobius strip...apitherapy for the panic attacks brought on by the thought of beestings...so maybe the answer is NO SUIT! Hee hee hee!!
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    Re: First Inspection and a Surprise

    Good Lord. I'm awfully glad that bears are the exception and not the norm around where I live. My husband was taken aback enough last year by my interest in bees and has not been thrilled about the...
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    Re: Nuc questions..

    A related (at least I think it is!) question:

    Once you have a laying queen, but it appears that you don't have a lot of nurse bees (I figure I've got 2-3 rows of eyes staring up at me but the...
  7. Re: Kindly vote for me on Huffington Post's Cutest Beekeepers poll!

    Well, that's a unique contest! In some ways I understand where the guy above me is coming from...who cares about how you look, it's about the bees, right? But at the same time it's a way to bring...
  8. Two questions: winter feeding and wax issue

    Hello!

    Fledgling beak just completing my first year here. Have 2 hives in my backyard. Going into the winter both were light on their stores, "right" hive more so than the "left" hive. Decision...
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    Re: Honey Smell From 5' Out

    I just experienced this for the first time last night. Heck, I was ready to dress in a bear suit and rob them, it was simply INTOXICATING!! I wonder if I should check them today though. We've had...
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    Re: bees packing themselves at front entrances

    Inspected first thing this morning. They're all there, they've got room, and they're pulling in pollen (so that wives tale is apparently not true). No supercedure cells. No physical presence of...
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    Re: bees packing themselves at front entrances

    NOOOO, don't tell me that!! That's it, the cover's coming off tomorrow. I'm going to cry if my bees swarm less than two months after I got them.
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    Re: bees packing themselves at front entrances

    Heh....just came on the forum to post the EXACT SAME question! I noticed it tonight at about 8 PM, just before dusk. Same exact thing...bees packing the front entrance. I expected them to beard but...
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    Re: How mad for how long?

    We have two gentle hives of Carnolians that my husband (who was terrified of them when I first started talking about getting bees) can now mow and weed whack around. He doesn't literally do it...
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    Heh. I actually researched this a few weeks ago...

    Heh. I actually researched this a few weeks ago because I wanted to figure out exactly what the phrase "your hive will start to grow exponentially" actually meant as a new beekeeper and other crazy...
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    Our Pekingese/Shih Tzu (I won't even tell you...

    Our Pekingese/Shih Tzu (I won't even tell you what we like to say his breed is :) ) is hopelessly addicted to tennis balls. If you are anywhere in the yard and he is outside, he will run to you,...
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    My town hall told me I could keep bees but I...

    My town hall told me I could keep bees but I needed a food permit to sell honey. I have since been told (not by town officials though) that that is untrue...one more thing I have to research. ...
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    Heh...baffles me too! How could dry milk NOT be...

    Heh...baffles me too! How could dry milk NOT be instant if all you do is add water to it?
  18. The eating thing

    Seriously?? Wow. I always think of them as, well, herbivores...kinda. Nectarvores? Certainly not cannibals. I always feel bad whenever I give my parrot some hard boiled egg...it just smacks of...
  19. Thread: The Sting

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    Boy, some interesting stories in here! :lol: ...

    Boy, some interesting stories in here! :lol:

    I hope that Countryboy and the others that said they got itching in areas not near the sting carry epis just in case. That sounds a bit more ominous...
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    LOL Derek!!! I love it!!! I told the neighbor...

    LOL Derek!!! I love it!!!

    I told the neighbor on one side because it came up, but not the other neighbor. As long as there's no swarm, we should be ok, I think. I have had an interesting...
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    To make you feel EVEN better, my friend and I are...

    To make you feel EVEN better, my friend and I are each keeping a hive of bees in my back yard for the first time. Identical packages and queens from the same distributor, hives maybe 5 feet from...
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    We've had rhododendrons since the 23rd, which is...

    We've had rhododendrons since the 23rd, which is also when the irises started blooming (just a few of them, the large bearded ones).

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    My package bees arrived April 25, and it wasn't...

    My package bees arrived April 25, and it wasn't until my inspection this past Friday that they had more than basically 3 frames full (well, three frames built out, corners of the 4th and 5th on...
  24. Thread: new bee girl

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    What a great story! And familiar...I have a...

    What a great story! And familiar...I have a similar treaty with spiders. I'm 37 and I haven't been bitten, and since I don't intend to raise a spider colony anytime soon, I'll consider the treaty a...
  25. Thread: Drone Cells

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    No worries, PCM...I took the bee school through...

    No worries, PCM...I took the bee school through our local beekeepers' association and have been going to their meetings faithfully. :) I don't think I could do this without some sort of support!
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