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    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

    Is there anyone in the Chicago area that can lend a hand to the beekeepers at the Nature Museum in Chicago? I would be there to help if I lived closer. They have an exhibit on honey bees with two...
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    Re: Bee removal/cut out

    It was a lot of fun!! Poor Mark got the most stings.
    I think he stopped counting after 20.
    Via crush and strain it looks like we have 2 1/2 gallons
    of honey.:D
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    Re: Bee-Quick or BeeGo

    [QUOTE=beedeetee;465147]For beekeepers with a small number of hives, Bee Quick works just fine. It takes 3-5 minutes to clear a super. I have used Honey Robber -cherry scented vomit that lingers on...
  4. Re: Any suggestions for storing basswood for the winter?

    Roland- I was afraid that might be one of the options... It was my first attempt so I guess you learn from experience.

    Ed- I'm gonna check my parents freezer to see if it will fit if the capping...
  5. Any suggestions for storing basswood for the winter?

    My bees only capped half of my basswood comb honey.
    How should I store it for the winter? Am I able to put it back on
    next spring/summer for them to finish the job?
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    Re: Hello-from Indiana

    Hi Ed!
    Thanks!:)
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    Re: Hello-from Indiana

    Thanks everyone!
    Yes, the bees are in NW Indiana, near Hebron/Crown Point.
    I was just checking out Micheal Bush's site the other night.
    It does have a lot of good info.

    I didn't know the...
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    Hello-from Indiana

    Hello-
    I'm a 3rd year beekeeper from Evanston, IL.
    But, my girls live at my parents farm in Indiana.
    I've got 3 hives and hope to start a couple more next year.

    I'm interested in organic...
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    Re: Bees Unable to Fly

    If you use the menthol the temperature must be in the correct range.
    It must be between 80 - 85F for them to work properly.


    http://msucares.com/pubs/publications/p1753.htm

    "Menthol is a...
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    Re: Covered in Pumpkin Pollen

    These are amazing!! Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Bees Unable to Fly

    Definitely sounds like tracheal mites.
    I'd use some grease patties to get rid of them!
    The bees will likely die over winter without a treatment.
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