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  1. I'm familiar with the plant... I grew up in...

    I'm familiar with the plant... I grew up in Natural Bridge, VA and it was seen frequently. I do not, however, know about its flavor in honey...
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    what's the contact info for McCary? What's the...

    what's the contact info for McCary? What's the best time to get packages anywho? Feb? Mar?
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    Hello all! I was wondering who would be a good...

    Hello all!

    I was wondering who would be a good source for cordovan italians in the GA area... any ideas? also, when is usually the cutoff for ordering package bees for the next season?
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    I was lucky enough to find, or rather, they found...

    I was lucky enough to find, or rather, they found me, 3 yellow jacket nests while mowing my grass yesterday.

    WHile I don't have my hives yet, I was wondering how well bees fight off...
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    Quote: These people are known a Vegans. They are...

    Quote: These people are known a Vegans. They are the extreme left wingers of the PETA crowd. I stumbled across this article during a web search and at first thought the guy had a sick sense of humor...
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    One of the major reasons that stings seem to be...

    One of the major reasons that stings seem to be more severe after taking ibuprofin, is that, if I'm not mistaken, the drug dialates your blood vessels, allowing more blood flow. This would cause the...
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    Just wondering what results people have gotten...

    Just wondering what results people have gotten using those molded plastic frame/foundation pieces... obviously, it won't rot over time, but do the bees take to them well?
  8. Thread: Bee breeds?

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    good points. I may look into putting up two...

    good points. I may look into putting up two hives then...
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    WHat's the advantage of starting with two hives...

    WHat's the advantage of starting with two hives as opposed to starting with one and setting up a second for the first swarm?

    [This message has been edited by hearthfire (edited June 30, 2003).]
  10. Thread: Bee breeds?

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    I've been doing some reading on caucasians, and...

    I've been doing some reading on caucasians, and have heard that they make a lot of propolis. Is that hard to deal with? Also looking at cordovans, I'm reading that they are of the italian race,...
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    My thanks for all your replies! I think I'll...

    My thanks for all your replies! I think I'll start reading up on Cordovans and caucasions. As nice as the hybrids sound, I really don't want the personality change thing... the last thing I need...
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    Hi All! I'm going to be setting up a hive in...

    Hi All!

    I'm going to be setting up a hive in the spring, and wanted to get some suggestions on what type of bees to get. I've been looking at midnights and buckfasts. I've heard though, that...
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