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    Re: Honey Bees in Afghanastan Thanks to you!

    Yea, two tours when he was Regular Army, Now one in the National Guard. He is happy to not be infantry this time around and enjoys the new mission style. But, he is tired

    I had 3 of SW. Asia. I...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Swarm 1- May 10th, unknown source, about 2 lbs of bees in tree. 2 miles North of Adams Nebraska. (Secured swarm and placed in TBH.

    Swarm 2- June 13th, watched swarm cloud form above my hives....
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    Honey Bees in Afghanastan Thanks to you!

    Hello,
    I have not posted here in 3-4 years. About 5-6 years ago I started in Natural, Organic beekeeping. At that time I picked this website apart trying to learn as much as possable. I have to...
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    10th year FF/Medic Lincoln Nebraska 1st year...

    10th year FF/Medic Lincoln Nebraska
    1st year with bees.
  5. Thread: biodiesel

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    If you can get ahold of the Vanity Fair "green...

    If you can get ahold of the Vanity Fair "green issue" (April or May 06 issue) They explain why the government has done nothing.
    How could you expect a President (Vice-President as well) who has...
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    Sounds like its time for your elected offical to...

    Sounds like its time for your elected offical to get involved.
    Personally at this point since it seems like your getting jacked around over minor details, I would go to the next city or county...
  7. Thread: When to split

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    I dont care about honey production this year....

    I dont care about honey production this year. Personally I am more interested in wax production.

    Yes they are package bees.

    Drawn comb, using no foundation..top bars only.

    4 hives would be...
  8. Thread: When to split

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    Currently I have 2 hives. One TBH and one Lang....

    Currently I have 2 hives. One TBH and one Lang. Both are new as of 3 weeks ago. Both hives where just given top bars and allowed to draw their own comb.
    For the first week the Lang appeared to be...
  9. Thread: dissappointed

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    Tis ok, I am not giving up. Looked in the Lang...

    Tis ok, I am not giving up. Looked in the Lang and its booming.
    So, I got 1 Lang and 1 TBH, both appear stronger then when I shook them in. So, I belive that the bees from the dying colonies...
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    Not a doctor but have read a lot on diabetes. I...

    Not a doctor but have read a lot on diabetes. I think the book "The Zone" discribes how the body breaks down simple and complex sugars is the best. Yea, its a weight loss book, but it breaks it down...
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    No, no double corks. I checked the hole cause I...

    No, no double corks. I checked the hole cause I was kinda shocked not to see a plug. I dont think I could tell between biting and feeding at this point but each cage had a small cluster on it.

    I...
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    Never raised bees before and last fall began...

    Never raised bees before and last fall began studying. Did everything as it was suggested to do. looked around for bee supplyers and ordered 4 packages from a reputable seller who will remaine...
  13. Thread: Solar Energy

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    What is the lifespan of a solar panel?

    What is the lifespan of a solar panel?
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    I agree with everyone on the eggs. If your guinea...

    I agree with everyone on the eggs. If your guinea is free range they tend to find a secluded spot to make a nest. They will drop eggs in it as fast as possable and when they (a whole flock) gets a...
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    OK, I had 5 pages written on this and my computer...

    OK, I had 5 pages written on this and my computer dumped it. So, I will make it brief and summarize what everyone has already said.
    Yes, in almost all (except in extremely rare cases which make it...
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    Hello, I have to tell this story. Last fall...

    Hello,
    I have to tell this story. Last fall decided to raise bees, had no clue what I was going to do. Read everything I could get my hands on then found this website. I got a lot of differant...
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    You could in theory thru distillation. You would...

    You could in theory thru distillation. You would need a still which might be illegal in your area.
    First, make the mead according to whatever receipe you wish. After it's done and ready to drink...
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    For those of us who dont have Ph Paper what are...

    For those of us who dont have Ph Paper what are the doses of Vit. C? I am going to mix up some syrup shortly and would like to give it a try. I am guessing it would take a moderate amount to get...
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    I was guessing with 1/2 inch. 3/8 inch it is....

    I was guessing with 1/2 inch.
    3/8 inch it is. thank you very much.
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    I just finished making my first TBH this evening...

    I just finished making my first TBH this evening and have one quick question I am having trouble figuring out.
    Ripped all the top bars down to 1-3/8" no problem. However, I read somewhere but now...
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    we bought a cornstove this fall, with corn prices...

    we bought a cornstove this fall, with corn prices at 1.50 a bushel its the best investment we ever made!! (I will be buying at 3 nucs in the spring)
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    I did see a documentary on The History Channel...

    I did see a documentary on The History Channel about the Roman Empire, in which they used honey for the reasons Aspera mentioned. Also used surgical tools and staples (to close wounds) as it is...
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    You guys could have said that 10 posts ago and...

    You guys could have said that 10 posts ago and saved me a lot of typing...lol

    Getting off the subject a little, is letting the comb drain as best it can almost as good as using an extractor, if...
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    I am guessing it could get quite hot. mass vs btu...

    I am guessing it could get quite hot. mass vs btu inpingment..blah blah.
    beeswax has a Sp Gravity of .95 (less than water) so it should, in theory (i dunno this for sure) heat and cool faster then...
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    Water in the wax is interesting. I bet its...

    Water in the wax is interesting. I bet its simmular to cooking bacon, it pops and sizzles because the grease (oils) heat up past 212 and the water quickly vaporizes.

    I still think a novel idea is...
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